Jake Tucker . Tournaments . Tuesday 13th June 2017 . 11:59
Hung ‘Karsa’ Hau-Hsuan, the star jungler of the Flash Wolves, has been suspended by the team for intentionally disconnecting early during a match.
Riot Games’ rulebook says that players should not leave a match until either a victory or defeat message is shown on the screen. In a match between Flash Wolves and Raise Gaming on June 11, Hau-Hsuan quit the second game before it was completed. As a result, he’s been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time.
He’ll be replaced by Chen ‘REFRA1N’ Kuan-Ting from J Team for the duration of the ban. It’s a big blow to Flash Wolves, with Hau-Hsuan viewed as a key part of the Flash Wolves dominance in the region. They’ve won the last three League of Legends Master Series titles, and snagged a top four finish in the Mid-Season International, crashing out in the semi-finals.
However, this split the team have currently lost both of their opening matches, sitting in fifth place without a win. It’s not sure how long Hau-Hsuan will be suspended for, but his absence from the team is likely to damage Flash Wolves chance to pull things back together.
This means the LMS could be up for grabs, so many teams will be hoping to bring their A game and carry off an LMS title of their own.