Perkz: a brief look at his career and success

When it comes to the best League of Legends players in the world, one of the first names that comes to mind, especially in the European region, is the Croatian player Luka "Perkz" Perković.

In recent years, Perkz had joined Cloud9 after switching from G2 Esports, a team through which he reached the legend status for many years. At the same time, the player moved from the EU region to the NA region, a bold transfer to say the least.

In today's article, we will tell you the story of Perkz, one of the legends that comes to mind when League of Legends comes to mind.

How everything was started

Luka "Perkz" Perković started his professional LoL career  with GSI Gaming in 2014. He was able to find the chance to play with his future teammate Kristoffer "P1noy" Albao Lund Pedersen as well as Aleksi "Hiiva" Kaikkonen in his years at GSI Gaming. Even though they were not able to go further than group stages, his team were a part of DreamHack Summer 2014.

Right before they disbanded as a team, PerkZ was able to win EpicGear Cup 16 and finished second in EpicGear Cup 17.

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The year 2015 was the most active one for Perkz since he changed his team four times and took one of the biggest steps of his career by joining G2 Esports, a place that would curate his path towards becoming one of the greatest LoL players.

His career in 2015 started with Gamers2, where he played with famous LoL players such as Raymond "kaSing" Tsang, Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup and Mauno "beansu" Tälli. With Gamers2, he attended the International Invitational Tournament 4 and EUCS Spring Qualifier and after losing against Team Nevo in the qualifier bracket final, Perkz left the team and joined the Millenium.

Even though he was also studying, he was able to make it till the finals with his team and lost against Origen at the Gamers Assembly 2015.

Rejoining Gamers2 again turned out to be the turning point for Perkz since Gamers2 decided to rebrand itself under the name G2 Esports. The point where Perkz started to shine between professional LoL players was just about to start with the 2016 season.

G2 Esports

This new team was going well with Perkz showing great performances in the EU LCS.They were able to defeat Fnatic and Origen in the playoffs, where they won the chance of participating in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.

Even though they joined the MSI, there was not any pressure on them to play till the finals since it was dominated by Eastern teams such as SK Telecom T1 or Royal Club. G2 Esports lost their first four matches in MSI, where they finished fifth place in the tournament.

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Spending three years at G2 Esports, Perkz was asked to change his role since Rasmus "Caps" Borregaard became a part of G2. Perkz became the ADC of the team, replacing himself with his old teammate Petter "Hjarnan" Freyschuss.

It looked like a fair trade since G2 Esports performed well in their region that resulted in their participation at the Mid-Season Invitational, where they made it till the finals, losing against another Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix.

2020-2021: Road to the NA

The 2020 season was a season full of changes and difficulties for Perkz, since he swapped lanes with Caps again and turned to the bot lane again at the end of spring split. When it was June 27 2020, Perkz decided to have a break from his professional career due to stress. When he came back after a short period of time, G2 Esports was able to win LEC once again and qualified for Worlds 2020.

One of the biggest transfers in LoL was about to happen when G2 Esports lost in the semifinals against Damwon Gaming, the eventual winners of Worlds 2020. Since Perkz was seeking new adventures for his career, he decided to move to Cloud 9.

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Cloud9 and Perkz made it to the first place on LCS MidSeason Showdown. Thanks to his performance in the finals against Team Liquid, Perkz was awarded as Player of the Series. Cloud9 lost against Gen.G in the 2021 League of Legends World Championship in the quarter finals, which was also the last Worlds for Perkz in Cloud9 as he would soon transfer to Team Vitality, who were in the midst of creating a super-team in Europe.

Here are all the individual awards that Perkz achieved in his career:

4x EU 1st All Pro Team (2020 Spring, 2019 Summer, 2017 Spring, 2016 Spring)

3x EU 2nd All Pro Team (2018 Summer, 2018 Spring, 2016 Summer)

1x EU 3rd All Pro Team (2017 Summer)

1x NA 1st All Pro Team (2021 Spring)

EU Rookie Of The Split (2016 Spring)

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