2019 League of Legends free-agency news, rumors and rosters

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The League of Legends free-agency period has begun, and players and teams around the world have started the search for their new destinations and next big signings.

Rumors of potential roster shuffles have been swirling for days, and we're here to track them all and analyze the big moves. We'll make sure you're up to date with the latest news and rumblings for members of the North American, European, Chinese and South Korean regions of pro League of Legends play.

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Dec. 16 updates


  • EDward Gaming: Veteran jungler and EDG founding member Ming "Clearlove" Kai moves from player to coach.

  • FunPlus Phoenix: Top laner Kim "Khan" Dong-ha joins. Top laner Kim "GimGoon" Han-saem re-signs.

  • Invictus Gaming: Bot laner Ding "Puff" Wang and support Su "Southwind" Zhi-Lin join from Vici Gaming.

  • Top Esports: Support Zhang "QiuQiu" Ming re-signs.

  • RNG: Veteran support Cho "Mata" Se-hyeong joins as Royal Never Give Up's head coach. Mid laner Zhang "yuekai" Yue-Kai (formerly known as "Moon") and jungler Wang "S1xu" Kang-Can are promoted from Royal Club to RNG.

  • Oh My God: Bot laner Han "Smlz" Jin joins. Jungler Yang "H4cker" Zhi-Hao joins from Suning. Support Liu "cold" Shi-Yu (previously known as Five) extends his contract.

  • Vici Gaming: Bot laner Hu "iBoy" Xian-Zhao joins.


  • Afreeca Freecs: Support Son "Jelly" Ho-gyeong rejoins.

  • Griffin: Mid laner Lee "GBM" Chang-seok joins as a coach.

  • Damwon Gaming: Top laner Lee "Flame" Ho-jong re-signs.

Dec. 15 updates


  • RNG: Jungler Li "xiaolongbao" Xiao-Long joins from Young Miracles. Bot laner Lu "Betty" Yu-Hung also joins.

  • LNG Esports: Jungler Xiong "Xx" Yu-Long joins from Top Esports. Mid laner Huang "Maple" Yi-Tang also joins.

Dec. 13 updates


  • Flash Wolves: The Flash Wolves will not participate in the Pacific League Championship Series spring split.

Dec. 12 updates


  • Team Liquid: Pobelter has joined as a positional coach.


  • FunPlus Phoenix: FunPlus Phoenix mid laner Doinb, who is from South Korea, became the first-ever foreign player to qualify for residency in the LPL. The team also announced on Weibo that Doinb will remain with FunPlus Phoenix for the 2020 season. China's professional league has the strictest standards of any League of Legends region regarding residency as a foreign player.

Dec. 10 updates


  • Schalke 04: Ad Hoc Gaming jungler Gilius returns to Schalke pending Riot approval.

Dec. 8 updates


  • Bilibili Gaming: Kingen, former KT top laner, joins Bilibili Gaming.


  • damwon: The contracts for mid laner Showmaker and jungler Canyon are extended through 2021.


  • Excel: Top laner Expect will remain with the team in 2020.

Dec. 7 updates


  • Bilibili Gaming: Bilibili Gaming sign former J Team mid laner FoFo.

  • Suning: Former Suning-S top laner bin is promoted to the LPL team.

Dec. 6 updates


  • Top Esports: Top Esports sign former Royal Never Give Up jungler Karsa.


  • KT Rolster: KT Rolster sign former Bilibili mid laner Kuro, Hanwha Life jungler bonO, Jin Air Green Wings jungler Malrang, EDward Gaming top laner Ray and Hanwha Life top laner SoHwan

Dec. 5 updates


  • Griffin: Top laner Untara and mid laner Naehyun join.

Dec. 4 updates



Dec. 3 updates


  • Evil Geniuses: Jiizuke will sign with EG after the team failed to get Chovy, sources say.

Dec. 2 updates


Nov. 29 updates


  • Origen: Origen release jungler Kold.

Nov. 28 updates


  • JD Gaming: Former Griffin jungler Kanavi signs with JD Gaming.


