League of Legends LCS: breaking down all the offseason roster rumors

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With all the talk about LCS roster changes this offseason, it’s time to round the rumors up and grade how good or bad these League of Legends teams would become if fiction becomes fact.

The week between the end of the League of Legends World Championship and the official opening of free agency is rife with rumors and speculation. Already, almost every LCS team has been directly linked to several massive offseason rumors, reported through credible sources like Travis Gafford on Hotline League, Locodoco on his Youtube channel, and ESPN’s Jacob Wolf. Although the credibility of the rumors themselves are suspect, as teams or agents could be distributing misinformation, it’s entertaining, at least, to evaluate the impact of these potential offseason roster moves.

To that end, today we will be taking a look at all of the rumored transactions (from credible sources) and breaking down who would be winners or losers should that transaction come to fruition. Before we begin, I will preface all this discussion by noting that we at Blog of Legends have no insider knowledge and will not comment on the credibility surrounding them.

Huni lane-swapping to mid

Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon has already re-signed a two-year contract with Dignitas, but there is already some speculation that he might not be their starting top laner. According to Travis Gafford, there is a rumor that he might swap positions to the mid lane.

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Winners: NA top laners who are searching for a home. With Dignitas having two imports already on the roster in Huni and jungler Lira, they would be looking to replace top lane if Huni moves to mid.

Losers: Dignitas and maybe Huni himself. Right now, Dignitas has a strong, young, native NA mid laner in Tanner “Damonte” Damonte, who also happens to have a growing fanbase. Replacing him with Huni or forcing him to lane swap could not only cripple his and the team’s brand, but it might not even help unlock Huni to be the team’s primary carry as he’s been a top laner for his whole career.

Sneaky to Dignitas

Following a fairly lack-luster 2019 season, there are rumors that Cloud9 might be looking to move on from their longest-tenured player in ADC Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi. Although DIG currently has a solid ADC in Cody Sun on the roster, Travis Gafford says they could be looking to upgrade.

Winners: Honestly, no one. This makes no sense for any of the teams or players involved other than maybe Cloud9 who can upgrade Sneaky without guilt.

Losers: Everyone. As I mentioned, DIG already has a better bot laner on their roster already, so this move would be a downgrade unless Cody is leaving. Sneaky would be leaving C9 to a worse team without any certainty that he would be laning with a solid supports (more on Vulcan in a second).