To compensate for the departure of Ben “CTZN” McMillan to the North American team Soniqs, G2 Esports has set its sights on Benjamin “Benjamaster” Dereli. This was a little three weeks before the start of the Six Invitational.
G2 Esports finds its ideal profile
Several days ago, we learned the news of an unexpected departure from the German organization G2 Esports. It’s about CTZN, the last remaining piece of the team’s former lineup, and Virtue, who decided to cross the Atlantic to start a new career goal in the United States under the Soniqs banner.
From carrying in game to carrying the memes 👑
Today we say goodbye to @CTZNr6
Best of luck in the future ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cvo8ODWiDV
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 6, 2023
The organization then searched for a new profile that would fit the team’s needs perfectly. Undoubtedly, filling the shoes left by the British rider was somewhat complicated, but it was an opportunity for the team to have fresh air and renewal. Let’s remember that G2 has not recovered its level of play after the departure of its legendary players.
It seems that G2 has found its new Samurai; precisely last Thursday, January 19, they announced in a statement on their Twitter account the signing of Danish Benjamin “Benjamaster” Dereli. This was captured with William “Titan” Antonio Davie, who will serve as the team’s new analyst and support the organization in the technical direction.
Read more here: https://t.co/FbgnFaEjRw
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 19, 2023
At only 19 years old, Benjamaster has a highly complex task of replacing a player as important as CTZN. However, there is no doubt that he is a symbol of the renewal of the scene.
Benja belonged to Heroic, a team where he performed well in the European League in Cowana Gaming. He was very close to qualifying for the last Invitational. In addition, there is no doubt that he was one of the main pillars of the team in the 2022 season.
Benja was Heroic’s best player in phase 3, finishing the EUL phase as the fifth-best player according to SiegeGG rankings. Also, with the fourth-best overall K-D and the second-best entry K-D.
Titan, meanwhile, returns to the EUL after a brief stint with Gaimin Gladiators in APAC South. The Englishman was previously an analyst and head coach at Team Secret but left in August 2022.
With the fifth player in the lineup and their new analyst, G2 Esports is ready for their walk in the Six Invitational 2023, which kicks off on February 7. Let’s remember that G2 missed the Six Jönköping Major 2022, being unfortunate news for them. Now the team has the opportunity to change everything.
G2 has it in their minds that their return to Montreal will show that they are preparing for the team’s future.
Now, the lineup of G2 Esports is as follows:
- Jake “Virtue” Grannan
- Karl “Alem4o” Zarth
- Jack “Doki” Robertson
- Byron “Blurr” Murray
- Benjamin “Benjamaster” Dereli
- Fabian “Fabian” Hällsten (coach)
- William “Titan” Antonio Davie (analist)
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