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Taiwanese esports organization Flash Wolves has announced that it would be pausing the operations of its League of Legends team for the 2020 season. The League Master Series (LMS) team is considered one of the biggest in the region that competes alongside those from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.
We are so sorry to tell every fans, Flash Wolves League of Legend team won’t participate PCS in 2020. We will help player to find new stage for their career. Hopefully, we will see you next game. pic.twitter.com/WwuqLuXbal
— Flash Wolves (@flashwolves2013) December 13, 2019
Flash Wolves disband League team
“After a long time contract negotiation, AFei, Hanabi, Bugi, Rather and Betty will not extend contract,” wrote Flash Wolves in a social media post. “Flash Wolves appreciate you guys’ fighting and contributions very much. Good luck, our boys!”
This news comes shortly after the organization stated it had parted ways with its League of Legends team coach along with players Su “Hanabi” Chia-Hsiang, Lee “Bugi” Seong-yeop, Lu “Betty” Yu-Hung, and Shin “Rather” Hyeong-seop. Earlier in September, Riot Games also revealed it would be combining the LMS and League of Legends SEA Tour (LST) to filter out the poor-performing teams. While the MEGA Bangkok Titans made it to the 2019 World Championship, they were eliminated in the Play-In stage with a 21 – 24 placement.
Exit from LMS
Even though there are only 10 teams in the new league, this news comes as a surprise for Flash Wolves’ track record. The team may not have seen great results in the 2019 season, with a 6th place finish in the 2019 LMS Summer Split and 3 – 4 at Regional Finals. However, the team took first during the 2019 LMS Spring Playoffs, the 2018 season, and has made numerous appearances at world championship events.
Instead, Flash Wolves will help its remaining players, Yu “Bush” Ping-Kun and Liang “Enso” En-Shuo, enter new teams. No teams have been revealed to be participating in the upcoming 2020 Pacific League Championship Series (PCS). What do you think about this situation? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your League of Legends coverage.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.