Caps Extends His Contract With G2 Esports Through 2025
Rasmus “Caps” Winther, arguably the best Western mid-laner of all time and a bonafide legend, has extended his contract with G2 Esports through 2025! Talk about a long-term commitment! The two parties could part ways before that point but given the amount of success they’ve found thus far — both regionally and internationally — we just don’t see it happening.
And, frankly, that’s probably for the best. Why fix something that isn’t broken? For instance, every time Martin “Rekkles” Larsson left Fnatic, his career took a turn for the worse; some pairings are simply built to last and are the foundation on which the LEC and its most prominent organizations have been built upon.
Moreover, Caps and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski are G2’s most recognizable players and are basically carrying the brand. These two became G2’s “poster children” the very moment Luka “Perkz” Perković parted ways with the organization. So it should come as no surprise that Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago would try to extend their contracts with G2 for as long as he can, as we see with the long-term contract extension for Caps.
And, well, they’re still some of the best players in the West and are more than capable of competing at the highest of levels, so it’s a win-win basically.
A Dynasty No More
G2’s unexpected fall from grace really took us all by surprise. We still don’t fully understand why exactly things went down the way they did, but there’s no use in talking about it now. Going forward, the former “Kings of Europe” will look a whole lot different and, frankly, we’re not entirely convinced they’ll be able to compete with the likes of Team Vitality and Fnatic. They have a shot, of course, but fans would be wise to temper their expectations as this is a significantly less powerful G2 than the ones in the past.
It’ll still be mighty successful, there’s no doubt about it, but hoisting the LEC trophy no longer seems possible. If things pan out well, they might be able to lock down a ticket to the World Championship, but it’s still way too early to talk about that.
In any case, having Caps and Jankos aboard, with help of these long-term contract extensions, will make G2 Esports competitive almost by default and if their newest allies can step up and deliver, we could be in for one heck of a ride come 2022!