Spica Won't Be Playing In The LCS Next Split

14 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 14 Dec 2023
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  • One of the league's top junglers Mingyi "Spica" Lu won't be playing in the LCS next split
  • Spica explained that due to "unfortunate circumstances", he hasn't found a team for next season
  • Spica will transition to streaming and look for opportunities in summer split
Mingyi "Spica" Lu
In a Twitter post, League of Legends pro player Mingyi "Spica" Lu announced that he won't compete in the upcoming split in the LoL Championship Series (LCS). As explained, he hasn't found a team due to "unfortunate circumstances" and will instead focus on finding new opportunities in the summer split.

Spica is widely regarded as one of the best LoL junglers in the North American league. However, despite his status as a star player, he hasn't found a team to play for in the LCS 2024 Spring.

The 22-year-old entered the North American LoL league with FOX Academy in July 2018 and in 2019 joined TSM, when he made his LCS debut. In the first split in the LCS, Spica led TSM to the LCS 2020 Summer title and helped the team qualify for the LoL World Championship.

Spica remained with TSM for one more split before getting picked up by FlyQuest as a part of the new superteam for the 2023 season. However, despite the solid start for the year, which saw FlyQuest claim a bronze medal from the LCS 2023 Spring, the project crashed and burned in the summer, ending the split in ninth place.

Despite the lack of success over the last two years with TSM and FlyQuest, Spica has retained his tag as one of the best junglers in the league, who was expected to have no issue finding a team for the 2023 season. But as it seems, things didn't fall into place.

Spica hasn't clarified why he hasn't joined a team for the spring split but stated that some "unfortunate circumstances" were involved. One factor that could've contributed to it is that the LCS was reduced to eight teams for the 2024 season following the departure of Golden Guardians and Evil Geniuses.

Even though Spica won't be competing in the spring split, we can be confident that he'll find a team to play for in the summer season – especially if any of the LCS teams underperform in the opening split.