G2 Esports Looking to Trade Most of Line-Up and Coaching Staff For 2022
As previously reported, G2 Esports will look a lot different once 2022 comes around as only Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski will remain with this venerable organization. Everyone else, including Martin “Wunder” Hansen, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle will part ways with the organizations.
Heck, even long-time head coach Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann and strategic coach Nelson Sng will have to look for a new team to call home come 2022. This, in short, should really come as no surprise given the fact that G2 failed to secure a ticket to the World Championship for the first time in the organization’s history.
For most, that’s the default state of affairs; for G2 Esports, however, an org that has won nearly all there was to win (sans Worlds), that’s an unacceptable failure — nay, a debacle. It might sound overly theatrical, but G2 has built its identity around momentous triumph and mind-blowing success, and with 2021 not yielding any titles or noticeable achievements, it was time for a thorough restructuring.
“These changes are very, very tough to make, and trust me when I say we’ve spent hours upon hours of discussing internally with the players that stay within the organization. As a result of these discussions, we have decided to bench and look to trade Wunder, Mikyx, Rekkles, Grabbz, and Nelson, and look to also replace the rest of the support staff,” said Carlos through a seemingly impromptu video.
G2 Esports in 2022 | What Happens Next?
What’ll happen next still remains to be seen, but we’re all dying to find out.
If the rumor mill is to be believed, Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (of Team SoloMid fame) and seasoned head coach Dylan Falco have been tapped as replacements, two signings that are probably going to be made official once 2021 Worlds is over.
That, if true, is absolutely stellar news, but we still have no idea who’ll fill in the immense void in the bottom lane — Rekkles and Mikyx are some of the best and most talented players Europe ever fostered.
Will G2 go for a bunch of up-and-comers from the ERLs? Poach a couple of veterans from their opponents (in true G2 fashion)? Or play the TSM/TL card and import some high-profile players from the LPL/LCK?
There’s no way of knowing right now, but fortunately we won’t have to wait long to find out.
Tectonic Roster Changes
Wunder, Rekkles, and Mikyx are pretty much LEC royalty at this point. They will seriously bolster any team they sign for, which means the LEC, as a whole, could get a lot more competitive. Well, assuming they stay in Europe which, in all fairness, is far from guaranteed. There have been some rumors of Team SoloMid looking to acquire the legendary Swedish marksman, although nothing has been made official just yet.
In any case, it’ll be mighty interesting to see where these three legends end up next!