Last month, the Cloud9 Challenger spot was acquired by Milwaukee Bucks’ owner Wesley Edens for a reported $2.5 million. In the same move, Edens also picked up the Cloud9 Challenger contracts of Hai “Hai” Lam, Johnny “Altec” Ru, Daerek “LemonNation” Hart and An “Balls” Van Le in an estimated $700,000 buyout.
Today, we come to know that the roster is being rebranded to FlyQuest. According to ESPN, FlyQuest will begin operations with its sole League of Legends esports team from January 20 when it starts competing in the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS).
However, the roster is still with an empty jungle role that needs to be filled. Based on reports, Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia is expected to stay with the starting lineup of Cloud9 and will not be joining FlyQuest. An announcement is expected to arrive later tonight that will finalize the starting lineup of FlyQuest.
Ryan Edens, the 24-year-old son of Wesley Edens, will be managing his father’s newly acquired Cloud9 Challenger spot as well as the accompanying roster of players. Additionally, Fortress Investment Group managing director Sarah Watterson has also been signed to work closely with the newly formed League of Legends squad.
The current FlyQuest League of Legends roster:
- TOP: An “Balls” Van Le
- JUN: TBA
- MID: Hai “Hai” Lam
- ADC: Johnny “Altec” Ru
- SUP: Daerek “LemonNation” Hart
FlyQuest is expected to make further investments in the esports industry this year, possibly expanding to other popular games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and etc. The organization might highlight its future plans later tonight when it confirms its League of Legends roster.