Perkz on his performance at Worlds and his motivation for the next split

by theScore Staff Oct 16 2016
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With the 2016 World Championship now behind him, Luka "Perkz" Perković took to Twitlonger to express his disappointment in his performance following G2's elimination.

"After Worlds I was pretty down, both because we played poorly and mostly because I played poorly...," Perkz said. "I was feeling sad that I disappointed my fans, friends and people who believed in me, but I was mostly sad that I disappointed myself because I had a lot higher expectations of myself after the whole Korean bootcamp where I felt like I had reached very high level and consistent performance in scrims and not being able to translate that on stage hit me really hard and made me change the way I think about the game and the way I approach everything else."

G2 entered Worlds as the first European seed, and were regarded as one of the top Western teams at the tournament. Yet hopes were dashed after the team finished Week One of the group stage with a disappointing 0-3 record, setting the stage for their elimination from Worlds in the second week.

Despite the loss, Perkz was happy with how his LoL career started, and said wants to use the loss at Worlds as motivation for the future.

"Nevertheless, this year has been a great experience and learning process for me and I will take so much from it for next year which will not only make me a better player, but a better competitor and there is yet so much more to learn," Perkz said.

"I'm very happy with how my [career] has started (winning both Regular and playoffs LCS splits) and this World's loss will only motivate me to work even harder in future, my biggest wish and motivation right now is to actually perform internationally and win a tournament. (Seeing SKT being so good for so long really motivates you to take the throne one day.)"

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.