New G2 roster kicks off BLAST with win over Complexity

Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov started their new adventure with a victory.

G2 have secured the first win of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022, taking down Complexity on Nuke 16-12. The best-of-one match saw Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač start the event on fire, posting a 32-17 K-D to mark his return to the server alongside some new teammates.

Under the direction of freshly appointed head coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam, Aleksib and m0NESY played a solid game, averaging a 1.37 and 1.18 rating, respectively. They will be moving on to the Group A upper bracket final where they will face the winner of NIP vs. BIG.

First win secured for the rejuvenated G2

Complexity opened up their defense on Nuke with a solid pistol round conversion, but their success was short-lived. The Europeans quickly responded with a second-round force buy to bring the game level, before suffering a loss of their own. From there, G2 were able to stabilize and establish themselves in the game, with NiKo and m0NESY combining for a total of 28 kills before switching sides 9-6 ahead.

The CT side saw the Europeans extend their lead even further, taking the second pistol and the following two rounds before Complexity were able to respond. NiKo kept terrorizing the opposition throughout the second half, before a double-kill from his AWPer on yard guaranteed match point for G2 at 15-7. A 1v1 clutch from Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou kept the North Americans' hopes alive, leading to a brief comeback that brought the game back to 15-12. That was not enough, though, as G2 quickly closed the game 16-12.

