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G2 acquire Spanish roster
Time: 2017-04-17 16:55
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Following Giants' announcement of having acquired eu4ia last week, it is now G2's turn to announce they have secured the services of a Spanish roster of their own.

When ESL Masters Spain was announced, with a 22,100€ prize pool, several organizations started to show interest in fielding teams for it. The first one to make a move was Movistar—one of the big investors in the league—taking in Nevermind, the roster that upset their way into qualifying for the tournament first ahead of all the favorites.

Last week it was Giants, announcing they were picking Jonathan "MusambaN1" Torrent & co. up. This time it is the Spanish organization G2, who already field a top flight team, that are investing in national CS following the steps they took in League of Legends, where they also have one of the best teams in Europe as well as a team in Spain.


EasTor & co. want to prove G2 were right in picking them up

With other tournament organizers like GAME and LVP said to be planning projects of their own, and thus bringing more investment opportunities as well as more eyes to Counter-Strike, the Spanish scene could finally get an injection of money that will help discover once and for all if stability and infrastructure will be able to raise it to new heights.

Playing under G2.Vodafone, G2's localised Spanish project with Vodafone, G2 will feature Rajohn "EasTor" Linato, Marcos "AEROZ" Gonzalez Ochoa, Carlos "peelk" Barrio, and Alfredo "enanoks" Alvarez, the ex-x6tence core that won the last Gamergy LAN in Spain. After leaving x6tence, the quartet teamed up with one of the rising young prospects in the country, Aaron "nmt" Awad, who recently earned a spot in FPL after coming in first in the FPL-C promotion ladder.

The team will don their new colors tonight when they play their first ESL Masters Spain match, in which they will face off against Baskonia at 20:30 on ESL Spain's channel, here.

EasTor's statement to the Spanish news site, Trasgo:

"Signing for G2 has been a joy for us after having gone through a rough patch. Honestly, it is an oportunity that happens once and it's one more step towards becoming professionals that will allow us to achieve what we want. They took a gamble with us and that is what will make us give 300% to demonstrate they haven't made a mistake [...] I think our strong points or key factors have always been to keep a united bloc, be consistent, and especially to show ascending progress.

My players and I are very happy and thankful to be a part of this organization because we are going to learn a lot, and are of course ready to give everything we have to achieve as much as possible in both national and European competition."

G2's full roster consists of:

Rajohn "EasTor" Linato
Alfredo "enanoks" Alvarez
Aaron "nmt" Awad
Marcos "AEROZ" Gonzalez Ochoa
Carlos "peelk" Barrio 

nice one

Post edited 2017-04-17 16:56:13
2017-04-17 16:56:06
No mixwell, so team is garbage.
2017-04-18 15:07:52
wtf g2 x2 LUL

Post edited 2017-04-17 16:57:53
2017-04-17 16:56:07
LOOOL what a joke

Post edited 2017-04-17 16:56:15
2017-04-17 16:56:07
joke? G2 is owned by a spanish guy (Ocelote) and he also have G2.Vodafone in Lol wich is another spanish team, he just have that Vodafone Partner to support the spanish scene.
2017-04-17 18:13:39
waste of money, bad decision, so bad that I also consider it a joke
2017-04-18 21:10:46
ez
2017-04-17 16:56:08
lul
2017-04-17 16:56:08
wow
2017-04-17 16:56:10
wtf
2017-04-17 16:56:10
wtf ????*
2017-04-17 16:56:10
gg
2017-04-17 16:56:11
??
2017-04-17 16:56:15
what?
2017-04-17 16:56:15
wow
2017-04-17 16:56:15
???
2017-04-17 16:56:16
the actual super team
2017-04-17 16:56:18
lol
2017-04-17 18:12:31
wtf
2017-04-17 16:56:21
thats not the correct g2 :DD
2017-04-17 16:56:22
yes it is but its a new project that g2 are making with vodafone they have also a lol team it's like an academy team and they will use the tag G2.Vodafone
2017-04-17 17:12:54
n1
2017-04-17 16:56:25
LUL
2017-04-17 16:56:30
rip g2
2017-04-17 16:56:31
expected
2017-04-17 16:56:35
G2? :S
2017-04-17 16:56:40
whoot
2017-04-17 16:56:53
wait what
2017-04-17 16:56:58
expected :D :D :D
2017-04-17 16:57:00
xDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-04-17 16:59:47
wtf
2017-04-17 16:57:03
Nice
2017-04-17 16:57:05
So what happened with the rules that forbid one org to have two teams?
2017-04-17 16:57:15
they dont forbid them to have multiple teams, they forbid them to play in the same tournaments afaik, doubt this team will qualify for those top tournaments anytime soon!
2017-04-17 17:11:21
For some reason I cant post a reply, HLTV says my account is brand new lol, which it isn't. Gonna try post this and edit it.

