ESPN interviewed G2 Esports CEO and founder Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez who confirmed the decision to bring Perkz back to mid.
Perkz initially took over the ADC role for the team following the addition of Caps from Fnatic. In year that followed, G2 were able to dominate the LEC and stun Team Liquid in the grand final to win the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, defeating the legendary SK Telecom T1 along the way.
G2 went on to repeat that feat at the 2019 World Championship, with Caps outplaying Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok in the mid lane in the semifinal, before a disappointing defeat at the hands of FunPlus Phoenix in the grand final in Paris.
If the move is unsuccessful, G2 will seek to swap once again, allowing Caps back into mid and reuniting Perkz with support Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle.
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While initial posts from the G2 social media were questioned due to the organisation's history for 'memes' and 'trolling' their followers, eagle-eyed fans noticed the players were practising with Caps in the ADC role and Perkz streaming numerous games in mid.
G2 did not elect to make any changes to their starting roster during the offseason, instead retaining all of their players and bringing in new substitutes following the departure of previous subs Mikael "promisq" Abrahamsson and Simon "Thebaus" Hofverberg.
The popularity of promisq meant the loss triggered a significant social media outpouring for the MSI winner who did not play a single match during the event.