FlyQuest vs PSG Talon ended in FLY’s loss and elimination from LoL MSI 2024, and their toplaner Bwipo shared his thoughts in an interview.

FlyQuest was eliminated from the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2024 today after their loss versus PSG Talon. Top laner Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau shared in an interview his thoughts about the loss, not meeting 369 in the tournament, fan sentiment, and more.

The FlyQuest vs PSG Talon rematch in the LoL MSI 2024 play-in stage swiftly ended in 2-0 fashion. The two initially met on the opening day of the tournament and it went FLY's way.

"After [losing to T1], we lost confidence," says Bwipo after FLY vs PSG loss

Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest competes on stage MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest competes on stage MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

FlyQuest's second match in the MSI 2024 was against reigning world champions T1. As many expected, FLY was defeated and promptly sent to the lower bracket. What many did not anticipate, however, was how dominant T1 looked against some of the LCS' best.

"I think after [losing to] T1, we lost confidence and as a result, small wins were insufficient for us. So we ended up overcommitting," said Bwipo after the FlyQuest vs PSG Talon match ended in their elimination. "I think I baited my team two or three times in bad situations because I was trying to get too big of a win after we got a teamfight win."

Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest reacts on stage during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)
Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest reacts on stage during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)

Bwipo continues, "I overplayed a lot and as a result, we lost. I think that's what the biggest mistake is - being unhappy with small wins and being unable to recognize when we should be going for small wins and when we should be going for the game-deciding teamfight."

Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest reacts on stage during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)
Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau of FlyQuest reacts on stage during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)

He also implied that pressure may have been a factor in their performance. "I always play with a certain amount of pressure on myself and I always expect myself to make every decision to win... That's the kind of pressure I put on myself. I think I pushed other players on my team to have that same kind of pressure, and I think it may have affected us negatively. I apologize for that."

"Give my teammates some space."

Bwipo had a message to the viewers who may begin criticizing the team after their premature elimination. "Try to give my teammates some space to recover."

FlyQuest are seen on stage after being defeated by PSG Talon during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)
FlyQuest are seen on stage after being defeated by PSG Talon during MSI Play-Ins at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China on May 05, 2024. (Photo by Liu YiCun/Riot Games)

Noticeably, his attention went to his teammates instead of himself. "I don't mind if people are harsh on me because simply I am the harshest person on myself," he said. "No matter what fans might think or say, I have long thought it before they did. I'm already trying to get better as we speak."

369, I'm sorry, brother.

"Well, brother, I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the main stage."

"I sincerely hope he can put on his best performance. I think, against Fnatic, he got caught off guard and it made me sad to see him suffering in lane," replied Bwipo when he was asked for a message to Top Esports top laner Bai "369" Jia-Hao. "I hope he can shore up that weakness and show the world that he can be the very best toplaner in the world."

The two swapped jerseys this weekend, too.

"I have nothing but respect for him and I am excited to see what he can do. I feel like we have a similar view of which champions are strong and how to impact the game as a top laner. So, when he can do great and he can be one of the best in the world, it gives me hope that I can also [do that] if I level up individually."

FlyQuest is eliminated from LoL MSI 2024 after their consecutive losses to T1 and PSG Talon in the play-in stage. Team Liquid remains as the final representative from the LCS.

LoL MSI 2024 will resume with the Bracket Stage on May 7, 2024.

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