League of Legends Where Are They Now? 2015 EU LCS Summer Final – Fnatic vs. Origen

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EU LCS, Summer Split Final. League of Legends.
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10 teams entered, 3 remain. The LEC’s first Spring Split concludes in Rotterdam this weekend, with Fnatic and Origen facing off first to decide who will clinch a place in Sunday’s final. In preparation for Saturday’s intense match-up, here’s a look back at the rosters that took to the stage the last time these two sides met on “finals weekend”.

2015 was an unforgettable year for European League of Legends fans. Fnatic achieved an unprecedented 18-0 record during the Summer Split, Origen rose from the Challenger Series to the EU LCS final in the space of four months, and it all culminated with both teams reaching the final four at the World Championship. Not only was this the first time the Worlds semi-finals involved two European line-ups since season two, but also the first time EU teams looked capable of international success since Fnatic lifted the trophy in 2011.

Prior to their climb to becoming the 3rd and 4th best League teams in the world, Fnatic and Origen clashed in the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split final – a five-game series that many consider to be the best European final of all time. It was the long-awaited face-off between four time EU LCS champions, Fnatic, and Origen, the new kids on the block, led by Fnatic’s former mid lane star, xPeke.

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While the inevitable grudge match may have been built up even before Origen were promoted to the EU LCS, the final somehow lived up to the hype. Fnatic came out on top in an incredibly close 3-2 series in which both sides proved themselves to be more than equipped to challenge the very best at the 2015 World Championship.

There’s no doubt that these Fnatic and Origen rosters will go down in history as two of the best to ever grace the European stage, but what came next for the players and coaches, and what have they gone on to achieve?


Top Lane: Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (currently at Clutch Gaming)

Immediately after Fnatic’s excellent Worlds run, Huni jumped ship and joined a very strong Immortals team for the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split. On his new team, the top laner continued his impressive run of consecutive regular season victories, clinching 30 over two splits before finally tasting defeat. Despite this, Immortals failed to win a trophy or reach a major final while Huni was on the roster, and within a year he returned to South Korea to join world champions SK Telecom T1.

It was here that Huni achieved the most success since his departure from Fnatic, lifting one LCK trophy and finishing runner-up in another, while also reaching the 2017 World Championship final, falling to Samsung Galaxy in the Bird’s Nest. Nonetheless, Huni was replaced following SKT’s Worlds disappointment, and so returned to North America to join Echo Fox for the 2018 season. Once again, the Korean top laner struggled to find success on his new team, failing to reach a single final or qualify for Worlds.

Nowadays you’ll find Huni on Clutch Gaming and, although his team finished 9th in the regular season, he’s been one of the more impressive members on the roster. Nevertheless, the team has a lot of work to do if they want to challenge for a playoff spot in the Summer Split.

Jungle: Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin (currently a free agent)

Reignover and Huni were a joint package in their move from Fnatic to Immortals, proving that  their partnership was rated very highly following their very impressive Worlds performances. However, as previously mentioned, the duo struggled to find success on Immortals in the NA LCS despite their 17-1 record in the 2016 Spring Split.

While Huni was picked up by Korean giants SKT after his stint on Immortals, Reignover opted to stay in NA and join Team Liquid for a full season. During which time, he failed to reach playoffs on his new line-up, and even took part in a promotion tournament to fight for TL’s place in the LCS. The Korean jungler swapped Team Liquid for Counter Logic Gaming in 2018, but still failed to qualify for playoffs in both spring and summer, resulting in his departure at the end of last season.

Since then, Reignover has yet to find a new team to challenge with and is currently a free agent. While he has yet to reveal his future plans, one would assume that his goal is to remain in North America and finally return to form to clinch a playoff spot after two years of poor performances.

Mid Lane: Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten (currently at Misfits Gaming)

Unlike the previous two former Fnatic members, Febiven agreed to remain on the successful roster after 2015 and helped guide his team to back-to-back playoff qualifications in the following season. However, Fnatic are not a team that settles for 2nd place, and ultimately a season without an EU title or trip to Worlds is a frustrating one for the European giants and so changes were required.

Febi’s next career move could have been considered a step up at the time, as he left a struggling Fnatic side for 2016 Worlds semi-finalists, and his former team, H2k. That being said, his returning season never reached the lofty expectations set by the achievements of the previous year as they failed to make it to an EU final or qualify for Worlds in 2017.

Therefore, the Dutch mid laner sought out a new challenge in North America on Clutch Gaming. Although they struggled to settle in their first ever NA LCS season, Febiven and his team shocked fans when they took down Team SoloMid over a BO5 series in the 2018 Spring Split Playoffs.

In 2019 Febiven made his return to Europe and joined Misfits Gaming. The exciting line-up consisting of multiple experienced players impressed during the opening weeks of the Spring Split, but ultimately fell flat in the end, failing to qualify for the playoffs in a disappointing collapse.