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Sources: FlyQuest promotes Jang "Keane" Lae-young, adds Kevin "KonKwon" Kwon

FlyQuest will promote mid laner Jang “Keane” Lae-young (pictured) to its starting lineup and add former Team Liquid Academy support Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon, sources told ESPN.com. Riot Games

FlyQuest will add former Team Liquid Academy support Kevin "KonKwon" Kwon and promote mid laner Jang "Keane" Lae-young to its starting lineup, sources close to the team and players told ESPN.

The two changes -- along with a previous addition of jungler Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen several weeks ago -- finalize the FlyQuest starting League of Legends Championship Series lineup. The team retained top laner Lee "Flame" Ho-jong and Jason "WildTurtle" Tran from its previous lineup and made these changes after finishing eighth in the 2018 North American League Championship Series Spring Split in March.

FlyQuest announced the release of two players, former starting mid laner Song "Fly" Yong-jun and academy jungler Lee "Shrimp" Byeong-hoon, on Friday. The announcement did not mention former starting jungler Andy "AnDa" Hoang and former starting support William "Stunt" Chen, both of whom were removed from the lineup in favor of Santorin and KonKwon.

For the past six months, Keane has participated both in-and-out of FlyQuest's starting lineup and academy team. In March, he was among the five players of FlyQuest Academy who won the inaugural League of Legends Academy League split.

KonKwon, who is fluent in English and Korean, worked as a translator this spring for Team SoloMid. KonKwon had previously competed for Team Liquid Academy, Apex Gaming and others in a long-tenured League of Legends career. He will now play on a team where both Flame and Keane also speak Korean.

FlyQuest is one of three teams in the North American League Championship Series to make changes so far during the mid-season roster period. Golden Guardians made a mid lane swap on April 18 and OpTic Gaming released top laner Derek "zig" Shao and support Daerek "LemonNation" Hart in late March. Other teams are expected to make changes, league sources told ESPN.