Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, the new G2 Esports bot laner, dominated with some impressive numbers in the first week of the 2021 LEC Spring Split.
Rekkles is already showing promising signs that he was the perfect man to replace Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković after just three games with G2.
In the 2021 LEC season, not only was Rekkles a big part of G2’s first three wins, he also managed to knock every opponent out. After dying only once, Rekkles ended the first week with 47 KDA over three games.
If the astonishing KDA wasn’t enough, Rekkles is also the player with the most kills in the LEC at present, sitting at 25 in total. And the highest damage per minute, and the second highest CS per minute in the league
Everyone already knew that Rekkles was a world class player, but experts and fans still had to talk about his performance at G2. It’s pretty unusual for a new player on a team to be able to do this well right off the bat, but Rekkles has shown it’s more than possible.
G2 go 3-0 in first LEC week – Rekkles
It was definitely strong, looking at the overall team performance of G2 during the first week of the LEC. Here and there, G2 had some setbacks, but nothing unusual. G2 is known for its chaotic style of play that sometimes may seem a bit shaky, but the team actually has everything under control.
There were still a lot of things G2 could have done better, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of coming back after a break with this pace of play. G2 continues to top the LEC charts and is now heading undefeated into the second week.
The most important note of the week, since he is the new guy, is Rekkles’ performance. The rest of the squad have played together for a few seasons and when it matters most, they will look to peak in performance.
G2 has taken down MAD Lions, SK Gaming, and Excel Esports this week, all of which are rivals that G2 should be able to beat on any given day. G2 has yet to face one of the favorites in the preseason to challenge them for the trophy, so there are still some questions left.
The biggest challenger to G2 so far seems to be Rogue, who also finished with a 3-0 record in the first week. Rogue, as well as beating Fnatic, also took down Excel Esports and SK Gaming. Rogue looks like the only team that can go head on with G2 as of right now.
Until February 12, G2 and Rogue will not clash, so fans will have to wait a while longer.