  • Dignitas: Dignitas add bot laner Johnsun.

Nov. 27 updates


  • RNG: Jungler Karsa leaves Royal Never Give Up.


  • Hanhwa Life: Former Gen.G top laner CuVee joins.

Nov. 26 updates


  • Evil Geniuses: Former Cloud9 substitute top laner Kumo joins Evil Geniuses.


  • Hanhwa Life: Former T1 substitute jungler Haru joins Hanwha Life.

  • APK Prince: Former Brion Blade bot laner HyBriD, former KT Rolster substitute support Mia and former Brion Blade coach CooN join APK Prince.

Nov. 25 updates


  • Afreeca: Mystic is signed.

  • Griffin: Lehends, Chovy and Doran leave the roster after Still8 releases players from "unfair contracts."



Nov. 23 updates


  • Immortals: Import slot used to add mid laner Eika.

Nov. 22 updates


  • 100 Thieves: 100 Thieves will complete a buyout agreement with Dignitas in the coming days for AD carry Cody "Cody Sun" Sun, who will return to his former team as their starter, league sources told ESPN. Meanwhile, Stunt will reportedly start over Aphromoo.


  • KT Rolster: Former DragonX support TusiN joins KT Rolster.


  • Invictus Gaming: JackeyLove leaves team for free agency.

Nov. 21 updates


  • LGD Gaming: LGD announce addition of longtime LCK jungler Peanut.


  • Team SoloMid: Former OpTic Gaming/Immortals jungler Dardoch signs with TSM.

  • FlyQuest: Former Counter Logic Gaming mid laner PowerOfEvil joins FlyQuest.


  • Team Vitality: Jungler Skeanz promoted from Vitality.Bee and former Vodafone Giants mid laner Milica and former LDLC AD carry Comp added to 2020 roster. Vitality retains top laner Cabochard and support Jactroll.

  • Mad Lions: The team formerly known as Splyce plan to build a new roster around Humanoid. Mad Lions will promote top laner Orome and add jungler Shadow, support Gistick and AD carry Carzzy


  • T1 Esports: Former DragonX jungler Cuzz joins T1.

  • Sandbox Gaming:Former Misfits support GorillA and Brion Blade mid laner FATE join Sandbox.

  • Damwon Gaming: Flame is released from the roster.

Nov. 20 updates


  • Golden Guardians: Turkish League MVP Closer added.

  • Immortals are in the process of finalizing deals with top laner Paul "soaz" Boyer, AD carry Johnny "Altec" Ru and support Nickolas "Hakuho" Surgent to add to their revamped lineup ahead of the 2020 League of Legends Championship Series season, league sources told ESPN.

  • Evil Geniuses: Evil Geniuses are making their second big trade of the offseason, acquiring 100 Thieves AD carry Bae "Bang" Jun-sik for their 2020 League of Legends Championship Series lineup, league sources told ESPN.

  • Dignitas: Lira leaves.



  • Team WE: Xiye leaves.

Nov. 19 updates


  • 100 Thieves: 100 Thieves sign former OpTic Gaming/Immortals jungler Meteos as new starter.

  • Cloud9: Sneaky states he will not be returning to Cloud9.

  • Cloud9: Svenskeren confirms he is leaving and headed to Evil Geniuses.


  • Schalke 04: Former H2K Gaming AD carry Konstantinos-Napoleon "Forg1ven" Tzortziou joins Schalke 04 after a forced absence from competition due to mandatory military service.

  • Schalke 04: Odoamne has extended his contract with Schalke 04.


  • Hanwha Life Esports: Top laner SoHwan enters free agency.

  • Hanwha Life Esports: Mid laner Tempt enters free agency.

  • Afreeca Freecs: Former Gen.G mid laner Fly joins the Afreeca Freecs.

  • Jin Air Green Wings: Jin Air add former Challengers Korea player Light as new bot laner.

  • Jin Air Green Wings: Jin Air re-sign Grace.

  • Sandbox Gaming: Sandbox add former Jin Air Green Wings AD carry Route.


  • JD Gaming: Gu "imp" Seung-bin announces his retirement.

Nov. 18 updates


  • TSM: Team SoloMid finalizing negotiations to acquire former Splyce AD carry Kobbe.

  • TSM: Sources: Team SoloMid trade Smoothie to Counter Logic Gaming in exchange for Biofrost.

  • Team Liquid: Team Liquid finalizing negotiations to acquire Broxah from Fnatic.

  • FlyQuest: Former FC Schalke 04 support IgNar finalizing negotiations to join FlyQuest.

  • Golden Guardians: Palafox traded to Cloud9 in return for Goldenglue.


  • Fnatic: Fnatic finalizing negotiations to send Broxah to Team Liquid.

  • Fnatic: Mithy finalizing negotiations to join Fnatic as head coach.

  • Fnatic: Fnatic finalizing negotiations to buy out former SK Gaming player Selfmade's contract.

  • SK Gaming: SK Gaming finalizing negotiations to sell Selfmade to Fnatic.


  • T1 Esports: T1 release Mata.

  • T1 Esports: Effort re-signed by T1 on a two-year deal.

  • T1 Esports: kkOma, Clid and Khan become free agents.

  • KT Rolster: KT Rolster part with Smeb, Score, Bdd and PraY.

  • KT Rolster: KT Rolster add former Afreeca Freecs AD carry Aiming.

  • Afreeca Freecs: Afreeca part with Aiming, Ucal and Jelly.

Nov. 17 updates


  • T1: Faker's contract is extended through 2021.

  • DragonX: Deft's contract is extended.

Nov. 15 updates


Nov. 14 updates


Nov. 12 updates


Nov. 11 updates


  • Dignitas: Star top laner Huni is finalizing negotiations for a two-year contract extension with Dignitas worth approximately $2.3 million in guaranteed money, league sources told ESPN.

  • 100 Thieves: 100 Thieves hire Zikz as new League of Legends head coach

Nov. 9 updates


Oct. 14 updates


  • Team SoloMid: Bjergsen has signed a two-year extension with Team SoloMid the team announced Monday. The 23-year-old Bjergsen, who has been with the North American team since November 2013, also will become part owner, according Team SoloMid's press release. He is considered one of the top players in the LCS.

Starting rosters:


