G2 Esports

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G2 Esports
G2 Esports Logo 2017.svg
Divisions League of Legends
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Rainbow Six Siege
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
Rocket League
Clash Royale
Paladins
Racing games
Founded 2013
Location Berlin, Germany
Owner Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago
Website www.g2esports.com

G2 Esports, formerly known as Gamers2, is a European eSports organisation based in Berlin, Germany,[1] with teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Paladins, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, Hearthstone, Clash Royale, Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege.

The G2 League of Legends team competes in the League of Legends Championship Series Europe (EU LCS) since 2016. The organization was first announced on February 24, 2013.

G2's LoL team won the 2016 Spring, the 2016 Summer, the 2017 Spring and the 2017 Summer EU LCS.

League of Legends[edit]

G2 Esports
Nicknames G2
Sport League of Legends
Founded 2014
League League of Legends Championship Series Europe
Team history Gamers2 (2014–15)
Based in Berlin
Owner Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago
Head coach Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann
Championships CS: Summer 2014 season, 2016 Spring EU LCS

G2 had made a start for League of Legends in 2014 with an initial roster of Top laner Jesper "Jwaow" Strandgren, jungler Sebastián "Morden" Esteban Fernández, AD carry Soler "Yuuki60" Florent, and support Hugo "Dioud" Padioleau.[2][3]

The team participated in the Spring Expansion Tournament, beating Reason Gaming in the seeding game and Team Strix in Round 1. Gamers2 were knocked out of the tournament in Round 2 after being beaten by n!faculty.

G2 Esports is a Spanish organization, renamed from Gamers2 after qualifying for the 2016 EU LCS Spring Season.[4]

G2 Esports has also a sister team in Spain competing in the EU Challenger Series, called G2 Vodafone, in representation of their sponsor Vodafone. They got qualified for the 2016 EU Challenger Series Summer Split Qualifiers, but they failed to qualify for the EU CS. They also won the Spanish 2016 FinalCup Spring Split.

The team failed to qualify for the LCS three splits in a row.[4]

The team finished 1st in the Challenger Series season. They then took 2nd in the playoffs, thereby qualifying for the 2016 Spring LCS. Gamers2 qualified for the LCS by defeating SK Gaming 3-2.[5]

G2 finished the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split regular season in 1st place. In the playoffs, they defeated Fnatic before winning the 2016 EU LCS in Rotterdam after beating Origen. This also meant that they had qualified for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational tournament in Shanghai. G2 would represent Europe at the competition against 5 other teams. However, in the weeks before the tournament, the team took an infamous vacation and came to the tournament unprepared. Because of this, they lost 8 of their 10 games, their only 2 wins against the lowest ranked seed there. This also cost the EU LCS league its 1st seed for the 2016 World Championship later that year. This meant that the 1st seed for Europe of the 2016 Summer EU LCS would be put in Pot B for the group draw instead of Pot A.

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Wunder Denmark Martin Hansen Top Laner December 8, 2017
Jankos Poland Marcin Jankowski Jungler December 8, 2017
Perkz Croatia Luka Perković Mid Laner October 15, 2015
Hjarnan Sweden Petter Freyschuss AD Carry December 8, 2017
Wadid South Korea Bae-in Kim Support December 8, 2017
GrabbZ Germany Fabian Lohmann Coach December 15, 2017

Former[edit]

ID Name Role Join date Leave date
Zven Denmark Jesper Svenningsen AD Carry 2016-05-18[6] 2017-11-24
Mithy Spain Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez Support 2016-05-18[6] 2017-11-24
Expect South Korea Dae-han Ki Top Laner 2016-05-18 2017-11-21
Trick South Korea Gang-yun Kim Jungler 2016-05-18 2017-11-20
Kikis Poland Mateusz Szkudlarek Top Laner 2015-10-15 2016-07-12
Send0o Spain Rosendo Fuentes Sub/Top Laner 2017-01-05 2018-01-08
Hoang Denmark Michael Tuan Hoang Sub/Support 2017-06-19 2017-12-19
loulex France Jean-Victor Burgevin Sub/Jungler 2017-05-22 2017-06-19
Upset Germany Elias Lipp Sub/AD Carry 2017-05-02 2017-05-22
Visdom Denmark Benjamin Larsen Sub/Support 2017-01-05 2017-04-15
Unlimited Bulgaria Petar Georgiev Sub/Support 2016-07-02 2016-11-22
Relinquished Sweden Joel Fjellström Sub/AD Carry 2016-01-07 2016-08-??
Emperor South Korea Jin-hyun Kim AD Carry 2015-12-30 2016-05-18
Hybrid Netherlands Glenn Doornenbal Support 2015-10-15 2016-05-18
Tornell Sweden Christoffer Tornell Sub/Top Laner 2016-01-07 2016-05-18
Jesse Denmark Jesse Le AD Carry 2015-10-15 2015-12-13
Smittyj Germany Lennart Warkus Top Laner 2015-10-15 2015-11-18

