Caps Extends His Contract With G2 For One More Year

by in League of Legends | Sep, 7th 2021

G2 fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief: Rasmus “Caps” Winther has decided to extend his contract for (at least) one more year, which means he’ll compete under G2’s banner throughout 2022 as well. Now, depending on your allegiance and point of view, this is either a spectacular bit of news or somewhat of a letdown.

It’s no secret that Caps is an absolute phenom and undoubtedly the most talented mid laner in Western history. The things he has accomplished throughout his career are absolutely astounding. Then again, he hasn’t been able to reach those highs ever since Luka “Perkz” Perković left for North America. In fact, he’s been a shadow of his former self, with infrequent bursts of brilliance interspersed between long stretches of absolute mediocrity.

Highs and Lows

He’s still spectacular, there’s no doubt about it, but we’ve been seeing fewer and fewer of those jaw-dropping, game-deciding plays. It doesn’t matter if his [email protected] isn’t the highest or if his damage numbers aren’t all that imposing: what matters is the ability to clutch things out — and that is precisely what Caps has lacked over the last few splits.

Despite a rough season, Caps remains a core part of the G2 line-up. (credit Liquidpedia)

And it’s a strange sight, no doubt. We’re all so used to seeing him run circles around his opposition that whenever he struggles (or is mediocre) we tend to watch in shock. Plus, he had set the bar as high as possible back when he first broke onto the scene, so we have been spoiled years ago.

Caps’ laning is as revered as ever, but other aspects of his play definitely leave a lot to be desired: he’s tenth in Kill Participation, second-worst in Kill Share, seventh in Damage Per Minute, tenth in Damage Percentage, and so on. It goes without saying, but that’s not the kind of stat line you’d expect from the most accomplished mid laner in Western history.

So, frankly, no one should be all too surprised that there’s a solid number of people online who aren’t all that elated that Caps has decided to extend his contract with G2.

A Most Uncertain Future

We’re still unsure of what went wrong with G2 in 2021, and whether this really is the beginning of the end. They had the best, most talented and experienced team in the LEC and yet it didn’t matter. Was it complacency? The lack of motivation and drive? Is this a sign of the things to come, the fact that a changing of the guard is occurring in front of our very eyes?

It’s still too early to answer any of these questions. What’ll happen and whether G2 will once again reclaim their throne still remains to be seen, but the odds aren’t exactly on their side — for the first time in what feels like an eternity.


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