Maple
Huang Yi-Tang 
Taiwan
Flash Wolves
Gives Misfits the chance to come back
October 14, 2017
Maple went 3/2/1 on Ryze in Flash Wolves' Saturday loss to Misfits.
ANALYSIS
Maple played well overall this game on Ryze, picking up three of his team's four kills and nabbing an assist on the final one. However, he also made a couple of bizarre errors, one of which proved incredibly costly. First there was his Realm Warp in an early skirmish that delivered him and his teammates onto a Miasma and Petrifying Gaze, but this wasn't punished overly hard. Later on, however, when Flash Wolves had Baron and were starting to run away with the game with a 1-3-1 split-push, Maple's insanely greedy pathing and slow reaction time caused him to give up a kill to Misfits, stopping FW's push short of an inhibitor take and allowing Misfits a chance to hold on.
Roaming machine in upset win
October 14, 2017
Maple put up a 3/2/9 KD in Flash Wolves' victory against TSM on Saturday at the 2017 World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Maple was yet another member of Flash Wolves that absolutely dominated the opposition in this game on Saturday. While he was up against one of the best mid laners in the world in Bjergsen, Maple wasn't fazed one bit. Rather than even focus on his lane alone, he made an early roam down to the bottom lane that netted him two kills and a huge lead for his team. There was simply no stopping what he and his team were putting out here in this game. They may still be eliminated from playoff contention, but they certainly the part of spoiler well in this one.
Deathless in defeat
October 12, 2017
Maple ended Flash Wolves' Friday loss to TSM with a KDA of 2/0/4.
ANALYSIS
Maple's Corki was fantastic to watch, up against Bjergsen's Syndra. He held steady early on in CS before eventually overtaking his counterpart, and even landed a stellar trade onto Bjergsen to nearly force him out of lane entirely. Later on, his damage in teamfights was tremendous, and his smart use of Teleport to take two inhibitors while TSM was on Baron could've kept Flash Wolves in the game, had Betty not been caught out shortly after.
Unkillable on Taliyah
July 7, 2017
Maple finished Flash Wolves' win against WE on Friday with a flawless 2/0/6 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Roaming was the name of the game for Flash Wolves in this game. Not only did Karsa roam all over the map to push his team ahead by way of the jungler, but Maple also roamed well on his Taliyah. While he was a bit quiet in the early game, once the mid and late game hit, Maple detached himself from the mid lane and went up top to help out MMD. This help from Maple was enough to keep MMD ahead in his lane during this phase of the game, which is the route that FW took to victory. With a gold lead in place, all they needed was a Baron and a nice teamfight win to lock down the win.
Snowballs early lead
May 19, 2017
Maple ended Sunday's win over GAM with a 6/2/11 KDA as LeBlanc.
ANALYSIS
Maple snowballed a kill and three assists during an early-game teamfight to dominate GAM throughout a quick victory. He picked off Optimus in the mid game for an assist and had two assists during a bottom-lane dive in the mid game. Eight of his 11 assists came in teamfights, with all six kills coming in the game's 5-vs-5 fights, helping FW easily dominate.
The Demon King slayer
May 16, 2017
Maple looked like best player in the world vs. SKT by going 6/0/6 in a win over SKT on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Facing off against Faker is never an easy task, but Maple once again proved that if anyone can out pace the LoL bonjwa, he is the man to do it. Not only did the FW mid star in the upset victory versus the 2016 world champs, he did it with aplomb by leading his team in kills, kill participation, gold and damage dealt. He displayed excellent mechanics with Syndra by knowing how and when he could apply kill pressure. During teamfights, he landed perfect stuns multiple times, which left SKT players watching their champions as their health bars drained.
Solid, but outshined
May 15, 2017
Maple earned a 3/2/7 KDA in Flash Wolves' loss to TSM on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
On Syndra against Bjergsen's Ahri, Maple had a solid laning phase, shoving in Bjergsen early to take a CS lead and land favorable trades. He also got an early assist onto his opponent in a gank. He continued to put out damage in teamfights, and helped his team out to a large lead, even stealing Baron at one point. However, Bjergsen kept his team in the game with beautiful backline dives, and eventually took out the Flash Wolves.
Clean and quiet
May 13, 2017
Maple casually achieved a 4/1/9 KDA in a win versus TSM on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Maple was laning against Bjergsen, so he had to be a bit reserved in his early aggression. However as always, he displayed great synergy with the FW jungler and was able tilt the lane to his favor. As the game progressed, he used realm warp time and time again to clean up kills that his teammates left on the map.
