VandeR leaves H2K

by Daniel Rosen Dec 12 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Worlds / lolesports flickr

Oskar "VandeR" Bogdan has left H2k-Gaming, the organization announced on Facebook Monday.

According to H2K's Facebook post, VandeR is currently contracted to the organization, but is looking to join a new team for the 2017 season. VandeR joined H2K in December 2015 and helped the team take fourth in the 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs, third in the Summer Playoffs and 3rd-4th at the 2016 World Championships.

VandeR finished the summer regular season with a 4.73 KDA, the second highest among all EU LCS supports that season. Prior to joining H2K, VandeR played for Team ROCCAT, where he placed third in the EU LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs, and 3rd-4th at both IEM Cologne 2014 and 2015.

While with H2K this year, VandeR weathered several bot lane changes as H2K alternated between AD carries Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzourtziou and Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek. FORG1VEN was H2K’s ADC for the spring split, but was replaced by Freeze ahead of the summer split. FORG1VEN returned in Week 9 of the summer split when Freeze suffered a hand injury, and continued to play for H2K through Worlds.

VandeR was able to work much better with FORG1VEN the second time around, and H2K’s bot lane proved to be the key component that allowed them to qualify for Worlds and make it to the semifinals.

Heading into the offseason, both Freeze and FORG1VEN announced they were open to outside offers. Freeze has signed with Tempo Storm, while FORG1VEN’s status remains unknown. With VandeR’s departure, the team appear to be making way for a new bot lane duo, which they plan to announce later this week.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.