G2 Surprises with CS2 Roster Changes: Snax Joins as IGL and Nexa Moves to Bleed Esports

G2 Surprises with CS2 Roster Changes: Snax Joins as IGL and Nexa Moves to Bleed Esports

3. July 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

G2 Esports has made significant changes to their Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) roster, announcing the departure of Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen and the signing of Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski as their new in-game leader (IGL).

Additionally, Nemanja “nexa” Isaković has moved to Bleed Esports, adding another layer of intrigue to the competitive landscape.

Snax as G2’s New IGL

In a surprising move, G2 has appointed Snax as their IGL, following the departure of HooXi. This decision echoes the unconventional choice they made with HooXi in 2022, selecting him based on his Tier 2 performances with GamerLegion.

Snax, known for his time with Virtus.Pro and recent stints as a stand-in for teams like ENCE, brings a wealth of experience, though his results as an IGL have yet to match his past reputation as a star player.


Role Clashes and Team Dynamics

The addition of Snax, alongside Mario “malbsMd” Samayoa, has raised concerns about role clashes within the team. HLTV writer Harry “NER0” Richards highlighted potential issues on social media, noting that G2 might face role conflicts on all seven maps in the current pool.

While Snax is versatile, balancing the roles could prove challenging. Nemanja “huNter-“ Kovač may need to adjust his roles to accommodate the new team dynamics.

Nexa’s Move to Bleed Esports

Following his departure from G2, Nexa has joined Bleed Esports, reuniting with coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović, who introduced him to the international scene in 2017. Nexa’s move comes after G2’s underwhelming performance at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, where they struggled with player availability and performance issues.

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Bleed Esports’ New Roster

Nexa’s addition to Bleed Esports brings fresh potential to the team as they aim to qualify for the Shanghai Major. The current Bleed roster includes:

  • Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad
  • Nemanja “nexa” Isaković
  • Hampus “hampus” Poser
  • Tim “nawwk” Jonasson
  • Cai “CYPHER” Watson
  • Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović (coach)

Nexa replaces faveN, who played a supportive role, and is expected to continue in a similar capacity. His recent performance stats, including a 0.94 K/D ratio and 65.4 damage per round, suggest that he could thrive in this new environment without the pressures of leadership.

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Looking Ahead

As G2 Esports and Bleed Esports gear up for the new season, all eyes will be on their performances and adaptations to the roster changes.

G2’s debut with Snax as IGL will be at ESL Challenger League Season 48 Europe starting on July 15, while Bleed Esports prepares for the qualifiers for the Shanghai Major. These changes could reshape the competitive scene, bringing new strategies and dynamics to the forefront.