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G2 Esports add zeek and coach nEiLZiNHo to Valorant roster

G2 Esports add zeek and coach nEiLZiNHo to Valorant roster

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski


Following the organization’s decision to drop David “davidp” Prins from their Valorant roster, G2 Esports has finally found a replacement for the vacancy. G2 Esports has signed Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt to their Valorant team just in time for Champions Tour. To add to this, they have finally acquired a coach. Neil “nEiLZiNHo” Finlay, has also joined the fight.

Who is zeek?

The Polish-born player hails from a totally different competitive genre. Fortnite. While a great portion of Valorant players come from titles such as CS:GO or Overwatch, zeek‘s Fortnite abilities have translated well into Valorant.

The 19-year-old first competed under an unsigned Polish team named Those Guys. The team ran rampant on the growing Polish scene, only being bested by ENTROPIQ in the final on one occasion. Apart from one hiccup, they won all of the tournaments in which they took part. The team has disbanded on September 6 due to individual offers, however.

zeek then started to expand into the European Valorant scene. He was taken in by the talented European mix of nolpenki. The unsigned team even managed to qualify for First Strike Regional Finals. They were bested in the quarterfinals by Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow’s FunPlus Phoenix.

nEiLZiNHo’s Coaching Tenure

On the flip side, G2’s new coach has his roots in Counter-Strike. After failing to reach great heights as a professional player on the scene, nEiLZiNHo has resorted to a career in coaching instead. The 30-year-old Brit has coached predominantly British Counter-Strike teams such as Team Endpoint and Fierce Esports.

When it comes to Valorant, nEiLZiNHo is the former coach of another British organization, RIX.GG, which has lost their roster on November 20 after failing to put up big results on the board. G2’s newest coach was present on the RIX.GG team until his move to G2 on January 18.

Zeek and nEiLZiNHo to Revitalize the Defeated G2 Team

It is no secret that the European First Strike Regional Finals did not go according to plan for G2. Dubbed the European Valorant superteam, G2 Esports was expected to win the event given their long-running win streak on the scene. Not only did G2 not get the trophy, Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho’s side failed to qualify for the grand final after being bested by the winners of the event, Team Heretics, in the semifinals. This, soon after, led to the team’s decision of dropping their Sage and Breach main, davidp.

Today, another man of Polish origin joins the roster. Joining Patryk “Patitek” Fabrowski is zeek, who brings a different sort of flair to the team. A more flamboyant play-style will hopefully bring this talented G2 Esports roster back on its feet in no time.

The addition of nEiLZiNHo to the team is also a huge plus. The Valorant team has been pulling through each tournament without a designated in-game leader, as well as coach. Hopefully, nEiLZiNHo‘s addition will add more structure and composure to the European giants.

This additions are right on time for Champions Tour. Coming up at the beginning of February of this year, Champions Tour is on the very top of each team’s aims for 2021. Qualification for the main event, will single out the very best of the best on the professional Valorant scene. However, a strenuous journey awaits for those that want glory on the grand Valorant stage in December.

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