The offseason has been intense for LCS teams, with a lot of new big signings and star players retiring.
After weeks of signings from left and right, the 10 LCS teams are now starting to be complete and it’s, therefore, time to look at the rosters. Fans can look forward to a 2021 season with a lot of new big names in the league that will hopefully increase the competitive level of the region as a whole.
So far, this offseason has brought big players such as former G2 Esports star Luka “Perkz” Perković to the region, as well as former Suning support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh. These players are looking to give the LCS a boost in individual skill and hopefully make North America more competitive on the international stage.
A few big LCS players have also chosen to retire and therefore not compete in 2021. The two notable names are TSM’s Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg who has been the two faces of the league for years. Bjergsen will continue his career as head coach for TSM, while Doublelift will likely take a step back and pursue streaming for the foreseeable future.
Here is a list of the expected rosters for the 2021 LCS season. Note that one player is still unconfirmed and that teams are still allowed to make changes until 2021.
Cloud9 2021 LCS roster:
Team Liquid 2021 LCS roster:
Team SoloMid 2021 LCS roster:
100 Thieves 2021 LCS roster:
FlyQuest 2021 LCS roster:
Golden Guardians 2021 LCS roster:
CLG 2021 LCS roster:
Immortals 2021 LCS roster:
Dignitas 2021 LCS roster:
Cloud9 won the 2020 LCS Spring Split after a dominant performance. The summer split was much closer, where TSM ended up running with the trophy. Cloud9 failed to perform in the summer playoffs, which meant that it didn’t get a shot at the 2020 World Championship.
The LCS in 2021 will be streamed on both Twitch and YouTube. Everything about the league can be found on Lolesports.com, including the schedule, streams, results, and a lot more. Through watching the LCS, it’s also possible for fans to receive drops consisting of League of Legends loot.
The LCS stands for League Championship Series. There were previously two separate LCS leagues that shared the same branding in the NA LCS for North America, and the EU LCS for Europe. When the leagues turned into a franchising system, Europe rebranded to the League European Championship (LEC) to distinguish itself from the North American league.