North American esports organization FlyQuest have released support player Kim “Wadid” Bae-in from his contract on their League of Legends roster. The 22-year-old Korean joined FlyQuest after placing dead last with Rogue Esports in the 2019 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Spring Split. This marks the first time that Wadid has been in free agency during his career.
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— Kim "Wadid" Baein (@WadidXD) November 9, 2019
Wadid is well known for his performance under organizations like G2 Esports and Team ROCCAT. After joining FlyQuest in the 2019 LCS Summer Split, he played in the support position on both the main roster and its North American Academy team. Although FlyQuest ended the Spring Split in 4th place, things did not go well with the new roster in the Summer. With a second to last finish, FlyQuest tried to qualify for Worlds through the LCS Regional Finals, but lost to Clutch Gaming 1 – 3. This cannot be completely attributed to Wadid’s performance, though, because the team only won one game in its first six games – a period of time where Wadid wasn’t on the roster due to VISA issues.
Wadid stresses in a video posted to social media that the agreement to split was mutual. He also thanks the organization for their help. “I want to go back to the mindset I had… in ROCCAT. I just want to do whatever the team needs to win,” says Wadid.
Born in South Korea, Wadid started his competitive career with Rising Star Gaming in the Challengers Korea (CK) league. Shortly afterward, he joined Team ROCCAT in the 2017 EU LCS, where the organization took 4th place in both the Spring and Summer Splits. Wadid then joined Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports, which took 1st at the 2018 Rift Rivals event and attempted a World Championship run in 2018. However, the team ended in 3 – 4th place after a loss to eventual 2018 World Champions Invictus Gaming.
This led to Wadid being released, where he then joined Rogue Esports. Will Wadid continue competing in the North America LCS scene, return to the LEC where most of his success happened, or try out a new region instead? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your League of Legends coverage.
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