After a string of disappointing performances over the past two years under the leadership of Ex6tenz, Gamers2 have decided to part ways with their former IGL. The renowned IGL was well known for this leading capabilities however he could never get any of his teams past the group stage.
Gamers2 have decided to bring in Bodyy, formerly a member of LDLC.White. This follows on the heels of EnVyUs signing DeVil into their lineup.
Apart from the major, this year G2 garnered two 5th-6th finishes, at SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals and GEC 2016, and third place at ESL Expo Barcelona Invitational.
According to the official website of the team ,
“It is with a great motivation and desire to win that I join G2 today. I feel incredibly blessed to have been approached by this team, and I will prove that I can live up to their expectations. I want to start by thanking Team LDLC for all they have given me during this past year playing under their colors. I would particularly like to thank my former teammates, without them none of this would be possible and they have all become my good friends. I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they gave to me two years ago, and I wish them the best for the future.” Pianaro said in a statement on G2’s website.
“I feel that this is unreal, going from the French subtop to one of the best teams in the world. The chance I’ve been given is just incredible, and I want to thank everyone for the confidence they have put in me. I intend to give 2000% to prove my value, to advance and reach the goals of the team, and to together win the most prestigious competitions.”
G2 now have the following lineup:
Richard “shox” Papillon
Cédric “RpK” Guipouy
Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro
The team will debut with the new lineup at DreamHack Masters Malmö, which is set to start in less than three days on April 12, and will run until April 17. There, G2 replaced fnatic and were placed in a group alongside Natus Vincere, CLG and GODSENT.