|Name||Konstantinos-Napoleon Tzortziou (Κωνσταντίνος-Ναπολέων Τζωρτζίου)|
|Country of Birth||Greece|
|Birthday||July 23, 1992 (age 27)|
|Team||FC Schalke 04|
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Konstantinos-Napoleon "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος-Ναπολέων Τζωρτζίου) is a League of Legends esports player, currently bot laner for FC Schalke 04.
Konstantinos was raised in the cities of Prosotsani and Kavala in Greece. He started playing online video games at the age of 13, investing heavily into Counter-Strike 1.6. He played CS for the next four years, becoming well known in the Greek scene, eventually becoming a professional and travelling to LANs. After his interest waned through the years, he found League of Legends and enjoyed the MOBA aspect of it, having previously played DoTA. Upon reaching level 30, he found himself focusing on AD in solo queue, rising through the ranks in Season 2. He reached 2200 elo maining Ashe and Tristana.
In the middle of the season, FORG1VEN joined WannaBeez, though only stayed with the team for a month before moving on to Pentakill.gr. With the team, he enjoyed success in minor tournaments, including the EUNE ESL Go4LoL 2012 August. He also competed in the qualifiers for the later cancelled IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Guangzhou with the team. Soon after, FORG1VEN left the team, joining Test Your Limits, a team playing mainly within the Greek competitive LoL scene. During his time with the team he also competed in the LCS ESL Qualifiers. At the end of the season, he went on to rejoin WannaBeez.
Staying almost exclusively in the Greek scene, FORG1VEN continued playing with the team for a few months before joining Mad Gods Gaming. With his new team, he competed in the LCS Summer Ranked 5s Qualifiers. He stayed with the team until late on in the year before joining Copenhagen Wolves, replacing Rekkles. FORG1VEN's first tournament with the team was the International Invitational Tournament 2, which they managed to win, beating Team Dignitas UK in the final. FORG1VEN and CW then followed this up with another win, this time at ASUS RoG Paris Games Week 2013. With the team's roster on a hot streak, they went on to win the EUW Challenger Series Week 14 Cup and the amateur tournament at IEM Season VIII - Cologne, beating Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final.
FORG1VEN and the team carried their form into the next season, winning every game in the group stage in the LCS Spring Promotion, and going on to beat MeetYourMakers in their promotion matchup. This meant that the team would be playing in the Spring Split. The split was not a huge success for the team, however a 6th place finish meant that the team had a spot in the Spring Playoffs.
On April 12, 2014, it was announced that FORG1VEN violated the LCS ruleset by engaging poor behavior. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and general in game toxicity. He was fined $ 1,000.
The playoffs were not successful for FORG1VEN and the Copenhagen Wolves, going out in the quarterfinals to Alliance. This meant that they would have to fight for their LCS status in the Summer Promotion. FORG1VEN helped CW to a win in their promotion matchup against Denial eSports.Europe, but this would be his last tournament with the team. As he was replaced as a starter by Woolite, he went on to join Different Dimension, though he was still officially on the roster of Copenhagen Wolves as a substitute.
During his time on the Different Dimension roster, FORG1VEN competed in the ESL Spring 2014, finishing 3rd after Denial eSports.Europe forfeited their third-place matchup. He and the team also participated in and won Riot Greek Legends 2014, beating Void Gaming in the final of the tournament.
FORG1VEN appeared on the 28th episode of Summoning Insight, and part of the discussion included the rumor that he would be joining SK Gaming. In the episode, FORG1VEN said he only wanted to play for a team that was contending to be the best in its region. The rumor was confirmed on November 24, when SK announced that FORG1VEN and Fox were joining the team. At the start of the Spring Split, FORG1VEN renamed to FORG1VENGRE.
Due to SK being in 1st place in the Spring Split at the end of week 5, the team were invited to compete at the IEM Season IX - World Championship. After a Round 1 win against the yoe Flash Wolves, SK Gaming lost to GE Tigers in Round 2 of the winners bracket, putting them into Round 2 of the losers bracket. FORG1VEN and SK Gaming were then knocked out by yoe Flash Wolves after losing to the Taiwanese team in their 2nd meeting at the tournament.
SK continued to hold the first-place LCS slot through the end of the spring split and qualified for playoffs with the top seed. FORG1VENGRE himself was awarded the MVP of the split title. However, for the first time in LCS history, a top seed was eliminated in the semifinals, when SK lost to Unicorns of Love 3-2. After the split, FORG1VEN left SK to join Gambit Gaming.
