The League of Legends transfer market period is now in full motion throughout the entire competitive scene, with all regions now a week into this change timeframe. Today we are going to take a look at 2 organizations that need to make roster changes in order to push themselves out of the bottom.
Astralis is a well-known esports name in Europe, mainly known for its success in the CS GO competitive scene, sadly its League of Legends division is not quite hot.
Halfway through the season, Astralis surprised everyone by changing 3 players from its original roster. Even after signing the likes of top laner Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamá and Korean import Lee “JeongHoon” Jeong-hoon, Astralis ultimately did not meet expectations once more with a bottom finish in the Summer Split.
After a pretty bad run in the LEC for 2022, big switch-ups were expected, and rumors indicate a whole new roster built around JeongHoon and Dajor.
The only true confirmation by Astralis about possible changes was goodbye for both Vizicsacsi and Xerxe via social media. Outside of that, all other changes are still rumored.
Bot lane was a big doubt for the squad but it now seems like Kobbe will stay in the organization. Kobbe’s contract will expire rather soon, but both sides are rather likely to stick with each other.
- Top: Finn “Finn” Wiestål (Rumored)
- Jungle: Doğukan “113” Balcı (Rumored)
- Mid: Oliver “Dajor” Ryppa (Confirmed)
- AD carry: Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup (Rumored)
- Support: Lee “JeongHoon” Jeong-hoon (Under Contract)
The only team to place under Astralis in 2022 was the recently arrived organization, Team BDS. Through both Spring and Summer Splits BDS ended with a scoreline of 7-29, ending in the bottom of the table consistently in 2022.
BDS will look to switch its roster for 2023 with rumored signings and possible promotions from its Academy lineup.
The rumored changes suggest the team will be completely rebuilding around their star mid-lane carry NUCLEARINT. First rumor was BDS Academy top laner Adam, BDS Academy AD carry Crownie, and jungler Sheo will also take the promotion.
The only addition for BDS outside of the organization is coming in at support, with ex Crownie’s teammate and current Vitality support Labrov rumored to join the squad.
Team BDS can only go up for 2023 in the LEC, who will focus on nurturing talent and hopefully make a push in the Summer Split.
- Top: Adam “Adam” Maanane (Rumored)
- Jungle: Théo “Sheo” Borile (Rumored)
- Mid: Ilias “NUCLEARINT” Bizriken (Under Contract)
- AD carry: Juš “Crownie” Marušič (Rumored)
- Support: Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis (Rumored)
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