G2 Perkz: 'Right now I'm focusing on studying and taking a break from league till the new patch comes'

by Dennis Gonzales Nov 5 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Worlds / lolesports flickr

G2 Esports' midlaner Luka "Perkz" Perković will take a break from League of Legends, at least until the next patch comes out, he said in a comment on Reddit.

"Right now I'm focusing on studying and taking a break from league till the new patch comes out so I can give my exams within next couple of weeks," Perkz said in his Reddit post.

Perkz also talked about his career in the LCS so far, saying that he took on a cocky persona to add more personality to the EU LCS and G2's first place finish during the EU LCS 2016 Spring season helped to enforce his villainous reputation, which had its upsides and downsides.

"Winning EULCS with an ease made me actually that guy that I was pretending to be for fun," Perkz said. "I had a lot of team offers and my ego raised as I had been praised by people or having success pretty dominantly over everyone else."

"After MSI fiasco I became a scapegoat for literally everything that was wrong in EU or G2. I was fine with it in beginning while at some point it got to me."

Perkz's comments were posted in a thread on r/leagueoflegends for G2's documentary from the 2016 World Championship dubbed Perseverance.

As such, Perkz naturally talked about the lead-up to Worlds and the failures therein.

"After 1 week of KR bootcamp I felt like I had become so much better and smarter and expected myself to perform perfect even in scrims (going back to EU where my scrim attitude wasn't the most tryhard in KR i was giving 120%)," he said.

"At some point I was biting myself (not literally) for even one mistake I would do in a scrim game. I just wanted to prove everyone who believed in me and mostly myself that I am world class midlaner.

"Worlds came and I was ready, ready more than ever (turns out I wasn't)."

Perkz and G2 finished in last place of Group A during 2016 Worlds against ROX Tigers and Counter Logic Gaming and only won a single game, against Albus NoX Luna.

"It's very hard to self-reflect and realize everything you've done wrong during the year, but now that I've had a month off I can see everything so much clearer and I'm all for those great learning experiences," Perkz said.

"I feel like what I've learned this year about myself and the whole eSports scene is something people get to learn over multiple years so I will try to use everything I learned and I will keep learning towards actually becoming the best player and person I can be."

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oraclea P90 my Souvenir Negev Discipline Priest. You can follow him on Twitter.