The first of the four mini tournaments in Riot UK’s new League of Legends tournament – Forge of Champions – kicks off this week on June 22nd. And the eight teams taking part in stage two of the competition have started to announce their player rosters and talent.
Here’s our ongoing roundup so far of the eight former Prem teams who will play in stage 2. Note, this is a work in progress, so there are many TBCs in here. Enclave and exceL look to be the first two orgs who have announced their full rosters.
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Taking Raise Your Governors’ spot from the Prem last split, here’s their line-up so far:
- Top: James “Governor” Gove
- Jungle: TBC
- Mid: Sebastian “Zeb” Vican
- ADC: Jake “Jakamaka” Sampson-Roberts
- Support: Bart “Bartiono” Wessels
Diabolus have yet to reveal their full player roster, but have announced some of their staff:
- Manager: Jake “Jakey” Reynolds
- Head coach: Jake “Mora” Hammond
- League of Legends director: Simon “Sven” Svensson
exceL have kept the majority of their UK Masters-winning team the same, bringing in Ripi into the mid-lane and Quixeth to the support role.
- Top: Rosendo “Send0o” Fuentes
- Jungle: Christian “Taxer” Jensen
- Mid: Calvin “Ripi” Law
- ADC: Alexander “Venzer” Kostadinov
- Support: August “Quixeth” Skarsfjord
- Sub mid-laner: Corey Beeley
- General manager: Ryan “Barnetto” Barnett
- Head coach: Josh “Furndog” Furneaux
- Player development coach: Jon Ellis
Enclave opt for a mix of experience and newer blood for their line-up:
- Top: Ashley “Rifty” Mayes
- Jungle: Christian “Munckizz” Munck
- Mid: Duc “Eren” Anh Nguyen
- ADC: Andy “Bendy” Forman
- Support: Mantas “Hadow” Sukevičius
- Sub: Serge “Skudzy” Huleani
- Team manager: Richard “Froomie” Froom
- Head coach: Bjørn-Vegar “iHansen” Hansen
- Analyst: Matt “Rtfx” Derby
- Strategic coach: James “FireVortex” Warren
It looks like the most recent ESL Prem champions have not yet announced a fully revised line-up, but players like Prosfair still state they play for the side in their Twitter bios.
Special has moved into sub role for their main LCS team, replaced by xKenzuke in the mid-lane.
- Top: Jordan “Shikari” Pointon
- Jungle: Mo “Afflict” Chinoune
- Mid: Serkan “xKenzuke” Atilgan
- ADC: Lars “Chrisberg” Christiansen
- Support: Tom “Prosfair” Willis
MnM had a disappointing split in the most recent ESL Prem and will be looking for some better performances in the Forge of Champions.
Their roster has not yet been announced as far as we can tell, so here’s who was with them at the start of the last ESL Prem split (we’ve reached out to them for an update):
- Top: Only Angel (TBC)
- Jungle: Skudzy (now with Enclave)
- Mid: Tivity (TBC)
- ADC: Joekerism (TBC)
- Support: Kamilius (TBC)
- Coach: Fykling (TBC)
Wind and Rain
Wind and Rain’s full roster hasn’t been announced yet, but here’s who’s currently listed on WAR’s League of Legends team roster page:
- Top: Andrei “Orome” Popa (now on another team)
- Jungle: Dan “Dan” Hockley (TBC)
- Mid: Sergi “Lvsyan” Madrigal Gomez (now on another team)
- ADC: Matthew “xMatty” Coombs (now on another team)
- Support: Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis (TBC)
- Coach: Baltat “AoD” Alin-Ciprian (TBC)
Have we missed anyone? Please DM us on Twitter with your info and we’ll add you to the article
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.