What the hell is up with G2?

Elliott Griffiths
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The short answer is, we don't know.

The long answer is, nobody knows. This team is absolutely awful; they're losing to all the teams you've heard of and even some of the ones you haven't. Well, at least losing a map - Lynn Vision took them to a third at BLAST.

They choked two leads to end up dropping a series to MAD Lions and fall out of the running in BLAST, and dropped series' to ENCE and Movistar at IEM Fall. That was after VP, forZe and Complexity gave them a dressing down at Pro League.

MAD Lions won the series with only one player going positive - and jL was just +3. Poor NiKo dropped 82 in a loss. There's probably some sense of 'we were the better team and just need to tighten up and get a lick of luck', but also... how bad are you strategically to lose that?

Their post plants are terrible, and AmaNEk and JaCKz' form has gone down the toilet in recent months. nexa seems to have lost all direction, and the ship appears to be rudderless as it enters choppy waters.

This team is a complete mess, and yet... they're sort of, not?

NiKo is still absolutely tearing teams asunder, and huNter can still play the video game. They qualified as legends to the Major and actually, their LAN record is much, much better than their online one. They still have incredible firepower and fixing gameplay problems might be easier than getting better at headshots.

So while we're tempted to agree with Pimp and go full disassociation with G2, we're kind of huffing that G2-on-LAN hopium. What we're saying is: this team is absolutely dire - especially online - but we're not ready to give up on them just yet.

Nothing would be more G2 than losing every game for 2 months and then making it deep at the Major. Except maybe going out in a BO3 to TYLOO.

October 18, 2021

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