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G2 Perkz explains why he’s taking a break from LEC

Published: 28/Jun/2020 1:09 Updated: 28/Jun/2020 1:19

by Alan Bernal

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G2’s star mid-laner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković announced on June 27 that he will go on a break from the LEC next weekend, citing issues dealing with stress.

The Croatian ADC had just finished a 25-minute rout of league-rivals Fnatic before going on Twitter to say he wouldn’t be appearing in the lineup for G2’s next outing on the Rift.

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“I’ve been having a bit of a hard time dealing with stress so I will be taking a break from competing next week so it feels really good taking a break on a very high note,” he said.

G2’s substitute ADC is Danish player Kristoffer ‘P1noy’ Pedersen, although G2 have yet to say that he will be subbing in. During Spring 2020, mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther and Perkz swapped positions for the entire split.

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His tweet comes weeks after he also shared the news of his father’s passing. In that same message, Perkz said that he was still planning to participate in the opening match of the LEC Summer 2020 split against MAD Lions, only three days after announcing his loss.

Earlier in the year, he spoke with InvenGlobal about player burnout and the intense workload they would typically go through during a regular season.

“Burnout also comes from your schedule, the way you decide to practice and live your life,” he said at the time. “I think in the past I had been overcompensating in my practice time and not taking care of myself and not having enough free time… In previous years, I was a little bit more stressed.”

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Perkz has lifted many trophies for G2 throughout his career.

The highs and lows of his packed schedule made him feel like he’d “been burned out for the past year and a half.” Fortunately, the seven-time LEC (formerly EU LCS) Champion said that he’s been “learning to balance it, being a little more relaxed” in 2020.

The 21-year-old is set to miss the Friday, July 3 match between G2 (4-3) and Misfits (4-3). The following day, G2 will face off against Excel Esports (2-5).

It’s unknown if next weekend’s games will be the only matches that Perkz sits out. He mentioned how he would be spending his time off, while also sounding enthusiastic about his team’s recent performance in the LEC.

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“I will go home and enjoy some Croatian coast with my mother and brother. Really excited to vacation,” Perkz said, later adding. “Also, we are 4-0 being the Baron-less team. How nutty is that?”

Overwatch

Secret Overwatch Contenders Skins leak again in Halloween patch

Published: 14/Oct/2020 1:24

by Brad Norton

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Blizzard appears ready to support the Tier 2 Overwatch scene in all-new ways as leaked Contenders Skins have slipped through the cracks in the latest Halloween Terror update.

As Contenders competition comes to a close in 2020, it seems as though Blizzard is gearing up to promote the amateur scene like never before. You might soon be able to don the same colors as those battling through the T2 side of Overwatch.

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Fans of high-level competition are able to buy their favorite Overwatch League Skins in the store. This supports each individual team and helps showcase the esport in-game. Beyond this, however, there hasn’t been a way to promote Contenders whatsoever.

Having kicked off in 2017, the T2 community has been anxiously awaiting any form of in-game support. After a series of leaks in April, that support might finally be on the horizon, after Overwatch players found new skins already live.

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The 2020 Halloween Terror event crash-landed on October 13. With it came all-new Junkenstein’s Revenge challenges, fresh cosmetics, and of course, a new balance update. However, a new leaked revealed more that lied beneath the surface in this patch.

“Contenders Skins are also on live patch,” Canadian Contenders player iCy revealed on the same day. Sigma was shown with his green and black outfit only ever available to players in official T2 matches.

While Contenders games have been played online for the better part of 2020, each team still loads in with a Home and Away style cosmetic. The former is black and green Skins while the latter is white and green.

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Blizzard also announced on October 13 that a Contenders Icon will soon be available too. A full announcement is forthcoming on Thursday, October 15 at 9 AM PT.

Both could soon be usable by players around the globe as they have once again, popped up in-game. Of note, however, there’s currently no price attached in the store. Overwatch League Skins are purchased with OWL Tokens. Perhaps the same will be true for Contenders Skins once they go live. Though for now, there’s no way to tell how we’ll unlock them.

Australian Contenders was the first to wrap up in 2020. Every other region is still yet to have dates locked in for the final rounds of action, however. North and South America, Europe, China, and Korea still have competition left this calendar year.

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