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Perkz admits LEC roleswap with Caps was wrong move for G2 Esports

Published: 18/May/2020 3:52

by Isaac McIntyre

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G2 Esports superstar Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković has admitted he “always knew” his return to the mid lane in LEC 2020 Spring, and Caps’ swap in the other direction, was the wrong move for the 2019 League of Legends Worlds finalists, despite their championship success.

The saga surrounding G2’s carries has now stretched over multiple seasons. It first started in 2018, after the shock announcement Perkz would be moving to ADC to accommodate Caps’ defection from arch-rivals Fnatic.

After a year that saw G2 score two LEC titles, an MSI trophy, and a Worlds final appearance, the duo declared they would switch again. Now, as they make their third swap, Perkz admits his mid return was probably never going to stick.

“Rasmus didn’t like the bot lane as much as I did, he didn’t enjoy playing it. The reason he wanted to play bot lane in the first place is because he thought I was unhappy,” the G2 Esports star said in an off-season interview with Korizon.

Perkz added he “was kind of always aware” Caps would struggle to enjoy playing as the G2 ADC in Spring. That’s why they’ve reversed the swap for Summer. “I think it’s best for our team for me to take that role, and he can play mid,” he added.

G2 Esports superstars Perkz and Caps have become one of the most feared carry duos in League of Legends.
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G2 Esports superstars Perkz and Caps have become one of the most feared carry duos in League of Legends.

That’s not to say G2 didn’t benefit from the swap. On paper, at least, the star-studded lineup clinched another championship after a 3–0 victory over favorites Fnatic. The roster also had a chance to “fix some flaws,” Perkz explained.

“[The swap] was still good for us. Changing gave us a ‘fresh start’ after the Worlds final (G2 were run over by FunPlus Phoenix in three). Some of our old problems got fixed because we had a lot of extra motivation because of the swap,” he said.

“We learned a lot more as a team. G2 is a better team now, we really had to focus on what we were doing right and wrong. When we started losing, we wouldn’t just be like ‘oh, we’re inting,’ we’d look at mistakes and learn from them.”

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Perkz, now returned to the bot lane where he had his most successful year yet, has his eyes fixed on the tournaments ahead. He’s going to take them “slow,” he said. He wants the whole G2 lineup to “live in the moment.”

“We probably trolled too much last Summer. I feel like we play much better League of Legends now,” he said. “We’re taking it step by step from now on, and enjoying what we’re doing. In the end, that will give us better results than ever before.”

G2 is set to return to the Rift on June 12 when they face MAD Lions in the LEC season opener. The defending champions are also expected to play Origen and Team Vitality in the European league’s bumper opening gameday.

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How to watch LPL Spring Split: Stream, standings & schedule

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:23

by Lauren Bergin

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China has one of League of Legends’ most competitive esports scenes. Our LPL hub has everything you need to know, from the streams and schedule to the current scores and standings.


  • The LPL Spring Split group stage will run from January 9 to March 28.
  •  ¥ 4,200,000/$649,425 Prize Pool.
  • RNG and Team WE currently tied for first.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Standings

The current standings for the LPL are:

Placement Team
1 Royal Never Give Up
1 Team WE
3 FunPlus Phoenix
3 LNG Esports
5 EDward Gaming
6 eStar Gaming
6 Suning
8 Invictus Gaming
9 JD Gaming
10 Bilibili Gaming
11 Top Esports
12 Rogue Warriors
13 LGD Gaming
14 Victory Five
15 Rare Atom
 15  TT Gaming
 17  Oh My God

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule

The LPL hosts 2 games every day so that fans can get in on all the action. The games begin at 1AM PST/ 4AM EST/ 9AM GMT/ 10 AM CEST.