FlyQuest

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FlyQuest
FlyQuest Logo.png
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Sponsor(s): Meta Threads
Milwaukee Bucks
Snickers
5 Hour Energy
Twitter: FlyQuestEsports
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): Cloud9 Challenger
History
Created: 2017-01-06

FlyQuest is a North American team.

History

On December 9, 2016 Cloud 9 announced they had moved Juan Arturo "Contractz" Garcia into the starting jungler position and signed Jeon "Ray" Ji-won as a substitute top laner.[38] During the off- season, the Cloud 9 Challenger roster, including Balls, LemonNation, Hai, and Altec was purchased by Wes Edens, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, and rebranded as team FlyQuest. [5]

2017 Season

The underrated FlyQuest took the NA LCS by storm, winning their first 6 games, exceeding all expectations. However, despite their best efforts, they finally reached their stumbling block against Cloud 9 in week 4 dropping the first series 1-2. Team captain Hai continued to surprise teams through the split with his off-meta picks including  Corki,  Zed,  Kassadin. Due to their aggression, and different strategies, Counter Logic Gaming's Aphromoo quoted he "hates playing FlyQuest". They continued to battle, but could never close out a series against TSM or Cloud 9. FlyQuest finished the Spring Split 9-9 taking 5th place and a seed in the [Spring Split Playoffs]. FlyQuest squared off with CLG in the quarterfinals, surging back with a reverse sweep to win the series 3-2. Unfortunately, being the lowest rank seed, they were forced to play TSM. Hai and company put up a valiant effort, but could never find momentum. TSM's superior map awareness and strategy led to a 3 - 0 sweep against FlyQuest. In the third place playoffs, they were matched against [Phoenix1] and lost in a close 2:3 series to place 4th in the spring split.

In the offseason prior to the 2017 NALCS Summer Split, the team acquired Wildturtle from Team Solomid.

Going into the 2017 NALCS Summer Split, there were high expectation for the team to at least make it to the playoffs again and qualify Worlds either as a second seed or third seed. Quite the opposite, the team was consistently in the bottom half tier of the league, performing only better than Echo Fox, Team Liquid, and Phoenix1. Still the team hung on and at the conclusion the summer split, the team secured a spot for the 2017 NALCS Regional Qualifier off of their spring split performance.

In the 2017 NALCS Regional Qualifier, the team first faced off against Team Dignitas who had a surge in performance towards the end of the regular split and was able to take off a game off of Team Solomid. Against most analysts' expectations, FlyQuest won in a 3-0 resounding fashion with much improved teamwork. Unfortunately in the next round against Counter Logic Gaming, the team failed to reverse sweep the series in 1-3 fashion, thus ending their 2017 season to the disappointment of their fans who were expecting a Cloud9 miracle gauntlet run in 2015.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 01 Top 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Denmark Santorin Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen 02 Jungle 2019-11-18
Current Official Residency South Korea Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran 04 AD 2018-11-18
Current Official Residency South Korea KonKwon Kevin Kwon 05 Support -

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
South Korea Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 03 Mid South Korea Fly NA LCS 2018 Spring - Week 1-3

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team
Current Official Residency USA AnDa Andy Hoang 02 Jungle FLY.Alogo std.png FlyQuest Academy
Current Official Residency South Korea Fly Song Yong-jun (송용준) 03 Mid
None
Current Official Residency USA Stunt William Chen 05 Support
None
Current Official Residency Canada Cake Tristan Côté-Lalumière 09 Sub/ad
None
Current Official Residency USA Balls An Van Le 01 Top
None
Current Official Residency USA Moon Galen Holgate 02 Jungle
None
Current Official Residency USA Hai Hai Du Lam 03 Mid
None
Current Official Residency Canada bigfatlp Michael Tang 08 Sub/mid
None
Current Official Residency USA LemonNation Daerek Hart 05 Support OPTlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Current Official Residency USA Remilia Maria Creveling 05 Support
None
Current Official Residency Canada Altec Johnny Ru 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Organization

ID Name Position
USA Wesley Robert Edens Owner
USA Ryan Edens Owner
USA Swaguhsaurus Nick Phan General Manager
USA Robert Yip Head Coach
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 11 Strategic Coach

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Rapidstar Jung Min-sung (정민성) 11 Strategic Coach
None
USA Mins Josh Kim Team Manager
None
USA Lufty Nick Luft Assistant Coach
None
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 11 Head Coach EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-09-09 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA Regional Finals 1 : 3 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2017-07-30 LCS logo 25x25.png A77th 2017 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 P1logo std.png Phoenix1
2017-04-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 9 : 9 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Flight Plan: Starting Roster and Community Updates flyquest.gg
  2. Nick Luft: A Letter to the FlyFam flyquest.gg
  3. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  4. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  5. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  6. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  7. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. Sources: Milwaukee Bucks co-owner launches esports brand FlyQuest espn.com
  9. FlyQuest's Tweet - Moon Joins twitter.com
  10. NA LCS Offseason, Scheduling, and more lolesports.com
  11. FlyQuest confirm Moon as jungler thescoreesports.com
  12. WildTurtle tranfers to FlyQuest tsm.gg
  13. [1]twitter.com
  14. LemonNation's Twitter Post twitter.com
  15. Hai's Twitter Post twitter.com
  16. Moon's Twitter Post twitter.com
  17. Remilia's Twitter Post twitter.com
  18. [2]twitter.com
  19. [3]twitter.com
  20. Cake's Twitter Post twitter.com
  21. [4]twitter.com
  22. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com