Luka “Perkz” Perković is a Croatian professional League of Legends player.
Perkz started competing in 2014 when he joined French team GSI Gaming. GSI’s roster had a chance to perform only once at EpicGear Cup 16, where they took first place for a small cash prize.
In 2015, he joined Spanish organization Gamers2, today known as G2 Esports, as their mid laner. It was with this team he got his first performance at the top level. He left the team to play for Millenium for a few months but came back to compete in the 2015 League of Legends Challenger Series EU Playoffs. Together with Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek, Jessie “Jesiz” Le, Lennart "Smittyj" Warkus, and Glenn "Hybrid" Doornenbal, Perkz took third place in the summer playoffs.
His career started snowballing in 2016 when Gamers2 qualified for the 2016 EU LCS. That season, Perkz took his first EU LCS title, winning both the spring and summer splits. In spite of their domestic dominance in Europe, the team placed only 13th at the 2016 World Championship.
Perkz’s first big international presence was at IEM Season 11 World Championship where G2 surprised by placing second, falling only behind Flash Wolves. Even though not a champion, he was voted the MVP of the tournament since he stood out with consistent performances.
Perkz took Europe’s first qualification spot for the 2017 Worlds with G2. But again, the team’s run didn’t go well. G2 finished ninth after falling behind Samsung Galaxy and Royal Never Give Up in the group stage. However, League analysts were already recognizing Perkz as one of the best mid laners in the world.
Due to the unsatisfactory results at Worlds, G2 decided to rebuild its roster around Perkz for the upcoming season in 2018. With a new roster, the team struggled to stay at the top of the region but still made it to the 2018 Worlds as Europe’s third seed. There, Perkz dominated the mid lane and pushed the underdog G2 team all the way to the semifinals. In those semifinals, G2 lost to Invictus Gaming 3-0.
Perkz then decided to step down from his position as the team’s mid in order to better benefit the team, and his mid position was filled by Rasmus "Caps" Borregaard, arguably Europe’s most skillful mid laner. Although Caps was previously his rival, Perkz offered him his position and switched to bot lane as he believed that’s what G2 needs to win Worlds.
With Perkz in the bot lane and Caps in mid, G2 was in for a great 2019 season. The team placed first in both LEC splits, at Rift Rivals, and at the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational where they took finals against Team Liquid.
Perkz is the only player with six EU LCS/LEC titles, holding a regional record. In 2019, he made it all the way to the Worlds finals where G2 clashed against FunPlus Phoenix. But once again, it wasn’t enough. G2 was swept 3-0 and Perkz failed to reach the championship crown.
Starting in 2020, Perkz and Caps switched roles again, and Perkz was back to the mid lane.