There are certain names in esports that every fan knows: Rekkles, Faker, Rookie, Uzi, Caps. As sometimes tends to happen, these monikers can be shared with people completely oblivious to competitive gaming.
One of these cases has been that of Luka "Perkz" Perković, the MSI champion and current mid laner of Cloud9.
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Just imagine, what if there was another Perkz? A Perkz away from the world of League of Legends? Introducing Emily Perkins, self-proclaimed Guinea pig lover from Leicester, England, is known by her friends on social media as, you guessed it, Perkz.
@Cloud9 pic.twitter.com/3gH2kOZLIg— Emily Perkins (@Perkz) February 1, 2021
Naturally, Emily being the owner of the @Perkz Twitter account caused great confusion among fans and herself.
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Upon noticing this situation, C9 contacted Emily, showing their appreciation for her guinea pig and even tagging her in several supportive tweets as well as donating to her fundraiser, which can be seen on Emily's Twitter account.
@Perkz We couldn't win for you 😭— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) February 1, 2021
Team Liquid and Cloud9 began to follow her on Twitter, with the ordeal culminating with a special mention during the LCS Lock In finals broadcast between both teams.
Welcome to the #C9Fam, @Perkz! 💙 pic.twitter.com/u6Ram1oiOL— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) February 1, 2021
Emily joined in on the fun, as she cheekily changed her account's description, which now shows some of the legendary European player’s accomplishments.
And just like that, a person until now had no interest in esports has become welcomed into the Cloud9 family as both a new fan and a new friend.