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

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Hauntzer to Dignitas

Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell was arguably one of the biggest stars for Golden Guardians last year. If Huni is looking to swap to mid lane and Dignitas needs to fill the top lane with an NA resident, this could be a perfect fit.

Winners: Hauntzer, for sure, because he would be moving from a team that missed the summer playoffs to one that made Worlds last year. This would also be good for DIG should they go through with the lane swap for Huni.

Losers: Damonte, who would be forced out of a team as a result of all these swaps.

Olleh to FlyQuest

FlyQuest is looking for a new support to pair with Jason “WildTurtle” Tran after their support Wadid became a free agent. One possibility, according to Travis Gafford, is displaced Golden Guardians support Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung.

Winners: Definitely FlyQuest, who would be getting one of the better supports in the LCS last year. Olleh played extremely well even while being shuffled between multiple ADCs.

Losers: Golden Guardians, who would be losing a very good support (although this might be inevitable due to import slot restrictions) and Olleh himself, who is going to a far less competitive team than GGS. With WildTurtle, Olleh will be forced to carry one of the least-effective ADCs in the LCS last year.

Goldenglue to Golden Guardians, replacing Froggen

Another rumor from Travis states that Henrik “Froggen” Hansen will be leaving Golden Guardians in the offseason. He’ll be replaced by Cloud9’s backup mid laner Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer.

Winners: Goldenglue, obviously, who will finally be getting a starting opportunity in the LCS for the first time in over a year. I would say that Froggen is also a winner because he would be able to shop his talent around North America or perhaps even Europe.

Losers: Golden Guardians, unquestionably. Froggen was a top-three mid laner in the LCS last year and the focal point of GGS’s strategy. Yes, they ultimately came up short but Froggen is the type of player an organization like GGS should be looking to build around at all costs.