G2 Esports to Search for New CS:GO IGL, Aleksib Allowed to Explore Options
Back in the market for a new captain to lead the team.
G2 Esports is back in the market searching for a new captain to lead its CS:GO roster, which has failed to produce any significant results in the 2022 competitive season so far.
Though the Spanish esports organization has not made any official announcements from its end, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen has publicly stated that "I've been allowed by G2 to explore my options elsewhere," making it clear that his services are no more required in the current lineup.
This comes just a few days after a report had surfaced claiming that G2 might be looking to replace both Aleksib and Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam, their CS:GO head coach, heading into the summer player break.
G2 Esports to undergo a CS:GO roster shuffle as Aleksib is allowed to explore other options
The Spanish organization had started out the year with the acquisition of Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov from NAVI Junior, followed by swapping its former shotcaller Nemanja "nexa" Isaković for Aleksib from OG.
Despite handing over the reins of the revamped G2 roster to an experienced IGL, the team consistently failed to perform on the big stage. The best result they managed to achieve in the first half of the season is a second place finish at the IEM Katowice 2022, following a '0-3' defeat to FaZe Clan.
Even after several attempts, G2 has failed to take off, forcing even their optimistic CEO and founder - Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez, to state that "It feels like crap to have the CS:GO summer holiday start when we most suck. I have lots of thinking to do."
The tweet above was made a couple of days after G2 Esports failed to make it past the group stage of the ongoing IEM Cologne 2022, which was the last big CS:GO tournament before the summer player break.
Now, with Aleksib coming forward and stating that he has been allowed to explore other options elsewhere, it is pretty evident that G2 is gearing up for a change in its leadership role and will be scouting the market for another capable IGL.
G2 Esports comfortably has around a month's time to go through all their possible options during the player break and get its lineup in order before their next CS:GO tournament - BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022 scheduled to start from 19th August onwards.