H2K Jankos Vander EU Finals 3rd
Photo via flickr.com/riotgames

Forg1ven’s Last Chance: H2K’s Fate in G2’s Hands

Aug 28, 2016
Photo via flickr.com/riotgames

H2K officially claimed a third place finish in the 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs after defeating Unicorns of Love 3-1 in Kraków, Poland earlier today.

H2K has been a consistently strong team for at least a year now thanks to an objective oriented approach instilled by coach pr0lly and a roster full of strong players. Despite this, the team has tremendous difficulty making the kind of deep playoff runs you would expect from them.

Summer wasn’t without disappointment for H2K either. The team struggled for most of the regular season with playing too passively. H2K’s ADC Freeze suffered a debilitating wrist injury that would eventually force him out of the team’s starting lineup, with H2K Forg1ven taking his place.

Re-inserting Forg1ven into the lineup turned out to be exactly what H2K needed. The team looked much improved in the small sample size of Forg1ven infused games to close out the regular season.

H2K’s struggles wouldn’t be completely eliminated by re-adding H2K Forg1ven, though. H2K would go on to lose their second playoff series in the semi-finals 3-2 to Splyce in a messy, unorganized series; two adjectives coach Pr0lly certainly wouldn’t want associated with his team which thrives upon disciplined play.

Unicorns of Love Manager EU LCS Finals
No amount of pink facial hair was enough to help boost Unicorns of Love over H2K. Photo via Riot Games.

Third Place: H2K Versus UOL

After losing to Splyce, H2K would have the pressure put on them in a third place match versus Unicorns of Love. Although the team may have had their sights set on a higher finish at the beginning of the season, a victory over the Unicorns would mean H2K still has a chance to participate at Worlds.

They did it. H2K was able to take down Unicorns of Love 3-1 without too much trouble. After trading wins in the first 2 games, H2K was able to get the best of the effective Bo3 series with superior play across the board. Jankos and Ryu especially looked to be doing everything in their power to help H2K secure the series.

H2K Forg1ven
Forg1ven has been very outspoken about his desire to compete at Worlds. With his required military service looming, this may be his last chance. Photo via Riot Games.

H2K Forg1ven Relying on G2

H2K’s chances of going to Worlds now rest in the hands of G2. If G2 are able to defeat Splyce in the first place match taking place tomorrow, then H2K will be booking their tickets to North America based on their total championship points.

Immortals CLG on Stage
Aug 27, 2016
Monte Worlds
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
Jamie Jacobs
Jamie Jacobs is a bot lane main who once won 17 consecutive Janna games. His favorite champions are Thresh, Kalista, and Bard. Jamie writes about competitive League of Legends and the professional gaming scene every week at Esports Edition.
What do you think?

ayy lmao









Previous articleInto the Mind of CLG’s Bedrock – Interview with Xmithie
Next articleA Victory of Inches – IMT Defeats CLG in 3rd Place Match