Machi Esports, one of the teams that participated in this year’s League of Legends World Championship for the Pacific Championship Series, has released the majority of their players and coaches.
The list of people who departs from the team includes top laner Hsieh “PK” Yu-Ting, mid laner Chen “Mission” Hsiao-Hsien, AD Carry Chiu “Bruce” Chih-Chun, head coach Xue “Mountain” Zhao-Hong, and assistant coach Chang “Socool” Bo-Hsin.
In a statement made by the team from their Facebook account, in light of the contract expiration of the aforementioned group of people that were happening on November 16, all the parties involved decided not to renew deals and pursue other opportunities elsewhere as free agents.
Of the current lineup, only starting jungler Huang “Gemini” Chu-Xuan and support Lin “Koala” Chih-Chiang remain with the team.
Machi Esports qualified for this year’s Worlds after winning the PCS Summer Split, their first ever domestic championship in team history. As the PCS’ number one seed heading into the competition, they were placed in Group A which consisted of North America’s Team Liquid, the eventual overall runners-up in Suning, and Europe’s G2 Esports. They finished group stage play with a 1-5 record, their sole win coming against TL in the first day of competition.