Team Roccat and H2K-Gaming
When Jankos was in middle school, he mainly played DotA for fun. He then moved on to League of Legends (LoL) in mid-2010, somewhere around the beginning of Season 1. He started out playing on the NA server and gradually manage to hit ~2,000 Elo.
Around that time, he encountered IWillDominate in queues. IWillDominate recognized his potential and encouraged him to start from scratch on the EU servers in order to fully realize his potential. Jankos decided to follow his advice, as his ping was too low for him to fully reach his potential on the NA servers. A couple of his friends decided to make the transition along with him. Despite switching over to enhance his gameplay, he was still only really playing for fun.
This changed when another Polish player reached out to him one day, asking him to join their team for a LAN event. He enjoyed the competition, and so continued to compete at events. Jankos started participating in local LoL LAN tournaments in 2012.
After a couple of years, he and his team won the 2013 French qualifier that allowed them to join the official 2014 LCS. Soon after that, he joined Roccat and at that point, he decided to drop out of school to pursue a fulltime pro-gaming career. He has continued as a pro-player since then.
In December 2015, he left Roccat for H2K-Gaming in order to represent them at the IEM Cologne in 2016. He remained with them until November 2017 and then signed with G2 Esports a month later.
Jankos is estimated to have around 450 monthly Twitch subscribers with an average viewership of ~3,260 per broadcast. This means that he should be earning at least $1,575 USD per month. This is before taking into account the extra income that he received from tiered subscribers, tournament winnings, advertisements, sponsorships, donations, <a href="https://toptwitchstreamers.com/what-are-twitch-cheer-bits/">Twitch cheer bits</a>, and his team salary.
His Twitch biography states that he has received ~$7,209 USD from his top 16 donators alone and EsportsEarnings estimates his tournament winnings to exceed $386,000 USD.
Janko’s favorite champions are Elise, Lee, Kindred and Ekko.
[When you’re a pro-player,] anything can happen. You need to practice; you need to give out the best from you. But you can’t forget that there are better players and you have to look out for them. You can’t say, ‘they all suck, I’m so good.’ I dunno, it just doesn’t motivate me. I prefer to hear something like, ‘you suck, mate. You need to improve,’ and then I’m like, ‘ok, I’ll spend like 20 solo-q games a day.’ And if I hear something like, ‘you’re so good, you’re the best in Europe,’ then I’m like, ‘haha, super! But, ok. If I’m the best in Europe, then some time, I won’t be the best anymore because people will practice and then somebody else will be considered the best.’ And at this moment, I prefer to be second and practice and then be the best. You can’t stay the best forever, you know. You had your moment.