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LCK 2019 season: Roster changes, free agents and more

LCK has some pretty big rosters, as usual

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The NA LCS isn’t the only region affected by roster changes. Things are just as kooky over in Korea for the LCK.

We’re putting all of the confirmed roster moves that we know of in one place for your reference. That being said, there’s not going to be any listings based on rumors or vague tweet hints in here. (I’m looking at you, Deft.) We’re basing this off of the official database and official announcements from the organizations or players only.

We have all the teams organized, though if the position on the team isn’t filled, we’ll leave it blank. This might make some teams look overstuffed and some teams look really barren, but rest assured, it’ll all flesh out before the season starts. We’ll also include any information about where these players came from or if their contract was extended for more than one year.

A list at the bottom will also show all the players who were starters for LCK teams in 2018 who are currently free agents. Note that LCK still uses a relegation format and has a Challenger series, but we’re not including free agents from Challengers Korea players. That means you’ll see MVP and bbq Olivers players in our free agent section, since they were in LCK in 2018, but not any members from the now-replaced Kongdoo Monsters, as they were in Challengers during the 2018 Summer Split. It’s confusing, we know. Sorry.

KT Rolster

  • Top: Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon
  • Top: Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho
  • Jungle: Go “Score” Dong-bin
  • Jungle: Eom “UmTi” Seong-hyeon (From Jin Air Green Wings)
  • Mid: Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong (From Kingzone Dragon X)
  • ADC: Byun “Gango” Se-hoon (From LJL’s Unsold Stuff Gaming)
  • ADC: Jeon “Zenit” Tae-gwon (From ES Sharks)
  • Support: Choi “Mia” Sang-in
  • Support: No “SnowFlower” Hoi-jong (From TR’s SuperMassive eSports)
  • Coach: Oh “ZanDarC” Chang-jong

SKTelecom T1

  • Top: Kim “Crazy” Jae-hee (from bbq Olivers)
  • Top: Kim “Khan” Dong-hae (from Kingzone Dragon X)
  • Jungle: Kim “Clid” Tae-min (from LPL’s JD Gaming)
  • Jungle: Kang “Haru” Min-seung (From Gen. G)
  • Mid: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • ADC: Han “Leo” Gyeo-re
  • ADC: Park “Teddy” Jin-seong (From Jin Air Green Wings)
  • Support: Lee “Effort” Sang-ho
  • Support: Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong (from kt Rolster)
  • Coach: Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

DAMWON Gaming

  • Top: Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon
  • Jungle: Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu
  • Jungle: Son “Punch” Min-hyuk
  • Mid: Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • ADC: Lee “Aries” Chae-hwan (from bbq Olivers)
  • ADC: Sin “Nuclear” Jeong-hyeon
  • Support: Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee
  • Support: Ryu “Hoit” Ho-seong
  • Coach: Lee “GalB” Ju-hyeob

Gen. G

  • Top: Lee “CuVee” Seong-jin
  • Top: Kim “Roach” Kang-hui (From Kongdoo Monster)
  • Jungle: Han “Peanut” Wang-ho (From Kingzone Dragon X)
  • Mid: Song “Fly” Yong-jun
  • ADC: Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
  • Support: Kim “Life” Jeong-min
  • Coach: Choi “Edgar” Woo-beom

Griffin

  • Top: Choi “Sword” Sung-won
  • Jungle: Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
  • Mid: Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
  • ADC: Park “Viper” Do-hyeon
  • Support: Son “Lehends” Si-woo
  • Support: Jeong “Kabbie” Sang-hyeon
  • Coach: Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho

Hanhwa Life

  • Top: Kim “SoHwan” Jun-yeong (from Jin Air Green Wings)
  • Top: Park “Thal” Kwon-hyuk (From SKTelecom T1)
  • Jungle: Kim “bonO” Gi-beom (From bbq Olivers)
  • Jungle: Kim “Moojin” Moo-jin (From LMS’ Flash Wolves)
  • Mid: Kim “Lava” Tae-hoon
  • Mid: Kang “Tempt” Myung-gu (From bbq Olivers)
  • ADC: Moon “Clever” Won-hee
  • ADC: Gwon “Sangyoon” Sang-yun
  • Support: Kim “Asper” Tae-gi
  • Support: Kim “key” Hang-gi
  • Coach: Kang “OnAir” Hyun-jong

Afreeca Freecs

  • Top: Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
  • Jungle: Lee “Dread” Jin-hyeok (from Reverse Gaming)
  • Jungle: Lee “Spirit” Da-yoon
  • Mid: Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon (from kt Rolster)
  • ADC: Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram
  • Support: Son “Jelly” Ho-gyeong
  • Support: Lee “Proud” Jeong-jae (From Suning Gaming)
  • Coach: Choi “iloveoov” Yeon-sung

Jin Air Green Wings

  • Top: Heo “Lindarang” Man-heung (From Hanwha Life)
  • Top: Lee “TaNa” Sang-wook
  • Jungle: Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong (From Winners)
  • Jungle: Kim “Seize” Chan-hee
  • Mid: Lee “Grace” Chan-ju
  • Mid: Choi “CheonGo” Hyeon-woo
  • ADC: Lee “Stitch” Seung-ju (From LMS’ G-Rex)
  • ADC: Moon “Route” Geom-su (From TR’s Galakticos)
  • Support: Park “Nova” Chan-ho
  • Support: Kim “Kellin” Hyeong-gyu
  • Coach: Han “H-Dragon” Sang-yong

Kingzone DragonX

  • Top: Kim “Rascal” Kwang-ee
  • Jungle: Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan
  • Mid: Heo “PawN” Won-seok (from kt Rolster)
  • Mid: Yoo “Naehyun” Nae-hyun (from ES Sharks)
  • ADC: Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu (from kt Rolster)
  • Support: Park “TusiN” Jong-ik (from Afreeca Freecs)
  • Coach: Kang “Hirai” Dong-hoon

Sandbox Gaming

  • Top: Choi “Wizer” Ui-seok
  • Top: Park “Summit” Woo-tae (from Afreeca Freecs)
  • Jungle: Kim “Crush” Jun-seo
  • Jungle: Kim “OnFleek” Jang-gyeom
  • Mid: Kim “Dove” Jae-yeon
  • ADC: Shin “Hollow” Young-jin
  • ADC: Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun (from bbq Olivers)
  • Support: Eun “Totoro” Jong-seop (from LEC’s Unicorns of Love)
  • Support: Cho “Joker” Jae-eup
  • Coach: Yoo “Sally” Ui-joon

(Ed. note: How dare Mr. Jang-gyeom Kim force me to type out the phrase “on fleek” in an article like this? How dare you? I will never forget this.)

Free Agents

  • Top: Moon “Mong” Chang-min
  • Top: Park “Untara” Ui-jin
  • Jungle: Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong
  • Jungle: Park “Blossom” Beom-chan
  • Jungle: Kang “Blank” Sun-gu
  • Jungle: Yoon “SeongHwan” Seong-hwan
  • Mid: Yoon “Justice” Seok-joon
  • ADC: Kim “PraY” Jong-in
  • Support: Jeong “Max” Jong-bin