Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek is now a free agent, and will not be returning to H2k-Gaming, the player announced on Twitter Tuesday.
Freeze joined H2K in May, however, an unspecified injury forced him off of the starting roster before the 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs. He was replaced on the team by Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzourtziou, who helped the team finish third in the playoffs and qualify for Worlds, where H2K finished 3rd-4th.
Freeze was sidelined due to tendonitis in his forearm muscles. When H2K brought FORG1VEN back to the starting roster, they stated that Freeze would only hurt himself more if he tried to play. In November, Freeze stated that he was open to outside offers while still being contracted to H2K until Nov. 15.
In the tweet, Freeze stated that he has been given a clean bill of health by his doctor, and is ready to play in the upcoming season. Prior to joining H2K, Freeze played for Renegades in the NA LCS and the Copenhagen Wolves in Europe.
In the 32 games he played for H2K during the summer regular season, Freeze achieved a 3.24 KDA. H2K finished the regular season with a 7-6-4 record, with four wins and one loss coming after Freeze left the starting roster.
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