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Rekkles explains why G2 Caps is a “scarier” ADC than Perkz

Published: 11/Jun/2020 14:37 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 1:25

by Daniel Cleary

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Fnatic League of Legends star Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson has explained why he was more afraid of playing against G2 Esports’ Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther in the bot lane over Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic.

Rekkles has been one of the top European League of Legends players for many years and has achieved impressive results, both regionally and internationally, during his time on Fnatic.

However, Fnatic’s LEC rivals G2 Esports have been surprisingly dominant in recent splits, almost pulling off a flawless year in 2019, even with Caps and Perkz making some bizarre role swaps during their time together.

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Caps left Fnatic to join G2 Esports ahead of the LEC’s 2019 Spring Split.

While Caps and Perkz both came up in the pro scene as mid laners, they have now shared time in the ADC role after deciding they would have more of a chance at international success when teaming together.

During the latest episode of the FnaticLive broadcast, Rekkles shared his thoughts on G2 Esports’ role swaps and compared the strengths of their different formations as a 5-man roster.

“Caps and Perkz are very different players so it’s hard to say which is the best roster,” he explained, “I feel like it’s going to depend on meta, it’s going to depend on how they are on the day.”

He continued, explaining that he thought his former teammate, Caps, was the “scarier” bot laner, despite the perception among fans that Perkz was better suited to the role.

“Everyone knows Caps has his days,” Rekkles added, “I’m going to be honest here, as of late I’ve felt like Caps is just a better player than Perkz. So it’s a bit scarier to play against Caps in the bot lane.”

Although Rekkles claimed that Caps is the better opponent, he shared that he is unsure what formation works best for the G2 Esports line-up as a whole.

“But at the same time, Mid is a stronger role than AD Carry. So maybe it is scarier as a team to play against Caps in the mid lane, I’m not really sure.”

Despite Rekkles giving Caps praise for his skills in the bot lane, it has been revealed that the former Fnatic mid-laner was much more comfortable in his traditional role, and as a result, Perkz will be acting as G2’s starting ADC for the LEC Summer Split once again.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.