The 2020 League of Legends World Championship has finally come to a close and off-season rumors are starting to heat up. Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny discuss what could be next for G2 Esports star Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic amid speculation of a move to the LCS, in Dexerto’s Worlds 2020 review.
Over the last three years, G2 Esports has had consistent performances on the international stage, appearing in two Worlds semi-finals and even making one grand finals appearance vs FPX after winning MSI in 2019.
However, following their defeat to World Champions Damwon Gaming in the 2020 semi-finals, rumors have started to circulate about the European roster, and there have been reports about Perkz potentially returning to the mid lane to compete for Fnatic or a North American team.
Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that, with Caps remaining as G2’s mid-laner, Perkz would not have the same chance at glory that he had prior to switching roles and forming the superteam in 2019.
— DEXERTO.COM (@Dexerto) November 4, 2020
Should Perkz move to an LCS team?
“If Caps stays on G2, he has to leave,” Amazing explained. “Otherwise, he will forever be in the shadow of Caps, at least given the recent memory, and he will not be able to fulfill his own potential.”
He followed up by claiming Perkz might also play for longer if he was to return to the mid lane position, “I think one more year of playing on the AD Carry role, and he will retire afterwards, he wouldn’t want to play anymore. So I think for that reason he has to leave.”
When asked if Fnatic would be the best option for Perkz, Amazing added that a move to an LCS roster like TSM might give the Croatian star a better chance to shine, “He has to be the focal point of the team, he has to be the face of the team. So I think going to NA would actually be a better shot for him. Going to TSM now that Bjergsen has retired.”
Munchables also shared his thoughts on the rumored Fnatic move, highlighting that G2 Esports won’t want to face a Fnatic roster led by Perkz in the coming season and that a move to the LCS could be more likely than previously expected.
“I don’t see a universe where G2 gives away one of their star players to their ultimate rival, come on! There’s no way,” he revealed, before claiming G2’s Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriquez might play a part in where Perkz ends up.
“Of everything we know about Ocelote, he’s like the most competitive person on the planet,” Munchables explained. “There’s no way he would give away something so valuable to his biggest opponent and his biggest rival of all time.”
As of now, it remains unclear if Perkz has any intention of leaving the G2 Esports lineup in the 2020 season. But, with the LEC and LCS set to return in late January 2021 , we will likely have to wait a while to find out just what the European star will decide.