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About two weeks ago, VPEsports reported that G2 Esports was ready to change two players in it’s French CS:GO team.

Five months after their arrival, veterans Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux were announced on their way out of the starting five to leave room to younger players that would bring something new to the team.

As expected, G2 confirmed the report by making the changes official. Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux are both benched while the less experienced French players Audric “JACKZ” Jug and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang will replace them. Richard “shox” Papillon will take back to in game leading role.

G2 also explains that Damien “maLeK” Marcel will stay the team coach after being on trial since ESL One: New York 2018. As expected, G2 will still play the ESL Pro League finals with SmithZz and Ex6TenZ while JACKZ and Lucky will play the MDL Finals with 3DMAX.

Here is what the CEO, Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez said :

“The last few months have certainly not been pretty for us relative to our ambitious goals. That said, we’ve never been afraid when the chips are down or hesitated to go all-in when it’s been needed. We’re relentless in our quest to return to the top in CS:GO and, regardless of what happens next, just know that our commitment to this game will have multiplied as a result. Time to #reshuffle!”

G2 Esports is now :

Richard “shox” Papillon
Kenny “kennyS” Schrub
Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro
Audric “JACKZ” Jug
Lucas “Lucky” Chastang

Damien “maLeK” Marcel (coach)
Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans (benched)
Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux (benched)

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