Team H2K (Hard to Kill!) is a UK based esports organisation that have been here from the very earliest days, forming in 2003. Based in a London team house, H2K is a consistent EU team, comfortably placing in the top three for the last three years and boasting the only Western team to reach the semi-finals of the 2016 World Championships.
They entered that 2016 World Championships as underdogs and left as the best team from Europe, making it all the way to the semi-finals against Samsung Galaxy. The current 2017 season team is young, fresh and full of incredible potential. They’re 3rd in Europe, 13th in the world, but this season the most established teams will be treating them with caution. And so they should, with the determination of fierce leader Odoamne being enough to terrify even the most learned of LoL players.
Branding & Sponsorship
The new H2K logo is a classic shield design, big H, big K, in light blue, linked with the 2, all against the darker blue. The team play in a simple yet stylish black, white and grey team jersey, with that new logo front and center. The website is striking, the team ever so menacing with lightning flashing across the wallpaper. Team sponsors are CASEKING.de, OVERCLOCKERS UK, and gaming chair specialist Noblechairs. You can follow the team across social media and catch them on Reddit and Twitch.
Team Roles, Expertise, Divisions
Team leader Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu really is Europe’s best top-laner, single-handedly beating some of the world’s best at the 2016 World Championship. Alongside Odoamne, you have the “first blood king” Marcin “Jankos”, an aggressive Jungler. On the mid-lane there’s Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten, full of raw talent. Two Korean players complete the team; Jung-hyun “Nuclear” Shin, an AD Carry sure to wow in the future. And finally, the second half of H2K’s new bot lane, Seon-Ho “Chei” Choi, already a massively experienced support player who excels at Nami and Thresh.
Roster & Achievements
The new roster for 2017 for team H2K is Ocloamme, Jankos, Febiven, Nuclear and Chei. They burst onto the League of Legends premier stage with an impressive 1st place finish at 2014 EU-Challenger Series Summer. 2015 saw this underdog team slowly creep up the ranks, thanks to a 3rd in both the EU LCS Spring and Summer Playoffs.
Qualifying for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship as the 2nd seed from the European region, they faced a group of death against SK Telecom T1, EDward Gaming and Bangkok Titans, and ended up in 9th-11th place winning $45,000, their highest winning pot yet.
The 2016 season saw team H2K reach 3rd in the EU standings with highlights including 2nd at the March 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin with an impressive 14:4 in the group stage. Following this they lost to Fnatic in the EU LCS Spring Playoffs to come 4th, but managed to reach the 2016 World Championship as 2nd EU seed, and in group stages they defeated EDward Gaming before losing to the incredible Samsung Galaxy in the semifinals.
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