G2 looking to replace shox and Lucky - Report
Richard "shox" Papillon and Lucas "Lucky" Chastang could be out the door after G2 failed to make the Major playoffs, 1pv.fr has reported, with Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač being two of the players approached by the Berlin-based organization.
G2 struggled to make an impact on the scene since overhauling their roster with Lucky, Audric "JaCkz" Jug, and later on François "AmaNEk" Delaunay. Since bringing on the latter, the French team managed a year-best second-place finish at Big Events in Montpellier at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, sandwiched between 5-6th place finishes at DreamHack Masters Dallas and IEM Chicago.
The StarLadder Major started out well for the French team, who moved past the New Challengers Stage with a 3-1 record and were off to a 2-1 start in the New Legends Stage, but losses to semi-finalists AVANGAR and Renegades put a halt to G2’s run and their dreams of becoming Legends for the next Major, as well as the continuity of the current roster.
Following the Major blunder, G2 would have decided to make two changes, 1pv.fr states, with Lucky and shox being the two players on the chopping block. A tweet by Antonio Meic, CR4ZY’s CEO, alerted of G2 making contact with some of his team’s players, reportedly nexa and huNter-. A move currently seems unlikely, however, as both players are still under contract with CR4ZY and the Serbian-German organization would be trying to impede their exit with a high asking price for their buyout.
Damien "maLeK" Marcel (coach)