G2 Esports is already playing mind games ahead of the next season of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) by suggesting Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther and Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković will swap positions.
Fans have been speculating for a while now that Perkz wants to return to the mid lane as the Croatian has been mostly playing his former role in online games. However, Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski has revealed on his stream that Caps is the main motivator behind the change. The Polish jungler says Caps wants to move to the bot lane in order to take down former teammate Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson.
It was Fnatic who gave Caps his debut in a major league and was where he managed to reach a League of Legends Worlds final for the first time. But the following season Caps shocked the world when he joined Fnatic’s European rivals, G2. Caps has already defeated Fnatic a few times since making the switch, helping G2 win the LoL European Championship Summer Split final in a scintillating five-game series.
But apparently, that wasn’t enough as Jankos claims Caps wants to overcome Rekkles once again but this time, in the Swede’s own lane. It’s hard to tell whether G2 is actually serious about this change or if it is just an offseason troll but Caps is clearly confident, taking to Twitter to say: “Hope the bot lanes of the world are ready to get clapped.”
Caps did play bot lane once last season last season during an end of the Summer Split clash with Excel Esports in a match that the players call a ‘happy game’. The game didn’t have any impact on the final standings so Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle swapped to the mid lane, while Perkz moved to support, and Caps played a rather solid Draven game bot to earn his team the win.
Perkz’s move into the bot lane worked wonders for G2 last season as his ability to flex between marksman and mages gave the team an edge in best-of-five series. If G2 can somehow successfully manage to make its players confidently switch between roles, the squad might just be able to go one step further and lift the Summoner’s Cup next year.