Fans and experts have praised Lee “Prince,” the new AD carry of FlyQuest, as the best marksman in the league after the initial matches of 2023 LCS Spring Split. People are already making predictions about the season and the teams involved.
Who is Prince, the new LoL player of FlyQuest?
Following FlyQuest’s acquisition of Prince from Liiv SANDBOX in December, Kim “Berserker,” the star bot laner of C9, expressed his excitement about going against the South Korean prodigy. He said that he’s not just excited to play against a great ADC, but also because he finally has a challenge.
I have never played against Price competitively, only in ranked. But I’m really excited. I like him as a player and I feel like I have finally met my rival.
Prince is a 22-year-old South Korean League of Legends professional player. He started his career with local gaming clubs like Incheon, I Gaming Star, and bbq Olivers before making his first big break in 2018 with Dplus Kia (formerly DAMWON Gaming). Despite his success, he faced challenges as a rookie competing against more experienced AD Carries like Kim “Veritas” and Shin “Nuclear.” After struggling for two more years in the LCK, he transferred to the renowned Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) in December 2020.
Due to his exceptional abilities in the bot lane, he quickly gained popularity as a substitute for Lin “Lwx.” However, his talent should not be limited to being a substitute player. In February 2021, he was brought back to the LCK by the Korean League of Legends powerhouse Liiv SANDBOX (LSB), who replaced their first-team regular Moon “Route” in the bot lane.
Prince looks like the best player ever imported to #LCS
the precision and accuracy of his clicks and spacing is just next level, and the confidence he has behind all his plays just makes him such a massive threat no matter what champion he's on
— Erik Wessén (@Treatz) January 28, 2023
Prince left Liiv SANDBOX in November 2021 and was unable to secure a new team in time for the spring season. While Liiv SANDBOX struggled at the bottom of the LCK, Prince was a free agent during the spring. However, Liiv SANDBOX started a new chapter in their story when they re-signed Prince for the summer split.
[Welcome back, Prince]
왕자의 귀환, 'Prince' 이채환 선수가 돌아왔습니다.
2022 LCK 서머 스플릿을 함께할 프린스 선수에게 많은 응원과 관심 부탁드리겠습니다.
The Return of the Prince.
We are pleased to have ‘Prince’ Lee Chae Hwan again in the 2022 LCK Summer!#LSB #LoL #withLSB pic.twitter.com/YEPwo8qw7e
— Liiv SANDBOX (@LiivSANDBOX) April 5, 2022
Upon his return to Liiv SANDBOX, Prince quickly regained the lead role. His reliable play and precise picks made him a key asset for his team. He was named the player of the game in 12 of the 27 games Liiv SANDBOX won and shared the Player of the Season award with Gen. G’s ADC, Park “Ruler.”
👑The throne awaits the future king.
Here to build a legacy in the bot lane, @FLYprince0405!#ShowcaseGreatness #FLYWIN pic.twitter.com/8TV5Ji9Lx2
— FlyQuest (@FlyQuest) December 10, 2022
Prince was selected for the 2022 Summer Season All-LCK Second Team. Ruler received the All-LCK First Team designation, and Jeong “Chovy” and Ruler both deemed Prince the top ADC. Although he didn’t win the tournament, he still had an exceptional year, resulting in a transfer to FlyQuest, a top League of Legends franchise in North America, in the Pacific region.
The 22-year-old sensation got off to a fantastic start with a perfect 2-0 record in his LCS debut for his team. Prince’s statistics, as reported by League of Legends data provider Oracle’s Elixir, are impressive with 19 kills, 4 assists, and only 1 death in two games. He earned recognition for his bravery, risk-taking, and exceptional early game play that overpow
ered the opposing duos. Prince utilized a significant amount of resources from his team, having the highest average share of his team’s total gold earned in the LCS at 31%.
LET @FLYprince0405 COOK #LCS | #LCSOpeningDay pic.twitter.com/yw8UXa3CH5
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) January 27, 2023
When Prince joined the LCS in December, many were already aware of his exceptional skills. He had previously won the co-Player of the Split award in the LCK for his outstanding performances while playing for Liiv SANDBOX. He continued to maintain his high level of play in the new league with FlyQuest.
Fans of League of Legends can watch Prince play with FlyQuest in the 2023 LCS Spring Split Week 2, starting on Thursday, February 2.
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