Further changes are coming in the composition of FC Schalke 04. After moving Erberk “Gilius” Demir to the bench and replacing him with Luke “Lurox” Thoma, for the fourth week of League of Legends European Championship, Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou was removed from the squad. He will be replaced by the current FC Schalke 04 Evolution botlaner Nihat “Innaxe” Aliev.
Until now, the 20-year-old looked pretty good. His formation, still with Lurox in the composition, triumphed in the first six meetings of the Prime League Pro Division 2020 Spring. After a very weak showing by the main team, Bulgarian will get a chance to play in the highest European competition. Before the Schalke academy, he performed in such formations as the EXCEL Academy or HWA Gaming, and in the previous split together with Unicorns of Love he even managed to advance to the world championship.
Innaxe doesn’t have an easy task. His team seems to be one of the most lost formations in the entire league. The return of FORG1VEN caused a very positive response from most fans, and some experts even claimed that the representatives of the German sports club would be one of the leading forces in LEC.
However, as it turned out, from the very beginning Schalke did not present the highest level, and after six meetings it has not had a single triumph. The Greek himself is also a shadow of himself from four years ago. In addition, we came to the information that the atmosphere between the botlaner and the rest of the team as well as the management was extremely tense.
FORG1VEN published a short statement on his Twitter, in which he revealed his side of the reasons for parting with the team. “During my more than seven years in LoL, I have always played to win and in a competitive spirit. For now, the current composition [of Schalke 04] does not fit this principle. Schalke is unable/unwilling to make changes to reach my goal, so together we decided to leave the first team until they decided to change their mind,” said the Greek.
We do not know the future of FORG1VEN at the moment. From the official announcement from Schalke, we can conclude that for now the organization only gives a chance to a young player, but in fact this change may prove to be irreversible.