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G2 Esports signs Caps to 4-year extension

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Rasmus "Caps" Winther
Rasmus “Caps” Winther

G2 Esports announced the signing of mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther to a four-year contract on Thursday.

The announcement comes a week after G2 revealed their 2022 LEC roster.

After failing to qualify for the World Championship for the first time since 2016, G2 underwent a roster overhaul.

AD carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson left for Karmine Corp in the LFL after less than one year with G2, while benched support player Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle remains teamless. Mikyx and G2 CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez sparred this week over Twitter about interest in the player from other organizations this offseason.

Caps and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski were the only players retained by G2 for 2022.

Newcomers Victor “Flakked” Lirola and Raphael “Targamas” Crabbe will comprise G2’s new bot lane. They come from European Regional League teams: Flakked from MAD Lions and Targamas swapping roster spots with Rekkles from Karmine Corp.

Former Schalke 04 top laner Sergen “BrokenBlade” Celik also was signed and will be reunited with former Schalke coach Dylan Falco.

Caps, a 22-year-old from Denmark, has played in two Worlds and was a member of G2’s Mid-Season Invitational championship team. He initially joined the team ahead of the 2019 LEC Spring Split after a stint with Fnatic.

–Field Level Media