As a team here at APGNation’s eSports division we always love the off season with all it’s roster changes and excitement, sometimes even more so than the season itself, but we also know it can be hard to keep track of who’s going where and who everyone is. That’s why we’ve been working hard to bring you team profiles that can help you stay up to date and in the know. In this profile, William Whittingham takes a look at a the European powerhouse, H2k-Gaming.
Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu has been a mainstay at H2k-Gaming since joining from Cloud 9 Eclipse in 2014, and in that time has seen the team rise from Challenger series to world championship appearances. A robust and confident top-laner who has shown he can be a force to be feared. H2k-Gaming underperformed towards the end of the split and Odoamne will likely be crucial in setting them back on course for a stronger showing this summer.
Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski joined H2k-Gaming from Team ROCCAT and showed he is one of the most capable junglers in the region. Nicknamed ‘the first blood king’ for his excellent early ganks and invades and well revered as a player, Jankos will be looking to secure his first ever place at worlds alongside his teammates. While an adamant player, Jankos will need to make sure he is consistent or else he may not be able to lead his team effectively in the summer split, which may result in more disappointment for the Polish player.
Ryu ‘Ryu’ Samg-wook has been a solid player for H2k-Gaming since joining the team from Millenium (after a loan spell on Team ROCCAT). Ryu is well known for being a powerful mid-laner and since arriving with H2k-Gaming, he has been able to showcase these abilities. While not the strongest individual player in Europe Ryu is a fantastic play maker and can make game-changing solo plays when called upon to do so. The summer split will be the time for Ryu to make that last step up to push his team to the top of Europe.
Ales ‘Freeze’ Knezinek is the only new player for H2k- Gaming this split, joining up with the team from Renegades. Not being seen in Europe since his time on Copenhagen Wolves means that the talented Freeze may be somewhat forgotten by some fans, but his excellent mechanical skill is not at all shown by the lackluster nature of his previous teams. Being on a team such as H2k-Gaming will allow Freeze to live up to his full potential and maybe compete on the world stage later this year.
Oskar ‘VandeR’ Bogdan joined H2k-Gaming alongside Jankos from Team ROCCAT at the beginning of the split and quietly went about his job in the support role. It has recently been revealed that VandeR did not enjoy playing alongside FORGIVEN and so being able to play with Freeze instead may boost his already great performances to a whole new level.