I know, I know, this might be old news for some. But it only seemed right that with the LEC roster changes article, we make one for the LCS too. After all, the LCS made some pretty big moves too. Two big names joining an organization that already has a lot of potential. The LCS Summer Split might bring some surprising results if they all pay off.
Abbedagge and Reapered sign with 100 Thieves
Let’s get the old news out of the way. If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably already heard the news. Abbedagge or I like to call him Fakerdagge, left the LEC after a stellar performance. He found a new home in the LCS with 100 Thieves, that looked pretty solid during Spring. Adding Fakerdagge to that, 100 Thieves might be another solid contender for the title. I mean, come on. Who could forget what he did to Fnatic?
If Abbedagge joining wasn’t enough to make 100 Thieves look scary, changes to their coaching staff might just do it. After all, who better to lead a team to a potential victory than the coach of experiments himself? It might have been a shock to see him leave Cloud9 and be a free agent, but it looks like he wants one last shot.
Reapered, the coach responsible for Cloud9’s cinderella run in 2018, will be joining 100 Thieves. If you haven’t seen our article about it that goes more into detail, here it is. As someone who loved watching Cloud9’s cinderella run, I’m excited to see what Reapered can bring to the table.
Golden Guardians looking to upgrade their “Solo” laner
Get it? Because Solo’s with the team now? Funny joke.
Anyways, the Golden Guardians are also looking to make changes to their LCS roster. One big move comes in Solo. who will be joining the Golden Guardians as their starting top laner. Surprisingly, Solo was meant to start in their academy roster, but was promoted in less than a week. Meanwhile, Niles will be moving to their academy roster.
While he’s not a name that necessarily strikes fear, he is still a player to watch out for. After all, Solo had a very big role in Flyquest making it all the way to second place in the 2020 LCS Summer Split. He could be what the team needs to move up from their 10th place in Spring.
Meanwhile, changes have also been made for their support role. Like Solo, Chime has been promoted to the LCS roster as their starting support player. Likewise with Niles, that means Newbie will be moving to their academy team.
Mid-season changes might be a rare occurrence, but for some, they’re much needed changes. Be it for teams who ended bottom-tier, or those that came so close to the trophy. Clearly, both of the teams above are looking to perform better than in Spring, but one question will always stand. Will these changes be worth it? LCS Summer Split starts in June, and we’ll find out by then how good of an impact these changes are for the teams.