FlyQuest

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FlyQuest
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
OwnerWesley Robert Edens
History
Created2017-01-06
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Current Roster
FlyQuest 2019 LCS Spring Roster.jpg

FlyQuest is a North American team.

History[edit]

Originally reported on January 4, 2017, as Cloud9 Challenger's new brand, FlyQuest was officially announced on January 5 and are co-owned by Wesley Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Fortress Investment Group.[1][2] Their initial roster included Cloud9 Tempest alums Balls, Hai, Altec, and LemonNation along with former Team Liquid Academy jungler Moon.[3]

2017 Season[edit]

Going into the NA LCS 2017 Spring Season, FlyQuest were predicted by many to be a bottom tier team, due to Moon and Altec's lack of previous success and the fact that the three former Cloud9 players seemed to be past their prime. However, FlyQuest shocked many by posting a 6-2 record over the first four weeks, playing a variety of out-of-meta picks including Zed in the mid lane and Evelynn in the jungle. However, the honeymoon quickly ended as the team proceeded to go 1-7 over the next four weeks before managing to defeat the bottom tier Team Envy and Team Liquid, squeaking into the playoffs with the 5th seed.

In the quarterfinals, FlyQuest faced off against fourth seed Counter Logic Gaming, who were favored due to FlyQuest's weak late season performance. After going to 0-2 in the series, FlyQuest roared back to win the next two games and eventually reverse sweep CLG off the back of some questionable aggressive calls in game seven. Unfortunately, the Cinderella story ended there, as they were quickly swept by eventual champions TSM in the semifinals, and fell to Phoenix1 in the third-place match despite taking a 2-1 series lead.

During the midseason, FlyQuest picked up WildTurtle, who had previously played with the former Cloud9 players during their challenger days, and was available due to Doublelift returning to TSM for the Summer Season. Altec remained with the team for the first two weeks as a substitute despite not playing a game, but left before week 3 to join Team Dignitas. Unfortunately, despite the change, the struggles that had begun in the late spring continued. FlyQuest never managed to climb higher than seventh place or reach a .500 record and only avoided relegation by winning their final two games.

Due to having 30 championship points from the Spring Season, FlyQuest were eligible to play in the 2017 Regional Finals. With little expected of them, they managed to shockingly sweep Team Dignitas in the first gauntlet match and take the first game of the second series off of CLG before eventually falling in a close 3-1 series, ending their Worlds hopes.

2018 Season[edit]

Spring Split[edit]

With the NALCS franchising for the 2018 Spring Season, FlyQuest were expected not to make the cut for the new LCS, but was announced as one of the six existing teams that had been given a permanent slot. Soon after, they completely rebuilt their roster around AD carry WILDTURTLE, adding former Immortals top laner Flame, rookie jungler AnDa, Korean mid laner Fly and support Stunt, with former SK Telecom T1 coach Rapidstar coming over to coach them. While this roster did have some talent in Flame and Fly, most considered the team likely to place in the lower half of the league. Adding to this already pessimistic outlook, Fly was unable to play for the first three weeks due to visa issues, forcing the team to use academy mid laner Keane in his place. Despite the substitution, FlyQuest went 2-2 to begin the Spring Season, including a Week 1 upset of TSM, who had been predicted to be one of the best teams in the league. However, they then dropped to 2-4 going into the second half of the season. Fly's debut perked the team back up to a respectable 4-6 at the end of week 5, but they only managed to win two games the rest of the way, finishing 8th with the exact same record as the previous split. However, one of these victories was a win over Cloud9 in the final game of the regular season that forced them into a four way tiebreaker for playoff seeding, the first time FlyQuest had recorded a match victory over their former parent team.

Summer Split[edit]

During the midseason break, Fly and Stunt left the team and AnDa was demoted to FlyQuest Academy. Veteran jungler Santorin and support Kwon were signed to replace them, with Keane being promoted from FlyQuest Academy to become the main team's mid laner. However, these moves seemed ineffective to start, as the team began the summer season 1-3, so Kwon was also demoted to academy and JayJ was promoted to take his place. FlyQuest established themselves as a solid middle of the pack team after that, finishing the season 10-8, in a three-way tie for third place. However, they lost to 100 Thieves and TSM in the tiebreaker matches, dropping them into sixth place, and were immediately swept by 100 Thieves in the playoff quarterfinals, ending their season without enough Championship Points to play in the gauntlet.

2019 Season[edit]

Spring Split[edit]

In the off-season, FlyQuest parted ways with Flame and Keane, replacing them with rookie top lane and former RivenSquare.png Riven one-trick V1per and veteran three-time LCS champion mid laner Pobelter. Expectations for this new roster were not particularly high, but they got off to a 3-1 start in the LCS 2019 Spring. The team cooled off after that, but remained in the top six. In Week 8, they clinched a playoff seed with an upset of first place Team Liquid, then beat Golden Guardians in a Week 9 tiebreaker to take the fourth seed. This gave them side selection in a rematch against the Guardians in the quarterfinals, where FlyQuest initially dropped to a 2-1 deficit but came back to take the series in five games on the back of strong play by Pobelter and V1per. Unfortunately, the fun ended there, as they were subsequently swept by eventual champions Team Liquid, finishing fourth due to having a lower regular-season finish than Cloud9.

