A look at the teams competing in the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series
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The League of Legends Championship Series will make its comeback Jan. 26, where the 10 returning teams will step on stage with their new rosters. During the nearly three-month-long break, each team made at least one roster change, while a few of the teams will enter the stadium next season with an almost entirely new cast of players.

Perhaps the most notable change is Team Liquid’s signing of the former Cloud9 all-star Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen. Jensen first joined Cloud9 back in 2015 and helped the team became the first North American contender to make the World Championship semifinals last year. Likewise, Team Liquid picked up former world champion Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in as its newest support to wrap up an incredibly strong roster.

Golden Guardians stand out as another viable contender going into next season after having ended both the spring and summer splits of last year at the bottom of the region’s standings. During the off-season, the team welcomed top laner Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell, mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, and support Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung, three clear improvements in their respective roles.

As fan favorites, Team SoloMid missed their first World Championship in the organization’s history last year, and the team has since made a series of roster changes in anticipation of the upcoming season. The team signed both support player Andy “Smoothie” Ta and Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik who will see his first year in the LCS under the TSM banners.

Below is a complete list of all of the 10 LCS teams and their starting rosters.

 

Clutch Gaming

Top Lane – Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon

Jungle – Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo

Mid Lane – Tanner “Damonte” Damonte

AD Carry – Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin

Support – Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme

 

100 Thieves

Top Lane – Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho

Jungle – Andy “AnDa” Hoang

Mid Lane – Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun

AD Carry – Bae “Bang” Jun-sik

Support – Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black

 

Counter Logic Gaming

Top Lane – Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya

Jungle – Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin

Mid Lane – Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage

AD Carry – Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes

Support – Vincent “Biofrost” Wang

 

OpTic Gaming

Top Lane – Niship "Dhokla" Doshi

Jungle – William “Meteos” Hartman

Mid Lane – Lee “Crown” Min-ho

AD Carry – Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon

Support – Terry "BIG" Chuong

 

Golden Guardians

Top Lane – Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell

Jungle – Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia

Mid Lane – Henrik “Froggen” Hansen

AD Carry – Matthew “Deftly” Chen

Support – Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung

 

Cloud9

Top Lane – Eric “Licorice” Ritchie

Jungle – Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen

Mid Lane – Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer

AD Carry – Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi

Support – Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam

 

Team SoloMid

Top Lane – Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik

Jungle – Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham

Mid Lane – Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg

AD Carry – Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen

Support – Andy “Smoothie” Ta

 

Echo Fox

Top Lane – Colin “Solo” Earnest

Jungle – Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae

Mid Lane – Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun

AD Carry – Apollo “Apollo” Price

Support – Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent

 

FlyQuest

Top Lane – Omran “V1per” Shoura

Jungle – Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen

Mid Lane – Eugene “Pobelter” Park

AD Carry – Jason “WildTurtle” Tran

Support – Juan “JayJ” Guibert

 

Team Liquid 

Top Lane – Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong

Jungle – Jake “Xmithie” Puchero

Mid Lane – Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen

AD Carry – Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng

Support – Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in