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Every LEC 2019 Summer Split Roster update: The rundown

The LEC summer split comes back on June 7th, and these are the official roster changes for the participating teams

As is tradition, mid season roster changes are traditionally smaller in volume than in the start of the split. But fewer doesn’t mean less important, especially with a shot at Worlds on the line. So who’s shuffled between squads in time for the LEC 2019 Summer Split? Here’s the lowdown.

 

 

Excel Esports

Excel Esports
  • Top: Daehan "Expect" Ki
  • Top: Rosendo "Send0o" Fuentes
  • Jungle: Marc "Caedrel" Lamont
  • Jungle: Christian "Taxer" Vendelbo
  • Mid: Young-Min "Mickey" Son
  • Mid: Fabian "Exile" Schubert
  • Mid: Joran "Special" Scheffer
  • Bot: Petter "Hjarnan" Freyschuss
  • Bot: Jesper "Jeskla" Stromberg
  • Support: Patryk "Mystiques" Piórkowski
  • Support: Raymond "kaSing" Tsang

After a tough start to their split, Excel changed up their roster, promoting Special and Mystiques from their ERL roster and was able to play spoiler, taking games off of teams fighting for a playoff spot and ultimately finishing the season with a 5-13 record.

 

Going into summer, the team replaced AD Carry rookie Jesklaa with Worlds 2018 semi finalist in Hjarnan, and brought an experienced Korean midlaner in Mickey, who was over in Challenger Korea attempting to gain promotion back into the LCK. Will these changes be enough for the British underdogs to fight for a playoff berth?

 

Transfers:

 

In: Mickey (APK), Hjarnan (Ad Hoc Gaming)

Out: Innaxe (Unicorns of Love)

 

 


Fnatic

 

Fnatic
  • Top: Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau
  • Top: Jordan "Shikari" Pointon
  • Jungle: Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen
  • Jungle: Daniel "Dan" Hockley
  • Mid: Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek
  • Mid: Felix "Magifelix" Boström
  • Mid: Ronaldo "Ronaldooo" Betea
  • Bot: Martin "Rekkles" Larsson
  • Bot: Matthew "xMatty" Coombs
  • Support: Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov
  • Support: Tom "Prosfair" Willis

Fnatic had an awful start to their split as they found themselves in a bottom three position after a couple of weeks, but the 2018 World Finalists went on to make an impressive comeback, winning eight matches in a row to finish third in the regular split to make playoffs. The team was ultimately unable to reach the final, but showed a lot of improvement in a short amount of time. Going into summer the team is keeping the five man squad from spring.

Transfers:

In: None
Out: Targamas (Free Agent)

 


G2 Esports

G2 Esports
  • Top: Martin "Wunder" Hansen
  • Top: Adrien "Wardain" Müry
  • Top: Simon "Thebaus" Hofverberg
  • Jungle: Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski
  • Jungle: Leon "Lamabear" Krüger
  • Mid: Rasmus "Caps" Winther
  • Mid: Francisco "XICOO" Antunes
  • Bot: Luka "Perkz" Perkovic
  • Bot: Nicolás "Nixerino" Colocho
  • Support: Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle
  • Support: Adrian "Trymbi" Trybus
  • Support: David "Skain" Ferrer

After a dominating spring split, the LEC champions return with yet another trophy, as the team went on to win the 2019 Mid Season Invitational after defeating SK Telecom T1 and Team Liquid on their way to their first international trophy.

 

And as the proverb goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. G2 are coming into Summer with the same starting lineup.

 

Transfers:

In: Nixerino (Movistar Riders), Trymbi (PRIDE)
Out: Promisq (Free Agent)

 


Misfits Gaming

Misfits
  • Top: Paul "sOAZ" Boyer
  • Top: Danny "Dan Dan" Le Comte
  • Jungle: Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian
  • Jungle: Thomas "Kirei" Yuen
  • Jungle: Alexis "Rozara" Maslin
  • Mid: Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten
  • Mid: Adam "LIDER" Ilyasov
  • Bot: Steven "Hans Sama" Liv
  • Bot: Matúš "Neon" Jakubčík
  • Support: Beomhyun "GorillA" Kang
  • Support: Aleksi "H1IVA" Kaikkonen

Initially coined as a “super team” coming into spring, Misfits were unable to match everyone’s expectations as they ended their spring split outside of a playoff spot in eighth place.

 

Going into summer, the team have brought in Kirei, TCL Champion with Fenerbahçe last split to strengthen their ERL roster in france and potentially compete for the jungle position in the LEC.

 

While the main team failed to make a splash in LEC Spring, their ERL roster, Misfits Premier had a fantastic performance as they went on to win EU Masters – perhaps there’s a chance we’ll see talents like LIDER show up on the main stage?

 

Transfers:

In: Kirei (1907 Fenerbahçe Espor), Rozara (Free Agent)
Out: Obsess (Free Agent)

 


Origen

Origen
  • Top: Barney "Alphari" Morris
  • Top: Mathias "Szygenda" Jensen
  • Jungle: Jonas "Kold" Andersen
  • Jungle: Nikolay "Zanzarah" Akatov
  • Mid: Erlend "Nukeduck" Holm
  • Mid: Michał "Roison" Dubiel
  • Mid: Ernesto "Siler" Serrano
  • Bot: Patrik "Patrik" Jírů
  • Bot: Alexander "Venzer" Kostadinov
  • Support: Alfonso "Mithy" Rodríguez
  • Support: Adrián "Homi" Moldes López
  • Support: Baltat "AoD" Alin-Ciprian

Origen were clear cut the second best team last split, but were ultimately unable to take down G2 as they were swept twice in the LEC Spring playoffs. The team is keeping the exact same roster and looking to improve on last split’s result and contest for the European Championship.

Transfers:

In: Siler (S2V Esports)
Out: Speedy (Free Agent)

 


Rogue

Rogue
  • Top: Jun-Hyung "Profit" Kim
  • Top: Finn "Finn" Wiestål
  • Jungle: Kacper "Inspired" Słoma
  • Jungle: Marcin "behave" Pawlak
  • Mid: Emil "Larssen" Larsson
  • Mid: Marcin "Selfie" Wolski
  • Mid: Nico "Blueknight" Jannet
  • Bot: Paweł "Woolite" Pruski
  • Bot: Martin "HeaQ" Kordmaa
  • Support: Oskar "Vander" Bogdan
  • Support: Oskar "Raxxo" Bazydło

After a disappointing 2-16 Spring Split, Rogue have decided to completely revamp their roster, bidding farewell to Kikis and Sencux and promoting some of their ERL talent up to the LEC. The team intends to improve on last split’s results by increasing internal competition for the starting line up.

 

Finn was announced to be competing with Profit for the starting position, while Woolite will be competing with HeaQ for the starting ADC spot. Rookies Inspired and Larssen have been announced as their starting jungler and mid respectively and the team is expected to start veteran support Vander.

 

Transfers:

In: Selfie (Flyquest), behave (Future Perfect WLG), Blueknight (Free Agent)
Out: Kikis (Free Agent), Sencux (Free Agent), Wadid (Flyquest)

 


Schalke 04 Esports

Schalke04
  • Top: Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu
  • Top: Simon "Ventair" Tschammer
  • Jungle: Jonas "Memento" Elmarghichi
  • Jungle: Kangyun "Trick" Kim
  • Jungle : Lukas "Lurox" Thoma
  • Mid: Felix "Abbedagge" Braun
  • Mid: Daniyal "Sertuss" Gamani
  • Bot: Elias "Upset" Lipp
  • Bot: Tarik "Sedrion" Holz
  • Support: Donggeun "IgNar" Lee
  • Support: Love "Bravado" Rapp

After a terrific start to their split, Schalke’s performance dipped as the team went on to lose six games in a row, ultimately falling out of a playoff position as the team went 2-7 in their last nine matches. With their mid/jungle duo not quite connecting, the German team brought in veteran jungler and four time EU LCS champion Trick to compete for the starting position with Memento, and hopefully bring back Schalke to similar heights to last year’s Summer Split.

 

Transfers:

In: Trick (Galakticos)
Out: None

 


SK Gaming

SK Gaming
  • Top: Toni "Sacre" Sabalić
  • Top: Jorge "Werlyb" Casanovas
  • Jungle: Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek
  • Jungle: Gerrit "Phrenic" Stukemeier
  • Mid: Junsik "Pirean" Choi
  • Mid: Janik "Jenax" Bartels
  • Bot: Juš "Crownshot" Marušič
  • Bot: Tim "Keduii" Willers
  • Support: Minkook "Dreams" Han
  • Support: Mads "Doss" Schwartz
  • Support: Risto "SirNukesAlot" Luuri

SK gaming surprised many as they were able to clinch playoffs ahead of more established names in their return to the top European league, with an impressive performance from jungler Selfmade, who won the Rookie of the Split award in spring and placed first in the KIA player of the game standings.

 

Their ERL team, SK Gaming Prime, made a deep run in the EU Masters tournament, finishing in second place and top laner Sacre was given the MVP award of the tournament. The German organization has recognized the Croatian top laner’s efforts and promoted him to the main roster.

 

Transfers:

In: SirNukesAlot (BIG)
Out: None

 


Splyce

Splyce
  • Top: Tamás "Vizicsacsi" Kiss
  • Top: Andrei "Orome" Popa
  • Jungle: Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir
  • Jungle: Sebastián "Tierwulf" Mateluna
  • Jungle: Anders "Kronos" Schultz
  • Jungle: Anders "Sharp" Lillengen
  • Mid: Marek "Humanoid" Brázda
  • Mid: Paweł "Czekolad" Szczepanik
  • Mid: Jørgen "Hatrixx" Elgåen
  • Bot: Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup
  • Bot: Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek
  • Support: Tore "Norskeren" Eilertsen
  • Support: Olivier "Prime" Payet

Coming into 2019 Splyce revamped their roster, changing three of their five starting members. After what was a pretty strong showing in spring as they finished in fourth, the team has made no changes going into the Summer Split and is looking to improve on the past split, led by first all pro team AD Carry Kobbe.

 

Transfers:

In: Czekolad (eMonkeyz)
Out: None

 


Team Vitality

Vitality
  • Top: Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet
  • Top: Damien "Shemek" Soulagnet
  • Jungle: Jaeha "Mowgli" Lee
  • Jungle: Duncan "Skeanz" Marquet
  • Jungle: Nikola "Xani" Zrinjski
  • Mid: Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro
  • Mid: Lucas "Saken" Fayard
  • Bot: Amadeu "Attila" Carvalho
  • Bot: Augustas "Toaster" Ruplys
  • Support: Jakub "Jactroll" Skurzyński
  • Support: Jean "TraYtoN" Medzadourian

Team Vitality came into 2019 with the addition of Korean jungler Mowgli and had a strong start to their split, but were ultimately unable to improve on past year’s results as they were swept in the first round of playoffs. The team bootcamped in China with Royal Never Give Up and is coming back to the LEC with the same roster.

Transfers:

In: None
Out: None

 


Which teams do you think will make the biggest impact this summer? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.