One of Asia’s most iconic League of Legends teams is Flash Wolves. The Taiwanese organization has announced its shocking return to LoL esports after a year-long hiatus.
When Western League of Legends fans think of Asian teams, they are often reminded of T1, Invictus Gaming (IG), or the iconic Flash Wolves. The Taiwanese organization caught the attention of a global fanbase due to its dominance over the other Pacific regions.
With players like Lu ‘Betty’ Yu-hung and Su ‘Hanabi’ Chia-hsiang having sported the Flash Wolves jersey during their careers, the fan-favorite organization has woven its way into the heart of competitive LoL. We saw the team effectively dissolve overnight in 2019, and Flash Wolves dropped off of the esports radar, seemingly forever. Well, it turns out that’s not quite right.
Flash Wolves announce 2021 return
While the official Flash Wolves Twitter account looked pretty gloomy, with the last Tweet being the organization’s fond farewell to the esports scene, a tweet from December 18 has restarted the rusty heart of the Pacific champions.
In a short but simple Tweet, the iconic squad announced their re-entry to the competitive esports scene by simply writing “we are back!.”
We are back!!
— Flash Wolves (@flashwolves2013) December 18, 2020
The Tweet — which was made in the early hours of December 18 — has already started to make a splash. The teams loyal home fanbase are celebrating in the comments section, with one fan epitomizing how every single one of us feels:
— Adrian Lessname (@Adrian_lessname) December 18, 2020
With the impressive rise of Asian teams over the past year, seeing how Flash Wolves reintegrate themselves into the global LoL framework will be fun to watch. While Machi Esports failed to impress on the 2020 World Championship stage, PSG Talon had a dominant play-in run, but drew the unfortunate “group of death” in the group stages.
PSG Talon’s success has led to a resurgence in strength throughout the PCS region, so seeing Flash Wolves return is pretty exciting. Will they be able to stand up to behemoths like Europe, Korea, and China, or are they forever to be deemed the underdogs? Only time will tell.