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|Head Coach||Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann|
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- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Tournament Results
- 7 Highlight Videos
- 8 Articles
- 9 Interviews
- 10 Gallery
- 11 See Also
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
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.
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. 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." Emperor later stated that there had been an internal conflict within the team one day prior to the start of the event.
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.
Summer EU LCS
Looking forward to the Summer Split, G2 announced the acquisition of the former Origen botlane, Zven and Mithy, 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. 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.
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, being placed into Group A alongside Misfits, Fnatic, Team ROCCAT, and Giants Gaming. After dominating the first half of the domestic split with a perfect 7-0 match record, G2 was invited to IEM Katowice to replace Cloud9, who had forfeited their berth. G2 defeated ROX Tigers and Kongdoo Monster of the LCK, along with European rivals Unicorns of Love, to make it to the tournament finals, where they lost 0-2 against the back-to-back LMS champion Flash Wolves.
In domestic competition, G2 held a commanding lead throughout the season, dropping only eight games and remaining undefeated in series until their very last match, losing to the surging Team ROCCAT. G2 finished in first overall with a 12-1 record, earning their third consecutive first-place regular season finish.
- January 2, SharkZ joins as assistant coach.
- January 5, Send0o and Visdom join as subs.
- January 8, MindGamesWeldon joins as assistant coach.
- April 15, Visdom leaves.
- April 30, SharkZ leaves coaching role.
- May 2, Upset joins as a sub.
- May 22, loulex joins as a sub. Upset leaves.
- May 23, Send0o and loulex move to starting roster to sub in for Expect and Trick in Week 1 of the EU LCS Summer Season.
- May 24, Duffman moves to team manager and head analyst.
- June 2, Blanc joins on loan from Paris Saint-Germain to replace PerkZ in Week 1 of the EU LCS Summer Season.
- June 19, Hoang joins as a sub. loulex leaves.
- November 2, YoungBuck leaves coaching role.
- November 20, Trick leaves.
- November 21, Expect leaves.
- November 24, Zven and mithy leave.
- December 8, Wunder, Jankos, Hjarnan, and Wadid join.
- December 12, Duffman leaves managerial role.
- December 15, Grabbz joins as head coach.
- December 19, Hoang leaves.
- January 7, Tornell and Relinquished join as subs.
- May 18, Zven and mithy join. Emperor and Hybrid leave. Expect joins as a sub. Tornell leaves.
- June 12, Expect moves to starting top laner. Kikis moves to sub.
- July 12, Kikis leaves. Unlimited joins as a sub.
- August (approx.), Relinquished leaves.
- November 22, Unlimited retires.
|Wunder||Martin Hansen||Top Laner||2019-11-18||2017-12-08|
|Perkz||Luka Perković||Mid Laner||2020-11-16||2015-10-15|
|Hjarnan||Petter Freyschuss||Bot Laner||2020-11-16||2017-12-08|
|Wadid||Kim Bae-in (김배인)||Support||2020-11-16||2017-12-08|
|Amin1||Amin Mezher||Jungle||Smittyj||PGL LotR Season 1 - Playoffs|
- 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.
