League of Legends 2016 Offseason Roster Tracker

theScore esports Staff
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As the temperatures get colder and the snow begins to fall, we're entering the most wonderful time of the year — the League of Legends roster shuffle period. From Korean players returning home from China to North American superstars taking a break, the offseason has gotten off to a wild start, and it's likely going to get even more chaotic as the weeks go by.

Check back here whenever you're lost to keep track of the latest League of Legends roster moves in all five major regions and the IWC regions.

Editor's note: The following lists only roster changes that have been officially announced or verified by theScore esports. It does not include unconfirmed reports.

North America:

Team SoloMid

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Hauntzer Svenskeren Bjergsen WildTurtle Biofrost

Immortals

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Flame Dardoch Pobelter Cody Sun Olleh

Cloud9

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Impact Contractz Jensen Sneaky Smoothie

Counter Logic Gaming

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Darshan Xmithie Huhi Stixxay Aphromoo

Team Liquid

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Lourlo Reignover Goldenglue Piglet Matt

Dignitas

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Ssumday Chaser Keane LOD Xpecial

Phoenix1

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Zig Inori Ryu Arrow Adrian

Team EnVyUs

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Seraph LirA Ninja Apollo Hakuho

Echo Fox

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Looper Akaadian Froggen Keith Gate

FlyQuest (Formerly Cloud9 Challenger)

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Balls Moon Hai Altec LemonNation

Misc. News

Europe:

G2 Esports

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Expect Trick Perkz Zven Mithy

Splyce

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Wunder Trashy Sencux Kobbe Mikyx

Giants Gaming

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Flaxxish Memento NighT HeaQ Hustlin

H2k-Gaming

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Odoamne Jankos Febiven Nuclear Chei

Fnatic

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
sOAZ Amazing Caps Rekkles Jesiz

Unicorns of Love

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Vizicsacsi Xerxe Exileh Samux Hylissang

Team Vitality

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Cabochard Djoko Nukeduck Steeelback Hachani

Origen

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Satorius Wisdom NaeHyun Tabzz Hiiva

Team ROCCAT

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Phaxi Maxlore Betsy Hjarnan Wadid

Misfits

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Alphari KaKAO PowerOfEvil Hans Sama IgNar

Misc. News

Korea:

ROX Tigers

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Lindarang SeongHwan Mickey Sangyoon Key
Shy

SK Telecom T1

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Huni Peanut Faker Bang Wolf
Profit Blank Sky

KT Rolster

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Smeb Score PawN Deft Mata

Samsung Galaxy

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
CuVee Ambition Crown Ruler CoreJJ
Haru Stitch Wraith

Afreeca Freecs

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MaRin Spirit KurO Kramer TusiN
  Mowgli  

MVP

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
ADD Beyond Ian MaHa Max

Jin Air Green Wings

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ikssu Umti Kuzan Teddy Snowflower
SoHwan Raise

Longzhu

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Expression Crash Fly PraY Gorilla
Cuzz Bdd Zzus
Justice  

bbq Olivers (Formerly ESC Ever)

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Crazy Bless Tempt Ghost Totoro
Part (Firetrap)  

Kongdoo Monster

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Roach Punch Edge Ssol GuGer

Misc. News

China:

Taiwan:

IWC:

Riot explains Chronobreak

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The best League of Legends highlights from Week 5

by 2d ago
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During Week 5, each region found their successful strategies turned on their heads. With mixed performances across the board, it was a test of fortitude and composure for all regions.

FlyQuest vs. Team SoloMid

FlyQuest's tried-and-true strategy of pushing down mid lane turned into a flanking fiasco when TSM realized they could collapse on FlyQuest's exposed back line, testing the limits of both teams in the process.

Fnatic vs. Splyce

It was hard to tell who was more relieved after an intense skirmish-filled Game 1 against Fnatic — the players on Splyce, or Splyce's coach Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi.

SKTelecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy

Karma support OP, at least in the hands of SKT Wolf. With SKT drafting high damage poke compositions, SSG went so far as to draft Kayle support in Game 2 to keep their Jhin alive.

Kristine "Vaalia" Hutter is a news editor for theScore esports. You can find her on Twitter.

Former Tainted Minds coach alleges team was mistreated by org, players reportedly in contract dispute

by 16h ago
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Former Tainted Minds coach Nick "Inero" Smith has alleged that the organization severely mistreated some of its League of Legends players, telling PVP Live's James "Obscurica" Chen that it attempted to bar them from leaving the org.

According to Inero, the team house was often without power over a period of two months. Other complaints included bad computers that crashed too often to play on, a lack of air conditioning and mold growth in the house.

Inero told PVP Live that the team missed two weeks of scrims because of the computer issues. The team then allegedly contacted a lawyer to legally terminate their contacts, before reportedly being told by Tainted Minds on Feb. 17 that they were still under contract to the org.

A representative for Jessep Entertainment and Sports Lawyers confirmed for theScore esports that the firm is representing a group of players in a contract dispute against Tainted Minds, but was unable to provide further clarification on the specific players involved and the nature of the dispute.

Inero told PVP Live the players' lawyer has told them that their contracts are legally terminated, and that they are "are not bound to represent Tainted Minds any further." However, all players who have played for Tainted Minds this split are still listed as being signed to Tainted Minds on Riot's Global Contract Database.

While PVP Live's report does not specify which players are in the dispute with Tainted Minds, Ryan "ShorterACE" Nget, Aaron "ChuChuZ" Bland, Tristan "Cake" Côté-Lalumière and Andrew "Rosey" Rose did not play in any of Tainted Minds 2017 OPL Split 1 Week 5 games.

Inero told PVP Live that on Feb. 18, Tainted Minds had 13 players signed to the org on the database, despite Riot's official rules stating that teams can only have 10 players signed to the roster.

Inero also claims that after the players' lawyer contacted Riot Oceania's head of esports with regards to Tainted Minds' alleged breaches of contract, Riot updated the Global Contract Database to put Tainted Minds in the right.

The database currently only lists 10 players on Tainted Minds, and states it was last updated on Feb 19th. Inero told PVP Live that this is a sign that Riot is covering up for Tainted Minds, as he claims to have a screenshot of the database from Feb. 20 that says it was last updated on Feb. 16.

Tainted Minds has yet to make a public statement on the matter.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

Mid Season Tanks Update - Maokai

boards.na.leagueoflegends.com 20h ago

After Sejuani's changes were discussed in a previous post, Maokai has been announced as the next tank rework slated for the Rift. Game Designer Beluga Whale took to the forums to discuss the incoming changes:

"Why hello there. It's time to turn over a new leaf for Maokai, the next champion in our Tank Update! We choose Maokai for a slot in this update because we felt that there was a great opportunity to push this champion as a whole into a really good state. With fairly modern visuals and an updated lore courtesy of the Harrowing, there were only a few major flaws remaining."

Click here for the full article via boards.na.leagueoflegends.com

Patch 7.4 notes | League of Legends

eune.leagueoflegends.com 20h ago
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The latest League of Legends patch is bringing nerfs to a handful of very strong champions, as well as a big change to catch-up experience.

Maokai and Corki are getting nerfs, with a severe reduction to Corki's missile damage, and Maokai's laning phase getting harder. Additionally, Jhin's ultimate slows less. Aside from that, it'll be easier for under-levelled players to catch up to their team thanks to bonus experience that will kick in when you are below your team's average level, up to four levels behind.

Click here for the full article via eune.leagueoflegends.com

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