EDG, LGD announce rosters for the World Championship and substitute player limit

by theScore Staff Sep 9 2015
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Both Edward Gaming and LGD Gaming have posted their official roster lists to weibo for the 2015 World Championship. The players listed are who they will take to the Group Stage in Paris.

According to Edward Gaming's manager, Huang "San Shao" Cheng, the substitute player limit for the World Championship will be one official substitute who can be interchanged with the main roster and one emergency substitute. The emergency substitute is listed on the roster in case of "exceptional circumstances."

Edward Gaming

Edward Gaming confirmed, contrary to some rumors that followed Shek "AmazingJ" Waiho's appearance on the starting roster at the Chinese Regional Qualifier, that Tong "Koro1" Yang would attend the World Championship as the team's starting top laner. AmazingJ will attend as the main substitute, and Zhao "Fireloli" Zhiming will serve as the emergency substitute.

Coach: Ji "Aaron" Xing
Coach: Bok "Reapered" Hangyu

Top: Tong "Koro1" Yang
Jungle: Ming "Clearlove" Kai
Mid: Heo "PawN" Wonseok
ADC: Kim "Deft" Hyukkyu
Support: Tian "Meiko" Ye

Main Substitute: Shek "AmazingJ" Waiho
Emergency Substitute: Zhao "Fireloli" Zhiming

LGD Gaming

LGD Gaming listed Huang "Firefox" Dingxiang as their coach for the event. They also confirmed they will be bringing both top lane substitute Lee "Flame" Hojong and jungle substitute Wei "xiaoxi" Lisheng, though they did not explicitly designate a difference between a main substitute and emergency substitute. Since Flame is listed first and has rotated in and out of the team more often than xiaoxi, it seems likely he will serve as the main substitute.

Manager: Yang Shunhua
Coach: Huang "Firefox" Dingxiang

Top: Choi "Acorn" Cheonju
Jungle: Zhu "TBQ" Yongquan
Mid: Wei "GODV" Zhen
ADC: Gu "imp" Seungbin
Support: Chen "Pyl" Bo

Substitute: Lee "Flame" Hojong
Substitute: Wei "xiaoxi" Lisheng

Invictus Gaming has yet to reveal an official roster list, but their substitute players include Zeng "Pokemon" Tao, Tang "Time" Jintai, and Gwon "YongSoo" Yongsu.

Given the foreign player limit, it seems unlikely that Korean top lane substitute, YongSoo, will make the Worlds roster. Pokemon and Time will likely accompany Invictus Gaming to the Paris Group Stage.

Kelsey Moser is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow her on Twitter.