100 Thieves

  • Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho

  • William "Meteos" Hartman

  • Tommy "ry0ma" Le

  • Cody "Cody Sun" Sun

  • William "Stunt" Chen


  • Eric "Licorice" Ritchie

  • Robert "Blaber" Huang

  • Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer

  • Jasper "Zven" Svenningsen

  • Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme

Counter Logic Gaming

  • Kim "Ruin" Hyeong-min

  • Raymond "Wiggly" Griffin

  • Lee "Crown" Min-ho

  • Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes

  • Andy "Smoothie" Ta


  • Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon

  • Jonathan "Grig" Armao

  • Henrik "Froggen" Hansen

  • Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen

  • Zaqueri "Aphromoo" Black

Evil Geniuses

  • Colin "Kumo" Zhao

  • Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen

  • Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro

  • Bae "Bang" Jun-sik

  • Tristan "Zeyzal" Stidam


  • Omran "V1per" Shoura

  • Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen

  • Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage

  • Jason "WildTurtle" Tran

  • Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun

Golden Guardians

  • Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell

  • Can "Closer" Celik

  • Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer

  • Victor "FBI" Huang

  • Yuri "Keith" Jew


  • Paul "sOAZ" Boyer

  • Jake "Xmithie" Puchero

  • Jérémy "Eika" Valdenaire

  • Johnny "Altec" Ru

  • Nickolas "Hakuho" Surgent

Team Liquid

  • Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong

  • Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen

  • Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen

  • Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng

  • Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in

Team SoloMid

  • Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik

  • Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett

  • Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg

  • Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup

  • Vincent "Biofrost" Wang


Excel Esports

  • Ki "Expect" Dae-han

  • Marc "Caedrel" Robert Lamont

  • Son "Mickey" Young-min

  • Patrik "Patrik" Jírů

  • Tore "Tore" Hoel Eilertsen

FC Schalke 04

  • Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu

  • Jonas "Memento" Elmarghichi

  • Felix "Abbedagge" Braun

  • Konstantinos-Napoleon "Forg1ven" Tzortziou

  • Han "Dreams" Min-kook


  • Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau

  • Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek

  • Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek

  • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson

  • Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov

G2 Esports

  • Martin "Wunder" Hansen

  • Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski

  • Rasmus "Caps" Winther

  • Luka "Perkz" Perković

  • Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle

Mad Lions (formerly Splyce)

