European League of Legends team H2k-Gaming announced today that its sub Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou will step in as starting carry for this weekend's matches. FORG1VEN will be replacing Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek, who recently revealed he has tendonitis.
Update on the wrist. I have tendonitis in M.extensor carpi ulnaris for several weeks now. The only threatment is rest rip #survivetheseason
— Freeze (@FreezeLoL) July 26, 2016
FORG1VEN played as starting carry for H2k in the 2016 spring split, where H2k took fourth in the playoffs. Although the team was relatively successful during his tenure, his relationship with the organization has been tumultuous at times. The player's exit from the team this past May was described as a "breakup" in an earlier H2k statement.
FORG1VEN returned as an official sub on July 12 as a "back up for Freeze," and it was not long before he was called into action. "We are deeply appreciative that Forgiven [sic] is willing to step in at the very last minute to help us out in this emergency situation," said Susan Tully, H2k's CEO, in today's announcement, which praises the adjusted roster's talent.
H2k is currently fifth in the European League Championship Series at five wins, six losses, and five ties. One more week remains in the regular season, with matches against the Unicorns of Love and Origen on deck.