Spanish esports franchise KOI is coming to the LEC in 2023 following an organizational merger with Rogue earlier this yr. And KOI is ready to carry a powerful majority of Rogue’s 2022 League of Legends lineup with it into subsequent season. KOI at present revealed the total host of beginning gamers that may take the LEC stage beginning subsequent month. Going into 2023, KOI will retain 4 of the 5 Rogue starters who competed for the group this season, with solely high laner Odoamne departing. The remainder of the group’s beginning lineup, which incorporates jungler Malrang, mid laner Larssen, AD carry Comp, and assist Trymbi, will stay with the group because it shifts arms. Changing Odoamne within the high lane can be former Vitality high laner Szygenda, who performed solely on the LFL stage in 2022 and has not performed on the LEC stage since 2021. Odoamne, who was an LEC All-Professional in all 4 of his splits by which he performed with Rogue, will play for Excel Esports subsequent season. Associated: Not simply League: KOI will take over Rogue’s groups in Siege, CoD, and Rocket League too Rogue was simply essentially the most profitable European League group within the again half of final season on each the home and worldwide phases. Preserving the sturdy majority of a roster that received the LEC and made it the furthest out of any Western group on the World Championship collectively ought to bode properly for the way forward for the KOI model in League esports. KOI’s 2023 LEC lineup was launched at present at a preseason occasion by the group’s co-owner, streamer Ibai Llanos. Following their introductions, KOI took on LEC rivals Fnatic in a for-fun showmatch. The 2023 LEC season will start on Saturday, Jan. 21 with the primary Winter Break up. KOI will play its first recreation of the common season that day towards Staff BDS.