Today marks the beginning of a new era at G2. We are thrilled to share with our amazing fans the club’s first steps in the rebranding process that we will be undergoing in the coming weeks as we look to cement our position in the world of esports.
Here at G2 we are delighted to unveil Kinguin, the best marketplace for digital games, as our new title partner. This long-term agreement launches G2 into a new era of partnerships, which reflects our strategy to be one of the leading esports club in the world. We will be working with Kinguin in the future to bring our fans the best deals in the latest games and massive giveaways.
But that is not all. As promised, we are venturing again into the exciting scene of Counter-Strike with the acquisition of Team Kinguin, consisting of Mikail “Maikelele” Bill, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, Ricardo “fox” Pacheco, Håvard “rain” Nygaard and Dennis “dennis” Edman as players and Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić as coach. We could not be happier to have such a talented group of players in our ranks and we believe that, with this all-star roster, we will finally be able to achieve the level of success that we have aimed for since the creation of our CS:GO section.
Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago, G2’s founder and CEO, had this to say about signing the new CS:GO team:
“All our fans have been demanding a world-class Counter-Strike:GO team for some months already. Worry not, today is the day! We are honored to welcome Team Kinguin as our CS:GO team! They will be joining our amazing HotS squad and our LoL team, which, by the way, qualified for LCS last weekend. On top of these wonderful news, we will rebrand G2 using the suggestions our fans made, as you can see here. This team has earned the respect of many in the industry by fighting against language barriers and previous misconceptions from the Counter Strike community. Counter Strike is about 15 years old now, and the vast majority of successful teams that have come and gone have been all from the same nation or communicated in the same language. These guys seem to have challenged these habits. This will hopefully start a trend, and more international World Class teams will rise.”
Below you can find a statement from Jamie “z1n0” Bach, G2’s Operations Manager, on the Kinguin partnership:
Kinguin founder and CEO Viktor Wanli gave the following statement about the partnership with G2: