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SwordArt, Maple and MooJin leave Flash Wolves, MMD retires

Some of the LMS’ most iconic players are leaving the org

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Flash Wolves, the iconic and well known LMS team, announced on Sunday morning that a bulk of their 2018 roster is leaving the organization.

Jungler Kim Moo-jin, mid laner Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang and support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh are leaving the team and seeking opportunities elsewhere, while top laner Yu “MMD” Li-Hung is staying with the company as a streamer.

Maple and SwordArt are two of the longest standing members with the Flash Wolves, with Maple joining in 2014 and SwordArt joining in 2013. Both of these members are seen as faces of the LMS region and are known as great players. SwordArt only sported one death across three games in the LMS 2018 Summer Playoffs and Maple had the second highest KDA in the 2018 Summer Split, only behind MAD Team’s Chen “Uniboy” Chang-Chu.

The team’s former jungler, Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan left the team in 2017 to play for Royal Never Give Up. At the moment, it’s unknown where the three players are going or if they’re going to different regions to play, similarly to Karsa.

The Flash Wolves have always been the LMS’ favored team, though they had disappointing results at the 2018 World Championship, failing to make it out of Group Stages and going 3-3.