Flash Wolves will not participate in the new PCS

The Flash Wolves logo. Provided by Riot Games

The Taiwan-based esports organization Flash Wolves will not have a League of Legends team next season when the League Master Series (LMS) and the Southeast Asia Tour (LST) merge for the inaugural Pacific League Championship Series (PCS), a new 10-team league for 2020.

The team announced the news Friday on social media, writing, "We are so sorry to tell every fans, Flash Wolves League of Legend team won't participate PCS in 2020. We will help player to find new stage for their career. Hopefully, we will see you next game."

The news came as a surprise, considering Flash Wolves' dominance in the LMS over the last five seasons, which has included wins in the LMS Spring and Summer Playoffs in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and a commanding 27-1 record in the 2018 regular seasons. They also won the 2019 Spring Playoffs.

No teams have been revealed yet for the upcoming PCS, which will feature teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and other Southeast Asian regions competing for a chance to qualify for international events like the 2020 World Championships.

--Field Level Media