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G2 Esports
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Team Information
Org LocationSpain Spain
Team LocationGermany Germany
Region
EU
 Europe
Head CoachFabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann
Partner(s)Logitech G
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History
Created2015-10-15
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Current Roster
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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, 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.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • January 8, Sacre joins as a sub. Send0o leaves.[11]
  • May 22, Duffman rejoins as head analyst.[12]
  • June 7, Peter Mucha joins as Chief Operating Officer.[13]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
EU
Denmark Wunder Martin Hansen 1Top Laner 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
EU
Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 2Jungler 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
EU
Croatia Perkz Luka Perković 3Mid Laner 2020-11-16 2015-10-15
EU
Sweden Hjarnan Petter Freyschuss 4Bot Laner 2020-11-16 2017-12-08
KR
South Korea Wadid Kim Bae-in (김배인) 5Support 2020-11-16 2017-12-08
EU
Croatia Sacre Toni Sabalić 1Sub/Top 2018-11-19 2017-01-05

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.

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Blanc Jin Seong-min (진성민) Mid Paris Saint-Germainlogo std.png Paris Saint-Germain EU LCS 2017 Summer Split - Week 1

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
EU
Spain Send0o Rosendo Fuentes 1Sub/Top G2 Vodafonelogo std.png G2 Vodafone 2017-01-052017-01-05 2018-01-082018-01-08
EU
Denmark Hoang Michael Tuan Hoang 5Sub/Sup ÇİLEKLERlogo std.png ÇİLEKLER 2017-06-192017-06-19 2017-12-192017-12-19
EU
Denmark Zven Jesper Svenningsen 4Bot Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-11-242017-11-24
EU
Spain mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 5Support Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-11-242017-11-24
KR
South Korea Expect Ki Dae-han (기대한) 1Top Laner Origen ESPlogo std.png Origen 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-11-212017-11-21
KR
South Korea Trick Kim Gang-yun (김강윤) 2Jungler Bbq Oliverslogo std.png bbq Olivers 2015-12-302015-12-30 2017-11-202017-11-20
EU
France loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 2Sub/Jun Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 2017-05-222017-05-22 2017-06-192017-06-19
EU
Germany Upset Elias Lipp 4Sub/Bot FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.png FC Schalke 04 2017-05-022017-05-02 2017-05-222017-05-22
EU
Denmark Visdom Benjamin Larsen 5Sub/Sup Team Kinguinlogo std.png Team Kinguin 2017-01-052017-01-05 2017-04-152017-04-15
EU
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev 5Sub/Sup Misfits Gaminglogo std.png Misfits Academy 2016-07-122016-07-12 2016-11-222016-11-22
EU
Sweden Relinquished Joel Fjellström 4Sub/Bot
None
2016-01-072016-01-07 2016-08-112016-08-??
EU
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 1Top Laner Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2015-10-152015-10-15 2016-07-122016-07-12
KR
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 4Bot Laner LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2015-12-302015-12-30 2016-05-182016-05-18
EU
Netherlands Hybrid Glenn Doornenbal 5Support Origen ESPlogo std.png Origen 2015-10-152015-10-15 2016-05-182016-05-18
EU
Sweden Tornell Christoffer Tornell 1Sub/Top Team Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 2016-01-072016-01-07 2016-05-182016-05-18
EU
Denmark Jesse Jesse Le 4Bot Laner Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 2015-10-152015-10-15 2015-12-132015-12-13
EU
Germany Smittyj Lennart Warkus 1Top Laner Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 2015-10-152015-10-15 2015-11-182015-11-18

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                       
Kikis 18 Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png 14 Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png
10
7
G2FNCG2FNC.png
20 Mysterious Monkeyslogo std.png 8 Team Vitalitylogo std.png 95 0 95
Trick 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 36 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 30 G2 Esportslogo std.png 117 0 117



PerkZ 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 36 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 30 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 153 0 153



Emperor 9 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 9 27



Hybrid 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 36 Origen ESPlogo std.png 54 0 54



Zven 18 Origen ESPlogo std.png 18 Origen ESPlogo std.png 36 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 138 36 174



Mithy 18 Lemondogslogo std.png 18 Origen ESPlogo std.png 18 Origen ESPlogo std.png 36 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 156 36 192



Expect 29 G2 Esportslogo std.png 33 G2 Esportslogo std.png 30 G2 Esportslogo std.png 92 0 92



Send0o 3 G2 Esportslogo std.png 3 0 3



loulex 4 GambitLogo std.png 18 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 18 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 6 Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png 3 G2 Esportslogo std.png 49 0 49



Blanc 3 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 39 0 39



Wunder 18 Splycelogo std.png 36 Splycelogo std.png 30 Splycelogo std.png 27 Splycelogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 147 0 147



Jankos 28 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 28 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 36 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 30 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 29 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 241 0 241



