League of Legends 2021 Roster Changes Tracker

A legend moves to the next stage in his career.
A legend moves to the next stage in his career. / Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

It is that time again. The League of Legends off-season has come back with a vengeance, and there are a ton of changes to keep track of. That's what we're here for. In this article you will find all of the major changes and news collected in one easy source.

PowerOfEvil Set to Replace Bjergsen as TSM Mid Laner; Doublelift Retires

Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage was announced to be moving from FlyQuest to TSM as its new mid laner. This announcement comes after Bjergsen announced his retirement following Worlds, shifting to a coaching position at TSM. PowerOfEvil made a name for himself by playing unconventional champions, and once claimed he was the kryptonite of TSM.

LCS legend Yiliang "Peter" "Doublelift" Peng retired from League of Legends Nov. 25, leaving TSM's bot lane open. Hu "SwordArt" Shuo-Chieh joined as support Nov. 26.

TSM also retooled its coaching team, adding Jack "Kayys" Kayser as strategic coach and head scout, Anand "Curry" Agarwal as assistant coach, and Zhang "Peter Zhang" Yi as head of player development. Peter Zhang previously held the head coach position on the academy team. Haitham also moved from assistant coach to data analyst.

WildTurtle Joins CLG

In a massive move, CLG has announced its signing of Jason “WildTurtle” Tran as the team’s ADC for the next year. After a strong showing during the regular season, and a showing consistent with other North American teams at Worlds, WildTurtle has made the move to CLG. With Doublelift playing for TSM and WildTurtle playing for CLG, the roles are completely reversed from what they were nearly a decade ago when the CLG-TSM rivalry was at a fever pitch.

IgNar Moves to Evil Geniuses

Former Support player for Flyquest, Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun was announced to be making a move to Evil Geniuses' LCS team for the upcoming split.

Vander Leaves Rogue, Becomes Free Agent. Rogue Picks Up Trymbi

Oskar “Vander” Bogdan has left Rogue’s Support position after playing on the team for a full year. He is currently a free agent. On the same day the departure was announced, Rogue also revealed his replacement. Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus, Rogue Academy’s Support player, has been moved from the academy team to a starting position on Rogue’s LEC lineup.

Finn Departs Rogue, Joins CLG

The top laner who previously played for Rogue and Rogue’s Academy team has announced a move to North America to join CLG. Finn “Finn” Wiestål played within the Rogue organization for two years, his move to NA announced Nov. 16.

G2 P1noy Enters Free Agent Status

Kristoffer “P1noy” Albao Lund Pedersen, the previous ADC for G2, has been released from the team and has entered free agent status. This move comes after G2 made a strong showing at worlds, only being eliminated by the eventual champions, DAMWON Gaming.

Misfits' Febiven Becomes a Free Agent

A player with a great deal of history in the League of Legends competitive scene, Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten has announced that Misfits and him are parting ways after two years. He is currently a free agent.

Zefa and Daeny Leave DAMWON Gaming, Join T1 as Coaches

After reaching the peak of League of Legends play by taking home the summoner’s cup with DAMWON gaming, former head coach Lee “Zefa” Jae-min announced a move to be a main coach for T1. Former coach for DAMWON Yang “Daeny” Dae-in was also revealed to be the new head coach for T1.

Kramer and Langx Leave LGD, Become Free Agents

After a lackluster performance at Worlds, top laner Xie “Langx” Zhen-Ying and ADC Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun have been released from the team. Kramer confirmed his free agent status in a Facebook post, but Langx fate is still up in the air. A Weibo post by LGD reads “discussions with Langx players are still in progress.”

Kk0ma Departs Vici Gaming, Joins DAMWON as Head Coach

Legendary coach Kim “kk0ma” Jeong-gyun, who helped lead SKT T1 to three separate victories at worlds in 2013, 2015, and 2016 has announced a move from the Chinese team Vici Gaming to the current world Champions, DAMWON Gaming.

