After a disappointing Six Invitational 2021 campaign, the former world champions of G2 Espors have signed former Team Vitality player Lucas "Hungry" Reich and MnM Gaming player Jonas "Jonka" Kaczmarzyk.
Outgoing from the team is the Finnish duo of Aleksi "UUNO" Työppönen and Juhani "Kantoraketti" Toivonen; the latter of whom is the last player from the Six Invitational 2019 winning roster.
As such, only team coach Thomas "Shas[O]Udas" Lee remains from the title-winning G2 Esports days.
Changes had been long-rumoured for the G2 Esports roster, with the team having been eliminated by the Challenger League squad of Parabellum Esports in the first playoffs round of the Six Invitational 2021.
This performance had followed a fifth-place finish in Stage 1 of the 2021 European League (EUL) season, with the 2020 EUL Finals winners having lost legendary player Niclas "Pengu" Mouritzen to retirement before the start of the season.
While his replacement Jordan "Kayak" Morley had performed well, drops in performances from UUNO and Kantoraketti led to G2 Esports' decision to drop them in favour of Hungry and Jonka.
Hungry had last played professional Siege with Team Vitality in the Qualifier Playoffs for the Six Invitational 2021, where his team had been eliminated in the semi-finals.
His career achievements include a group stage appearance at the Six Invitational 2019 after a second place finish at DreamHack Winter 2018 to the then-G2 Esports roster.
Meanwhile, Stage 2 of the 2021 season will mark the top-flight debut for Jonka, who had only debuted in the March of 2019.
Most notably, he had been part of the MnM Gaming roster that had finished third in the European qualifier for the Six Invitational 2020, being eliminated by qualifier winners and eventual fourth-placed team BDS Esport.
Jonka had also been part of the MnM roster that had won the UK & Ireland Nationals, amongst other titles, and had finished at the top of the 2020 European Challenger League.
However, his team had lost to Cowana Gaming and Rogue in the Relegations and had been unable to secure promotion.