G2 Esports is pleased to announce today that it is expanding into the fighting game realm as it welcomes Weston “Westballz” Dennis, one of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee players in the world, to its ranks. Venturing into Smash, a game with a community as passionate about competition and esports as we are, had long been in our plans, and we could not be happier to enter the fray with a player of this caliber!
Ranked eighth in the world in 2015, Weston is a very technical and aggressive player, who prioritizes a high-tempo game with a lot of intensity and flashy plays. He is widely regarded as one of the strongest Falco players in the world, but he has also proved countless times that he can also rise to the challenge on secondaries like Captain Falcon and Fox.
Weston’s arrival at G2 Esports could not have come at a better time: in just a few days, he will compete at the 2016 edition of the Evolution Championship Series, the largest fighting tournament in the world, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, he will be looking to outlast hundreds of other players as he chases his first top-10 EVO finish.
Below you can find a statement from Weston on joining G2 Esports:
“I am excited to be the first Smash player for G2, and for G2 to join the Melee community. My goal is simple: be the best player in the world and win titles. Expectations are high as my first tournament will under G2 will be Evolution 2016. I will work hard on making G2 proud!”
Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski, G2 Esports’ Chief Gaming Officer (CGO), gave the following statement about the club’s expansion into Smash:
“Personally, I am incredibly hyped about the fact that G2 is entering a new scene, especially with someone like Weston. After having many talks with him, I can say that he is the type of player that fits our mentality, he is a born winner and a competitive beast but he still has a really likeable personality. I cannot wait to see Weston wear our jersey and represent G2 at EVO, and also watch his streams afterwards.”