Dutch mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten has signed with his old team H2K after two years with Fnatic, the team announced on Twitter Thursday.
Welcome home Febiven! #H2KFAM pic.twitter.com/cB9KlLLJga— H2K (@H2KGG) December 1, 2016
The 20-year-old Febiven was part of the H2K squad that qualified for the European LCS in Summer 2015, but left the team for Fnatic the following January. With Fnatic, he blossomed into one of Europe’s most promising talents in the mid lane, and was a part of the historic 18-0 2015 Summer Split team that went all the way to the Worlds semifinals (and took SKT to five games at the Mid-Season Invitational).
But like just about everyone else on Fnatic, Febiven struggled this past season. As the mid lane meta shifted away from Azir and LeBlanc, two champions he had consistent success on in the past, Febiven was unable to find his rhythm in Season 6, as Fnatic missed Worlds for the first time in four years.
At H2K, Febiven will replace Sang-ook “Ryu” Yoo, the mid laner who originally replaced Febiven when he left for Fnatic. Fnatic announced its new roster Thursday — Febiven will be replaced by Danish prospect Rasmus “Caps” Winther.