ADC Prince Leaves FlyQuest Ahead Of 2024 LCS Season

01 Oct 2023
Tit Krajnik 01 Oct 2023
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  • Lee "Prince" Chae-hwan left FlyQuest on Sunday, October 1
  • The 23-year-old ADC has spent just one season with the LCS team
  • Prince is the second player to leave FlyQuest following a disastrous season
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Lee "Prince" Chae-hwan (credit: via Twitter (@FlyQuest))
On Sunday, October 1, League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team FlyQuest announced the departure of ADC Lee "Prince" Chae-hwan. The decision to part ways with Prince follows FlyQuest's disappointing run through the 2023 LCS season, where the team failed to live up to the expectations and missed out on the LCS Championship 2023.

FlyQuest's run through the 2023 season was quite tragic, and even that is saying it lightly. Ahead of the season, the North American esports organisation received a massive financial injection from a new investor and spent a lot on signing world-class talent to its LoL roster, including some of the best Korean League of Legends players in mid laner Lee "VicLa" Dae-kwang and ADC Lee "Prince" Chae-hwan.

However, despite spending big on forming a new superteam, FlyQuest produced a historic nosedive that saw them go from leading candidates to win the LCS 2023 Summer to sitting near the bottom of the table.

FlyQuest escaped the complete humiliation of finishing the split in last place, but only barely, as Prince and his crew ended the LCS 2023 Summer in ninth place with a 6-12 record. This not only sat them just one win above the bottom-table finish but also saw FlyQuest miss out on the LCS Championship 2023 and a chance to qualify for the LoL World Championship.

Evidently, FlyQuest have a lot of things to figure out ahead of the 2024 season, and as it seems, the roster which failed to deliver this season won't be sticking around for next year.

At the start of September, FlyQuest already parted ways with mid laner VicLa and head coach Kim "Ssong" Sang-soo, and this weekend, added Prince as the third name of departed members. With Prince out of the team, FlyQuest now fields just three active members on its roster in top laner Jeong "Impact" Eon-young, jungler Mingyi "Spica" Lu, and support Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme; however, even their future with the team is uncertain.

According to the global contract database, Spica and Impact both have their contract with FlyQuest until November 2024, whereas Vulcan's contract with the team will run out in November this year, so there is a chance FlyQuest will also look to replace its support player.

It's unclear what FlyQuest's 2024 roster will look like and whether FlyQuest intends to part ways with additional players. However, considering the team's colossal failure in the 2023 season, it's likely that FlyQuest won't be making any sizeable investments heading into the next season.