SK Gaming Announces Roster for Upcoming LEC Season

November 19 brought with it the climactic reveal of SK Gaming’s new roster for the LEC 2021 Spring Split. Notable pickups include Erik “Treatz” Wessen from TSM and Jean “Jezu” Massol” from Misfits. This new lineup comes following the release of Mid Laner “ZaZee”, Jungler “Trick,” ADC “Crownshot”, and Support “LIMIT” The roster will be as follows:

  • Top: Janik “Jenax” Bartels
  • Jungle: Kristian “TynX” Østergaard Hansen
  • Mid: Ersin “Blue” Gören
  • ADC: Jean “Jezu” Massol
  • Support: Erik “Treatz” Wessen

Astralis Reveals 2021 LEC Roster

On Nov. 17, Astralis finally revealed its final roster for the upcoming LEC 2021 Spring Split. This comes after the departure of Barney “Alphari” Morris, Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, Elis “Upset” Lipp, and Jakub “Jactrol” Skurzynski. The new team will be as follows:

  • Top: Matti “WhiteKnight” Sormunen
  • Jungle: Nikolay “Zanzarah” Akatov
  • Mid: Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm
  • ADC: Jesper “Jeskla” Klarin Stromberg
  • Support: Hampus “promisq” Mikael Abrahamsson

Rekkles Moves to G2

Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has made the move from Fnatic to G2. After playing on Fnatic for more than five years, the 24-year-old ADC has joined what many are now calling a European super team. Barring any unexpected changes, the G2 roster will be as follows: 

  • Top: Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen
  • Jungle: Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
  • Mid: Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther
  • ADC: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
  • Support: Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle

Josedeodo Joins FlyQuest as New Jungler; Johnsun as Bot Lane

Brandon “Josedeodo” Joel Villegas was announced to be moving from Mexican team Rainbow7 to American FlyQuest as its new Jungler. This move comes after Josedeodo distinguished himself on the international stage at Worlds as a force to be reckoned with.

Bot laner Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen joined from Dignitas Nov. 24. Colin "Solo" Earnest left the team that same day. Head coach Lim "David" "DLim" Joo-sung departed Nov. 25.

FlyQuest's full roster is confirmed as follows:

  • Top Lane: Eric "Licorice" Ritche
  • Jungle: Brandon Joel "Josedeodo" Villegas
  • Mid Lane: Christian "Palafox" Palafox
  • Bot Lane: Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen
  • Support: David "Diamond" Bérubé

Bjergsen Retires from Competitive Play, Moves to Coach/Co-Owner Position

TSM Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg has retired from competitive League of Legends play after a final showing at Worlds this year. After taking home six LCS titles over the course of eight year he has moved into a more supportive role on the team, hoping to coach his successor.

100 Thieves Announces Lineup for 2021

After parting ways with most of their roster, only keeping on Top Laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho. The team has now picked up several new players and announced their upcoming team.

  • Top: Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho
  • Jungle: Can “Closer” Celik
  • Mid: Tanner “Damonte” Damonte
  • ADC: Ian “FBI” Victor Huang
  • Support: Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun

Fenix, V1per, Johnsun, and Froggen Leave Dignitas

Kim “Fenix” Jae-Hun and Omran “V1per” Shoura of Team Dignitas’ LCS roster departed as of Nov. 16. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, the Mid Laner for Team Dignitas’ Academy roster also became a free agent on the same date.

 As of Nov. 22, Dignitas has yet to fill the open spots in their roster.

Team Liquid Announces Final Roster for 2021 Spring Split

After a brief but exciting appearance at Worlds, and a tumultuous off-season, Team Liquid has announced their final roster for the upcoming season. After parting ways with Broxah and Impact, two players who were integral to their success, the pressure is on for new team members Santorin and Alphari to show up in a big way.

  • Top Lane: Barney "Alphari" Morris
  • Jungle: Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen
  • Mid Lane: Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen
  • ADC: Trevor "Spawn" Kerr-Taylor and Edward "Tactical "Ra
  • Support: Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in

Broxah Leaves Liquid, Signs to CLG

Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen who was a staple of the Team Liquid lineup and helped to bring them to the Worlds stage has now departed the team he played on since November 2019. It was revealed on the same day he left the team that he had signed with CLG for the next split. 

Impact Leaves Team Liquid, Becomes Free Agent

The previous World Champion,  Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong has left Team Liquid after serving as the team’s Top Laner for two years. He is currently a free agent.

Big Changes Coming to Team Liquid

Mid Laner David “Yusui” Bloomquist, Bot Laner Richard “Rikara” Samuel Oh were released from Team Liquid’s Academy team on September 14. 

Head Analyst Tyler “Tyler” Perron also parted ways with the Team on October 21. As did Assistant Coach Chris “Croissant” Sun two days later on October 23. Nearly a month later the team’s Strategic Coach, Jang “Cain” Nu-ri also became a free agent.

Evandro “Yaltz” de Cerqueira was promoted from Head Coach of TL’s Academy team to Head Analyst of their LCS team on November 13. Just one day later Kang “Dodo” Jun-hyeok was promoted from Team Manager to General Manager.

Reapered Leaves C9 Head Coach Position

As of September 14, Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu, a storied name in the League of Legends pro scene, has left Cloud9’s head coach position. He is currently a free agent.

