The exodus at G2 Esports continues in the LEC offseason. After bot laner Victor “Flakked” Lirola and jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski parted ways with the organization, support player Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé bids his farewell.
“Thanks for an absolute banger year, best of luck drowning enemies in your champion ocean,” G2’s Tweet reads. Targamas responded to the announcement by saying, “Couldn’t have hoped for a better first year back in [the] LEC. Thanks for everything.”
A successful return to the LEC
Targamas joined G2 Esports ahead of the 2022 LEC season. The Belgian player played in the EU LCS in 2018 with Giants Gaming, but after an unsuccessful Spring Split dwelled in the ERL system for years. His return to the LEC was much-anticipated. In 2021, Targamas played phenomenally on Karmine Corp in the French league and won the LFL Spring Split and back-to-back EU Masters titles.
Upon returning to the LEC, Targamas quickly proved why the expectations were so high for him. On G2, he set carries Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik up for success with impeccably timed roams across the map. His deep champion pool gave G2 the opportunity to pivot in the draft phase, which consistently put G2’s opponents on the back foot. Targamas found success quickly: G2 won the 2022 LEC Spring Split following a miraculous run through the lower bracket of the playoffs.
G2’s success continued at MSI 2022 in South Korea. In the Group Stage and at the start of the Rumble Stage, G2 dominated the opposition. But the team’s battery ran out shortly after and they had to make do with a semifinal finish. The 2022 LEC Summer Split went G2’s way once again. The team reached the grand final, this time through the upper bracket. There, however, Rogue overpowered them to claim the title. At Worlds 2022, G2 fell apart. Targamas and his teammates only picked up a single win in the Group Stage and returned home early.
Targamas has not shared where he’ll be heading next.