League of Legends: Roster Shifts for Summer 2015
ByDate: May 19 2015 Views:
There have been some roster changes in the European and North American LCS leagues as we move into the summer split. See below for who is leaving, and who the new players are that will lead their teams to victory!
North American LCS
Note: Team SoloMid, Team Liquid, Team Impulse, Team Dignitas and Team8 made no changes to their team rosters. Also, please welcome Enemy Esports and Team Dragon Knights to the LCS.
Counter Logic Gaming
Mid: LiNk → Pobelter / HuHi
• Counter Logical Gaming will be attempting a Korea-like structure of time-shared mid laners, similar to SKTelecom T1.
Mid: Hai → Incarnati0n
• Hai voluntarily retired to become Cloud9’s Chief Gaming Officer.
o Cloud9 held tryouts for their mid position, and they ended up acquiring Incarnati0n, a player who has been banned from League of Legends for several years. Incarnati0n held rank 1 on Europe’s solo queue, and he was considered one of the best mechanical players in the world
Jungle: Saintvicious → Move (Former Edward Gaming academy player)
ADC: Cop → Altec
Support: Bunny FuFuu
• Saintvicious left the team and joined Team Coast as Head Coach.
• Little is known about why Cop has left the roster.
Team Dragon Knights
Note: Copenhagen Wolves, H2K, Giants Gaming, and Unicorns of Love made no changes to their rosters. Please welcome Origen to the European LCS!
Top: Wickd → Jwaow
Jungle: Shook → Dexter
ADC: Rekkles → Tabzz
Support: Krepo → promisQ
• After placing in 7th, Elements has replaced all members except for Froggen
• The new lineup included veterans Tabbz and Dexter, along with newcomers Jwaow and PromisQ. Both newcomers have played in the Challenger series
ADC: Steeelback → Rekkles
• Fnatic felt that Steeelback had many mechanical, positioning, and strategic errors in the spring split, leading to his replacement by former European LCS MVP Rekkles
ADC: P1noy → FORG1VEN
Support: Gosu Pepper (formerly Edward)
• FORG1VEN is reigning European LCS MVP
Top: Overpow → Steve
• ROCCAT shifted Overpow to the substitute position
• ROCCAT brought in Steve, formerly of Team-LDLC and ThunderBot SPARTA.
• ROCCAT expects additional roster changes before the summer split
ADC: FORG1VEN → CandyPanda
• FORG1VEN earned the European LCS MVP award in the spring split
o He was transferred from the team for team synergy reasons
• CandyPanda is SK Gaming’s former ADC.