|Perkz Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1998|
Perkz is a Croatian professional eSports player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest League of Legends players of all time. He has represented the eSports teams/organizations GSI Gaming (2014), Gamers2 (2015), Millenium (2015), G2 Esports (2015-2020), and Cloud9 (2021-Present). He was an integral member of the first-ever western team to win the MSI (Mid-Season Invitational) title, in 2019. The same year, he had made it to the finals at the League of Legends World Championship. He is also the first player ever to have won the LEC (League of Legends European Championship) title 8 times.
Perkz, Uma Jan
Professional eSports Player
- Siblings – Luciana Perković (Sister)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Croatian descent.
- Slender frame
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
- He had started his eSports career in 2014 when he had joined GSI Gaming midway through the season. With the team, he had won EpicGear Cup 16 and stood 2nd in EpicGear Cup 17 before they disbanded later that year.
- At the start of the 2015 season, he had joined Gamers2 and had participated in the EUCS spring qualifier. However, after the team’s defeat in the final of their qualifier bracket, he had joined Millenium. With that team, he had stood 2nd at Gamers Assembly 2015 but had stopped playing with the team before DreamHack Tours 2015 due to his exams. Soon after, he had officially quit the team.
- A month after his decision to quit, he had announced that he would be re-joining the team. In October 2015, Gamers2 had rebranded themselves to G2 Esports. In the 2016 season, he had played in the mid lane and helped the team win the EU LCS (European League Championship Series) season, earning an invitation to the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.
- At that tournament, the team was hot favorites to finish in the ‘Top 2’ but after losing their first 4 games in the round-robin stage, they had eventually ended up in 5th place. This had meant that Europe had to forfeit their ‘Pool 1’ seed at the World Championship. The team had later released a statement explaining that there had been an internal conflict within the team a day prior to the start of the event which had impacted their performance.
- In the middle of the LEC 2020 summer split, he was forced to take a break from the competition to deal with stress and mental health issues. After his return from the hiatus, he had helped the team win the LEC Championship and qualify for the World Championship. Following a semi-final defeat at the tournament, he had announced that he would be parting ways with G2 Esports in November 2020.
- After joining Cloud9 in 2021, he had reached the lock-in finals and had led the team to a first-place finish in the regular season as well as first place in the 2021 LCS MidSeason Showdown. He was awarded the ‘Player of the Series’ trophy for his performance in the finals, against Team Liquid.
- He is just the 2nd player ever to have won both a LEC and an LCS championship title.
Featured Image by Perkz / Instagram