Earlier right now, former G2 Esports jungler Jankos went by means of a rundown of all 10 of the LEC’s rumored rosters forward of the 2023 season on his private livestream.
After every roster, all of which have been consolidated right into a desk fashioned by unbiased League journalist Brieuc Seeger, Jankos got here to the conclusion that his former team, G2, appears like the finest team heading into subsequent yr.
“In my opinion, G2 looks like the strongest roster on paper,” Jankos stated of his previous squad. Heading into subsequent season, G2 will reportedly sport a lineup that options returning gamers in BrokenBlade and Caps, and a brand new, veteran pairing in the backside lane of Hans Sama and Mikyx. ERL-level jungler Yike was additionally reported to make his LEC debut with G2 subsequent yr, in accordance with a number of reviews.
Jankos introduced he wouldn’t be returning to G2 earlier this offseason and has been on the hunt for a brand new team for the final three weeks. While he is nonetheless underneath contract with the group, the buyout value that G2 set for his contract was reportedly too excessive for different groups, leaving organizations to go for extra budget-friendly choices at the jungle place.
Despite having excessive reward for G2’s new iteration, Jankos went on to rapidly interrupt himself, saying that “you can argue that back in 2021, G2 also looked like the strongest roster on paper.”
That yr, G2 put collectively a roster with World Championship expectations by bringing in AD carry Rekkles in the preseason. Although the team was poised to win all of it that yr after making the prime 4 at Worlds in three prior consecutive seasons, Jankos, Rekkles, and the remainder of 2021 G2 did not qualify for the event altogether.
After failing to advance previous the group stage at Worlds this season, G2 will start its 2023 LEC run in January.