Formerly On Loan
|Blanc||Jin Seong-min (진성민)||Mid||Paris Saint-Germain||EU LCS 2017 Summer Split - Week 1|
|Send0o||Rosendo Fuentes||Sub/Top||G2 Vodafone||2017-01-05||2018-01-08|
|Hoang||Michael Tuan Hoang||Sub/Sup||ÇİLEKLER||2017-06-19||2017-12-19|
|Zven||Jesper Svenningsen||Bot Laner||Team SoloMid||2016-05-18||2017-11-24|
|mithy||Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez||Support||Team SoloMid||2016-05-18||2017-11-24|
|Expect||Ki Dae-han (기대한)||Top Laner||Origen||2016-05-18||2017-11-21|
|Trick||Kim Gang-yun (김강윤)||Jungler||bbq Olivers||2015-12-30||2017-11-20|
|Upset||Elias Lipp||Sub/Bot||FC Schalke 04||2017-05-02||2017-05-22|
|Visdom||Benjamin Larsen||Sub/Sup||Team Kinguin||2017-01-05||2017-04-15|
|Unlimited||Petar Georgiev||Sub/Sup||Misfits Academy||2016-07-12||2016-11-22|
|Kikis||Mateusz Szkudlarek||Top Laner||Fnatic||2015-10-15||2016-07-12|
|Emperor||Kim Jin-hyun (김진현)||Bot Laner||Longzhu Gaming||2015-12-30||2016-05-18|
|Tornell||Christoffer Tornell||Sub/Top||Team Empire||2016-01-07||2016-05-18|
|Jesse||Jesse Le||Bot Laner||Team Dignitas||2015-10-15||2015-12-13|
|Smittyj||Lennart Warkus||Top Laner||Team Dignitas||2015-10-15||2015-11-18|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
- Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2018
|ocelote||Carlos Rodríguez Santiago||Founder, Co-Owner, & Chief Executive Officer|
|Peter Mucha||Chief Operating Officer|
|z1n0||Jamie Bach||General Manager|
|GrabbZ||Fabian Lohmann||Head Coach|
|Duffman||Christopher Duff||Head Analyst|
|Ziminaite||Karina Ziminaite||Head of Content|
|Krystian Jaroszynski||Head of Business Development|
|Lothar||Jakub Szygulski||Brand Manager|
|Wirtz||Jacobo Ramos||IT Manager & Operations Adjunct|
|Mihai Cojocaru||Graphic Designer|
|Christian Baez||Financial Manager|
|Oravan||Thomas Navaro||Assistant Graphic Designer|
|Sarah Youssef||Sales and Business Development Assistant|
|Lego||Jesús García||Project Manager||G2 Vodafone|
|MindGamesWeldon||Weldon Green||Assistant Coach||Team SoloMid|
|Duffman||Christopher Duff||Team Manager & Head Analyst||Team SoloMid|
|YoungBuck||Joey Steltenpool||Head Coach||Fnatic|
|Luis Mira||Content Manager|
|SharkZ||Alexey Taranda||Assistant Coach||Vega Squadron|
|Canoodle||Nanna Bøgedal||Social Media & Community Manager||North|
|kedzr||Daniel Silva||Video Editor|
|JammeH||Jamie Morgado||Operations Manager|
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
- April 8, [LoL] G2 Esports' Top 5 Plays from the 2016 Spring Split (2m58s)
- February 17, G2 silence Vitality on their way to a five game win streak by Joe Tortorice on DOT Esports
- February 18, Rebuilding the Kingdom - G2 Esports by Alexandre "DrPuppet" Weber on Inven Global
- February 23, G2 looks for revenge against Fnatic in the second Clash of Kings by Joe Tortorice on DOT Esports
- February 28, Perkz: His Throne Awaits by Phillip Costigan on Unikrn
- March 18, G2 defeat Vitality in a 38-kill thriller to set up a second-place tiebreaker against Splyce later today by Adam Newell on DOT Esports
- March 18, G2 beat Splyce to secure second place in the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split by Adam Newell on DOT Esports
- March 22, VEDIUS'S RUNDOWN OF THE 6 PLAYOFFS TEAMS by Andrew "Vedius" Day on LoL Esports
- March 23, G2 and Splyce both had great splits, but whose was better? by Joe Tortorice on DOT Esports
- March 29, Are G2 still the kings of Europe? by Xing Li on DOT Esports
- April 6, EU LCS Championship Comes Down to the Top Lane by Chase Wassenar on Unikrn
- June 20, G2 start the EU LCS Summer Split on the front foot by Joe Tortorice on Dot Esports
- September 11, What happened to G2, the old kings of Europe? by Xing Li on Dot Esorts
- September 25, Europe at Worlds 2018: The great, the good, and the question mark by Adel Chouadria on Cybersport
- September 30, G2 head into the Worlds play-in stage flying under the radar by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- October 3, G2 are not going to survive the play-in stage if they don’t improve by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- October 19, Eight Paths to the Top by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- October 26, Rookie, the best player alive, stands in the way of G2 and an all-LCS final at Worlds by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- January 1, Road to Season Seven: G2 Esports by Adam Newell on GAMURS
- March 8, Kelsey Moser: Weldon Green's troubling G2 Esports training narrative by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo! Esports
- May 18, The better G2 wins: G2 Esports and Team WE MSI semifinal preview by Kelsey Moser for Yahoo Esports
