FlyQuest Introduced New Summer Initiative Called SeaQuest For LCS Summer Split 2020

FlyQuest Introduced New Summer Initiative Called SeaQuest For LCS Summer Split 2020
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FlyQuest has revealed its newest nature-based goal for the 2020 LCS Summer Split. The League of Legends team is now switching its focus from the trees to the seas with SeaQuest, which is the second part of FlyQuest’s “Go Green” initiative.

Last season, FlyQuest helped donate over 10,000 trees to the One Tree Planted Organization through their actions on Summoner’s Rift. Each time FlyQuest won a match, for example, the team donated 100 trees.

FlyQuest also donated a tree each time one of its players got a kill during a match, regardless of winning or losing, and planted 10 trees every time a team took an Ocean Drake.

For the summer, though, the team has shifted from floral to coral by changing up its donations to the Coral Reef Alliance, one of the biggest coral reef foundations in the world. Instead of trees, FlyQuest will be donating $100 per win, $10 every time an Ocean Drake is taken by any team, and $1 for every kill made by FlyQuest players.

FlyQuest is also trying to save turtles this season. Although details haven’t been released yet, the team has planned some exciting campaigns that include possible beach activations, educational video content, and donation drives.

With its green initiative, FlyQuest has become one of the most beloved teams in the North American League community. They tore it up last season, too, breaking expectations to reach the 2020 Spring finals.

For the 2020 season, FlyQuest made changes at mid and support, acquiring PowerOfEvil and IgNar, who had been teammates on Misfits’ surprising 2017 Worlds run. Bolstered by their new players, the team started the spring season strong, and by Week 6 were sitting comfortably in second place, albeit far behind the then-undefeated Cloud9. However, after a 0-2 Week 7, V1per was unexpectedly subbed out for Solo, who had initially joined the team as an assistant coach. The team went 2-1 with their new top laner, but a loss in the final game of the year with V1per playing led to them falling into a three-way tie for second with 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses. In the ensuing tiebreaker, FlyQuest was seeded into the lower bracket and lost to 100 Thieves, leaving them in fourth place.

In the playoffs, due to Cloud9 electing to face the third-place 100 Thieves, FlyQuest faced the second-place Evil Geniuses. After losing the first two games with V1per starting, they once again swapped to Solo and kept the series going with a victory in game 3, only to lose game 4, dropping them into the loser’s bracket. With elimination on the line, Solo became the starter for good and FlyQuest experienced a sudden resurgence. First, they swept Golden Guardians 3-0, then outlasted the vaunted TSM 3-2 to set up a rematch against Evil Geniuses. This time, the series went 3-1 in FlyQuest’s favor, sending them to their first LCS finals as an organization. However, they were decisively swept in the finals by Cloud9.

The 2020 LCS Summer Split kicked off on June 12.