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Origen wins the 2018 European Masters

Europe’s superteam accomplish the goal that brought them together.


From its earliest moments, the results of the European Masters League of Legends tournament seemed like a foregone conclusion. While most of the teams competing in the tournament fit somewhere in the definition of “amateur,” with just one former pro-player or perhaps a Challenger Series star on their roster, the Origen lineup was a little more impressive making it no surprise that they took home the Masters title in the end.

Built from the ashes of some of Europe’s great teams for the sole purpose of winning this short tournament, Origen’s roster included the likes of Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, Ki “Expect” Dae-han, and even AD carry Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou. Rounding out the roster was legendary Korean jungler Choi “inSec” In-seok and support Jesse “Jesiz” Le, who was on loan to the team from Fnatic. While some of the players on this roster haven’t found success for several years, they each proved they’re still more than up to the task of playing competitive League of Legends, completely outclassing their less experienced EU Masters opponents going 11-3 in the tournament as a whole.

While this roster was successful in their goal, it’s not likely that this specific team will ever play together again. Tzortziou is unlikely to return to competitive LoL until at least 2019, according to a tweet of his from earlier this month. Meanwhile, Le will return to Fnatic for the upcoming Summer Split. As for the other three members, it remains to be seen if they will stick with Origen and hope for a possible spot in the EU LCS for 2019, or simply move on, having proved their impressive abilities during the EU Masters tournament.