Does nothing in mid lane during loss
May 13, 2017
Maple posted a 0/4/1 KDA in Flash Wolves' loss to G2 on Day 3 of MSI.
ANALYSIS
Maple was up against Perkz and his Orianna in this game, and he had a tough time. While not much happened in the early game, he still managed to hold onto an early lead in the mid lane. That is until G2 decided to make something happen in this lane. He was easily taken down in a 2-for-0 in favor of G2 when Trick asserted his dominance on yet another lane. There was simply nothing at all that Maple's Vladimir was able to do in this one-sided loss.
Scales into late-game menace
May 12, 2017
Maple finished Flash Wolves' victory over Gigabyte Marines with a 4/1/10 KDA as Ryze.
ANALYSIS
Maple scaled into a late-game monster on Ryze, helping Flash Wolves come from behind to pick up their first win of MSI. He had an assist on FW's first kill of the game and helped pick off Stark twice and Optimus once in the mid game. Six of his 10 assists came in teamfights, while he picked up two kills in the final two teamfights of the game to help Flash Wolves close out the win. Despite Flash Wolves' struggles early at MSI, Maple has played well in the opening stages of the tournament.
Unrivaled command of the map
May 11, 2017
Maple played amazingly, posting a 3/1/2 KDA as LeBlanc in Flash Wolves' loss to G2 Esports on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Maple showcased his LeBlanc on the international stage, and he did not disappoint whatsoever. He played the The Deceiver as well as even Faker has. Maple, along with Karsa, were the soul of Flash Wolves despite not coming out victorious over G2. He laned extremely well, demanding respect from every member of G2. His teamfighting, Teleport usage, and everything in between was perfect. He played the game immaculately, and the fact that his team lost only shows that League is a team game.
Quiet game with Ryze
May 10, 2017
Maple posted a 2/2/5 KDA in Flash Wolves' loss to World Elite on Day 1 of the Mid-Season Invitational.
ANALYSIS
Maple was on Ryze in Flash Wolves' first game of MSI, and he had a bit of a quiet showing. He mainly played a secondary role in this game, as he got a lot of help from Karsa, which helped him keep even with xiye. He had three assists in the first 15 minutes, but his team was already struggling by that point. They seemed to have no answer whatsoever for the Kled of 957, who was running rampant all across the map. His damage did scale pretty well, which certainly contributed to some of the late kills Flash Wolves had, but it just wasn't enough overall.
One death throughout dominant victory
May 8, 2017
Maple carried Flash Wolves to victory during the play-in round of MSI, finishing with a 24/1/17 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Only a lone death in Game 1 stopped Maple from having a perfect KDA in this easy series. Maple was dominant in all three games, with his best performance coming during Game 2 as Ryze, ending with a 12/0/7 KDA. His Game 1 Taliyah (5/1/3 KDA) and Game 3 Syndra (7/0/7 KDA) also held their own, as Flash Wolves dominated the series start to finish. Despite the lack of attention he receives, Maple heads into the MSI group stages as probably the second best mid laner at the tournament, behind only Faker.
Strong mage play leads Flash Wolves to finals
February 27, 2017
Maple played well against H2K during the semifinals of IEM Katowice on Sunday, earning a KDA of 8/3/14.
ANALYSIS
Maple started the series with a decent performance on Orianna, but Flash Wolves as a whole struggled to get anything going as H2K snowballed a lead well into the late game. Moving the ball around to try and find surprise Command: Shockwaves with the help of MMD's Nautilus, Maple was simply unable to find the opening FW needed to stay in the game, finishing a 63-minute Game 1 loss with a KDA of 2/1/4 for 75 percent kill participation. Maple bounced back in Game 2 with a great showing on Syndra, finding picks with Scatter the Weak and Unleashed Power to put Flash Wolves ahead in the mid game. Teamfighting well and with H2K in disarray, Maple played flawlessly en route to a 3/0/7 KDA for 91 percent kill participation in the 45-minute win. Taking Syndra into Game 3, Maple benefitted from an early Flash Wolves lead, snowballing ahead of Febiven's Jayce. While H2K drew the game out as much as they could, Maple simply did too much damage to H2K's tankless composition, finishing the series off with a KDA of 3/2/3 in 46 minutes.
Solid roams help snowball early game
February 23, 2017
Maple ended Flash Wolves win over G2 with a 5/0/2 KDA as Cassiopeia.
ANALYSIS
Maple used Cassiopeia to good effect early, roaming to the bottom lane to pick up a double kill during a five-man dive. He picked off Trick in the mid game and grabbed an assist during the second teamfight of the game. His two kills and an assist in the final teamfight helped Flash Wolves end the game.