In June, G2 Esports turned to Richard “shox” Papillon and trusted him with a new project along side veterans Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux. Those two replaced Nathan “NBK” Schmitt and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire who were benched before eventually signing with Team Vitality last month.
Since the creation of the new project, G2 Esports fielded respectable results with a 9/11th place finish at the FACEIT London Major. Earning them a spot at the New Challengers stage for the IEM Katowice Major in early 2019. After that, the team failed to impress at ESL One: New York 2018 and cs_summit 3, finishing 5/6th and 7/8th, respectively. During that period, VPEsports also reported that Kenny “kennyS” Schrub had yet to sign a contract with the team, making him the only one from the current G2 roster not to sign an extension.
According to our information, G2 will change two players, turning to a new and younger project. Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux will be benched only five months following their comeback. The two players will be replaced by two inexperienced players from 3DMAX; Audric “JACKZ” Jug and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang. The two have certainly impressed the French scene in recent months and G2 will try to bring new blood into the team.
Both players are known for their good performances in 3DMAX, however JACKZ is mostly known for being a skill player while Lucky is considered to be a hybrid player; adept with both the AWP and Rifle. He should also will help to team to enhance its game and help shox with his in game leading role.
Sources also told VPEsports that contract negotiations with Kenny “kennyS” Schrub have progressed and he is set to sign an extension soon.
G2 Esports should soon be:
Richard “shox” Papillon
Kenny “kennyS” Schrub
Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro
Audric “JACKZ” Jug
Lucas “Lucky” Chastang
Damien “maLeK” Marcel (coach)
Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans (benched)
Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux (benched)