G2 have announced that they have added former LDLC player François “AmaNEk” Delaunay to their CSGO roster. The 25-year-old will be replacing Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro, who will be benched after the WESG World Finals.

AmaNEk shot to fame after being a part of the Misfits roster and has been a free agent since he parted ways with LDLC in 2018. He boats an incredible rating of 1.23 on LAN. On his time with LDLC, the team came first at the PMU Challenge 2018 Finals and the ESL Pro European Championship and made a playoff run at IEM Chicago.

The announcement follows G2 crashing out of the New Legends stage at IEM Katowice Major with a 1-3 record after losing to Natus Vincere, MIBR and ENCE.

Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro was acquired by G2 from LDLC White to replace Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans. Bodyy was instrumental in the team’s victories at the ECS Season 1 Finals, the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017. However, now bodyy has had below average ratings and will be benched from the roster.

We have a very clear vision of how we wish to evolve and refine our CS:GO team in 2019. This is a process that is evolving and developing as we review our performances, identify and reinforce our strengths and improve upon our weaknesses.

Alex has contributed greatly to our recent development, engaging fully with the team and by making significant progress. That said, we still feel that greater changes are needed and as a result, have decided to move Alex to our bench. This has been done in good spirits and following discussions with the team and we will be actively looking for a new home for Alex with his full support.

Nevertheless, we are incredibly excited to have AMANEK as a part of the team. We believe François will adapt very well to our system and will allow other players to readjust and grow higher and better. We can’t wait for it to show in the server.

G2 coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel said in a statement

With these changes, G2 now have their roster as:

  • [flag=fr] Richard “shox” Papillon
  • [flag=fr] Kenny “kennyS” Schrub
  • [flag=fr] Lucas “Lucky” Chastang
  • [flag=fr] Audric “JaCkz” Jug
  • [flag=fr] François “AmaNEk” Delaunay
  • [flag=fr] Damien “maLeK” Marcel (Coach)
  • [flag=fr] Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro (benched)
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