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Upcoming Free Agents in League of Legends Esports

Esports 23-09-2022 10:00
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Gen.G Ruler is one of many players this year becoming a free agent | © Riot Games

Which players are staying with their organization for another year? Here is a summary of every player in the major regions whose contract will expire this year.

Worlds 2022 is about to start, and we are nearing the end of the competitive League of Legends for this year. Throughout the season, we witnessed underdogs taking over in their region, and old legends prove they are still a force to be reckoned with. The teams that didn’t qualify for Worlds 2022 are now taking a well-deserved break before we turn our heads to next year. 

Upcoming Free Agents in LOL for Next Year 

We can expect a lot of changes going into 2023, and even though the season isn’t done for everyone, some players have already started planning their future in another organization. Even players under contract have been looking for new teams, but most of the changes we can expect to see for next year will happen to the players with contracts running out after this season. We created lists for players having their contracts expiring this year for every major region.

Upcoming Free Agents in the LEC 

Misfits Vetheo

The final season for this year ended with success for Rogue after they finally managed to take the LEC trophy home. The biggest official change for next year is the departure of Misfits and the arrival of Team Heretics. Here are all the upcoming free agents for next year in the LEC.


  • Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu

Excel Esports 

  • Erlend “nukeduck” Våtevik Holm
  • Mark “Markoon” van Woensel


  • Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir
  • Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup
  • Kiss "Vizicsacsi" Tamás

SK Gaming

  • Jean "Jezu" Massol 
  • Janik "JNX" Bartels

Team Heretics

  • Subicz "bluerzor" Dániel
  • Artur "Zwyroo" Trojan
  • Jakob "Jackspektra" Gullvang Kepple
  • Alexandru "whiteinn" Kolozsvari

Misfits Gaming

  • Vincent "Vetheo" Berrié

Upcoming Free Agents in the LCK

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T1 Faker’s contract is running out this year. Will he finally join another team? | © Riot Games

This year, we witnessed veteran players, like Ruler, finally win their first LCK trophy after a convincing win from Gen.G against the former superteam T1. Now we have some exciting names for players becoming free agents after the season.


  • Park “Ruler” Jae–hyuk
  • Son “Lehends” Si–woo
  • Choi “Doran” Hyeon–joon


  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok


  • Kim “Deft” Hyuk–kyu
  • Cho “BeryL” Geon–hee


  • Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon
  • Noh “Burdol” Tae-yoon


  • Lee “Prince” Chae–hwan

KT Rolster

  • Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee
  • Kim “Life” Jeong-min

Nongshim RedForce

  • Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong
  • Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun
  • Kim “Canna” Chang-dong
  • Lee “Effort” Sang-ho

Upcoming Free Agents in the LCS

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CoreJJ might be one of several roster changes TL is planning for next year| © Riot Games

Some people expected the new Team Liquid “superteam” to make it to the top this year, though the fans were proven otherwise when the team finished in fourth place for the LCS Summer Split 2022. Instead, Cloud9 dominated the LCS and won convincingly against 100 Thieves in the LCS Summer Finals this year. Earlier this season, we already learned that TSM terminated the contract of jungler Spica, who is now looking for other options going into 2023. Here are the players from the LCS with contracts expiring this year: 

Evil Geniuses 

  • Jeong "Impact" Eon-young

100 Thieves

  • Kim “Ssumday“ Chan–ho

Team Liquid

  • Jo "CoreJJ" Yeong-jin


  • Colin "Solo" Earnest


  • Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun

Upcoming Free Agents in the LPL

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JakeyLove is one of many players from Top Esports with contracts expiring this year | © Riot Games

Going into Worlds 2022, the LPL is considered to have some of the strongest teams. One of the players who have uttered some confident words for the region this year is DoinB. The LNG mid laner is also one of the players whose contract will expire this year. Here is a list of all the upcoming free agents in LPL for this year. 

Edward Gaming 

  • Park “Viper” Do–hyeon
  • Lee “Scout” Ye–chan

LNG Esports 

  • Hu “Ale” Jia-Le
  • Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang
  • Wang “Light” Guang–Yu

Royal Never Give Up 

  • Chen “GALA” Wei
  • Li “Xiaohu” Yuan–Hao
  • Shi “Ming” Sen–Ming
  • Yan “Wei” Yang–Wei

Top Esports 

  • Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang
  • Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo
  • Zhuo “knight” Ding

FunPlus Phoenix 

  • Kim “Clid” Tae-min
  • Lin “Lwx” Wei-Xiang

Victory Five

  • Song “Rookie” Eui–jin
  • Hung “Karsa” Hao–Hsuan
  • Lee “Rich” Jae–won
  • JD Gaming 
  • Seo “Kanavi” Jin–hyeok

Weibo Gaming

  • Kang “TheShy” Seung–lok
  • Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh
  • Lê “SofM” Quang Duy

LGD Gaming

  • Zhiqiang “shad0w” Zhao

As we can see, there are plenty of players becoming free agents this year. It is important to mention that this does not mean they are secured to change their team, however, it is more likely for a player with an expiring contract to change their team than it is for a player with a contract lasting for several years. 

All we can do for now is wait for more official statements to come out regarding an organization's roster changes. Who do you think will change their team going into 2023? 

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