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League of Legends: LEC teams to file complaint against G2 Esports for player tampering allegations

Published: 3/Dec/2018 22:55 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 7:55

by Wyatt Donigan

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With over a month to go until the start of the 2019 League of Legends European Championship, it looks like things are about to heat up in a big way.

It’s no secret that G2 Esports has been one of the Kings of Europe for years, but all might be as it seems with the popular organization.

According to a report released by VPEsports on December 3, multiple LEC teams are preparing to file a formal complaint to Riot Games about possible tampering attempts from G2 Esports.

G2 Esports is one of the most prolific teams in European League of Legends history.

In the lengthy report, multiple instances of tampering have been alleged by various sources dating all the way back to 2016.

At the center of the controversy is G2 player Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković, who is alleged to have been “vehicle through which G2 Esports contact players.”

According to VPEsports’ sources, Perkz controls the roster, saying who he’s willing to play with before contacting them himself. Management of G2 then steps in to seal the deal.

G2 Esports hoisting the EU LCS trophy for the 2017 Spring Split.

VPEsports additionally reports that “in addition to hard evidence such as the chat logs that were shown to [them] that several of the players involved will be providing statements to Riot Games explaining how their transfer came about.”

Former G2 players Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen and Alfonso ‘Mithy’ Aguirre, as well as Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu, Kim ‘Wadid’ Bae-in, Petter ‘Hjarnan’ Freychuss, and Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp are all named in the report as players that have been contacted directly by Perkz over the years.

While there’s no telling what will come of this, it’s worth noting that Riot Games’ Global Penalty Index provides that such an offense would carry a 3-15 month suspension.

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G2 Esports responded to VPEsports’ request for comment saying, “No, Perkz has never contacted players under contract with other teams on the behalf of G2.”

Given the amount of evidence reportedly ready to be unveiled, this will likely not be the last we hear of this situation.

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Doublelift admits he considered retiring alongside Bjergsen

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:47 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 12:53

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends icon Peng ‘Doublelift’ Yiliang has admitted he actually considered retirement after hearing Bjergsen had decided to call it quits on the game, but hasn’t yet followed suit, 

It’s safe to say that TSM didn’t quite have the Worlds run that they expected; in fact, it was quite the opposite. Setting the record for the first ever established region not to win a single game during the competition, the org’s performance left fans shocked and, in many cases, gutted.

While a plethora of angry fans jumped on different members of the team for underperforming and a host of casters and analysts asked how TSM would rise from the ashes, Saturday evening’s news changed the debate entirely: TSM’s staple midlaner Bjergsen announced his retirement. 

Although, this was possibly on the cards (Bjergsen’s disappointment regarding performances was pretty clear), no one expected what came next.

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Brothers in arms: Bjergsen and Doublelift lifting the LCS trophy for TSM in 2017.

Brothers in Arms

TSM ADC and North American titan Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng confessed in a tweet that, following Bjergsen’s announcement, he also considered retiring from the professional LoL scene.

He said: “When he told me, I considered retiring alongside him for a week. Soren is one of the best players and people I’ve ever played with, the shoes will be tough to fill.”

Brothers on Bjergsen’s retirement

Doublelift and Bjergsen have become one of North America’s most iconic duos, as well as two of the main faces of the LCS franchise. Their reuniting under the TSM banner in 2020 had a lot of TSM fans excited: the brotherhood had been reforged.

It makes a lot of sense, therefore, that with Bjergsen retiring Doublelift considered doing so as well; the two players are so intrinsically connected.

Not only are they friends, they have experienced the highs and lows of the industry together, fought adversity together and achieved victory together. Losing one could logically imply that the professional LoL world may lose the other too.

Only time will tell if Doublelift acts upon this news, something that will likely be impacted by roster changes during the off-season. Will we see Doublelift continue to reign supreme in the botlane? We’ll have to wait and see,