Despite sitting in the driver’s seat for the eighth and final playoff spot in the League of Legends Championship Series, FlyQuest are changing up their roster once again.
Heading into the final week of the LCS, Flyquest will bring two players back up from their current Academy roster to make their final stand for a hopeful playoff birth. Brandon “Josedeodo” Joel Villegas and Cristian “Palofox” Palafox will replace Hoangan “Nxi” Dinh and Stephen “Triple” Li, respectively.
FlyQuest have made waves in the LCS ever since their surprising decision to bring up their entire Academy roster to the main stage back in Week 6. The move paid off, as the then ninth place team pulled off a shocking 3-0 week. This catapulted them to No. 8 in the league. Since then, they have held tight to that spot. If they continue to do so, that would make them the last team in the playoffs. However, after an 0-3 Week 8, the organization is making these last minute changes. These moves may be necessary to hold of Counter Logic Gaming and Golden Guardians from their ticket to the playoffs.
FlyQuest’s roster changes have been beneficial overall, and they are still going with three of the five players who were part of that roster swap. Frank “Tomo” Lam and David “Diamond” Bérubé will still hold the bot lane down for FlyQuest heading into this week. The organization will also still be using Colin “Kumo” Zhao in the top lane. Kumo was Eric “Licorice” Ritchie’s replacement after he joined Golden Guardians.
Week 7 is especially pivotal because FlyQuest plays both teams below them. FlyQuest starts off Week 7 with a match against Golden Guardians on Friday July 30th. Then, on Saturday the 31st, they square off against the surging Immortals. Finally, on Sunday, August 1st, FlyQuest ends their season against CLG, which could have major playoff implications.