Hjärnan 18 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 18 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 18 Team Vitalitylogo std.png 31 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 31 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 152 0 152



Wadid 31 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 31 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 98 0 98



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2018

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Santiago 70Founder, Co-Owner, & Chief Executive Officer
Germany Jens Hilgers Co-Owner
Germany Peter Mucha Chief Operating Officer
Denmark z1n0 Jamie Bach General Manager
Germany GrabbZ Fabian Lohmann 70Head Coach
United Kingdom Duffman Christopher Duff Head Analyst
Spain Mapache Alex Parejo Analyst
Lithuania Ziminaite Karina Ziminaite Head of Content
Spain Krystian Jaroszynski Head of Business Development
Poland Lothar Jakub Szygulski Brand Manager
Spain Wirtz Jacobo Ramos IT Manager & Operations Adjunct
Romania Mihai Cojocaru Graphic Designer
Spain Christian Baez Financial Manager
France Oravan Thomas Navaro Assistant Graphic Designer
Denmark Sarah Youssef Sales and Business Development Assistant

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
Spain Lego Jesús García Project Manager G2 Vodafonelogo std.png G2 Vodafone
United States MindGamesWeldon Weldon Green 70Assistant Coach Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
United Kingdom Duffman Christopher Duff Team Manager & Head Analyst Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool 70Head Coach Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Portugal Luis Mira Content Manager
None
Belarus SharkZ Alexey Taranda 70Assistant Coach Vega Squadronlogo std.png Vega Squadron
Denmark Canoodle Nanna Bøgedal Social Media & Community Manager Northlogo std.png North
Portugal kedzr Daniel Silva Video Editor
None
Spain Bull Luis Rivera Manager EMonkeyzlogo std.png eMonkeyz
United Kingdom JammeH Jamie Morgado Operations Manager
None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-10-27A33 - 4$ 157,500$ 157,500€ 136,551.4WCS logo small.png Worlds 2018 Main Event0 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
 Wunder,
 Sacre,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-10-07I1QWCS logo small.png Worlds 2018 Play-In3 : 1Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png INF
 Wunder,
 Sacre,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-09-16A11WCS logo small.png EU Regional Finals 20183 : 1FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.png S04
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-08-25A55 - 6EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs0 : 3Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 Grabbz
2018-08-19A44EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Summer12 - 6Blanklogo std.png RR
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-07-08A11RR B logo small.png Rift Rivals 2018 NA-EU3 : 1NA LCS Allstarslogo std.png NA LCS
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-04-08A22€ 50,000$ 61,437.39€ 50,000EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs0 : 3Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2018-03-17A22EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Spring11 - 7Blanklogo std.png RR
 Wunder,
 Jankos,
 Perkz,
 Hjarnan,
 Wadid,
 GrabbZ
2017-11-04A99 - 11$ 111,307$ 111,307€ 95,724.02WCS logo small.png Worlds 20173 - 3Blanklogo std.png RR
 Expect,
 Trick,
 Perkz,
 Zven,
 mithy,
 YoungBuck
2017-09-03A11€ 80,000$ 94,400€ 80,000EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs3 : 0Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
 Expect,
 Trick,
 Perkz,
 Zven,
 mithy,
 YoungBuck
Total Prize: USD 268,807 • EUR 130,000

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2018
  • 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. 2018 EU LCS: Official Rosters eu.lolesports.com
  12. Christopher ‘Duffman’ Duff Returns As G2 Head Analyst g2esports.com
  13. G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  14. Update on League of Legends team staff g2esports.com
  15. Weldon joins G2 as Assistant Coach g2esports.com
  16. SharkZ's Tweet twitter.com
  17. Upset's Tweet twitter.com
  18. G2 Esports roster for EU LCS Week 1 g2esports.com
  19. G2 League of Legends Team Staff Update g2esports.com
  20. PerkZ last minute replacement in EU LCS Week 1 g2esports.com
  21. Hoang joins G2 League of Legends squad as a sub g2esports.com
  22. Joey 'YoungBuck' Steltenpool open to new opportunities g2esports.com
  23. Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Expect's Tweet twitter.com
  25. Welcome Zven and Mithy tsm.gg
  26. G2 Esports League of Legends EU LCS Line-up for 2018 g2esports.com
  27. Duffman's Tweet twitter.com
  28. G2 Esports's Tweet twitter.com
  29. Hoang's Tweet twitter.com
  30. Vacation is over. youtube.com
  31. G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  32. G2 statement on League of Legends team g2esports.com
  33. G2 agrees to terms with Fnatic for Kikis g2esports.com
  34. Official Roster Announcement: Changes to our LCS line-up fnatic.com
  35. Unlimited's Tweet twitter.com
  36. The Revolution Is Here g2esports.com
  37. Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
  38. Jesse's Tweet twitter.com
  39. G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com