With their original LCS roster, FLY was 3-12 in the summer split. After swapping their Academy and LCS roster, FLY proceeded to go 4-5 with this iteration, which kept them in contention for playoffs. While not every individual member of the Academy team is considered an immediate improvement over their LCS counterparts, the team as a whole looked much more alive and improved.
FLY swapped their entire roster and coaching staff over substituting individual players. By doing so, FLY was able to bring up the whole system that was netting their success in the Academy league, where they finished first in the regular season. Although FLY failed to secure playoffs, this roster change earns its spot on the list for its magnitude and immediate improvement of a poor season.