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NA LCS 2017 teams: Updating offseason roster changes

Updated rosters and all the changes, right here.

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The NA LCS Spring Split was full of surprises (FlyQuest!) and expected results (another TSM vs. C9 final), but there’s one thing you can’t predict: the offseason. We’re in between the Spring and Summer Splits, but you can expect a flurry of roster moves this midseason.

Things got started as soon as the midseason break started, when Doublelift announced he would be returning to TSM. Since then, CLG and IMT have swapped junglers, a star rookie has found a new home and a slew of moves have been made, especially at the coaching position.

We’re going to keep this page updated with every NA LCS midseason move, be it a trade, a signing, a retirement — you name it. We also have a stream keeping track of transactions, but this page here will also have updated rosters for every NA LCS team.

All the way back until the start of the midseason, here’s every move that has been made so far, in reverse chronological order.

May 26

Dig replaces Xpecial with Big
  • TO DIG: Terry “Big” Chuong
Echo Fox hires Inero as new coach
  • TO FOX: Nick “Inero” Smith
  • TO FREE AGENT: Simon “heavenTime” Jeon
NV hires Starcraft player as new coach
  • TO NV: Kim “viOLet” Dong Hwan

May 25

FLY acquires WildTurtle from TSM
  • TO FLY: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran

May 24

NV adds mid-lane duo to replace Ninja
  • TO NV: Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer
  • TO NV: Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik

May 23

TL keeps 9th-place roster intact
  • (BACK) TO TL: Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer
  • TO TL: Andrew “Slooshi” Pham
NV coach leaves for Fnatic
  • TO FNC: Dylan Falco

May 19

Dignitas adds former coach Saintvicious back to staff
  • TO DIG: Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco

May 18

IMT hires former ROX head coach SSONG
  • TO IMT: Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo

May 16

IMT signs Stunt as sub support
  • TO IMT: William “Stunt” Chen
  • TO IMT: Andy “AnDa” Hoang

May 12

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CLG, IMT swap junglers
  • TO IMT: Jake “Xmithie” Puchero
  • TO CLG: Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett

May 5

IMT parts ways with strategic coach
  • TO FREE AGENT: David “Hermes” Tu

May 1

Dignitas manager leaves for Misfits
  • TO MSF: Joe "InnerFlame" Elouassi

April 28

Doublelift returns to TSM
  • (BACK) TO TSM: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
  • STILL WITH TSM: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran

Updated rosters*

*these are subject to change before the season starts on June 2, and are according to the Riot global contract database. Any reported moves that have not yet been made official have not been included.


Spring 2017: 14-4, runners-up

Additions: None

Departures: None

Coach: Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu


  • Top: Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong
  • Jungle: Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia
  • Mid: Nicolaj Jensen
  • Bot: Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
  • Support: Andy “Smoothie” Ta

Subs: Jeon “Ray” Ji-won (top), Jonathan “Westrice” Nguyen (top), Michael “Bunny Fufuu” Kurylo (support), Olivier “Winter” Lapointe (support)

Counter Logic Gaming

Spring 2017: 10-8, loss in quarterfinals

Additions: Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett

Departures: Jake “Xmithie” Puchero

Coach: Tony “Zikz” Gray


  • Top: Darshan Upadhyaya
  • Jungle: Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett
  • Mid: Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun
  • Bot: Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes
  • Support: Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black

Subs: Kevin “fallenbandit” Wu (top), Omar “OmarGod” Amin (jungle), Osama “Zag” Alkhalaileh (bot), Joseph “Joey” Haslemann (support)

Echo Fox

Spring 2017: 6-12, missed playoffs

Additions: Nick “Inero” Smith, Brandon “Mash” Phan, Wang "Feng" Xiao-Feng

Departures: Simon “heavenTime” Jeon

Coach: Nick “Inero” Smith


  • Top: Jang “Looper” Hyeong-seok
  • Jungle: Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham
  • Mid: Henrik “Froggen” Hansen
  • Bot: Yuri “KEITH” Jew
  • Support: Austin “Gate” Yu

Subs: Brandon “Brandini” Chen (top), Jonathan “Grigne” Armao (jungle), Tanner Damonte (mid), Brandon “Mash” Phan (bot), Wang "Feng" Xiao-Feng (bot)


Spring 2017: 9-9, lost in semifinals

Additions: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran

Departures: None

Coach: Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin


  • Top: An “Balls” Le
  • Jungle: Galen “Moon” Holgate
  • Mid: Hai Lam
  • Bot: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran
  • Support: Daerek “LemonNation” Hart

Subs: Michael “bigfatlp” Tang (mid), Johnny “Altec” Ru (bot), Maria “Remilia” Creveling (support)


Spring 2017: 8-10, missed playoffs

Additions: Jake “Xmithie” Puchero, William “Stunt” Chen, Andy “AnDa” Hoang, Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo

Departures: Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, David “Hermes” Tu

Coach: Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo


  • Top: Lee “Flame” Ho-jong
  • Jungle: Jake “Xmithie” Puchero
  • Mid: Eugene “Pobelter” Park
  • Bot: Cody Sun
  • Support: Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung

Subs: Andy “AnDa” Hoang (jungle), William “Stunt” Chen (support)


Spring 2017: 11-7, third-place match winners

Additions: Michael “MikeYeung” Yeung

Departures: None

Coach: Kim “Fly” Sang-chul


  • Top: Derek “Zig” Shao
  • Jungle: Rami “Inori” Charagh
  • Mid: Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook
  • Bot: Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon
  • Support: Jordan “Shady” Robison

Subs: William “Meteos” Hartman (jungle), Michael “MikeYeung” Yeung, Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik (mid), Jeong “Fixer” Jae-woo (support)

Team Dignitas

Spring 2017: 9-9, lost in quarterfinals

Additions: Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco

Departures: Joe “InnerFlame” Elouassi

Coach: David “Cop” Roberson


  • Top: Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho
  • Jungle: Lee “Chaser” Sang-hyun
  • Mid: Jang “Keane” Lae-young
  • Bot: Benjamin “LOD” deMunck
  • Support: Terry “Big” Chuong

Subs: Cristian Rosales (top), Lee “Shrimp” Byeong-hoon, Alex “Xpecial” Chu (support)

Team EnVyUs

Spring 2017: 3-15, survived promotion tournament

Additions: Kim “viOLet” Dong HwanYasin "Nisqy" Dinçer, Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik

Departures: Noh “Ninja” Geon-woo, Dylan Falco

Coach: Kim “viOLet” Dong Hwan


  • Top: Shin “Seraph” Woo-yeong
  • Jungle: Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo
  • Mid: Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer and Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik
  • Bot: Apollo Price
  • Support: Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent

Subs: Alexey “Alex Ich” Ichetovkin (mid), Zachary “Nientonsoh” Malhas (bot)

Team Liquid

Spring 2017: 5-13, survived promotion tournament

Additions: None (yet)

Departures: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng

Coach: Jang “Cain” Nu-ri


  • Top: Samson “Lourlo” Jackson
  • Jungle: Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin
  • Mid: Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer
  • Bot: Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin
  • Support: Matt Elento

Subs: Omran “Viper” Shoura (top), Lyonel “Arcsecond” Pfaender (jungle), Andrew “Slooshi” Pham (mid), Jung Young-bin (bot), Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon (support)

Team SoloMid

Spring 2017: 15-3, NA LCS champions

Additions: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng

Departures: Jason “WildTurtle” Tran

Coach: Parth Naidu


  • Top: Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell
  • Jungle: Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen
  • Mid: Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
  • Bot: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
  • Support: Vincent “Biofrost” Wang