Today marks the day when G2.Kinguin re-enters the Counter-Strike field. When we decided to transfer our previous CS:GO team to FaZe Clan, we stated that it was just a matter of time before we signed a new squad. That did not mean, however, that we would be rushed into making another foray into the scene, so a move would always have to be in line with the values, the ambition and the goals of this club.
We are delighted to announce that we have found a group of players who tick all those boxes in Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, Richard “shox” Papillon and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux. These are some of the most talented and storied players in the world, and we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with them, especially with ScreaM, who at one point was part of our previous roster.
The team’s manager, Jérôme “NiaK” Sudries, also joins G2 as we firmly believe that he has a key part to play in their journey back to the top. His professionalism and excellent leadership skills, coupled with G2’s established reputation and experience, will help creating the perfect atmosphere for the players to reach their full potential and live up to the expectations of the fans.
G2’s Chief Gaming Officer, Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski, gave the following statement about the signing of the team:
“Today is a great day for G2.Kinguin. Ever since we got involved in CS:GO, we have been striving to achieve not only great sportive success but to make a significant contribution to the positive development of the competitive CSGO scene. It was in our first effort that we took an instrumental role in building the first ever truly multi-national professional CSGO team, which initially played under the Team Kinguin flag and later on transferred to G2.Kinguin. The team rose to global success within just a few months and took a Top10 in all international CSGO rankings. We have learned our fair part on talent management in what ultimately resulted in the transfer of the team. A transfer probably ranking at the very top of the highest transfer fees ever paid in the history of competitive Counter-Strike.
But here is not where our CSGO journey ends. It is where we feel all our learnings channel into new opportunities and new opportunities reward our fans and us here at G2 esports:
After weeks of research, discussion and thorough evaluation, we are proud to welcome the former team Titan in G2 esports!
This group of passionate, skillful and professional players and managers is determined to get back to the top. We have no doubts that they will achieve their goals and we will throw all our energy and support behind them. On a special note, it’s with great joy that we welcome back our former player, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom. It is our commitment to support him in building his legacy.
Thank you, Kévin, Adil, Cédric, Richard and Edouard for your trust in us, in G2 eSports and thank you for rewarding all our fans. It is up to this club to give you the support you deserve and we promise to not let you down on that! Let’s keep rocking. G2!”
Jérôme “NiaK” Sudries had this to say about joining G2:
“We are both proud and happy to announce that we are joining G2. This club has experienced an awesome development in recent months, owed mainly to the hard work of a competent management team led by Carlos. The players and I are driven by the will to build long-term relationships with the people we work with, and in that respect G2 was the best choice. After Team VeryGames and Titan, this is the beginning of a new chapter for us, and our main goal is to get back to the top of the CS:GO rankings, of which we have been out for far too long.”
You will not have to wait long to watch the team in action under G2.Kinguin as the players will be dressed in our silver jerseys at the Game Show Global eSports Cup finals, which will take place from February 4th-7th in Vilnius, Lithuania. So keep checking our website and our social media channels as we will bring you on a wild ride with our new team!