Rekkles joins Karmine Corp on multi-year deal, report says
Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has officially left G2.
European League of Legends (LoL) giant G2 Esports announced on November 16 that Swedish bot laner had joined Karmine Corp in the Ligue Française de League of Legends (LFL).
Rekkles agreed to pen a multi-year contract with Kcorp and Dot Esports’ Pablo Suárez. French sports website L’Equip, along with other sources, believed that the deal would be a two-year contract worth €1 million ($1.13 million).
A disappointing 2021 season
The rumors that G2 Esports CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez will start from scratch and rebuild the team after missing out on Worlds 2021 began circulating around late September.
Rekkles’ contract actually still has another two years until November 2023, since the bot laner only joined G2 in November last year. However, the CEO has made up his mind.
“As a result of our discussions, we have decided to bench and look to trade Wunder, Mikyx, Rekkles, [head coach] Fabian’ GrabbZ’ Lohman, [strategic coach] Sng ‘Nelson’ Yi-Wei and also replace the rest of the support staff,” Rodriguez said.
“For Rekkles, he came this last year and really did his best, played solo queue a lot, did a lot of content for us and our partners. He was great to us. Only great words to say about everybody that will no longer be with us.”
Rodríguez even admitted last week that he tried to loan Rekkles out at “double-reduced price” and an “option to buy after first year”, but LEC rules prevented him from doing so.
“With that said it is in our best interest that they land somewhere nice and where they can continue to succeed. And we will not be blocking any trades. Simple as that.” he added.
Who is Karmine Corp?
Karmine Corp — now more commonly referred to as Kcorp and previously known as Kameto Corp — is a French esports team. The team is coowned by Kamel “Kameto” Kebir and coached by Yanis “Striker” Kella.
The current active roster members of Karmine Corp are Lucas Simon-Meslet aka Cabochard for Top Laner, Lucas “Saken” Fayard for Mid Laner, and Rekkles for Bot Laner.
For Cabochard, Saken, and Striker’s contracts with Kcorp are expiring at the time of writing.
Rekkles’ in-game role is bot laner, also known as the ADC (Attack Damage Carry). They usually carry out an important role, to dispense as much damage as possible. The bot laner often plays marksmen champions, primarily attack-damage champions that build raw attack damage, attack speed, and crit.
Nicknamed the “King in the North,” Rekkles is arguably one of the best LoL players in Europe with four League of Legends European Championship (LEC) titles and experience playing in four League of Legends World Championships. He even got second place in 2018 with Fnatic.
This is the complete list of his achievements, as per Leaguepedia:
EU LCS MVP x4 (Summer 2014, Summer 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2021)
EU All-Pro 1st Team x4 (Summer 2015, Summer 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020)
EU All-Pro 2nd Team x1 (Spring 2017)
EU All-Pro 3rd Team x4 (Summer 2016, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Summer 2020)