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Announced Friday, Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten has signed for another year with Fnatic. This news comes in light of the departures of Seung-hoon “Huni” Heo and Yeu-jin “Reignover” Kim earlier in the week. Head Coach Deilor and fellow teammate Rekkless are also confirmed to be staying with the organization for the 2016 season.

Signed another year with Fnatic! Looking forward to next season with my teammates. I am sure we will do well! ^_^

Posted by Febiven on Friday, 27 November 2015


Fnatic finished the 2015 season with a 3-4th place finish at the World Championship. Febiven put up an impressive 5.3 KDA over the tournament before falling short to the KOO tigers in the Semifinals.

With two of their players headed to North America and Yellowstar still a question mark, Fnatic looks to build another winning lineup for the 2016 season. Centered around their star carries in Febiven and Rekkles and based on the fantastic track record Fnatic has with scouting players and creating strong teams, their newest iteration will almost certainly be a force in the EU LCS.

 Update: Though not confirmed, It appears that Yellowstar will be staying with the team in 2016.



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Yong-Jae “Rush” Lee and Michael “Bunny FuFuu” Kurylo will be joining the Cloud 9 League of Legends roster for the 2016 season, the organization announced Thursday.



After two fourth places finishes in the jungle with Team Impulse, Rush was optimistic in his future with the team:

I want to win in NA at least once. My goal is to win both the spring and summer split with Cloud9.


BunnyFuFu shared that sentiment, commenting on his work environment:

Probably the hardest thing for players is managing your stress levels, and I think what Cloud9 has set up here and how easy everything is really well set up for the players to have it as easy as possible.


Hai and BunnyFuFu will split time in the starting position, at least for the time being. Swapping between two players is a recent trend seen in teams like SK Telecom T1, who have tried it successfully throughout the season and including at the World Championship. This is however the first time it is being tried at the support role, and in North America.


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With IEM San Jose just around the corner, IEM has announced the brackets for the upcoming IEM San Jose on November 21st. It was recently revealed that Amazon would be backing the event, boosting the total prize pool by $25,000 and holding a crowdfunded sales event at to further that number.





In addition, Thevoting for North American LCS teams to IEM Cologne has opened, with four teams who have not been featured in previous IEM events this year eligible as candidates. They will join the already qualified Edward Gaming from China, and the recent champions of the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup, ESC Ever.

Finally, Mark Cuban,  owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Magnolia Pictures, will be competing against Intel CEO  Brian Krzanich in a celebrity showmatch for charity during the San Jose event. Teams will consist of Krzanich and Cuban at the head of their own roster of former professional players.




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Purchasing the LCS spot of the recently requalified Team Coast, newly created organization NRG eSports has revealed their lineup and support staff for the 2016 NA LCS. With a mix of familiar stars in Impact, Altec, and GBM, and fresh talent in KonKwon and Moon, the roster has been completely revamped for the upcoming season.





Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong – Top (Team Impulse, Sk Telecom T1)

Lee “GBM” Chang Seok – Mid (Jin Air Green Wings)

Galen “Moon” Holgate –  Jungle (Team Imagine)

Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon – Support (Team Coast)

Johnny “Altec” Ru – AD Carry (Gravity Gaming, Winterfox, Curse Academy)

Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton – Strategic coach (Formerly of Origen)

Head Coach – Charlie Lipsie (Formerly of Cloud 9)




This is the second NA LCS team that has sold its spot leading up to the 2016 Spring Split, after Team 8. Who is behind the latest “buy in” of the LCS? Andy Miller, a former Apple executive, and Mark Mastrov, the founder of gsym chain 24-Hour Fitness. Both share minority ownership of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

As for the future of the former Team Coast roster, things are uncertain. Cris, Shrimp, Pekin Woof, and Mash were all replaced, with KonKwon the only surviving member of the roster who qualified for the spot via LCS promotion. Follow all of the offseason changes in our 2015 Offseason Roundup.



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Next Update: 11/28


With the offseason well underway, rosters have already started to transform completely, with many teams opting for at least one change. We’ve put together a quick guide by region, and will be adding the LMS soon. In the meantime, here is the current state of the 2015/2016 Offseason.













SKT Marin Bengi Faker (Confirmed for 2016) Bang Wolf
KOO Tigers (renamed to just the Tigers) Smeb Hojin Kuro Pray Gorilla
KT Rolster Ssumday Score Nagne Arrow Piccaboo
SBENU Soul CatchFlaw SaSin Nuclear Secret
Najin e-mFire Duke Watch Ggoong Ohq Pure
CJ Entus Shy(Tryouts) Ambition (Tryouts) Coco (Tryouts) Space (Tryouts) Madlife (Tryouts)
Jin Air TrAceSoHwan Chaser GBM Pilot Chei
Rebels Anarchy ikssu Lira Mickey Sangyoon Snowflower
Longzhu IM Expression TusiN Frozen Roar IgNar
SSG CuVee Eve Crown Fury Luna





LGD Acorn TBQ(Leaving after IEM) GodV Imp Pyl
EDG Koro1 Clearlove Pawn Deft Meiko
IG Zztai Kakao Rookie KidTime KittiesMo
Qiao Gu V Swift DoinB TnT TcT
Snake Flandre Beast U kRYST4L Ella
Vici Dandy World6 Peng Xuan Mata
OMG gogoingxiyang LovelingJuejue COOL UziNorth sanLuo
Master3 Looper Condi dade smlz lovecd
RNG Letme mlxg xiaohu wuxx ley
Unlimited Potential Loong Eimy Jiaoyang Skatch Heart
Team WE Aluka SpiritWuShuang Xiye Mystic sukiM Conan
King Cola insec Corn Namei Zero


NA/EU LCS Free Agency Tracker

  • Wildturtle
  • Xpecial
  • Freeze
  • Forg1ven
  • Vardags
  • H0RO
  • Jwaow
  • Loulex
  • Freddy112
  • Dexter
  • GBM (Previously Mid Laner for Jin Air Green Wings, heading to NA)
  • GosuPepper/Edward
  • Goldenglue
  • Porpoise


NoL will continue to provide updates to each list as well as the status of free agents as information becomes available. Watch out for more in depth offseason coverage starting with IEM San Jose.


