Keep up with the latest roster swaps in Korea.
It’s been a rough couple of years for Korean League of Legends fans, but it’s far from over for the region—and the 2020 Summer Split is fast approaching. That means several teams could make roster changes before the next split begins.
To keep track of all the news on rumored and confirmed moves, we’ve collected everything we know about LCK roster moves so far. Make sure to check back in to catch all the latest roster news ahead of the 2020 Summer Split.
Afreeca Freecs had another promising season in the LCK. But after almost breaking into the top four, they sunk to sixth place in the latter half of the split.
Despite the performance, the team have decided to stick with their full lineup for the Summer Split.
Rookie squad SeolHaeOne Prince were promoted into the LCK last November, beating Jin Air Green Green Wings. In the Spring Split, the team placed a respectful seventh, comfortably securing their spot in the league.
In the midseason, the team picked up former Excel Esports mid laner Mickey. The new addition to the team should give SeolHaeOne Prince a stronger footing going into the Summer Split.
Damwon were one of the only teams to keep their full lineup ahead of the 2020 Spring Split. And for the fourth split running, they’ve decided to stick to their guns.
DragonX worked tirelessly to develop its squad over the course of the season—and it paid off. The team’s two new rookies, jungler Pyosik and support Keria, performed above and beyond expectations. Together with Doran, Chovy, and Deft, DragonX have a real shot at Worlds next season.
After finishing the regular season in first place with a 14-4 record, a roster reshuffle is simply out of the question. Gen.G inevitably fell at the last hurdle and lost to T1 in the finals, but they still remain a top team.
Bordering on the relegation line, Hanwha Life narrowly kept their spot in the LCK. The team had some promising moments throughout the Spring Split but inevitably fell to the bottom of the standings with a 6-12 record.
Substitute mid Laner Lava will be stepping up for the Summer Split, replacing Tempt. This move should give a new dynamic to the team. How Hanwha will play in the summer, though, remains to be seen.
KT picked it up in the second half of the 2020 LCK Spring Split after a poor start to the season. Following four consecutive losses, they got their act together and climbed into fourth place ahead of the playoffs—their best result in years.
Despite the performance, the team picked up former KT players Smeb and Ucal ahead of the Summer Split. This should give them more firepower, and if all goes according to plan, propel the team even further up the standings.
SANDBOX Gaming fell to the bottom of the tables in the 2020 Spring Split with a 5-13 record. But after entering the summer promotion series up against Griffin and Seorabeol, it was clear the team belonged in the league. They may have lost 2-0 to Team Dynamics, but they dominated Griffin and Seorabeol.
The team shockingly picked up the LEC’s Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi in the midseason, adding the first Western coach to a Korean League team.
T1 has stuck with its full lineup for the 2020 Summer Split.
The team dominated in the LCK Spring Playoffs, losing just one game to DragonX in the semifinals before annihilating Gen.G in the finals.
T1 will be eager to repeat their performance in the summer and secure the region’s first seed going into Worlds 2020.
Team Dynamics are the new kids on the block.
The five-man lineup fought their way through Challengers Korea before convincingly beating SANDBOX Gaming and Seorabeol Gaming in back-to-back best-of-three series in the summer promotion tournament.
Top laner Lee “Rich” Jae-won and mid laner Lee “Kuzan” Seong-hyeok are the biggest personalities on the team. With their aggressive playstyles, they’ll look to leave their mark on the LCK this summer.