G2 Looking to Sell Perkz Ahead of 2021 League of Legends Season

In what would undoubtedly be the biggest move of the 2020 League of Legends offseason, G2 Esports are believed... Pablo | 13. November 2020

In what would undoubtedly be the biggest move of the 2020 League of Legends offseason, G2 Esports are believed to be looking for potential buyers for Luka “Perkz” Perkovic. The Croatian star has been linked with moves to both Cloud9 and TSM, however with any potential deal being worth an estimated $5 million, those interested will have to spend big.
G2 are understood to have been in negotiations with no fewer than six organizations in an attempt to find a buyer for Perkz, with the 22-year-olds first choice being Cloud9.

However, according to ESPN, the move is currently being delayed due to his significant buyout. TSM, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves, Team Vitality and Misfits Gaming are all in the equation too, however despite their inquiries, it would appear that Perkz has his heart set on a move to Cloud9.

Why Perkz Favors a Move to Cloud9

Speculation has mounted over recent weeks surrounding the future of Perkz, who has been at G2 since 2015, with the Croatian believed to be pushing for a return to mid lane. The Croat initially moved to the bottom lane in order to accommodate Rasmus “Caps” Winther, who arrived at G2 in November 2018.

Any move for Perkz would likely set a new record in terms of finances, with a move to Cloud9 being the largest single-player buyout in the history of the Western League. The cost would be substantially greater than the fee paid by Cloud9 to purchase former Dignitas support Vulcan, a deal worth around $1.5 million.

What Has Perkz Achieved at G2?

Perkz has been with G2 for over five years now, having made a name for himself as one of the best European players during his time with the organization. The former Millennium player quickly became the face of G2, having helped them in winning no fewer than eight LEC Championships. Perkz also played a vital role in G2 winning the Mid-Season Invitational in 2019, while finishing in the top four at the World Championships on three occasions.

Should a move to North America come through, it will be another blow to other regions, with Cloud9 hoping to make up for their disappointing display at the 2020 Summer Split. They ultimately failed to qualify for the World’s, however adding a player of the caliber of Perkz would certainly soften the blow and boost their confidence ahead of the upcoming season.