League of Legends: Schalke 04 Sign FORG1VEN, Extend Odoame Contract

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League of Legends: Schalke 04 Sign FORG1VEN, Extend Odoame Contract

ESPN is reporting that Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou has finally found a new home after an extended absence from professional League of Legends due to a mandatory stint in the Greek army.

FORG1VEN, who hasn’t played professional League of Legends since his time with H2K-Gaming back in 2016 (bar three tempory stints in his breaks from military service). FORG1VEN has always been vocal about his desire to get back into pro play since his return from military service, so it was only a matter of when and not if he returned.

FORG1VEN joins a Schalke side that is looking to make a number of changes in the offseason after support Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun left to join LCS side FlyQuest, while AD carry Elias “Upset” Lipp signed with Origen.

Schalke has also signed Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu to a new one-year extension, while mid laner Felix “Abbedagge” Braun still has a year left on his current deal. Schalke will now be in the market for a new jungler and support.

A Great Returns

FORG1VEN was one of the leading AD carry players in the world before he was conscripted to the Greek Hellenic Army. He’ll be looking to make his return in a Schalke side that will be looking to build on the momentum of its fourth-place Summer Split finish.

Three years is a long time to be away from anything, let alone a top-tier esport. Can FORG1VEN get back to his best? Schalke certainly like what they’ve seen of the Greek AD carry, and if he can find a good support partner, they could be a bot lane to fear in 2020.