Gamers2 have officially announced their acquisition and partnership of Team Kinguin.
The Spanish organisation have delved back into the competitive CS:GO community, following their departure earlier in the year, after a failed qualification campaign for ESL One Cologne.
Following Kinguin’s decision to pull out of several eSports sponsorships and commitments, Team Kinguin have been searching for a new home, with several organisations, including Gamers2 showing a strong interest.
The all-star line-up consisting of Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, Håvard "rain" Nygaard, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Dennis "dennis" Edman will now epitomise the new relationship built between the two organisations, as the team is rebranded to G2.Kinguin.
Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago, G2’s founder and CEO, had this to say about signing the new CS:GO team:
“All our fans have been demanding a world-class Counter-Strike:GO team for some months already. Worry not, today is the day! We are honored to welcome Team Kinguin as our CS:GO team! They will be joining our amazing HotS squad and our LoL team, which, by the way, qualified for LCS last weekend. On top of these wonderful news, we will rebrand G2 using the suggestions our fans made, as you can see here. This team has earned the respect of many in the industry by fighting against language barriers and previous misconceptions from the Counter Strike community. Counter Strike is about 15 years old now, and the vast majority of successful teams that have come and gone have been all from the same nation or communicated in the same language. These guys seem to have challenged these habits. This will hopefully start a trend, and more international World Class teams will rise.”
Kinguin founder and CEO Viktor Wanli gave the following statement about the partnership with G2:
“We love the transition of Team Kinguin into G2 Kinguin. Carlos, Jamie and the whole Gamers2 management are great professionals and wonderful people. We are excited to work together and bring this team up to its potential. Kinguin will continue to provide the team’s fans and the whole Counter-Strike community with the best possible treatment. Make sure to tune in on G2’s website and social media platforms as often as possible for giveaways, contests and player merchandise.”
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