G2 Esports CSGO coach explains bomb defuse fail at Berlin Major - Dexerto

G2 Esports CSGO coach explains bomb defuse fail at Berlin Major

Published: 30/Aug/2019 21:17 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:07

by Michael Gwilliam


CS:GO G2 Esports coach Damien ‘maLeK’ Marcel provided a hilarious excuse as to why his team didn’t defuse the bomb in their StarLadder Berlin best-of-one match against Astralis on August 29.

As we reported, G2 pretty much gifted their opponents a victory in their Nuke matchup. Even after they were able to kill each member of Astralis, the bomb still went off.

The failure was so epic, even G2’s CEO and founder, Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez chimed in by parodying compLexity owner Jason Lake.

“I love our players but not defusing the bomb won’t be tolerated,” he joked. “If you’re a Tier 1 player looking for a fresh start at the best facility in the world, HMU. I’ll pay your buyout and give you the world’s best salaries and defuse kits.”

Now, G2’s coach has revealed what was going on to lead to such a brutal mistake.

Interviewer Sue ‘Smix’ Lee asked maLeK what was going on with that “defuse situation or lack of a defuse”.

“I heard that you cannot find it on G2/shop,” the coach replied, joking plugging his team’s store.

“It happens. It’s an exotic,” the French 33-year-old added, explaining how the team’s communication wasn’t so good.

Clearly for no one to defuse the bomb, the team was lacking both awareness and proper comms. How else could such a thing ever happen? Well, as the coach continued, he explained.

StarladderG2 forgot to defuse the bomb against Astralis.

“We were like in the middle of a dark place. Not communicating well. Not applying the game plan as according. And all those things and I don’t know, you just, I don’t know,” he shrugged. “We were just not so focused for some reason, having many things in our minds probably. Nothing else to say actually.”

G2 Esports currently sits at 2-1 while ENCE and NRG sit atop of the rankings at 3-0. The team managed to come back from their embarrassing loss to Astralis with a 16-4 win against MiBR. Their next match is against AVANGAR on August 31.

For all the StarLadder action, schedule and latest results check out our CS:GO Berlin Major results hub.


Why NiKo isn’t the answer to G2’s CSGO crisis | Richard Lewis

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:20

by Shane King


Rumors are circulating that G2 Esports are set to trade for Bosnian superstar fragger Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač in order to solve their recent struggles on the server.

Richard Lewis breaks down this potential roster move in his latest video for Dexerto taking a look at what this move could potentially mean for G2’s current roster as well as if NiKo could mesh well within the team.

One potential problem Richard states is the fact that this current G2 roster isn’t just one piece of the puzzle away from getting back to the top of the world rankings and actually, FaZe are probably more likely to win now more than G2.

Another issue is that NiKo’s ego may upset the applecart in G2 especially considering the form that KennyS is in at the moment may lead to NiKo being in that all too familiar situation where he has to carry a team on his own back as he had at FaZe clan.