G2 Esports has benched Pascal "Cryn" Alouane from its Rainbow Six Siege roster with immediate effect.
Cryn joined G2 following the departure of Daniel "Goga" Mazorra Romero in late November 2019.
G2 suffered disappointing losses in recent months that saw them fail to qualify for the Six Invitational 2020 despite being the reigning champions.
It was the direct invite that saved the day, allowing them to defend their title in Canada against Team Reciprocity, Wildcard Gaming and BDS Esport in Group D initially.
In the announcement post, it was stated that Cryn "has been a fantastic teammate outside of the server, but regrettably, his performance in the server has not matched either our expectations or his own."
Coach Thomas "Shas" Lee expanded on this:
“It’s unfortunate that we have reached this decision, but we feel it’s a necessary one given the calibre of competition at SI-2020. Our original vision for Cryn in the team was a Semi-Flex, Semi-Entry role pushed our playstyle to be proactive and aggressive. Unfortunately, this role distribution wasn’t providing adequate results, so we shifted to a more traditional role.
While improving our performance, this pushed Cryn out of his comfort zone and wasn’t providing the consistent performance and results we hold ourselves to. As such, we decided to make this change and opt for a dedicated support player with proven LAN experience. SirBoss is a player that has the respect of the players and the support staff and we look forward to playing with him.”
Ferenc "SirBoss" Mérész was previously playing for PENTA, sharing the same pedigree as the original G2 Esports R6 signings.
The debut of SirBoss will take place during Season 11 of Pro League against Team Empire on 27th January and he will be standing in for G2 throughout their run at the Six Invitational 2020.