The Summer split is around the corner, and most teams are announcing their rosters. Today we have plenty of confirmations!
— ROCCAT (@ROCCAT) May 10, 2016
Roccat announced on their Facebook page that Sangwon “Parang” Lee and Jihwan “Raise” Oh will be joining their team. They started scouting right after they secured their LCS spot. Coming from Korea, the Top Laner and the Support have showed good synergy between them before, so so it is a move that will make Roccat more competitive this split.
The final roster for Roccat will be:
Sangwon “Parang” Lee
Karim “Airwaks” Benghalia
Felix “Betsy” Edling
Pierre “steeelback” Medjaldi
Jihwan “Raise” Oh
— Giants (@GiantsGaming) May 10, 2016
Also from European LCS, Giants Gaming recently announced through a video their own roster changes. For the Jungler and Mid Laner position, Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian and “NighT” Gun-woo will join the team for the Summer split. It is still unknown where the former midlaner Isaac “xPePii” Flores will go. The organization also recently promoted the Giants Underdoges coach Adolfo ‘Fochid’ Biosca to the LCS team coaching staff.
The final roster for Giants Gaming will be:
Lennart “SmittyJ” Warkus
Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian
Na “NighT” Gun-woo
Son “S0NSTAR” Seung-ik
Morgan “Hustlin” Granberg
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) May 10, 2016
As for the North American LCS, it was time for Cloud 9 to announce some changes. Through another video, the team revealed that Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and William “Meteos” Hartman will join the organization for the roles of Top Laner and Jungler. It has been rumoured for a while, but now it is official. It is uncertain how will the team perform without their shotcaller Hai “Hai” Du Lam, who will play on the Cloud 9 Challenger Series squad also with their former coach Daerek “LemonNation” Hart. There is still no confirmation about who will fill the Head Coach role on the LCS team.
The final roster for Cloud 9 will be:
Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong
William “Meteos” Hartman
Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen
Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
Michael “Bunny FuFuu” Kurylo
Stay tuned for more confirmations!
Cover image by: Dwight Casin