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This Could Be G2's Full LEC 2023 Roster

Mikyx Hans Sama
The new power duo in the LEC | © Riot Games

Don't we all love the offseason? G2 Esports looks to be making some drastic changes this year. The oldest serving member, Jankos, is leaving the team, and two LEC superstars are once again joining forces to become the best bot lane in Europe. But who will replace Jankos? 

Yes, you read right. The LEC stars, Mikyx and Hans Sama, will once again play together. But this time for none other than G2 Esports

The last time they played together was for the former LEC team, Misfits, back in 2018. 

Since then, they have parted ways, and both have shown great success. 

Mikyx has spent almost a year playing for Excel. Even though their showing improved from previous years, they could not get past Fnatic in the LEC Summer Playoffs and therefore failed to qualify for Worlds 2022. 

Before his time in Excel, Mikyx used to play for G2 Esports and will now make his return to the team such that he can play with Hans Sama again.

Hans Sama left the LEC and Rogue last year to join Team Liquid. The team was supposed to be North America's "Superteam," and many believed they would be the LCS representatives at worlds. 

However, after a disappointing split, ending in fourth place and, thereby, not even qualifying for the World Championship, Hans Sama and Team Liquid decided to part ways. 

Hans Sama With Several Offers From EU Teams

Hans Sama Rogue
Are you excited about his return to Europe? | © Riot Games

Hans Sama's leave from Team Liquid did not go unnoticed, and several big teams in Europe were interested. 

The first team, most likely to get Hans Sama for next year, was Karmine Corp, a french team who has openly tried to get a spot in the LEC. 

It seemed like they were close to getting a deal with Astralis, but in the end, it did not work out, and Hans needed to look for other options.

Also, MAD Lions, BDS, and SK had shown interest, but in the end, it really came down to Vitality, Fnatic, and G2 Esports

Jankos Reacts to Mikyx Joining the Team

The current G2 Jungler, Jankos, was also confirmed to be leaving the team for next year.

Once the announcement of his former teammate, Mikyx, joining the squad after his departure. Jankos was quick to respond to the news on Twitter. 

Here is his reaction to the news: 

G2 Brings in LFL Champion to Replace Jankos

[Update: November 8, 2022]

It looks like Caps won't be the only Scandinavian player on the team anymore. The player to replace Jankos in the jungle will be two-time LFL champion, Yike.

Yike has spent the last year in the French esports organization LDLC OL and made quite a name for himself together with his teammates. It will be exciting to see G2 Esports working with a rookie talent for yet another year.

MAD Lions Denied Offer for Elyoya

Even though G2 Esports showed rather promising results with rookies last year, Yike was not their first choice. 

According to LEC Wooloo, G2 Esports' initial plan was to secure the MAD Lions jungler, Elyoya, for a total of 800.000€. However, this was not enough for MAD, and G2 went to look for another option.


Flakked Allowed to Explore Other Options - What About Targamas?

With Hans Sama joining G2 Esports, Flakked has now been allowed to look for other options going into next year. 

Now that Hans is returning to the LEC, Upset is rumored to be out of Fnatic, and also Rekkles is attempting to make a return, the ADC position looks to be highly contested for 2023.

[Update: November 8, 2022]

It looks like EXCEL Esports and G2 did a quick support swap, as Targamas has verbally agreed to join EXCEL next year. With his new team, Targamas will be playing with none other than Patrik "Patrik" Jírů.

G2 Esports' current support, Targamas, has not come with any updates on his plans going on forwards. Maybe he could be the new support for Fnatic

G2 Esports Full Roster for 2023

Caps G2 Esports
It looks like caPs is not leaving G2 Esports any time soon. | © Riot Games

As far as we know, G2 Esports has no plans to change their current mid and top laner. According to the LoL Fandom's Global Contract Database, mid-laner Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther and top laner Sergen "Broken Blade" will have their contracts run out in 2025 and 2024, respectively.

If nothing is to be changed during the offseason, the 2023 roster will consist of the following: 

  • Top: Sergen "Broken Blade" Celik
  • Jungle: Martin "Yike" Sundelin
  • Mid: Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther
  • Bot: Steven "Hans Sama" Liv
  • Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle

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