Alez "Freeze" Kenzinek says that he has been diagnosed with tendonitis in one of his forearm muscles.
It is not yet clear whether Freeze will play with H2k-Gaming in Week 9 of the EU LCS Summer Split, or whether he will be replaced by H2K's sub AD carry Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou. When asked on Twitter about whether FORG1VEN would play, Freeze tweeted it was a "difficult situation."
In an interview with theScore esports in Week 7 of the split, Freeze stated that he was feeling pain in his finger, but was unsure of what the issue was.
H2K is set to play against Unicorns of Love and Origen in Week 9 of the EU LCS.
H2K recently re-signed Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou as a substitute AD carry, though FORG1VEN has yet to play any games for the team since leaving Origen. When FORG1VEN left Origen, he stated that we retiring from League of Legends, but later re-joined H2K regardless. It is unclear if FORG1VEN can play if Freeze is unable to.
H2K has been in a slump over the last few weeks, and are currently in fifth place with a 5-6-5 record. H2K started the split with nothing but wins or ties, but started to lose matches in Week 4, pushing them lower and lower in the standings after losses to lower-ranked teams like Giants Gaming and FC Schalke 04.
Freeze has picked up a 3.24 KDA across the last eight weeks of the EU LCS, primarily playing Caitlyn and Ashe. He’s also been named player of the game twice.
Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.