Caps and Faker are being set up for the most unlikely battle outside Summoner's Rift - Dexerto
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Caps and Faker are being set up for the most unlikely battle outside Summoner’s Rift

Published: 15/Apr/2019 15:30 Updated: 15/Apr/2019 17:30

by Connor Bennett

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Even if Lee ‘ League of Legends’ upcoming Mid-Season invitational event, it appears as if fans will get to see them at least compete in one discipline.

Both Faker and Caps are the respective all-star midlaner for their teams, SK Telecom T1 and G2 Esports. While fans of professional LoL may be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of seeing them throw down with championship glory on the line, that may just have to wait for now.

However, it appears that they will finally do battle at MSI, but it won’t be the MSI title that the battle is contested for. Instead, it’ll be bragging right up for grabs – the chance to claim the crown of the fastest midlaner in the world when it comes to a real-life footrace.  

LoL Esports/Riot GamesFaker has proven that he is one of the greatest LoL players of all time – but can he beat Caps in a race?

Ocelote accepts the challenge

G2 Esports owner Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriguez, a former LoL pro himself, responded to a tweet highlighting Faker’s success in a foot race against his SKT Telecom T1 teammates. “He better trains his legs ‘cos [because] Caps is coming after him,” stated Ocelote, seemingly firing a warning at the legendary Korean player.

However, he probably wasn’t expecting a response that might challenge his star player outside of Summoners Rift. ESPN Esports writer Tyler ‘Fionn’ Erzberger enquired about a potential in-real-life race at the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational, tweeting: “40-yard dash at MSI or riot.”

It only took a matter of moments for Ocelote to accept the challenge on behalf of his player.

Will G2 and SK Telecom T1 play each other at MSI?

While it appears as if we may be getting a foot race between the two all-star caliber mid-laners, it’s still unknown if we’ll actually get to see them compete against each other in-game at MSI.

Both teams have qualified, with G2 stomping Origen in the LEC Playoffs Finals on April 14. SK Telecom T1 secured their place by defeating upstarts Griffin in the LCK Spring Split finals by a 3-0 scoreline.

The two squads have both been built in a design that puts them in prime position for success at events like the MSI, even if they’re not seemingly built to win on the athletics track. However, they’ll both have bigger goals than that – securing this season’s World Championship later in the year.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 16:20

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.