Jankos is Leaving G2 Esports

An era ends as G2 Esports’ veteran jungler has announced that he will be leaving the team before the 2023 season. The Polish jungler is now open to offers and he will explore his options for the upcoming season.

G2 Esports is one of the most successful esports teams in the world. Their dynasty in the European League of Legends scene is undeniably legendary as they have conquered the region for some time. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski was one of the most important pieces of the team during the domination. He won many individual awards to his name, making him one of the most precious players in the esports industry.

Jankos MSI 2022


Five Years with the Team

Jankos’ professional League of Legends career began back in 2013. He played for Bajona Robimy w 15, Team Mistral, GF-Gaming, and Kiedys Mialem Team, before joining Team ROCCAT to compete at the highest level in Europe. Back in the day, ROCCAT acquired the Kiedys Mialem Team roster and started competing at EU LCS, LEC’s old name. He then joined H2k Gaming and spent two years there. He played with many important talents including Odoamne, Ryu, FORG1VEN, and Vander, and reached the Worlds 2016 Semifinals. After leaving H2k Gaming at the end of the 2017 season, he signed a contract with G2 Esports which shifted gears for his career.

He firstly won the Rift Rivals 2018 trophy. After winning the EU Regional Finals 2018, G2 Esports guaranteed a spot at Worlds 2018 and Jankos once again reached the Worlds Semifinals. G2 Esports signed Caps and Mikyx before the LEC 2019 Spring Season and the real domination started after that. The organization won 5 LEC titles since then and Jankos was a part of each of them. Moreover, G2 Esports even lifted the MSI 2019 trophy and reached the Worlds 2019 Grand Finals and then Worlds 2020 Semifinals, and lastly, MSI 2022 Semifinals.

Looking for a new home

After parting ways with Perkz, G2 Esports’ performance got worse in time and Jankos still played his heart out to keep the team at the highest ranking possible. The Polish player has had countless individual rewards since the start of his career. After spending five years with G2 Esports, it is now his time to look for a new home. There are multiple chances for the veteran player. He might want to stay in Europe or travel to another continent and start competing in the North American region. Jankos joining an Asian team does not look like the optimal choice as he will have better options in the west where he could build better chemistry and prevent any language barriers.

As you may know, the organization was the target of criticism which resulted in the CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodrigues quitting G2. Right now, Jankos is exploring his options and since the season has ended for western organizations, teams might be reaching out to him in the meantime to sign a contract. His decision will affect teams’ power rankings as he is a very talented and experienced player. The move will surely affect betting on LoL and Jankos will prove his worth once again in the upcoming season.