Former OpTic Gaming star Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas has found himself without a team once more as G2 Esports have decided to let him “explore other options”.
The Spanish star became the face of the OpTic Gaming CS:GO roster during his stint with the North American organization in 2016 and 2017.
However, he decided to leave the roster in February of 2018 and quickly found himself on G2 Esports as a trial member in March after the French team benched Richard ‘shox’ Papillon.
The reason for the legendary French member’s removal was that he had proposed a total overhaul of the roster which would see Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire replaced by Edouard ‘SmithZz’ Dubourdeaux and Kévin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans.
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The G2 players and organization ended up siding with NBK- and apEX and NBK- took over the in-game leadership responsibilities but disappointing results quickly led to rumors popping up left, right, and center about shox returning and forming his proposed team.
The first step towards those rumors proving to be true came on May 28th when G2 announced that they were officially parting ways with Mixwell and entering talks with the shox, SmithZz, NBK-, and the rest about the future of the lineup.
As of today, we are allowing @Mixwell to explore possible options outside of G2 Esports.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) May 28, 2018
The team’s coach and manager, Jerome ‘NiaK’ Sudries, explained the decision and gave mixwell some major props in the process:
“The decision-making process to define the final line-up that will represent G2 Esports moving forward has started. While this occurs, we wish to give Oscar the opportunity to explore any options on the market.
It is important for us to make it clear that Oscar has been an incredible teammate ever since he joined us for a trial and in a particular context which has undoubtedly added difficulties for him to show his full potential. His maturity, his worth ethic but also his ability to adapt to a new role and all of that in a language that he hasn’t practiced for years makes Oscar a player of a rare value in CS:GO. We have no doubts that he will find success in the upcoming years, regardless whether he ends up in G2’s final lineup or not.”
What will happen next for mixwell and G2 Esports is currently unknown. The Spanish star took to Twitter to thank the players that he had spent his time with and say that they “know what I think about this situation”.