One of the biggest names in the European League of Legends scene, Carl Martin Erik “Rekkles” Larsson, is reportedly making a comeback to the professional scene. According to a report by Sheep Esports, Rekkles will be joining the T1 academy team for the LCK Challengers League in 2024. He will be taking on the role of support, which he has been practicing for the past year.
Rekkles is a well-known figure in the League of Legends community and is considered one of the best ADCs that Europe has ever produced. However, his return to Fnatic in the LEC 2023 Spring Split ended in disappointment. It appears that Rekkles is ready to make a fresh start, this time in Asia, as he joins T1 Academy for the upcoming season.
Rekkles to Play in LCK Challengers League as Part of T1 Academy
Rekkles, a well-known figure in the League of Legends (LoL) world, is set to play for T1’s academy team in the 2024 LCK Challengers League. This move came as a surprise to many, as Rekkles was spotted in the T1 facility during Worlds 2023 scrimmaging with the T1 Academy team as support, according to Sheep Esports.
[Sources] Support Rekkles 🇸🇪 has reached a verbal agreement with T1 as he will play for the academy team in the LCK Challengers League.
— LEC Wooloo (@LEC_Wooloo) November 20, 2023
Joining T1 at a time when they recently won the LoL World Championship with Faker earning his fourth title is a significant move for Rekkles, even though it is with the academy team. Rekkles is more than just a player, as he is a brand on his own. However, it is tough to predict how this move will go as Rekkles will be playing professionally as a support in a region that is vastly more competitive than Europe.
The LCK Challengers League should also benefit from this move, as many European fans will want to see how Rekkles performs in the Korean league.
Despite this, it seems like a lot of European and Korean fans will be willing to invest time into the LCK Challengers League as Rekkles is a popular name among LoL veterans. T1 has a habit of promoting players from their academy to their main team, so it is highly unlikely that they will replace Keria with Rekkles under any given condition. However, if Rekkles’ performance in the Challengers team is good enough, he might be able to play as a sub for the main team in the future.