Guangzhou Academy Guangzhou Academy Inactive mg Wu Dongjian (吴董健) off tank Rise Lee Won-jae flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Moowe Chi-Yeung Yip dps TiZi Hwang Jang-hyeon (황장현) tank CENTURY Liu Shiji (刘世纪) support OnlyWish Chen Lizhen (陈李桢) support , the academy team for the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #9 Cr0ng Nam Ki-cheol (남기철) off tank Farway1987 Cao Jiale (曹家乐) flex support choisehwan Choi Se-Hwan (최세환) dps Develop Chae Rak-hoon (채락훈) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Unique Yoo Dong-hyun support , has announced that the team will be disbanding on Weibo.
In the announcement, the Charge organization details their desire to focus more attention on the main team, as well as onto plans of localization in 2020. The Charge join the San Francisco Shock and Florida Mayhem in disbanding their academy teams following Season 1 of Contenders 2019. The Paris Eternal also disbanded their academy team after they were relegated to Open Division.
Guangzhou Academy floundered in the regular season of Contenders China despite high expectations. They managed only one match win, which landed them fifth in their group and sent the team to Trials.
According to another official announcement on Weibo, a team will not be replacing the spot previously held by Guangzhou Academy and there will only be seven teams participating in the upcoming season of Trials China.
All players and coaches are now free agents, with the exception of nero, Rise, and OnlyWish, who were contracted with the main team as two-way players.
The Guangzhou Academy Guangzhou Academy Inactive mg Wu Dongjian (吴董健) off tank Rise Lee Won-jae flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Moowe Chi-Yeung Yip dps TiZi Hwang Jang-hyeon (황장현) tank CENTURY Liu Shiji (刘世纪) support OnlyWish Chen Lizhen (陈李桢) support were:
- Charlie "nero" Zwarg (Two-way DPS)
- Yip "Moowe" Chi-Yeung (DPS)
- Wu "mg" Dongjian (吴董健) (Off-tank)
- Hwang "TiZi" Jang-hyeon (황장현) (Tank)
- Lee "Rise" Won-jae (Two-way flex support)
- Liu "CENTURY" Shiji (刘世纪) (Support)
- Chen "OnlyWish" Lizhen (陈李桢) (Two-way support)
- Henry "Cuddles" Coxall (Head coach)
- Kao "Kant" Wei-Teng (Assistant coach)