Cloud9 Officially Parted Away with Perkz after one Season with Cloud9: According to an official announcement from the LCS squad on Friday, Cloud9 (C9) and Luka “Perkz” Perkovic have officially parted ways. After only one season in North America, the top mid laner will return to Europe. C9 is yet to reveal who will be brought in to take Perkz’s place.
Fans were thrilled when C9 acquired Perkz for a large buyout from LEC team G2 Esports. After all, a sizable portion of the community regards Perkz as one of, if not the finest, Western players in recent memory. He was recognized for stepping up in the clutch and for helping G2 Esports reach the Worlds finals.
After falling short of his World Championship goals with G2 Esports in 2020, the 23-year-old made the switch to the LCS, joining a star-studded lineup that included rookie sensation Fudge, MVP jungler Blaber, former G2 teammate Zven, and top NA resident support Vulcan. It was a move that sent shockwaves through the Western League of Legends scene, particularly among the elite teams in North America.
Many C9 fans were excited for the new season as a result of this relocation, and they were not disappointed. Perkz and the squad won the LCS Mid-Season Showdown after finishing first in the regular spring split. They also competed in the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational for NA, but did not advance past the knockout round.
Perkz is now looking to return to Europe. Despite the team’s troubles, he can certainly be proud of his efforts during the last year. His association with C9, however brief, should not be considered contaminated. The mid laner is expected to join Team Vitality, according to sources.