LEC Winter Split 2023: Full roster of every team competing

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Dec 15

This article will be updated as other LEC teams announce their player rosters for the Winter Split 2023.

League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) fans have a lot to look forward to next year, especially with three competitive splits and the launch of the LEC Winter Split 2023.

The LEC Winter Split 2023 is one of the biggest changes in the EMEA league’s format. It is the newest split in the LEC, and will run from January to February. Two teams will debut during this split, namely Team Heretics and KOI (previously Rogue).

Who will become the first LEC Winter Split champion? Here is the full roster of every team competing this season.

Astralis signed two new players to its LEC Winter Split 2023 roster, featuring top laner Finn “Finn” Wiestål and Doğukan “113” Balcı.

Finn previously played for Excel Esports and helped the team qualify for both the Spring and Summer 2022 playoffs.

Coming in from EU Masters is rookie jungler 113, who claimed the EM 2022 Spring Main Event championship together with Karmine Corp.

“With the addition of 113 and Finn, we feel we have a very interesting mixture of pure skill, experience, and immense talent,” Director of Sports Kasper Hvidt said in an official statement. “We firmly believe that both of these players will be central pieces.”

Excel Esports has one goal for 2023, and that is to achieve a top-three finish during the regular season with their brand new roster.

Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu has brought his top lane expertise to Excel, after claiming his first LEC championship title in Summer 2022 with Rogue (later renamed KOI).

He reunites with his former Splyce teammate and fellow Romanian player, Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir.

Fans should also pay close attention to their new mid laner, Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié, who aspires to become the next Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, one of the most renowned players in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK).

MAD Lions’ player lineup features a talented pair in the bot lane with Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov.

Carzzy was one of the first members of the MAD Lions roster after it rebranded from Splyce in 2019, going on to win the LEC Spring and Summer championship titles in 2019.

Teaming up with Carzzy in the bot lane is Hylissang, Fnatic’s former support player. The Bulgarian player is known as one of the best supports in the region with an extremely aggressive playstyle.

Spain-based Team Heretics is ready to debut in the LEC, and their roster looks very promising.

Team Heretics bought Misfits Gaming’s LEC slot earlier this year, after the latter departed the league due to a shift in the organization’s strategy.

Team Heretics’ starting roster features a mix of rookie and seasoned players, including former G2 Esports jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and League of Legends Japan League (LJL) star Shunsuke “Evi” Murase.

Jankos is one of the most distinguished junglers in the LEC with back-to-back MVP awards across LEC Summer 2019 and LEC Spring 2020, winning a stunning five LEC championships with juggernauts G2 Esports.

Another player to look out for in Team Heretics is top laner Evi, the first Japanese pro to ever play in the LEC. Evi was a key player in DetonatioN FocusMe’s numerous regular season championships in the LJL, and all eyes will be watching to see if he can find the same impact in Europe.

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