After an overall disappointing showing from all NA teams involved at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship, controversy due to schedule and streaming time, and a preseason victory for the rookies, the LCS will look to start strong on January 26th. However, most of the teams and the scene as a whole have changed massively moving into the 2023 Spring Split.
A couple of familiar faces have come back, as they decided coming out of retirement was the step to do in the offseason. Rookies, imports, and experienced veterans are more than ready to play once more for the coveted LCS title. However, what is most surprising is how the roster shuffle has affected the squads themselves.
With only a week left before the season kicks off, organizations that were underperforming have managed to completely revamp their lineups and might become good enough to upset teams in the higher standings.
This time around we will take a look at 2 teams that are revamping not only their roster but their overall approach to competitive League of Legends. Both teams have looked towards promising players either from North America or from other parts of the world.
For most teams, just a couple of tweaks to an already successful lineup is more than enough to continue winning ways in the LCS. However, for others that have consistently finished barely outside of glory, more drastic switch ups are needed to push themselves forward in the tournament.
These are the scenarios that both FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses have fallen into, the first being an NA hopeful that has barely fallen behind the top, while the latter fell behind in international play compared to what most fans of the region were expecting.
Evil Geniuses’ main problematic situation came after Danny’s decision to get a break from competitive play for a better mental health state, later in 2022 Danny confirmed he will continue to be out of the league for the foreseeable future.
After the smoke settled, in place for Danny, LCS veteran FBI plus his former teammate Ssumday will be taking the missing roles left by Impact and Danny.
In a polar opposite situation, FlyQuest has finished a huge internal restructuring to have a fresh start going into 2023. The organization decided to scratch the 2022 edition roster in favor of a mixture of import youngsters and veterans from the LCS.
The revamped roster will feature: Impact (top lane), Spica (jungler), VicLa (mid lane), Prince (Bot lane), and Eyla (support).
We think both teams have what it takes to achieve the title, however only time will tell if they will be able to win against the likes of Team Liquid, Cloud 9, and 100 Thieves.
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