Sources: Busio reaches verbal agreement with FlyQuest




07/11/2023 - 4'

A second year in the LCS!

Support Alan "Busio" Cwalina has reached a verbal agreement with FlyQuest to continue in the League Championship Series (LCS), according to Sheep Esports sources. Only missing a mid laner in its arsenal, FLY is one of the first LCS teams to lock the majority of its roster for the 2024 season.

Current FLY 2024 LCS Roster

Top: Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau
Jungle: Kacper "Inspired" Słoma
Mid: ?
ADC: Fahad "Massu" Abdulmalek
Support: Alan "Busio" Cwalina

Young Bot-Lane, Experienced Top-Side

FlyQuest aims to lock in its fourth player heading into 2024. Along with Busio, the team was also reported to have promoted AD Carry Fahad "Massu" Abdulmalek this week, forming an interesting pairing with two very young players. Entering his second year in the LCS, Busio will be presented with an all-new challenge as he is now paired with a rookie and will be tasked with hopefully providing guidance for the talented bot laner. In 2023, Busio competed with Yiliang "Peter" "Doublelift" Peng under the banner of 100 Thieves.

Besides its bot lane, FLY was also reported to have locked its top side this month with the signings of former Evil Geniuses jungler Kacper "Inspired" Słoma and veteran top laner Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau. While the team is still currently in the process of locking a mid laner, it is currently poised to form one of the most interesting rosters of this off-season, packing quite a lot of raw talent.

In his new team, Busio will be replacing former FLY support player Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme, who was reported last week to have found an agreement to join famed North American organization Cloud9.

Leaving his Mark on the LCS

Following a similar trajectory to his new duo laner, Busio started competed at a professional level last year when he was promoted to 100 Thieves' LCS roster along with top laner Milan "Tenacity" Oleksij.

Despite what seemed like an exciting roster on paper for 100T, the team performed poorly during the 2023 season. Ending 3rd in the spring regular season, Busio's team would eventually falter and fall short in the playoffs, ending in 5-6th place. In the summer split, the team would struggle, notably due to the surprise retirement of storied mid laner Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg, ultimately ending in 8th position.

Despite this, still at a young age, Busio presents an interesting prospect for FlyQuest. With a year of experience under his belt, the young North American support will now be tasked with redeeming himself in an entirely new environment as he tries to leave his mark on the league and live up to fan expectations.

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