TBQ confirms he has left LGD Gaming

by theScore Staff Dec 5 2015
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Zhu "TBQ" Yongquan officially announced his departure from LGD Gaming in a weibo post Saturday.

"Today, 4:00 a.m., I am back in Guandong and officially left the LGD electronic sports club," TBQ's most recent weibo post said.

His announcement had a more direct tone than his teammate's, LGD captain Chen "Pyl" Bo, who posted a more melancholy statement to his own weibo earlier in the day. In his weibo post, Pyl reminisced about playing with TBQ and when the two of them first qualified for the League of Legends Pro League with LGD Gaming in 2013 TGA Winter. Pyl is now the only member of LGD remaining of the initial qualifying roster.

TBQ first posted a confirmation of Pyl's statement and wished him good look at All Stars this coming week, where he will represent Team China as their support. TBQ then followed up with comments of his own. He officially confirmed he had left LGD and thanked the club for allowing him to play for two-and-a-half years. TBQ said that although he fought with his teammates sometimes he appreciated the experience and the fans.

Fans reportedly saw TBQ buying tickets to return home on stream, where he claimed he would at least not play for 2016 Spring. His comments seemed to indicate that he might consider attempting to play again in 2016 Summer.

TBQ faced heavy criticisms during his time on LGD Gaming for a limited champion pool, though his performances on Lee Sin were often strong. He finished with a 100% win rate on Lee Sin this regular summer season with a KDA of 11.9 in eight games. TBQ's win rate on other champions did not exceed 50% until the playoffs.

Aside from his questionable play, TBQ was known to fans for his entertaining streaming personality.

This news follows the departure of Lee "Flame" Hojong, suggesting that LGD will seek to make changes to the top side of the map before the LPL transfer season ends on Dec. 10.

Kelsey Moser is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow her on Twitter.