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The 2017 Spring Split of the NA LCS is set to start with it's first week of matches in 11 days. Last year, Cloud9's CS team beat out NRG Esports in the Spring Qualifier to break their way into the NA LCS. Since organizations are no longer allowed to field two teams in a tournament, it was inevitable that the C9 Challenger squad would eventually be picked up by a new organization. The transition started with C9's official announcement video that they have parted ways with their challenger team.
NBA Team Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens becomes the newest NBA force to venture into the NA LCS, following Rick Fox's Echo Fox squad, and the Philadelphia 76ers buying out Apex Gaming's NA LCS slot, and breathing life into Dignitas. The Bucks co-owner Edens, purchased C9 Challenger's NA LCS Slot, and acquired most of their players under the new brand FlyQuest. The newest LCS squad will be anchored by LCS veteran Hai, as they look to make it to the top ranks of the NA region.