Luka “Perkz” Perković is officially joining Cloud9, leaving his five-year legacy behind with G2 Esports. The announcement marks his second comeback to the mid lane and the beginning of his North American journey. In the welcome video released by C9 earlier Friday, Perkz vowed to take the NA region to a level higher than ever before.
Spending most of his competitive career in G2 from 2015 to 2020, Perkz's legacy has become synonymous with G2 Esports' history itself. From an outstanding rookie to Worlds constant contender, Perkz has been the frontman of numerous iterations of G2 rosters due to his mechanical skill, tactical knowledge, leadership, and dedication.
G2 Esports Superstar Perkz Joins Cloud9
Perkz has been a critical pillar to G2's success in bringing home eight EU LCS and LEC titles, a Mid-Season Invitation title, and Worlds qualification. He previously was awarded Rookie of the Split, LEC 1st All-Pro Team, and MVP at the IEM Season XI - World Championship. Perkz has led G2 to Worlds semifinals in 2018 and 2020, and finals in 2019. In a statement released by Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez, G2's CEO, he described Perkz as "is a living legend. Godspeed, King. G2 is your home, anytime."
Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO, welcomes Perkz into the team
with a statement.
- “Bjergsen retiring from competitive play left the LCS with a massive vacuum that couldn’t be filled by just any player. With the arrival of Perkz, that vacuum is not only filled but we’re also gaining a player who will be the driving force in guiding the LCS to international competitiveness. Perkz is not coming to NA to retire and collect a huge paycheck. He is here to dominate both inside and outside our region.”
With the addition to Perkz, Cloud9's roster for 2021 is as follow:
• Top lane : Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami
• Jungle : Robert "Blaber" Huang
• Mid lane : Luka “Perkz” Perković
• Bot lane : Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen
• Support : Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme
Also officially announced on Friday: the AD Carry spot left by Perkz in G2 is filled by Fnatic long-time superstar Martin "Rekkles" Larsson. LCS and LEC fans surely cannot wait for an exciting 2021 League of Legends season.