The European e-sports scene has churned out many talented gamers, but few can boast such a long tenure at the professional level as Jankos. Read about the story of Europe's best Jungler - Jankos!
History of Jankos
Although Jankos is currently known around the world if only for his phenomenal performances at worlds, his career has not always been strewn with victories alone.
Although Jankos has been a regular G2 esports player for several years now, he started in Polish teams whose level was much lower than the one we see in LEC. To understand how good a player Jankos is, we need to discuss his entire history from the very beginning.
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The beginnings in the League of legends of Europe's best jungler League of Legends
Jankos began his adventure with League of Legends already in the first season, at that time he played on North American servers from Poland. As the best jungler League of Legends says himself, it has been his main pastime since the first season. League of Legends for best jungler League of Legends remained just a pastime until 2013. Eventually, thanks to his high position on soloq, he was noticed by the founders of his first team. We are talking about Team Mistral.
Jankos began his e-sports career by playing for Team Mistral for a few months, and then he joined GF-Gaming. Best jungler League of Legends achieved his first major success later that year, when he won DreamHack Bucharest 2013, by which time he was already with H2K. Jankos' next e-sports organization was Kiedyś Miałem Team, shortly after its promotion to the LCS was acquired by Team Roccat.
The five Poles were doomed, no one believed the promotion of Kiedyś Miałem Team to the LCS. However, contrary to everyone's expectations, they defeated NIP, and many sponsorship offers flowed to the players. In 2014, best jungler League of Legends made his first appearance in the LEC (then European LCS). Even then, Jankos stood out with his skills above his teammates. His activity earned him the nickname "First Blood King."
Under the Roccat banner, Jankos played in the European LCS until 2015. Despite not the worst form of the squad in 2014 (they took 3rd and 4th place) 2015 was going worse. The squad was not fully Polish, so the owners started experimenting with foreign players. Roccat was left with the best jungler League of Legends and his fellow countryman Vander. Despite the efforts of both men, the team finished 8th and 5th.
The year 2016 Jankos played in the jersey of H2K. A better lineup allowed the best jungler League of Legends to spread his wings. He showed the opponents his aggressive style of play. The team took 4th and 3rd, respectively
in the LCS. However, more importantly, it got to Worlds. As it turned out later - this was the beginning of Jankos' permanent participation at Worlds.
Even though H2K was not the favorite to get out of the group H2K and the best jungler League of Legends surprised everyone. They got out of the group and even made it to the semifinals. Only there they succumbed to the Korean team - Samsung Galaxy.
Lol Jankos decided to stay with H2K for a year longer, together with Odoamne they formed the permanent core of the team. Unfortunately, the new lineup did not live up to expectations, despite Jankos' efforts the team finished 5th and 4th. This is Jankos' last season in H2K and his last year out of G2 Esports.
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Jankos at G2 Esports - Europe's best team
At this point in Jankos' life, the best stage of his career begins. G2 Esports' first season was one of the heavier ones. The team's management relied on three talented players, Jankos, Wunder, and Perkz, and two slightly inferior ones, Hjarnan and Wadid. Thanks to the efforts of the entire team and the best jungler League of Legends, G2 Esports took second place in the LCS, and then they went to Worlds. Again, Jankos ended the season in the semifinals, unfortunately, the squad from China - Invictus Gaming proved to be better. The main reason for the defeat of the European organization was botlane.
2019 was the best year of Jankos' career, and at the same time for the European e-sports scene. G2 Esports made two extremely important transfers. Hjarnan and Wadid were replaced by Caps and Mikyx. The young, promising midlaner and the best support available blended in perfectly with g2 Esports. As a result, the best jungler League of Legends won the spring season in LEC (name changed from LCS). Lol Jankos got to the "mini world championship" This is, of course, about MSI held between splits. G2 Esports became the first team outside of China or Korea to win this tournament. Jankos was hailed as the best jungler League of Legends!
The summer split in LEC went as well as the previous one. G2 Esports dominated their rivals, and won the split and the playoffs. Thus, they got to Worlds. The team was at the peak of its form. Each player looked great in his position. Jankos dominated their opponents. In the quarterfinals they easily won against Damwon Gaming, then in the semifinals, they defeated the Korean team - t1. This was quite an achievement for the western team. Unfortunately, G2 Esports' great season came to an end at the finals. FPX dominated them in the final, winning 3-0.
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G2 Esports' unsuccessful roaster
In 2020, Jankos was expected to enter a new level of its skills. Rekkles, regarded as Europe's best ADC, joined the team. This squad was hailed as a "superstar team." In the history of League of Legends esports, no team with only superstars on its roster has lived up to the expectations of everyone around it. Unfortunately, it was the same with G2 Esports in 2020. Although they initially dominated the spring split, they started losing in the summer split. Their failures were caused by several factors. First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the best jungler League of Legends to play matches online rather than from the studio. In the case of G2, this did not work well. Additionally, the meta changed to not favor G2 Esports. The last reason was other teams that increased their level, such as Mad Lions.
The bad streak continued in 2021. G2, despite the few matches played at a satisfactory level, did not win a single European championship title. Worse, they didn't even get to MSI or Worlds. This is by far the worst year for Jankos since the beginning of his adventure with G2 Esports. As he says - the team lacked enthusiasm for playing and winning, and the strong characters of individual players worsened their communication and chemistry.
In 2022, G2 welcomed three new players to its ranks. Broken Blade entered the top lane, Flakked plays as ADC, and Targamas sits in the support position! After the roster changes, Jankos is once again reigning supreme in Europe, and will soon take part in World's 2022!