The LEC (formerly EU LCS) starts on 18 January 2019 and with the start we welcome many new teams among the ranks of champions. Today we at esport-wetten.net want to introduce all new and old LEC teams & players and discuss their chances of success for the coming season, so that you are well-informed for your successful LEC eSport bets. With the new LEC franchise Riot Games wants to guarantee more reliability for the teams; 2019 the relegation principle will be outdated and the teams will become permanent partners of the league. The idea behind this is that it is very difficult for the teams to get advertising contracts if it is not clear how long they are allowed to play in the “1st League” at all. However, anyone who now believes that Riot is preventing any competition would be judging too hastily. The clans will very well carry out active player changes (so-called roaster changes) if things go badly over a season and the coach sees no future for the team. Here is our list of all teams and players:
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Facts about LEC Spring 2019 – League of Legends
- 1 League: LEC
- 10 teams in the league
- Format: regular season Bo1
- Playoffs: Bo5
- Live stream for all matches
- Bets available on all LEC matches
- Spring Split 2019 (spring season):
- Period: 18.01.2019 – 04.2019
- LEC 2019 Spring Split Playoffs:
- Period: TBA- TBA
- Spring Split Champions start at MSI 2019
League of Legends European Championship – Teams and Players
Fnatic: Legendary by the “Fnatic Death-Brush”
Fnatic is no longer a team name, but rather an institution and a way of life for its fans. With its headquarters in London, the clan also maintains other clubhouses in the Netherlands and Australia. The team has already proven its potential in the domestic league several times, but in 2018, Fnatic made it into the international flashlight. 2018 was the year in which the team had to go to its limits and even the team captain (Rekkles) had to sit on the bench during the legendary Mage patch. Coach and team have done their homework and Fnatic secured first place in the EU LCS Spring Split 2018, as well as in the Summer Split 2018. The crowning finale of the perfect year was the second place in the final of the League of Legends World Championship. The final game was anything but thrilling and Fnatic clearly lost out, but they got a whiff of their World Championship and the team will start the new season strengthened by their experience.
- Toplane: Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau
- Jungle: Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen
- Midlane: Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek
- AD-Carry: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
- Support: Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov
Schalke 04: More successful in eSport than in football?
Schalke 04 Esports had one of the best seasons 2018, but in the end, they only watched the others as number 2. First they narrowly missed the 1st seed for the World Championship to Fnatic (in the Summer Split), only to miss the chance for the World Championship again later, in the lost Regional Final 2018 against G2 Esports. With Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu and Felix “Abbedagge” Braun the team gets a strong reinforcement for the next season. We are expecting another place on the winner's stand for S04.
- Toplane: Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
- Jungle: Jonas “Memento” Elmarghichi
- Midlane: Felix “Abbedagge” Braun
- AD-Carry: Elias “Upset” Lipp
- Support: Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
G2 Esports: Caps (formerly FNC) and Perkz united!
November 20, 2018 will be the most recent LoL eSport history written. Caps announces his move to G2 Esports and in the same breath, Perkz is looking for a new challenge with the ADC position. In 2018 everything went well for the team, which was able to secure 450.000$ prize money with the 3rd – 4th place. We can expect with great excitement how the duo will perform on the Summoner's Rift.
- Toplane: Martin “Wunder” Hansen
- Jungle: Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
- Midlane: Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther
- AD-Carry: Luka “PerkZ” Perković
- Support: Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle
Misfits Gaming: Fnatics Toplaner now plays in the Misfits!
There must have been someone who was strongly dissatisfied with his substitutability in the Fnatic start grid. Young Frenchman Paul “sOAZ” Boyer definitely switched to Misfits Gaming on November 22, 2018. After only moderate successes in the recent season, perhaps sOAZ's experience and consistency on the Fields of Justice is a good starting shot into the LEC Spring 2019.
- Toplane: Paul “sOAZ” Boyer
- Jungle: Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian
- Midlane: Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten
- AD-Carry: Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
- Support: Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon
Origen: CS:GO fans also known as Astralis!
