[UPDATED Dec. 2] FlyQuest complete LCS 2022 roster after restructuring coaching staff

Source: Tina Jo/Riot Games via ESPAT

 

UPDATE Dec. 2: FlyQuest have confirmed their 2022 LCS roster after restructuring the LCS coaching staff with Sharkz as the head coach and Richard as the assistant coach. After signing toucouille and aphromoo, FlyQuest has welcomed back top laner Colin "Kumo" Zhao, jungler Brandon Joel "Josedeodo" Villegas, and AD carry Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen to round out their 2022 LCS roster.

 


Johnsun has been reunited with aphromoo, who laned with the young AD carry when he put together an impressive rookie campaign on Dignitas before a sophomore slump on FlyQuest in 2021. The futures of AD carry Frank "Tomo" Lam and support David "Diamond" Bérubé, both who started in the LCS for FlyQuest for portions of last year, are currently unknown, but both players are contracted through November 15, 2022 and November 21, 2023. 

 


Source: FlyQuest

 

UPDATE Nov. 30: FlyQuest has announced new LCS coaches for the 2022 season. Coach Alexey "Sharkz" Taranda, who joined the organization before the start of the 2021 season, has been promoted to head coach following the departure of Kanani. Richard "Richard" Su, who was promoted from head coach of FlyQuest Academy to assistant coach of FlyQuest in July 2021,  will stay with the FLY LCS squad as their new strategic coach.

 

 

 


 

Source: FlyQuest

 

UPDATE Nov. 24: FlyQuest have signed Luchio "SoulStrikes" Park as the new head coach for FlyQuest Academy.

 

 

 


 

Source: FlyQuest

 

UPDATE Nov. 23: FlyQuest have bid farewell to another member of their 2021 roster. FlyQuest Academy jungler Hoangan "Nxi" Dinh, who also jungled for FLY's LCS roster during the 2021 Summer Split, has parted ways with the organization. Subsequently, FLY Academy has signed two new players, a jungler to replace Nxi and a mid laner to replace Triple, who departed earlier in the off-season, for the 2022 season.

 

 

 

 


Source: FlyQuest

 

UPDATE Nov. 22: FlyQuest has confirmed the signing of mid laner Loïc "toucouille" Dubois following reports. As the star player of GameWard in the 2021 LFL season, toucouille was awarded Spring Split MVP. 

 

 

 


 

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UPDATED Nov. 18: FlyQuest has confirmed that aphromoo has been signed for the 2022 LCS season following reports.

 

 



Original story:

Source: FlyQuest

 

According to an announcement on FlyQuest’s social media account, the LCS team has decided to part ways with the majority of their team leading into the 2022 season. Departing will be mid laner Cristian "Palafox" Palafox, support Han "Dreams" Min-kook, and mid laner Stephen "Triple" Li in addition to head coach Paul Kanani. No information has been given on the organizations’ full starting roster for next year.

 

 

FlyQuest’s team in 2021 was one of the most unusual in the LCS. Throughout the team was known for their frequent roster swaps — giving way more opportunities to their Academy players than other teams. Though this move was initially successful, the organization met disappointing ends in both of their splits — failing both times to reach the playoffs.

 

According to a report by Jacob Wolf as part of Dot Esports’ League of Legends Free Agency Show on November 5th, one player FlyQuest will be signing is veteran Support player Zaqueri "aphromoo" Black, after the latter’s departure from Dignitas. 

 

Playing for FlyQuest and FlyQuest Academy was the first time competing in NA for Dreams and Triple — previously competing in Europe and Oceania respectively. Kanani worked as FlyQuest’s head coach for the entire 2021 season, and was previously a regular fixture in the European scene. After finding success working with several amateur teams, he worked as SK Gaming’s head coach — leading them to a ninth-place finish in LEC 2020 Spring and sixth in the LEC 2020 Summer playoffs.

 

Palafox is a five-year veteran in the NA scene — past teams including OpTic Academy, GG Academy, and C9 Academy. In 2020, he was noted for reaching Rank 1 on the NA server, and helping C9 Academy to perfect runs in the spring and summer iterations of NA Academy 2020. Despite his veterancy, Palafox's time at FlyQuest marked his proper debut in the LCS in 2021.

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