All Oceanic League of Legends rosters have been submitted on the eve of LCO 2022 Split Two’s opening matchday, with seven of the Australia league’s eight teams making changes ahead of the second season of the year.
Just Pentanet.GG have stuck to their Split One lineup, preferring to keep their synergy strong rather than be sucked into the mini LCO reshuffle between seasons.
Dire Wolves, who ran fifth in Split One, have made the biggest changes, though some were simply unavoidable. The Wolfpack lost jungler Jeong “Goodo” Min-jae to ORDER after the MSI representatives themselves were stripped of their MVP playmaker Shane “Kevy” Allen—the Aussie star was acquired by CLG Academy.
The org replaced him with coach-come-player Kim “Poltron” Nicholls and promoted Alvin “Dante” Wong and Drekani “Bulldog” Akuhata to starters at the same time. Bot lane duo Frosts and Shinki were released by the org.
Several orgs in the race for the Split Two title shuffled things too.
The biggest move of the offseason came at PEACE: the 2021 champs re-acquired star AD carry Vincent “Violet” Wong after his stint with the Golden Guardians in the LCS system and paired him with role-swapped support Vincent “Gunkrab” Lin. Chayon and Beats made way and were moved to the bench.
And in a bold swap, the Chiefs chose to ship off All-Pro support Dragon “Dragku” Guo (now listed as a sub, but bootcamping in Korea) and add ex-PEACE star Ryan “Aladoric” Richardson following their grand final loss.
Here are all the LCO 2022 Split Two roster changes.
Chiefs Esports Club
- Ins: Aladoric (support), Babip (coach)
- Outs: Dragku (benched), Cuden (released)
- Retained: Topoon, Arthur, Tally, Raes
- Ins: Poltron (jungle), Siuman (mid), ShardBlade (substitute)
- Outs: Goodo (to ORDER), Kyose, Frosts, Shinki (released)
- Retained: Zorenous, Dante, Bulldog
- Ins: Llenia (jungle)
- Outs: Azus, Akano (released)
- Ins: N/A
- Outs: Only, Chungy (released)
- Retained: Lived, Fighto, Leemas, Lionel, Styled
- Roleswaps: Leemas to supp, Lionel to jungle
- Ins: Papryze (top), Ali G (support), Mikru (subsitute)
- Outs: Rocco521 (released)
- Retained: Tronthepom, Meifan, Reufury, Voice
- Ins: Goodo (jungle)
- Outs: Kevy (to Counter Logic Gaming)
- Retained: BioPanther, Kisee, Puma, Corporal
- Ins: Violet (ADC), Gunkrab (support)
- Outs: Chayon, Beats (benched)
- Retained: Thien, LeeSA, Apii
- Ins: N/A
- Outs: N/A
- Retained: Winterer, BalKhan, Yuri, Praedyth, Rogue
LCO 2022 Split Two begins tonight, June 6. ORDER will begin proceedings against Split One wooden spooners Gravitas from 6pm AEST at www.twitch.tv/lco.