The offseason for League Of Legends sees pros vie for coveted starter spots on various teams. Some are in the process of becoming finalised, until teams officially announce new additions. The first day kicked off earlier this week, but even more additions are unravelling as we type.
Below is a breakdown of the teams, players, and possibly coaches making moves across the LCS and LEC, along with already-confirmed free agents for 2020. Updated information will 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.
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.
It's rumoured Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou will join the team after a forced absence due to mandatory military service. It’s also claimed top laner Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu will also renew his contract.
Thank you @IgNarLoL & @Tricklol12 for being such a fantastic part of our 2019 journey. You will be very much missed.— Schalke 04 Esports (@S04Esports) November 20, 2019
We wish you all the best for next year💙
To end this sad news good.
Happy birthday Ignar, enjoy your day with your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/dwx8OZa9a2
Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan will be continuing his stay with a two-year extension. Steven “Hans Sama” Liv has moved over from Misfits.
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.
100 Thieves sign former OpTic Gaming/Immortals jungler Meteos for the starting roster.
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.
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.
Fresh off of a Worlds top 16 appearance in his rookie year - Support player Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme joins the Cloud9 League of Legends in the 2020 offseason!— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) November 19, 2019
Welcome to the #C9Fam, @Vulcanlol! #C9WINpic.twitter.com/zemwMe9RQM
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, confirming his departure.
Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has confirmed he’ll be move from Cloud9 to Evil Geniuses.
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.
COUNTER LOGIC GAMING
Former Team SoloMid coach Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo will be new head coach.
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.
Gu “imp” Seung-bin has announced he’s retiring from the game.
Keep checking back for more updates on the rosters and team switches.