G2 Esports

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[e][h]G2 Esports
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Team Captain:
USA Cameron "Kronovi" Bills
Total Earnings:
$168,801
2486
Links
Achievements
ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League
Upcoming Matches
G2 vs. GHO
September 22, 2018 - 19:00 UTC
G2 vs. ROG
September 22, 2018 - 22:20 UTC
C9 vs. G2
September 29, 2018 - 23:10 UTC
G2 vs. EG
October 06, 2018 - 21:30 UTC
NRG vs. G2
October 06, 2018 - 23:10 UTC

G2 Esports is a Spanish professional eSports organization located in Madrid, founded in November 2013 by Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez. The organization also hosts squads in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone The organization renamed from "Gamers2" to G2 Esports as a part of their 2015 rebranding project.

History[edit]

RLCS Season 2[edit]

European giants G2 Esports entered the Rocket League scene by acquiring the iBUYPOWER roster in September 2016, consisting of Cameron "Kronovi" Bills, Ted "0ver Zer0" Keil, and Brandon "Lachinio" Lachin, who were coming off a strong win over FlipSid3 Tactics in RLCS Season 1. The North American powerhouse was looking to continue their previous successes in RLCS Season 2, this time under the G2 banner. Despite entering Season 2 as strong favourites, the defending World Champions struggled throughout the season, before ultimately finishing seventh in North American League Play with a 2-5 record thus failing to make regional playoffs.

RLCS Season 3[edit]

G2's train wreck in Season 2 led to the departure of Lachinio shortly after the season ended in November 2016, and the departure of 0ver Zer0 a couple months later in January 2017, leaving only team captain Kronovi on the roster. The offseason was tense for the G2 as the world anxiously watched to see who he would bring in to fill out the G2 roster. Ultimately, after several months of deliberation, Dillon "Rizzo" Rizzo and Jacob "JKnaps" Knapman, formerly of Take 3 and Selfless Gaming respectively, were brought on in hopes of success in RLCS Season 3.

Things finally looked to be on the up for G2 as they started off the season 3-0. However, it all started going downhill for the fan favourites in week 4 as they started with a nailbiting 3-2 win over winless SetToDestroyX. Things really took a turn for the worse as they lost their next three matches against Take 3, NRG Esports, and Genesis. G2 finished League Play in third, missing out on the automatic qualification to the world championships that looked to be theirs earlier in the season. In the playoffs, G2 faced off against the Canadian squad of Denial Esports who finished sixth in League Play. However, to everyone's surprise, the fan favourites were upset by the underdogs from the north in a nail-biting seven-game series. G2's season ended with yet another disappointment as they failed to make the world championships for the second season in a row.

RLCS Season 4[edit]

Despite coming off a poor season for their standards, the G2 roster elected to stick together for RLCS Season 4, one of the only two North American rosters who stayed together. G2 had a strong start to Season 4 and kept their momentum this time around, finishing second only to Cloud9 in North American League Play. With their top 2 finish, the team secured automatic qualification to the RLCS Season 4 World Championships. Their regional successes ended there, however, as the team fell 4-1 to Ghost Gaming in the regional semifinals before losing to NRG Esports 4-1 in the 3rd place match.

At the World Championships, G2 Esports started off strong by beating OCE powerhouse Chiefs eSports Club 3-2 before falling to eventual champions Gale Force eSports in the winner's quarterfinals. This marked team captain Kronovi's first loss at the RLCS LAN finals. In the loser's bracket, G2 picked up steam with a series of upsets by beating European favourites Mock-it eSports 3-2 and PSG eSports 3-1. They squared off against Cloud9 in a North American derby before eventually succumbing after a thrilling five-game series. The season was widely considered a success for Kronovi and his squad as they greatly improved over their performance in the past two seasons, establishing their name as a force in Rocket League Esports.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Roster from RLCS Season 3 to Present Roster from RLCS Season 3 to Present
ID Name Join Date
USA Kronovi Captain
(
Cameron Bills
)
Join Date: 
2016-09-07 [4]
USA Rizzo
(
Dillon Rizzo
)
Join Date: 
2017-02-22 [2]
Canada JKnaps
(
Jacob Knapman
)
Join Date: 
2017-02-22 [2]
USA Jahzo
(
Jacob Alexander Suda
)
(Manager/Coach)
Join Date: 
2017-07-13[3]


Former[edit]

Former Players Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA 0ver Zer0
(
Ted Keil
)
Join Date: 
2016-09-07[4]
Leave Date: 
2017-01-31[1]
 
Spacestation Gaming

RLCS Season 2 Squad RLCS Season 2 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Kronovi Captain
(
Cameron Bills
)
Join Date: 
2016-09-07 [4]
Leave Date: 
-
USA 0ver Zer0
(
Ted Keil
)
Join Date: 
2016-09-07[4]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada Lachinio
(
Brandon Lachin
)
Join Date: 
2016-09-07 [4]
Leave Date: 
2016-11-12[5]
 
Iris
USA Gambit
(
Cody Dover
)
(Coach )
Join Date: 
2016-09-07[4]
Leave Date: 
2016-11-14[6]
 
Premature Superhero Cops

Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada JKnaps   Jacob Knapman
None
PRL Rivals #11

SPL Weekly 3v3 #14 - North America

USA DarkFire   Jacob Gurrola
None
PRL Rivals #8
USA Gambit   Cody Dover
USA 0ver Zer0 Ted Keil ShowDown: Take the Shot #3

GamerSaloon Champions League Playoffs

USA Gambit   Cody Dover
Canada Lachinio Brandon Lachin PRL Rivals #3
USA Gibbs   Randy Gibbons
Canada Lachinio Brandon Lachin GamerSaloon Champions League - Playoffs Round of 6 Game 1
USA Zanejackey   Christopher Jacobs
USA Kronovi Cameron Bills Pulsar Season 3: Premier League - Playoffs


Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-07-28 A11st A2Major Rocket League Universal Open: Season 2 - US East Regionals 3 : 1 $1,500
2018-06-09 A77 - 8th A2Premier RLCS Season 5 - Finals 2 : 3 $7,000
2018-04-21 A11st A2Premier RLCS Season 5 - North America 4 : 3 $20,500
2018-01-28 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Open Leipzig 2018 3 : 4 $12,000
2017-12-03 A11st A2Premier ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 4 : 3 $70,000
2017-11-12 A44th A2Premier RLCS Season 4 - Finals 2 : 3 $11,000
2017-10-14 A44th A2Premier RLCS Season 4 - North America 1 : 4 $9,250
2017-07-23 A33 - 4th A2Major DreamHack Atlanta 2017 2 : 4 $6,000
2017-06-25 A11st A3Minor RLCS Summer Series 1 4 : 0 $2,500
2017-05-06 A55 - 6th A2Premier RLCS Season 3 - North America 3 : 4 $4,750
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Recent Matches[edit]

Overall 3W : 2L (60%) in series, 11W : 8L (57.89%) in games
DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. Team
2018-09-1520:40 UTC A2PremierRLCS Season 6 - North America3 : 1 FQ
2018-09-0821:30 UTC A2PremierRLCS Season 6 - North America3 : 0 ALG
2018-08-2518:00 UTC A2MajorRocket League Universal Open: Season 20 : 3 GHO
2018-08-2516:00 UTC A2MajorRocket League Universal Open: Season 22 : 3 C9
2018-08-2417:00 UTC A2MajorRocket League Universal Open: Season 23 : 1 COL

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