Our Counter-Strike team was unable to advance from the group stage at MLG Columbus following a 1-2 defeat against Virtus.pro on Wednesday. Going into the event, we knew that we had been placed in a very tough group, and our players fought valiantly to reach the playoffs, especially if you take into consideration the heavy loss in their opening match.
Most teams out there would crumble after such a result and call it a day, but our players showed great fighting spirit and eased past Cloud9 before taking the grudge match against Virtus.pro to a third map. It is hard to take positives from an event where you were unable to achieve the goals that you had set for yourself, so it is time to look ahead and prepare for the events that are coming up.
Below is a statement from the team’s manager, Jérôme “NiaK” Sudries, with his take on G2’s run at the Major:
“Despite our recents good performances, we were not up to scratch in Columbus,” Sudries noted. “Nothing happens by chance, we will work harder to come back stronger and show our real potential. We will keep fighting. #G2WIN.”
Our team will return to action on Wednesday, against Natus Vincere, in the ESL Pro League, in which we currently sit fourth.