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Former G2 Esports in-game leader speaks out on CS:GO roster shuffle

Published: 27/Nov/2018 0:16 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 0:22

by Wyatt Donigan

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After the G2 Esports’ CS:GO roster underwent a major shuffle on November 26, their former in-game leader has shed light on the major changes.

With the addition of Audric ‘JaCkz’ Jug and Lucas ‘Lucky’ Chastang to the new-look G2 roster, Kevin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans was replaced as in-game leader and put on the bench.

While the team stated that Ex6TenZ’s “leadership was not consistent with the new direction [they] wish to take,” Ex6TenZ has now spoken out about what led to his replacement on the roster.

Just hours after the roster move was announced by the team, Ex6TenZ posted a Twitlonger in both French and English that gave a detailed account of the decisions that led to his departure.

Ex6TenZ starts out the statement by admitting that the team has issues to work out, namely that they lacked “firepower,” but said that he was nonetheless “100% confident for the future” with G2.

In the end, however, things came down to the team either keeping him or Alexandre ‘bodyy’ Pianaro.

“I was given the choice to stay instead of bodyy while giving up the leadership to [Richard ‘shox’ Papillon] who felt like he could take it over,” Ex6TenZ said of the ultimate decision he was given.

Ex6TenZ said that while he had no problems giving up control to shox, he didn’t feel as though staying was the right move since he couldn’t picture himself taking over bodyy’s positions. Rather than risk not being able to make the transition, Ex6TenZ chose to walk away.

Ex6TenZ is seen as one of the best in-game leaders in all of Counter-Strike.

Ex6TenZ concludes that he has a ton of respect for his teammates, but nonetheless feels that G2’s gameplan of bringing him on to “establish [his] plan and then taking this away” was “incoherent.”

While Ex6TenZ is currently on G2’s inactive roster, he will still be competing with his old roster at the ESL Pro League finals due to regulatory requirements.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.