Roster Changes

SKT Huni

SKT’s New Roster: A Different Kind of Superteam

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When SK Telecom T1 (SKT) announced in November they were releasing two of their own world champions, top laner Duke and jungler Bengi, surely they had a trick up their sleeves. Duke had a great summer 2016 split by...
nitr0-at-epl-s4

Team Liquid: It’s Time for a Change

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Although Team Liquid was able to make deep runs at both majors last year, 2016 was fairly underwhelming for them. Despite some very high profile roster moves, Liquid was unable to win a single tournament throughout all of 2016....

The Upcoming French Shuffle: ScreaM Should Stay

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It's no secret that there will likely be another French Shuffle after the ELEAGUE Major. It has been reported that Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire will leave EnVyUs to join Richard "shox" Papillon and Alexandre...
Dignitas Apollo

Team EnVyUs Picks Up Apollo, LirA

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North America's Team EnVyUs has announced their League of Legends lineup for the 2017 Season, acquiring former Team Dignitas AD carry Apollo “Apollo” Price and jungler Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo, the organization announced Sunday. https://twitter.com/TeamEnVyUs/status/813025542475841541 The pair will join the trio of...
C9 Contractz on stage

Cloud9 Adds Ray, Bumps Contractz to Starting Lineup

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North American League of Legends squad Cloud9 has announced their lineup for the 2017 League Championship Series Spring Split on Monday, replacing their long-time jungler while adding a second Korean native up top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm3V5r5tHkI Via a video released on Monday, the...
H2K Jankos Vander EU Finals 3rd

Saying Goodbyes: H2K Parts with Vander, FeniX Leaves TL

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Vander will not be joining his longtime friend Jankos on EU LCS team H2K for the upcoming 2017 season. H2K announced via Facebook today that Oskar 'Vander' Bogdan would be stepping down from his role on H2K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS3EoA0mqHQ&feature=youtu.be H2K released a...
PowerOfEvil on stage

PowerOfEvil Replaces Selfie on Misfits

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German mid laner Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage has joined Misfits, the organization announced Friday. He will compete with Europe’s newest LCS team in their upcoming 2017 campaign. https://twitter.com/PowerOfEvilLoL/status/807241260423467008 In a Facebook post, Misfits announced the former Unicorns of Love star will replace...
TL Dardoch

Esports Roster Building: Shiny Things to Dull Problems

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The offseason is a fantastic time to analyze the strategic approaches of the owners of esports teams. And, for the purposes of this piece, let's look at teams, not organizations. This means we are emphasizing the building of a...
IMT Huni

Why Immortals Messed up by Letting Huni Go

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Former Immortals top laner Huni is headed to Korea to join SKT. In a video titled "Why Huni isn't on IMT" Immortals CEO Noah Whinston describes exactly what went down with his team and former top laner over the...
Weldon Green

TSM Parts Ways with Sports Psychologist Weldon Green

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Sports psychology trainer Weldon Green has mutually parted ways with TSM, but he won't be completely gone. TSM still plans to consult Weldon when needed during 2017. Featured image via Riot Games. Weldon Green will no longer be coaching North America's...
Splyce on stage via Riot Games Flickr

Bot Lane Duo Kobbe and Mikyx Return to Splyce

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After spending a few days fielding offers, Splyce’s bottom lane, AD carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup and support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, have re-enlisted with Splyce for the 2017 season, the players announced on Friday and Saturday. https://twitter.com/KobbeLoL/status/802518897089839105 https://twitter.com/LoLMikyx/status/802237227724140544 Both members were important pieces...
Move on stage

Move Parts Ways with Unicorns of Love

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Unicorns of Love have opted not to re-sign jungler Kang "Move" Min-su, the organization announced Saturday. In a Facebook statement, the organization writes that the decision is “well considered and was heavily discussed by the whole team altogether,” before citing...