Former Fnatic star explains controversial decision to leave World Championship finalist team - Dexerto
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Former Fnatic star explains controversial decision to leave World Championship finalist team

Published: 30/Nov/2018 16:24 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 16:30

by Joe O'Brien

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Former Fnatic star mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther has spoken out about his decision to leave his previous team.

It was recently announced that Caps would be joining Fnatic’s biggest domestic rivals, G2 Esports, for the coming season.

The move comes in the aftermath of Fnatic becoming the first western team to reach the finals of the World Championship since the Season One Championship, which only featured European and North American teams.

Caps himself has been hailed by many as the best European mid-laner in recent years, and arguably his closest competition for that title, G2’s own Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković, will role-swap to AD Carry to make room for him on the new G2 squad.

The change is one of the most surprising of recent years, and ranks among the most scrutinized moves even in one of the most active off-seasons in the game’s history.

LoL EsportsCaps’ Fnatic was considered by many the strongest European team ever.

Naturally, however, many Fnatic fans aren’t especially pleased to see their mid-laner leave the team that took him from rookie to super-star, especially after a season in which Fnatic dominated domestically and set new records internationally.

In the wake of the official announcement, Caps took to Twitter to offer some insight into why he chose to join G2, explaining that he was attracted by the riskiness of the move.

Confident in their ability to nurture young talent, Fnatic have replaced Caps with Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek, one of the most highly-anticipated rookies going into the new season.

Fnatic and G2 Esports were both accepted into the rebranded, franchised League of Legends European Championship (LEC). The league is set to kick off on January 18.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing later added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.