G2 Esports First Team Revealed For DreamHack Austin

by Steven Cropley

G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has been invited to DreamHack's next stop in the states, DreamHack Austin.


From the announcement on DreamHack's website:

"G2 Esports will be joining us at DreamHack Austin with their fresh new roster as they are the first invited team for the DreamHack ASTRO Open tournament! This will be one of the first showings for the newly formed French powerhouse team, and with it brings a lot of mystery on how they will perform."

The event is set to kick off on April 28 and run through the weekend until April 30 with top teams from around the world competing in the iconic esports tournament. The event will feature a $100,000 prize pool as the previous iterations of the Open series from DreamHack have with the Masters being the updated and more competitive events that boast a larger reward at $450,000 from the tournament organiser.

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(Photo: G2)

G2 Esports revealed its new roster, dubbed the French super team back on February 3. The roster brought together star members of G2 Esports and Team EnVyUs to form what has been expected to be a top contender in the world of Counter-Strike. The team currently sits at No. 14 in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings.

Richard “shox” Papillon and Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro stayed under the banner of G2 while Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux moves to the coaching role. Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom were released from the team. Kenny “kennyS” Schrub, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, all formerly of Team EnVyUs were then signed.

The squad has had interesting results thus far in its online matches. Losing to its French rival Team EnVyUs as well as other unexpected teams. Although things are still fresh, a poor showing in Austin will have people wondering if this promising lineup will ever meet anywhere close to the expectations set when players like kennyS and Shox unite under one roof.

G2 Esports CS:GO roster:

Richard “shox” Papillon
Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro
Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt
Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
Kenny “kennyS” Schrub
 Edouard ”SmithZz” Dubourdeaux  (Coach)