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G2 Esports
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Team Information
Location: Spain Spain
Coaches: Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool
Alexey "Sharkz" Taranda
Weldon "MindGamesWeldon" Green
Analysts: Christopher "Duffman" Duff
Sponsor(s): Sennheiser
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Sister Team (Current): G2 Vodafone
History
Created: 2015-10-15
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G2 Esports is a Spanish team. They were formerly known as Gamers2. They currently compete under the name G2 Kinguin in representation of their sponsor Kinguin.

History

2016 Season

Spring EU LCS

G2 Esports rebranded from the name Gamers2 in October 2015, after qualifying for the EU LCS. In addition to rebranding, the team changed several positions in their roster: from Smittyj, Kikis, PerkZ, Jesse, and Hybrid as their qualifying roster, G2 Esports moved Kikis to top lane and add Korean players Trick and Emperor. Their roster quickly rose to prominence and recognition in the LCS, consistently tied for first place after each week, sometimes with H2k and sometimes also with Vitality, until the end of the split when they held sole possession of first place with a 15-3 record. With a quarterfinal bye, the playoffs also saw them strong, as they defeated both Fnatic and Origen 3-1 to win the season and secure an invitation to the Mid-Season Invitational.

2016 Mid-Season Invitational

Going into MSI, G2 Esports were seen as a favorite not to win, but to come in second place to the Korean representatives SK Telecom T1.[1][2] However, the team lost their first four games of the round robin and ultimately finished in fifth place, ahead of only SuperMassive eSports, and out of playoff contention - importantly, this placement meant that Europe would miss out on a Pool 1 Seed at Worlds. In a statement published partway through the second day of play, G2 stated that their players had taken vacation time after a "rigorous Spring Split."[3] Emperor later stated that there had been an internal conflict within the team one day prior to the start of the event.[4]

These several factors - their performance compared to expectations, the far-reaching impact of their result harming the European region as a whole for Worlds seeding, and their statement seeming like a poor excuse - resulted in the organization receiving significant backlash from the community and sparked a debate with varied opinions on the matter from different people.[5][6][7][8]

Summer EU LCS

Looking forward to the Summer Split, G2 announced the acquisition of the former Origen botlane, Zven and Mithy,[9] and Korean toplaner Expect. With a newfound strength in the bot lane, coupled with Trick's MVP-worthy performance, G2 went on to re-establish themselves as the best team in Europe, placing first in the Regular Season with a match record of 10-8-0 in spite of Kikis leaving the lineup between Weeks 6 and 7.[10] They then defeated Splyce 3-1 in the Summer Playoffs Finals, securing their spot in the 2016 World Championship.

2016 World Championship

Due to their poor MSI performance, G2 ended up joining Worlds as a Pool Two team, thus having to potentially face tougher opponents in the Group Stage. They were drafted in Group A along with LCK champions ROX Tigers, NA LCS second seed Counter Logic Gaming and International Wild Card Tournament winner from the CIS region Albus NoX Luna. G2 exited the tournament early in last place in their group, going 1-5 with their only win coming in their final game against Albus NoX.

2017 Season

During the 2016-17 offseason, G2 was one of only two teams along with Splyce to make no roster changes going into the 2017 Spring EU LCS.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • January 2nd, SharkZ joins as assistant coach.[11]
  • January 5th, Send0o and Visdom join as subs.
  • January 8th, MindGamesWeldon joins as assistant coach.[12]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Expect Ki Dae-han (기대한) 01 Top 2017-11-10
Current Official Residency South Korea Trick Kim Gang-yun (김강윤) 02 Jungle 2017-11-10
Current Official Residency Croatia PerkZ Luka Perković 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Denmark Zven Jesper Svenningsen 04 AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Spain mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Spain Send0o Rosendo Fuentes 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-01
Current Official Residency Denmark Visdom Benjamin Larsen 10 Sub/Support 2017-04-15

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Sweden Amin1 Amin Mezher Jungle Germany Smittyj PGL LotR Season 1 - Playoffs
France Yuuki602 Florent Soler AD Netherlands Hybrid
1 Amin subs in as Jungler while starting Jungler Kikis subs in as Top laner for Smittyj.
2 Yuuki60 subs in as AD carry while starting AD carry Jesse subs in as Support for Hybrid.

