Jungler Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen has signed with FlyQuest and will start for the team at the start of the League Championship Series summer split June 16, sources close to the team and player told ESPN. The move sets a return for the 20-year-old Santorin, who was last competing with H2k-Gaming in Europe, to North America, where he has competed on-and-off in stints the last four years.
The move comes after FlyQuest finished in eighth place in the NA LCS spring split in March. By adding Santorin, the team will bench Andy "AnDa" Hoang, who was the starting jungler for the team for the majority of the spring split from January to March.
The team is also evaluating its mid lane and support positions, sources said. Flyquest has discussed using Jang "Keane" Lae-young -- who led FlyQuest Academy to win the inaugural North American League of Legends Academy League split -- in its starting mid lane position instead of Song "Fly" Yong-jun, according to sources.
As for support, sources said the team is currently deciding between several support options including former Team Liquid and Apex Gaming Kevin "KonKwon" Kwon. For the last three months, KonKwon has worked as part of Team SoloMid's support staff. He is one of the few North American resident supports who speaks both English and Korean, and FlyQuest's top laner and mid laner (even if it moves to Keane) would be Korean native speakers.
Santorin is among 10 players in professional League of Legends who have permanent residency status, as denoted by Riot Games' interregional movement policy, in another continent outside of their original home. In 2016, Santorin declared himself as a North American player and as a result, he will not occupy a foreign player slot for FlyQuest. FlyQuest's two foreign player slots are currently filled by top laner Lee "Flame" Ho-jong and mid laner Song "Fly" Yong-jun.
Santorin has been on break since he was cut by H2k-Gaming in February. Prior to his time with that team in Europe, he competed for North American Challenger Series team Gold Coin United and has previously played for North American pro squads Team Coast and Team SoloMid.
FlyQuest declined to comment on Santorin, and did not respond to requests to comment on the other roster moves.