ADC Lost and Golden Guardians Part Ways

ADC Lost and Golden Guardians Part Ways

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team Golden Guardians announced the departure of ADC Lawrence "Lost" Sze Yuy Hui.

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team Golden Guardians announced the departure of ADC Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui. The 23-year-old left the team on Monday, May 16, and is reportedly set to join Immortals for LCS 2022 Summer.

A Disappointing Season For Golden Guardians

Golden Guardians entered the professional LoL scene in 2018 when the Golden State Warriors joined the NA LCS. But over the next four seasons in the North American’s top LoL league, the organization failed to achieve much.

To date, Golden Guardians’ best regular-season placement was fifth, which they’ve achieved two times. And likewise, GG never managed to finish the playoffs higher than the top five. Unfortunately, things did not change in the 2022 season.

Following a fairly solid season, Golden Guardians entered the 2022 season with a new-look roster which has achieved reasonable success in the LCS 202 Spring regular season. The team placed sixth with a 9-9 record, tied with FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses.

However, despite showing promise throughout the regular season, GG couldn’t show up when it mattered the most and crashed out of the playoffs very early.

As the sixth-seeded team, Golden Guardians kicked off the LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs in the lower bracket, where they faced off against Cloud9, who beat them twice during the regular season. And this time, it was no different.

Cloud9 won 3-0, eliminating Golden Guardians in fifth-sixth place and denying them a chance to claim the organization’s first LCS trophy. And even though GG were never considered a serious threat for the title, it seems like the organization is looking to make changes to be more competitive in the LCS 2022 Summer.

Changes On The Horizon

Shortly after the Spring Split ended, there were rumors about Golden Guardians making changes to its LoL lineup. And while it took a couple of months for the first roster change to happen, the wheels are now in motion.

As revealed by the North American esports organization, the team has decided to part ways with ADC Lost, who left the team on Monday. This marks the end of a reasonably short between the two parties, which started ahead of the 2022 season.

Lost joined Golden Guardians in November 2021 from TSM as a replacement for Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes. But unfortunately, his stint at GG came to an end after just one split.

“After playing a big part in our run for a Spring Split Playoffs, saying goodbye is certainly not easy,” said Golden Guardians.

“Thank you Lost, for all of your hard work and dedication. We wish you the absolute best in your next opportunity.”

Lost was one of the first Oceanic players to be imported to the North American league when he joined Echo Fox in 2018. He has since played for TSM Academy and spent an entire season as the starting ADC for TSM in 2021.

Now he was shown the exit doors of another NA esports organization, but according to recent reports, Lost has already found a new home. On the other side, it remains to be seen who will Golden Guardians add as a replacement.

However, since the LCS 2022 Sumer doesn’t start until June 18, Golden Guardians still have plenty of time to add a replacement ADC.

Lost Might Join Immortals

Lost’s future is currently unclear, but he will join Immortals, according to reports. There, Lost will replace Jason “WildTurtle” Tran and Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon as Immortals’ starting ADC.

If the rumors prove true, Lost will team up with Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun, who was announced as Immortals’ new starting support earlier this month.

By bringing in IgNar and Lost, Immortals will field an entirely new bottom lane for the 2022 season and a new jungler. Immortals recently parted ways with jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, who left to play in Europe with Astralis, meaning Immortals still need to find a new jungler to round up their League roster for the final split of the season.