Froggen announces indefinite break from competing

The popular League of Legends player will not be competing in the immediate future.

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After not being included in Echo Fox’s 2018 North American LCS roster, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen has announced via YouTube that he will be taking a short break from competing to “reevaluate where [he] would like to be in the future.”

Froggen, a veteran of the European LCS, moved from Europe to North America at the beginning of 2016 to compete for the newly-created Echo Fox alongside Park “kfo” Jeong-hun, Yuri “Keith” Jew, Terry “BIG” Chuong, and Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev.

Unfortunately, the team never clicked. After a seventh-place finish in their first split, the 2016 Spring Split, Echo Fox failed to place that high in a split again. The team even went 1-17 in the regular season of the 2016 Summer Split for a last-place finish.

After having a poor split in the summer individually, Froggen was somewhat better in the 2017 Spring Split. Although his statistics paled in comparison to his stats from the previous spring season, he still improved in nearly every statistical category. But he would eventually regress again in the summer.

Despite poor showings since his very first split in North America, Froggen wanted it to be known that he has no intentions of retiring, he still has a desire to win and is striving to be the best.

“Capturing a championship is still on my mind,” Froggen said. “And I’m determined to come back better and stronger.”

In his nearly seven-year career, Froggen has played for some very prestigious and popular organizations, including CLG, Evil Geniuses, and Alliance. The Danish-born player has only competed at two World Championships, however, with none being in the last three years.

Froggen will look to reclaim the success he had years ago when he resumes his competitive career, whenever that may be.