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Rekkles finally announces G2 ADC move

Published: 20/Nov/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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After a career that has seen Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson become the face of Fnatic, he has chosen to sign with European rivals G2 Esports to replace Perkz in the bot lane. 

When Rekkles announced that he would be leaving Fnatic the League of Legends world went wild.

Rekkles’ departure from the team that he has become the face of came as a shock to many who, although admitted that Fnatic hadn’t had the best year ever, never expected for the star bot laner to jump ship.

However, on numerous occasions, Rekkles has expressed that his main goal in the professional sphere is to win the League of Legends World Championship, and he’s realized he can’t do that with Fnatic in its current state.

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Rekkles will rejoin his former teammate Caps on the G2 Roster

It’s official: Rekkles has signed to G2

While the departure of Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković from the G2 lineup caused many fans to question G2’s competitive future, this signing has lit a fire within both G2 and general LEC fans.

This fire has only been amplified with G2’s hype video for the announcement:

Rekkles has always been a star performer, and his consistency and carry performances have marked him as one of League of Legends’ most iconic players. To have him join a roster that is already incredibly competitive is both the perfect move for him and for LEC fans.

A G2 roster featuring Rekkles will be unstoppable, and this announcement breathes new life into the future of competitive European LoL. While Rekkles’ last moves to Alliance/Elements weren’t his most successful ones, this move has a very different feel.

We can’t wait to see how G2 performs with Rekkles, and we know that he’s going to keep fighting until he achieves that goal of being a world champion.

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Doublelift announces League of Legends retirement after storied LCS career

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:52

by Alan Bernal

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Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has retired from professional play after nearly a decade, ending one of the most storied careers in North American League of Legends.

The star ADC of Team SoloMid and notably Team Liquid, among others, announced his retirement while reflecting on the embattled beginnings of his career to becoming a highly decorated player in NA’s professional scene.

“When I was 17, I qualified for the Season 1 World Championship in Sweden. It was my very first tournament… When I sat down to play my first match, I felt a fire in my heart that drove me to chase the dream of becoming a pro player and being the best,” Doublelift wrote of the humble beginnings of LoL esports.

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In his near 10-year career, Doublelift ends his career with a case filled with LCS Trophies and MVPs.

“I was mocked about being better on the analyst desk than in-game. My play style would never work, they said I was too greedy in a game that demands teamwork. For 5 years, I practiced 14 hours a day and lost every important match.

“Then I finally won my first LCS championship. Today, I’ve won 8 of the last 11 splits. Hard work and determination paid off. I’m fully aware of the irony of saying that in my retirement post.”

Doublelift ended his career as a part of the 1000-Kill Club with eight LCS Championships, an LCS MVP for Summer 2018, the LCS Finals MVP for Spring 2019, and was nominated to the LCS All-Pro 1st Team five times.

This story is developing…