G2 Esports has announced their roster for the 2016 European LCS Spring Split.
The team recently lost Jesse "Jesiz" Le and Lennart "SmittyJ" Warkus to Team Dignitas, and has replaced then with Kim "Emperor" Jin-hyun and Kim "Trick" Kang Yoon. Additionally, with the signing of Trick as their new jungler, G2 has moved Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek to the top lane.
"Role swapping is often perceived as a bad thing, but we are confident that the Polish player will shine in the top lane just like he has in the Jungle and that he will face his LCS peers head-on," G2 stated in their press release.
Emperor is coming to G2 from Team Dragon Knights, though due to visa issues, he only played nine games for TDK during the summer split. Before that he played for Keyd Stars, where he placed second in the CBL 2015 First Split. When he played for CJ Entus Blaze in Korea, he placed first at the 2013 World Cyber Games.
Additionally, G2 announced that Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool will be the team's head coach.
“I’m very excited to be a part of G2 this season! With my experience I hope to bring a lot to the table in their rookie split, and I see immense potential in what the line-up is capable of achieving," YoungBuck said in the press release.
G2 Esports full roster is as follows:
- Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek
- Kim "Trick" Kang Yoon
- Luka "PerkZ" Perkovic
- Kim "Emperor" Jin-hyun
- Glenn "Hybrid" Doornenbal
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