G2 Announces the CS:GO Lineup for ECS Season 5 Finals

G2 Esports announces ECS Season 5 Finals CS:GO team lineup: shox, kennyS, bodyy, SmithZz and Ex6TenZ.

We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the unveil of our new CS:GO roster and  while we are still in the decision making process for our long term plans, we are thrilled to be able to share with you the strong team which will represent G2 in London this weekend for the ECS Season 5 Finals.

  • We are bringing Richard ‘shox’ Papillon back to the active roster. This event marks shox’s first time back on stage since his wrist surgery. His recovery went very well and we are all more than excited to see shoxieJESUS’ triumphant return.
  • G2 Esports coach Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux has made the decision to compete as a player again, so he will join his former teammate shox back in the lineup.  
  • Legendary G2 AWPer Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub will be to prove his ability to take over games and be there in the clutch for his teammates when they need him the most.
  • Experienced in-game leader, and former G2 Esports player, Kevin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans will act as a stand-in for the ECS Season 5 Finals. He came to prominence as a strong in-game leader and great tactical player leading the then Team VeryGames to success in the beginning of CS:GO. Kevin was competing for G2 Esports back in 2016 together with shox, SmithZz, RpK and ScreaM.
  • Alexandre ‘bodyy’ Pianaro will round out the roster faithfully backing up his teammates.

Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire will go on the bench for now. We are in close contact with both players and have agreed to explore opportunities for potential new offers for each of them.

“This new composition with the return of shox and SmithZz and the addition of Ex6TenZ as stand-in, but also as team captain for this tournament, marks a new step in our decision-making process and I am excited to start working with all of them in London this weekend.

In the meantime, apEX and NBK have joined the bench and I really want to thank them for the work produced and the energy deployed throughout the past few months. I would like to take this opportunity to point out the great professionalism shown by all of our players since the beginning of this process as our decisions were always made with the acceptance of all of them.

A new step but not yet a conclusion, we are planning to announce our long term prospects before ESL One Cologne,” added Team Coach and Manager, Jérôme ‘NiaK’ Sudries.

Don’t miss your chance to cheer for our team on 9-10th of June in London, Wembley SSE Arena! You can get your tickets here.

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