The French Dream has always been to become the number one CSGO team in the world. Despite having a plethora of talent including world number one players on their scene, the French teams have never been able to win matches and big tournaments.
The new Gamers2 team right now is :
You might ask where is Shox? Shox and Smithhz have been together throughout their careers in whichever team that they have played in. However Smithz has had a long history of poor performances and that has definitely caused problems as Shox is one of the best players in the world.
With this move, Smithz will be moving to the coaching position. This is a workaround the situation. Smithz stays in a team with Shox, albeit not in a player position.
“The CS:GO community has been very kind and supportive to G2 Esports and we feel grateful that many of you have chosen us as your flagship team. In light of your support and the continued growth of CS:GO as an esports game we decided to increase our commitment in our CS:GO roster significantly with the signing of this superteam.”
-G2 Founder Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago
Shox gave a very detailed statement regarding the change. He explains how they want to become the best team in the world
“In April 2016, I took up the roles of captain and ingame leader, which I have taken to heart and has represented one of my biggest challenges in terms of personal investment. Despite a promising start at the ESL Pro League finals and ECS, it became apparent at the end of the year that something was missing in the team for it to be consistently at the top.
“This resulted in a delicate situation. The level of CS increases every day, I am a competitor and I will never be satisfied with second place. To win today, we must work with rage and passion on a daily basis, and always seek to excel, especially in difficult times. And we lacked these qualities in the second half of 2016.
“With a team and a coaching staff of this quality, our objectives are clearly to win, and especially to remain strong when we come across adversities. We have the ambition to put an end to the lack of stability of the French scene. We think we have the best elements to achieve our goals, and our hard work will help us along this journey.
“I want to praise the difficult and honorable decision made by SmithZz. He is a great person and an extraordinary player who competed at the highest level for 10 years. SmithZz is a legend, and I am honored to have him behind us. This is also the first time that I get to play with kennyS. I am very glad to have him by my side, and I have no doubt that we will do great things together.
“I am happy to be part of the #G2ARMY that I now consider my second family. Thanks to everyone who has supported us. Our journey will be long, but let’s write history together.”
– Richard Shox Papillon
You can check out the official roster announcement on the Gamers2 website.