Both Bae "dade" Eojin and QG Reapers made separate statements apologizing to fans for their Semifinal forfeit on Sunday. dade stated he will return to Korea, and QG announced Yu "Peco" Rui will play for them in the third place match against Team WE on the April 18.
dade's Facebook announcement clarified that he came to QG Reapers intending to play mid lane for the team in the LPL Semifinal match against EDward Gaming. He practiced with them for a week and felt that the team environment was not bad, though he was mostly an outsider.
However, the League of Legends Association of Chinese Esports ruled that as he was not registered to play more than a week in advance, he was not eligible to start for QG in the Semifinal against EDG. No exception was made. dade apologized to fans and said he will be returning to Korea on April 19. His last comment was that he will look for a new team and feels he can still play professional LoL a little longer.
QG Reapers also posted a statement on their official Weibo. In the statement, QG apologized to fans and took blame for the forfeit. The team said that, as a result of Huang "Mortred" Zikun's hand injury, the incident with Kim "Doinb" Teasang and the LPL ruling regarding dade, they were unable to participate in the match.
The Club said they will strive to make it up to fans, and confirmed they will play in the third-place match against Team WE. As a final statement, they revealed that AD carry Peco will start for the team in this final series, and it is stated he will rotate to mid lane.
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