Summer Split[edit]

FlyQuest made a single roster move during the midseason break, trading academy mid laner Selfie to LEC team Rogue in exchange for support Wadid, who was expected to replace JayJ. However, JayJ started the first three weeks of the LCS 2019 Summer. This consistency seemed to do nothing, as they went 1-5 over the first three weeks. Wadid was then subbed in and started every remaining game, but although the team would register a 2-0 Week 5, they would never be in serious playoff contention and finished the season in ninth place with a 5-13 record. Their spring performance did still give them a slot in the Regional Finals, but they lost 3-1 to Clutch Gaming, ending their season.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Contract Expiration Notice: To prevent over-reporting of changes, we are keeping players with expired contracts listed here until either (a) an announcement is made from the player or the team about their departure; (b) the player joins another team; or (c) the 2020 season begins & the player is not re-added to the GCD, whichever happens first.
R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
NA

V1per Omran Shoura 2Top Laner 2020-11-17 2018-11-27
NA

Santorin Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen 3Jungler 2020-11-17 2018-05-08
EU

PowerOfEvil Tristan Schrage 4Mid Laner 2021-11-16 2019-11-27
NA

WildTurtle Jason Tran 5Bot Laner 2022-11-15 2017-05-25
KR

IgNar Lee Dong-geun (이동근) 6Support 2021-11-16 2019-11-20
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LCS and Academy League rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in this article. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA

Pobelter Eugene Park 13Mid Laner Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2018-12-042018-12-04 2019-12-092019-12-09
NA

JayJ Juan Guibert 15Support FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy 2018-06-282018-06-28 2019-12-052019-12-05
EU

Maxi Magnus Kristensen 12Jungler None 2019-03-242019-03-24 2019-11-272019-11-27
KR

Wadid Kim Bae-in (김배인) 15Support None 2019-05-162019-05-16 2019-11-082019-11-08
KR

Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 11Top Laner DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDAMWON Gaming 2017-11-272017-11-27 2018-11-262018-11-26
NA

Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 13Mid Laner None 2018-05-012018-05-01 2018-11-262018-11-26
NA

Kwon Kevin Kwon 15Support FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy 2018-05-082018-05-08 2018-06-282018-06-28
NA

AnDa Andy Hoang 12Jungler FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy 2017-11-272017-11-27 2018-05-082018-05-08
NA

Stunt William Chen 15Support 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves Academy 2017-11-202017-11-20 2018-05-032018-05-03
KR

Fly Song Yong-jun (송용준) 13Mid Laner Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G 2017-11-302017-11-30 2018-04-182018-04-18
NA

Cake Tristan Côté-Lalumière 24Sub/Bot Logo std.pngTainted Mold 2017-06-072017-06-07 2017-11-292017-11-29
NA

Remilia Maria Creveling 25Sub/Sup Team Quetzallogo std.pngTeam Quetzal 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-262017-11-26
NA

Moon Galen Holgate 12Jungler Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming Academy 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-222017-11-22
NA

Balls An Van Le 11Top Laner None 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-212017-11-21
NA

Hai Hai Du Lam 13Mid Laner Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-212017-11-21
NA

bigfatlp Michael Tang 23Sub/Mid None 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-212017-11-21
NA

LemonNation Daerek Hart 15Support OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Altec Johnny Ru 24Sub/Bot Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2017-01-092017-01-09 2017-06-152017-06-15

Temporary Subs[edit]

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 13Mid Laner
  Fly
NA LCS 2018 Spring - Week 1 to 3

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position

Wesley Robert Edens Owner & Co-Founder

Ryan Edens CEO
megumixbear Tricia Sugita COO
Tricky Ricky Gonzalez VP of Content

Swaguhsaurus Nicholas Phan General Manager

Steve Steve Forton Marketing Manager
Graynomic Jeffrey Hoang Community Manager

Curry Anand Agarwal 90Head Coach

DLim David Lim 90Assistant Coach

Sygh Joseph Pomroy Analyst

Glenn Thomakos Analyst

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team

Cop David Roberson 90Strategic Coach FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy

Andrew Epstein Project Manager & Team Manager None

Invert Gabriel Zoltan-Johan 90Head Coach None
John Giarratana Account Manager None

christianbegor Christian Hubbard Social Media Manager None

Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 90Strategic Coach None

Robert Yip Head Coach Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming

Ryan Dow Director of Partnerships None

RapidStar Jung Min-sung (정민성) 90Strategic Coach Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Minsoo Joshua Kim Team Manager None

Lufty Nick Luft Assistant Coach None
Graynomic 1 Jeffrey Hoang Team Manager FlyQuestlogo std.png Community Manager

Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 90Head Coach Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox

Hermes David Tu 90Coach Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Academy

Player League Participation[edit]

