G2 Esports Parts Ways with Star Player Jks Following IEM Success

G2 Esports Parts Ways with Star Player Jks Following IEM Success

27. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

G2 Esports, the renowned esports organization, has announced the departure of Justin “jks” Savage, a pivotal player in their recent victories at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments.

As G2 Esports embarks on a new project, they are reshaping their roster, leading to the release of jks from the team. Let’s delve into the details of this significant development.

Jks’ Departure from G2 Esports

On Monday, G2 Esports made the official announcement regarding the departure of jks from their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) roster. Jks, known for his exceptional skills as a lurker, played a crucial role in the team’s success over the past two years, particularly during their triumphs at various IEM events held in Katowice.

Despite his contributions to G2 Esports’ achievements, jks found himself sidelined in recent months following the arrival of Nemanja “nexa” Isaković. With nexa’s return to the roster, jks was relegated to the bench, leading to his eventual departure from the organization.

Jks’ Future in CS2

As jks becomes a free agent, he now has the opportunity to explore options with other teams within the CS2 scene. Unlike his previous experience with Complexity, where he spent nine months inactive while waiting for suitable offers, jks is expected to attract attention from various organizations given his track record and experience.

In December, Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunovic, the coach of Bleed, revealed his interest in recruiting jks for their team, indicating the player’s desirability in the competitive CS2 landscape.

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Legacy of Success

Jks leaves behind a legacy of success at G2 Esports, particularly his standout performances at the IEM tournaments in Katowice. His temporary stint with FaZe Clan during the 2022 IEM Katowice edition, followed by his subsequent move to G2 Esports, showcased his versatility and talent in the CS2 scene.

During his tenure with G2 Esports, jks contributed significantly to the team’s victories, including their triumph at the BLAST Premier World Final, successful title defense in Poland, and victory at the IEM Cologne, solidifying his reputation as a formidable competitor in “The Cathedral.”

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As G2 Esports bids farewell to jks, they embark on a new chapter in their CS2 journey. While his departure marks the end of an era, it also paves the way for new opportunities for both the organization and the player.

As jks explores potential options in the CS:GO scene, the esports community eagerly anticipates his next move and the evolution of G2 Esports’ roster.