Mixwell was originally placed on G2's bench on January 14, being sidelined for Stage 1: Challengers 2's open qualifier following a disappointing early exit in Challengers 1. For Challengers 2, G2 brought back keloqz, the young gun who propelled the European squad to a top-four finish in Masters: Berlin. With him, they managed to qualify for Stage 1: EMEA Challengers.
G2 currently sit in the middle of the Group B table with a record of one win and one loss. The team started out the tournament with a 2-1 loss to FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #6 , but bounced back with a 2-0 win against SuperMassive Blaze SuperMassive Blaze Europe Rank #12 to balance their record.
With Mixwell returning, G2 still have three more group stage games to play if they are to reach playoffs. They'll play against BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #32 on January 26, followed by matches against Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 and Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #5 the following two weeks.