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All 2023 LEC & LCS Roster Reports, Rumours, and Confirmations

By Naman Alok | Dec 14, 2022 | 7 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The idea that players and teams rest and reset following Worlds in preparation for the upcoming important season is a frequent one. In contrast, during the summer, players and organisations scramble to find the best match and make roster changes public. The League of Legends offseason has already begun in all territories and is well into the free-agent announcement dates. The number of rumours and claims that have already surfaced is hardly surprising. Let’s examine the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) and League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) rosters as they now stand for 2023 and analyse news, speculations, and official confirmations. Interestingly, Riot Games said last month that the LEC would now encompass nations from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and that it has decided to broaden the scope of the LEC esports ecosystem beginning next year (EMEA). The Global Contract Database of Riot Games was used for the article’s contract dates (GCD). Investigative journalists such as Brieuc “LEC Wooloo” Seeger, Marián “Eros” Stoica, and Alejandro “anonimotum” Gomis all cited the same sources while reporting on probable roster changes. All 2023 LEC & LCS Roster Reports, Rumours, and Confirmations

LEC 2023 teams:

KOI

• Rogue and KOI, two European esports companies, formally merged on October 7 and declared they would participate in the LEC in 2023.

• 28th October: According to reports, top-laner Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu will leave Rogue and top-laner Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen and Rogue/KOI are nearing an agreement.

The sole news regarding KOI is the rumoured departure of Odoamne, as the squad has yet to confirm their whole roster for LEC 2023.

The current KOI team for 2023 is as follows:

• Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen, top (Reported)

• Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong, the jungle (Under contract till 2023)

• Emil “Larssen” Larsson, middle (Under contract till 2023)

• Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos is an attack damage carrier (ADC) (Under contract till 2024)

• Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus, as backup (Under contract till 2023)

G2 Esports 

• After five years with G2 Esports, jungle Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski confirmed his departure on October 22.

• Star ADC Steven “Hans sama” Liv is reportedly on the verge of joining G2 Esports as of October 31.

• On November 2, it was announced that Raphael “Targamas” Crabbé will be replaced by support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle.

• On November 6, it is rumoured that Jankos will be replaced by jungle Martin “Yike” Sundelin.

• 9th November: After parting relations with G2 Esports, ADC Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa announced that he would not be beginning in the LEC in 2019.

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Here is G2 Esports’ lineup for 2019, which includes players that are still under contract with the company but have not yet finalised their squad for 2023.

• Sergen “Broken Blade” Celik, top (Under contract till 2024)

• Martin “Yike” Sundelin, the jungle (Reported)

• Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther, midfield (Contingent until 2025)

• Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, ADC (Reported)

• Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle’s support (Reported)

Fnatic

• On November 4, it was announced that Rben “Rhuckz” Barbosa would take Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov’s place as Fnatic’s LEC support player for the upcoming season.

• The team is reportedly welcoming back star player and former Fnatic ADC Martin “Rekkles” Larsson on November 8.

• Elias “Upset” Lipp, an ADC player, acknowledged on November 9 that he had been unable to assemble a squad for the 2023 season.

• On November 25, Fnatic announced that it had ended its nearly five-year relationship with Hyllisang.

The 2023 squad has not yet been confirmed by Fnatic, but this is how it presently seems on paper:

• Martin Nordahl “Wunder” Hansen, at the top (Contingent until 2024)

• Iván Martn “Razork” Dáz, jungle (Under contract till 2024)

• Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, middle (Under contract till 2024)

• ADC: Rekkles Larsson, Martin (Reported)

• Rben “Rhuckz” Barbosa, support (Reported)

MAD Lions

• On November 22 and 23, William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen, Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser, and rfan Berk “Armut” Tükek left MAD Lions.

• On November 24 and 25, MAD Lions announced the signing of Hylissang, Matyá “Carzzy” Orság, and Kim “Chasy” Dong-hyeon (top).

The MAD Lions have announced their 2023 LEC lineup:

• Kim “Chasy” Dong-hyeon, top

• Javier “Eyloya” Prades Batalla, the jungle 

• Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer, middle

• Matyá “Carzzy” Orság, AD carrier

• Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov, support

Team Heretics

• 28th July: Team Heretics from Spain purchased Misfits Gaming’s LEC slot.

• 29th October: Mertai “Mersa” Sari is reportedly joining Heretics as support.

• November 2: According to Blix.gg, Lee “Ruby” Sol-min has verbally agreed to join Heretics as their mid-laner for 2023.

• Shunsuke “Evi” Murase, a top-tier Japanese player, is reportedly joining Heretics for the 2023 season.

• 15 November: According to reports, Jankos, a jungle, will be joining the squad in 2023.

• On November 17, Team Heretics appointed Jakob “Jackspektra” Gullvag as their bot-laner for 2023.

• On December 11th, Team Heretics announced their complete 2023 roster, which included Mersa, Evi, Jankos, Ruby, and Jackspektra.

Here are the reported players for the Heretics’ LEC team in 2023:

• Evi Murase, Shunsuke (Reported)

• Jungle: Jankowski, Marcin (Reported)

• Ruby Lee Sol-min, in the middle (Reported)

• Jackspektra Gullvag Kepple, ADC (Confirmed)

• Support: Mertai “Mersa” Sari (Reported)

EXCEL

• On November 3rd, Odoamne apparently verbally agreed to join Team Excel for the upcoming season and will take the place of Finn “Finn” Wiestl.

• 4th November: According to reports, jungle Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir and the group have verbally agreed.

• Support Targamas is expected to join the team in 2023, as of November 8th.

• 8th November: According to reports, mid-laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié will take Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm’s place.

• EXCEL announces the departure of Finn (top), Mark “Markoon” van Woensel (jungle), and Mikyx between November 9 and November 21. (Support)

• 19th November: EXCEL declares that ADC Patrik “Patrik” Jr. will remain with the company till 2023.

• EXCEL confirmed its 2023 roster on December 12.

SK Gaming

• The 19th of October: Joel According to rumours, Miro Scharoll will be SK Gaming’s top-laner in 2023.

• 6th November: According to Blix. gg, experienced jungle Erberk “Gilius” Demir will be replaced by jungle Markoon for the 2023 season.

• 8th November: According to reports, bot-laner Thomas “Exakick” Foucou will represent SK Gaming in the LEC in 2019.

• Mads “Doss” Schwartz is reportedly the support for SK Gaming in 2023 as of November 9.

• On November 15, supporter Erik “Treatz” Wessén announced that he would not be participating in the LEC in 2019.

Potential 2023 roster for SK Gaming:

• Joel “Irrelevant” Scharoll, at the top (Reported)

• Mark “Markoon” van Woense in the jungle (Reported)

• Daniel “Sertuss” Gamani, middle (Under contract till 2023)

• Thomas “Exakick” Foucou, AD (Reported)

• Mads “Doss” Schwartz, support (Reported)

Team Vitality

• Apparently joining Vitality for 2023 are Kaiser (support), Mat “Neon” Jakubk (ADC), and Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-tae (top).

• 15 November: Jungler Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo may be preferred by Team Vitality over Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek.

• On November 24, Team Vitality made the announcement that it was firing Carzzy (ADC), Barney “Alphari” Morris (top), Kang “Haru” Min-seung (jungle), and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis (support).

2023 Team Vitality:

• Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-tae, top (Reported)

• Zhou “Bo” Yangbo, the jungle (Under contract till 2023)

• Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek in the jungle (Under contract till 2024)

• Luka “Perkz” Perkovi, middle (Under contract till 2024)

• Mat “Neon” Jakubk, AD carrier (Reported)

• Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser’s support (Reported)

Team BDS

• Adam “Adam” Maanane, top (Reported)

• Théo “Sheo” Borile, jungle (Reported)

• Ilias “NUCLEARINT” Bizriken, middle (Contingent until 2024)

• Ju “Crownie” Marui, AD carry (Reported)

• Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis, support (Reported)

Astralis

Astralis has formally announced its 2023 LEC squad. It goes like this:

• Finn “Finn” Wiest, top

• Doukan “113” Balc in the jungle

• Oliver “Dajor” Ryppa, middle

• Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, AD carrier

• Support: Jeong Hoon Lee Jeong-hoon

The following are the rosters for each of the ten LEC 2023 teams:

(In the table, reported but unconfirmed roster changes are indicated by an asterisk.)

TEAMTOPJUNGLEMIDADCSUPPORT
KOISzygenda *MalrangLarssenCompTrymbi
G2 EsportsBroken BladeYike *CapsHans Sama *Mikyx *
FnaticWunderRazorkHumanoidRekkles *Rhuckz *
MAD LionsChasyElyoyaNisqyCarzzyHylissang
HereticsEviJankosRubyJackspektraMersa
EXCELOdoamneXerxeVetheoPatrikTargamas
SK GamingIrrelevant *Markoon*SertussExakick *Doss *
VitalityPhoton *Bo/SelfmadePerkzNeon *Kaiser *
Team BDSAdam *Sheo *NUCLEARINTCrownie *Labrov *
AstralisFinn113DajorKobbeJeonghoon

The whole LCS 2023 roster

Cloud9

A roster for Cloud9’s LCS 2023 has been announced.

• Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami, top

• Robert “Blaber” Huang in the jungle

• Dimitri “Diplex” Ponomarev, middle

• Kim “Berserker” as ADC Min-cheoi

• Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, as support

Team Liquid

Team Liquid has announced its lineup for 2023:

• The “Summit” Park Woo-tae

• Jungle: “Pyosik” Hong Chang-hyeon

• Harry “Haeri” Kang, middle

• Sean “Yeon” Sung, ADC

• Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, support

Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)

The same roster will be used by CLG in 2023:

• Niship “Dhokla” Doshi, top

• Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia, the jungle

• Cristian “Palafox” middle Palafox

• Fatih “Luger” Güven, ADC

• Phillipe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere, as support

Team SoloMid (TSM)

The following is the confirmed TSM roster for 2023:

• Colin “Solo” Earnest, top

• Lee “Bugi” Seong-yeop, the jungle

• Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang, middle

• Toan “Neo” Trn, ADC

• Jonathan “Chime” Pomponio, as support

Golden Guardians

The LCS roster for the Golden Guardians in 2023 is official:

• Eric “Licorice” Ritchie, top

• Kim “River” Dong-woo in the jungle

• Kim “Gori” Tae-woo, middle

• Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes, ADC

• Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, support

Evil Geniuses

The following list represents the confirmed 2023 LCS Evil Geniuses roster:

• Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, top

• Kacper “Inspired” Soma in the jungle.

• Joseph “Jojopyun” Pyun, middle

• Victor “FBI” Huang, ADC

• Phillipe “Vulcan” Laflamme, as backup

FlyQuest

The 2023 FlyQuest cast is as follows:

• Jeong “Impact” Eon-young, top (Reported)

• Mingyi “Spica” Lu, the jungle (Reported)

• Lee “VicLa,” middle Dae-kwang (Confirmed) (Confirmed)

• Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan, ADC (Confirmed)

• Bill “Eyla” Nguyen’s backing (Confirmed)

On December 9th, FlyQuest announced the release of its 2022 roster and the addition of support Bill “Eyla” Nguyen.

Dignitas

• Top: Armut Tükek rfan Berk (Reported)

• Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, jungle (Reported)

• Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, middle (Reported)

• ADC: Trevor Kerr-Taylor R. “Spawn” (Under contract till 2023)

• Lee “IgNar” Dong-assistance geun’s (Reported)

Immortals

• Muhammad “Revenge” Kaddoura R. (Under contract till 2024)

• S. Kenneth “Kenvi” Espinoza R. (Under contract till 2024)

• Nicholas Antonio “Ablazeolive” Abbott in the middle (Confirmed)

• Edward “Tactical” Ra, ADC (Confirmed)

• support: Kadir “Fleshy” Kemiksiz (Confirmed)

100 Thieves

• In the lead: Milan “Tenacity” Oleksij

• Can “Closer” elik R., the jungle

• S. “Bjergsen” in the middle Bjerg

• Yiliang “Peter” “Doublelift” Peng is the ADC.

• Alan “Busio” Cwalina’s support

Initially merely rumoured, this roster was officially announced by 100 Thieves on December 9th via social media.

The following are the rosters for each of the ten LCS 2023 teams:

(In the table, reported but unconfirmed roster changes are indicated by an asterisk.)

TEAMTOPJUNGLEMIDADCSUPPORT
Cloud9FudgeBlaberDiplexBerserkerZven
Team LiquidSummitPyosikHaeriYeonCoreJJ
CLGDhoklaContractzPalafoxLugerPoome
TSMSoloBugiMapleNeoChime
Golden GuardiansLicoriceRiverGoriStixxayhuhi
Evil GeniusesSsumdayInspiredJojopyunFBIVulcan
FlyQuestImpact *Spica *VicLaPrinceEyla
DignitasArmut *Santorin *Jensen *SpawnigNar *
ImmortalsRevengeKenviAblazeoliveTacticalFleshy
100 ThievesTenacityCloserBjergsenDoubleliftBusio

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