After a grueling trip halfway around the world to compete in the Mid-Season Invitational 2017 in Brazil, the Flash Wolves (FW) are experiencing a series of unfortunate events. The team has been hit by health issues and player behaviors that have implicated the roster, and results.
SwordArt at MSI2017
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Hospitalized after coming down with a flu and high fever, Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh has not fully recovered from his bout with the virus. However, he has stated that he is feeling much better compared to 3 weeks ago.
MMD, Betty and Cyo
Suspended for FW’s first 2 matches of the Summer, Top laner Yu “MMD” Li-Hung, ADC Lu “Betty” Yu-Hung, who are under the legal age for alcohol consumption, together with analyst Lin “Cyo” Hsin-Yu were rumored to be found drinking in the office. FW went on to lose 0:2 to Wayi Spiders and Raise Gaming; two teams who barely made it out of relegation at the end of last split.
Karsa at MSI2017
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Star player Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan has been suspended indefinitely. In Game 2 against Raise Gaming, Karsa disconnected from the match before RG brought down the nexus. Officials at Garena struck Karsa with a warning, and it was FW’s own management who decided to bench him until further notice.
Analysts speculate that the violation of the rules is just scratching the surface of issues affecting the team. Chen “REFRA1N” Kuan-Ting, substitute star jungler on loan from J-Team, will replace Karsa for now.
The League Master Series (LMS) continues with Flash Wolves versus Fireball on 17 Jun 2017 (Sat) at 7pm TST. Catch it live on Garena eSports.