Don’t look now, however FlyQuest’s 2023 LCS roster has simply gotten even scarier.
According to League reporter Brieuc Seeger, Kim “Ssong” Sang-soo, the top coach of reigning world champions DRX, will signal with FlyQuest within the LCS for the 2023 season. In response to the esport’s international contract database, Ssong’s settlement with DRX, like these of the remainder of the group’s roster and workers, expired in late November of this 12 months.
Ssong, together with assistant coach Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha, led the world champions by means of the unlikeliest of triumphs in 2022, capped off with a five-game win over Faker and T1 within the finals in San Francisco.
This isn’t Ssong’s first foray into the LCS. The 33-year-old veteran performed as a mid laner approach again in 2012, attending Worlds that 12 months with NaJin Sword. Since then, he helped coach the 2016 ROX Tigers to a Summer season title within the LCK earlier than main Immortals in Summer season 2017 to a Worlds berth. He stayed in North America and coached TSM, Echo Fox, and CLG earlier than returning to South Korea and becoming a member of DRX’s workers earlier than the 2021 LCK Spring Break up.
FlyQuest’s new-look roster is being constructed from the bottom up on all fronts. New president and chief gaming officer PapaSmithy not too long ago joined the org after a three-year stint as the final supervisor of LCS heavyweights 100 Thieves.
Underneath new management, FlyQuest is taking no prisoners this 12 months, spending a lot of the newfound money from its latest acquisition by the proprietor of the Nationwide Hockey League’s Florida Panthers proper out of the gate. In a transfer that shocked some given its repute as a likable, middling LCS group, cut its entire 2022 roster, which put collectively a decent marketing campaign with neighborhood favorites Josedeodo within the jungle and Toucouille within the mid lane, amongst others.
For the upcoming season, FlyQuest has signed help Eyla from Crew Liquid Academy, a participant who many contemplate the area’s finest prospect after repeated splits of domination in North America’s novice ranks. Within the mid lane, 2022 LCK Rookie of the 12 months Lee “VicLa” Dae-Kwang can be donning the inexperienced together with AD carry Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan, who simply completed his second skilled season on Liiv SANDBOX, selecting up LCK second and third-team All-Professional honors in two of his final three splits. Within the high lane and jungle, Impression and Spica, respectively, are reportedly becoming a member of FlyQuest to spherical out a formidable roster.