LCS Offseason 2021

LCS Off-Season Roster Changes for 2021

As the majority of League of Legends tournaments come to an end in 2020, players and fans alike are waiting to see how the offseason before 2021 plays out. This offseason will prove to be one of the most chaotic we have ever seen with essentially ever team in the LCS making at least 2 roster moves. We will witness veteran players fade out from the scene and young prodigies take the first steps in their historic careers. 

This article will be updated daily with every confirmed LCS Offseason Roster Change for 2021. To find out about LEC Offseason, check out our article here

Updated Daily. Last updated Dec. 2, 4:00pm PST.  

Dec. 2

Deftly promoted

Evil Geniuses have promoted Matthew “Deftly” Chen to their starting ADC for LCS. He was set to head to FLYA, but following the Lost deal with TSM failing, EG decided to keep Deftly. 

Ignar Signed to EG

Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun leaves FlyQuest to sign with Evil Geniuses as their starting support. This comes after two successful splits on FLY and a trip Worlds 2020. 

Impact to EG

Evil Geniuses have signed Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong to replace Heo “Huni” Seug-hoon as their LCS top laner. Impact has been with Team Liquid since 2017, so we will see how plays within a new team and system. 

Dec. 1

GGGG retires

Following his short contract with Evil Geniuses, free agent and veteran mid laner, Greyson “GoldenGlue” Gilmer has announced his retirement from professional play. This is not the end though, as he has been signed to 100 Thieves as their Academy Head Coach. 

Nov. 30

Lost Promoted

TSM has promoted Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui from Academy to their LCS ADC. Lost has seen time on the LCS stage before but hasn’t been given the chance to prove himself after much growth in Academy, till now. 

Huni signs with TSM

Heo “Huni” Seug-hoon leaves Evil Geniuses to sign with TSM as their starting top laner. Huni was in Academy for part of the summer split before finishing out the split as EG’s starting top laner. 

Nov. 26

SwordArt to TSM

Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh has officially signed with TSM as their new starting support in a record-breaking contract of $6 million for 2 years. SwordArt is a world-class player who finished as a runner-up at Worlds 2020 with Suning from the LPL. He is best known for his time on Flash Wolves in the LMS, a team that TSM faced at many international events.

Nov. 25

DIG drops

Dignitas has decided to take their organization in a new direction and decided to part ways with Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, Omran “v1per” Shoura, and Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun. 

Doublelift Retires

The final straw that cements this offseason as the end of an era. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng has retired from the LCS alongside his teammate and friend Bjergsen. Doublelift’s career and trophy case is rivaled by few and it is hard to imagine anyone matching his titles with Bjergsen also retiring this year. It is likely we see him return to streaming where he has had great success over the years. 

Dig Sign Soligo and FakeGod

Dignitas have signed top laner Aaron “FakeGod” Lee, and mid laner Max “Soligo” Soong. Both players are known for their time on 100 Thieves Academy, where both were subbed into the starting LCS roster in 2019. 

Nov. 24

Nisqy Leaves C9

Surprisingly, after Cloud 9 had stated that they would keep all of the roster from this past split, we have seen them replace Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer and Licorice. Nisqy will be once again returning to the LEC, but now as the starting mid laner for Fnatic. 

Nov. 23


Golden Guardians were in a rough spot but have had a creative offseason with their new signings. They have promoted Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Antonio Abbott from Academy to their starting mid laner as well as picking up AD Carry veteran, Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes from CLG. To round out their roster, they have imported support Leandro “Newbie” Marcos from the LLA. 

Niles/ Zoun Sign

After their best split yet, Golden Guardians is left having to rebuild their entire roster. They have signed jungler Ethan “Zoun” Wilkinson and top laner Aiden “Niles” Tidwell. It is clear they are looking to develop talent as both of these players are from the collegiate scene, more specifically Maryville University.

Raes and Destiny Sign with IMT

Rounding out the Immortals roster, support Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw and AD Carry Quin “Raes” Korebrits have signed to their starting roster. Despite Destiny having played in LEC this past split, the two are former teammates from their time together on Chief Esports Club in the OPL. They will also make history as the first OCE bottom lane in the LCS. 

Nov. 21

PoE to TSM

TSM is keeping up with tradition in signing one of the best mid laners available. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage  has joined TSM as their starting mid. PowerOfEvil has consistently been a strong player to build a roster around and paired with the rising star in Spica, TSM will still be a fun team to watch even with Bjergsen no longer playing.

Nov. 20

WildTurtle to CLG

Jason “WildTurtle” Tran has left FlyQuest to sign with Counter Logic Gaming as their AD Carry for 2021. WildTurtle was benched at the beginning of Summer, but came back to have a dominant split in the back half of the split.

Xerxe to IMT

Following the signing of Guilhoto, Immortals have signed jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir. Similar to Alphari, even with a poor team showing, Xerxe proved to be a menace in the LEC. His new team is relatively young and inexperienced, so he will have to have a huge impact if he wants to make a splash in the LCS. 

Santorin to TL

Team Liquid have signed Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, who came off his best year in his career and was in the running for 1st Team All-Pro jungler. Santorin now has even more weapons with a top laner like Alphari and the rising talent in Tactical. 

Alphari to TL

As reported very early in the offseason, Barney “Alphari” Morris has signed with Team Liquid as their top laner. Despite Origen having a very poor performance in Summer, Alphari still dominated his lane opponents. 

Perkz to C9

It actually happened… Luka “Perkz” Perković is returning to the mid lane role, but not in the region where he proved himself to be one of the greatest players in LoL history. Perkz has officially signed with Cloud 9. NA’s chances for getting out of groups at Worlds keeps going up this offseason. 

Nov. 19

CLG upgrades Moon

Counter Logic Gaming has promoted their Academy coach Galen “Moon” Holgate to their LCS Head Coach. This comes after CLG fired SSONG and Weldon immediately after the completion of the regular Summer Split. 

Damonte joins 100T

As expected, 100 Thieves have finished a deal securing mid laner Tanner “Damonte” Damonte to complete their roster for the 2021 season. It is clear that 100T believes in the synergy and talent of these 4 former Golden Guardians. 

EG Drop Zeyzal

Following the signing of Ignar, Evil Geniuses have dropped their support Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam. A few rosters have still not announced their starting support, so we see him signing a contract soon. 

Mash Dropped

FlyQuest have parted ways with their substitute AD Carry Brandon “Mash” Phan. He played several games for their starting roster during the Summer Split. 

Nov. 17

Finn Signs with CLG
Counter Logic Gaming import Finn “Finn” Wiestål as their starting top laner for LCS. This comes after his first Worlds appearance on Rogue in the LEC. 
Ruin leaves CLG

Top laner Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min leaves Counter Logic Gaming. It is unclear where he will land since the starter positions for top laners are filling up quick in the LCS. 

Nov. 16

BB leaves tsm

TSM sells the contract for Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik to Schalke 04 in the LEC. Broken Blade has German citizenship, making him a valuable asset in his return to Europe. 

Josedeodo Signed

After an impressive run at Worlds 2020 with Rainbow7, Brandon “Josedeodo” Joel Villegas has signed with FlyQuest to become their starting jungler. 

Revenge Signed

Former FlyQuest Academy top laner, Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura signs with Immortals to be on their starting LCS Roster. 

Hakuho Dropped

Immortals release their support, Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent. This marks the end of the historic Apollo/Hakuho duo for now. 

GG to 100T

100T sign jungler Can “Closer” Çelik, ad carry Ian Victor “FBI” Huang, and support Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun. If this roster looks familiar, just wait… Tanner “Damonte” Damonte is reported to be finalizing a deal as their next mid laner. 

Jiizuke Upgraded

Previously benched during the Summer Split 2020, Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro has been announced as the starting mid laner for Evil Geniuses once again. 

Broxah signs with CLG

Counter Logic Gaming has signed import jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, previously of Team Liquid. 

FLY Sign C9 Members

FlyQuest sign a bundle of players from Cloud 9 including top laner Eric “Licorice” Ritchie, mid laner Christian “Palafox” Palafox, and support David “Diamond” Bérubé. Palafox and Diamond were both academy players but will be on the starting LCS roster for FlyQuest. 

Xmithie Dropped by IMT

Immortals parts ways with jungler Jake “Xmithie” Puchero. Xmithie has multiple LCS titles under his belt and years of experience, so we might see him find a new home. 

Nov. 14

EG Drop Bang, GoldenGlue, Kumo

Evil Geniuses release their AD carry Bang, mid laner GoldenGlue, and top laner Kumo. 

Nov. 10

Cody Sun leaves

Cody Sun departs from 100 Thieves after terminating contract mutually. 

Guilhoto Signs

Immortals hire André “Guilhoto” Pereira Guilhoto as their LCS Head Coach. Guilhoto is the former Origen/Astralis Head Coach.

Nov. 5

Jensen Re-Signs

Team Liquid renew Jensen as their Mid laner in a record setting $4.2 million contract. 

Nov. 4

Peter Dun Signs

Evil Geniuses hire former MAD Lions coach, Peter Dun, as their LCS Head Coach.

Nov. 2

Fudge Promoted

Fudge officially promoted from Cloud 9 Academy to LCS starting top laner for Cloud 9.

Reignover Promoted

Cloud 9 Academy Coach Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin promoted to the Head Coach of of their LCS team. 

Oct. 28

DIG parts ways with Thinkcard

Dignitas and their Head Coach Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin parted ways. 

Oct. 24

Bjergsen retires TSM

Bjergsen retires from the LCS after a historic career, but announces that he will be taking over as the Head Coach for TSM’s LCS team. 

Oct. 20

EG part ways with Irean

Evil Geniuses release Head Coach Heo “Irean” Yeong-cheol. 

Sept. 14

Cloud 9 parts ways with long-time coach Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu, after having one of their best splits in Spring 2020. 

Aug. 10

CLG release SSONG

CLG releases head coach Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo and division coach Weldon Green. 

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