Rekkles reunites with former G2 teammate in Fnatic for LEC 2023

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Dec 20

Swedish pro player Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is back in the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) and will be part of Fnatic’s starting roster for LEC 2023.

He previously played in the Ligue Française de League of Legends (LFL) for Karmine Corp for a year in 2022.

Rekkles will play alongside support Rúben “Rhuckz” Barbosa in the bot lane, as well as Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz, mid laner Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, and top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen, his former G2 Esports teammate.

Rhuckz is Fnatic’s newest support following Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov’s departure from the team.

Rekkles kicked off his career in Fnatic in 2012, and has helped the team claim six LEC championship titles.

He parted ways with the organization in 2020 to join G2 Esports.

While their first few games were promising, G2 ultimately had a disappointing 2021 season. This resulted in G2 founder Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez benching and trading half of its roster, including Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, Wunder, and Rekkles.

The AD carry soon found a home in Karmine Corp (KCorp) and moved to the LFL in 2022, where he helped the team earn its third EU Masters championship.

Fnatic’s announcement video showed the bot laner entering the organization’s headquarters and interacting with his teammates and staff.

“His personal goals align with what we are looking to achieve in 2023 and we’re confident on what comes next,” Fnatic said in an official statement.

Playing alongside Rekkles in the bot lane is rookie Rhuckz, a former member of Fnatic TQ, the organization’s LoL academy team.

He became Fnatic’s seventh player during Worlds 2022 after their previous bot lane tandem, Elias “Upset” Lipp and Zdravets Iliev “Hylissang” Galabov, tested positive for COVID-19.

“I didn’t expect to say this but, after so many years, it’s finally happening,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I will be playing in the LEC next year with this insane team!”

Following Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi’s departure from the team, the roster will be coached by Gonçalo “Crusher” Pinto, who was previously the head coach of Fnatic TQ. Former Misfits Gaming strategic coach Aleksi “Hiiva” Kaikkonen will join him to lead the team’s coaching staff.

German bot laner Elias “Upset” Lipp is still contracted with the organization, as his contract with Fnatic only expires in November 2023.

“Sadly the circumstances around this offseason did not allow me to go to one of my desired places to compete,” he tweeted.

View all LEC Winter Split 2023 rosters here.

Check out Team Heretics’ LEC 2023 roster, Riot Games’ big plans for League of Legends next year, and the LEC’s new tournament format.

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