Roster changes are hitting G2 Esports Call of Duty team just a month after returning to the game. The team had previously taken an 18-month break from the game prior to returning on February 9.
Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale, Martin “Chino” Chino, Tyree “Legal” Glove and Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi were all signed to represent the brand and set to attend Major League Gaming's Call of Duty World League Atlanta event. It was the European organizations third team from North America, joining Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. as G2's teams from the region.
Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski, G2 Esports’ Brand Manager shared his faith in the squad via a statement included in the signing announcement.
"I believe in these guys, this will be the team that will shake up the competitive Call of Duty scene, and I cannot wait to see them represent our Samurai logo,” said Szygulski. “The Call of Duty community is so enthusiastic, it is a pleasure to witness the crowd and the insane atmosphere at live events. We wanted to be part of this. I think we have finally found the right roster and that Michael, Martin, Tyree and Lamar will be our stars.”
Things seem to have changed as Legal has gone public stating that he is now a free agent heading into MLG's next event in Dallas, Texas.
FA for Dallas— Tyree (@TyreeLegal) March 7, 2017
Following the CWL Atlanta and ESWC Paris events, G2 is out of contention to make season one of the Pro League, failing to make it out of the open bracket both times.
It is unknown as to what the exact situation will be going into CWL Dallas, however, Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte did let it slip that Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker will be linking up with the G2 squad. If this information is true, the team will have the following roster moving forward.
- Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale
- Martin ‘Chino’ Chino
- Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
- Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker
The MLG CWL Dallas event will be similar to previous MLG events in that it boasts a $200,000 prize pool as an international event taking place in the United States. The event will feature up to 176 teams competing at the Fort Worth Convention Center and play an important role in deciding which organizations will be represented in the upcoming Pro League for Call of Duty World League. The event will take place the weekend of March 17 to 19 and be streamed live across multiple platforms.