A lot of roster changes have been made throughout the competitive League of Legends community—and the NA LCS is no exception.
Following last year’s franchising process, NA LCS fans are well aware of which organizations will be in the league moving forward. But the same can’t be said for the players on specific teams.
Most teams in the NA LCS have chosen to shake up their lineups heading into 2019. Here are all of the confirmed roster changes so far in the NA LCS prior to the start of the upcoming season.
100 Thieves is the first organization to officially finalize its roster for 2019. 100T will be represented by Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, Andy “AnDa” Hoang, Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, and Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black. Former 100T mid laner Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook will now serve as the team’s assistant coach.
So far this offseason, TSM has signed former Cloud9 and Echo Fox support Andy “Smoothie” Ta, while jungler Mike Yeung left the organization. In addition, Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik will replace Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell as TSM’s starting top laner. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen also tweeted that he’ll be playing for TSM in 2019.
Clutch Gaming has confirmed the transfer of top laner Colin “Solo” Earnest, ADC Apollo Price, and support Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent to Echo Fox. The organization also announced the departure of Smoothie, who’s now on TSM. In addition, Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae, Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun, and Samson “Lourlo” Jackson have joined Echo Fox for the 2019 season.
FlyQuest hasn’t announced any roster moves yet. The team has reportedly acquired mid laner Eugene “Pobelter” Park, however.
CLG acquired former OpTic Gaming mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage to replace Huhi.
Following the departure of PowerOfEvil, OpTic announced the addition of former world champion mid laner Lee “Crown” Min-ho. OpTic also signed junglers William “Meteos” Hartman and Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett. In addition, the team re-signed Niship “Dhokla” Doshi, Terry “BIG” Chuong, and Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon.
Mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten has left Clutch Gaming to join Misfits. Clutch has confirmed the signings of Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo, Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin, and Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme. The team is also reportedly set to acquire Tanner Damonte.
This article will be updated as more roster changes are confirmed.