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G2 Perkz explains why returning to the mid lane has been "easy"

by Kamil Malinowski
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G2 Esports veteran Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković explained how his transition back to the mid lane has been “easy” as the team got off to a flying start in the LEC. 

G2 surprised fans with a role swap in 2018 when star mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Borregaard Winther joined the team, shifting Perkz to the bot lane – a position he had never played before competitively.

However, it worked out amazingly, with the team reaching all-time highs and cementing themselves a place as one of the best LoL squads in the world. 2019 was a record year for the team as they dominated the European region, took home the Mid-Season Invitational, and made it to the final of the World Championship.

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G2 had a great 2019, but chose to switch it up yet again in 2020, with Perkz heading back to the mid lane.

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Most fans thought the team would continue as is into 2020 and build on their success, but they were shocked yet again as Perkz and Caps swapped roles at the start of the year.

So far the team is 6-0 in the LEC and shows no signs of slowing down, and Perkz has even claimed returning to his original position was “easy” in an interview with Riot Games.

“It's been pretty easy. I thought it was going to be hard to learn new champs like Akali, Qiyana, and Sylas because I didn't play them, but I played Sylas a lot on my alt last Spring when he was released. I had like 50 games on him because I thought he was so fun.”

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Akali is one of many Champions that Perkz had to practice to get back into the mid lane.

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He then added that he even feels that he has an advantage with some champions due to his extensive experience and has been practicing hard with a few key picks.

“I played Akali back in 2018… in 2019, people got good on her, so I spent around 100 games on her during the off-season and a bit less on Qiyana, but she's easier to play. I think I've already caught up on those champions, and on the others, I should have an edge because I have so much experience on them” he said.

Clearly, the Croatian pro isn’t afraid of his opponents and will be looking to build on the success of the team as he was able to quickly learn the newest mid-laners.