G2 part ways with NBK-, apEX

MIRAA
October 8th, 2018 17:15

Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire are on their way out of G2 Esports, the Berlin-based organisation have announced.

In a statement, G2 explained that the players are leaving G2 "following successful negotiations for their transfer", without mentioning, however, their future destination.

The pair have been strongly linked with a move to French organisation Vitality, who are looking to enter the CS:GO scene with a team also featuring ex-EnVyUs duo Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, and former aAa talent Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut.

NBK- and apEX exit G2

NBK- and apEX had been on G2's ranks since February 2017, when they were signed from EnVyUs together with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

Despite failing to live up to the hype, the team still won some international events during their first year, most notably the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö, but a disappointing start to 2018 saw the pair benched as Richard "shox" Papillon took the team's reins and brought in Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux and Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans.

“I truly wish the best to NBK- and apEX for the next part of their CS:GO journey," G2 CEO and founder Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago said in a statement.

"On a personal level, I love Nathan and Dan and I would have absolutely loved to have the opportunity to spend more time with them.

"They have been fantastic ambassadors for G2 Esports and the game. The decision to move them to the bench was not an easy one or a reflection of either player’s ability or character.

"Throughout their time at G2, they proved their ability and strength as players and professionals and I have no doubt they will continue to do so at their new home."

