LCS 2023 Offseason Rosters Tracking

The offseason is underway, as many NA rosters are locked in based on verbal agreements and rumors.

The offseason is officially underway as all the teams worldwide are trying to get their rosters together for League of Legends esports 2023. The LEC is almost done with its rosters based on rumors and verbal agreements. For the rest, Free Agency has started, and the pieces are starting to come together.

For the LCS, many rumors have flooded in as verbal agreements, and such is being done. In a matter of days, we will know the official signings and changes made by the teams. With that said, the LCS is undergoing scheduling changes and many roster moves.

Thus, LCS teams are in the market to improve their teams or go in a new direction. Let’s talk about all the prospective changes in the LCS going into 2023.

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Timeline of Rumors and Agreements

In this section, we will arrange the rumors and verbal agreements in chronological order. The changes listed are mostly for the team and the head coach. All the changes are based on rumors and reports, so take it with a grain of salt.

  • November 3rd: Diplex reaches a verbal agreement with Cloud9 to be their Mid Laner for LCS 2023.
  • November 4th: Busio will be promoted to main roster from 100 Thieves academy as the starting Support for LCS 2023.
  • November 5th: CoreJJ re-signs with Team Liquid as starting Support for LCS 2023.
  • November 7th:
    • Bjergsen to join 100 Thieves as starting Mid Laner in LCS 2023.
    • DoubleLift to join 100 Thieves as starting AD Carry in LCS 2023.
  • November 15th:
    • Armut verbally agrees with Dignitas as Top Laner for LCS 2023. He will be bought out by the team from MAD Lions.
    • Huhi rumored to join Golden Guardians as Support for LCS 2023.
  • November 17th:
    • Santorin verbally agrees with Dignitas to be the starting Jungler for LCS 2023.
    • Jensen verbally agrees with Dignitas to be the starting Mid Laner for LCS 2023.
  • November 18th:
    • TSM’s confirmed roster will be Solo, Bugi, Maple, Neo, Chime (order in terms of top lane to support) with Chawy being the Head Coach.
    • Eyla verbally agrees with FlyQuest to be the starting Support for LCS 2023.
    • Ignar verbally agrees with Dignitas to be the starting Support for LCS 2023.
    • VicLa rumored to join FlyQuest as Mid Laner for LCS 2023.
    • Gori rumored to join Golden Guardians as Mid Laner for LCS 2023.
    • MaRin joins as Head Coach for Team Liquid in LCS 2023.
  • November 19th:
    • Closer returns to 100 Thieves as starting Jungler for LCS 2023.
    • Freeze to be Head Coach for 100 Thieves in LCS 2023.
    • Neo verbally agrees to be starting AD Carry for TSM in LCS 2023.
    • Chawy to be Head Coach for TSM in LCS 2023.
    • FBI to join Evil Geniuses as starting AD Carry for LCS 2023. EG reached a buyout agreement with 100 Thieves to get the move done.
    • Tenacity to be promoted to 100 Thieves LCS roster as Top Laner for 2023
  • November 20th:
    • Tactical rumored to join Immortals as starting AD Carry for LCS 2023.
    • Impact has reached a verbal agreement with FlyQuest to be the starting AD Carry for LCS 2023.
    • Haeri to be promoted to Team Liquid LCS Team as starting Mid Laner for 2023.
    • Yeon to be promoted to Team Liquid LCS Team as starting AD Carry for 2023.
  • November 21th:
    • Spica reaches a verbal agrees with FlyQuest to be the starting Jungler for LCS 2023.
    • Summit verbally agrees wiith Team Liquid to be the starting Top Laner in LCS 2023.
    • Ssumday verbally agrees with Evil Geniuses as their starting Top Laner for LCS 2023.
    • Fleshy verbally agrees with Immortals as starting Jungler for LCS 2023.
    • Ablazeolive rumored to join Immortals as starting mid laner for LCS 2023.
  • November 22nd:
    • Prince rumored to be the starting AD Carry for FlyQuest in LCS 2023.
    • UmTi rumored to join Team Liquid as starting Jungler for LCS 2023.

Expected/Rumored Rosters

With the timeline mentioned, here are the expected rosters for all the teams in the LCS for 2023.

100 Thieves

The roster is shuffling to get two of the greatest LCS players of all time, with some highly touted players in the academy scene.

  • Top: Tenacity (promoted)
  • Jungle: Closer (returns)
  • Mid: Bjergsen (signs)
  • ADC: DoubleLift (signs)
  • Support: Busio (promoted)

Cloud9

Most of the team returns with them getting a rookie phenom in the mid lane.

  • Top: Fudge (returning)
  • Jungle: Blaber (returning)
  • Mid: Diplex (verbally agreed)
  • ADC: Berserker (returning)
  • Support: Zven (returning)

CLG

The team is running back their roster for the upcoming year.

  • Top: Dhokla (returning)
  • Jungle: Contractz (returning)
  • Mid: Palafox (returning)
  • ADC: Luger (returning)
  • Support: Poome (returning)

Dignitas

New faces to the team, as it looks like a much-improved roster from last year.

  • Top: Armut (buyout)
  • Jungle: Santorin (verbally agreed)
  • Mid: Jensen (verbally agreed)
  • ADC: Spawn (returning)
  • Support: Ignar (verbally agreed)

Evil Geniuses

New addition in the top lane and a replacement for Danny as he will not be competing in 2023.

  • Top: Ssumday (verbally agreed)
  • Jungle: Inspired (returning)
  • Mid: Jojopyun (returning)
  • ADC: FBI (verbally agreed)
  • Support: Vulcan (returning)

FlyQuest

This team is putting in the work in the offseason to construct a better team.

  • Top: Impact (verbally agreed)
  • Jungle: Spica (verbally agreed)
  • Mid: VicLa (rumored)
  • ADC: Prince (rumored)
  • Support: Eyla (verbally agreed)

Golden Guardians

Just two changes from last year’s roster in hopes of improving in the coming year.

  • Top: Licorice (returning)
  • Jungle: River (returning)
  • Mid: Gori (rumored)
  • ADC: Stixxay (returning)
  • Support: Huhi (rumored)

Immortals

A few changes as Immortals tries to find their footing in the LCS.

  • Top: Revenge (returning)
  • Jungle: Kenvi (returning)
  • Mid: Ablazeolive (rumored)
  • ADC: Tactical (rumored)
  • Support: Fleshy (verbally agrees)

Team Liquid

TL is fielding an all Korean speaking team as MaRin is also appointed as Head Coach for the team.

  • Top: Summit (verbally agrees)
  • Jungle: UmTi (rumored)
  • Mid: Haeri (promoted)
  • ADC: Yeon (promoted)
  • Support: CoreJJ (re-signs)

TSM

Lastly, we have TSM, who have constructed a reasonable squad for LCS 2023.

  • Top: Solo (re-signs)
  • Jungle: Bugi (verbally agreed)
  • Mid: Maple (returns)
  • ADC: Neo (verbally agreed)
  • Support: Chime (returns)

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