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G2 confirm stunning League of Legends roster changes by adding long-time rival and Worlds finalist

Published: 30/Nov/2018 10:39 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 11:09

by Connor Bennett

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G2 Esports have finally confirmed the rumored changes to their League of Legends roster, adding long-time rival Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther from Fnatic.

The European team, who finished third-fourth at Worlds 2018, had been rumoured to be making some changes this off-season as they bid to go one better and win it all in 2019.

Adding Caps means that G2’s own star midlaner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković has to find a new role on team – specifically, switching to ADC (Attack Damage Carry). Following reports that Caps would be joining the team, Perkz hinted at his own position switch on November 27, tweeting: “It’s looking like I’m not getting a spot on #LEC team as a starting midlaner.”

The stunning move is not the only roster change that G2 announced. They have also confirmed that former Misfits star Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle will be joining as their support player. Mikyx, who had been a free agent after his contract expired, had also been linked with G2 in earlier reports.

With Perkz switching to ADC, taking the role currently held by Petter ‘Hjarnan’ Freyschuss, G2 are left with a conundrum. The addition of Mikyx takes their roster to six players and means that Hjarnan is the odd man out – leaving him in a position to either leave the team or take up a substitute role.

LoL esports/Riot flickrPerkz was in fantastic form during G2s Worlds run.

Securing the services of Caps, arguably the best midlaner in the west, alongside Mikyx means that G2 are seemingly locked and loaded for the new season. The newly-rebranded LEC –  League of Legends European Championship – is, however, stacked with talent and it’ll be no easy feat.

G2’s new all-star starting line-up, which will look to capture LEC glory when the Spring Split begins in early 2019, will be:

  • Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic – ADC
  • Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen – Top
  • Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winder – Mid
  • Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle – Support
  • Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski – Jungle
LoL Worlds 2020

Can Suning KO Top Esports? LoL Worlds 2020 Review ft. Amazing & Munchables

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:39

by Lauren Bergin

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The quarterfinals of the Worlds 2020 group stage certainly saw a lot of action and even more upsets.

While this Worlds has been one of the most competitive in LoL history, no one quite expected the result of the Fnatic vs. Top Esports matchup. With Munchables expressing shock at Fnatic’s level of play, as well as Amazing admitting that after the first few games he believed that Fnatic could 3 – 0 China’s champions.

The Fantic defeat, however, means that Top Esports will move on to take on fellow LPL representatives Suning in the semi-finals, a team with whom they are very familiar. Both Munchables and Amazing deem Suning to be the underdogs, but acknowledge that their adaptability can’t be ignored.

Moving on to discuss the upcoming G2 vs. Damwon series, Amazing praises the confidence of Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen and Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković that they can and will beat the Korean juggernauts. With G2 forever improving and Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther striking fear into the hearts of Damwon fans, this matchup is one for the history books. Let’s see how G2 draft.

With the odds stacked against G2 and Suning, we’ll just have to see what insanity unfolds this weekend.