G2 considering shox's team with Ex6TenZ, SmithZz - Report
G2 Esports are weighing up the possibility of granting Richard "shox" Papillon his wish to build a new team led by Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans, according to a report from Flickshot.fr.
With the 23-year-old calling the shots and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas on trial, G2 have finished 13th-16th at DreamHack Masters Marseille and 7th-8th at IEM Sydney, slipping to 11th in the world ranking.
While at the Australian event, mixwell spoke at length about the team's issues. The Spaniard confessed that "this is not a good environment for a trial" and revealed that some of his teammates "are not 100% sure about what they want to do."
HLTV.org knows that G2 had originally aimed to give the team until the next Major, in September, to prove that they could challenge for titles, but recent developments are pointing to a potential change of course as shox could finally be given the chance to build the team that he has been planning for two months.
The 25-year-old wishes to reunite with his former teammates Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, both of whom are currently free agents. The Belgian has been without a team since February, when he was released by LDLC, while SmithZz stepped down as G2 coach in March to play competitively again.
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who has always been part of shox's plans, has reportedly already pledged his support to this new team, who only have two members of the G2 lineup that finished top eight at ELEAGUE Major Boston. This is making the team consider extending an invitation to NBK- in a bid to retain the Legend status, with the 23-year-old yet to make a decision on his future.
Should G2 decide to back shox's project, the lineup will look as follows: