After nearly six months of inactivity, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen returns to competitive League of Legends in newly reincarnated Origen.
The twenty-four-year-old took a break from competing since he left Echo Fox back in November last year. In a stint that lasted nearly two years, Froggen’s Echo Fox struggled to find their playstyle and found themselves on the brink of relegation split after split.
The Dane is probably best known for his time in the European squad of Counter Logic Gaming back in 2012, as well as Evil Geniuses and Alliance. Froggen quickly climbed the ladder and distinguished himself to be one of the best midlaners in the world at the time.
Origen made waves back in 2015 when they quickly rose through the ranks and after qualifying for the Challenger Series, made their way into EU LCS the very next split. That same year the team qualified for the World Championship, where they went all the way to the semi-finals only to lose to SK Telecom T1, who eventually won the Championship.
It went downhill from there for the Spain-based organization. After a relatively successful 2016 Spring Split, the team managed to get relegated in Summer, lost all its players and eventually went completely quiet after the 2017 Spring Split.
The first hints at the return of the team appeared in March after a tweet on team’s official account. Since then the team had already announced the signing of G2 Esports alum Ki “Expect” Dae-han to the top lane as well as Choi “inSec” In-seok to the jungle.
The plans for the team, considering the recent franchising announcement in Europe, are still unclear. However, Origen are likely to be one of the teams applying for the 2019 EU LCS spot.