Perkz Supposedly Leaving G2 Esports in 2021, Looking for a New Team
There’s a big rumor circling online that Luka “Perkz” Perković is supposedly looking for a new team. If that does end up being the case, it’ll truly mark the end of an era. The sheer notion of Perkz leaving G2 Esports simply boggles the mind — after all, it’s the only team he’s ever played for (other than a three-month-long stint with Millenium).
From June 2015 up until today, he’s been G2’s most prized performer and has been integral in their success over the years. Known for his exceptional laning and team fighting, Perkz will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the best mid-laners to ever step foot on stage. While most pundits will give the edge to Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Perkz was always the more consistent player. He’s also prone to playing his best when things go down to the wire, as evidenced by his now historic LeBlanc performance against Royal Never Give Up in 2018. You can always count on Perkz to do the right thing, create a lead for himself, and eventually push his team over the finish line.
And, frankly, the fact that he found so much success as an AD carry — even in his first year as a marksman — is a true testament to his inherent talent, work ethic, and readiness to take a backseat for the “greater good.”
The world is eagerly awaiting his next move, and there’s a very good reason why that’s the case.
Why the Change?
Perkz is synonymous with G2 Esports, but he’s also well aware that as a five-man unit — despite being so bafflingly dominant — they won’t be able to break through and win Worlds. They tried twice and failed on both occasions. He’s also mentioned that he doesn’t enjoy playing AD carries and that he’d love to switch back to mid sooner rather than later. Seeing how Caps is the slightly more impactful performer, it stands to reason that he’d be the one player G2 would try to keep, despite Perkz’s long-standing ties with the organization.
That’s the kind of problem you find yourself in when you have the best and second-best mid laner in Western history. It’s a good problem to have, of course, but sooner or later you’ll have to do something about it. Both Caps and Perkz deserve success and they know they’ve hit a ceiling as a five-man unit with G2 Esports. A change in scenery can often put things into motion and after five years under the G2 banner, it makes sense that Perkz would potentially look for a fresh start.
There’s still no telling where he’d go, but supposedly multiple top-tier organizations are interested in signing the Croatian mid lane legend, including Fnatic. And of course, if he’s game, a highly-coveted spot just opened up across the Atlantic. If there’s one player who has the skills to do it justice, it has to be Perkz.
Of course, this is still an unverified rumor, and we’ll have to wait until mid-November for any potential confirmation on Perkz leaving G2 Esports. In other words, take everything you read with a grain of salt. Still, the sheer potential of Perkz switching teams is insanely exciting and we cannot wait for this situation to further develop.