After two years of exploring other options and mostly failing, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has decided to come back to Fnatic. This is the fifth time when he returns to the club, which pretty much shows that some relationships are hard to leave behind.
At the age of 26, Rekkles is a famous LoL player who nearly won Worlds in 2018. His other results are legendary and he was one of the main reasons why Fnatic had so much success in 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
About Rekkles and Fnatic
Rekkles started his career in 2012 and his first team was Fnatic. At the time, he was just 16 years old. His first real season or the year he started to compete consistently was 2013. Initially, his results were not spectacular. But in 2014, he had his first major success.
Rekkles won EU LCS Spring that year and gained instant fame among European fans. The fact that he’s from Sweden helped a lot, because Sweden is one of the most important countries in the world when it comes to esports.
Following this triumph, Rekkles went on to win a lot of other important titles and gained a lot of support from the LoL community. More than 600.000 people follow him on Twitter and it’s easy to understand why.
Few Europeans have achieved what he’s achieved. And let’s not forget that he is only 26, which means that he is likely to compete for at least five more years if everything goes right.
Rekkles brands himself as the king in the North. For those who are familiar with Game of Thrones, the expression will sound familiar. Rekkles certainly is one of the best Scandinavian players in the world. Or at least, he used to be.
We don’t know how good he is right now because we haven’t seen him compete in anything of great significance since he left G2 Esports a year ago.
A wild Fnatic Rekkles has appeared pic.twitter.com/fDeO9E6BrJ
— Martin Larsson (@RekklesLoL) December 15, 2022
The best results obtained by Rekkles throughout the years include:
- Four LCS titles
- Two LEC Grand Finals
- One Worlds Grand Final
- Two more Worlds top eight results
For almost any other player, these achievements would have been enough to retire. But Rekkles is restless and clearly wants more. His return to Fnatic might give the team the boost it needs to excel again.
In 2022, Fnatic finished LEC in third place both times and then placed ninth-tenth at Worlds. This was a decent performance for the season but Rekkles is here to win titles. And he probably will.