League of Legends LCS: how each team can improve in the offseason

Los Angeles, USA - August 17: --- C9 vs CLG during the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split Semifinals at the LCS Arena on August 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
Los Angeles, USA - August 17: --- C9 vs CLG during the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split Semifinals at the LCS Arena on August 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games) /
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Evil Geniuses

The move: acquire an import mid

Let’s say that, right now, EG’s plan is to go into the season starting the four players they just acquired from Cloud9. That means, Kumo top lane, Svenskeren jungle, Deftly ADC, Zeyzal support. I won’t lie, that’s a pretty damn good roster to build around, with two import slots still remaining and only mid lane vacant.

It seems pretty clear that EG is going to take a big swing for an import mid laner this offseason and I think that’s the right thing to do. All of those mid laners I mentioned for TL? Evil Geniuses would be smart to add any of them to their team for 2020.

If I was to take a guess, I’d say that EG will go after PowerofEvil from CLG or perhaps bring Febiven back over to NA. Unlike TL, who has two Korean-speaking players, it makes much more sense for EG to go after a native English speaker.

Immortals

The move: drop Dhokla for anyone

The last team, Immortals, has a ton of question marks surrounding their roster. There’s a decent chance that most, if not all, of their members, will not be back in the organization next season. But let’s pretend, for a moment, that the team will come back with the same roster and change one thing.

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The obvious answer, then, is to drop one of the worst players in the LCS over the past two years, Niship “Dhokla” Doshi, and go after another native top laner. There’s no shortage of options that should be available including Solo or Lourlo from the newly disbanded Echo Fox, FakeGod if 100T manages to get their import situation shaken out, or a promising Academy player like Allorim (currently on their own Academy team), Revenge, or Jenkins. In any case, I think Immortals should be looking to move on from Dhokla and give some new talent a shot.