- May 21, The illusion of the steep advantage: G2 Esports and Team WE by Kelsey Moser for Yahoo Esports
- August 24, Kelsey Moser: H2K has the tools to beat G2 in the EU LCS semifinals — but won’t with Kelsey Moser for Slingshot Esports
- September 7, Four in a row: A brief history of G2’s evolution in the EU LCS by Kelsey Moser for Slingshot Esports
- April 6, EU LCS playoff preview: G2 Esports, Fnatic square off for spot in the finals by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- April 8, Kelsey Moser's EU LCS Semifinals Preview: The tandem bike and the unicycles by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- April 12, Guessing at G2’s Chances for Rotterdam by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- April 28, The Long Journey: Ocelote turns Gamers2 The Joke into G2 The Champs by Ryan Tang on GAMURS
- April 28, G2's journey to represent EU at MSI by Cassandra "Requine" Marshall on LoL Esports
- April 28, MSI Preview: G2's late game leverage by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- June 11, EU Bad Boyz: Whatcha Gonna Do When G2 Comes for You? by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVP Live'
- June 19, G2 Esports seeing return on midseason moves by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- August 29, The Thorin Treatment: G2 Change their Story by Thorin on GAMURS
- September 19, Road to Worlds: G2 Esports by Adam Newell on GAMURS
- September 23, The need for a villain: mithy and the elevation of G2's macro game by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- October 8, No one wants to be G2 Esports by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- January 20, G2 Carlos on the new G2 Dynasty and the Future of Esports with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- February 18, Perkz: "I want to face Zven & Mithy at MSI" with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- September 5, Ocelote: The Position We Are In Now Wasn't Handed to Us with Kristine "Vaalia" Hutter on LoL Esports
- March 22, Ocelote on G2's international struggles: 'It's really not the end of the world' with The Score Esports
- May 18, G2 Weldon: ’Whether we do well in the bracket stage or not, I think that we’ve learned a ton here’ with Yahoo Esports
- June 14, Ocelote on whether franchising could bring G2 to NA: 'I will not mindlessly stay in Europe for the sake of Europe. I will just pick whatever is best for my company' with The Score Esports
- September 28, G2 Visits Korea for Boot Camp: "We want to show the real G2 at Worlds" with Inven Global
- October 19, Weldon talks to Travis about G2's run at Worlds, why he thinks TSM lost, and more with Travis Gafford
- The Mid-Season Invitational Power Rankings espn.go.com
- MSI 2016 Power Rankings lolesports.com
- Club statement about MSI 2016 g2esports.com
- G2 Emperor Post on Facebook !! reddit.com
- Soaz regarding reddit criticism on G2 reddit.com
- PerkZ on G2's lack of MSI prep: 'We decided...taking that vacation would be maybe better for us' youtube.com
- MonteCristo on G2's statement about MSI 2016 youtube.com
- Thorin's Thoughts - G2 and the Practice Problem (LoL) youtube.com
- Vacation is over. youtube.com
- G2 agrees to terms with Fnatic for Kikis g2esports.com
- 2018 EU LCS: Official Rosters eu.lolesports.com
- Christopher ‘Duffman’ Duff Returns As G2 Head Analyst g2esports.com
- G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
- Update on League of Legends team staff g2esports.com
- Weldon joins G2 as Assistant Coach g2esports.com
- SharkZ's Tweet twitter.com
- Upset's Tweet twitter.com
- G2 Esports roster for EU LCS Week 1 g2esports.com
- G2 League of Legends Team Staff Update g2esports.com
- PerkZ last minute replacement in EU LCS Week 1 g2esports.com
- Hoang joins G2 League of Legends squad as a sub g2esports.com
- Joey 'YoungBuck' Steltenpool open to new opportunities g2esports.com
- Trick's Tweet twitter.com
- Expect's Tweet twitter.com
- Welcome Zven and Mithy tsm.gg
- G2 Esports League of Legends EU LCS Line-up for 2018 g2esports.com
- Duffman's Tweet twitter.com
- G2 Esports's Tweet twitter.com
- Hoang's Tweet twitter.com
- Vacation is over. youtube.com
- G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
- G2 statement on League of Legends team g2esports.com
- G2 agrees to terms with Fnatic for Kikis g2esports.com
- Official Roster Announcement: Changes to our LCS line-up fnatic.com
- Unlimited's Tweet twitter.com
- The Revolution Is Here g2esports.com
- Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
- Jesse's Tweet twitter.com
- G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com