HooXi and jks allegedly sign with G2 Esports

Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen and Justin “jks” Savage have signed up with G2 Esports for the BLAST Premier Fall Groups,... Shubh | 30. July 2022

Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen and Justin “jks” Savage have signed up with G2 Esports for the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, according to a report by Dexerto. While there is limited information available on jks’ role in the European organization, Hooxi has apparently joined G2 on a permanent basis.

As the official transfer window reaches its final stages, many speculations have surfaced last week regarding the signings and departures of popular CS:GO pros. G2 added one more to the list after reportedly acquiring the veteran IGL Hooxi to replace Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen. 

The 27-year-old made his name in the CS:GO scene after leading Copenhagen Flames to the quarter-finals of the PGL Antwerp Major in 2022. The IGL also made a significant contribution to the team’s fantastic run in Pinnacle Cup III and PGL Major Antwerp 2022: European RMR B. 

Although the team performed well in several competitions, it was unable to find a buyer for its players and was disbanded after the PGL Major Antwerp. While Fredrik ‘roeJ’ Jørgensen and Nico ‘nicoodoz’ Tamjidi joined Fnatic, Jakob ‘jabbi’ Nygaard was acquired by Heroic, leaving HooXi and Rasmus “Zyphon” Nordfoss as the only members without a team.

On the other side, the Finnish IGL, Aleksib, got the year off to a great start by leading G2 to a second-place finish at IEM Katowice. The team, however, struggled to maintain the momentum and took an early exit from ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Antwerp Major, among others. Following G2’s disappointing showing at IEM Cologne, G2 owner Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodrguez Santiago hinted on Twitter at a potential roster reshuffle, which is turning out to be a major revamp of G2’s CS:GO team considering the reports.

Audric “JACKZ” Jug, a French rifler who has been a member of G2 since 2018, is also reportedly moving to the bench with the freedom to explore new options. According to a report posted by 1pv.fr. and Dexerto on July 27th, G2 Esports signed the veteran rifler jks to take the place of JACKZ for the remaining 2022 campaign.

Jks finally seems to find a home with one of the top CS:GO teams after going eight months without a team. Even though the Australian rifler was largely inactive in 2022, his performances at IEM Katowice as a substitute for FaZe brought him back to the spotlight. However, the organization hasn’t released any official statement regarding any transfer yet.

G2 Esports’ potential CS:GO roster:

  • Nikola ‘⁠⁠NiKo⁠’ Kovač
  • Justin ‘jks’ Savage
  • Rasmus ‘HooXi’ Nielsen
  • Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov
  • Nemanja ‘huNter’ Kovač
  • Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (coach)

Header: Copenhagen Flames