League of Legends

Caps, G2 Esports Agree to One-Year Contract Extension

Rasmus "Caps" Winther has signed a one-year contract extension to remain the mid laner for G2 Esports League of Legends until Nov. 20, 2023.
Rasmus "Caps" Winther has signed a one-year contract extension to remain the mid laner for G2 Esports League of Legends until Nov. 20, 2023. / Photo courtesy of Michal Konkol/Riot Games

G2 Esports League of Legends mid laner Rasmus "Caps" Winther has signed a one-year contract extension, as first reported by Dot Esports Thursday.

According to Riot Games’ Global Contract Database, the extension will take Caps and G2 through the end of the 2023 season, giving the team some stability in the midst of a run in which they did not qualify for the League of Legends World Championship for the first time in six years.

A two-time LEC MVP, one-time Mid-Season Invitational MVP and six-time European All-Pro player, Caps will be continuing his current partnership that first began when he moved over from Fnatic in November 2018.

In the summer of 2020, G2 signed Caps and their entire League of Legends roster to extensions that would see them remain under contract with the team through the 2022 season. The new deal now aligns Caps with the contract timeline of G2 star bot lander Martin "Rekkles" Larsson.

After a multi-million dollar blockbuster buyout deal that dealt longtime mid/bot lanerLuka "Perkz" Perković to Cloud9 in November 2020, G2 signed Rekkles, too, away from Fnatic.

A season filled once again with high expectations, G2 ultimately had their year cut short abruptly in the 2021 Summer Split playoffs, falling in the upper bracket to Mad Lions 3-1 before losing to Fnatic in a five-game series.

For now, the G2 League of Legends roster remains:

  • Martin "Wunder" Hansen
  • Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski
  • Rasmus "Caps" Winther
  • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson
  • Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle
  • Kristoffer "P1noy" Pedersen (Sub)
  • Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann (Head Coach)