EDIT1: OMG HLTV don't allow my comment. I will post a pastebin link with my comment.

https://pastebin.com/8EVFz8F2

EDIT2: To any Admin if one reads this, why doesn't HLTV let me post the content that I've written in the above pastebin link? I get a weird error that tells me that I've just created my account and can't post. Which isn't true, the account is a couple of years old :/

Post edited 2017-04-17 17:30:34
2017-04-17 17:25:31
It worked when I shortened the link and removed a bunch of /'s. They're known to cause this error.

Post edited 2017-04-18 09:14:25
2017-04-18 09:13:55
never existed ?

fnatic academy ?

godsent academy ?
2017-04-17 17:57:41
What never existed?

Teams that already owned another team got 18 months from WESA to get rid of them. Fnatic would fall in this category.
2017-04-17 17:58:36
This must be a "academy" team right?
2017-04-17 16:57:17
It's more like a 2nd team, like LDLC Blue & White, or even Epsilon and Epsilon France (their New lineup with lowkii, madihen, etc.)
2017-04-17 18:20:03
#101 (Just above your comment) :D
2017-04-17 20:33:14
New superteam
2017-04-17 16:57:28
new G2, top 1 ez pz
2017-04-17 16:57:41
expected
2017-04-17 16:57:56
They didnt fire g2, this is just other team..
Come on hltv comments xD
2017-04-17 16:57:56
What??
2017-04-17 16:58:05
RIP SHOX + KENNYS
2017-04-17 16:58:19
dafuq 2 G2s at a time ? i mean it is not like fnatic academy vs fnatic it is like fnatic vs fnatic
2017-04-17 16:58:28
nope it's like k1ck PT vs k1ck ES, this roster plays under the G2.Vodafone name
2017-04-17 17:02:55
thanks man aegean brotherhood 4ever
2017-04-17 17:03:45
<3
2017-04-17 17:04:06
Learn to read needs, it's their academy team basically
2017-04-17 16:58:30
its joke ?
2017-04-17 16:59:01
i dont know anyone of this roster but will be great if spain have a great team
2017-04-17 16:59:12
wat G2, a spanish organization?

