H2K sign Nuclear and Chei

by theScore Staff Dec 14 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of KeSPA / Nuclear

H2k-Gaming has signed Sin "Nuclear" Jeong-hyeon and Choi "Chei" Sun-ho to their main roster, the organization announced in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Nuclear previously played under the banner of SBENU Sonicboom, which placed ninth in the 2016 LCK Spring Season, was relegated to Challengers Korea and then disbanded. He did not play in the LCK in the summer.

Chei comes to H2K after spending two years with Jin Air Green Wings. The team have had mixed results in the past year, going from fourth in the 2016 Spring Playoffs to seventh in the Summer Regular Season and first to be eliminated in the Regional Finals. Jin Air released their roster at the beginning of the off season.

The duo will be rounding out H2K’s roster alongside top laner Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu, jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, and mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten. H2K qualified for the 2016 World Championship after earning the second-highest championship points in Europe. At Worlds they swept Albus NoX Luna with a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals before falling to Samsung Galaxy in the semifinals, ending their World Championship run in 3rd-4th place.

After Worlds, AD carries Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou and Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek both announced they were open to offers, and Freeze later joined Tempo Storm in the NA Challenger Series. Earlier this week, H2K also parted ways with support Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan and after Worlds, though he remains contracted with H2K until he can find a new team.

Nuclear ended the Spring Regular Season with a 2.8 KDA over 41 games with SBENU Sonicboom. Chei finished the Summer Regular Season with a similar KDA of 2.5 over 37 games with Jin Air.

Kristine "Vaalia" Hutter is a news editor for theScore esports. You can find her on Twitter.