It seems Jankos, LEC’s Legend, doesn’t find any value in training with North American teams.
The rivalry between the two major regions of League of Legends, North America and Europe, continues to escalate with each season. The community of fans and players clearly realizes the large disparity between the potential of the two regions, in which one region has a much higher voice than the other.
During a recent Twitch stream, G2 Esports jungler Jankos discussed the lack of value he sees in European teams during the North American bootcamp. Even many teams have decided to completely move their bootcamp trips to the Korean region, where the level and determination of the players are much greater and this brings a lot of benefits to the teams. The team is trying to find ways to improve their form.
And look no further as G2 is one of many teams that have spent a relatively long time bootcamping at the Korean server and scrimming with a number of other international teams ahead of MSI 2022.
“Bootcamp and scrim against NA teams seemed like the worst idea of our lives,” Jankos said. “I can’t imagine that scenario because it seems wrong when the level of the two regions NA and EU are completely different.”
Jankos took the opportunity to commend Evil Geniuses, the defending LCS champion, for standing out in the North American league. He said he could see G2 having good matches against them in practice but wasn’t sure how the other NA teams would battle it out.
He also mentioned that EG “didn’t want” to play scrims with G2 at this year’s MSI, even though teams competing in the same group don’t usually play against each other during the group stage. According to the G2 captain, they sent a scrim invitation to EG right after the group stage, but the LCS representative flatly refused.
Jankos shared that he himself is not sure why they did this and it is not clear which teams EG trained with at the recent international event. At the same time, G2’s jungler also admitted that he doesn’t know if EG has the same attitude towards other opponents in the LEC.
From time immemorial, LEC and LCS fans have always been entangled in a debate about which region is better. But reality shows that the achievements of North America have never been compared with Europe when you look at the two most representative representatives, G2 (MSI champion) and Fnatic (Worlds crowned). Not only hot on the ring, but the “fights” in the wings between LEC vs LCS are equally attractive. The proof is that every time we win EG at MSI 2022, both the coaching staff and G2 players tweet like this is a predictable result and it’s extremely easy even though there are many times LEC representatives threw very strong game.
Certainly, Jankos’ revelation will further strain the relationship between the LEC and the LCS. And the biggest beneficiary is the fans with the animosity pushed up at Worlds 2022 – the tournament will be hosted in four different cities next October in North America.
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