Rasmus “Caps” Winther is a Danish mid laner in League of Legends. He’s currently playing for Fnatic in the EU LCS.
Caps Domestic Career
Rasmus “Caps” Winther began his LoL career on Enigma Esports. His team took part in the PGL Legends of the Rift Season 1. Enigma had a promising start with a 2-1 win over Kubyd’s Syndrome, but the following losses to Gamers2 and Hard Random eliminated them out of the tournament.
Caps went on to join mousesports. They took part in the 2016 EU CS Summer Qualifiers, but their 2-3 groups record wasn’t enough to advance further. Shortly thereafter, Caps left the team to play for Nerv in the 2016 EU CS Summer Season. But Nerv couldn’t stand up to the competition, and their 0-2-3 run (wins-ties-losses) resulted in a last-place finish.
After such a disappointing showing, Caps parted ways with the organization to join Dark Passage in the 2016 TCL Summer. Dark Passage had a strong showing in the league, placing second to secure a bye to the Semifinals. There, they took down HWA Gaming and SuperMassive eSports to claim their trophy.
Caps’s mid lane prowess caught the eye of Fnatic, and they recruited him for their main lineup. Fnatic had a very hectic start in the 2017 Spring Split. Still, they picked up the slack and qualified for the playoffs. In the Quarterfinals, they 3-0’d H2K by blindsiding them with a unique splitpush-oriented playstyle. And even though Fnatic fell short in the Semifinals against G2 Esports, they bounced back with a confident victory over Misfits in the third place match.
During this time, Caps made a name for himself as a mechanically gifted mid laner. He was second to none when it came to laning and outplaying opponents, but his lack of experience showed in the later stages of the game.
Fnatic had a massive resurgence in the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split. They topped their group with an 11-2 record and advanced to the playoffs. They were considered the favorites coming into the Semifinals against Misfits. But the up-and-coming lineup proved much tougher than everyone expected, and Fnatic lost the series with a 1-3 score. In the third place match, Fnatic took down H2K 3-2 to win another bronze medal.
Still, if they wanted to qualify for the 2017 World Championship, they had to go through the Gauntlet. Fnatic were seeded directly into the finals. There, they clashed with H2K once again and secured their Worlds ticket with a quick 3-0 victory.
Caps International Tournaments
Caps attended his first international tournament—the 2017 Rift Rivals (NA vs EU)—on Fnatic. Surprisingly enough, European lineups struggled to stand up to their North American counterparts, and his team was no exception. With a 2-4 record in the group stage, they failed to qualify for the finals.
At the 2017 World Championship, Fnatic had to go through the Play-In Stage. They had a strong showing and qualified for the Main Event with a confident victory over Hong Kong Attitude. However, the first week of their group stage ended with a disastrous 0-3 record.
At the time, it seemed like Fnatic’s run was all but over. But they regained their composure and clawed their way back to force a tiebreaker with Immortals and GIGABYTE Marines. With back-to-back victories over both opponents, Fnatic made it out of the group stage and went on to face Royal Never Give Up in the Quarterfinals. But this adversary proved too hard for them to handle, and Fnatic lost the series with a 1-3 score.