  • Andrei "Orome" Popa

  • Zhiqiang "Shadow" Zhao

  • Marek "Humanoid" Brázda

  • Matyáš "Carzzy" Orság

  • Norman "Gistick" Kaiser

Misfits Gaming

  • Danny "Dan Dan" Le Comte

  • Iván "Razork" Martín Díaz

  • Ronaldo "Ronaldo" Betea

  • Ju "Bvoy" Yeong-hoon

  • Petr "denyk" Haramach


  • Barney "Alphari" Morris

  • Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir

  • Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik Holm

  • Elias "Upset" Lipp

  • Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw


  • Finn "Finn" Wiestål

  • Kacper "Inspired" Słoma

  • Emil "Larssen" Larsson

  • Steven "Hans Sama" Liv

  • Oskar "Vander" Bogdan

SK Gaming

  • Toni "Sacre" Sabalić

  • Kim "Trick" Gang-yun

  • Janik "Jenax" Bartels

  • Juš "Crownshot" Marušič

  • Dino "LIMIT" Tot

Team Vitality

  • Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet

  • Duncan "Skeanz" Marquet

  • Aljoša "Milica" Kovandžić

  • Markos "Comp" Stamkopoulos

  • Jakub "Jactroll" Skurzyński


Afreeca Freecs

  • Kim "Kiin" Gi-in

  • Lee "Dread" Jin-hyeok

  • Lee "Spirit" Da-yoon

  • Song "Fly" Yong-jun

  • Park "Senan" Hee-seok

  • Son "Jelly" Ho-gyeong

APK Prince

  • Jeon "ikssu" Ik-soo

  • Park "Kuma" Hyeon-gyu

  • Kim "Cover" Joo-eon

  • Hae "HaeSeong" Seong-ho

  • Kim "Trigger" Eui-joo

  • Lee "HyBriD" Woo-jin

  • Park "Secret" Ki-sun

  • Choi "Mia" Sang-in

Damwon Gaming

  • Jang "Nuguri" Ha-gwon

  • Kim "Canyon" Geon-bu

  • Heo "ShowMaker" Su

  • Sin "Nuclear" Jeong-hyeon

  • Cho "BeryL" Geon-hee


  • Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon

  • Hong "Pyosik" Chang-hyeon

  • Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon

  • Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu

  • Ryu "Keria" Min-seok


  • Kim "Rascal"Kwang-hee

  • Kim "Clid" Tae-min

  • Gwak "Bdd" Bo-seong

  • Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk

  • Kim "Life" Jeong-min


  • Choi "Sword" Sung-won

  • Lee "Tarzan" Seung-yong

  • Shin "Rather" Hyeong-seop

  • Park "Viper" Do-hyeon

  • Jeong "Kabbie" Sang-hyeon

Hanwha Life

  • Lee "CuVee" Seong-jin

  • Kang "Haru" Min-seung

  • Kim "Lava" Tae-hoon

  • Jeon "Zenit" Tae-gwon

  • Son "Lehends" Si-woo

KT Rolster

  • Jeon "Ray" Ji-won

  • Kim "SoHwan" Jun-yeong

  • Kim "Malrang" Geun-seong

  • Kim "bonO" Gi-beom

  • Lee "Kuro" Seo-haeng

  • Kim "Aiming" Ha-ram

  • Park "TusiN" Jong-ik

Sandbox Gaming

  • Moon "Route" Geom-su

  • Park "Summit" Woo-tae

  • Kim "OnFleek" Jang-gyeom

  • Kim "Dove" Jae-yeon

  • Yoo "FATE" Su-hyeok

  • Han "Leo" Gyeo-re

  • Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyun

  • Cho "Joker" Jae-eup


  • Kim "Roach" Kang-hui

  • Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan

  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok

  • Park "Teddy" Jin-seong

  • Lee "Effort" Sang-ho


Bilibili Gaming

  • Kang "ADD" Geon-mo

  • Zeng "Meteor" Guo-Hao

  • Xie "Jinjiao" Jin-Shan

  • Li "XinMo" Qian-Xi

Dominus Esports

  • Hu "Natural" Jia-Le

  • Wang "Xiaopeng" Peng

  • Huang "Twila" Ting-Wei

  • Chen "GALA" Wei

  • Ling "Mark" Xu

EDward Gaming

  • Lim "Jinoo" Jin-woo

  • Ming "Clearlove" Kai

  • Lee "Scout" Ye-chan

  • Hu "iBoy" Xian-Zhao

  • Tian "Meiko" Ye

FunPlus Phoenix

  • Kim "Khan" Dong-ha

  • Gao "Tian" Tian-Liang

  • Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang

  • Lin "Lwx" Wei-Xiang

  • Liu "Crisp" Qing-Song

Invictus Gaming

  • Kang "TheShy" Seung-lok

  • Gao "Ning" Zhen-Ning

  • Song "Rookie" Eui-jin

  • Ding "Puff" Wang

  • Wang "Baolan" Liu-Yi

  • Su "Southwind" Zhi-Lin

JD Gaming

  • Zhang "Zoom" Xing-Ran

  • Seo "Kanavi" Jin-hyeok

  • Zeng "Yagao" Qi

  • Zuo "LvMao" Ming-Hao

LGD Gaming

  • Fang "Garvey" Jia-Wei

  • Han "Peanut" Wang-ho

  • Hu "Yuuki" Hao-Ming

  • Ha "Kramer" Jong-hun

  • Liang "RD" Teng-Li

LNG Esports

  • Li "Flandre" Xuan-Jun

  • Lê "SofM" Quang Duy

  • Xiong "Xx" Yu-Long

  • Huang "Maple" Yi-Tang

  • Huang "Fenfen" Chen

  • Lu "Asura" Qi

  • Duan "Duan" De-Liang


  • Chen "Curse" Chen

  • Xie "icon" Tian-Yu

  • Chen "Kane" Hao

  • Liu "Five" Shi-Yu

Rogue Warriors

  • Bae "Holder" Jae-cheol

  • Chen "Haro" Wen-Lin

  • Tian "HuaTian" Mai

  • Mei "ZWuJi" Hong-Hui

  • Xia "Huanggai" Long-Yang

Royal Never Give Up

  • Xie "Langx" Zhen-Ying

  • Li "Xiaohu" Yuan-Hao

  • Wang "S1xu" Kang-Can

  • Zhang "yuekai" Yue-Kai

  • Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao

  • Lu "Betty" Yu-Hung

  • Shi "Ming" Sen-Ming


  • Xiang "Angel" Tao

  • Wei "Weiwei" Bo-Han

  • Hu "SwordArt" Shuo-Chieh

Team WE

  • Kim "Poss" Min-cheol

  • Jiang "beishang" Zhi-Peng

  • Lou "Missing" Yun-Feng

Top Esports

  • Bai "369" Jia-Hao

  • Hung "Karsa" Hao-Hsuan

  • Zhuo "Knight9" Ding

  • Lee "LokeN" Dong-wook

  • Nam "Ben" Dong-hyun

Vici Gaming

  • Xia "Chelizi" Han-Xi

  • Li "Aix" Yang

  • Chen "Jay" Bo

Victory Five

  • Tao "Windy" Xiang

  • Li "Mole" Hao-Yan

  • Wang "y4" Nong-Mo

  • Li "Max" Xiao-Qiang