A woman from the UK has become a hit with the League of Legends esports community due to constantly being mistaken on the platform as one of the scene’s biggest stars – and is now an avid fan.
Emily Perkins from Leicester (@Perkz on Twitter) became a viral hit during the LCS Lock In Final after being repeatedly tagged instead of Cloud9’s big-money midlaner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic. After tweeting out that she is “just a woman in Leicester” and not the Croatian League of Legends star, the LoL community began sharing her tweets on social media to the extent that she was shouted out on the official broadcast of the Lock In Final between Cloud9 and Team Liquid.
As Perkins began to rise to LoL stardom, she even tuned in to the final, cheering on her new “adopted family” of Cloud9. The teacher also says that she will have “big kudos” with her physics students for becoming an overnight League of Legends sensation.
While Perkins’ ties to Cloud9 with her Perkz Twitter handle were obvious, it later transpired that one of Perkins’ three guinea pigs even shares a name with another Cloud9 player – toplaner Ibrahim ‘Fudge’ Allami. You can’t write this stuff.
— Christian Rivera (@IWDominateLoL) January 31, 2021
While the interactions between Perkins, the Cloud9 Twitter account, and the rest of the LoL community were wholesome on their own, the community went even further and began donating to her 3,500km charity exercise bike ride, with the likes of streamer Christian ‘IWillDominate’ Rivera giving $575 to her cause.
— Emily Perkins (@Perkz) February 1, 2021
While Cloud9 and (the actual) Perkz fell to Team Liquid in the Lock In Final, it’s safe to say that the organisation’s new fan stole the headlines rather than its unfortunate defeat.