FORG1VEN and the team had an unsuccessful Summer Split. After a rocky early start to the season and a combined 0-4 record in the first two weeks, Gambit improved to fifth place after 8 weeks, with the potential of finishing as high as fourth. However, going into the last week of the split, FORG1VEN received a four-game-long penalty from Riot as the result of toxic behavior in soloqueue. The team eventually finishing the regular season in 8th place with Moopz subbing in FORG1VEN's position, meaning that Gambit Gaming would be playing in the 2016 Spring Promotion. Now with P1noy in FORG1VEN's place, the team faced mousesports, winning the series and securing their place in the 2016 Spring Season.
It was later announced that FORG1VEN had been moved to substitute position and was available for transfer.
At the start of the season, FORG1VEN joined H2k-Gaming after the team were voted to play at IEM Season X - Cologne. They fielded a roster including Odoamne and Ryu from their 2015 roster along with new members Jankos, FORG1VEN, and VandeR. The team beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals but were then beaten themselves by eventual winners Ever in the semifinals of the tournament.
On February 25, after a win over Fnatic, FORG1VEN announced in a post-game interview that he had been called to serve in the Greek army for nine months and that the current week (week 7) would be his last. A week later, however, H2k announced that he had been granted a temporary deferment of service.
On April 1st 2019, during the 2019 Midseason, Forg1ven announced that he had officially completed his military service and was open to offers as a player from all regions. However, despite various rumors, he did not join any team and remained unsigned through the remainder of the 2019 season.
Forg1ven was signed by FC Schalke 04 Esports for the 2020 season, making his much-hyped return to the LEC after four years away. However, his new team lost their first six games of the spring split, and Forg1ven's individual play did little to belie that result. Just before Week 4 began, Schalke announced that Schalke Evolution bot laner Innaxe would be subbing into the LEC team. Forg1ven then tweeted a much-derided statement, saying that he would be stepping down due to Schalke being "unable/unwilling" to field a competitive roster. He remained listed on Schalke's roster for the remainder for the Spring Split, but saw no further action.
- Reached Rank 1 Challenger on both EUW & EUNE.
- Enjoys playing Jarvan IV in solo lanes.
- Favorite champions are Graves and Vayne.
- Favorite TV show is Suits.
- Recorded Highest Creeps Slain with 652 in 2014 Season 4 Spring Split.
- Famously known for his cocky demeanor and some unsportsmanlike conduct.
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- October 8, FORG1VENx247 (AD), No1 Challenger EUWest, Rumored flamer and flag-bearer of Greece! AMA with , and on Reddit
- January 3, Συνέντευξη FORG1VEN - Digital Christmas (03/01/14) (Greek video) with , and on CBTV Network
- January 3, How FORG1VEN and fox beef up SK's brawl by , and on onGamers
- April 28, CW FORG1VEN, from PGW to IEM Cologne to LCS Spring to LCS Summer Split! AMA! with , and on Reddit
- July 1, Greek Legends Event - Συνέντευξη με DD Forg1ven (Greek video) with , and on LeagueHappens
- July 6, 'Reflections' with FORG1VEN (video) with , and on onGamers
- November 14, 'Summoning Insight' Episode 28, with special guest FORG1VEN by , and on Thorin
- November 24, Forg1ven joins SK - Interview (video) with , and on onGamers
- November 24, SK Gaming gets aggressive with Forg1ven and Fox by , and on LoL Esports
- November 25, Thorin's Thoughts - No more excuses, FORG1VEN (LoL) by , and on Thorin
- February 2, Player Cards - SK Gaming by , and on Gold Per 10
- February 2, Return of the King: FORG1VEN by , and on Esports Heaven
- February 6, Rift Rant Ep. 3: Forg1ven - "It's up to the people to judge who's the best..." (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- February 6, Unforgiven - How Europe's greatest ADC found new life on SK Gaming by , and on LoL Esports
- March 4, SK Forg1ven 1on1 "I have nothing to prove" (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- March 13, FORG1VEN - "They [GE Tigers] are no different than anyone else" (video) with , and on fragbite
- March 14, AFK TV @ IEM Katowice 2015: Interview with SK Gaming Forg1ven English + BG Subs (video) with , and on AFKTV
- March 27, SK FORG1VEN Talks praparation, Copenhagen Wolves and sacrifices with , and on Azubu
- May 11, Europe needs Forg1ven by , and on Gold Per 10
- May 13, Blunt accommodations: a look at why FORG1VEN is a match for Gambit Gaming by , and on The Score
