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LoL: Listen to the moment G2’s Jankos realized he’s “better” than Faker

Published: 6/Nov/2019 22:37 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 23:36

by Alan Bernal

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G2 Esports’ League of Legends team overcame longtime Korean powerhouse SK T1 Telecom in a thrilling Worlds 2019 semifinals – and Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković was hyped for his jungler.

There’s been a shift of power as to which competitive LoL region stands on top all others. Historically it’s been Korea with SKT’s Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok leading the way, but European and LPL representatives have been putting together stellar performances internationally to contest the top title.

With their 3-1 series win over SKT, the G2 army celebrated another incredible win on their way to the Worlds 2019 Finals led by an MVP performance from Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski.

Perkz has Jankos over Faker

His dominance on the Rift definitely didn’t go unnoticed by his team while on stage, as heard in G2’s peek into the voice comms from the Palacio Vistalegre stage.

Before loading up into what would be the fourth and final game of the series, Perkz was impressed with his jungler so far in the semis.

“Jankos, you want me to say it?” Perkz said looking toward the LEC Summer 2019 MVP to his right. “I’ll say it: You’re literally better than Faker.”

Without a moment’s hesitation Jankos let out a victorious clap before blasting into the mic “Yeah!.”

As good as the G2 lineup is, they’re actually equally wholesome as a team seeing as they’ve all grown quite accustomed to each other.

Colin Young-Wolff/Riot GamesJankos has been having a historic 2019, leading some to believe he could top the best in the world.

Even though the interaction between the two was a charming as any other in Worlds semifinal’s history, Perkz actually touched on a hot topic of debate for many LoL fans.

On every list of the top players at Worlds 2019, Jankos and Faker are consistently featured. While they’re undoubtedly top players in their respective positions, there’s a solid debate on which could actually be the “better” player in the current era.

Though that question doesn’t seem to exist in Perkz’s mind, especially after Jankos led the way on the road to topple SKT and Faker in a best of five. In that series, Jankos had a 3.3 KDA and a 67.8% Kill Participation that kept G2 in the game against a stacked SKT side.

Even though Faker held his own in that series, even his historically dominant Ryze couldn’t stop the G2 army. His 729-day streak without an international loss on the Rune Mage was snapped by G2 after game three of the semifinals. In the four games, Faker was down in CS for most of the series opposite of his G2 counterpart.

For those who still aren’t convinced, Jankos will have another chance to prove himself when the G2 army face off against FunPlus Phoenix in the Worlds 2019 Grand Finals on November 10.

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TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for their LCS roster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:13 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 13:43

by Alex Garton

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TSM are reportedly set to sign toplaner Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon and support Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh for their 2021 LCS starting roster.

The 2020 World Championship was disappointing for TSM fans as the organization once again failed to make it out of groups. The team didn’t win a single game at the competition, finishing with a record of 0-6 in their group. Of course, this led to questions from fans on what roster changes needed to be made during the offseason.

The organization has never been afraid of making significant shifts in their roster in a bid for success. However, no one expected the retirement of star midlaner Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, a player that has been at the forefront of TSM’s brand since 2013. His position is set to be filled by Flyquest midlaner Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage.

It appears the organization will not settle with a single change and is reportedly set to sign Huni and is in talks with Worlds finalist SwordArt.

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TSM are finalizing a buyout for Huni from Evil Geniuses

TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for 2021 season

According to a report from Jacob Wolf, TSM is finalizing a buyout from Evil Geniuses for domestic toplaner Huni.

Huni will replace toplaner Sergen ‘Broken Blade’ Celik, who is rumored to be heading to the LEC to join Schalke 04. Huni’s value as an LCS toplaner has risen significantly this year as he now acquired NA residency. By signing Huni, TSM opens up a second import slot for another position.

According to a report by Pablo Suarez or ‘BloopGG’, TSM is attempting to acquire support SwordArt for their second import slot.

If the signing is secured, SwordArt will replace Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang as TSM’s support.

It is worth noting that the SwordArt move is not guaranteed. As Jacob Wolf states, there are a number of hurdles that need to be navigated by TSM including immigration policy and payments.

Overall, it’s clear TSM is making significant changes in the offseason to secure a team that can achieve both domestic and international success. With a fully revamped roster, it’ll be exciting to see what the team can achieve in the 2021 season.