Immortals Make Big Changes to LCS and Academy Rosters

On August 31, Immortals announced the release of Johnny “Altec” Ru, Austin “Gate” Yu, Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Jeremy “Eika” Valdenaire, and Adrien “GoToOne” Picard. This massive change was then followed up on November 6 by the team picking up Andre “Guilhoto” Pereira Guilhoto from Astralis to be the head coach for the LCS Team, Goh “Jensen” Qian Sheng to be the head coach for the Academy team, and promoting Paul “Malaclypse” Desci to be the assistant coach for the LCS Team. 

November 16 brought even more changes with the departure of Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and Kieran “Allorim” Logue from the LCS Team’s roster. Additionally, Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent” departed the Academy roster the same day. 

Two players were signed in November to bring the Immortals LCS roster closer to a full team. Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir was signed as the jungler, and Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura” has been brought in as the new top laner.

Bot laner Quin "Raes" Korebritz and support Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw joined the team Nov. 23, becoming the first bot lane duo in LCS history made up entirely of players from Oceania.


The previous head coach for CLG has departed the team he coached for less than a year as of August 10. He is currently a free agent. Previously, Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo worked as the head coach for Echo Fox and before that as a strategic coach and eventually head coach of TSM.

Weldon Ends Term with CLG

Erik “Treatz” Wessen left TSM as of November 19, citing his new spot on SK Gaming as reasoning. He formerly played on TSM’s Academy team from 2018 to 2020, but before that was featured on European teams like Dark Passage, Giants, and Team ROCCAT.

Hanwha Life Esports Retools Roster

Hanwha Life Esports added top laner Park "Morgan" Gi-tae, jungler Kim "Winter" Yo-han, jungler Park "Arthur" Mi-reu (formerly known as Mir) and bot laner Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu to its roster Nov. 23. It extended Cho "CaD" Seong-yong's contract that same day.

Mid laner Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon joined the team the next day.

Matt Elento to Coach EG Academy Roster

Matthew "Matt Elento" Elento transitioned from playing for Evil Geniuses' Academy team roster to coaching it Nov. 23.

Golden Guardians Announces New Roster Including Stixxay, Iconic

Golden Guardians announced its full LCS roster Nov. 23. The lineup includes jungler Ethan "Iconic" Wilkinson, bot laner Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes, support Leandro "Newbie" Marcos, mid laner and former academy team member Nicholas Antonio "Ablazeolive" Abbott, and top laner Aiden "Niles" Tidwell.

The team's player performance coach Jimmy Harrison and academy coach Barento "Razleplasm" Mohammed left Nov. 24, while mid laner Jong-yun "Jay" "Yunbee" Choi joined the academy team. Kublai "Kubz" Barlas will coach the academy team.

Fnatic Gains Nisqy, Loses Nemesis

Fnatic added mid laner Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer to the roster Nov. 24. His arrival foreshadowed the departure of mid laner Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek the following day.

Head coach Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi and assistant coach Gary "Tolki" Mialaret joined Nov. 25, and German bot laner Elias "Upset" Lipp joined Nov. 26. This concluded Fnatic's roster moves for the off-season, making the final team as follows:

  • Top Lane: Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau
  • Jungle: Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek
  • Mid Lane: Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer
  • Bot Lane: Elias "Upset" Lipp
  • Support: Zdravets Iliev "Hylissang" Galabov

MAD Lions Adds Elyoya, Armut; Shuffles Staff

MAD Lions head of coaching staff Peter Dun departed the team in late October. Analyst Jonathan "Jido" Do left the team Nov. 3, and top laner Andrew "Orome" Popa left Nov. 19. In his place, İrfan "Armut" Berk Tükek joined as mid laner Nov. 27, and jungler Javier "Elyoya" Prades joined Nov. 24.

KT Rolster Adds Doran

Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon joined KT Rolster as its new top laner. Doran previously played for DRX, coming just short of LCK wins in every split since he won with Griffin in LCK Summer 2019.

Broken Blade Joins FC Schalke 04 Esports

Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik joined FC Schalke 04 Esports on Nov. 25 as the team's new top laner, filling a hole left by the departure of Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu. The team still has to fill its mid lane and bot lane, as the contracts of current position holders Felix "Abbedagge" Braun and Matúš "Neon" Jakubčik expired in mid-November.

Khan Joins DAMWON Gaming's Top Lane

Kim "Khan" Dong-ha joined DAMWON Gaming on Nov. 26, returning to the LCK following his time in the LPL with FunPlus Phoenix.

Kim "Chasy" Dong-hyeon joined DAMWON's academy team Nov. 26.