League of Legends: Rekkles Updates His Situation

by Matt Best

(Photo: lolesports)

During the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split, Martin "Rekkles" Larsson did something that players don't normally do.

He spoke his mind and opened up.

Here's what you need to know:

Prior to Fnatic's Week 7 matchup against Unicorns of Love, Rekkles took to Twitter to vent a little.

The team would end up losing the series to Unicorns of Love, 2-1. Again, Rekkles went to Twitter and expressed his feelings.

He then Tweeted something that many should take note of, regardless if you're a fan of Rekkles or esports as a whole.

Now that we're all caught up, Rekkles has updated his situation.

Since his outpouring, Fnatic went onto the playoffs and actually finished in third place after a fantastic late season surge.

Fnatic is now participating in their bootcamp but Rekkles has decided to stay behind in order to take some time for himself and had this to say on his Facebook page.

"These past couple of weeks at home has really done me well and I feel like I'm slowly but surely returning to my former self. I didn't want to jeopardize that by cutting the time between Splits short unless neccessary and I don't consider this one of those cases, mainly because I've seen the negative sides of it before. When we went to Korea before Season 4/5 Worlds I realised how harmful it can be if you're not in an optimal state and that's unfortunately where I am now. Regardless, I'll be returning to Berlin around the same time as the rest and hopefully we're able to pick up where we left off."

On an unrelated note, it saddened me seeing so many people believe that I would even consider leaving Fnatic and repeating the mistake I made 3 years ago, especially after mentioning on multiple occasions that I'm here to stay. I'm not sure when and why it became a thing to begin with, but I'm sincerely disappointed that so many thought twice. Just has how you expect a lot from me, I expect a lot from you and even though I can understand why putting trust in me can be hard due to previous mistakes, my loyalty towards Fnatic is one my proudest attributes."

Major kudos has to be given to Rekkles for taking the time to realize he's a human, just like you and I. Sometimes people in the public spotlight forget about things like that and really wear themselves down. As a member of the media, you're not necessarily supposed to root for individuals and show bias. This one time though, I'm going to create an exception because everyone should be rooting for Rekkles.

By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.