G2 Esports, one of the biggest European organisations in League of Legends esports, have announced a rebranded academy side.
G2 Arctic will compete in the Spanish Superliga Orange this year, a result of a partnership between G2 and Spanish esports organisation Arctic Gaming. They will be managed in Spain.
G2 of course play in the higher-tier LEC and reached the Worlds 2019 final, where they 3-0 to FunPlus Phoenix.
G2 have been competing in Superliga Orange since the start of 2019 under the G2 Heretics name with Team Heretics, but this is the first time they’ve made a new brand with Arctic.
A new roster has not yet been announced, but you can expect that to be revealed over the coming weeks. More info about the next season is due on January 9th, according to this post on the LVP website.
What does this have to do with the UK scene, you may be wondering? Well, honestly, there’s been a few quiet news days and we don’t always need a UK angle. G2 are obviously well-known in League of Legends esports and several UK players have played in the Superliga over the years.
G2’s previous academy side had Swedish player XDSmiley on their roster, who has won the ESL UK Premiership in the past with MnM Gaming. There you go, there’s your (loose) UK angle.
Luis García, CEO of Arctic Gaming, said: “For a long time, in Arctic we were exploring the different possibilities to participate in the highest category of League of Legends in Spain, and take advantage of the opportunity to do so in the hands of G2 Esports, recent runners-up in the world, without a doubt it was the best option we could have.
Jamie Bach, director of operations and gaming development at G2, added: “It is a great pleasure to announce our new partner in Spain for the Orange Super League: Arctic Gaming. Together with Arctic we launched the national team G2 Arctic with a renewed roster, accompanied by a new sponsorship like Chips Ahoy! which will introduce new content and fun experiences for the G2 Army and Orange Super League fans to enjoy.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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