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League of Legends: Rekkles Returns to Fnatic in 2023

News 16-12-2022 16:10
Lo L Rekkles Karmine
Who would have thought? | © Riot Games

Yes, you read right, and this time it seems to actually be true. Rekkles is set to return to Fnatic in 2023.

Rekkles used to be the face of Fnatic for a long time. Not only was he the longest-serving member of the organization, but he was also known for bringing his team to new heights throughout his career. 

His leave from Fnatic to join their biggest rivals, G2 Esports, was a big surprise for many, and many Fnatic fans were disappointed. Rekkles' change of team was, in fact, such a big deal that the LEC casters even decided to make a song for the occasion:

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Two years later, it seems like everything is forgiven. Fnatic just announced their roster for the upcoming 2023 season and Rekkles is starting, but in which position?

This is not the first time Rekkles left Fnatic to join another team. All the way back in the spring split of 2015, Rekkles chose team Elements instead of Fnatic. However, the results were not what the Swedish ADC was hoping for, and the team finished 7-11 after the season. 

What do you think about the return of Rekkles? Honestly, the return gives off some toxic relationship vibes, where one side continues to cheat on the other part, and they keep forgiving him every time he shows some interest... IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON, FNATIC.

LoL: Complete Fnatic Roster For 2023 Season Announced

Fnatic have just revealed who is going to be playing along with Rekkles. Three players of the 2022 roster will be returning to their original positions, while the bot lane of Fnatic is going to be completely shook up and new. 

  • Top Lane: Martin "Wunder" Hansen
  • Jungle: Iván Martín "Razork" Díaz
  • Mid Lane: Marek "Humanoid" Brázda
  • Bot Lane: Carl Martin Erik "Rekkles" Larsson
  • Support: Rúben "Rhuckz" Barbosa

There had been some rumours that Rekkles might lane swap to the support position, but it seems he will be playing in his original ADC position with the former academy support Rhuckz. 

Hylissang and Upset Leave Fnatic

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Is this the last we will see of the Fnatic bot lane duo? | © Riot Games

Despite surprising many during their LEC playoffs run, many fans started doubting the Fnatic roster after barely qualifying for the European Playoffs this summer and after their disappointing Worlds performance. Looking towards next year, we ask which of the players are likely to stay on Fnatic for another year. 

Throughout the years, Fnatic has made quite a name for itself in the European league. Since the beginning of the LEC, Fnatic holds the second-most titles, only behind G2 Esports.

Fnatic was also the first team in Europe to make it to the Worlds Finals back in 2018 against Invictus gaming, where Fnatic lost 3-0 (Fnatic also won the first World Championship, but because of the lack of regions attending, it did not really count). 

Fnatic was the team in Europe until G2 Esports took their place. Throughout its years, Fnatic has been a part of creating some memorable names like Huni, Febiven, Caps, Bwipo, Nemesis, Hyllisang, and, last but not least, Rekkles.  

Even with great results, Upset and Hylissang have left the org, with Hyli finding a new home with the MAD Lions, while Upset is team-less. 

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