Huge-name League of Legends participant Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson has spoken concerning the English Premier League footballer who was his idol.
25-year-old Swedish ADC participant Rekkles lately moved to Karmine Corp (KC) within the French LFL – one tier under the LEC which he was beforehand competing in with G2 Esports.
As a part of being with KC, Rekkles has a jersey quantity – 8. However why this quantity and who impressed him?
Speaking in an interview with French LEC host Lauree Valee, Rekkles said: “After I grew up and performed quite a lot of soccer, my idol was Steven Gerrard from Liverpool. This man was my man! I beloved every thing he stood for, the way in which he performed, the way in which he was on digicam, he was very stoic.
“He felt so loyal and he simply had aura round him. I needed to be that – I nonetheless do I assume – so due to this fact once I performed soccer I selected his quantity eight.”
Rekkles continued: “I haven’t had a quantity on my [esports] jersey, not as soon as, so this was my first probability and I felt prefer it was an ideal alternative with the entire thing of beginning over and doing one thing completely different this time. It’s an ideal probability to deliver that younger Martin again.
“I wish to be a participant once more that has a lot drive, power and motivation, that pushes his group ahead. Prior to now couple of years I didn’t do this a lot, and I really feel like I will be that man. I wish to be Steven Gerrard for my group. Cabochard is the captain [for KC], however I wish to be the opposite captain that brings the blokes ahead and has aura within the group. I actually wish to be that man.”
Rekkles had a troublesome 12 months. Rekkles moved from Fnatic to G2 in late 2021 with the hopes of profitable Worlds, however G2 didn’t qualify for Worlds this 12 months (Mad Lions gained again to again LEC titles in 2021) and Rekkles was pushed out by the organisation, leaving him to play within the lower-tier LFL European Regional League (ERL) for 2022.
Rekkles additionally instructed Laure he’s planning on staying with KC earlier than seeking to get again into the LEC as a “extra full participant and particular person”.
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Esports Information UK interviewed Rekkles throughout his early profession about his ideas for bettering within the recreation.
Dom is an award-winning author who graduated from Bournemouth College with a 2:1 diploma in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller within the late ’80s, he has written for a variety of publications together with GamesTM, Nintendo Official Journal, trade publication MCV in addition to Riot Video games and others. He labored as head of content material for the British Esports Affiliation up till February 2021, when he stepped again to work full-time on Esports Information UK and as an esports guide serving to manufacturers and companies higher perceive the trade.