Originally published at: LCS Off-Season Roster Changes for 2022 - Esports One
After an LCS year filled with roster changes and drama, how could the offseason be any different? After North America’s relatively respectable showing at Worlds 2021, with Cloud9 making it out of groups, Team Liquid being one game from doing the same, and 100 Thieves putting up a 3-3 record, NA teams are looking to retool their rosters in hopes of progressing further.
This article will be updated daily with every confirmed LCS Offseason Roster Change for 2022. To find out about LEC Offseason, check out our article here.
Updated Daily. Last updated Nov. 29, 3:08 PM CST.
Team Liquid sign former TSM franchise player Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg as their starting mid laner. This is Bjergsen’s first new team since 2014.
Team Liquid sign former Rogue bot laner Steven “Hans sama” Liv to their roster after an exceptional showing by the player at Worlds 2021.
FlyQuest sign LFL mid laner Loïc “toucouille” Dubois as their starting LCS mid laner.
Team Liquid sign former Fnatic top laner and jungler Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau as their top laner.
Kacper “Inspired” Słoma joins Evil Geniuses as their starting jungler. With his transfer to North America and Rekkles playing in the LFL, neither of the 2021 LEC regular season MVPs are playing in the LEC in 2022.
Kim “River” Dong-woo joins Dignitas as their starting LCS jungler. River was the jungler for PSG Talon in PCS.
Cloud9 signs Park “Summit” Woo-tae, Kim “Beserker” Min-cheol, and Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon to their starting roster. Because Winsome was born and grew up in NA, he has residency, making it possible for Cloud9 to field all 3 Korean players at once.
TSM sign Edward “Tactical” Ra has their bot laner, marking the player’s return to the team after playing for the academy team throughout 2019.
Team Liquid sign André “Guilhoto” Pereira Guilhoto as their new head coach.
CLG signs Thomas “Jenkins” Tran, Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia, Cristian “Palafox” Palafox, Fatih “Luger” Güven, and Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere as their new roster for the 2021 LCS season.
FlyQuest sign Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black as their support, reuniting him with old lane partner Johnsun.
FlyQuest promote Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen back to their starting LCS roster to rejoin his old lane partner aphromoo.
Team Liquid part ways with Barney “Alphari” Morris.
Immortals sign Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, marking the bot laners return to the organization since 2016.
Dignitas sign Vincent “Biofrost” Wang as their new support to replace Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black.
GG sign former TSM bot laner Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui as their starting bot laner.
Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme signs with EG after two years on Cloud9.
Milo “Pridestalkr” Wehnes signs with Golden Guardians as their jungler.
Dignitas sign former TCL coach Ilias “Enatron” Theodorou as their head coach.
Immortals sign Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage as their mid laner.
Immortals part ways with mid laner David “Insanity” Challe and bot laner Quin “Raes” Korebrits.
CLG drop Andy “Smoothie” Ta, Tanner “Damonte” Damonte, and Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen.
Golden Guardians sign Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung as their support.
100 Thieves promote Milan “Tenacity” Oleksij as a part of their 6-man roster.
Evil Geniuses promote their academy mid Joesph “Jojopyun” Pyun to the LCS team.
Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro and Evil Geniuses part ways after two years.
Cloud9 and Luka “Perkz” Perković part ways midway through a multi-year multi-million dollar contract.
CLG signs Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin as their new head coach and Chris “Croissant” Sun as strategic coach.
TSM and Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh part ways after only part way through a multi-year multi-million dollar contract.
Colin “Solo” Earnest parts ways with Golden Guardians.
CLG releases mid laner Eugene “Pobelter” Park.
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: