Dreams do come true...
FC Schalke 04 Esports has confirmed that Han "Dreams" Min-kook will be the team’s new support for the upcoming League of Legends European Championship (LEC season). He will be joined in the bot-lane by polarising and former Worlds attendee Konstantinos-Napoleon "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou who has returned to professional play after completing his army service.
The Korean joins from SK Gaming as Schalke completed a buyout agreement while in a separate deal their jungler Kim “Trick” Gang-yun reportedly will move in the opposite direction. The move will see Trick act as a replacement for Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek who recently signed with Fnatic after Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen moved to North America to compete for reigning LCS champions Team Liquid.
Dreams enjoyed a fruitful Season 9 by impressing on SK’s young line-up and helped guide the team to the LEC Spring Split Playoffs. It was the support’s first time competing at the top level having spent time on the academy teams of Misfits and Team Vitality between 2016 and 2018.
Returning to Schalke’s line-up will be experienced top-laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu and young mid-laner Felix "Abbedagge" Braun who helped the German organisation finish third place in the LEC Summer Split. However, the German organisation is still reportedly searching for a new jungler to complete its line-up for 2020.
Dreams made a name for himself last season for his aggressive play-style which saw him pick up both more kills (22) and deaths (66) than any other support in the LEC Spring Split. It will be fascinating to see how his glass cannon play-style will blend with FORG1VEN who was known for a more controlled and calculated approach to the game.
LoL has changed a lot since FORG1VEN last competed on the LEC (then known as EU LCS) stage when he helped H2K Gaming reach the semi-finals of the LoL World Championships though he did win the inaugural EU Masters tournament with a veteran side created by Origen in 2018. With Schalke’s former star player Elias “Upset” Lipp now at Origen, all eyes will be on FORG1VEN to see if he can fill that void and return to his prime and Dreams will be a major factor if the Greek is to accomplish that.
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