Most notable players still available in the LoL offseason

Christian Vejvad • November 14, 09:52

The League of Legends offseason is currently in full swing but some significant players are still not rumored to be going anywhere and could potentially end without a team for 2022. 

The ongoing offseason is looking more competitive than ever from a player’s perspective, with many rookies looking to potentially enter the LEC and LCS next season. This means that there might not be room for everyone, forcing current players to potentially end up without a team before the next competitive season starts. 

While the free agency period doesn’t officially start before November 15, there are already enough rumors floating around that could indicate which players are currently securing a team. At the same time, these rumors clearly leave some players without a team yet and some of them are very big names. 

As of right now, it’s unknown where big players such as G2 Esports bot laner Martin “Rekkles” Larsen, Team Liquid mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, and Fnatic mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer will go. Many fans are questioning these players specifically since several rumors already state that their respective teams will pick up new players to fill their roles for the next season. 

Rekkles leaving G2 Esports, but where will he go?

Starting with G2 and Rekkles, it’s clear that the Swedish star won’t be continuing in the G2 jersey next season. Instead, G2 is rumored to be picking up the Spanish rookie Victor “Flakked” Lirola and trying to get a new home for Rekkles. So far, nothing is indicating where Rekkles is going so the next months will be crucial for him. 

Will Jensen continue on Team Liquid in 2022?

For Jensen, it’s also starting to become clear that the veteran mid laner won’t continue with Liquid. Instead, several rumors indicate that the LCS organization is eyeing former TSM mid laner and coach Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg who announced recently that he is coming out of retirement and won’t stay with TSM. 

Some rumors have stated that Jensen will be looking to role swap for the next season to extend his possibilities of being picked up by a team, but as of right now nothing is confirmed. 

Is Nisqy returning to Cloud9?

The last big name that is currently up for grabs is Nisqy, who played mid for Fnatic throughout the entirety of 2021. It was recently discovered that the Belgian mid laner will be leaving Fnatic and pursuing buyout options. This essentially means that another team can’t get NIsqy for free, which could limit his options and put him in danger of not getting a team next year. 

As of right now, the most likely outcome is that Nisqy will be picked up by Cloud9 just one season after he left the team to play for Fnatic. This would have him fill the shoes of Luka “Perkz” Perkovic, who is currently rumored to return to the LEC and play for Vitality next season. 

The free agency period officially starts on November 15, where the player transfers should start to become official. 

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