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G2 Esports takes full advantage of the meta in dominant start to LEC

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G2 Esports built an immense amount of hype when signing Rasmus "Caps" Winther to the Mid Lane, but Luka "Perkz" Perković's move to AD Carry has been a subject of scrutiny the entire off-season.

Here's Perkz' statline 2 games into the 2019 LEC Spring Split:

▲ stats courtesy of gamepedia

 

The sample size is small, but Perkz' week 1 performance highlight the conditions that make G2's superteam possible. Wizard Bot Lanes have never been more prevalent and viable, and Perkz has been playing mages for years as a Mid Laner.

In addition, during the viability of funnel compositions in the 2018 EU LCS Summer Split, Perkz was a top 10 player in the World when funneled on Kai'Sa. In addition, caster AD Carries like Lucian and Ezreal are S tier picks in the Bot Lane meta, which are far easier for Mid Laners to adjust to when compared to an auto-attack-based hypercarry.

▲ photo: LoL Esports 


Legacy G2 fans may also remember Perkz being up to snuff on Corki in his rookie split. However, it's not just Perkz showcasing flexibility. The entire G2 squad was surprisingly in-sync for a first-week performance. Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski continued his diversification of Jungle stylings, opting for a farm-heavy Karthus in both of G2's games. Perkz' magic damage dealers freed up Caps to do serious damage on AD Mid Laners.

Martin "Wunder" Hansen and Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle bookended the trio of stars dependably in both matches. Wunder was proficient on both Urgot and Akali. Mikyx showcased impressive synergy with Perkz and excellent playmaking on Rakan and Alistar. 

G2's Match of the Week against Origen was close throughout the early and mid game, but but the immense poke of Zoe, Jayce, and Urgot alley-oop'd several slam dunks from Jankos' Requiem. Schalke 04 did not fair as well, and lost before the 24 minute mark with a winning draft. 

G2's mechanical talent is undeniably immense, but two games in, the synergy amongst its players exceeded all expectations. A small sample size should be taken with a grain of salt, but so far, the villians of Europe are living up to the hype. 

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