Ex6TenZ removed from G2, replaced with bodyy

by Dennis Gonzales Apr 9 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Robert Paul / Major League Gaming

Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans has been replaced by Team White's Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro on G2 Esports' CS:GO roster, the organization announced Saturday.

Along with the roster change, Richard "shox" Papillon will be taking over as the in-game leader in Ex6TenZ’s place.

The roster has been stable for over a year, since it was part of the Titan organization and after it dissolved. The team hasn’t found a lot of success during their LAN outings, achieving third place at Gaming Paradise 2015 and Top 4 at CEVO Season 8 and the Red Dot Invitational. They’ve qualified for the past three Majors, but could not break the Top 8 in any of them.

The roster change closely follows the results of MLG Major Championship: Columbus. During the Group Stage, they lost to 1-16 on Train in the most one-sided matches of the tournament, but they stayed afloat by eliminating Cloud9 16-3 on Dust 2. They faced VP again in the deciding match, but the result was the same as the Poles won the series 2-1.

G2’s bottom eight finish meant they could not earn back their Legend status, but more importantly, they will have to fight through the qualifiers for a shot at the next Major.

The new G2 Esports roster's LAN debut will be at DreamHack Masters Malmö, however they will face Gambit Gaming on Saturday at 1 p.m. EST for the Esports Championship Series Finals.

Their opening match at DreamHack Masters Malmö will be against Counter Logic Gaming and they are also grouped against Natus Vincere and the former Team Ancient squad, GODSENT. The tournament will take place on April 12-17.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.