No excuses any more

Elliott Griffiths
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Aleksib and XTQZZZ joins G2Esports

Illustration by Crash_ Source: G2 Esports

You know how David Moyes did an amazing job at Everton, and turned an okay team into a genuinely good one, but then when he moved to a team with much better players, he looked a lot worse?

Anyway, that was a completely unprompted tangent. Aleksib has joined G2 (with XTQZZZ) after a pretty mixed spell at OG, following a successful period in charge of ENCE.


Look, we’ve enjoyed poking fun at OG, and Aleksi, for a while now. There’s something amusing about teams and players who are always the bridesmaid but never the bride. Something something, Tottenham Hotspur.

But if Aleksi is ever going to be the bride, then G2 must be his groom. This is an uber-stacked team with genuine superstar talent and one of the most exciting teenagers the CS world has ever seen, and now the pressure is on him to win tournaments.

That’s a pressure that Aleksi had a little bit of at OG, but never succeeded. Now, there are no excuses.  If he doesn’t win with this team, there’ll be a lot of humble pie dished up for his many fans.

And if he does, perhaps it will be us. Humble pie is really good at this time of the year.

While OG lost one leader, they picked up another. In a rare but always fun swap deal, nexa was confirmed to be going their way.

Not much should change, really. They’ve lost an IGL who hasn’t won tournaments with some great players, and picked up... an IGL who hasn’t won tournaments with great players.

That’s if nexa even wants to IGL any more; maybe having a break from NiKo might make you want to pick it up again. OG become more of a threat firepower-wise but perhaps a little less tactically deep.

G2, well, become one of the most hyped rosters of all time. Let’s put on a show.

January 24, 2022

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