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Shas to leave G2 in August after contract expiry

G2 has opted against renewing his contract.

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Legendary Siege coach Thomas "Shas" Lee will leave G2 on Aug. 13 after G2 Esports opted against renewing his contract further.

Until his departure, Shas will continue to work for G2 and help the team in its bid for qualification to the Berlin Major. G2 is currently eighth in the EUL with one win and three losses, five points behind Heroic in fourth.

Shas was part of the most successful roster in Siege history, joining it when it had been playing under Fenix in 2016. The roster then joined PENTA Sports in 2017 and he coached it to two back-to-back Pro League titles and a Six Invitational win in 2018 before the roster joined G2 Esports.

With G2 Esports, Shas won the Six Major Paris, another Pro League title, DreamHack Winter 2019, the Six Invitational 2019, and the EUL 2020 finals.

As such, after the departures of all the players that had won those titles with him, Shas' departure marks the end of the final link to the most dominant team in competitive Siege history.

G2 has struggled in recent times, finishing in fifth, second, and seventh in the three EUL stages in 2021. The team also was only ranked in the top 16 at SI 2021 and was also knocked out in the Mexico Major in the bottom of its group.

More recently, G2 failed to qualify to SI 2022, though seemed to be on the upturn after signing its 'super-team' with a narrow quarter-finals exit at the Charlotte Major. However, with three straight losses to kickstart Stage 2 of the EUL this year piling on the pressure, Shas is now leaving his post after four years.

Moving forward, Shas stated that he is open to offers as an analyst, coach, or even manager and is thus open to various roles for his next team.

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