Hyper Youth Gaming name changes to Saint for coming LPL season

by theScore Staff May 17 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of LPL / Saint weibo

Hyper Youth Gaming, following their return to the League of Legends Pro League after defeating Masters3 and Young Miracles in the LPL Promotion Tournament, have changed their name to Saint for the 2016 LPL Summer split, according to their Weibo.

After finishing the 2016 LPL Spring Season with the worst game record in LPL history — only 3 game wins out of 33 games played — HYG seemed likely to fall to the Secondary Pro League. But with a 3-0 victory over Masters3 and a 3-2 victory over LSPL team Young Miracles, HYG retained their spot.

The team have now changed their name to Saint, and will be known by the acronym SAT in the LPL. They did not elaborate on the reasons for the name change, but their previous name was derived from HuyaTV sponsorship and included old Huya branding in the logo. As Huya sponsors other teams in the league, it may have conflicted with Riot regulation for the HYG logo to use Huya branding. The team changed their Weibo to Saint Electronic Sports Club following the announcement.

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