G2 Rocket League Team Profile

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G2 Esports has a notable history in a number of esports titles including but not limited to League of Legends, Rocket League and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive among their variety of teams. The organization was founded in February 2014 by the Spaniard Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago together with the investor Jens Hilgers, but is now headquartered in Germany.

G2 Esports in Rocket League

Despite being a Europe-based organization, G2 has always had a North American roster in Rocket League, and they first entered the scene in 2016 by acquiring the RLCS Season 1 World Champions from iBUYPOWER Cosmic.

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Over the course of 5 years, the G2 eSports Rocket League roster has become a fan-favorite team, with countless highs and lows seen by players. 0ver Zer0, Lachinio, Kronovi and Rizzo wrote their chapters under the supervision of head coach Jacob “Jahzo” Suda, who was synonymous with the team.

Some of their highest highlights of this era included winning the ELEAGUE Cup in 2017 with the lineup of Kronovi, Rizzo and JKnaps, and when the lineup of Rizzo, JKnaps and Chicago made it to the Season 7 World Championship Grand Finals at Newark’s Prudential Center in 2019 , Loss to Europe’s Team Vitality. For a long time, G2 was one of the few well-known teams in the Rocket League and something of a figurehead for the growing scene.

G2 Rocket League roster

G2’s current Rocket League roster consists of JKnaps, Chicago and Atomic, with former pro player Satthew as their coach. Canadian Jacob “JKnaps” Knapman joined in early 2017, always a reliable talisman shooter and humble in interviews. Reed “Chicago” Wilen joined in early 2019 and had big shoes to fill as Kronovi’s successor at the time, but he did so strongly and became part of a new era of top-level players that was about to begin. The newest member of the roster, Massimo “Atomic” Franceschi, joined in January 2022 as part of a trade deal with G2 youngster Dreaz. Dubbed “The Machine,” he was one of North America’s top performers for the past year.

G2 Esports game style

Historically, G2 have always been known for their team plays and passing games, a factor that has always helped them grow their huge fan base. While Rizzo also brought in plenty of physical play through demolitions, the team and current trio under coach Matthew “Satthew” Ackermann appear capable of everything from patient playmaking to explosive counterattacks. Naturally victorious at the Winter Major in Los Angeles, they were one of the few teams to average more than 9 shots per game and the team play was still there with a respectable 85% of their goals being assists.

G2 Esports in RLCS 2021-22

The 2021-22 RLCS season, which began last fall, was a major indication of long-awaited plans to return to international and LAN competitions in the wake of the pandemic. G2 would start the season with 15-year-old and former stand-in Dreaz, who recently entered the fray to replace beloved Rizzo personality. Despite some question marks, the team would perform respectably under new coach Satthew and qualify as the 2nd seed for North America for the Fall Major in Stockholm. Unfortunately, the event would not draw many viewers, with the critical outcome for G2 being an elimination on the Swiss stage, missing out on the top 8 in particular due to losses to South America’s FURIA Esports and Europe’s Endpoint CeX. Team Envy, having left the Swiss stage and therefore potentially looking to make a change, were also poised for the trade that would make international waves in the months to come.

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To say G2 had the better end of the stick would be an understatement as Atomic would hit the ground running and put on impressive performances as G2 would win a Regional this time and qualify for the Major again, this time at the Winter event in Los Angeles . They went undefeated through to the Grand Finals, beating the Europeans of Team BDS and Evil Geniuses in the group stage and retaliating against Furia in the playoffs upper bracket. Team Queso (now Moist Esports) had run throughout the lower bracket and had won 5 straight series, which then became 6 with victory at Champions Field in the first series of the Grand Finals. But G2 held their ground strongly, claiming their first international title since ELEAGUE 2017, and who says there won’t be more, as G2 Esports also won the Spring Split’s first North American regional title.

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