- May 19, Long post incoming about the situtation i encountered these months. by FORG1VEN on Facebook
- May 20, FORG1VEN: "Main contenders will be SK, Fnatic and H2k" with , and on Gambit Gaming
- May 25, FORG1VEN: Taking a Gambit by , and on LoL Esports
- July 15, Forgiving FORG1VEN: why one AD Carry couldn't have saved SK from their fall by , and on The Score
- August 26, Interview with Forg1ven: “In the past it used to be motivation to show a better quality than my counterparts in my role, now I really don’t know.” with , and on NewsofLegends
- September 17, The Real FORG1VEN, Part 1: Copenhagen's Lone Wolf by Ryan Tang on Gold Per 10
- September 29, Relentless: A Tale of Forg1ven by , and on TeamLiquid
- September 30, The Real FORG1VEN, Part 2: The Rise and Fall of SK Gaming by Ryan Tang on Gold Per 10
- October 14, Hello, update: by FORG1VEN on Facebook
- October 14, http://www.goldper10.com/article/2646-the-real-forg1ven-part-3-a-greek-in-a-russian-winter.html by Ryan Tang on Gold Per 10
- January 18, H2K Forg1ven—"I was close to signing with an OGN team" with , and on DailyDot
- January 29, H2K's FORG1VEN: 'I wouldn't say if Ryu's gone, that our team is going to crumble down like Cloud9' with , and on The Score
- January 30, FORG1VEN: Every Split something bad happens with , and on SPORT1
- February 9, H2K's FORG1VEN on the LCS: 'It's like Game of Thrones' with , and on The Score
- February 16, The necessary play: Comparing H2K's FORG1VEN and Origen's Zven by Kelsey Moser on The Score
- February 22, "Dieser Split erinnert mich irgendwie an den mit SK" - H2k FORG1VEN - EU LCS Interview with , and on Summoner's Inn
- February 25, With limited knowledge i have at least until this very moment,... by FORG1VEN on Facebook
- February 26, Unforgettable FORG1VEN by Kelsey Moser on The Score
- March 2, The rise and fall of beloved League of Legends villain FORG1VEN by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo
- March 14, FORG1VEN on his military deferment: ‘I always knew that I was kind of on a clock in my career’ with , and on The Score
- May 21, Forg1ven, but never forgotten by Bradley "eagerbrad" Prior on Splyce
- June 9, Fatal flaw: Speculating on what has held FORG1VEN back from success by Kelsey Moser on The Score
- June 9, THE THORIN TREATMENT - FOR GIVING UP by Thorin on GAMURS
- August 15, FORG1VEN We could not train much with , and on Redbull
- October 2, H2k's FORG1VEN on Uzi: 'We're both basically the same players' with , and on ESPN
- October 12, FORG1VEN: 'I would like to dedicate our qualification to my father' with , and on The Score
- October 12, Forg1ven: H2K's Star AD Carry by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- October 13, H2K FORG1VEN: 'We weren't even considered among the best Western bot lanes, but we are.' with , and on Yahoo!
- January 3, Interview with Forg1ven by Ganisz with , and on MMO24
- May 21, Talk to Thorin: FORG1VEN on Life After Worlds, Origen and Rivalry with Rekkles (LoL) by Thorin on YouTube
- June 9, Forg1ven and Froggen: Minimum Requirement is Excellence by Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- December 2, THE RETURN OF FORG1VEN: Coming back to LEC, Military Service, Mindset with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- January 8, The best Western League of Legends player stories to watch out for in 2020 by Tyler Esguerra on Dot Esports
- January 27, FORG1VEN shares how his time in the military has helped him develop as a player, and why he returned to professional League of Legends with Tom Matthiesen & Lara Lunardi on Inven Global
The following pages redirect here:
- YoungBuck's Facebook Post facebook.com
- FORG1VEN joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
- Introducing SK Gaming's LCS Roster for 2015 skgaming.com
- H2k-Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
- FORG1VENGRE, Hybrid listed as starters for Origen thescoreesports.com
- Origen's Tweet twitter.com
- FC Schalke 04 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
- CandyPanda rejoins SK Gaming's LCS roster sk-gaming.com
- Important: Roster Update origen.gg
- GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-12; after change - EU - 2019-12-14
- Youngbuck Facebook Announcement facebook.com
- Esports Competition Ruling - FORG1VEN forums.na.leagueoflegends.com
- 'Summoning Insight' Episode 28, with special guest FORG1VEN youtube.com
- Introducing SK Gaming's LCS Roster for 2015 skgaming.com
- FORG1VEN joins Gambit http://gambit-gaming.com/
- Competitive ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou lolesports.com
- FORG1VEN loses a spot in our starting line-up gambit-gaming.com
- Forg1ven emotional Interview youtube.com
- H2k's Tweet twitter.com
- FORG1VEN's Tweet twitter.com
- FORG1VEN's Tweet twitter.com