LoL: Team Liquid acquires Hans Sama for 2022 LCS Spring Split
Team Liquid is one step closer to completing its roster for the 2022 season, this time securing former Rogue AD carry Steven “Hans Sama” Liv’s signature, a day after signing Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau for the top lane.
Hans Sama’s early career
According to Leaguepedia, Hans Sama started his League of Legends playing days under the ID “Hans von Melzer” in France and later joined The Gentle Team, a French amateur team.
The 22-year-old began his professional career when he joined Millenium along with Pretty in November 2015 for the 2016 EU Challenger Series Spring Split and won Challenge France 2016 Spring.
Hans Sama was recruited by Misfits Gaming in 2016 and made a name for himself in the same year. He and his team managed to finish top in the 2016 EU CS and continued to the EU LCS in the 2017 Promotion series.
Misfits finished second in their first EU LCS playoffs and secured a top-eight position in the 2017 World Championship. After three years, he moved to Rogue, and in Worlds 2021, Rogue only finished 8th after gaining two draws against Cloud9 and FunPlus Phoenix, also lost against the eventual runner-up of the 2021 Worlds, DWG KIA in group A.
Team Liquid’s LoL current roster
Team Liquid is a multi-game team organization founded in the Netherlands back in 2000, led by Founder, co-owner, & co-CEO Victor “Nazgul” Goossens and Steve “LiQuiD112” Arhancet and coached by André “Guilhoto” Guilhoto.
In addition to the recruitment of ADC Hans Sama, the current active players of Team Liquid’s 2022 League of Legends team are as follows:
Top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau
Mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen
Jungler Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen
Support Yong-in “CoreJJ.”
Veteran midlaner and former TSM star Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg is rumored to be joining the squad to fill the missing piece.
LoL 2021 offseason roster moves
These are teams who have confirmed their roster for the upcoming season, signings, and rumors so far, as per ClutchPoints:
1. 100 Thieves
Final Roster: Ssumday / Tenacity, Closer, Abbedagge, FBI, Huhi
Final Roster: Summit, Blaber, Fudge, Berseker / Zven, Winsome / Isles
3. Counter Logic Gaming
Final Roster: Jenkins, Contractz, Palafox, Luger, Poome
4. Dignitas[November 15] DIG and Aphromoo (support) part ways after two seasons [November 15] LCS and Academy midlaners, Soligo and Yusui, released [Rumor] Signing of River (jungle, from PSG Talon in PCS) and Blue (mid, from SK Gaming) [November 17] Biofrost (support) joins DIG [November 21] Signing of River (jungle, from PSG Talon in PCS)
5. Evil Geniuses[November 15] Jiizuke (mid) exits EG after two seasons [November 15] Jojopyun (mid) promoted from Academy roster to main EG lineup [November 15] Contractz (jungle) departs EG’s Academy squad [November 16] Vulcan (support) joins from C9 in replacement of IgNar [Rumor] Signing of Inspired (jungle, from Rogue) via buyout deal [November 22] Inspired (jungle, buyout from Rogue) joins EG
6. FlyQuest[Rumor] Signing of Toucouille (mid, from GameWard in LFL) and Aphromoo (support, from Dignitas) [November 22] Toucouille (mid, from GameWard in LFL) joins FQ
7. Golden Guardians
Final Roster: Licorice, Pridestalkr, Ablazeolive, Lost, Olleh
8. Immortals[Rumor] Signing of PowerOfEvil (mid, from TSM) and WildTurtle (ADC, from CLG) [November 17] WildTurtle (ADC) returns to IMT after six years [November 17] Destiny (support) signs with IMT
9. Team Liquid
Final Roster: Bwipo, Santorin, Bjergsen, Hans Sama, CoreJJ[November 22] Bwipo (top, free agent after departing Fnatic) signs with TL [November 23] Hans Sama (ADC, buyout from Rogue) joins TL to play alongside CoreJJ [November 23] Video leak confirms addition of Bjergsen (mid, from TSM) to complete TL’s 2022 roster
10. Team SoloMid[October 28] Bjergsen vacates TSM head coach position to return to pro play, leaves org after eight years [October 29] SwordArt (support) exits TSM after one season [November 15] PowerOfEvil (mid) leaves TSM after one season, rumored to join Immortals [Rumor] Signing of Mikyx (support, from G2)