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G2 Esports CEO Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez has stepped down from the corporate he co-founded. This choice adopted Rodríguez posting a video of himself partying with banned controversial influencer Andrew Tate and doubling down on his choice regardless of fan backlash.
Rodríguez and G2 Esports introduced his resignation on Twitter.
Initially, G2 and Rodríguez agreed to eight weeks of unpaid depart. Nevertheless, the previous CEO’s actions reportedly value the Berlin-based firm a franchise spot in Riot Video games’ Valorant Champions Tour (VCT).
Previous to the controversy, G2 was assured they’d obtain a spot within the VCT’s Americas league. Gamers confirmed that G2 was set to amass XSET’s extremely ranked Valorant roster.
Whereas esports franchise slots have historically value tens of millions, Riot selected to not cost franchise charges for the VCT. On condition that G2 final raised capital in December 2019, shedding a worthwhile — free — asset as a consequence of Rodríguez’s mishandling might have incentivized G2 Esports’ board to behave.
With this choice, G2 enters uncharted waters. Rodríguez was G2 Esports’ CEO, co founder and face of the group. G2 should discover a technique to redefine itself — each to model companions and followers — if it desires to stay considered one of Europe’s most prestigious esports groups.
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