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G2 Esports
G2 Esportslogo square.png
Team Information
Location: Spain Spain
Coaches: Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool
Website: http://www.g2esports.com/
Sponsor(s): Kinguin
Youtube: G2 Esports
Facebook: G2 Esports
Team Subreddit: /r/G2eSports
Twitter: G2esports
Sister Team (Current): G2 Vodafone
Created: 2015-10-15
Current Roster
G2 summer 2017.JPG

G2 Esports is a Spanish team. They were formerly known as Gamers2. They currently compete under the name G2 Kinguin in representation of their sponsor Kinguin.


2016 Season

G2 Esports rebranded from the name Gamers2 in October 2015, after qualifying for the EU LCS. In addition to rebranding, the team changed several positions in their roster: from Smittyj, Kikis, PerkZ, Jesse, and Hybrid as their qualifying roster, G2 Esports moved Kikis to top lane and add Korean players Trick and Emperor. Their roster quickly rose to prominence and recognition in the LCS, consistently tied for first place after each week, sometimes with H2k and sometimes also with Vitality, until the end of the split when they held first place with sole possession. With a quarterfinal bye, the playoffs also saw them strong, as they defeated both Fnatic and Origen 3-1 to win the season and secure an invitation to the Mid-Season Invitational.

Going into MSI, G2 Esports were seen as a favorite not to win, but to come in second place to the Korean representatives SK Telecom T1.[1][2] However, the team lost their first four games of the round robin and ultimately finished in fifth place, ahead of only SuperMassive eSports, and out of playoff contention - importantly, this placement meant that Europe would miss out on a Pool 1 Seed at Worlds. In a statement published partway through the second day of play, G2 stated that their players had taken vacation time after a "rigorous Spring Split."[3] Emperor later stated that there had been an internal conflict within the team one day prior to the start of the event.[4]

These several factors - their performance compared to expectations, the far-reaching impact of their result harming the European region as a whole for Worlds seeding, and their statement seeming like a poor excuse - resulted in the organization receiving significant backlash from the community and sparked a debate with varied opinions on the matter from different people.[5][6][7][8]

G2 revamped their roster for the 2016 EULCS Summer Split, adding superstar bottom lane Zven and Mithy, as well as adding Expect in the Top Lane after Kikis' departure. In the regular season, G2 went undefeated finishing in 1st place with 10 wins and 8 draws. Entering the 2016 EULCS Summer Playoffs as the heavy favorite, G2 defeated Unicorns of Love (3-1) in the Semifinals and then the massively improved Splyce squad (3-1) in the Finals to win their second EU LCS title in a row. This would also qualify them for the 2016 World Championship as Europe's #1 seed.

G2 was then drawn in Group A along with LCK champions ROX Tigers, NA's second seed Counter Logic Gaming and IWCQ winner Albus NoX Luna. The team, however, failed to make it out of the group stage, finishing the Worlds run with a 1-5 standing.

Despite the massive failure the team had at Worlds, the organization still chose to re-sign the entire squad for the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split. The team also added Team SoloMid's former Coach, Weldon Green, as the Assistant Coach.

2017 Season

G2 continues to dominate the EU LCS throughout the 2017 Spring Split, losing only to Roccat in Week 10. With a 12:1 record, they were directly seeded into semi-finals where they faced off Fnatic. They closed out the series 3:1 fashion and moved on to the finals to play against Unicorns of Love. As expected, G2 won their third consecutive European title and earned the right to represent EULCS at the 2017 MSI.

At the 2017 Mid-Season Invitationals, G2 went 4-6 to rank third in the Group Stage phase. This ensures that EULCS teams get first tier placement in the upcoming 2017 World Championship. In the Playoffs, they first faced WE where they defeat them 3:1 to advance to the finals. Against the reigning champion SK Telecom T1, G2 was only able to take one game off of them. Still, they redeemed themselves in the eyes of their fans, having performed poorly at the previous MSI.

Entering into the 2017 Summer Split, the team was placed in Group A along with Fnatic, Roccats, Misfits, and Ninjas in Pajamas. Though throughout the summer split the team was still considered a strong team, it was clear they were no longer dominant like they were in 2016, especially against Fnatic who was quickly establishing themselves as the best team in Europe. This was especially apparent in the inaugural Rift Rivals Red when the team performed dismally by securing only a single win against Cloud9 in the group stage; though to be fair, only Unicorns of Love made it out of the group stage to compete against Team Solomid in the Rift Rivals Finals. After the Rift Rivals, the team's performance slid off a bit more, ending their summer regular season in 2nd place in their group to secure a quarter-final bye in the 2017 EULCS Summer Playoffs.

