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After the League of Legends 2020 season concluded with DAMWON Gaming coming out as champions, countless teams are now looking to bolster their ranks and prepare themselves for a journey to dethrone the undefeatable.
In preparation for the Spring Series that is likely to kick off in February, we have you covered with all of the biggest transfers all documented in one place.
WORLD CHAMPION NUGURI JOINS FUNPLUS PHOENIX
November 17 - 10:05 GMT
What to do when you've conquered the world? In one of the most bizarre moves of the offseason, Jang "Nuguri" Ha-gwon has joined FunPlus Phoenix, the side that he claimed the throne off of after three years building DAMWON Gaming's dynasty.
The Korean Top Laner was a pivotal cog in the wheel that ran over the competition at Worlds 2020, but has now left the side that appeared untouchable to join FPX, the previous holders of the biggest trophy esports has to offer. With the organisation looking to reclaim their throne after a dismal fourth-place finish in the LPL, Nuguri comes in to replace Kim "Khan" Dong-ha, who went the other direction last month.
EVIL GENIUSES MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE WINDOW
November 02 - 19:00 GMT
Jung "Impact" Eon-Yeong has completed a move to Evil Geniuses after leaving Team Liquid earlier in November.
The Season 3 World Champion has joined as their Top laner and EG's third signing in as many weeks. The American LCS organisation have now bolstered their ranks with two talented Korean players with the addition of Impact and Support main Lee "IhNar" Dong-Geun in this transfer period. After a joint fifth-placed finish in the LCS Summer split, EG will look to have their new-look roster improve results in the 2021 season.
FORMER WORLD CHAMPION Lee "Crown" Min-ho RETIRES
December 01 - 09:30 GMT
Lee "Crown" Min-ho has today hung up his mouse and keyboard and retired from professional League of Legends. The 2017 World Champion is just 25 years of age, and operated on teams such as Samsung Galaxy, Gen.G, OpTic Gaming, and Counter Logic Gaming in a career lasting six years.
The mid-laner has racked up a colossus half a million dollars in prize money throughout his time as a Mid laner, and revealed on Instagram that he won't be tempted to give competing a go "one more time" in a heartfelt reflection. In an off-season that has already seen players like Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng retire too, next season will not be the same.
A sad day for LoL, as one of the most successful players to ever grace the game has crossed summoners rift for the last time in a competitive scene.
EFFORT LEAVES T1
December 1 - 09:00 GMT
T1 has announced the departure of Korean support player Lee "Effort" Sang-ho after the 20-year-old spent four years at the side. T1, who traditionally have two players in each position signed to their first team now will need to begin their search for another support main to challenge Ryu "Keria" Min-seok.
During his time at the LCK side, Effort contributed to two seasonal championships and a semi-final appearance in the 2019 World Championships.
TSM SIGN HUNI
November 30 - 18:00 GMT
Team SoloMid has made huge waves in this transfer period, and have made another gigantic splash by signing Evil Genius' Top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon.
The 2017 World Championship runner-up joins to replace the recently departed Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik as their third signing this month. With the addition of SwordArt, PowerOfEvil and now Huni, TSM will look to improve on their 2020 season which, despite making it to the World Championships, ended dismally with 6 consecutive losses.
PEANUT RETURNS TO THE LCK SIGNING WITH TEAM DYNAMICS
November 30 - 09:31 BST
Han "Peanut" Wang-ho has officially returned to the LCK as he signs a two-year contract with Team Dynamics. The jungler became one of the most prolific players in the LCK during his time at KOO Tigers, SK Telecom T1, and KING-ZONE DragonX, where he also became the first player to have reached five LCK finals in a row.
After spending time in the LPL with LGD, Peanut has now started a new chapter in his career with a fairly new organisation, Team Dynamics.
UPSET SIGNS WITH FNATIC
November 30 - 15:30 GMT
Fnatic has announced the signing of Elias "Upset" Lipp, who will come into the side as their AD Carry after leaving Astralis earlier this month. The move comes just a day after Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek left the side in what's been a manic off-season for the side so far.
The World Championship quarterfinalist has now completed two transfers in the off season, with Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer coming in and the fan favourite Martin "Rekkles" Larsson moving to G2 Esports. Upset joins after stints at FC Shalke 04 Esports, Origen, and Astralis, preferring champions such as Jhin and Eztreal.
SWORDART JOINS TEAM SOLOMID
November 26 - 14:39 GMT
After departing from the second best team of 2020, Suning Gaming, Hu "SwordArT" Shuo-Chieh has now joined Team SoloMid, according to The Washington Post. The support main was one of the most exciting players of the 2020 World Championships, and the price tag for such performances has reportedly amounted to $6 million over two years, a record contract for an esports professional in North America.
