Everything's the same for the LCS Spring 2019 teams and players. Even though there were fewer changes than expected, there were still exciting transfers (roaster changes), which we would like to present to you in our overview. The LCS has also completed its transformation into a North American franchise system. From now on and in the future, only permanent partners of the LCS will compete and the relegation has given way to a young talent factory, the so-called Academy League. However, as most of the adjustment screws have already been set for the 2018 season, the former “NA LCS” was able to retain its teams for the LCS. The season starts 1 week later than the season of the European neighbors. Even if the signs are pointing to sovereignty, we hope that fans of both regions will continue to follow all matches and will therefore continue to report about the LCS!
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Facts about LCS Spring 2019
- League of Legends
- 1 League: LCS
- 10 teams in the league
- Format: regular season Bo1
- Playoffs: Bo5
- Live stream for all matches
- Bets available on all LCS matches
- Spring Split 2019 (spring season):
- Period: 26.01.2019 – 04.2019
- LCS 2019 Spring Split Playoffs:
- Period: TBA- TBA
- Spring Split Champions start at MSI 2019
Overview of all teams and players for LCS Spring 2019
- 100 Thieves
- Clutch Gaming
- Counter Logic Gaming
- Echo Fox
- Golden Guardians
- OpTic Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Team SoloMid
100 Thieves – Red Bull as new sponsor let’s hope for a lot!
Now with the French Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun and the South Korean Bae”Bang” Jun-Sik (ADC) everything should get better. In addition, there will probably be a financial upswing from the new sponsor, Red Bull. After 100 Thieves did not make it out of the group phase of the world championship, the disappointment was big. Nevertheless, the new head coach Neil “prOlly” Hammad has already announced that a lot will change in the new season. We remain excited!
- Toplane: Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho
- Jungle: Andy “AnDa” Hoang
- Midlane: Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun
- AD-Carry: Bae “Bang” Jun-sik
- Support: Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black
Cloud9 – 7 players are sitting on the bench for 2019 and waiting for their bet!
Many were excited when it came to the fate of Cloud9 in the World Championship. In the end they lost in a clean 0:3 against Fnatic; but they managed to secure 450.000$ prize money! Whether it was time or not, it isn’t easy to clarify; but the facts can't be hidden: 2019 will go on without Jensen switching to Team Liquid. Nevertheless, we will probably see a lot of dynamism in Cloud9, because even in the C9 Academy talents are waiting to be promoted to the “1st league”.
- Toplane: Eric “Licorice” Ritchie
- Jungle: Dennis Svenskeren Johnsen
- Midlane: Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer
- AD-Carry: Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
- Support: Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam
Clutch Gaming -New Team, New Happiness?
Sometimes you have to part with the old to pave the way for the new. Febiven, Solo, Apollo and even Head coach Curry have resigned. With Huni, the team has set a ticking time bomb on the toplane that either explodes in the ranks of the opponents or does damage to their own. Recently, Heo”Huni”Seung-hoon showed inconsistent performance and some even said he was a “troll”. In my opinion, Huni never reached his peak moments again, as he did with SK Telecom T1.
- Toplane: Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon
- Jungle: Nam “LirA” Tae-yoon
- Midlane: Tanner “Damonte” Damonte
- AD-Carry: Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin
- Support: Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme
Counter Logic Gaming – CLG starts the season with German PowerOfEvil!
A strategic hand has Tristan “PowerOfEvil”Schrage and always changes at the right time. With only moderate successes in the previous team, there is now potential at CLG. Otherwise, the team will draw on its well-established reserves from the talent factory and offer Darshan and Biofrostthe chance to make it to the big stage after the Reignover and Huhi have cleared the field. In the last season, CLG could not achieve any significant international successes and in the NA LCS the team usually moves in the midfield. We will see if Head Coach Weldon ” Weldon” Green still has some aces up his sleeve…
- Toplane: Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya
- Jungle: Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin
- Midlane: Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage
- AD-Carry: Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes
- Support: Vincent “Biofrost” Wang
Echo Fox -The Fox shines in new fur!
