G2 holding out for $5m Perkz buyout as Cloud9 lead bidding war - Dexerto
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G2 holding out for $5m Perkz buyout as Cloud9 lead bidding war

Published: 10/Nov/2020 11:30 Updated: 10/Nov/2020 17:42

by Alex Garton

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According to reports, G2 and Perkz are discussing a buyout with multiple organizations from the LEC and LCS. Cloud9 is his desired destination, however, terms and negotiations are ongoing.

Luka “Perkz” Perkovic has been a member of G2 Esports since 2016 and has become synonymous with the organization. As a player, he holds the record for the most EU/LEC titles with 8 in total, playing in multiple roles over the years. It’s fair to say that the destination of Perkz may be the most significant move in the entire offseason. As a player, there’s no doubt he’d be a starstudded pickup for any pro team in the West.

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It’s no surprise that multiple organizations from the LEC and LCS are looking to secure Perkz for their roster. However, according to ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, the holdup remains a $5 million buyout.

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Perkz has remained one of the best players in the West since the start of his career.

G2 holding out for buyout as multiple organizations discuss terms

Wolf has reported that G2 and Perkz have been engaging in discussions with multiple organizations from both the LEC and LCS. These include Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves, TSM, Team Vitality and Misfits. However, out of all the teams, Cloud9 remains Perkz’s desired destination.

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Sources also revealed Fnatic were among the teams showing interest in signing Perkz. However, G2 Esports refused to start transfer talks with the team.

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Wolf has also reported that the holdup over the movement of Perkz is the $5 million buyout that G2 has set. Any team looking to add him to their roster will also have to agree to his record-setting proposed salary.

Of course, in making this investment an organization will pick up one of the best players the West has ever produced.

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It’s important to note that although Cloud9 is Perkz’s desired destination, nothing is certain at this time. No terms or negotiations have been agreed upon, so no move is set in stone.

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However, it does make a lot of sense that Perkz is looking for a move to Cloud9. As an organization, Cloud9 have achieved more on the international stage than any other team from North America. On top of this, if the move is secured, Perkz will be reunited with his old teammate Jesper “Sven” Svenningsen.

For now, it’s just a waiting game to see which team is willing to bid highest for one of Europe’s greatest players.