The announcement of NBK-'s and apEX's next destination is believed to be imminent, according to VaKarM, who claimed that the team were in Paris last weekend to sign their new contracts.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
918
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1116
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.32
Maps played:
218
KPR:
0.92
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1315
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1244
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1306
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Hmmm, I wonder why...
2018-10-08 17:16
#11
sadboys | 
Czech Republic fyroee 
V I T A L I T Y
2018-10-08 17:16
Expected
2018-10-08 17:17
#41
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Denmark KFB4 
P
2018-10-08 17:18
#98
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
gl guys<3
2018-10-08 17:54
expected lol
2018-10-08 18:50
#131
s1mple | 
India R0g3r 
Expected
2018-10-08 21:34
Nubs..
2018-10-08 19:46
Same....
2018-10-08 17:16
Vitality ofc.
2018-10-08 17:18
low effort
2018-10-08 17:18
#85
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Poland mtumee 
your comment makes no sense, because it's clearly stated that it's a transfer xd
2018-10-08 17:36
#96
 | 
Denmark Twick9x 
It's sarcasm
2018-10-08 17:54
#132
 | 
Poland mtumee 
no shit, but what's the point of using sarcasm when the answer is in the article
2018-10-08 21:45
#138
 | 
Denmark Twick9x 
You are helpless
2018-10-09 06:31
#139
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Poland mtumee 
you don't understand how comedy works
2018-10-09 07:08
#90
 | 
Denmark white_sheep 
New best French team incoming
2018-10-08 17:46
Ok
2018-10-08 17:16
#3
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Poland $$SOVA$$ 
Nice
2018-10-08 17:16
#4
sadboys | 
Czech Republic fyroee 
cool
2018-10-08 17:16
#5
 | 
Poland Astoner55 
Gg!
2018-10-08 17:16
#6
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Finally free from chains
2018-10-08 17:16
lol
2018-10-08 17:16
#8
 | 
Germany felo 
Good job
2018-10-08 17:16
FUCK NO
2018-10-08 17:16
About damn time
2018-10-08 17:16
who?
2018-10-08 17:16
who would've thought
2018-10-08 17:16
expected
2018-10-08 17:16
k
2018-10-08 17:16
#17
pancc | 
Canada wun_teps 
Rip g2
2018-10-08 17:16
Expected
2018-10-08 17:16
ez
2018-10-08 17:16
lul G2 are now stuck with 3x t4 players
2018-10-08 17:17
#114
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Germany EselKicker44 
Boddy do his job good but, smithzz and ex6 dont does it.
2018-10-08 18:17
#21
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Russia zovk 
ez for waterboys aka fiji
2018-10-08 17:17
#60
 | 
United Kingdom ollin 
ezz
2018-10-08 17:23
#22
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Turkey Alpyy 
gg my old favourite line-up
2018-10-08 17:17
#23
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Thought they have been for ages wut
2018-10-08 17:17
#24
shox | 
Sweden okaynoyes 
WTF
2018-10-08 17:17
#25
 | 
Brazil happynezz 
FINALLY
2018-10-08 17:17
#26
 | 
Russia otsu 
Vitality confirmed ;)
2018-10-08 17:17
says: "More to follow..."
2018-10-08 17:17
Hmm ok
2018-10-08 17:17
#29
ebot | 
Europe BeaVeR2K 
ok, but why not with smithzz ? Ah i forget that he suck shox's dick
2018-10-08 17:17
#67
 | 
Turkey Alpyy 
*whore
2018-10-08 17:24
#31
 | 
Paraguay Mortal_Wombat 
expectrerino
2018-10-08 17:17
#32
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
finally
2018-10-08 17:17
Hmm...🤔
2018-10-08 17:17
FINALLLYYYYYYY
2018-10-08 17:17
Rip that classic legendary french side :(
2018-10-08 17:17
#36
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Lithuania DieNastyA 
bye apex, g2 will miss u
2018-10-08 17:17
#37
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Finland EdiEz 
gg
2018-10-08 17:17
#38
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North America xdlmaorofl 
WHAT THE FUCK
2018-10-08 17:17
#39
 | 
Czech Republic chort 
expecteeed
2018-10-08 17:17
#40
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Japan KasPro 
Virtus pro confirmed
2018-10-08 17:17
#44
 | 
Switzerland Alpollo 
Stop posting news about no namers
2018-10-08 17:18
#53
 | 
Europe Spittekaka 
Smh...
2018-10-08 17:21
#45
 | 
France cedd 
expected, please speed this shit up orgs
2018-10-08 17:18
Hmmmm
2018-10-08 17:18
Already better than G2.
2018-10-08 17:18
#48
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Brazil de_stroyed 
100% unexpected
2018-10-08 17:19
POGGERS
2018-10-08 17:19
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez hope they will fuck g2 on laN:D
2018-10-08 17:19
#58
apEX | 
France LaBaNaN 
ofc they will xD g2_0_2019_major_vitality_2_2019_majors
2018-10-08 17:22
#92
 | 
United States MIKEYB^v^ 
+1
2018-10-08 17:48
#125
apEX | 
Germany Axpie 
+1
2018-10-08 19:34
#59
 | 
Turkey Alpyy 
+1
2018-10-08 17:23
#140
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Turkey NitexD 
+1
2018-10-09 12:47
Did not see this one coming :(
2018-10-08 17:20
NBK is a shit player
2018-10-08 17:20
#56
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France Straf3R 
Better than most NA players tho.
2018-10-08 17:21
#54
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Its time
2018-10-08 17:21
#55
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Poland Kain_aj 
