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Stewie2k Not Returning To G2 For London BLAST Spring Final 2024

The legendary CS player will be handing things back over to HooXi for the upcoming London event.
Stewie2k Not Returning To G2 For London BLAST Spring Final 2024

In what quickly became a wild ride for G2 fans at the recent IEM Dallas 2024, Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip joined up with NiKo and co. to deliver some incredible matches throughout the tournament. Stewie2K joined the roster as a one-off, filling in for G2's in-game leader Rasmus ‘HooXi’ Nielsen (though with NiKo taking IGL duties), who was unable to compete due to attending his sister's wedding. 

The NA player's stint in G2 saw the team emerge victorious against Team Vitality in the IEM Dallas Grand Finals, winning on Inferno (19-16) and Nuke (13-8), only losing a map to Vitality on Anubis (13-16). For G2, all eyes are on the upcoming BLAST Spring Final, taking place in London between June 12 - 16.

But this time, the team will be fighting it out without Stewie2K. HooXi will return to take on in-game leader duties during the tournament, filling out G2's regular roster once more. 

G2 secured the IEM Dallas 2024 victory against Team Vitality. (Picture: ESL)

G2 will be playing in Group B as part of the first match-ups for the Group Stage, which features Team Spirit, Virtus.pro, and recent rivals Team Vitality. G2's first match will be against IEM Katowice victors Team Spirit on Wednesday June 12. Team Vitality will be facing-off againt Virtus.pro. 

Making up the G2 roster for the BLAST Spring Final 2024 will be: 

  • Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov
  • Rasmus " HooXi" Nielsen (in-game leader)
  • Nemanja "nexa" Isaković
  • Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas (coach)

The Group Stage will be played in a Best of 3 format. The top three teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs.