League of Legends: Stunt and Phoenix1 Part Ways

by Matt Best

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The offseason isn't quiet for many League of Legends teams and Phoenix1 of the NA LCS take no exception. The team announced today on Facebook that they would be parting ways with their support player William "Stunt" Chen.

Today we’re saying goodbye to William ‘Stunt’ Chen, and thanking him for his help this split. Stunt found an opportunity to join a different LCS roster, so we have allowed him to leave to pursue this opportunity. We wish him the best of luck in the future.

Coach Fly and the rest of our team are excited to move forward with Shady as our support player. In addition to helping us win 3rd place over FlyQuest this past split, we believe he has tremendous growth potential and the right attitude to work with our team.

Thanks to everyone who cheered for us and supported us this split, P1 fighting!

While with Phoenix1, Stunt was one of the three support players rotated into the lineup. Phoenix1 used Adrian, Shady and Stunt throughout the split. Stunt played the second most of them all, appearing in nine games. He would pick up 3 kills, 29 deaths and 123 assists leading to a 4.3 KDA which led all of P1's supports throughout the year. Unfortunately, the playoffs painted a bad picture for Stunt. In four games during the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split playoffs, he had 6 kills, 10 deaths and 21 assists, leading to a 2.7 KDA. His kill participation sat at 61.4% as well.

Previously known as Stuntopolis, the 21-year-old has spent time with organizations such as Echo Fox, Team Liquid and Team Dignitas. Stunt signed with Phoenix1 in March coming over from Team Dignitas where he previously served as Alex "Xpecial" Chu's backup. He was immediately thrust into the starting role as Phoenix1 sent Adrian "Adrian" Ma to Team Liquid. 

Phoenix1 finished the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split with a record of 11-7. The team would defeat FlyQuest in the third place match during the playoffs and finish behind Team SoloMid and Cloud9. 

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.