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G2 Esports Officially Announces New Counter-Strike Super Team
After more than two months of rumors and speculations, G2 Esports has finally unveiled its French Counter-Strike super team for the world.
The esports organization has signed three star players from Team EnVyUs: Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Kenny “kennyS” Schrub and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire. All three are monsters when it comes to individual performances. They are widely considered as some of the best players in the game, having secured multiple Valve Majors and victories in several other international events.
Unfortunately for the team’s roster from last year, only Richard “shox” Papillon and Alexandre “bodyy” Pinaro will be continuing as members of the newly formed French Counter-Strike super team. Edouard “SmithZz” Dobourdeaux is being moved to a coaching role for G2 Esports, while Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom are parting ways with the team.
“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,” said G2 Esports founder and CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago. “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.”
According to the announcement, the roster shuffle went down as the largest investment deal in the history of G2 Esports. Though, specific figures were not shared with the public.
Ironically, the announcement of the organization’s new Counter-Strike super team comes just days after the conclusion of the ELEAGUE Major where both G2 and EnVyUs were knocked out from the group stages.
According to recent reports, ScreaM has been approached by FaZe Clan to replace Phillip “aizy” Aistrub. More interestingly, RpK is said to be forming another Counter-Strike super team with Alexandre “xms” Forte from Team LDLC and David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic from Team Vexed, which will be led by current captain of Team EnVyUs, Vincent “Happy” Cervoni.