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

Published: 28/Oct/2020 11:46 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:30

by 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
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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
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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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G2, OG, Vitality winners at BLAST Premier Fall 2020: results & brackets

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:05 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 13:48

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 brackets

Group A

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group B

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group C

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule & scores

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi 2 – 0 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses 1 – 2 OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final Na’Vi 0 – 2 OG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 NiP 2 – 0 Evil Geniuses 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final Na’Vi 2 – 1 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final OG 2 – 1 Na’Vi 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality 2 – 1 Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG 2 – 1 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final Vitality 2-0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 Complexity 2-0 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final Complexity 0 – 2 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final Vitality 2 – 1 BIG 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA 0 – 2 G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final Astralis 2 – 1 G2 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 MIBR 2 – 1 FURIA 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final G2 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final Astralis 0 – 2 G2 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm