A look at the teams competing in the 2019 League of Legends European Championship
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The League of Legends European Championship will see an array of both new and familiar faces when games begin Jan. 18. Six teams will return to the region after having competed in its most recent season, including G2 Esports, Team Vitality, Fnatic, Splyce, Misfits Gaming, and FC Schalke 04, while Rogue, EXCEL, Origen, and SK Gaming will join the returning teams for the upcoming season.

During the nearly three-month-long break, each of the teams made a few roster changes in preparation for the upcoming season, with some teams seeing complete renovations to their player lineups. As one of four new teams entering the region this year, EXCEL will stand as the only team with a ten-player lineup, however, the majority of LEC teams will maintain a permanent five-player starting roster.

One of the most shocking roster changes occurred when G2 Esports acquired Rasmus “Caps” Winther as its new mid-laner. The team retained its former mid-laner Luka “Perkz” Perkovic but transitioned him to the role of AD Carry. With the two best mid-laners in the region on one team, G2 Esports is looking like one of the strongest competitors, but whether the team will find success with its unconventional lineup has yet to be seen.

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The games begin Jan. 18, with the first match seeing SK Gaming go up against Fnatic, last year’s World Championship finalist. Viewers can watch the matches on the Riot Games Twitch or LoL Esports Youtube channels.

Below is a full list of the LEC teams and their rosters.

 

G2 Esports

Top Lane – Martin “Wunder” Hansen

Jungle – Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski

Mid Lane – Rasmus “Caps” Winther

AD Carry – Luka “Perkz” Perković

Support – Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle

 

Fnatic

Top Lane – Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau

Jungle – Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen

Mid Lane – Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek

AD Carry – Martin “Rekkles” Larsson

Support – Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov

 

Splyce

Top Lane – Tamás "Vizicsacsi" Kiss

Jungle – Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir

Mid Lane – Marek "Humanoid" Brázda

AD Carry – Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup

Support – Tore "Norskeren" Hoel Eilertsen

 

Misfits Gaming

Top Lane – Paul "sOAZ" Boyer

Jungle – Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian

Mid Lane – Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten

AD Carry – Steven "Hans Sama" Liv

Support – Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyeon

 

FC Schalke 04

Top Lane – Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu

Jungle – Jonas "Memento" Elmarghichi

Mid Lane – Felix "Abbedagge" Braun

AD Carry – Elias "Upset" Lipp

Support – Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun

 

Team Vitality

Top Lane – Lucas "Cabochard " Simon-Meslet

Jungle – Lee "Mowgli" Jae-ha

Mid Lane – Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro

AD Carry – Amadeu "Attila" Carvalho

Support – Jakub "Jactroll" Skurzyński

 

Excel Esports

Top Lane – Ki "Expect" Dae-han, Rosendo “Send0o” Fuentes

Jungle – Marc "Caedrel" Robert Lamont, Christian “Taxer” Vendelbo

Mid Lane – Fabian “Exileh” Schubert, Joran “Special” Scheffer

AD Carry – Nihat “Innaxe” Dzhelal Aliev, Jesper “Jeskla” Klarin Strömberg

Support – Raymond "kaSing" Tsang, Patryk “Mystiques” Piórkowski

 

SK Gaming

Top Lane – Jorge "Werlyb" Casanovas

Jungle – Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek

Mid Lane – Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik

AD Carry – Juš "Crownshot" Marušič

Support – Han "Dreams" Min-kook

 

Origen

Top Lane – Barney “Alphari” Morris

Jungle – Jonas “Kold” Andersen

Mid Lane – Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm

AD Carry – Patrik “Patrik” Jírů

Support – Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez

 

Rogue

Top Lane – Kim “Profit” Jun-hyun

Jungle – Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek

Mid Lane – Chres “Sencux” Laursen

AD Carry – Martin “HeaQ” Kordmaa

Support – Kim “Wadid” Bae-in