Coming off a semifinal finish at the 2016 World Championships, it was no surprise H2K Gaming started the 2017 European League Championship Series Spring Split with a 2-0 win over Origen, who had to fight for its spot in the Promotion Tournament.
Playing Kha'Zix, Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski earned first blood about eight minutes into the game, but H2K wouldn't truly pull ahead until it took the first Baron. That was all thanks to an overambitious push by Origen, which allowed H2K to pick up two kills before securing the Nashor. From there, H2K would waltz to a quick win.
Origen regained its composure for Game 2 and gave H2K a run for its money. Yoo "NaeHyun" Nae-hyun's Ekko kicked things off with the first blood on Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten's Syndra, opening the door for Origen to claim an early 2K lead in gold. However, that lead quickly evaporated as Jankos ran rampant on the map with the highly mobile Nocturne. His presence allowed H2K to take the lead by pushing down the first two towers. H2K further cemented that lead in a big four-for-zero teamfight that gave the team two more towers. NaeHyun tried his best to give his team a fighting chance with a thrilling Baron steal, but it was just too little too late. It simply delayed the inevitable, as H2K easily recovered and secured their first series sweep of the 2017 Spring Split.