The introduction trailer is goosebumps right into our veins.
It was the worst-kept secret in esports and it still feels surreal that it actually happened. Martin "Rekkles" Larsson has joined G2 Esports.
With the announcement of Rekkles, G2 found themselves in an unusually serious framing that induced goosebumps in us, overall aligned with the general story and surrounding narrative of the Swede whose story had been one of grit and determination. Despite only being 24 years old, Rekkles has a career to look back to that almost spans the entire timeframe of League of Legends as an esport.
During his professional career, he stayed for the majority of it on G2 rival Fnatic, though had notable seasons in SK Gaming, Copenhagen Wolves, and Alliance. Since 2015, he has been a stable part of the Fnatic roster and a divorce between the two parties seemed unimaginable, especially towards the direct arch-enemy G2 Esports. Over his career, Rekkles has won six domestic titles in the European region and has been able to compete at the top level with a second-place at the World Championship in 2018.
G2 Esports has been the most successful LEC team of the last several splits, having won three in a row at this point. The team has also been able to repeatedly go far during the last three League of Legends World Championships, finishing 3rd-4th twice and going to the Grand Finals against FPX in 2019. Rekkles has big shoes to fill as the AD Carry for G2, slotting in the position that had been left vacant by Luka "Perkz" PerkoviÄ, who had expressed the desire to play in the mid-lane again and is projected to join Cloud9 in the next couple of days.
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