Post edited 2017-04-17 16:59:53
2017-04-17 16:59:14
G2 is spanish. YUP
2017-04-17 17:06:34
do you mean the super team G2 is a spain-based or this is just another spanish org
2017-04-17 17:09:28
G2's owner is Ocelote, who is spanish, like yeah, from Spain.
2017-04-17 17:20:28
g2 org is spanish and it's owned by a former SK LOL player, Ocelote.
2017-04-17 17:22:02
idk really,i've played against some spanish streamer(female) today who was streaming as the g2 academy member but wasn't exatcly sure what's that,perhaps we'll see what damage they can do but considering the fact that she was only level 4 on faceit,even if their members are somewhat higer level idk if they can do any damage.
2017-04-17 16:59:41
4 of them are in fplc and nmt is in FPL
2017-04-17 17:07:25
alright thats better then,because when you see lv 4 girl on faceit playing for g2 academy..thats not promsiing.
2017-04-17 17:08:08
roflmao, almost 60+ comments of users who didn't read the article :D
2017-04-17 17:00:15
man it is 2017 who reads sth
2017-04-17 17:01:58
maybe g2, not g2 esport
2017-04-17 17:01:25
expected
2017-04-17 17:01:54
ez for g2
2017-04-17 17:03:05
Really G2
2017-04-17 17:03:07
LOL
2017-04-17 17:05:21
WTF
2017-04-17 17:05:29
I got baited so hard here gg wp
2017-04-17 17:06:12
Spain doing well, best of luck to a scene that like us, is waiting for that a long time ago.
2017-04-17 17:07:13
<333
2017-04-17 17:13:16
<3
2017-04-17 17:51:13
top 1 2017
2017-04-17 17:07:22
super team
2017-04-17 17:07:31
Philippines numba wan! Hahaha. Je baited. Hahahaha
2017-04-17 17:09:33
Biggest bait 2k17????
Lol mini heartattack before reading
2017-04-17 17:10:12
G2 Academy? :D
2017-04-17 17:13:40
Why not just put G2 Vodafone in the title and/or opening line, specifying that it's an academy team. This is unnecesary clickbaiting Lucas

Post edited 2017-04-17 17:20:41
2017-04-17 17:17:34
wtf is this ?
2017-04-17 17:18:26
Vodafone? Shit internet
2017-04-17 17:19:21
why is 1 guy from philippines? that must be wrong flag
2017-04-17 17:19:54
He's from philippines but competes in Spain
2017-04-17 17:21:10
thats more insane than bntet playing in china lol. goodluck to that guy
2017-04-17 18:14:45
He speaks spanish like a native spaniard
2017-04-19 15:09:53
dunno who is the awper but im better
2017-04-17 17:32:24
jesus this titlegore
2017-04-17 17:34:25
ESL Masters Spain looks very promising, first Movistar, then Giants and now G2 are making it a more interesting competition. Glad to be able to enjoy it soon from a TV channel :D gl gl!
2017-04-17 17:35:57
In order to ACTUALLY grow, ESL should manage to make their matches appear in hltv. But anyway good luck!
2017-04-17 17:38:31
wut
2017-04-17 17:42:20
needs more dumbazo
2017-04-17 17:44:18
gj ocelote
2017-04-17 17:47:35
I've never heard about them...
2017-04-17 17:49:56
well, there goes the WESA ruling. kek
2017-04-17 17:51:14
GL to them, they deserved this chance.
2017-04-17 18:01:10
+mixwell
+lowel
=top 3
2017-04-17 18:10:46
!!!!
2017-04-17 18:19:26
RiP!
2017-04-17 18:27:42
gl g2.spain divison (might be academy team)
2017-04-17 18:36:00
SPANISH SUPERTEAM
2017-04-17 18:39:07
Lol
2017-04-17 18:54:20
''G2 VODAFONE'' https://play.esea.net/teams/153260
2017-04-17 18:59:46
Mvp of the groups
2017-04-17 19:07:02
??? WTF?!

G2 Academy?

We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
Kreygasm
2017-04-17 19:46:26
yeah. spanish G2 lovers lol
2017-04-17 20:17:07
n1 already better than the G2 french team.
2017-04-17 20:01:04
France: G2 eSport
Spain: G2 Vodafone

Two different teams.
2017-04-17 20:25:55
Different teams same org.
2017-04-17 20:37:00
yep, totally agree
2017-04-17 20:48:22
oyoyoy pro
2017-04-17 21:30:16
master kek
2017-04-17 22:13:16
lul spanish G2
2017-04-18 02:01:20
budget g2
2017-04-18 03:48:45
no flipiN = no win
2017-04-18 06:51:21
now they have a tier 2 team and a tier 5 team
2017-04-18 07:23:42
?????????
2017-04-18 12:15:06
wtf just happened xD
2017-04-18 16:46:19
I hope to this team be better than x6tence
2017-04-18 20:43:22
SUPERTEAM
2017-04-18 21:00:07
nmt and eastor :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-04-19 15:19:47

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