G2 Esports har afsløret nogle helt nye holdtilføjelser på deres nye CS:GO-hold, deriblandt Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire og Nathan "NBK" Schmitt, som alle kommer Team EnVyUs, som de vandt internationale turneringer såsom DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Major med i 2015.
De nye tilføjelser til holdet kommer til at arbejde sammen med Richard "shox" Papillon og Alexandre "body" Pianaro, som begge har underskrevet nye kontrakter med klubben. Aftalen konstituerer den største investering G2 nogensinde har lavet. Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux går fra spiller til træner.
Alle disse ændringer betyder dog, at Cédric "RpK" Guipouy og Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom forlader G2. Begge disse spillere var en stor del af holdets succes, så de vil blive savnet.
G2 Esports-grundlæggeren og CEO, Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez har sagt:
"The CS:GO community has been very kind and supportive to G2 Esports and we feel grateful that many of you have chosen us as your flagship team. In light of your support and the continued growth of CS:GO as an esports game we decided to increase our commitment in our CS:GO roster significantly with the signing of this superteam."
"In April 2016, I took up the roles of captain and in-game leader, which I have taken to heart and has represented one of my biggest challenges in terms of personal investment. Despite a promising start at the ESL Pro League finals and ECS, it became apparent at the end of the year that something was missing in the team for it to be consistently at the top."
"With a team and a coaching staff of this quality, our objectives are clearly to win, and especially to remain strong when we come across adversities. We have the ambition to put an end to the lack of stability of the French scene. We think we have the best elements to achieve our goals, and our hard work will help us along this journey."
"I want to praise the difficult and honourable decision made by SmithZz. He is a great person and an extraordinary player who competed at the highest level for 10 years. SmithZz is a legend, and I am honoured to have him behind us. This is also the first time that I get to play with kennyS. I am very glad to have him by my side, and I have no doubt that we will do great things together."
"I am happy to be part of the #G2ARMY that I now consider my second family. Thanks to everyone who has supported us. Our journey will be long, but let's write history together."
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