Original article by: One Esports
Watch out, Worlds 2021 — G2 Rekkles is here.
G2 Esports has finally confirmed that it has signed former Fnatic superstar Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. G2 made the announcement after parting ways with its Croatian bot laner Luka “Perkz” Perković.
“Maybe you thought I’d stay in Fnatic forever,” said Rekkles in G2’s roster announcement. “But I’m ready for a new challenge and grateful for everything you’ve given me. I promised I would win Worlds. And I will.”
Everyone was shocked at the bold decision that Rekkles made, especially since he has been playing for Fnatic since 2012. G2 Esports themselves still find it odd to type in “G2 Rekkles” in their posts.
G2 Rekkles.— G2 Esports (@G2esports) November 22, 2020
Still feels weird typing it
His former teammates top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau and his bot lane duo partner Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov both wished him the best in his decision to join G2. Bwipo in particular is thrilled to play against Rekkles now that he’s playing for a different team.
With that all said and done, G2 Rekkles is something I'm excited to play against. I've only ever had the chance to appreciate his gameplay from one perspective. Now I will have the chance to see it from another.— Bwipo (@Bwipo) November 20, 2020
All the best to Rekkles and G2, it'll be a banger of a year.
And I will pic.twitter.com/8Dw2bTe5UC— Martin Larsson (@RekklesLoL) November 20, 2020
One of Rekkles’ senior teammates, Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, even got emotional as he was watching the first few minutes of Fnatic’s tribute video to their star bot laner.
the beginning of the Rekkles Farewell video made me teared up a little— Paul Boyer (@sOAZ) November 20, 2020
On the lighter side of things, G2’s jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski welcomed Rekkles by addressing him as “the most attractive botlane in the world” together with support player Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle.
With addition of Rekkles we definetely have the most attractive botlane in the world. Imagine what can I do with two handsome boys like that 😊— Marcin Jankowski (@G2Jankos) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, miraculous LEC team Schalke 04 is quite excited to play against G2 Rekkles this coming 2021 season.
Last time someone tried to build a European superteam by getting Rekkles, they imploded so fast we ended up buying their #LEC slot.— Schalke 04 Esports (@S04Esports) November 20, 2020
We're excited to compete against @G2esports in the upcoming season! #S04WIN
With the addition of Rekkles to G2 Esports, parody Twitter account DeficioEgo has noticed that this off-season shuffle might be the spiciest that LoL Esports has ever experienced after the retirement of Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg to become a coach and the transfer of Perkz to the LCS to join Cloud9.
Perkz doesn’t play for G2— DeficioEgo (@DeficioEgo) November 18, 2020
Bjergsen doesn’t play for TSM
Rekkles doesn’t play for Fnatic
this can only happen in 2020
Memes aside, El Zanate created this beautiful fan art to commemorate and welcome Rekkles to the G2 Army.
Rekkles will be G2 Esports’ bot laner starting Season 11 next year. He is under contract with G2 for three years according to ocelote.
A dream come true pic.twitter.com/Ay7NOSkiSK— G2 Esports (@G2esports) November 20, 2020