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Perkz explains why he doesn’t want anyone hyping up G2 Esports at Worlds

Published: 31/Oct/2019 4:31 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 5:26

by Isaac McIntyre

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Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković and G2 Esports may have the European crowd behind them as they march into the 2019 World Championship semifinals, but the LEC star has explained why the fans hyping his team up could cost them the knockout match.

Perkz has asked the crowds not to cheer for them at the Palacio Vistalegre this weekend, which is an interesting request to make considering home-crowd advantage could be the difference between G2 making their first-ever Worlds grand final, and falling to the near-unstoppable juggernaut that is Lee ‘Faker‘ Sang-hyeok and his three championship titles.

Regardless, it’s one the Croatian bot laner has made as Europe’s last hope barrels towards a semi-final showdown with SK Telecom T1 this weekend, and he’s admitted it’s mainly because G2’s eclectic roster just gets “way too hype” when they can hear the cheering crowds.

Colin Young-Wolf for Riot GamesPerkz has admitted G2 gets “too hype” when the crowd is behind them.

“I told the team before the game (against DAMWON Gaming) that we should get hype, but not too much, because when you guys hype us up we get too hype and then we make bad plays, so don’t hype us up too much,” Perkz said after G2’s 3-1 victory in the quarterfinals.

“Europe’s crowd is pretty awesome, you guys are excellent… when we hear a scream in-game it feels really nice. Just maybe after the games, you can do it, scream as loud as you can.

Despite loving the support he and his team have been receiving across the group stage in Berlin, and now in the playoffs in Madrid, Perkz joked that any in-game mistakes G2 have made at the tournament so far have been the loud crowd’s fault.


“During the games, the truth is the only reason we do mistakes is because you guys hype us up too much, so then we make mistakes,” he laughed, before getting serious. “I love you guys, thank you for cheering for us. Next week, cheer for us again, and at the final.”

Of course, G2 has been giving European fans and the entire Worlds crowd reasons to cheer as they battle their way through Riot’s massive year-end tournament. As defending MSI champions, the LEC first-seed is currently seen as one of the event favorites.


It’s a completely different feeling surrounding G2 compared to the 2018 championship as well. The European squad may have made it just as far as this year, defeating Royal Never Give Up 3-2 to earn a semi-final berth, but Perkz feels this time around is different.

Colin Young-Wolf for Riot GamesG2’s bot laner believes his team can claim the world championship in Paris.

“Last year we were kind of over-achieving because of how hard we worked during the year,” the G2 captain explained, and considering this year they come in with international silverware and two LEC titles, compared to missing MSI completely and losing both domestic grand finals to Fnatic in 2018, it certainly looks different for the roster on paper.

“This year it’s our goal to win Worlds, and we’re trying our hardest. We’re just taking it step by step, and every one of those steps is just another challenge to overcome… everybody writing us off was just fine, purely because I was sure we were going to win, no matter what.”

Now that next challenge — the last before G2 potentially step into a Worlds decider in Paris on November 10 — is against Faker, who has finally accepted his spot among the greatest League of Legends players in the world, and the Korean champions.


“We’re looking forward to facing SKT in the semifinals for the rematch, I’m really hype,” he said, before adding a cheeky final barb about Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther aimed at SKT’s mid lane megastar. “I think Faker should be scared, because Claps is coming.”

Colin Young-Wolf for Riot GamesPerkz has said Caps will ‘clap’ Faker when they meet in the semifinals this weekend.

SKT faces G2 at 12pm CET on Sunday, November 3. Meanwhile, on the other side of the semifinal bracket, defending champions Invictus Gaming are set to face FunPlus Phoenix in a battle brewing around jungle star Gao “Tian” Tianliang on November 2.

Keep up with all the semifinal and grand final action in the League of Legends 2019 World Championship on Dexerto’s regularly updated World Championship hub.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: RNG and Team WE lead the pack

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:17 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 13:46

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 10 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • eStar dominates Rogue Warriors 2-0.
  • Top Esports finish up Jan 15 with a 2-0 win over Rare Atom.
  • Team WE and Royal Never Give Up top the standings.

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 2021 Spring Split: 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: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 schedule (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God vs eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming vs Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming v eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom vs BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports vs LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix vs Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors vs Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports vs Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 Royal Never Give Up 2-0 4-1
Team WE 2-0 4-1
3 FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 2-0
LNG Esports 1-0 2-0
5 Edward Gaming 1-0 2-1
6 eStar Gaming 1-1 3-2
Suning 1-1 3-2
8 Victory Five 1-1 3-3
9 Invictus Gaming 1-1 2-2
JD Gaming 1-1 2-2
11 Bilibili Gaming 1-1 2-3
12 Top Esports 1-2 3-4
13 Rogue Warriors 1-2 2-5
14 LGD Gaming 0-1 1-2
15 Rare Atom 0-1 0-2
ThunderTalk Gaming 0-1 0-2
 17 Oh My God 0-2 1-4

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod