Rekkles Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Karmine Corp Next Year
The biggest twist of the off-season is here and, well, it’s so insane no one in their right mind could’ve predicted it: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has reportedly agreed to play for Karmine Corp, as per Esportsmaniacos.
If you just did a spit-take, know that you’re not the only one.
This is such a big shock that we’re still not sure how to feel about it, but we’re generally leaning towards the positive. We’re glad that Rekkles will have a new team to call home and that his buyout wasn’t an unassailable hurdle. On the other hand, seeing him compete in the LFL will be mighty strange for as long as it lasts. And, well, he’s the best Western marksman of all time — the fact that he’ll play in the ERLs makes no sense whatsoever.
Then again, Karmine Corp draws in more viewers and media attention than basically all LEC teams sans G2 and Fnatic. With Rekkles aboard, this will only further increase. In that sense, it could be a win-win situation for both parties: Rekkles gets to play on auto-pilot, earn for a living (not that he was strapped for cash), and stay in shape, whereas Karmine Corp get an absolute legend under their banner.
A Long-Term Deal
Interestingly enough, it’s a two-year deal which means that Rekkles will stay in the LFL for quite a while — unless he can find a new team to sign for further down the line. That feels almost inevitable, but it’s fair to say that there are never any guarantees.
Maybe it was just bad luck, or maybe Karmine Corp were the only ones willing to sign on the dotted line. Either way, it’s an indication that the status quo is changing, and that no one’s job is guaranteed.
This has been one of the craziest off-seasons in the history of competitive League and, frankly, we’ve only just begun!