Here is what the esports community said about G2 Esports CEO Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez stepping down.


Esports Community Reacts To G2 Esports CEO Stepping Down

Nutan Lele
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Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez received backlash for partying with controversial figure Andrew Tate and later defending his actions.
G2 Esports initially suspended Rodriguez before announcing that he would be stepping down as CEO.
Here is what the esports community said about Rodriguez stepping down.

Last week has been marred with setbacks for G2 Esports. After founder Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez sparked backlash after partying with controversial social media personality Andrew Tate, G2 suspended Rodriguez for eight weeks after he went on Twitter to defend his actions. The esports organisation released a statement apologizing to the community for Rodriguez’s actions and eventually announced that he would be stepping down as the CEO.

G2 Esports CEO apology video drew a number of responses from the esports community

After stepping down as G2 Esports CEO, Rodriguez later took to Twitter apologizing to fans. His post recieved a number of polarized responses from the esports community. Current and former members of G2 expressed their gratitude towards Rodriguez for his contribution to the organisation. Current G2 ADC Victor "Flakked" Lirola stated, "I will always be grateful for everything you have done for me”.

Former G2 superstar Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković called it a “sad day for esports”.

Former G2 Support player Alfonso "mithy" Rodríguez acknowledged his efforts for esports both nationally and internationally “no matter how stupid” he had been “sometimes”.

Former G2 support mithy commented on G2 Esports CEO stepping down.

OpTic’s Hector "HECZ" Rodriguez and content creator Corentin "Gotaga" Houssein expressed sadness about the announcement. Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent also tweeted out the following:

Other prominent esports figures like caster Clayton "CaptainFlowers" Raines shared their views about the situation:

He also stated that he doesn’t “deny the amount of work Carlos put into building G2 into the behemoth it is today”, but said, “It's just a damn shame it ended over a d**che like AT.”

Academy Broadcast Producer, Kelsey Moser tweeted out:

Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago is a former League of Legends esports player who founded G2 Esports in October 2015. Under his leadership, G2 rose to prominence as one of the most successful esports teams in the world, fielding squads for League of Legends, Valorant, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, and Rainbow Six Siege. G2 Esports is a force to be reckoned with in the LEC and will be representing the region at the upcoming League of Legends World Championship.

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