G2 Esports have bolstered their front office, having signed Weldon Green as an Assistant Coach. Formerly of Team SoloMid, Weldon Green is one of the most renown League of Legends minds behind the scenes.
We have another cool announcement to make! @MindGamesWeldon joins our League of Legends staff as Assistant Coach! 🎉🎉🎉https://t.co/5FHfJmLk4k pic.twitter.com/TGxp1lcHkH— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 8, 2017
"The complexity of modern League of Legends makes mental focus and resilience in the face of adversity important attributes for professional players. Moreover, swift strategic decision-making and motivation require a high-performance environment. We are always looking for new ways to progress and to continue competing at the top, so we approached Weldon as we believe that he can help to tackle some of the issues that the team faced in 2016," the official press release stated.
Weldon has been a G2 supporter for quite some time and is more than excited for the opportunity to work with the organization. "G2 has counted on me as a fan since the days of oceloteWorld, through Gamers2, and to the present. Now I am proud to join Carlos’ mission as a G2 Assistant Coach to the League of Legends team," he said. "G2’s roster going into 2017 is a testament to the team and company culture. Very few organisations can boast the credibility, success, and infrastructure to attract, and keep, world class players through the off-season."
He also spoke about what he plans to accomplish both for the players and his colleagues on the coaching staff. "My main focus this split is building and maintaining a high-performance environment. For the coaching staff, that means constant testing and development. For the players, that means pushing the bleeding edge of their craft while not burning out."
"My main focus this split is building and maintaining a high-performance environment. For the coaching staff, that means constant testing and development. For the players, that means pushing the bleeding edge of their craft while not burning out." - Weldon
@CarlosR immensely 🔥💥🔥💥 to be on board @G2esports hope I can do the flag proud!— Weldon Green (@MindGamesWeldon) January 8, 2017
Speaking of the aforementioned 'oceleteWorld', G2’s founder and CEO, Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago weighed in on the addition of Weldon. "On a personal level, I am honoured to work with an individual with such strong planning, hunger and will to win."
"On a personal level, I am honoured to work with an individual with such strong planning, hunger and will to win." - ocelote
According to WWG's League of Legends Writer and Analyst, James Bates, this has the potential to push G2 far above their competition. "G2's biggest issue thus far has been choking when it matters. If Weldon can help them remain consistent then the team will finally start to live up to their international potential."
G2 have been reported to be grouped with Fnatic, Misfits, Giants Gaming, and ROCCAT for the upcoming EU LCS Spring Split.