+nbk +Apex -edward -zeus Navi top 1
2018-10-08 17:21
#64
apEX | 
France LaBaNaN 
The aggresivity of simple + apex would makes incredible games
2018-10-08 17:23
#69
 | 
Poland Kain_aj 
Maybe someday we will see them together like Duo of Scream&Krimz in fnatic xd
2018-10-08 17:25
#81
 | 
Slovakia NyKnight 
they cant speak russia
2018-10-08 17:35
#84
 | 
Poland Kain_aj 
Wow Captain obvious
2018-10-08 17:36
Nice englando
2018-10-08 18:24
Rip
2018-10-08 17:21
ie?
2018-10-08 17:23
#62
 | 
India S1ayR 
RIP
2018-10-08 17:23
Come tocloud9.... -rush -ska +nbk +apex Ez major with senor vac
2018-10-08 17:23
VP NBK- AND APEX
2018-10-08 17:23
Ie? Lmao hltv
2018-10-08 17:24
what?
2018-10-08 17:32
What?
2018-10-08 17:36
What? BIG "I" like "i" "e" NoKappa :D
2018-10-08 18:07
#106
 | 
France FanchD 
What?
2018-10-08 18:05
Apex looks autistic as always haha <3
2018-10-08 17:25
if those 2 were instead of bodyy and smithzz g2 couldve be top 3 team
2018-10-08 17:26
Ocelote is so dumb, lol. Vitality > G2
2018-10-08 17:26
#72
 | 
France ZinedineZywoo 
Here we are
2018-10-08 17:27
#73
 | 
Romania skymeisteRr 
expected
2018-10-08 17:28
unexpected
2018-10-08 17:30
#75
 | 
Brazil marcosopora 
f
2018-10-08 17:31
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM wonder why?
2018-10-08 17:31
#77
 | 
Canada Trudeau 
Bad move, should have kept them. Now when they want to replace bodyy and smithzz they're going to be left with shit
2018-10-08 17:32
It is ok we will have better french lineup with Vitality they just need to find 1 more talent to replace happy.
2018-10-08 18:30
#119
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Canada Trudeau 
ya
2018-10-08 18:37
Not sure who though I dont think it should be kenny because I honestly think that zywoo will be the next big french awper and he needs to keep his role. I don't think shox is possible either because of politics in French scene.
2018-10-08 18:52
#128
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Canada Trudeau 
In a perfect world, I would want Shox to go to Vitality instead of Happy and then KennyS instead of RPK Zywoo could be second awp because he is insane with rifles too
2018-10-08 20:12
Zywoo is more to shox style. Great rifler and good 2nd awper. To make him dedicated awper is such a waste.
2018-10-09 02:38
expected
2018-10-08 17:32
Both are cheaters
2018-10-08 17:34
#82
 | 
Canada haroonscape 
respexecutato
2018-10-08 17:36
#86
 | 
Sweden Zolity 
Zywoo, scream incoming
2018-10-08 17:37
#87
 | 
Brazil davidzor 
This team have so much more potential than the currently G2
2018-10-08 17:45
#88
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
sad day for FR scene
2018-10-08 17:45
IT'S HAPPENING YESSS
2018-10-08 17:45
UNEXPECTED
2018-10-08 17:48
*pretending to be shocked*
2018-10-08 17:50
expected
2018-10-08 17:50
#95
 | 
Lithuania TraXy 
-Smithz +Apex
2018-10-08 17:51
Vitality>>>>> G2
2018-10-08 17:54
nothing much to do besides disbanding. french scene surrendered hard 2017/18
2018-10-08 17:55
#100
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
Ocelote definitely regrets having Apex and NBK leave his org, he obviously now regrets having Smithzz put back into the team as a player from coach position.
2018-10-08 17:55
who
2018-10-08 17:55
#102
ropz | 
United Kingdom goob 
Vitality > g2
2018-10-08 17:59
nbk igl as IS skill is too low to frags and probably happy give his ass to still play in a top team..add kio and jackz insteed on vitality
2018-10-08 18:00
Now replace happy with kennyS baguettes are back
2018-10-08 18:00
Now replace happy with kennyS baguettes are back
2018-10-08 18:00
G2 is soooooo bad with this roster. Honestly shox and kennyS will not be able to carry Ex6, bodyy and SmitzZz. Never Ever
2018-10-08 18:08
o shieeeet
2018-10-08 18:10
#110
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Europe Vallon 
Zywoo and Scream now?
2018-10-08 18:11
#111
Twistzz | 
France najen 
its happening dudes
2018-10-08 18:12
#112
 | 
United States NoriZ 
SHOCKING!
2018-10-08 18:13
#113
 | 
India omg_noob 
Rip G2
2018-10-08 18:15
what's the point of these announcements
2018-10-08 18:24
Fantastic, finally they will be able to get away from those shitters SmithZz and ex6tenz.
2018-10-08 18:34
#120
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Sweden Waskita 
Wheres my edshot mashin
2018-10-08 18:38
And they keep smithzz
2018-10-08 18:52
Unexpected...
2018-10-08 19:14
#127
 | 
Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
NBK's new team > Shox's team as history repeats itself once again
2018-10-08 19:54
WHAT ???!!!
2018-10-08 20:26
gl
2018-10-08 20:52
Shox never learns you cannot win anything with Smittz on your team. Should have kicked Smittz and kept Apex. Rinse and Repeat process, when you keep Smittz.
2018-10-08 22:58
French CS needs New blood. Replacing broken pieces with other broken pieces has never fixed anything. There's no combination that will work. Stop acting like there will be.......
2018-10-09 05:10
#136
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Let's see is Zywoo can carry these bots on LAN against actually good teams.
2018-10-09 05:20
#137
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
G2 CEO has some class.
2018-10-09 05:33
e x p e c t e d
2018-10-09 22:48
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