Report: G2 Esports Target Jks To Replace JACKZ On CS:GO Roster


G2 Esports Reportedly Targets Jks to Replace JACKZ on CS:GO Roster

The bench curse finally seems to have been lifted.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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As per reports, G2 Esports has set its eyes on jks as a potential replacement for JACKZ to fulfil the role of a rifler in its CS:GO team.
Jks was last seen in action at the IEM Katowice 2022 where he competed as a stand-in for FaZe Clan and helped the team achieve victory.
If true, jks will be seen returning as a permanent member of an active CS:GO roster after more than eight months.

G2 Esports has faced a disappointing run so far in the 2022 competitive season, forcing the organization to undergo a few changes in its CS:GO roster during the summer player break.

Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen has been vocal about his potential departure from the team and has been allowed to explore other options. Though Audric "JACKZ" Jug has not officially made any statements so far, reports have surfaced that he has also been given the liberty to make other choices.

Building upon this further, the latest speculations by Dexerto and claim that G2 Esports could be targeting Justin "jks" Savage as its new rifler.

If true, jks could be making his return to the competitive circuit after more than five months, having last competed in the IEM Katowice 2022 as a stand-in for FaZe Clan.

G2 Esports reportedly targets jks as a replacement for JACKZ on its CS:GO roster

One of the most talented Counter-Strike players from Australia, jks, has been really unfortunate in finding a stable place for himself in the circuit, despite delivering great performances and showing he has what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Jks after getting benched from Complexity Gaming

He has not been a part of any organization or team in an active role since November last year when he got benched by Complexity Gaming. During the IEM Katowice 2022, jks got an opportunity to stand in for FaZe Clan and the 26-year-old utilized this to the best of his abilities.

Through the course of this tournament, jks improved his overall HLTV rating from 0.99 to 1.14, playing a total of 10 maps across the group stage and the playoffs to achieve a K/D of +17. His contributions helped FaZe Clan lift the trophy and he became the first ever player from Australia to win a top-tier CS:GO event.

Despite all his heroics and the standout performances, it was shocking to see that no team came forward to sign him and jks continued to warm Complexity's bench.

Now, more than five months later a ray of hope seems to have broken these cursed shackles, as reports state that G2 Esports are eyeing him as a possible replacement for JACKZ.

Though no official statement has been made by any of the parties involved. In the community's opinion, this is a solid move from G2 and they are backing it completely. But only time will tell if this move sees the light of day and even if it happens, will it guarantee success?

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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