Rekkles’ short stint at G2 Esports comes to an end.
Veteran player Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has joined the french side Karmine Corp after leaving LEC juggernauts G2 Esports. The 25 years old AD Carry had a rollercoaster of the season in G2 Esports, where he won the MVP in Spring but failed to win either split. In addition, for the first time in franchise history, G2 Esports did not qualify for Worlds.
G2 Esports experiment did not come to fruition
After crashing out in the semifinals of Worlds 2020, G2 Esports made some significant roster moves that took everyone by surprise. Star player Luka “Perkz” Perković left the team and joined LCS powerhouse Cloud9. However, G2 Esports recruited Rekkles from Fnatic in an attempt to create yet another super team.
Most Analysts and fans predicted G2 Esports to crush the domestic competition and make a strong statement on the international stage. As expected, the team was dominant throughout the Spring split but lost to Mad Lions in the finals, which denied them a spot at Mid-Season Invitational 2021.
Summer Split was rough for Rekkles as G2 Esports struggled to win matches. The team’s cohesion was off, and despite boasting individual talents, G2 Esports couldn’t seal the deal. The most decorated franchise in LEC history failed to qualify for Worlds after falling short to Mad Lions in the semifinals.
It’s safe to say that Rekkles’ coveted move to G2 Esports did not pan out well. Hence, the rumors of him leaving G2 Esports became rapid once Worlds 2021 ended. According to many, he was close to joining Vitality, but it has been confirmed that he will be playing with Karmine Corp in LFL this split.
The exact details of the deal are yet to be confirmed, but many believe it to be a multi-year deal. This will be one of the biggest acquisitions in LFL’s history and will definitely attract many new viewers to the league.