Perkz responds to rumors he’s leaving G2 Esports for 2021 Spring Split

Daniel Cleary
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League of Legends star Luca ‘Perkz’ Perkovic has responded to reports claiming that he would be leaving G2 Esports and returning to the mid lane position ahead of the LEC’s 2021 Spring Split.

After spending nearly six years as the face of G2 Esports’ LEC roster, Perkz was finally expected to move to another League of Legends organization during the 2021 preseason, after League insider LEC Wooloo reported the potential roster change on October 28.

Perkz has had one of the most successful runs with the G2 Esports team, picking up eight regional titles, having multiple Worlds playoffs appearances, and even winning the Mid-Season Invitational over Team Liquid in 2019.

Perkz and caps at msi 2019
Perkz has been quite successful under the G2 Esports brand, winning LoL events such as MSI 2019.

While it is unclear what team the star player was expected to play for, Wooloo claimed that multiple sources had revealed Perkz’ intention to return to his former role as a mid lane, after initially switching to ADC to accommodate Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther.

“Both options of Perkz or Caps filling the spot for G2 have been considered, but Perkz will be the one leaving the roster in the end,” Wooloo claimed.

Perkz was apparently yet to decide on a team for the upcoming season, but the report added that there was a possibility of him “playing abroad on loan or after a huge buyout,” leaving room for a potential move to an LCS team as well.

perkz in g2 jersey
Perkz has been the face of G2 Esports over the last five years.

G2 Perkz responds to roster change rumors

Not long after the report was shared, Perkz responded to the speculation and reminded fans that “rumors are often false,” suggesting that he could be staying with G2 for the next season.

As always, the Croatian star made light of the situation and questioned how much LCS teams would be willing to pay if a “9-star general” was available on the market.

With LEC team Fnatic also rumored to be rebuilding their roster, a switch to his European rivals was also said to be on the cards ahead of Season 11.

However, it is worth noting that no roster moves can be made official until the start of the League of Legends transfer period and a lot can change between now and then.

As for G2 Esports, League fans had already begun to speculate who could have taken Perkz’ spot in the LEC Spring Split, with ADCs like Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp rumored to be a contender for the spot.

But for now, Perkz and G2 Esports’ fans will just have to wait until November 26 to find out if he will actually leave and just where he could be headed next.

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