Let’s take a look at the transfer situation of 10 LCK teams before they enter the big tournament LCK Spring 2023.
LCK Spring 2023 will have major changes in the competition format as well as in the organization of players. Teams are also making strong investments to improve the quality of the squad.
The end of 2021 is when the LCK begins to change with many new policies being applied. Including raising wages to increase competitiveness. Thanks to that, in the two recent seasons 2021 and 2022, the LCK is no longer in the state of talent bleeding and has 5 consecutive international tournaments from Worlds 2020 to Worlds 2022 with representatives present in the finals. Towards 2023, many teams such as Hanwha Life Esports, KT Rolster are ready to recruit stars to compete for the championship with other giants.
The World Championship 2022 champion has disbanded the entire squad that won the World Championship 2022 due to the inability to resolve the salary issue. Most likely, they can only keep Pyosik and will promote players from the youth team in the new season.
– To: Updating.
– Go: Kingen (Top), Pyosik (Jungle), Zeka (Mid), Deft (ADC), BeryL (Support), Taeyoon (ADC).
The 2022 season is really a nightmare for DWG KIA when they completely failed in the tournaments they attended. Despite Nuguri’s return, DK’s highly-rated lineup could not compete for the championship with two great rivals T1 and Gen.G. Therefore, DWG KIA has decided to make a big change in personnel, both in terms of the lineup and the coaching staff.
– To: Deft (ADC), Canna (top lane), GorillA (coach), Acorn (coach).
– Out: Nuguri (top lane), Burdol (top lane), deokdam (ADC), Daeny (coach), Zefa (coach), kkOma (sporting director).
The team ranked 6th in the 2022 Summer LCK has decided to terminate the contract with the entire main roster this season. Currently, there is still no information about the rookies in the Fredit Brion lineup.
– To: Updating.
Go: Hena (ADC), Morgan (Top), Sword (Top), Lava (Mid), Umti (Jungle), Delight (Support), Edgar (Coach), Drinker (Coach).
On November 10 (Vietnam time), Gen.G Esports (Gen.G) suddenly announced the farewell of ADC Ruler, replacing him with young ADC Peyz from Gen.G’s youth team. This is a news that surprised many fans of this team and the audience of League of Legends (LOL) around the world. Because, Ruler is a veteran ADC, representing the remnants of Samsung Galaxy’s legacy. After Ruler, support Lehends also left the team.
– To: Peyz (ADC), Delight (Support).
– Go: Ruler (ADC), Lehends (Support).
Hanwha Life Esports
After finishing the 2022 LCK Summer with the bottom of the table, HLE is the team that invested the most in the transfer market this season. After the blockbuster Viper, HLE is currently negotiating with many other stars such as Kingen, Zeka, Scout, Lehends to create a new Super Team.
– To: Viper (gunner).
– Go: OnFleek (Jungle), Karis (Mid), Cheoni (ADC), SamD (ADC), Vsta (Support), Willer (Jungle).
This season, Kwangdong Freecs broke up with a series of stars like Kiin, Teddy. Entering the LCK Spring 2023, KDF intends to use players from the Challgenger team.
– To: YoungJae (Jungle), Taeyoon (ADC).
– Go: Kiin (Top), Ellim (Jungle), FATE (Mid), Teddy (ADC), Hoit (Support), Leo (ADC).
Like Hanwha Life Esports, KT Rolster is making big investments to improve the lineup for the new season.
– To: Kiin (Top), Bdd (Mid)
– Go: Rascal (Top), Aria (Mid), Life (Support), GIDEON (Jungle).
After the defeat last summer, Liiv Sandbox will change blood for almost the entire squad. With the exception of Clozer and Kael, the other players did not have their contracts renewed.
– To: Ryu (coach).
– Go: Dove (Top Lane), Croco (Jungle), Prince (ADC), Eny (Support), Becker (Manager), Micro (Coach), Pawn (Coach), Travel (Coach), Joker ( Coach).
The Nongshim group’s team bid farewell to all members of the main squad after the disappointing 2022 season. In the LCK Spring 2023, NS intends to use all members from the youth team.
– To: DnDn (Top lane), Sylvie (Jungle), FIESTA (Mid), vital (ADC), Peter (Support).
Go: Canna (Top), Dread (Jungle), Bdd (Mid), Ghost (ADC), Effort (Support), Snowflake (Support), Comet (Coach).
After the unsatisfactory Worlds 2022, T1 management carried out a huge reorganization, with the departure of many members of the coaching staff. In the next season, it is likely that T1 will keep the same lineup. Except for Faker, the remaining players have successfully renewed their contracts.
– To: Updating.
– Out: Polt (sporting director), moment (coach), Asper (support/coach).