According to a report by Dot Esports, Superstar European AD Carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson will not be playing for G2 Esports next year. The report stated the reason for the release as G2 Esports not qualifying for the world championship for the first time since they joined the LEC.
Sources: G2 Esports AD carry Rekkles will not return to the League of Legends team next year.
— Dot Esports (@DotEsports) September 28, 2021
Rekkles leaving G2 Esports?
The last summer split of the LEC did not go well for G2 Esports. The European powerhouse lost in the second round of the LEC playoffs, losing a best-of-five to their in-region rivals Team Fnatic. The loss also came after Rekkles’ controversial decision to leave Team Fnatic at the conclusion of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. Team Fnatic had lost the last three splits in the grand finals against G2 Esports. Despite Team Fnatic pushing Top Esports to a five-game series in the quarterfinals in 2020, it was not enough for Team Fnatic to retain Rekkles.
According to the report, G2 Esports are now in the process of selling Rekkles’ contract to several teams and have informed the team members of his imminent departure. The report states that Team Vitality have expressed interest in the superstar ADC but G2 Esports was not open to negotiations at the time.
According to another report by Dot Esports, G2 are holding ADC tryouts to find a new carry for their upcoming season. However, Rekkles might not be the only team member from G2 out next year.
The disappointing season has also affected the entire G2 Esports League of Legends team, as Dot Esports has reported that top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen, support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle and Head Coach Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann are also set to leave the team. G2 are expected to rebuild around superstar mid-laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther and jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski