G2 Esports Sign All-Women Valorant Squad


G2 Esports have reached the end of the road in Valorant Champions Tour, after getting eliminated in the VCT: EMEA Last Chance Qualifier. Although it’s unfortunate they won’t be attending Valorant Champions 2021, they will, however, be jumping into the VCT: Game Changers series with their new all-women Valorant squad.

G2 Esports signed the former The Originals women’s Valorant squad who were competing without an organisation. Until recently, the majority of this squad was signed by XSET as a part of their CS:GO lineup. Now, they’re a part of the G2 army and will be representing the organisation in the upcoming VCT: Game Changers tournaments under the name of G2 Gozen.

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G2 Gozen

G2 joining the women’s Valorant scene is no surprise, as many other Valorant organisations did the same. It’s a really smart move considering the scarcity of Valorant events outside of Valorant Champions Tour.

The new G2 Gozen lineup will feature the following players:

  • Julia “Juliano” Kiran
  • Zainab “zAAz” Turkie
  • Petra “Petra” Stoker
  • Michaela “mimi” Lintrup
  • Anja “aNNja” Vasalic

The leadership of G2 Esports was proud to present the new team. The Founder and CEO of G2 Esports, Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, said the following:

“To me they aren’t a female team, they are our VALORANT team. At G2, we build teams and bring in players based on skill and brand fit. These are amongst the best female players in the world and we’re proud to have them. We’ll support them all the way, as we support all our teams, and look forward to seeing them grow and kick some ass as part of the G2 army.”

The G2 army has welcomed the team with open arms and are excited to see how they’ll perform in their next tournament.

A New Chapter

G2 Esports had a rough start in Valorant Champions Tour. They were one of the best Valorant teams coming into 2021, so it’s no wonder that all the Valorant betting odds were pointed towards them at the time. However, things didn’t turn out as expected.

In the early stages of the event, G2 Esports was struggling. No longer were they the top dogs everyone perceived them to be. Slowly, over time, they were overshadowed by the newcomers.