FlyQuest announce 2020 Spring Split Academy roster
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North American esports organization FlyQuest has revealed its Academy League of Legends roster for the 2020 Spring Split. Three new players have joined the roster, two have re-signed, and Head Coach David “Cop” Roberson will assist them all in the North American scene.

New players to FlyQuest Academy

The three new players that join FlyQuest include 2019 North American Scouting Grounds pick up Gabriel “Fanatiik” Saucier, Oceanic Pro League (OPL) team MAMMOTH mid laner Stephen “Triple” Li, and former ANEW Esports AD carry Brandon “Mash” Phan. Top laner Mo “Revenge” Kaddoura continues his contract with FlyQuest. Meanwhile, support player Juan “JayJ” Guibert moves from the main roster to the academy lineup.

Fanatiik has previous experience competing on both OpTic Gaming and Team SoloMid’s Academy rosters. The 18-year-old took a hiatus after being released before the 2019 Summer Split and amateur team Super Nova. Meanwhile, Triple has competed for teams like Dire Wolves and MAMMOTH in the OPL. He has seen success domestically and made two World Championships appearances, but he was eliminated both times in the Play-In Stage.

Mash has a lengthy history in League of Legends dating back to 2011, with organizations like Team Curse, Complexity Gaming, and unRestricted Esports. In recent seasons, he competed for Echo Fox, MAMMOTH, and the 2019 Scouting Grounds Circuit Champion in ANEW Esports. With his experience, he should serve as a great addition to FlyQuest’s Academy team in helping nurture other younger players.

Rebounding from 2019

FlyQuest Academy achieved a third-place finish in the 2018 North American Academy Spring Split and went on to place first in Spring Playoffs. While the roster didn’t do so hot in the Summer Split, it still finished in 3 – 4 during the Summer Playoffs after a loss to Cloud9 Academy. However, the same could not be said for the 2019 season, where they ended with 7th place during the Spring Split.

The organization later signed former G2 Esports support player Kim “Wadid” Bae-in, who played for both LCS and Academy rosters during the Summer Split. Still, the team failed to find success and finished dead last in the Summer Split. What do you think about the new roster and where they rank? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your League of Legends coverage.

Ethan Chen
Staff Writer

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