FORG1VEN returns to H2K as substitute ADC

by theScore Staff Jul 12 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Riot Games/Flickr

Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou will be returning to H2K as a substitute AD carry, according to an announcement by the team Tuesday.

"FORG1VEN's departure from the team feels like it was just yesterday," H2K wrote in a Facebook post.

"Breakups are never fun. Emotions sometimes get the better of us and we say things we don't mean. Today, the only thing that matters is that FORG1VEN is home."

FORG1VEN left H2K to play for Origen in May, but after being benched in favor of Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño he announced that he would be taking an “indefinite break” from League.

"After numerous talks we had [I] thought something needed to be changed and so [I] took the decision to take an indefinite break from League, since [I] was playing more Overwatch than the game [I] was being payed to play (combination of not having fun anymore to play the game for at least one and a half year and being introduced to another)," he said in the announcement on Facebook.

He returns to H2K as his replacement, Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek suffers from issues with his wrist, thus being put in the strange position of being a substitute for his own replacement.

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While largely considered one of the best AD carries in the West, garnering an impressive 7.22 KDA in his last split with H2K, he’s also notoriously difficult to work with. The 23-year-old Greek received a four-game ban last July for “a pattern of negative in-game behaviour and toxicity” after being reported in 70 per cent of his games in one month with 92 per cent of those reports being for verbal abuse, offensive language and having a negative attitude. In April 2014, Riot fined him $1,000 for similar instances of toxicity and bad behavior.

Love him or hate him, the world — and H2K — will soon learn if FORG1VEN has learned to be more forgiving since his hiatus.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.