With all 10 teams completing their rosters, the Stove League for the 2023 season of the LCK has effectively come to an end.
T1 is the only team that has maintained its roster without a member change in this Stove League, which has undergone major changes. In addition to Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, “Owner” Hyeon-joon, “Kumayushi” Min-hyung, and “Keria” Min-seok Ryu, whose contracts were left until 2023, T1 grabbed the team’s symbol, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, for a three-year contract. will welcome 2023 with all members who advanced to the finals in all competitions they participated in in 2022.
Most teams except T1 prepare for the new season with a new look. First, teams that have changed while maintaining some of the existing members include Gen.G eSports, Damwon Kia, kt Rolster, Liv Sandbox, Fred Brion, and DRX.
In the case of Gen.G, the summer champion, Jae-hyeok “Ruler” Park and Si-woo “Lehenz” Son were filled by the call-up of Soo-hwan “Faze” Kim and the recruitment of Hwan-joong Yoo “Delight”. Damwon-Kia recruited Kim “Kanna” Chang-dong and Kim “Deft” Hyuk-gyu in place of the retired Ha-gwon “Nuguri” Jang and Dae-gil Seo “Deokdam” who left the team.
After embracing Kim “Kiin” Ki-in, who was considered the biggest FA player, kt brought back Kwak Bo-seong of “BDD” and recruited Son “Lehenz” Si-woo to challenge the Worlds dream that was not achieved this year. Live Sandbox recruited Noh “Budol” Tae-yoon, Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon, and Kim “Kael” Jin-hong, and the sub range DPS Lee “Envy” Myeong-jun as their starting pitcher.
In the case of Fredit Brion, who was the latest to announce the roster, he called up Jeon “Raptor” Eo-jin to fill the jungle spot, and Kim “Karis” Hong-jo, one of the four top prospects in the LCK midfield, and veteran support “Effort” Lee Sang-ho 토토 were brought in to form the roster. has completed Worlds Champion DRX succeeded in renewing the contract with ‘Beril’ Joo Hee, one of the winning members. In addition to Joon-hee Jo, they are preparing for 2023 by recruiting Kwang-hee “Rascal” Kim, Dong-beom “Crocco” Kim, Soo-hyeok Yoo “Fate” and Dae-gil Seo “Deokdam”.
There are three teams that have changed all of their starting pitchers with new faces. Hanwha Life Esports drew attention when it recruited Park “Viper” Do-hyeon in the early stages of the Stove League. Afterwards, they embraced Kim “Zecca” Gun-woo and Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon, who jointly won Worlds, and recruited Kim “Clid” Tae-min and Kim “Life” Jeong-min to challenge for the presidency.
Nongshim Red Force, who had a disappointing season, completed the roster by calling up the main players who won the LCK CL Summer. The long-distance dealer returned to In-seong “Vital” He, who was active in LJL last time. Guangdong Freecs, who appointed Dae-ho “Cmack” Kim as head coach and declared rebuilding, newly brought in “Doo-Du” Lee Dong-Ju, “Young-Jae” Ko Young-Jae, “Tae-Yoon” Tae-Yoon Kim, and “Jun” Se-Jun Yoon, and called up Lee “Blooddog” Tae-Young to build up their roster.