In G2 Esports we are the ones to seize the day. We’ve had a chance to dip our toe in the sim racing field and while exploring it we realized that it has a huge potential. That’s why we started scouting for the best racers and staff in the field straight away. We are happy to welcome our new racer Cem Bolukbasi and our new racing team manager Danny ‘HuskY’ Engels to G2 Esports.
Here is what G2 Esports CEO Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez has to say on our racing expansion:
“G2 Esports has a reputation of finding hidden gems and recognizing rising esports titles. By recruiting Cem and Danny we are starting our growth as a new powerhouse in the sim racing field. I’ve known Danny for years, back from my SK Gaming days, where he was a phenomenal driver and a great personality. His immense experience in the field makes him a perfect manager to drive our team. Danny helped us find the young Turkish racing star Cem who is a true talent and an extremely dedicated person. We’re looking forward to seeing him prevail in any racing competition. We can’t wait to see his debut under the G2 banner at the F1 2017 Esports Series Grand Final, which takes place alongside the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi later this month.”
19-year-old Cem Bolukbasi has already grown his fan base in native Turkey and after recently moving to Germany is ready to dominate the scene together with G2 Esports:
“It’s a real pleasure to be a part of G2 Esports. I’m sure together we will achieve great success and I am looking forward to our shared bright future in both esports and sim racing. I am excited to attend tournaments around the world as a G2 Esports racer and looking forward to create great content for my current and new fans on this adventure. I’m excited to see what future brings us and I’m ready to give everything I have!”
Danny ‘HuskY’ Engels is ready to bring his experience and establish a racing dream team:
“After a long and very successful sim racing career, I am very honored to be gifted with the opportunity to establish virtual racing in G2 Esports as a manager. Even the biggest brands in real motorsports (e.g. Formula One) have found their ways into esports and will bring exciting times for talented sim racers. I was one of those myself almost a decade ago, I am looking forward to manage the winners of tomorrow and maybe even future racing stars. To get this opportunity in G2 Esports is special for me as I already crossed paths with Carlos a long time ago and G2 has proven to create winners in so many different games already.“
About Cem Bolukbasi
Istanbul-born Cem is already known in his home country and his story has been featured in major Turkish media outlets. He became Turkish Motocross Champion at the age of 6 and was awarded Turkish National Athlete in 2013.
He is one of those sim racers who also competes and trains on the real track. Cem started his career in sim racing back in 2013. Due to his natural talent and quick grasp Cem has quickly developed into one of the best racing game players and all-rounders within the current scene.
Cem has participated in the iRacing World Championship Series which is an equivalent to the Worlds Championship in the sim racing scene. He was not only World Fastest Gamer Finalist in the rFactor 2 qualifier, but has now also qualified for the F1 Esports Series in Abu Dhabi. This one was extremely tough, but Cem demonstrated extreme prowess – he qualified for the F1 Esports Semi-Final through a PS4 competition where he finished in first position against over ten thousand people who entered the event. That meant he got the ticket to London where he managed to secure the second place in his group and thereby qualified for Abu Dhabi.
About Danny ‘HuskY’ Engels
27-year-old Danny Engels comes from Trier, Germany. In the virtual racing scene he’s better known by the HuskY nickname that brought him fame back in the day when he was competing for SK Gaming. Analytic thinking and a taste for good sport and competition are just few characteristics of Danny.
From now on he’ll be sharing his time between managing the G2 Esports racing team and being an applied mathematics student, as well as playing ice hockey during his free time.
His most notable achievements: Intel Racing Tour Champion 2007, ESL Pro Series Runner-Up 2007, ESWC World-Vice Champion 2011, Germany’s best Gamer 2011 and Alienware Gaming Masters Champion 2012.