The news also comes just 14 hours after the highly decorated Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng announced his retirement and departure from TSM. Whilst a hole still remains in TSM's AD Carry position,
ZEUS Promoted to T1 Starting Roster
November 6 - 12:00pm GMT
After spending eight months at the T1 academy, the organisation have announced that Choi "Zeus" Woo-je will be promoted to the first team as one of their two Top laners. He comes into the side as a replacement for Kim "Roach" Kang-hui who subsequently drops to the Academy side. The two-times world championship side fell short of qualification for the inaugural event in the previous season, and will now look to right their wrongs and get back on their throne.
DOUBLELIFT RETIRES FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
November 25 - 21:07 GMT
Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng has retired from competitive League of Legends and subsequently leaves Team SoloMid.
After nine years competing at the highest level of LoL esports Doublelift transcended to one of the games greatest ever players and has left a legacy that will reign supreme over the LCS and the community as a whole. Not only does Doublelift depart as the record holder for the most LCS titles ever, but his lasting impact as a personality and character will continue to inspire the many that he has already touched.
"I am extremely fortunate to have played professional League for over a decade, literally over a third of my life. To have been able to play alongside truly great players, coaches, and staff, who propelled me to greater levels. To have a huge fanbase who cares about and supports me, many of them so much that they feel my happiness in victories and pain in losses. I feel deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a career out of the one thing in life I have loved above all else. I travelled the world, made unforgettable memories, played in front of huge crowds, and saw my dreams come true. All of it was possible because I had the support of the fans and community." - Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng
Nemesis Leaves Fnatic
November 25 - 15:15 GMT
Fnatic has announced the departure of Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek "By Mutual Agreement". Nemesis, who had been the Mid-Laner of the roster since November 2018, had contributed to four seasonal top-three finishes in the LEC, and two World Championship Playoffs appearances since signing from MAD Lions.
The organisation also revealed that the mutual decision was agreed upon after Nemesis didn't find a suitable transfer, and rather terminated his contract to allow him to "pursue another direction".
Johnsun Replaces Solo For FLYQUEST
November 24 - 21:00 GMT
Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen completes the brand-new Flyquest roster after officially signing from Dignitas. Without a major tournament win, the 21-year-old rookie will look to offer an element of surprise in the AD Carry position.
This comes just a matter of days after the side made four more signings, starting from scratch for the 2021 season.
Nisqy Signs For Fnatic
November 24 - 16:00 GMT
Back to his roots. Three and a half years after leaving the Fnatic Academy to try his trade at Team Envy, Splyce, and Cloud9, Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer has rejoined the black and orange as their starting Mid laner.
Nisqy managed to lead Cloud9 to an LCS Spring championship before the side fell short of qualifying for the World Championships. Coming in to fill some large boots, Nisqy will look to put his skills to the test in one of the most esteemed sides in the world.
Josedeodo, Licorice, Palafox, and Diamond Start The Reformed FLYQUEST Roster
November 23 - 22:48 GMT
FlyQuest has made the decision to build a brand new roster for the 2021 season, kicking it off with the signing of Jungler Brandon "Josedeodo" Joel Villegas, who signs from Rainbow7.
Joining him is the former Cloud9 trio of Eric "Licorice" Ritchie, Cristian "Palafox" Palafox, and David "Diamond" Bérubé. With Palafox and Diamond making the step up from the C9 academy, this new FlyQuest roster will be lead by Licorice who's two World Championships appearances will be pivotal.
PowerOfEvil Signs for Team SoloMid
November 21 - 16:00 GMT
After proving to be one of the most deadly Mid laners in the LCS, Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage has taken the torch from Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg as the new Team SoloMid star. TSM have had just two Mid Laners in their history before this signing, with Bjergsen enjoying a seven year career in the role before retiring and moving to their Head Coach and Co-Owner.
With a new TSM squad on the rise, PowerOfEvil will learn from the best in order to spearhead the side into new heights.
Perkz Joins Cloud9
November 20 - 18:01 GMT
The end of an era and a fresh new beginning. Luka "Perkz" PerkoviÄ has ended his 5 year-long adventure as G2 Esports' Mid laner and has signed for Cloud9. After back-to-back-to-back World Championship quarterfinal appearances for G2 and Perkz, the Croatian will now look to try his trade at Cloud9 with their relatively new team.
Rekkles Signs For G2 Esports
November 20 - 16:00 GMT
What a start to the transfer window. G2 Esports have fallen just short of the World Championship trophy that they have desired for the last three years, and have now opted to make their first signing in two years.
Martin "Rekkles" Larsson has signed for the European giants as their AD Carry, making G2 one of the scariest rosters in the world.
Broxah Kicks Us Off With A Shock Move Away From Team Liquid
November 17 - 19:00 GMT
Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen has kicked off the transfer window with a shock move away from Team Liquid, signing for Counter Logic Gaming. Upon the completion of his contract, the Danish Jungler joins the American side alongside fellow Scandinavian Top laner Finn "Finn" Wiestal. Finn signs for CLG from Rogue.