FLYQUEST LOCKS IN THREE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TO ACADEMY TEAM
University of Toronto Support, ADC and Top join FlyQuest as first members of Academy team
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
New York, NY – FlyQuest Sports, an esports organization owned by Fortress Investment Group co-founder and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, has announced the first three members of their academy roster. Top Laner Alvin “Ngo” Ngo, ADC Sang “Erry” Park, and Support Juan “Jayj” Guibert, all former members of the University of Toronto will make their LCS debut in January of this coming year.
“We are fortunate to announce the acquisition of this formidable trio to FlyQuest’s academy roster” said FlyQuest GM, Nick Phan. “This group not only has amazing chemistry but comes from a long line of success at the University of Toronto. Each of them is not only skilled, but also carries with them an incredible tenacity and diligence for growth and success. With our help, and with their hunger, we’re excited to see just how far they can go as future LCS players. They have the potential to each be a force to be reckoned with.”
At the University of Toronto, Ngo, Erry, and Jayj lead the team to victory at the Taipei Universiade, and to the finals of the 2017 Tencent Global Collegiate Cup and ULoL NA Finals.
Ngo, Erry, and Jayj will join the NA LCS team in Los Angeles where they will begin practice and scrims in the coming weeks, gearing up for the beginning of the 2018 split. FlyQuest plans to announce who will be filling the final two Academy roster slots, Mid-Laner and Jungler, later this week.
About FlyQuest Owner Wes Edens
Wesley R. Edens is a Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $70 billion alternative asset management company with headquarters in New York and offices around the world. Mr. Edens is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment business which invests primarily in Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Healthcare.
Prior to founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
In 2014, Mr. Edens purchased the Milwaukee Bucks with co-owners Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan.
Mr. Edens received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.