Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski, professional League of Legends player for G2, has shared the hilarious story of how he managed to avoid a fine after forgetting his mousepad at the ongoing LEC event.
The League of Legends European Championship – or LEC for short – started at the end of January 2020, and continues through until April. It sees the top teams from Europe compete for their share of the €200,000 prize pool.
G2 will be one of the favorites to win the Spring 2020 LEC, following on from their second-place finish at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. They also won the Summer 2019 LEC tournament.
While they won their February 1 match over Origen, Jankos shared a funny story of how he avoided a fine for forgetting his mousepad – the most basic of equipment when considering he’s a professional player.
“Yesterday I forgot my stage mousepad,” he said, in a February 2 tweet. “And instead of admitting it and getting fined by my team, I didn’t tell anyone and borrowed one from Player Management. [I] got away with it and saved some money.”
However, his followers were quick to point out that Jankos has probably just undone his sneaky work after tweeting it out to his 170,000 followers.
Among those to respond was G2’s coach Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann, who joked that Jankos isn’t “the sharpest tool in the shed”, and that he can find the fine he needs to pay in the players’ Code of Conduct.
Jankos wasn’t having any of it, however, and quickly retorted: “I’m not paying fine when my coaching staff clearly can’t do their job, ok? It’s after the fact”.
I'm not paying fine when my coaching staff clearly can't do their job, ok? It's after the fact
— Marcin Jankowski (@G2Jankos) February 2, 2020
On a similar note, G2’s official Twitter account saw the funny side. They joked that it was “pure alpha behavior” to post the mishap to Twitter, particularly after avoiding a fine in the first place.
Clearly not using his own mousepad didn’t mess with his performance either, as G2 continued their LEC winning streak, with wins against Vitality and Origen to kick off February.
No G2 fans or staff will mind too much, as long as Jankos does all he can in-game to keep their winning run going.