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G2 Esports Announces CS:GO Roster Changes – JaCkz Is Benched



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Audric Jug, known as “JaCkz,” is a 28-year-old French CS:GO player who had been playing under G2 Esports jersey for over two years. Before that, he had played for teams like 3DMAX, Envy, and more.

After G2 Esports decided to add Nikola “NiKo” Kovač in their roster about two months ago, the future of JaCkz and François “AmaNEk” Delaunay were unknown, and G2 Esports both tried them out in the tournaments.

Later today, G2 Esports made a new announcement on their official website and revealed their new lineup for the upcoming events.

In the post, the European organization revealed that they decided to part ways with JaCkz due to benefits for the system and said goodbye to their long-time player, even though it is hard to farewell such a great player.

Furthermore, JaCkz thanked G2 Esports for giving him an opportunity and wished them luck for the future. Also, he admitted that losing a close friend affected his individual performance lately and wanted to share this information with the community, even though it is not an excuse for him.

Here is the official announcement from G2 Esports:

“After signing Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to the team in October, we announced that we would be alternating our starting roster for the remainder of the year to properly assess all our options and create the best iteration possible for G2.

After playing with two different versions of the roster, changing between François ‘AmaNEk’ Delaunay at BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020 and DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 and JACKZ at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe, we have reached the difficult decision.

Effective immediately, Audric ‘JACKZ’ Jug will be moved to the bench and our starting roster will be Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač, François ‘AmaNEk’ Delaunay, Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isaković, Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub, and Nikola ‘NiKo Kovač.

Having played with us for over 2 years, JACKZ has distinguished himself as one of the top players in CS:GO. With 2 Major appearances, several Grand Final appearances, and victories at GGL 2019 and Champions Cup Finals, Audric has played an integral role in returning G2 to the top of CS:GO. He is an incredible competitor and we are proud to have him as part of the G2 Esports.”

Here is what JaCkz wrote:

“Every beautiful story has an end. After spending 2 years with G2, they made the decision to continue with my friend AmaNEk based on the roles and synergy in the field. A support player is an essential element within a team and I totally respect their choice.

Concerning my guys now, whether it’s the players and ex-players, the coach or Jerome “Alberthino 2.0” Sudries (NiaK), colleagues from video games certainly, but above all they have become brothers with whom I have shared crazy moments.

CS is beautiful, but the human connection that you can create with people to whom you might not have spoken to in the street and with whom you can accomplish part of your dreams is even more beautiful. Special mention to kennyS aka the ‘big green gun’, little brother will do.”

He added:

“For my part, I hope that history will continue to be written, ready to fight for 2021 and explore new options that will allow me to become better. Lately I was not at my best in terms of performance, the disappearance of a childhood friend has unconsciously impacted me I think and I refused to accept it. This is not an excuse, I just needed to share it with you.

I am ready for a new chapter! Thanks to G2 for trusting me during these years as well as to the fans and the whole community for supporting me.”

Click here to read the full announcement from G2 Esports and click here to reach out to the statement of JaCkz.

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