After multiple rumors and awkward dismissals, H2K has finished their squad for the 2017 season and will hope that this new roster will be able to compete with the best in the world. The bar they need to meet is set pretty high considering the previous iteration made it to the semifinals at Worlds.
It's strange for any brand to make it to the semifinals and remove most of the players, but H2K wanted to go a different direction than last year.
Shin "Nuclear" Jung-hyun is the former ADC for SBENU Sonicboom and a greener player.
He has yet to play on a world contender and this opportunity will prove if he has the ability to compete on the biggest stages. He's also not European, so
Looking forward to that sick Jankos + Febiven + probable non-english speaking bot lane combo from H2K btw. Mindblowing team atmosphere inc!— FORG1VEN (@FORG1VENGRE) December 13, 2016
Choi "Chei" Sun-ho is the more well-known player of the two, as he just finished his tenure as the Jin Air Green Wings support. His LCK experience and leadership will be needed to corral and grow Nuclear into a dominant presence on the rift. Their ability to communicate is key and since they both speak Korean, that should be taken care of, but there is still an issue about communication with the rest of the team.
Jungler and support synergy is incredibly important for establishing vision control and presence around objectives, so hopefully, Jankos and Chei hit it off or this experimental roster will fall apart and we'll have another Origen on our hands.
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