In Week 5 of the 2019 LCS Summer Split, FlyQuest defeated Echo Fox and OpTic Gaming to secure a 2-0 week. FlyQuest headed into the week in last place at 1-7, and is now tied with 100 Thieves in 8th place.
Now that FlyQuest Support Kim "Wadid" Bae-in has solved all of his visa issues, he has taken the starting position in the lineup in place of Juan "JayJ" Guibert. Whie Wadid has far less time laning with Jason "Wildturtle" Tran, his time in Europe on Roccat, Rogue, and most notably, G2 Esports brings a wealth of both domestic and international experience to FlyQuest.
In FlyQuest's Saturday afternoon victory over Echo Fox, Wadid also snapped a personal losing streak. The last time Wadid had won a top level professional game of League of Legends was on G2 Esports at the 2018 World Championship on October 20th.
Wadid joined Lara Lunardi after his win to talk about getting his first win on FlyQuest, but also gave his opinions on the differences between LCS and LEC given his experience in both regions. Wadid told Inven Global that he felt the talent pool in Europe was more robust than the North American playerbase. "I feel like EU's solo queue is better," Wadid explained. "Their ping is better because the servers are split."
In addition to the ping, Wadid also pointed out a trend he had noticed in NA solo queue. "If I'm being honest, whenever I play solo queue in NA, I feel like all of the Challengers want to be streamers, not pro players...maybe some people in Europe do the same thing, but I feel like there are more people trying to go pro there."
FlyQuest tripled its win total in only a single weekend of the Summer Split, but if the team wants to keep the streak going, triumphing over Golden Guardians and Team Liquid this coming weekend will be quite the challenge.