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev 10 Sub/Support MSFlogo std.png Misfits Academy
Sweden Relinquished Joel Fjellström 09 Sub/AD
None
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 01 Top Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 04 AD LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
Netherlands Hybrid Glenn Doornenbal 05 Support Origenlogo std.png Origen
Sweden Tornell Christoffer Tornell 06 Sub/Top Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Denmark Jesse Jesse Le 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Germany Smittyj Lennart Warkus 01 Top Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Kikis 18 UOLlogo std.png 14 UOLlogo std.png 18 G2logo std.png
10
7
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67 0 67
Trick 18 G2logo std.png 36 G2logo std.png 15 G2logo std.png 69 0 69



PerkZ 18 G2logo std.png 36 G2logo std.png 15 G2logo std.png 69 0 69



Emperor 9 TDKlogo std.png 18 G2logo std.png 18 9 27



Hybrid 18 G2logo std.png 36 Origenlogo std.png 54 0 54



Zven 18 Origenlogo std.png 18 Origenlogo std.png 36 G2logo std.png 15 G2logo std.png 87 0 87



Mithy 18 Lemondogslogo std.png 18 Origenlogo std.png 18 Origenlogo std.png 36 G2logo std.png 15 G2logo std.png 105 0 105



Expect 29 G2logo std.png 15 G2logo std.png 44 0 44



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after week 4 of LCS Spring 2017

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Santiago 11 Founder/Owner/CEO
Germany Jens Hilgers Co-Owner
Denmark z1n0 Jamie Bach COO
Poland Lothar Jakub Szygulski Brand Manager
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool 11 Head Coach
Belarus SharkZ Alexey Taranda 11 Assistant Coach
USA MindGamesWeldon Weldon Green Assistant Coach
United Kingdom Duffman Christopher Duff Head Analyst
Denmark Sarah Youssef Sales and Business Development Assistant
Denmark Canoodle Nanna Bøgedal Social Media & Community Manager
Portugal Luis Mira Content Manager
Spain Wirtz Jacobo Ramos IT Manager & Operations Adjunct
Romania Mihai Cojocaru Graphic Designer
Spain Christian Baez Financial Manager

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
Portugal kedzr Daniel Silva Video Editor
None
Spain Bull Luis Rivera Manager EMKlogo std.png eMonkeyz
United Kingdom JammeH Jamie Morgado Operations Manager
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-10-06 WCS 2015 small.png B313 - 16th 2016 Season World Championship 1 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 63,375
2016-08-28 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 Splycelogo std.png Splyce $ 50,000
2016-08-01 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 10-8-0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-05-08 MSI logo.png A55th 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 2 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 Origenlogo std.png Origen $ 50,000
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 15 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-15 A33rd PGL Legends of the Rift S1 0 : 2 Milllogo std.png Millenium $ 5,000

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References

  1. The Mid-Season Invitational Power Rankings espn.go.com
  2. MSI 2016 Power Rankings lolesports.com
  3. Club statement about MSI 2016 g2esports.com
  4. G2 Emperor Post on Facebook !! reddit.com
  5. Soaz regarding reddit criticism on G2 reddit.com
  6. PerkZ on G2's lack of MSI prep: 'We decided...taking that vacation would be maybe better for us' youtube.com
  7. MonteCristo on G2's statement about MSI 2016 youtube.com
  8. Thorin's Thoughts - G2 and the Practice Problem (LoL) youtube.com
  9. Vacation is over. youtube.com
  10. G2 agrees to terms with Fnatic for Kikis g2esports.com
  11. Update on League of Legends team staff g2esports.com
  12. Weldon joins G2 as Assistant Coach g2esports.com
  13. Vacation is over. youtube.com
  14. G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  15. G2 statement on League of Legends team g2esports.com
  16. G2 agrees to terms with Fnatic for Kikis g2esports.com
  17. Official Roster Announcement: Changes to our LCS line-up fnatic.com
  18. Unlimited's Tweet twitter.com
  19. The Revolution Is Here g2esports.com
  20. Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
  21. Jesse's Tweet twitter.com
  22. G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com