Giants Gaming replace G0DFRED with Hustlin

by Dennis Gonzales Mar 15 2016
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Giants Gaming has replaced support player Oskar "G0DFRED" Lundström with Morgan "Hustlin" Granberg on their starting lineup.

This change is just the latest one made to Giants’ roster. On Feb. 26 the lineup was gutted (6502) when they removed Peter "Atom" Thomsen, Joachim "betongJocke" Rasmussen and Adrián "Adryh" Pérez and added Lennart "Smittyj" Warkus, Kim "Wisdom" Tae-wan and Son "S0NSTAR" Seung-ik. This latest change also means that the only remaining player from the roster at the start of the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split is Isaac "xPePii" Flores.

Hustlin joins the roster from Giants’ sister team, Giants Underdoges, which primarily competes in Spanish LoL leagues. They recently finished second at 2016 ESL Masters Spain Barcelona, going down 2-0 to Baskonia eSports in the Grand Finals.

Underdoges also won Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 9 to qualify for the 2016 EUCS Spring Qualifiers, but they were swept 3-0 by Millennium. In those games Hustlin averaged a 2.0 KDA, playing Trundle, Morgana and Nautilus.

Giants’ primary roster have not had better luck. They are currently in last place of the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split with a 2-14 record, and will have to play in the Summer Promotion series to earn back a spot in the EU LCS next season. The promotion series will take place on March 24-27.

G0DFRED played all 16 games so far this season with Giants Gaming, maintaining a decent 2.0 KDA. His most played champion was Braum, which he took seven times and averaged a 1.89 KDA with. It’s unknown what plans he has for the future, but he tweeted out a vague message yesterday.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, Dungeon & Dragons and first-picking Timbersaw Windranger Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90. You can follow him on Twitter.