G2 Esports attempts to put Rekkles on loan but were prohibited by LEC rules, apply for rule change

Source: Michal Konkol/Riot Games

 

It has been just over a month since G2 Esports announced they were benching Martin "Rekkles" Larsson and putting up his contract for a potential buyout, but it seems that the team is having trouble moving the elite AD carry.

 

Rekkles was placed on buyout and benched alongside G2 Esports support Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle, top laner Martin "Wunder" Hansen, head coach Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann, and strategic coach Nelson Sng. 

 

As of now, GrabbZ is the only member of G2 Esports placed on buyout who has been confirmed in a parting of ways with the organization alongside head analyst Christopher "Duffman" Duff. 

 

Rekkles had a strong individual year for G2 Esports in 2021, punctuated by his Spring Split MVP award, but after missing Worlds 2021 for the first time since 2016 — and in G2's case, ever — it looks as though both player and organization are ready to move on from the opposing party. The perceived lack of interest in the acquisition of Rekkles could be due to the price of his buyout, which was made public by G2 owner, founder and CEO Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago.

 

 

At 1.5 million Euros, it's entirely possible that no team in the LEC or the LCS will want to spend the amount of money required to even court Rekkles this off-season, especially given the player's lack of success outside of his time with Fnatic. Rekkles' talent is not in question, but the price point may simply be too high to risk any potential intangible factors in the acquisition in the eyes of many major region organizations.

 

 

The most recent update on the current situation surrounding Rekkles and G2 Esports was also by ocelote via Twitter, stating that while loaning a player is impossible given the current LEC ruleset, G2 Esports had applied to change the rule in an effort to loan Rekkles anywhere at a double-reduced price with an option to purchase his contract after the first year. As of now, it does not look like G2 had success in changing this rule, and thus, Rekkles' future continues to remain unknown.

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