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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
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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.