After much speculation, G2 Esports has confirmed Luka “Perkz” Perkovic will not play for their League of Legends team next season.
The 22-year-old Croatian player has been with G2 Esports for five years, who have become widely recognised as the best League of Legends team in Europe.
During his time on the roster, G2 have won eight EU titles, MSI 2019 and also made the grand finals at the League of Legends World Championships in 2019.
Succinctly paying tribute to Perkz, G2 CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez said: “Luka is a living legend. Godspeed, King. G2 is your home, anytime.”
According to ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, it’s been rumoured G2 Esports and Cloud9 reached an agreement to send Perkz to the latter org for the 2021 season.
The buyout for Perkz’s contract reportedly sits at nearly $5 million. If Perkz does come aboard Cloud9 however, it’s unclear what position he’ll play - having played in mid lane throughout his career before Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther joined G2 in 2018.
Cloud9 has yet to make an official comment, although CEO Jack Etienne has posted a heavy indication on Twitter that the signing of Perkz has taken place.
It’s likely we’ll hear something soon however - considering League of Legends free agency officially opened on 16th November.
We will update this page if a statement from Cloud9 or Perkz is released.