G2 Esports has picked up most of the players from The Guard, earning a spot in the next two VCT Americas seasons. G2 will compete in the league for two years. They beat out about 17 other organizations to sign these players.
The players joining G2 are Jonah “JonahP” Pulice, Michael “neT” Bernet, Trent Cairns, Jacob “valyn” Batio, and coach Josh “JoshRT” Lee. They’ve signed contracts with G2 for two years. They’re still figuring out who the fifth player will be. Many talented players are available in this special offseason.
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G2 has been waiting for this opportunity for over a year. They considered different ways to get into VCT, like winning Ascension, moving to China, buying a whole organization, or partnering with The Guard. They reached out to the players after Riot allowed them to explore other options.
The players have two-year deals with G2, but if G2 becomes a full-time partner in VCT, they can extend the contracts.
G2 had a previous attempt to join VCT that didn’t work out because of controversy. But now, they are excited to be part of the league and engage with fans through various activities. They see this as a great opportunity to earn back their spot.
In conclusion, G2 Esports has successfully secured a spot in the VCT Americas for the next two seasons by signing most of the players from The Guard. This achievement comes after a year-long wait and careful consideration of various options. G2’s commitment to their new Valorant team represents a fresh start following a previous controversial attempt to enter the league. They are eager to engage with fans and are excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Valorant competitive scene once again.