League of Legends LEC Summer Split roster change rundown

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Maxlore, Misfits, League of Legends.
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G2 Esports

Top Lane: Martin “Wunder” Hansen
Top Lane: Adrian “Wardain” Müry

Jungle: Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
Jungle: Leon “Lamabear” Krüger

Mid Lane: Rasmus “Caps” Winther
Mid Lane: Francisco “Xico” Antunes

AD Carry: Luka “Perkz” Perković
AD Carry: Nicolás “Nixerino” Colocho

Support: Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle
Support: Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus
Support: David “Skain” Ferrer

AD Carry: Nicolás “Nixerino” Colocho (Movistar Riders)
Support: Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus (PRIDE)

AD Carry: Ludvig “XDSMILEY” Granquist (GamersOrigin)
Support: Hampus “promisq” Abrahamsson (Free Agent)

Unsurprisingly, G2 Esports have chosen to retain the starting roster that lifted the Mid-Season Invitational trophy just over a fortnight ago. The defending EU champions will be favourites to finish top of the standings in the summer split and will probably already have one eye on Worlds heading into the second half of the season.

Misfits Gaming

Top Lane: Paul “sOAZ” Boyer
Top Lane: Danny “Dan Dan” Le Comte

Jungle: Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian
Jungle: Thomas “Kirei” Yuen
Jungle: Alexis “Rozara” Maslin

Mid Lane: Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten
Mid Lane: Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov

AD Carry: Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
AD Carry: Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík

Support: Beomhyun “GorillA” Kang
Support: Aleksi “H1IVA” Kaikkonen

Jungle: Thomas “Kirei” Yuen (1907 Fenerbahçe)
Jungle: Alexis “Rozara” Maslin (Free Agent)

Jungle: Patrick “Obsess” Engelmann (Free Agent)

Before the LEC began in January, many fans and analysts were expecting the newest super-team, Misfits Gaming, to challenge at the top of the table. Nevertheless, Misfits failed to meet expectations and finished outside the playoff spots with an 8-10 record. Therefore it’s no surprise that they made changes heading into summer.

Similar to Fnatic’s strategy, Misfits have looked to strengthen in the jungle by adding competition for Maxlore in the form of TCL Winter champion Kirei. It’s likely that Maxlore will be the starting jungler this weekend, with Kirei stepping in if the team aren’t performing on stage.