Following G2 Esports’ victory over Soniqs on August 16th, Karl “Alem4o” Zarth apparently confirmed that G2 Esports will make a change after the conclusion of the Berlin Major.
The information was shared in a post-game interview on Brazilian streamer Alexandre “Gaules” Borba’s stream.
“We are making plans for the next phase. We’re making some changes, but we’re aiming for victory (here at the Major). Everyone is aware of this. … We spent some time testing a new player before the Major and it was leaked, everyone already knows, but we’re here to win this event. Our player posted that this is the last dance,” Alem4o said in Portuguese on the stream.
The leak Alem4o is referring to is apparently Rafael “Rafinhafps” Ferreira’s report on BLIX.GG that G2 was looking for a replacement for Kevin “Prano” Pranowitz
Prano had a picture with the message “Last Dance‘ the day before the start of the tournament.
SiegeGG reached out to Jack “Doki” Robertson for confirmation, who declined to comment.
G2 announced their current team days before the start of the season, with Alem4o, Doki and Prano as brand new additions.
Five months after the announcement, Europe’s super team is apparently already facing a change. If true, the move will come after Ben “CTZN” McMillan took over the IGL role from Prano, who was reportedly signed for the role.
G2 coach Thomas “Shas” Lee also announced in early July that the organization had decided not to renew his contract after Phase 2 ended.
The “super team” is now close to qualifying for the playoffs at the Berlin Major, having already succeeded at the predecessor Charlotte Major. Despite their performance in the Quarterfinals, they almost failed to make the 138m journey from their Berlin HQ to the Berlin Major venue after a terrible start to Stage 2.