The 2023 LCS Spring Finals are just a day away and the stakes are high! FlyQuest and Golden Guardians will compete in Raleigh, North Carolina to decide who will challenge Cloud9 for the LCS Spring Split trophy. FlyQuest is pulling out all the stops to ensure their success, announcing a big change to their starting roster today.
FlyQuest will be returning to the starting lineup that brought them so much success earlier in the LCS Spring Split by benching starting support Bill “Eyla” Nguyen and reinstating Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon to the support role. This shift brings the FlyQuest roster back to the beginning of the Spring Split when Eyla was delayed from joining FlyQuest due to visa issues. During this time, Winsome stepped into the support role and helped the team to an 8-1 start to begin the split, including an impressive victory over C9 that cemented FlyQuest as the team to beat in the LCS.
FlyQuest encountered more bumps in the road once Eyla finally rejoined the starting lineup, going 6-4 in the remaining games of the split, including a tiebreaker loss to C9 for the first seed in the playoffs. However, they picked up a bit of momentum by sweeping 100 Thieves to open their playoff run.
PapaSmithy and Phan noted how Winsome has grown while playing in the NACL with FlyQuest Challengers since Eyla stepped into the starting roster. Phan specifically said Winsome “did a great job in finding his voice” after stepping down to the NACL. Phan also noted how Winsome has impressed FlyQuest with his response to feedback.
FlyQuest will need Winsome’s ability to pull off the starting roster swap on short notice as they face a resurgent Golden Guardians. Fans everywhere will see if the change pays off when the team takes on Golden Guardians on April 8 to open the 2023 LCS Spring Finals. Will FlyQuest be able to take on the challenge and earn the right to challenge Cloud9 for the LCS Spring Split trophy? Tune in to the 2023 LCS Spring Finals to find out!