Esports giants Blacklist International and G2 Esports have entered into a strategic partnership to join the Wild Rift esports scene as G2 Blacklist


G2 Blacklist Revealed: Blacklist International & G2 Esports Combine Forces to Launch Wild Rift Team

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Esports giants Blacklist International and G2 Esports have entered into a strategic partnership to join the Wild Rift esports scene.
Called G2 Blacklist, the Wild Rift esports team is all set to make its debut in the Phase 2 Qualifiers of the Wild Rift League Asia.

Southeast Asian esports organization Blacklist International announced its partnership with G2 Esports, one of the leading global esports and entertainment brands, on 15th February. With this new partnership, the two organizations are set to enter League of Legends: Wild Rift under the banner G2 Blacklist. Notably, G2 Blacklist will operate out of the Philippines. Blacklist International has already tasted success in other mobile esports titles including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Call of Duty Mobile and with G2 Esports by its side, it will hope to dominate the Wild Rift League-Asia scene. 

Announcing the partnership, Blacklist International wrote, “We're bringing together the best of the east and the west. Forged from our similar DNAs, this is the perfect combination of winning culture, competitiveness, and entertainment.

According to a press release from Tier One Entertainment, some of the other aspects of this unique partnership include an exclusive art piece created by Philippine street artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez and also the start of a brand new series called ‘The Bootcamp’ which will document the journey of the G2 Blacklist Wild Rift squad.

G2 Blacklist Wild Rift roster revealed

The players and the staff of G2 Blacklist were also revealed. The team includes:

  • Baron lane: Karl Ken “Karlll” Bautista

  • Jungle: Jairus Allain “Jace” Elgera

  • Mid lane: Jhon Mike “Xyliath” Tungol

  • Dragon lane: Richard “Demon” Lara

  • Support/Captain: Beaver-ed “Orthros” Villanueva 

  • Baron (substitute): Allen Dean “Don” Viola

The head coach of G2 Blacklist is Hans “WUrahhhh” Solano and the assistant coach is Keiya “XDXP” Laureta. 

Addressing the partnership, Blacklist International noted that it aims to be the leading destination for the world’s top esports athletes and that it has prioritized forming partnerships with top-notch organizations that share its vision. It noted in the release, “The Berlin-based G2 Esports fit that bill perfectly. G2 has a demonstrated ability to assemble championship contenders across popular titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and Rocket League.

G2 Esports CEO Alban Dechelotte stated that the G2 and Blacklist partnership was created with big ambitions. He noted that Asia is where Wild Rift is set to succeed and added that G2 Esports wanted to be a part of the Wild Rift Esports scene. 

Notably, on 14th February, G2 Esports posted an image that read “Thoughts on Wild Rift?” seemingly as a teaser to the G2 Blacklist announcement.

Meanwhile, CEO of Tier One Entertainment Tryke Gutierrez said, “Two of the most popular and competitive teams in their respective regions working together is something truly special. I think this is a game-changer not just for Wild Rift esports, but for the industry as a whole.

The newly announced G2 Blacklist roster will make its debut in the Phase 2 Qualifiers of the Wild Rift League Asia on 17th February.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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