The offseason for League of Legends is guaranteed to see pros will vie for coveted starter spots on various teams; some new, some old. Free Agency day has seen some deals began as rumors, and others are in the process of becoming finalized. A lot of players have taken to Twitter, announcing that they are now free agents and today is the first official day where those players will hope to acquire new teams and those same teams will be looking for top talent to pad their rosters.
Below is a breakdown of the teams, players, and possibly coaches that will be making their moves today for both the LCS and the LEC as well as already-confirmed free agents for 2020. Updated information will also be added for the following few days:
Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez, formerly support on Origen, as well as previous history on TSM and G2 Esports, will be finalizing terms to move to coach. Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek from SK Gaming will be moving to the team as their new jungler.
G2 has allowed me to explore options with contract ending in the upcoming days,— Hampus Abrahamsson (@promisqxd) November 13, 2019
DMs are open and im looking for a team for 2020.
On that note, id also like to thank them for the time i spent with the team in 2019 and for the fans, you were great and mem(e)orable ❤️😊
It's time to say goodbye to the best Sion in the West.— G2 Esports (@G2esports) November 19, 2019
Thank you @thebausffs for your time in the #G2ARMY. Good luck in your future projects. 💪 pic.twitter.com/E52saLCrTN
Tore “Norskeren” Hoel Eilertsen, formerly of Splyce and FC Schalke 04, will become their new support. Patrik “Patrik” Jírů from Origen will be their AD Carry.
Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan will be continuing his stay with a two-year extension. Steven “Hans Sama” Liv has moved over from Misfits.
Our @LEC roster for 2020:— Rogue (@Rogue) November 19, 2019
TOP LANE - @Blomster_Finn
JUNGLE - @Inspired_jng
MID LANE - @Larssen00
BOT LANE - @HanssamaLoL
SUPPORT - @Vanderlol
Please follow them! Time to #GoRogue in #LEC!
Iván “Razork” Martin and Petr “denyk” Haramach will be coming over from Vodafone Giants.Spain as jungler and support, respectively.
Hey guys, still under contract but i've been allowed to explore opportunities for 2020!— Mads Schwartz (@Doss_lol) November 18, 2019
Mainly looking towards EU/NA, but i'm open minded
Help me with those retweets! ♥️
🚨 LEC UPDATE 🚨— Misfits Gaming (@MisfitsGG) November 19, 2019
We've found our captain for 2020. Give a warm welcome @jandrofvp as our Head Coach!
Jandro worked under Luis ‘Deilor’ Sevilla, who previously coached Fnatic through their 18-0 split in 2015.
Acquired three new team members in Elias “Upset” Lipp from FC Schalke 04, Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir from Splyce, and Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw from Mammoth.
Phase 1 in our plan to dominate the LCS has officially been set into motion (pending league approval).— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) November 19, 2019
Welcome to the dark side, @C9Svenskeren. #LIVEEVILpic.twitter.com/Xb5cTCYEdM
Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer will be moving from Cloud9 Academy to a starting spot with his new team, replacing Henrik “Froggen” Hansen. From this, GGS has moved their Academy player Cristian “Palafox” Palafox to Cloud 9 Academy.
The team has paid $1.5 million to acquire Phillippe “Vulcan” Laflamme from Dignitas. They are currently finalizing negotiations with TSM to move Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen to their ADC spot. Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi has since spoken out on stream saying he didn't want to fight for his spot if he was not wanted on the team.
The team has made a trade of supports with Counter Logic Gaming, moving Andy “Smoothie” Ta to CLG while taking back previous support Vincent “Biofrost” Wang. They have also gotten Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup from Splyce.
Tommy “ry0ma” Le will be coming over from Bombers in the OCE. There is no word yet on if he will be on the starting roster.
Former OpTic Gaming/Immortals jungler Williams "Meteos" Hartman has also signed for the starting roster.
Welcome back @MeteosLoL pic.twitter.com/sV5lzccJJy— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) November 20, 2019
Latest: Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun will be moving across the pond from FC Schalke 04 to the NA team, with both teams finalizing negotiations.
For the first time ever since I started progamer, I became a FA for 2020. Looking for a team worldwide. Contact: [email protected]— Kim "Wadid" Baein (@WadidXD) November 9, 2019
Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen, formerly on TSM Academy, will now be on Dignitas’ Academy roster. Johnsun was bought out by Cloud9 to finalize the deal with Vulcan. The team also agreed to keep Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon for a two-year extension for 2.3 million.
Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen is moving over from Fnatic to be the team’s starting Jungler.
The returning NA team is finalizing agreements to grab Jake “Xmithie” Puchero from Team Liquid. The team has declined to comment.
You stole Barons and stole our hearts.— Team Liquid LoL (@TeamLiquidLoL) November 19, 2019
Thank you @Xmithie for being part of our rebirth and our historic #LCS run. pic.twitter.com/q7cljOUgvq
This marks the end of first day of Free Agency, it is certainly not the last as more updates and roster changes will be coming through as the year winds down.
With certain roster changes such as the Broxah and Xmithie switch or Zven replacing Sneaky, the rest of this off season is definitely news to look out for.