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

G2 Esports acquired the roster of Team Kinguin on September 11, 2015.[7] G2 finished 3rd-4th at DreamHack Open: Cluj-Napoca 2015.[8] On January 20, 2016 G2 Esports announced that FaZe Clan had acquired their international Counter-Strike roster.[9] G2 announced a new French-speaking roster on February 1, 2016[10] which consisted of Titan's former roster. On April 9, shortly after placing 9–12th at the MLG Major Championship: Columbus, G2 announced Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro would be replacing Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans.[11] G2 placed 2nd at the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals on May 16, 2016 after losing 2-3 to Luminosity Gaming in the grand finals.[12] G2 Esports won the Esports Championship Series Season 1 after beating Luminosity in the finals on June 26, 2016.[13] With effect from 3 February 2017, 3 players from Team EnVyUs have joined G2 Esports. Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Nathan "NBK" Schmitt thus forming the now called "French Super Team". The players they replaced were Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, who joined Team EnVyUs, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, who also joined Team EnVyUs and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux who is now the head coach of G2 Esports.

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
kennyS France Kenny Schrub Sniper (AWPer) February 3, 2017
shox France Richard Papillon Rifler (Lurker) February 1, 2016
SmithZz France Eduoard Dubourdeaux Rifler June 4, 2018
bodyy France Alexandre Pianaro Rifler (Support) April 9, 2016
Ex6TenZ (Stand-in) Belgium Kévin Droolans Rifler June 4, 2018
NiaK France Jérôme Sudries Coach February 1, 2016
enkay J Germany Niclas Krumhorn Analyst February 3, 2017

Inactive[edit]

ID Name Join date Inactive date
apEX France Dan Madesclaire February 3, 2017 June 4, 2018
NBK- France Nathan Schmitt February 3, 2017 June 4, 2018

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date
dennis Sweden Dennis Edman September 11, 2015 November 12, 2015
Maikelele Sweden Mikail Bill September 11, 2015 January 20, 2016
rain Norway Håvard Nygaard September 11, 2015 January 20, 2016
fox Portugal Ricardo Pacheco September 11, 2015 January 20, 2016
LEGIJA (Coach) Germany Nikola Ninic September 11, 2015 October 14, 2015
jkaem Norway Joakim Myrbostad September 30, 2015 January 20, 2016
aizy Denmark Philip Aistrup November 12, 2015 January 20, 2016
Ex6TenZ Belgium Kévin Droolans February 1, 2016 April 9, 2016
ScreaM Belgium Adil Benrlitom February 1, 2016 February 3, 2017
RpK France Cédric Guipouy February 1, 2016 February 3, 2017
shox France Richard Papillon February 1, 2016 March 9, 2018
SmithZz (Coach) France Edouard Dubourdeaux February 3, 2017 March 9, 2018
mixwell (Trial) Spain Oscar Cañellas March 9, 2018 May 28, 2018

Tournament results[edit]

Vainglory[edit]

In August 2015 G2 founded a Vainglory team. Most of the players were previously part of the Vainglory Team PewPewPew (PPP).[20] On July 1, 2016 acquired REDemption and majestiC from Team Secret.[21]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Face Misa Kojic Team Manager August 2015
DarkPotato David Süßlin Jungler August, 2015
D1ngo Timo Tekolf Support August 2015
majestiC Miron Beqiraj Jungler July 1, 2016
REDemption Kevin Khuy Laner July 1, 2016

Former[edit]

ID Name Role Join date Leave date
Tesfaye Tuan Anh Dinh Jungler August 2015 July 1, 2016
REDDIX Tim Schäfer Laner August 2015 July 1, 2016

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

G2 Esports signed Weston "Westballz" Dennis on July 11, 2016.[22]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Main character(s) Other character(s) Join date
Westballz United States Weston Dennis Falco, Fox Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong July 11, 2016

Rocket League[edit]

G2 Esports signed the RLCS Season One World Champions, former iBUYPOWER Cosmic on September 7, 2016.[23]

They recently won the Eleague tournament after extreme diarrhea caused them to miss RLCS season 3[24], and came 2nd at Dreamhack. [25]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Join date
Kronovi United States Cameron Bills September 7, 2016[26]
Rizzo United States Dillon Rizzo February 22, 2017[27]
Jknaps Canada Jacob Knapman February 22, 2017[27]
Jahzo United States Jacob Suda (Manager/Coach) July 13, 2017


Former[edit]

ID Name Join Date Leave Date
Lachinio Canada Brandon Lachin September 7, 2016 November 12, 2016
0ver Zer0 United States Ted Keil September 7, 2016 January 31, 2017
Gambit United States Cody Dover (Coach) September 7, 2016 November 14, 2016

Clash Royale[edit]

G2 Esports signed with Supercell to join in Clash Royale League (CRL) on April 3, 2018. The roster is: Fei, ShiR, KanariOoo and Ferchu. The coach is Variko and the manager is Malcaide.

Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

The announcement that G2 Esports acquirred the full roster of Penta Sports, all 5 players and 2 coaches came a few days before the kick-off of the Six Major Paris group stage (14.8.18). These players, winners of the Six Invitational 2018 and multiple Pro League champions, represent the colours of G2 from 10 August 2018.

Players & Coaches[edit]

Pengu is the most experienced player in both the team and the Rainbow Six Siege pro league, having been in the roster which would eventually transform into G2 Esports. Fabian is the IGL (In Game Leader) of the team to whom the strategic success and flexibility of the team is often pointed towards, as one of the best IGLs in the Europe an pro league and the pro league in general. Goga is the only non nordic player on the team, and the only Spanish player in the whole of pro league. He is often praised for his ability on the games hard breachers, particularly Thermite, and who's support based playstyle has lead to him having the highest amount of plants of a player in the European pro league season. JNSzki is one of the 2 Finnish players on the team, being accquired from PENTA's Y1S1 rival's of Gifu (Now Ence Esports) he has been reputed throughout the pro league's history as one of the best aimers and Bandit players in all of Siege. Kantoraketti is the newest addition to the roster as a player, originally being a loan to PENTA (Now G2) from Ence for the LAN finals of season 7 Pro League. Following the departure of prior teammate Sha77e from both PENTA and European pro league, Kantoraketti became the 5th member of PENTA. Shas[o]das is one of the longest working coaches in siege, originally coaching for team Fenix, a team which had also featued Fabian and previous roster teammate of KS, and is the Head coach for the team. Ferral is the secondary coach and analyst for the team, brought on after the roster's close loss to Team Liquid at the S7 LAN grand finals in Atlantic City.

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Fabian Sweden Fabian Hällsten Team Captain/In Game Leader August 10, 2018
Goga Spain Daniel Mazorra Romero Support August 10, 2018
jNSzki Finland Joonas Savolainen Fragger August 10, 2018
Kantoraketti Finland Juhani Toivonen Fragger/Entry August 10, 2018
Pengu Denmark Niclas Mouritzen Flex/Support August 10, 2018
Shas[O]Udas England Thomas Lee Manager/Head Coach August 10, 2018
Ferral England Daniel Rotheram Analyst August 10, 2018

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Lund-Hansen, Rasmus (September 11, 2015). "Gamers2 Signs on the Team Kinguin CS:GO Squad". 1337 Magazine. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Wynne, Jared (November 2, 2015). "EnvyUs deny Na`Vi's breakthrough win". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "G2's Counter-Strike team acquired by FaZe Clan". G2 Esports. January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ "G2.Kinguin presents new CS:GO team". g2esports.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "G2 welcomes bodyy to CS:GO team". G2 Esports. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Guevarra, Earl. "Luminosity Gaming Wins ESL CS:GO Pro League Season 3 in Nailbiter Series". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  13. ^ Mira, Luis. "G2 beat Luminosity to win ECS S1". HLTV.org. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
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  20. ^ Oct 8, 2015 (2015-10-08). "G2 Esports | Vainglory team qualifies for VIPL". G2 Esports. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  21. ^ "Statement on the changes to Vainglory roster". G2 Esports. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "G2 expands into Super Smash Bros Melee". G2 Esports. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  23. ^ "G2 Esports sign Rocket League World Champions". G2 Esports. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  24. ^ G2 esports win Eleague Cup https://liquipedia.net/rocketleague/ELEAGUE/Cup%7C
  25. ^ G2 esports takes second at Dreamhack https://liquipedia.net/rocketleague/DreamHack/2018/Leipzig%7C
  26. ^ Sep 7, 2016 (2016-09-07). "G2 Esports | G2 Esports sign Rocket League World Champions". G2 Esports. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  27. ^ a b Feb 22, 2017 (2017-02-22). "G2 Esports | JKnaps & Rizzo join Rocket League team". G2 Esports. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fnatic
European League of Legends Championship Series winner
Spring 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent