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G2 Esports: Teams, creators, achievements, financials and more

The Spanish phenomenon G2 Esports that took the esports world by storm in the last five years. Here’s everything you need to know and a toast to five more years of Samurai.

Independent teams have it harsh, but can you imagine turning one into a historically remarkable esports organisation?

All it took was an open qualifier, an ambitious Spanish man and a dream.

Initially launched in 2014 as Gaming2 and renamed a year later, G2 Esports is a staple in electronic sports. Every way you slice it, the Samurais have left their mark and it all started by a visionary former pro.

Carlos "Ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago, founder and CEO, ventured into the world’s largest MOBA, League of Legends and decided to make history in the process.

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Ever since, the red, white and black brand has plastered their two symbols all over the globe and across every continent.

With multi-talented and diverse rosters proceeding from every corner of the globe all come together to represent the passionate banner.

Ranging in several genres of titles and brokering unprecedented deals with S-Tier sponsorships, G2 Esports is here to stay.

G2 Esports: Teams

G2 is a versatile organisation when it comes to title selection. Participating in sports video games, shooters, MOBAs and more, here’s the full list of teams, members and accomplishments throughout the years:

Rainbow Six Siege

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  • Ben "CTZN" McMillan
  • Jake "Virtue" Grannan
  • Jordan "Kayak" Morley
  • Lucas "Hungry" Reich
  • Jonas "Jonka" Kaczmarzyk

Notable achievements

  • GSA League 2020: Finals  (1st place)
  • Six August 2020 Major – Europe (2nd place)
  • GSA League 2020: Regular Season (2nd place)
  • European League Season 1 – Stage 1 (3rd place)
  • European Open Clash (Top 4)
  • Pro League Season 11 - Europe (2nd place)
  • Pro League Season 11 (2nd place)
  • Pro League Season 10 (3rd place)
  • Six Major Raleigh (2nd place)
  • Pro League Season 9 (3rd place)
  • Six Invitational 2019 (1st place)

Apex Legends

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  • Tyler "Dezignful" Gardner
  • Jordan "Resultuh" Resulta
  • Rigo "Gentrifyinq" Padilla

Notable achievements

  • Knights Carnage Cup (3rd place)

SIM Racing 

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  • Dennis Lind (Player, Driver)
  • Gregor Schill (Player, Driver)
  • Arthur Kammerer (Player, Driver)
  • Nils “N1LYN” Naujoks (Manager)

Notable achievements

  • eNASCAR iRacing Series 2019 (2nd place)

Fortnite

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  • Kevin “Tohaj” Batic
  • Kevin "LeTsHe" Fedjuschkin
  • Jack "jahq" Downs
  • Sean “Coop” Cooper

Notable achievements

  • Fortnite Champion Series: Season X EU (4th Place)

Rocket League

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  • Jacob "JKnaps" Knapman
  • Reed "Chicago" Wilen 
  • Jacob "Jahzo" Suda

Notable achievements

  • RLCS X North American Championship (Top 4)
  • RLCS X Spring Major (2nd place)
  • Rocket League Spring Series (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 9 - North America (1st place)
  • DreamHack Pro Circuit: Montreal 2019 (2nd place)
  • RLCS Season 7 World Championship (2nd place)
  • RLCS Season 6 - North America (2nd place)
  • RLCS Season 5 - North America (1st place)
  • ELEAGUE Cup 2017 (1st place)

VALORANT

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  • Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas Colocho
  • Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas
  • Auni "AvovA" Chahade
  • Jose Luis "koldamenta" Aranguren Herrero
  • Cista "keloqz" Wassim

Notable achievements

  • Red Bull Home Ground (1st place)
  • First Strike Europe (Top 4)
  • VALORANT Ignition Series – BLAST Twitch Invitational (1st place)
  • VALORANT Ignition Series – LVL Clash 2 (1st place)
  • ALORANT Ignition Series – Allied Esports Odyssey (1st place)
  • VALORANT Ignition Series – Mandatory.gg Cup (1st place)
  • VALORANT Ignition Series – WePlay! Invitational (1st place)
  • VALORANT Ignition Series – Vitality European Open (1st place)

League of Legends

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  • Martin "Wunder" Hansen
  • Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski
  • Rasmus "Caps" Borregaard
  • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson
  • Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle
  • Kristoffer "P1noy" Albao Lund Pedersen

Notable achievements

  • LEC Summer 2020 (1st place)
  • LEC Spring 2020 (1st place)
  • League of Legends World Championship (2nd place)
  • LEC Summer 2019 (1st place)
  • LEC Summer 2019 (1st place)
  • Mid Season Invitational 2019 (1st place)
  • Mid Season Invitational (1st place)
  • LEC Spring Split 2019 (1st place)
  • LEC Spring 2019 (1st place)
  • EULCS Spring Split 2018 (2nd place)
  • EU LCS Summer 2017 (1st place)
  • 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (2nd place)
  • EU LCS Spring 2017 (1st place)
  • EU LCS Summer 2016 (1st place)
  • EU LCS Spring 2016 (1st place)
  • LCS Promotion (1st place)

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

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  • Audric "JaCkz" Jug
  • François "AmaNEk" Delaunay 
  • Nemanja "nexa" Isaković
  • Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • Damien "maLeK" Marcel

Notable achievements

  • ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe (Top 4)
  • DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 – Europe (2nd place)
  • ELS One: Road to Rio – Europe (2nd place)
  • ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe (1st place)
  • IEM Katowice 2020 Katowice (2nd place)
  • BLAST Premier Spring Series 2020 Group C (1st place)
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIV (2nd place)
  • Champions Cup Finals (1st place)
  • Cs_summit5 (1st place)
  • ESL One New York (3rd place) 
  • Good Game League 2019 Finals Champions (1st place)
  • Good Game League (1st place)
  • ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals (2nd place)
  • ESL Pro League Season 9 (2nd place)
  • DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 (1st place)
  • ESL Pro League Season 5 (1st place)
  • DreamHack Tours 2017 (1st place)
  • DreamHack Austin 2017 (Top 4)
  • Northern Arena 2016 (2nd place)
  • SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals (2nd place)
  • ECS Season 1 finals (1st place)

Creators

G2 Esports has creators in four continents to spread the Samurai love and philosophy.

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  • Amenyah
  • Yuli
  • Ryyfyy
  • HeelMike
  • DeanSoCool
  • Lothar
  • Orb
  • Thijs
  • RDU
  • Ocelote
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Deals / Sponsorships

G2 Esports has an array of partnerships, probably the most loaded organisation with deals varying from fashion brands to motor and technology companies.

  • Logitech G
  • AOC
  • AORUS
  • paysafecard
  • SECRETLAB
  • Twitch
  • BMW
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Red Bull
  • Philips
  • Pringles
  • Aimlab
  • HDAC Technology AG
  • adidas

Financials

It is estimated G2 has amassed over 8 million USD in prize pool earnings alone, listed as the 8th most valued esports team in the world by Forbes at around 105 million USD.

With an insurmountable global reach and world-class staff, talent and pros, these first five years are only half of what will soon be called the decade of the Samurai.