fabbbyyy to start at AD carry for Team Liquid in NA LCS Week 3

by Dennis Gonzales Jun 17 2016
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Jovani "fabbbyyy" Guillen will be Team Liquid's starting AD carry in the team's Week 3 NA LCS games, head coach Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-sub tweeted on Friday.

Locodoco made it a point to mention that Liquid does not currently have plans to replace ADC Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin on its starting lineup, though it's unclear how Piglet will share the role with fabbbyyy in the future.

No reasons were given for the last minute change beyond fabbbyyy's desire to play, but Liquid have been struggling so far this split. They currently have a 1-3 record, which puts them in a four-way tie for sixth place along with NRG eSports, Echo Fox and the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational runner-ups Counter Logic Gaming.

In addition to being a sub for Liquid's LCS roster, fabbbyyy is the starting ADC for Team Liquid Academy, the organization's NA Challenger Series team. As part of TL Academy, he averaged a KDA of 3.77 over 10 games in the the NACS Spring Split. He played Lucian six times in the regular season and had a 3.57 KDA with the champ; he also played Lucian in all four of TLA's games against Apex in the Spring Playoffs. TLA lost the semifinal series 1-3, though fabbbyyy still had a decent 4.44 KDA.

Team Liquid is set to play a best-of-three against Phoenix1 on Friday, and on Saturday they will face off against NRG eSports.

Assuming no further roster changes, Liquid's Week 3 lineup will be:

  • Samson "Lourlo" Jackson at top lane
  • Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett in jungle
  • Kim "FeniX" Jae-hun at mid lane
  • Jovani "fabbbyyy" Guillen at AD carry
  • Matt "Matt" Elento at support

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.