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Rekkles Is Reportedly Moving To South Korea
- Former Fnatic ADC Carl Martin Erik "Rekkles" Larsson has reportedly agreed to join T1 Academy
- With the move, Rekkles will become the first high-profile European player to play in Korea
- The deal has yet to be officially announced
Carl Martin Erik "Rekkles" Larsson
Former Fnatic ADC and one of the most successful European League of Legends players, Carl Martin Erik "Rekkles" Larsson, has reportedly agreed to join T1 Academy as a support. The move has yet to be officially announced, but according to reliable sources, Rekkless has already reached an agreement to join the South Korean LoL esports team.
While European and North American teams regularly recruit South Korean LoL players for their teams, it's rare to see an Asian team acquire Western talent; however, according to recent reports, that has changed.
As reported on Monday, November 20, Rekkles has reached a verbal agreement with a South Korean esports organisation, T1, to play in its LoL Champions Korea Challengers League team, T1 Academy, as a support. The European superstar is set to compete in LCK Challengers League next year.
Rekkles, mostly known as an ADC player for Fnatic, decided to transition to support in April 2023 after getting cut from Fnatic's roster. However, since the transition to a new role, Rekkles has yet to play an official match, nor has he joined another team.
Not deciding to retire, Rekkles was a free agent during the offseason and was available for any team to pick him up. However, while most teams have already locked in their supports for the 2024 LEC season, which made it seem like Rekkles will sit out another split, the Swedish LoL superstar has seemingly found a new home. And an unexpected one.
T1, who needs no special introduction, has recently won the LoL World Championship 2023 and likely won't make any roster changes to its main lineup. However, it seems T1 is looking to strengthen its academy roster.
Last month, T1 Academy announced the signing of a North American jungler, Johnson "Gryffinn" Le, as the first foreign player to join the T1 esports organisation since Lim "ToongE" Ho-seon, who played for T1 Rookies in October 2022-January 2023.
T1 Academy currently fields two other support players in Lee "CaNe" Min-ho and Moon "Cloud" Hyeon-ho, making it unclear which of the three supports will start for the team in the LCK Challengers League 2024 season.