Every offseason comes with a large set of player transfers, and the LPL is no different. Unfortunately, not every team is on the same social media platforms as their western audience. So, to avoid future confusion on where a fan’s favorite player ended up, here is a list of the hottest transfers from the offseason.
Was: EDG / Currently: Vici
After being the star AD Carry for EDG for two years and a half, iBoy joined Vici. Vici has gone for a full revamp of their roster, with no returning members to their main roster. iBoy is now the leader of coach kkOma’s new roster.
Was: IG / Currently:?
Probably the biggest move of the offseason, Jackeylove has left IG. After rumors regarding him being unhappy with Baolan, Jackeylove remains unsigned. He has made no announcements, but it seems like he will be taking a break.
Was: RNG / Currently: TOP
After having a rough time at worlds 2019, RNG dropped Karsa in favor of XLB. TOP needed a new jungler, so they picked up the Taiwanese prodigy. Alongside Knight, the golden left hand, and Photic, the young adc fresh out of the LDL, TOP is looking to make a run for worlds. Karsa is the only new player to join the organization, as Photic was with the academy team, and Qiuqiu was a substitute player.
Was: TOP / Currently: JD Gaming
Celebrated as one of the most consistent AD Carries, LokeN is back on the team that brought him to the spotlight. LokeN was the only new addition to the team, as Kanavi was previously on loan to JD, but has since officially joined them. LokeN was a key part of the roster that nearly brought JD to worlds in 2018.
Was: Suning / Currently: LNG
Suning had an unfortunate year in 2019. They started spring split off well but seemed to fall apart midway, and summer was a similar story. Opting to move Angel from top lane to the mid lane, Maple left the team to join LNG. Alongside other veteran players, Maple now will try to help LNG be more than just another middle of the pack team.
Was: Suning / Currently: OMG
Another player that left Suning and who also joined a former team. It was with Smlz as their adc that OMG last had a good performance in the LPL, nearly missing out on worlds in 2017. Reunited with Five, now known as Cold, Smlz will try to bring the glory days back to OMG.
Was: LNG / Currently: Suning
The original Vietnamese superstar jungler has left LNG, after nearly four years with the team. SofM will be joined by SwordArt in leading this very young iteration of Suning. With two players acting in new roles, it will be up to the experienced hands of SofM to provide them with a strong jungle presence.
Was: WE / Currently: Dominus
The only player to join Dominus, Xiye will try to be the star that was missing from the team. Known for being a hard carry, this is the first time that Xiye will play under a name that isn’t WE. Alongside Rookie and XiaoHu, they form the longest-lasting mid laners in the LPL, all having their debut split in spring 2015. Only time will tell if Xiye will integrate well into a roster that has been playing together for a while, like Dominus.