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Former 100 Thieves jungler Andy “AnDa” Hoang announced on Twitter that he wouldn’t be starting on a League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) or Academy roster for the 2020 season. He joined the North American esports organization and lifestyle brand in July of 2018 but later transitioned to an Academy role for the 2019 Summer Split.
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— Andy Hoang (@AnDa) December 6, 2019
AnDa left team-less
“Going into 2020, I won’t be competing on an LCS/Academy team. I’m excited to take this opportunity to grind and work on the aspects of my game that I know I can improve on,” said AnDa in a Twitlonger post. “I’m still extremely confident in my skills and knowing that there are people that still believe in me will keep my drive and motivation high. Thanks to the people who have been following and supporting me throughout my career, this will not be the last of me.”
AnDa states that he has taken a break, but it is only temporary. As soon as an opportunity comes, he will be looking to get back into the LCS. While he is not competing, he will be streaming regularly on his Twitch channel instead. The 24-year-old started playing League of Legends professionally in 2014 and has since competed for teams like Immortals, Team Liquid Academy, FlyQuest, and 100 Thieves.
History on 100 Thieves
His introduction to the Thieves roster was because of a trade with FlyQuest involving William “Meteos” Hartman, who has since returned. The team went on to place 3rd during the 2018 LCS Summer Split, 4th at Summer Split Playoffs, and secured a World Championships slot through its total 110 Championship Points. However, the 100 Thieves roster were placed in Group D, alongside teams like Fnatic and eventual world champion Invictus Gaming. With 2 wins and 4 losses, the team was eliminated in 9 – 12.
He continued with the main 100 Thieves lineup into the 2019 LCS Spring Split but was removed after finishing in last with 4 wins and 14 losses. Since then, AnDa has played for the Academy roster, which went on to 3rd in the Summer Split and took 1st in Summer Playoffs. However, many attribute that success to the addition of Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho in the top lane.
After his contract ended on Nov. 19, AnDa entered free agency with seemingly no luck in the offseason. The addition of former Golden Guardians jungler Juan “Contractz” Garcia on Academy meant his former position had been filled. Where will AnDa go next? Let us know what you think, 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.