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
HaiCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngGolden Guardianslogo std.png233
BallsCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png227
LemonNationCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png227
AltecEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png181
MoonNRG Esportslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png111
WildTurtleTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png360
KeaneGravitylogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png204
FlameImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png127
ShrimpNRG Esportslogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png94
AnDaFlyQuestlogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png46
JayJFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png43
StuntEcho Foxlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.png
Phoenix1logo std.png
FlyQuestlogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png31
FlyFlyQuestlogo std.png12
SantorinTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png135
KwonTeam Coastlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png31
PobelterEglogo std.pngEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png318
V1perFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png37
MaxiFlyQuestlogo std.png1
WadidFlyQuestlogo std.png12

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

FlyQuest Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-09-060040004
LCS 2019 Regional Finals
1 : 3Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG

 V1per,
 Santorin,
 Pobelter,
 WildTurtle,
 Wadid,
 Invert,
 Cop
2019-08-040090009
LCS 2019 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR

 V1per,
 Santorin,
 Pobelter,
 WildTurtle,
 JayJ,
 Wadid,
 Invert,
 Cop
2019-04-070040004$25,000$ 25,000$25,000
LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

 V1per,
 Santorin,
 Pobelter,
 WildTurtle,
 JayJ,
 Invert,
 Cop
2019-03-240040004
LCS 2019 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR

 V1per,
 Santorin,
 Maxi,
 Pobelter,
 WildTurtle,
 JayJ,
 Invert,
 Cop
2018-08-260050065 - 6
NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3100 Thieveslogo std.png100

 Flame,
 Santorin,
 Keane,
 WILDTURTLE,
 JayJ,
 Saintvicious,
 Invert
2018-08-200060006
NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Flame,
 Santorin,
 Keane,
 WILDTURTLE,
 Kwon,
 JayJ,
 Saintvicious
2018-03-180080008
NA LCS 2018 Spring
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Flame,
 AnDa,
 Shrimp,
 Keane,
 Fly,
 WILDTURTLE,
 Stunt,
 JayJ,
 Robert Yip,
 RapidStar
2017-09-100030003
NA Regional Finals 2017
1 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG

 Balls,
 Moon,
 Hai,
 WildTurtle,
 LemonNation,
 Thinkcard
2017-08-060070007
NA LCS 2017 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Balls,
 Moon,
 Hai,
 WildTurtle,
 LemonNation,
 Thinkcard,
 Hermes
2017-04-230040004$20,000$ 20,000€ 18,640
NA LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Phoenix1logo std.pngP1

 Balls,
 Moon,
 Hai,
 Altec,
 LemonNation,
 Thinkcard
Total Prize:USD 45,000

Images[edit]

Media[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Sources: Milwaukee Bucks co-owner launches esports brand FlyQuest espn.com
  2. NA LCS Offseason, Scheduling, and more lolesports.com
  3. FlyQuest confirm Moon as jungler thescoreesports.com
  4. NA LCS Offseason, Scheduling, and more lolesports.com
  5. FlyQuest confirm Moon as jungler thescoreesports.com
  6. Thank you WildTurtle tsm.gg.com
  7. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  8. LemonNation's Tweet twitter.com
  9. Hai's Tweet twitter.com
  10. Moon's Tweet twitter.com
  11. Remilia's Tweet twitter.com
  12. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  13. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Nick Phan Joins FlyQuest as General Manager flyquest.gg
  15. Cake's Tweet twitter.com
  16. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  17. FlyQuest Locks in Three Members of the University of Toronto to Academy Team flyquest.gg
  18. FlyQuest Rounds Out Coaching Staff with Former IMT, SKT Coaches flyquest.gg
  19. FORMER HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS FOR LA VALIANT & IMMORTALS JOINS FLYQUEST AS COO flyquest.gg
  20. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Flight Plan: Starting Roster and Community Updates flyquest.gg
  22. Nick Luft: A Letter to the FlyFam flyquest.gg
  23. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  24. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  25. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  26. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  27. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  28. Swaguhsaurus' Tweet twitter.com
  29. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  30. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2018-11-18; after change - NA - 2018-11-19
  31. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2018-11-24; after change - NA - 2018-11-25
  32. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  33. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  34. Viper Graduates from TLA to FlyQuest teamliquidpro.com
  35. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  36. FLYQUEST'S NEW MIDLANER youtube.com
  37. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  38. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  39. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  40. Steve's Tweet twitter.com
  41. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  42. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  43. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  44. christianbegor's Tweet twitter.com
  45. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-08-12; after change - NA - 2019-08-13
  46. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-08-12; after change - NA - 2019-08-13
  47. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  48. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  49. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-11-15; after change - NA - 2019-11-16
  50. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  51. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  52. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  53. FLYQUEST WELCOMES MID LANER, TRISTAN “POWEROFEVIL” SCHRAGE flyquest.gg
  54. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-11-26; after change - NA - 2019-11-27
  55. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  56. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  57. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-12-08; after change - NA - 2019-12-09
  58. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  59. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  60. FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com