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We are announcing that the tryouts for our AD Carry position have ended, and would like to welcome the newest member of our organization, Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng.

Doublelift is a player who truly needs no introduction. Consistently heralded as the best AD Carry to have come from North America, Doublelift has been a professional player since Season 1 and has represented our region at Worlds twice. His storied career is well known internationally, and he has proven himself on numerous occasions to be a worthy opponent on the world stage. His reputation as a consistently motivated and hardworking player, in addition to his status as a North American have led us to believe that Doublelift was the best choice for the position over a large number of talented applicants. We are extremely excited to welcome him to TSM, and look forward to the upcoming year with him.

“Joining TSM will be a new chapter in my life, one that I am both excited and proud to be a part of. I hope to prove myself and earn the welcome of TSM fans worldwide. I am determined to use this fresh start to break through my current limits and dominate the competition harder than ever.

To all my current fans: regardless of the team I play for, I will always be the same person that you have known. I will now be playing for an organization I believe that will respect my loyalty and hard work. I am extremely grateful for all the support you have shown me throughout my career, and hope to deliver even better results this season.” – Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng

As a result of this decision, we are also announcing that Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran is now a part of our substitute roster, and is looking at starting AD Carry positions on other teams. We will announce any future updates regarding his situation.


The TSM roster is now wide open as the team has announced they will be holding tryouts for the ADC position. With last week’s roster shuffle, and the ADC slot also up for grabs, Team SoloMid looks to rebuild over the next few weeks in preparation for upcoming IEM San Jose in November.

We are announcing tryouts for the AD Carry role on our League of Legends roster. As we are in the process of restructuring our management and rebuilding the team, we would like to explore more talent, new or old, in hopes of finding the best roster possible. Our current AD Carry Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran will be participating in these tryouts. The position will go to whomever we feel to be the best suited for it.

Like the other tryouts, every applicant must have the following requirements:

  • Fluency in English
  • Challenger ranking in NA, EU, KR, CN, or TW
  • Willing to relocate to the TSM Gaming House in California, USA
  • A positive mind set, which includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Willingness to learn from others
    • Competitive spirit
    • The ability to accept criticism and be self-critical
    • Cooperative and willing to adapt to and work within a team environment


As a side note: we are still accepting applicants for all the previous positions listed.


Application details



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Counter Logic Gaming has announced that Jae-hyun “Huhi” Choi will take over as the starting mid laner for the team heading into the 2016 NA LCS.

Replacing Eugene “Pobelter” Park, who joined the team alongside Huhi in May, the move comes as a surprise after achieving successful results with the current roster. Winning the North American LCS Summer Split and qualifying for the 2015 World Championship for the first time since season two, Pobelter was regarded as one of the best mid laners in the region, often cited in the top two.  Despite their domestic success, CLG failed to exit the group stages at the 2015 World Championship, putting up a 2-4 record before being eliminated from the tournament.

Excerpt from the official statement by CLG:


It was not an easy decision to make. Eugene “Pobelter” Park has accomplished more than CLG could have hoped for during his time as a starter these past months. His efforts and talent were key in what culminated to be CLG’s first LCS championship victory. Although he will no longer be CLG’s starting mid laner, the team believes that he is an exceptionally talented and consistent player. CLG will be actively looking to provide Pobelter with the best possible opportunities moving into the next LCS season.


Despite no official games with the team, It appears Huhi has been meshing well and performing in scrims,prompting the decision. Huhi took to twitter after the announcement:


Pobelter shared his frustration:



Read the full announcement by CLG


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After a 3-4 run at the 2015 World Championship and making it to the world stage in what is considered a miracle run, Cloud 9 has announced that they will begin searching for either a new Jungler or Support player.

Current starting support Daerek “LemonNation” Hart will be stepping down from playing to transition into a staff role, where Cloud 9 will move forward based on who they find to fill the void in their roster, with two main ideas in mind:


  1. Recruiting a talented Jungler while Hai transitions to the Support role, or
  2. Recruiting a talented Support while Hai remains in the Jungler role.


NoL will continue to follow Cloud 9’s roster heading into the 2016 LCS Spring Split as the offseason develops.


For full tryout details, check out the official post.



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Flaresz becomes free agent

October 23rd, 2015


Enemy eSports (NME) Top Laner  Cuong “Flaresz” Ta took to twitter to announce that he is now a free agent and is ready to be contacted for potential offers.


NME fell to 9th place during the Summer Split of the North American LCS, with Flaresz putting on a subpar performance and averaging 5 deaths per game, leading the league at 90 deaths. The team was then relegated from the LCS after an 0-3 defeat to Team Coast.


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