G2 Esports has finally confirmed the final three pieces of their LEC puzzle as they prepare to regain their LEC title.
We all knew that Jankos and Caps would be staying for 2022, however, with Wunder, Mickyx, and Rekkles all leaving, who’d replace them was unknown. Top laner Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik, AD carry Victor “Flakked” Lirola and support Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé, have all joined G2 for 2022.
The biggest “shock” to the roster is the inclusion of rookie bot lane duo Flakked and Targamas. Both put in great showings in the 2021 European Regional Leagues, with MAD Lions Madrid and Karmine Corp, respectively. New top laner Broken Blade spent 2021 with FC Schalke 04 Esports. The trio will link up with Caps and Jankos for 2022 alongside a new-look coaching and backroom setup.
G2 Esports also confirmed that Romain Bigeard was their new general manager and Raphael “Raf” Klausmann was team manager ahead of the full roster reveal. Dylan Falco was also confirmed as the roster’s new Head Coach, and he’ll be joined by Rodrigo Oliveira, who will become G2’s new analyst.
Can G2 reclaim their throne?
The plan is falling into place. ♟️ pic.twitter.com/jild09jBJa
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) December 3, 2021
Let’s be honest, this is an important year for G2 Esports. Building a roster once again around Caps and Jankos, G2 has added some exciting rookie talent alongside LEC experience. The big question is, are they ready to push for a title in 2022, or will it take some time to build? Ultimately, the Spring Split is the most significant one for the roster. If they use this time to gel and take what they learn into Summer Split, the sky’s the limit. Everyone is aware of what Caps is capable of; even on his worst days, he is one of the best Europe has to offer.
This is a new G2 Esports, it’s the first major shake-up of the LoL roster since they first entered the LEC and their dominance began. G2 Esports always talk the talk, now it’s time to walk the walk.