We are very excited to announce that Jacob ‘JKnaps’ Knapman, Dillon ‘Rizzo’ Rizzo, and team captain Cameron ‘Kronovi’ Bills have all agreed to multi-year contracts with G2 Esports. The three have been incredible players and ambassadors for our club and we are ecstatic that they will continue representing us in the Rocket League Championship Series and other tournaments.
Despite an early exit from the recent RLCS Season 5 World Championship in London, the team had a very strong performance in the regular season. They finished in 1st place, winning the North American Regional Championship, with Kronovi receiving the Clutch Playmaker accolade, JKnaps coming 2nd in the Golden Striker standings, and JKnaps and Kronovi coming 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Regular Season MVP standings.
We have our NA #RLCS player accolades for Season 5!
Savior of the Season: @Lethamyr_RL
Clutch Playmaker: @KronoviRL
Golden Striker: @GarrettG34
Tune in this Saturday to find out the NA League Play MVP at the end of the show! pic.twitter.com/6rvB95FD4j
— Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) May 2, 2018
Team captain Kronovi had the following to say about the announcement:
“I think that despite our performance at worlds, we had a fantastic season. After playing alongside Rizzo and JKnaps for so long, I’ve really come to appreciate teaming with them. We always find new ways to improve and motivate each other. We aren’t afraid to do what it takes to get better and that really showed this season when we took the 1 seed during playoffs. Worlds didn’t quite pan out how we would have liked, but we are committed to doing what it takes to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
G2 Esports CEO Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez added:
“I’m delighted and honored to have Kronovi, Rizzo, and JKnaps extend their contracts with G2 Esports. It shows their trust in our organization and determination to be on top of the world together. It warms my heart to know that each of them is loved and praised by the community for their skill as well as their personalities and great sportsmanship. They are true fighters and entertainers, exactly what we look for in our players, and are among the greatest ambassadors G2 Esports could wish for over in North America and worldwide. We want to continue building their legacy – with massive ambition, awe-inspiring goals and a touch of fun and good humour.”
To celebrate the team, we have worked with Lithuanian artist Guste Ruplyte to create three exclusive t-shirts featuring a unique artwork for each player. These beautiful t-shirts showcased by the team at the World Championship are available now in the G2 Esports store. Click here to get yours today!
The players will be returning to the field on July 14th in the Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational 2. You can follow them for all the latest updates: