As had been previously rumored, Auni "AvovA" Chahade, Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas, and Jose "koldamenta" Luis Aranguren are the newest G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #8 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas koldamenta Jose Luis Aranguren AvovA Auni Chahade nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas pyth Jacob Mourujärvi members.

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Mere hours ago, G2 announced the departure of Patryk "paTiTek" Fabrowski, Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks and Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt. The last would go on to sign for Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 zeek Aleksander Zygmunt cNed Mehmet Yağız İpek starxo Patryk Kopczynski BONECOLD Santeri Sassi Kiles Vlad Shvets , replacing the outgoing koldamenta.

With koldamenta, Acend finished VCT's Stage 1 with an unexpected performance that saw them qualify for the Stage 1: Challengers 3 and, from there, for Stage 1: Masters 1. Despite low expectations, they ended up defeating Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Europe Rank #10 chiwawa Egor Stepanyuk CREA Charles Beauvois Jady Yaroslav Nikolaev rhyme Emir Muminovic Ex6TenZ Kévin Droolans , FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #4 Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ShadoW Tobias Flodström dimasick Dmitriy Matvienko and Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #6 MONSTEERR Ondřej Petrů nieSoW Dustyn Durnas inactive ardiis Ardis Svarenieks paTiTek Patryk Fabrowski al0rante Felix Brandl lowel Christian Garcia Antoran to win the event. The team had a disappointing Stage 2, failing to qualify for the EMEA Challengers Playoffs.

Heretics, where nukkye and AvovA finished 2020 with on top, won First Strike and maintained their form with the second place finish at the first VCT Masters. They came crashing down in Stage 2, eliminated by the current Team BDS Team BDS Europe Rank #7 logaN Logan Corti rodeN Rodolphe Bianco AKUMAAAAA Alex Lo Bello TakaS Jonathan Paupard hoppY Dylan Aube in Stage 2: Challengers 1, and failed to qualify for the second event, being knocked out by the team they will now represent.

It's been known for a while that G2 would be at the heart of a European shuffle by signing these three players. After being one of the top forces of 2020 and having a disastrous 2021, the team hopes to recover their spot as a title contender by reformulating much of their lineup, starting with the second LVP Rising Series event.

G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #8 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas koldamenta Jose Luis Aranguren AvovA Auni Chahade nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas pyth Jacob Mourujärvi are now:

The team's technical staff is: