Broken Blade and Dylan Falco Rumored to be Replacing Wunder and Grabbz Over at G2 Esports
The 2021 off-season hasn’t even begun and yet we already have more juicy rumors than our hearts can handle! This latest batch comes from Esportmaníacos and, well, it’s definitely worth talking about! If the rumor mill is to be believed, Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (former TSM top laner and LCS champion) and Dylan Falco are set to replace Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen and Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann over at G2 Esports.
If you just did a spit take, know that you’re not the only one.
This, if true, is absolutely massive and will no doubt affect the LEC landscape in a myriad of ways — some nuanced, some less so. Moreover, G2 has supposedly found a replacement for Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle as well. Whether that’s a native support player or a high-profile import still remains to be seen.
By the looks of it, the only player whose job is safe is Rasmus “Caps” Winther, the venerable mid lane behemoth who had just extended his contract with G2. Everyone else is either getting booted or will test free agency. Either way, the G2 we all know and love will change, and in quite dramatic fashion, too.
A New Kind of G2 Esports
Whether these changes will be enough for G2 to correct course still remains to be seen, but they’re definitely a step in the right direction. Dylan Falco is horrendously underappreciated despite the fact that he’s been accomplishing wonders with teams and line-ups that are by no means imposing or packed with potential. And, well, he’s as seasoned a coach as they come; he had coached Team SoloMid, Immortals, Fnatic, and Schalke 04 — a highly eclectic range, no doubt.
As for Broken Blade, he seems to be the opposite of Wunder at this point in time — he’s highly motivated, has an exceptional work ethic, and is more than willing to go the extra mile. He might not be as talented, but what he might lack in pure potential he more than makes up for with hard work and dedication.
It’s no secret that Wunder’s passion for the game has dwindled, so the fact that he’s been slumping for so long should really come as no surprise.
Broken Blade, on the other hand, had a very respectable showing throughout the most recent Summer Split — second-best in Kill Participation (64.8%), second-best in Kill Share (22%), second-best in Death Share (16.5%), second highest Gold Differential at the Ten Minute Mark, and second-highest Damage Share (25.3%). In other words: Broken Blade played his heart out, and was undoubtedly one of the most important catalysts over at Schalke 04.
Prepare For the Most Chaotic Off-Season
It goes without saying, but if things are already this chaotic — despite the fact that we’re two whole months away from the 2021 off-season — it’s fair to assume that things will only get crazier and crazier! What G2 will do and how well it’ll handle these trying moments is what interests us the most and, by the looks of it, we won’t have to wait long to find out!