The 2021 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Spring Split kicked off this weekend with G2 Esports and MAD Lions kicking things off.
The most anticipated performance of the season was the debut of former Fnatic star player and now G2 bot laner Martin “Rekkles” Larsson.
Rekkles took over from former G2 star, Luka “Perkz” Perković, after he said goodbye to the LEC and transferred to the LCS to play with Cloud9.
With Rekkles on the bot lane, G2 Esports was phenomenal during their first game against rookie team MAD Lions. The G2 bot laner produced a perfect, deathless KDA using Sivir and even pulled off this insane Mountain Drake steal.
Before signing with G2, the Rekkles-Hylissang bot lane duo was highly-praised by many but after seeing the Rekkles-Mikyx synergy this weekend, we’d have to say this pairing is insanely better.
Just take a look at this impressive three-man Pulverize from Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle’s Alistar, giving Rekkles a very easy double kill.
G2’s first match of the year ended in victory with dominating stats from Rekkles such as a 28.9% damage percentage and a 78.3% kill participation.
It has only been months since Mikyx and Rekkles started playing scrims together, but we can already tell that a great season lies ahead of them with their chemistry. During the first day of the Split, Mikyx carried Rekkles to victory and the latter repaid the former’s efforts on the second day with this incredible save.
Rekkles exhausted his Jhin’s ultimate ability and Heal spell just to sustain Mikyx’s Thresh. The clash ended with Rekkles putting down Erik “Treatz” Wessén’s Leona with a little bit of help from Mikyx’s Flay.
The result? Another deathless match from the Swedish sniper.
Of course with other reliable teammates like Martin “Wunder” Hansen, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, and Rasmus “Caps” Winther, G2 is already looking to be super stacked this season. G2 Esports ended their LEC opening week in a perfect 3-0 standing.
“We didn’t have the best early games, but in true G2 fashion I feel like we won anyways,” said Rekkles in an interview with Caps. There’s still certainly room for growth for this new G2 team composition, but for now, we’re giving Rekkles’ debut game a very high grade.
Rekkles G2 debut stats
Heroes played: Sivir, Jhin
Average KDA: 8.33/ 0.33/ 7.33
Average DPM: 583.33
Average CSM: 10.07
Overall grade: A
G2 Esports will be facing off Astralis and Schalke 04 next week, January 30 at 1:00 a.m. GMT+8 and January 31 at 3:00 a.m. GMT+8. Can they maintain their flawless streak?