3 Biggest Roster Changes from the League of Legends Off-Season so Far

Quarter Final Day 02 - League of Legends World Championship
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It's everyone's favorite time of year. The turkeys are being bought, families are being contacted, and League of Legends teams are making their big player grabs during the off-season.

With LEC giants like G2 Esports and Fnatic rising to meet the challenge of the previously untouchable Eastern regions, competitive League of Legends has never felt so neck and neck. Just recently, some shocking moves have been made, which all look to shape up to an incredibly interesting season next year.

Here's a few of the more noteworthy player moves to keep track of once the season kicks off.

1. Dardoch to TSM

Almost as soon as the World Championship Finals concluded, rumors of the legendary "Most alpha Jungler in NA" moving over to Team SoloMid started flying. Just this last Friday, that move was confirmed. Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett is no stranger to the LCS stage, nor is the LCS community a stranger to him. Having carried a reputation for both his insanely aggressive jungle pathing it's clear that NA hasn't seen the last of Dardoch.

2. Peanut Leaves LCK, Joins LGD in LPL

If you've watched even a single day of LCK during the regular season over the past 6 years, you've probably heard Han "Peanut" Wang-ho's name come up in conversation at least once. Often discussed as one of the greatest junglers to play the game, Peanut's made a name for himself for his ability to play fast and in your face, especially on early game champions like Olaf, Nidalee, and Elise. Next season, however, Peanut will breach new territory and make his debut in China's LPL, joining LGD's roster as their main jungler.

3. Upset, Xerxe, and Destiny to Origen

Picking up Shalke 04's Elias "Upset" Lipp and Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw of the OCE to shore up the bottom lane, a place it struggled in last year, Origen also added Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir in the jungle. This was all done while keeping their current star-studded jungler Kold, who is currently out for health issues.

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