FlyQuest

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FlyQuest
FlyQuest Logo.png
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Sponsor(s): Meta Threads
Milwaukee Bucks
Twitter: FlyQuestEsports
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): Cloud9 Challenger
History
Created: 2017-01-06
Current Roster
Flyquest2017summer.jpg

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. [1]

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

  • 2017

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency USA Balls An Van Le 01 Top -
Current Official Residency USA Moon Galen Holgate 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency USA Hai Hai Du Lam 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran 04 AD -
Current Official Residency USA LemonNation Daerek Hart 05 Support -
Current Official Residency USA Sakuya Maria Creveling 10 Sub/Support -


Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
Canada Altec Johnny Ru 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Organization

ID Name Position
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 11 Head Coach

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. Sources: Milwaukee Bucks co-owner launches esports brand FlyQuest espn.com
  2. FlyQuest's Tweet - Moon Joins twitter.com
  3. NA LCS Offseason, Scheduling, and more lolesports.com
  4. WildTurtle tranfers to FlyQuest tsm.gg