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G2 Esports CEO ocelote explains the vision behind investing in VALORANT

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G2 Esports is one of the most recognizable brands in the world of competitive gaming, and their accomplishments speak for themselves. The team is a home for world-class level rosters in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six: Siege, League of Legends, and soon, VALORANT. The organization has already started recruiting, with their former CS:GO pro, Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas Coloch, as the first official member of the G2 VALORANT roster.

G2 Esports’ CEO, Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez, was recently featured in an interview with Forbes, where he talked more about why he is investing heavily into VALORANT and why it is more than justifiable. One of the questions started off with Carlos trying to justify getting into VALORANT so early into its lifecycle, and why the organization is making a high-risk, high-reward investment in the tactical shooter’s esports scene.

“G2 Esports is meant to lay the foundation of what esports is going to become in the future. This is our role in the industry and this move plays into that role really well, as we hope to inspire other organizations to pick up strong teams and build a fun, competitive landscape together. This is a high risk, high reward initiative and we couldn’t be happier to be spearheading efforts for Riot Games,” replied Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez.

Riot Games had the G2 Esports VALORANT Invitational as one of its two debut tournaments featured in the Ignition Series partnership program, the studio’s initiative to push the game’s esports scene and provide guidance and exposure to the partnered organizations’ tournaments through Riot Games’ media and streaming channels. G2 Esports’ owner, ocelote, shared his thoughts on the Ignition Series and its plans.

“Riot Games is probably going to use these tournaments as training wheels for what the future of Valorant competitive is going to look like, and we are beyond honored that Riot chose us to spearhead these efforts,” Rodriguez commented.

Do you think G2 Esports’ CEO is playing his cards right in the VALORANT realm? Will we see a powerhouse come out of ocelote’s organization soon enough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

Comments

invite me carlos
2020-06-20 19:03
It's interesting to see how competition is approached for all the different esport titles out there. Basically franchising vs. independent teams/tournaments.
2020-06-20 22:39
Subroza | m1nac
I think we can expect something similar to League. Its a gradual thing, they will not show off 40M franchising right away, and it will take time before we get to that point. Until that moment, I believe they will focus a lot on everything community runned by big names :)
2020-06-20 23:57
Hopefully Riot does the right thing with not rushing to make a franchise league and let the grass root grow before just like we are doing right now with ignition series + community tournaments.
2020-06-20 23:01

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