In the quarter-finals, the team narrowly beat Splyce in a five game series to advance to the next round. In the semi-finals, they faced off against H2K and this time they were able to close off the series in a convincing 3-0 fashion to automatically qualify for 2017 Worlds by points alone. In the finals, they faced Misfits who was able to eliminate Fnatic in the semi-final in a surprising 3-1 fashion. Though their opponent was able to put up some good fights in the finals series, G2 dominated the finals without losing a match to secure their fourth EULCS championship, thus securing a first seed status for the European region in the 2017 Worlds Championship.


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency Denmark Wunder Martin Hansen 01 Top -
Current Official Residency Poland Jankos Marcin Jankowski 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency Croatia PerkZ Luka Perković 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Sweden Hjärnan Petter Freyschuss 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea Wadid Kim Bae-in (김배인) 05 Support -

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Sweden Amin1 Amin Mezher Jungle Germany Smittyj PGL LotR Season 1 - Playoffs
France Yuuki602 Florent Soler AD Netherlands Hybrid
1 Amin subs in as Jungler while starting Jungler Kikis subs in as Top laner for Smittyj.
2 Yuuki60 subs in as AD carry while starting AD carry Jesse subs in as Support for Hybrid.


C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Expect Ki Dae-han (기대한) 01 Top
Denmark Zven Jesper Svenningsen 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Spain mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 05 Support Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Spain Send0o Rosendo Fuentes 06 Sub/Top
Denmark Visdom Benjamin Larsen 10 Sub/Support
South Korea Trick Kim Gang-yun (김강윤) 02 Jungle Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev 05 Support
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 01 Top Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 04 AD LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
Netherlands Hybrid Glenn Doornenbal 05 Support Origenlogo std.png Origen
Sweden Tornell Christoffer Tornell 06 Sub/Top Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Denmark Jesse Jesse Le 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Germany Smittyj Lennart Warkus 01 Top Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Kikis 18 UOLlogo std.png  14 UOLlogo std.png  18 G2logo std.png  50 0 50

Trick 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

PerkZ 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

Emperor 9 TDKlogo std.png  18 G2logo std.png  18 9 27

Hybrid 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.



C ID Name Position
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Santiago 11 Founder/Owner/CEO
Germany Jens Jens Hilgers Co-Owner
Denmark z1n0 Jamie Bach Chief Operating Officer
Poland Lothar Jakub Szygulski Chief Gaming Officer
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool 11 Head Coach
Belarus Sharkz Alexey Taranda 11 Assistant Coach
United Kingdom Duffman Christopher Duff 11 Head Analyst
Denmark sarah Sarah Youssef Sales and Business Development Assistant
Portugal MIRAA Luís Mira Content Manager
Poland krys Krystian Jaroszynski Head of Business Development
Spain Writz Jacobo Ramos IT Manager
Denmark Canoodle Nanna Bøgedal Social Media & Community Manager
Romania Mihai Mihai Cojocaru Graphic Designer
Spain Christian Christian Baez Financial Manager


C ID Name Position Next Team
Spain Bull Luis Rivera Manager
United Kingdom JammeH Jamie Morgado Operations Manager

Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-09-03 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2017 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 MSFlogo std.png Misfits $ 100,000
2017-08-12 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2017 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 8 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-07-08 2017 Rift Rivals Logo.png A66th 2017 Rift Rivals Blue 1 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-05-22 MSI logo.png A22nd 2017 Mid-Season Invitational 1 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 338,000
2017-04-23 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2017 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love € 80,000
2017-04-01 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 12 : 1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-02-26 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season XI World Championship Katowice 0 : 2 Yoe.FWlogo std.png Flash Wolves $ 30,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-10-06 WCS 2015 small.png B313 - 16th 2016 Season World Championship 1 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 20,937.50
2016-08-28 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 Splycelogo std.png Splyce $ 50,000
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Season 10-8-0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-05-08 MSI logo.png A55th 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 2 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 Origenlogo std.png Origen $ 50,000
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 15 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-09-05 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2016 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-15 A33rd PGL Legends of the Rift S1 0 : 2 Milllogo std.png Millenium $ 5,000

Highlight Videos


  • 2017
  • 2016





See Also

External Links


  1. The Mid-Season Invitational Power Rankings espn.go.com
  2. MSI 2016 Power Rankings lolesports.com
  3. Club statement about MSI 2016 g2esports.com
  4. G2 Emperor Post on Facebook !! reddit.com
  5. Soaz regarding reddit criticism on G2 reddit.com
  6. PerkZ on G2's lack of MSI prep: 'We decided...taking that vacation would be maybe better for us' youtube.com
  7. MonteCristo on G2's statement about MSI 2016 youtube.com
  8. Thorin's Thoughts - G2 and the Practice Problem (LoL) youtube.com
  9. [1]Riot Contract Database
  10. Vacation is over. youtube.com
  11. G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  12. G2 eSports and Kikis Part Ways "g2esports.com"
  13. The Revolution Is Here g2esports.com
  14. Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
  15. Jesse's Tweet twitter.com
  16. G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com