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2022 LEC Offseason Tracker


The 2021 League of Legends offseason has started ahead of its official date, Nov. 15, as teams and players agree verbally to deals that will wreak havoc upon the European scene. After Europe’s relatively early exit at the 2021 World Championship, LEC teams are shaping their answer to European fans’ prayers—of a Worlds victory.

Some teams have done significantly better than others, and current strong teams have much to lose should some of these deals come true. Below are the projected League of Legends lineups, with teams sorted by the order in which they finished the summer split.

Last update: Nov. 18, 2021 - 19:12 CET

Player ID Status Former team First report
Top Armut Under contract MAD Lions -
Jungle Elyoya Under contract MAD Lions -
Mid RKR Verbal agreement BIG (ERL) Wooloo
AD Carry Unforgiven Verbal agreement SK Gaming (ERL) Dot Esports
Support Kaiser Under contract MAD Lions -
Head coach MacC Renewed MAD Lions MAD Lions
Assistant coach Kaas Renewed MAD Lions MAD Lions
Assistant coach Pad Renewed MAD Lions MAD Lions

MAD Lions’ offseason wasn’t easy: although they retained the core of their roster, the rumored departures of Humanoid and Carzzy hurt their firepower.

Yet, as they have supposedly signed the best up-and-coming talent on those positions on the market, their strength remains as MAD prioritized renewing their highly potent coaching staff. Whether that will be enough for them to remain first in the LEC is unknown, particularly due to Team Vitality’s offseason.

Timeline:

Player ID Status Former team First report
Top Alphari Verbal agreement Team Liquid Anonimotum
Jungle Selfmade Under contract Team Vitality -
Mid Perkz Verbal agreement Cloud9 Anonimotum
AD Carry Carzzy Verbal agreement MAD Lions Wooloo
Support Labrov Under contract Team Vitality -
Head coach Mephisto Promoted Team Vitality L’Equipe
Assistant coach ? ? ? ?

This style denotes an uncertain move.

Team Vitality have smashed the offseason to smithereens, leaving nothing on their wake. Their 2020 offseason setback is behind them as they finally form their superteam—with arguably better pieces across the board.

Considering the firepower this team packs, a coach with outstanding game knowledge is necessary to bring it together. As it turns out, Mephisto was already on board, and his promotion from assistant coach to head coach demonstrates that Team Vitality have come to terms with becoming the #1 team in the LEC—bar shenanigans.

Timeline:

  • Sept. 2: Eros notes that Selfmade is here to stay.
  • Oct. 25: Anonimotum reports that Perkz and Alphari are interested in teaming up, and that Team Vitality is one of their potential suitors.
  • Nov. 1: Anonimotum doubles down, this time reporting that Team Vitality won the Perkz/Alphari sweepstakes. A superteam may be take shape...
  • Nov. 1: Wooloo makes a HUGE splash with uncovering Carzzy's potential arrival within Team Vitality.
  • Nov. 5: Dot Esports' Bloop doubles down on Carzzy's impending arrival to Team Vitality, adding that the player is in for three years.
  • Nov. 10: L'Equipe's Paul Arrivé reports that Louis-Victor "Mephisto" Legendre will be taking over as head coach.
  • Nov. 16 @ 1:28 a.m. CET: Dot Esports' Bloop reports that Caedrel is considering a coaching opportunity within Team Vitality. If he chooses to coach over casting, he would join as an assistant coach. Bloop adds that Team BDS and SK Gaming also approached him, but he preferred Vitality.
  • Nov. 18: Caedrel has announced on Twitter that he will return to the LEC as a caster for 2022. Dot Esports' report was correct, but Caedrel eventually chose to pursue casting over coaching.