Photo: Jussi Jaaskelainen / DreamHack
Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro has officially parted ways with G2 after three years with the organization. Reaching free agency now that his contract has expired, bodyy took no time to reveal he’s already joined up with several other Frenchmen and a Belgian for a new project.
The 22-year-old was benched in March to make room for François “AmaNEk” Delaunay. bodyy will be teaming up with David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic, Matthieu “matHEND” Roquigny and Antoine “to1nou” Pirard with the fifth player not yet announced.
While on G2, bodyy helped the squad to achieve victories at ECS Season 1 Finals, ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017.
bodyy released a Twitlonger providing insight and sharing words on his departure from his long-time home, G2:
“My contract comes to an end today, it’s time for me to say farewell to G2 Esports.
I am very grateful for everything that has happened to me under this legendary organisation. Since I joined, I have never stopped learning inside and outside the game. Every event has made me grow, as a person and as a player.
I can undoubtedly say that it was the best experience of my life, I met a lot of very nice people there in all the teams I had on this tag, at the G2 offices in Berlin, and the content teams that were following us during the tournaments.
I want to thank all my former teammates for the trust they have always placed in me. Jérôme who has always been there for the best in all circumstances, trying to accommodate everyone as much as he could, even if it would make him sleep 3 hours a night. I don’t want to repeat what I already said in my statement 3 months ago, so everything is said.
As for the time I spent on the bench, with the injury I had undergone, I had a lot of time to think about my future.
A project has grown up very quickly. The idea of grinding from the beginning and earning what you deserve, like Vitality’s or ENCE’s project (with less experience) is what speaks to me, building something from scratch and simply growing as a unit, in the same spirit to reach the consistency and stability of the best.
To achieve this, I got in touch with former teammates, who gained a lot of experience in those recent years, such as to1nou, matHEND and we decided together to go with a Frenchman who went to North America in order to grow up as a player, who is devoduvek. For the last one, we are starting a trial period, in order to find the perfect way to achieve what we want to build. Our motivation has no limits, to get as far as we can.
Regarding myself, I have the motivation to play roles that I really like to play, to be in the best condition to compete, and to love the game.
We will be looking for an organization to represent in the long term, as I have already said, our motivation is limitless, we will start grinding as soon as we find our last player, this new adventure is super exciting, and I look forward to getting started!
Thanks again to G2 Esports, to all the teams and people I met there, and to the fans for their long-standing support! I’ll be back soon!”