On January 26, 2023, the League of Legends professional circuit for North America will resume. Here’s a brief overview of the tournament schedule and each of the 10 LCS team rosters going into the 2023 LCS spring split.
Beginning with Spring Split 2023, the LCS will shift its primary broadcast days to Thursdays and Fridays with a start time of 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET. While the days have changed, the LCS competitive format will largely stay the same.
In 2023, both Spring Split and Summer Splits will be Double Round Robins over eight weeks of regular season play, with two three-day Super Weeks each split.
Where to watch the 2023 LCS
You can watch every LCS match live on lolesports.com, Twitch, and YouTube. Keep an eye on the LCS broadcast and social media for the location of the Spring Split Final.
Team Roster Links for the 2023 LCS
January 2023 Schedule
Thursday – January 26
- 100 Thieves vs Cloud9
- Golden Guardians vs Evil Geniuses
- Fly Quest vs Team Liquid
- CLG vs Dignitas
- TSM vs Immortals
Friday – January 27
- Fly Quest vs 100 Thieves
- TSM vs CLG
- Evil Geniuses vs Cloud9
- Dignitas vs Team Liquid
- Immortals vs Golden Guardians
Tournament Organizers, Nerd Street Gamers, provided more details about the Team Rosters for the 2023 LCS as follows:
100 Thieves (100T)
- Milan “Tenacity” Oleksij
- Can “Closer” Çelik
- Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
- Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
- Alan “Busio” Cwalina
Of all the roster moves this offseason, 100 Thieves got the most headlines for drawing Doublelift out of retirement and reuniting him with former TSM teammate Bjergsen.
Doublelift and Bjergsen are two of the best League of Legends players in LCS history, so all eyes will be on 100 Thieves this season. Additionally, the team is calling up highly touted Academy players Tenacity and Busio.
Not to be forgotten, Closer is continuing with the team. He’s the only remaining player from the 100 Thieves roster that reached Worlds each of the past two years. Moreover, he finished second in both the spring playoffs and the summer LCS Championship.
It remains to be seen how well this team will play together. However, no matter how you slice it, this team will be one of the most intriguing in 2023.
- Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami
- Robert “Blaber” Huang
- Dimitri “Diplex” Ponomarev
- Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol
- Jesper “Sven” Svenningsen
Cloud9 is running it back with almost their entire 2022 LCS Championship-winning roster. Diplex is the only newcomer, and he replaces LCS legend Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen in the mid lane.
Diplex isn’t only new to C9 — he’s new to North America too. Basically, the 19-year-old spent the past two seasons with Vitality.Bee, a team in the European regional league in France known as the LFL. He had the best KDA in the LFL during the summer, according to Oracle’s Elixir.
Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)
- Niship “Dhokla” Doshi
- Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia
- Cristian “Palafox” Palafox
- Fatih “Luger” Güven
- Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere
After a surprising summer surge last season, CLG finished fourth in the LCS summer split and 5th-6th in the LCS Championship. Essentially, they did this with a different roster than they had in the spring.
Now, the org is running it back this season with the same roster. The big difference in the summer was the emergence of top laner Dhokla. Dholka made his return to the LCS for the first time since 2019 after grinding at the amateur and Academy levels for the past few years.
Head coach Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin told Nerd Street last season that he and the organization were committed to steady improvement and long-term growth. Undoubtedly, the org has abided by that philosophy in keeping the roster together. They have high hopes of rewarding the faithful with even better results this season.
- İrfan Berk “Armut” Tükek
- Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen
- Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen
- Trevor “Spawn” Kerr-Taylor
- Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
Dignitas have taken a veteran-heavy approach to building its 2023 roster. Specifically, With all five players in their mid-20s, they are one of the older rosters in the LCS.
Armut is perhaps the most interesting addition, as he comes over from Europe after multiple trips to Worlds with MAD Lions. Moreover, Jensen has a record streak of eight consecutive years going to Worlds, and Santorin has played on the international stage too.
Basically this is an organization that has not gone to Worlds since Season 2 in 2012. Hopefully, for Evil Geniuses, a bunch of seasoned veterans can break the organization’s international drought.
Evil Geniuses (EG)
- Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho
- Kacper “Inspired” Słoma
- Joseph Joon “jojopyun” Pyun
- Ian Victor “FBI” Huang
- Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme
Maybe we should call this team Evil Thieves or 100 Geniuses? Interestingly, longtime 100 Thieves top laner Ssumday joins Evil Geniuses as well as FBI, his teammate for the past two years.
FBI takes over in the bot lane for emerging star Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki who stepped away from the team late last season for a mental break. However, he is still signed with EG.
In addition, Inspired, jojopyun, and Vulcan remain with the team for the start of the 2023 season. Inspired was the LCS MVP last summer, jojopyun is the best young player to enter the league in some time, and Vulcan embodies the team’s delightfully evil persona better than anybody.
Undoubtedly, 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses were two of the top teams in the LCS last season. Therefore, this mixture of 2022 100T and EG players should make for a very strong roster. EG is a good bet to be one of the top teams in the LCS in 2023.
- Jeong “Impact” Eon-young
- Mingyi “Spica” Lu (unofficial)
- Lee “VicLa” Dae-kwang
- Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan
- Bill “Eyla” Nguyen
FlyQuest has been one of the most beloved LCS teams in recent years for the org’s environmental causes and the team’s general wholesomeness. Unfortunately, they haven’t been considered a top team since 2020.
Nonetheless, that all might change this upcoming season as FlyQuest has assembled a team with a lot of potential. For example, Chris “Papsmithy” Smith left 100 Thieves after building a roster that made it to Worlds in back-to-back years. He has made some splashy moves since joining FlyQuest.
Additionally, former Evil Geniuses world champion, Impact, is now in the top lane. Furthermore, Prince, who led the LCK in kills last summer, is coming over from Korea to take over the bot lane.
Also, VicLa is joining FlyQuest from Korea and is fresh off being named LCK Rookie of the Year. Finally, former Team Liquid Academy support Eyla and former TSM jungler Spica round out the roster.
Golden Guardians (GG)
- Eric “Licorice” Ritchie
- Kim “River” Dong-woo
- Kim “Gori” Tae-woo
- Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes
- Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun
Huhi joins Golden Guardians after spending the past two years with 100 Thieves. Gori is another LCK and LPL veteran. Essentially, he had been a sub with T1, EDG, and FPX. He was also a starter with PSG Talon in the PCS during the second half of the 2022 season.
The rest of the roster was with Golden Guardians in 2022. Interestingly, River is sticking with Golden Guardians after starting last season with Dignitas.
Stixxay and huhi are reuniting after spending time earlier in their careers together with CLG. Basically, the two just missed each other on Golden Guardians previously as huhi was with the organization for the 2020 season. However, he left just as Stixxay joined for the 2021 season.
- Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura
- Shane Kenneth “Kenvi” Espinoza
- Nicholas Antonio “Ablazeolive” Abbott
- Edward “Tactical” Ra
- Kadir “Fleshy” Kemiksiz
Revenge and Kenvi return to Immortals for 2023, while the rest of the roster is new. Firstly, Ablazeolive takes over the mid lane after spending the past couple of years with Golden Guardians.
Tactical took over the bot lane for Team Liquid after Doublelift was benched a couple years back. Previously, he had started for TSM last season but is now with Immortals.
Finally, Fleshy comes over from Turkey to round out the roster as the team’s new support.
Team Liquid (TL)
- Park “Summit” Woo-tae
- Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon
- Harry “Haeri” Kang
- Sean “Yeon” Sung
- Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in
This past season, Team Liquid assembled a team many considered a “superteam.” Basically, the team was laden with European stars, including Bjergsen and Bwipo.
Unfortunately, the team failed to make MSI or Worlds. So, Team Liquid has scrapped the team to start fresh with an entirely new roster except for CoreJJ.
First and Foremost, Team Liquid has brought in 2022 world champion Pyosik to headline an all-Korean roster. Specifically, that roster includes a mixture of veterans like CoreJJ and Pyosik and young players such as Summit, Haeri and Yeaon.
Furthermore, Summit returns to the LCS after winning the spring MVP award with Cloud9 and then going to China for the summer. In contrast, Haeri and Yeon have been called up from Team Liquid’s championship Academy team.
- Colin “Solo” Earnest
- Lee “Bugi” Seong-yeop
- Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang
- Toàn “Neo” Trần
- Jonathan “Chime” Pomponio
Bugi has played all over the world. The Korean player has competed in Japan, Southeast Asia, Latin America. Now, he will play in North America with TSM.
Neo joins the team after spending more than two years with Dignitas. While there, he bounced back and forth between their main and Academy squads.
Solo, the LCS Everyman, Maple, and Chime all remain with the team for the upcoming season.