To prevent CS:GO and LoL fans from getting in each other's way, the management decided to find their own team name for League of Legends: Origen. But the team took veterans on board and couldn't start the new season better with Alphari, Nukeduck and Mithy. In the EU LCS the team was inactive in 2018, but had the resources to become a permanent partner of the LEC from now on.
- Toplane: Barney “Alphari” Morris
- Jungle: Jonas “Kold” Andersen
- Midlane: Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm
- AD-Carry: Patrik “Patrik” Jírů
- Support: Alfonso “mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez
Rogue: Team Fredy122 (Ex-Coach Team Roccat) will coach the team!
A completely new partner in the LEC is Rogue. Previously the team was rather inactive in the European eSport scene and is based in the USA. However, headcoach Freddy122 has built up a strong starting grid with Sencux, who previously played for Splyce and Misfits and Profit (Team Roccat) & Kikis (Team Vitality). Nevertheless, all his team members have only played against each other before and now have to use the time until the season opener on January 18 to train diligently.
- Toplane: Kim “Profit” Jun-hyung
- Jungle: Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek
- Midlane: Chres “Sencux” Laursen
- AD-Carry: Martin “HeaQ” Kordmaa
- Support: Kim “Wadid” Bae-in
SK Gaming: The most successful German eSport organization now in LoL!
LoL made in Germany is the name of SK Gaming. The team was already founded in 1997 under the name “Schroet Kommando” and had until then its best moments mainly in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. With Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik, the team was able to organize a very strong Midlaner, the South Korean previously played at SK Telecom I and was also in the final game of the 2017 World Championship.
- Toplane: Jorge “Werlyb” Casanovas Moreno-Torres
- Jungle: Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek
- Midlane: Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik
- AD-Carry: Juš “Crownshot” Marušič
- Support: Han “Dreams” Min-kook
Splyce: Well, you're in the LEC after all!
No team has complained as loudly about the LCS as Splyce. After rumours had already been heard in November that Splyce's application had been rejected, harmony was the message of all involved at the end of November. Splyce accepted the 8 million Euro participation fee as a permanent partner of the LEC and is now starting the new season. For Splyce fans: From 2019 it will continue without Odoamne, who will now continue playing for S04.
- Toplane: Tamás “Vizicsacsi” Kiss
- Jungle: Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir
- Midlane: Marek “Humanoid” Brázda
- AD-Carry: Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup
- Support: Tore “Norskeren”Hoel Eilertsen
Team Vitality: Cheer up, continue, after early World Cup end!
If a team had bad luck in the World Cup 18, then it was Team Vitality. The team was already out of the tournament in the group phase, but had to defeat one of the hardest groups by far. Cabochard, Jiizuke, Attila and Jactroll will stay with Team Vitality, only South Korean Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha will keep the Jungle free for the team from 2019. Last but not least, things didn't go well with ex-jungler Kikis, who had often played too aggressively for the team. Therefore, at the end of November the news was accepted that Kikis would play for Rogue now.
- Toplane: Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet
- Jungle: Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha
- Midlane: Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro
- AD-Carry: Amadeu “Attila” Carvalho
- Support: Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński
excel Esports: Fabian “Exileh” Schubert will play for Excel Esports
Another rather unknown LEC team, which will compete on the Fields of Reference of the LEC Spring 2019 from January 18th. With Exileh, who played for the Unicorns of Love until April 2018, the team has secured an experienced midlaner and kept our German superstar in Europe (despite rumours of a change). The more modest successes in 2017 and 2018 in the League of Legends Minor tournaments cannot be ignored and the team must now train diligently to keep up with the big LEC dinosaurs. It remains exciting how the team will perform in the end!
- Toplane: Ki “Expect” Dae-han
- Jungle: Marc “Caedrel” Robert Lamont
- Midlane: Fabian “Exile” Schubert
- AD-Carry: Jesper “Jeskla” Klarin Strömberg
- Support: Raymond “kaSing” Tsang