G2 Esports CS:GO Team Create History: Undefeated in ESL Pro League Group Stage
The new roster is starting to come together really well.
The new CS:GO roster of G2 Esports is starting to show signs of brilliance as it went undefeated through the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16 and created history in the process.
Winning five consecutive best-of-three series is a big deal and it is very impressive as all of them ended with a clean sweep. This is what G2 was able to achieve last week as it handed '2-0' defeats to FaZe Clan, Outsiders, BIG, MIBR, and FTW Esports.
This resulted in G2 becoming the first CS:GO team ever to remain undefeated during the group stage of ESL Pro League, since this format was introduced by ESL in Season 13, March 2021.
G2 Esports create history by becoming the first CS:GO team ever to go undefeated through the group stage of ESL Pro League
Hope was not too high from G2 Esports going into the 'Group-B' matches of the ESL Pro League Season 16. The international roster was still a top contender, but only a handful of fans might have shown confidence to even imagine that the team would go '5-0' in the group stage, winning 10 maps in a row.
Despite the acquisition of Justin "jks" Savage and Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen, during the summer player break, the team's first outing at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022 was not too promising. Yes, the team managed to qualify for the Fall Finals, but their overall gameplay was still rated as lackluster.
It seems that the team has put a lot of time and effort into polishing its skills as it came to Malta and proved it is the team to watch out for in the playoffs.
HooXi hit an overall HLTV rating of more than 1.0 in six straight maps, which was appreciated by the fans, while both the star players - Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, were unstoppable boasting an 1.29 and 1.28 rating in the group stage.
With a ten-map win streak, G2 Esports has gone on to create history by becoming the first CS:GO team ever to successfully pull off such a run in the group stage of ESL Pro League, since the new format was introduced in Season 13.
BIG came close to breaking this streak, taking both maps into overtime but was unable to convert it into a win. A similar attempt was made by Outsiders who tried to snatch one map away from G2, but failed to pull it off despite dragging the game into overtime.