Europe
Matchpage
16
12
28th January 2022
16
Nuke
12
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 17 +15 123.9 1.73
21 - 15 +6 84.3 1.37
18 - 14 +4 74.5 1.22
19 - 16 +3 60.8 1.18
14 - 12 +2 51.8 1.06
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 19 -2 66.2 1.02
20 - 20 0 68.1 0.90
16 - 23 -7 67.4 0.80
13 - 21 -8 60.5 0.77
8 - 21 -13 30.8 0.41
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1555
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
33
Team:
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Good job.
2022-01-28 16:24
8 replies
Jackz was sharppp
2022-01-28 16:25
6 replies
m0nesy > s1mple
2022-01-28 16:25
3 replies
+1
2022-01-28 16:26
2 replies
ez4g2
2022-01-28 17:06
1 reply
Junior overrated
2022-01-28 19:06
#29
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2022-01-28 16:37
#69
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China RADNIKEY
All caps novv
2022-01-28 17:46
#15
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Germany StormzN9
I like your name and your positivity ^^
2022-01-28 16:26
Decent
2022-01-28 16:25
#4
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Georgia _p0int
so good
2022-01-28 16:25
#6
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Finland 5way
SexyB
2022-01-28 16:25
4 replies
m0nesy sexy dood no home and not illegal cuz im 14
2022-01-28 16:26
3 replies
#20
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Finland 5way
??? Reply needs to have actual content
2022-01-28 16:28
2 replies
? Reply needs to have actual content
2022-01-28 16:31
1 reply
#33
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United Kingdom _nzf_
"no home"
2022-01-28 16:40
very nice
2022-01-28 16:25
#11
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Australia flynnly
Complexity showed some great moments. Niko is just too good and man Monsey is fast.
2022-01-28 16:26
I love chicken
2022-01-28 16:26
#13
m0NESY | 
Romania wadd
niko goat nothing changed
2022-01-28 16:26
1 reply
#67
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Germany tilted_up
and there will be no change in that case. NiKo is #1 rifler in the world, they can pick up who they want, still he's gonna be topfragging and hardcarrying.
2022-01-28 17:45
#17
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Russia 1hebest!
GGG2
2022-01-28 16:27
#18
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Poland Berbe123
M0nesy so bad lul
2022-01-28 16:27
12 replies
#50
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South America Melegatti
How is a 1.18 rating FIRST match in a tier1 team bad ?
2022-01-28 17:03
11 replies
You can't expect knowledge of CS from someone rooting for Wisla Krakow bro.
2022-01-28 17:05
8 replies
Lmao
2022-01-28 17:14
#68
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Germany tilted_up
D. Stroyed
2022-01-28 17:45
#80
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Poland Berbe123
Bait aged well Anyway, Monesy 4-8 in ct side (where they expect u to shine the most)
2022-01-28 19:13
5 replies
Edit: fact checked myself, turned out to be wrong
2022-01-28 19:48
1 reply
Well, I was actually correct the first time. Navi junior perma banned nuke
2022-01-28 22:45
XD what else will you bring today, maybe fpl score later?
2022-01-28 20:01
1 reply
#90
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Poland Berbe123
Why are u even wasting your time here? Love m0nesy fans hyping him up no matter of circumstances:) Have a nice evening
2022-01-28 20:40
Monesy only played nuke twice in official in his entire career. U expect him to drop s1mple like numbers already?? Be realistic!!
2022-01-29 08:18
#81
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Poland Berbe123
Tier1 team vs tier3 team so they expect you to get easy kills like you did in navi junior;(
2022-01-28 19:16
1 reply
#82
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South America Melegatti
It's not about who they play, it's about him having tier1 teammates and still putting good numbers
2022-01-28 19:18
So weird looking at how coL despite almost all having negative rating, almost won the map.
2022-01-28 16:28
2 replies
Almost won ? It was 15-7 ... They weren't even close to win the map
2022-01-28 16:30
#43
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Finland Yeah_Bud
It wasnt even close lmao
2022-01-28 16:55
UwU
2022-01-28 16:28
#22
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Russia mshkoda
-junior +deko
2022-01-28 16:29
2 replies
Deko london speaking not found
2022-01-28 17:02
1 reply
#49
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Russia mshkoda
also true but idk maybe he speaks it
2022-01-28 17:03
niko so insane as usual
2022-01-28 16:30
You type fast sir
2022-01-28 16:32
havent seen a worse awper than junior in tier 2 cs tbh
2022-01-28 16:33
3 replies
#30
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Finland Lamber
Have to wonder what Furia saw in him.
2022-01-28 16:37
1 reply
He was averege at Triumph so i guess it was some kind of a gamble after HEN1 departed
2022-01-28 17:58
Weird way to spell jackinho
2022-01-29 08:19
Early days. Still the Niko show.
2022-01-28 16:35
#32
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Russia illius12
good roster
2022-01-28 16:39
#34
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Finland Nollegee
GG boys
2022-01-28 16:40
Aleksi starting well😍
2022-01-28 16:42
#37
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Brazil batcompany
Told you, Junior is awful
2022-01-28 16:42
#38
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France r0ckT
Monesy drops off after 18 rounds... hope he will get more confidence next round. G2 without NiKo woudnt make it against NA tier 3 cs... shame
2022-01-28 16:44
9 replies
stfu its the same way navi without simple would be tier 4.
2022-01-28 16:46
4 replies
#41
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France r0ckT
Reported. We all saw G2 struggled on that bo1. Maybe its the Indian Jetlag
2022-01-28 16:53
3 replies
#44
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Finland Yeah_Bud
They didnt really, it was 15-7, complexity just streaked like 5 rounds but then Lost, it wasnt really that close
2022-01-28 16:56
2 replies
+1
2022-01-28 17:12
They still played good honestly for a roster with players with Little to none tier 1experience:) hopefully they get better so na has an other good roster
2022-01-28 20:11
Hunter bottom fragging, I'm sure he'll play better in the future
2022-01-28 16:55
2 replies
You obviously didn’t watch the match. They went the other site like every round.
2022-01-28 17:14
1 reply
He lost some fights he usually wins on that a site
2022-01-28 17:24
He clearly has communication issues but cant deny the impact he brought, easily cruised to 15 until he crambled in pressure moments then niko took over. That was all g2 needed, impact awp. This is considering hunter was offline too, could have easily been a sweep otherwise.
2022-01-28 17:11
GG boys
2022-01-28 16:44
Niko still hard carry
2022-01-28 16:59
#46
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Got to still love the NiKo carry. :D
2022-01-28 16:59
starting to get worried about junior, all he's been so far is a liability.
2022-01-28 17:03
4 replies
#59
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Latvia doug_water
hes the highest rated player in the team, wtf are you talking about. this was 1 match against one of the best teams in the world.
2022-01-28 17:22
3 replies
highest rated because he farmed tier 3 NA teams for half of last year. floppy and grim are the best players on COL
2022-01-28 17:38
2 replies
in my honest opinion i think he need to step up up until towards end of april/may. Otherwise Jason will be looking for yet another EU/CIS awper probably
2022-01-28 18:00
1 reply
#76
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Bulgaria VolatileX
yeah, back to poizon lol
2022-01-28 18:26
#55
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Finland AliSabid
GGs
2022-01-28 17:14
gg G2 <3 ! Junior must go play one level down from pro and be a very good player but for pro teams ..can do anything..
2022-01-28 17:36
Not a terrible showing for a new team against a top3 team, gl in the future Col!
2022-01-28 17:36
<3 gg G2
2022-01-28 17:36
Complexity robbing 12 rounds, not bad, keep it up guys
2022-01-28 17:38
#70
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Argentina Soullesss
Nice adr m0nesy against complexity (nothing) the future promise……playing tier 2 is not the same as playing tier 1, right?
2022-01-28 17:47
#74
RUSH | 
Germany rs6a
Junior so bad... floppy JT and fang 3v7
2022-01-28 18:03
monesy really not good enough for T1
2022-01-28 18:31
#85
roeJ | 
Finland dvlx
top 1 coming soon
2022-01-28 20:03
very good so far
2022-01-28 21:00
m0nsey performs pretty great on his first tier1 shows
2022-01-29 00:04
poor Junior, the language barrier is holding him
2022-01-29 01:22
Godleksib
2022-01-29 18:44
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou 17 - 19 -2 66.2 1.02 Ricky 'floppy' Kemery 20 - 20 0 68.1 0.90 More kills, better KD, better kast, and 0.12 lower rating o.O I cannot understand
2022-01-30 21:25
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