Best known for his quick fingers and sharp tongue, Europe’s favorite anti-hero is making a return with Origen.
Just five hours after the Spain based organization announced the signing of Jesse “Jesiz” Le on loan from Fnatic, the final part of the puzzle has been revealed. One of the most praised European AD Carry’s of all time will be making a return to Origen and professional League of Legends altogether.
It’s been over a year since Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou left competitive League, after his brief stint with H2k-Gaming in the European LCS. In a deal that lasted one split, the Greek marksman secured a third-place finish for his team in the Summer Split and helped them qualify for 2016 World Championship.
Worlds went incredibly well for them back then. Supported by Oskar “Vander” Bogdan in the bottom lane, the duo earned themselves a top finish in the group stage, just ahead of Chinese EDward Gaming. In the playoffs, they breezed through the wildcard of the tournament Albus NoX Luna 3-0, but couldn’t overcome Korea’s Samsung Galaxy. In the end, H2k secured themselves a top-four finish — the highest among the western teams that year.
Unfortunately, Tzortziou’s career had to be put on hold, as he was recruited for mandatory military service briefly after his return from Worlds. Since then, his future prospects remained up in the air, with occasional rumors of him entering LCS popping up.
This marks FORG1VEN’s return to Origen after two months he spent there back in 2016. This time Origen will be flaunting a very stacked lineup of players:
Ki “Expect” Dae-han
Choi “inSec” In-seok
Henrik “Froggen” Hansen
Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou
Jesse “Jesiz” Le (on loan)
This April Origen will be competing in European Masters 2018, which they will be entering as major favorites to win, however, their future plans and whether it involves the newly franchised European League Championship Series is yet to be revealed.