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G2’s Ocelote speaks out on Perkz amid Cloud9 rumors

Published: 15/Nov/2020 16:20

by Luke Edwards


That could well be it, folks. It looks like Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic is finally about to leave G2’s LoL roster, as confirmed by G2 owner Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodríguez Santiago on Twitter. Perkz is believed to be on the verge of a move to LCS team Cloud9.

Perkz’ future has been subject to speculation ever since G2 were knocked out of Worlds 2020, with a return to the mid lane speculated to be a high priority for Perkz. LCS giants Cloud9 are the team most closely linked with his signature.

The discussion has created a mini civil war in the G2 fanbase, with some debating whether sacrificing current mid Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther to keep Perkz on board would be a good idea.

After Ocelote’s words today, however, it looks like Caps will remain in the midlane, with G2 left to hunt for a new AD carry.

Perkz players on stage for G2 Esports at MSI 2019.
Riot Games
Perkz has been a G2 player since 2015.

Ocelote confirms Perkz departure

Ocelote left a heartwarming tribute to Perkz, with the underlying feeling that he understood his decision to leave.

Ocelote was quick to dispel any myths of an internal feud over a preference of Caps, who he described as “our midlaner.”

G2 fans will be understandably disappointed with Perkz’ decision to leave, as it spells the end of an incredibly successful era. 

What the next stage, as a team without Perkz, will entail is both exciting and daunting.

Who could G2 bring in to replace Perkz?

Ocelote being Ocelote decided to start off the replacement talk with a bit of fun, instructing fans to give “wrong answers only.”

The best response was from former G2 and current C9 AD carry Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen, who *jokingly* offered his services… unless?

Other offers came from Origen ADC Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp, who volunteered long-time G2 rival Rekkles, while Team Liquid support and LCS MVP CoreJJ suggested he could provide his signature style of AD carry play showcased during his time at Team Dignitas.

Either way, G2 faces an uphill battle in fully replacing their longest serving player.

Call of Duty

Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

Black Ops Brawl event
The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.