Echo Fox has tidied up and engaged a number of new players. Only Lost already performed in the summer split. The former Clutch Gaming Top-Laner Colin “Solo” Earnest has thundered his chance and has already switched to Echo Fox in November. He took his teammate Apollo with him, who now shares the starting ADC position with Lost. Maybe it was time that Huni had to move on, as Echo Fox always slipped past success last season. Third place in the Spring Finals, 5-6th place in the Summer Finals and again third place in the Regional Finals – a sad story if you remember the team's strong dominance of the season. More consistency; this is what could bring the team another title and it only works without Huni!
- Toplane: Colin “Solo” Earnest
- Jungle: Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae
- Midlane: Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun
- AD-Carry: Apollo “Apollo” Price
- Support: Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent
FlyQuest – Coaches his hockey team with 4 Canadians
After a miserable performance last season, everything should be better now. With the new toplaner Omran”V1per” Shoura the team in the TL Academy has made use of. However, there the players had already often been allowed to play in the 1st league in addition to Doublelift and Co. The Roaster doesn't promise much, and we can only hope that the guys from FlyQuest are busy training! Whether they are worth a LCS Spring bet, only the future can tell.
- Toplane: Omran “Viper” Shoura
- Jungle: Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen
- Midlane: Eugene “Pobelter” Park
- AD-Carry: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran
- Support: Juan “JayJ” Guibert
Golden Guardians –Hauntzer (formerly TSM) is now a Guardian
No one can complain here that there is not much going on in the NA transfer market. TSM has let their top man Kevin “Hauntzer”Yarnell go. Although there was little danger from the top lane in the patches of the 8th season, nobody could keep his lane as constant as Hauntzer. The Guardians have been able to handle a very good transfer and Hauntzer will be able to teach his new teammates a lot of “TSM”. A well-placed LCS Spring bet on the Golden Guardians is certainly not a bad idea!
- Toplane: Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell
- Jungle: Juan “Contractz” Artruro Garcia
- Midlane: Henrik “Froggen” Hansen
- AD-Carry: Matthew “Deftly” Chen
- Support: Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung
OpTic Gaming – The Eternal Midfield
Let's be honest, can anyone remember the last success of OpTic Gaming? Founded on November 20, 2017 and launched into the new season with many ambitions, only the sober reality remains. OpTic didn't dare and you had the feeling that it was the Bo1 games that gave them a victory in the first place. With William “Meteos”Hartman in the Jungle and Lee “Crown” Min-ho in the middle, everything should be better now. We hope that the team will reach the podium in the LCS Spring 2019.
- Toplane: Niship “Dhokla” Doshi
- Jungle: William “Meteos” Hartman
- Midlane: Lee “Crown” Min-ho
- AD-Carry: Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon
- Support: Terry “Big” Chuong
Team Liquid – The Worlds Group Winners of Hearts
Team Liquid had earned his world championship and won the Summer Split NA home high. In the end they fought hard and fell hard in the group phase. With Jensen from Cloud 9 and CoreJJ from Gen. G, the team has made some changes for the new season. Expectations for the new season are high and Team Liquid needs a little more time to get along.
- Toplane: Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong
- Jungle: Jake Xmithie Puchero
- Midlane: Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen
- AD-Carry: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
- Support: Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in
Team Solo Mid -The German Serge “Broken Blade”Celikwill follow in Hauntzer's footsteps!
The good news is already clear, Bjergsen is still committed to TSM. The 18th year old top rider Broken Blade should bring new wind into the team; before he was only active in the Turkish region. To everyone's surprise, TSM finally lost his World Championship qualification after a bad season, fiercely contested last weeks, the team resigns. Restructuring was the order of the day and tough training weeks are the order of the day. The new roaster should fix it. Nonetheless everyone prays that the “Mage-Patch”, 2019, will not be repeated again. TSM will start well into the season, but the question is whether the others wont the same luck…
- Toplane: Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik
- Jungle: Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham
- Midlane: Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
- AD-Carry: Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen
- Support: Andy “Smoothie” Ta