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The Untold Truth Of G2 Esports

G2 Esports has long dominated the League of Legends competitive scene. Founded by former pro gamer Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez in 2013, the team was originally known as Gamers2. It spent much of its first two years battling through the LEC Challenger Series, before the team fought its way to promotion in 2015 and exploded onto the European League of Legends Championship series. 

G2 Esports was a force to be reckoned with. Its first split was a major success. It didn't just become a middle-of-the-pack team — it crushed Fnatic, the Season 1 World Champions, in the 2016 Spring Split finals. Its success did not stop there – G2 Esports would go on to win multiple domestic titles, one Mid Season Invitational (MSI), and a second-place finish at the League of Legends World Championship on Nov. 10, 2019. To this date, G2 Esports is the most decorated European team.

The legacy of G2 Perkz

G2 Esports started its upward trajectory when its signed Luka "Perkz" Perković. Perkz is often compared to Faker in the mid lane, to the point that Perkz and G2 Esports were synonymous. He was the only player on the team that took part in securing all its domestic titles and also helped secure its only international trophy.

What happens when the player that brought you the most success is gone? G2 Esports will be without Perkz for the first time since 2015, as Perkz was recently acquired by North America's Cloud9 with an alleged $5 million buyout. The buyout came after G2 Esport's shortcomings in the most recent World Championship. Despite the loss in the semi-finals, it's easy to see that Perkz is still an extremely valuable asset, capable of playing both the bottom and mid lane. His role swap from mid laner to ADC was one of the most successful in League of Legends.

G2 Esports brings in the dollars

G2 Esports is worth some big money. No one knew that the organization would become so successful. Ocelote, the former professional player turned owner, was not exactly a fan favorite. According to Gbay99, he was once considered the most-hated player in all of League of Legends. Love him or hate him, Ocelote was able to capitalize on his early League of Legends popularity to cut his own path and became the successful businessman he had always wanted to be.

According to Forbes, G2 Esports was worth an estimated $105 million in 2019. Its success across Europe may bring in even more big-name investors. The North American League of Legends Championship Series has erupted with investment opportunities — multiple NBA organizations have been dipping their feet into the esports pool, and Europe could follow suit.