In September 2018, as the confetti showered red in the SSE Arena, the Astralis era was cemented. Much was to be lauded about their teamwork, quality and utter dominance of a Counter-Strike Major, the likes of which had never been seen before. The feeling within the Astralis lineup was completely fresh, one of confidence and pride after winning their second Major. The defeated finalists, Natus Vincere, had in fact felt how they did previously. The CIS powerhouse have failed three times in Major grand finals. Why?
G2 have announced that former 3DMAX pair Audric “JaCkz” Jug and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang will join the roster. They will replace Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux and Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, a duo who lasted mere months on the outgoing iteration of G2. The move follows lacklustre online and offline performances for the team, notably a group stage exit at the FACEIT Major 2018. Swapping out SmithZz and Ex6TenZ will definitely improve G2. Whether Lucky and JaCkz will be the knights in shining armour to rescue the lineup remains to be seen.
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