Famed AD carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has joined G2 Esports ahead of the 2021 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) season.
G2 Esports announced the roster change today with a two-minute promotional video shared on Twitter.
A dream come true pic.twitter.com/Ay7NOSkiSK
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) November 20, 2020
During the video, Rekkles shared some insight into his reason for joining G2 Esports.
“My goal has always stayed the same: To stand on the biggest stage, at the biggest tournament lifting the biggest trophy,” Rekkles said.
“Maybe you thought I’d stay in FNATIC forever, 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.”
Rekkles leaves rival team Fnatic after almost eight years and 600 games with the renowned European organization.
Fnatic later addressed the announcement in a blog post on its official website:
“For transparency into the process, Martin had previously indicated his preference to stay and re-sign earlier this year, and after the largest offer Fnatic has ever made to a player – including a long-term plan for his future after his playing career – Martin has made the decision to move on.”
Rekkles will replace Luka “Perkz” Perković, who left G2 Esports to join Cloud9 in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) in North America. Rekkles will now pair with former teammate Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther who previously played together for two years at Fnatic.
Thank you for the good times, @RekklesLoL.
Once Fnatic, #ALWAYSFNATIC
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) November 20, 2020
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