Originally published at: LCK Off-Season Roster Changes for 2022 - Esports One
For the first time, it seems that the LCK teams are willing to shell out the big bucks to not only keep their stars from leaving, but also bring them back home. From the rumors circulating around, it seems like the LCK is shaping up to be stronger than ever. The majority of teams fielding a roster that can compete for a Worlds spot, at the very least.
This article will be updated daily with every confirmed LCK Offseason Roster Change for 2022. Check out our LCS and LEC articles as well!Updated Daily. Last updated Dec. 6, 1:26 AM CST.
DRX sign Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo as their mid laner and Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu and Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee as their bot lane duo. This marks Deft’s return to the team, with which he reached top 8 at Worlds 2020.
DRX sign Sin “Shine” Dong-wook and Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha as coaches and Kim “Kim” Jeong-soo as head coach.
Legendary Korean top laner, Kim “Khan” Dong-ha, retires and signs with DAMWON KIA as a streamer.
T1 sign Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong as a coach for their LCK team and change Choi “Polt” Seong-hun role from general manager to general manager/head coach.
T1 promote Choi “Zeus” Woo-je to starting top laner and Kim “Asper” Tae-gi as a substitute support for their LCK roster.
KT Rolster sign LJL superstar Lee “Aria” Ga-eul. This will be Aria’s first time playing in Korean league.
DAMWON KIA sign the Nongshim bot lane duo Seo “deokdam” Dae-gil and Kim “Kellin” Hyeong-gyu and Generation Gaming top laner Noh “Burdol” Tae-yoon.
DAMWON KIA re-sign mid-jungle duo Heo “ShowMaker” Su and Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu.
Fredit BRION sign Park “Morgan” Gi-tae as their second top laner along with Choi “Sw0rd” Sung-won.
Nongshim RedForce sign Kim “Canna” Chang-dong and Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun as their top and bot laner, respectively. Both moves were surrounded with much drama and controversy.
Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon joins Generation Gaming, marking the player’s fourth team in four years. He is reuniting with former Griffin teammates, Doran and Lehends.
Generation Gaming sign Go “Score” Dong-bin as their head coach and Won “Mafa” Sang-yeon and Kim “Museong” Moo-seong as coaches.
Nongshin RedForce sign Lee “Dread” Jin-hyeok and Lee “Effort” Sang-ho as their jungler and support.
Generation Gaming sign Son “Lehends” Si-woo as their starting support, reuniting him with former Griffin teammate Doran.
Generation Gaming sign former KT top laner, Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon, who had an excellent year despite being on a struggling KT roster.
KT Rolster sign former GEN teammates, Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee and Kim “Life” Jeong-min, as their new top laner and support, respectively.
Nongshim RedForce pick up Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong as their mid laner in exchange for trading Peanut to Generation Gaming.
Generation Gaming pick up Han “Peanut” Wang-ho as their new jungler in a trade with Nongshim RedForce. This is the second time Peanut is joining GEN after his 2019 stint with them.
DWG KIA reunite with their coach Lee “Zefa” Jae-min, hoping to capture a second World Championship together.
Afreeca Freecs sign Choi “Ellim” El-lim, Yoo “FATE” Su-hyeok, Park “Teddy” Jin-seong, and Ryu “Hoit” Ho-seong to their roster. Every player except FATE are coming together from T1.
KT Rolster sign 3 time LCK winner Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan as their jungler and Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram as their bot laner.
Former KT Rolster mid laner Kim “Dove” Jae-yeon joins Liiv SANDBOX as their new top laner.
Fredit BRION sign former Griffin player Choi “Sword” Sung-won as their starting top laner.
Liiv SANDBOX sign former T1 sub Lee “Clozer” Ju-hyeon as their starting mid laner.
For more off-season information, check out our articles on confirmed rosters for 2022 and our comprehensive lists of the roster moves for each region: