Teams to look out for in the League of Legends 2022 season

The roster shuffle left us with plenty of interesting lineups heading into the 2022 season.

With Worlds 2021 ending in early November, there’s been little to no action on the Summoner’s Rift as the transfer season gets underway. Over the past month or so, we’ve seen plenty of roster changes happening across the world, but which team benefitted the most from it? There have been some major headlines during this transfer season with almost all of the top teams making major changes to their lineup.

Of course, the only team to have yet to make a change is EDward Gaming, who won Worlds 2021 after a resounding comeback against DWG.KIA. Speaking of DWG, they also went through their internal roster shuffle after an underwhelming season. That’s not all though; some of the biggest teams in the LCS, as well as the LEC, had to go through their roster shuffles. The likes of Cloud9, G2 Esports, and Team Liquid all have brand new rosters heading into the 2022 season.

As we edge closer and closer to the new season, here are all the teams that you should look out for in the game’s biggest regions. We’ll be starting the list with the LPL seeing as the Summoner’s Cup has now made its way back there.

LNG Esports has had a hell of a year, which only saw the team rise in prominence in what is already seen as a heavily stacked region. The LPL takes no prisoners when it comes to the competitive nature of China and LNG have stepped up to the plate. After a disastrous start to the season, the team managed to make their way to Worlds 2021 after a fourth-place finish in the summer split followed by a second-place finish in the regional finals.

In Iceland, LNG started in the first round of the play-in stage where they finished top of their group without dropping a game. Moving on to the main group stge, LNaG ended up in the most balanced group of all, which resulted in a four-way tie that led to three tiebreakers. Unfortunately, it wasn’t LNG’s moment to shine as they lost their match.

Heading into the 2022 season, LNG has reinvested in the squad, bringing in the likes of TaeSang “Doinb” Kim into the fold. Being a former world champion, Doinb has what it takes to lead a young squad to the promised land once more.

While DWG.KIA did not have the best of times this year, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will be back next year. The team that was everyone’s favourite heading into this season, DWG did not disappoint regionally. They won both the spring and summer splits decisively, proving that they were the best team in the LCK. However, they could not replicate those performances on the international stage.

A grand finals loss to two separate LPL teams in the form of RNG and EDG showed that DWG were still a little bit behind. However, both games ended up going to all five matches with DWG losing the deciding fifth game twice now. That would not be a great morale booster heading into the new season. To counter this, DWG brought in some much-needed new blood for the upcoming season.

With three of their original members’ contracts already expired and another heading off for military service, DWG took their time to announce their new roster but did so in style. They brought back both Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and Heo “ShowMaker” Su while also introducing three new players into the fold. It will be a long road ahead for the LCK’s shining star as they hope to bring South Korea back on the map once more.


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