G2 or formerly known as Gamers 2 is a Spanish esports organization founded in 2013. Although the organization has Spanish origins, their CS:GO team has been heavily represented by French and Belgian players and coaches.
In early 2016, Faze Clan acquired the entire roster at that time with names rain, Maikelele and jkaem for a fee up to $700.000. After that, G2 decided to buy the complete Titan squad which at first looked like a smart move. At Esports Championships Series Finals in 2016, did this exact roster went all the way beating the legendary Brazilian team Luminosity in the final, taking home the trophy and $250.000 in price winnings.
G2 had an excellent year in 2017 with several championships where especially the signing of superstar AWP’er kennyS played a huge role. Kenny “kennyS” Schrub who has for years been an unstoppable force, became an immediate impact on the team putting up crazy numbers and ratings and giving G2 this needed X-factor.
From 2019 until the end of 2022, G2 went on a long trophy-less streak. The team added the Bosnian superstar Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač in 2020 and reached the Grand Final of PGL Stockholm the year after. Hereafter followed a turbulent time with several roster changes before the lineup was finally settled with the Russian wonderkid Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov taking over the AWP duty, while Justin "jks" Savage and in-game leader Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen became the last two pieces of the puzzle before G2 finally began to win titles. At the end of 2022 and at the beginning of 2023 G2 was the best team in the world winning 13 LAN matches in a row including the Grand Finals of BLAST World Finals and IEM Katowice 2023.
1st Esports Championships Series 2016
1st ESL Pro League Season 5 2017
1st DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017
1st Champions Cup 2019
1st BLAST World Finals 2022
1st IEM Katowice 2023
2nd ESL Pro League Season 3 2016
2nd Intel Extreme Masters XIV 2020
2nd PGL Stockholm Major 2021