G2 reportedly benches Davidp after First Strike loss to Heretics

Fariha Bhatti • December 9, 19:39
The untouchable quintet of G2 Esports’ Valorant division has finally taken a loss in the First Strike European finals against team Heretics. The loss resulted in G2 immediately dropping David “Davidp” Prins from the active roster, according to a report at 1pv.fr.
The report initially stated that both Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi and Davidp were dropped from the G2 roster. However, it was later clarified that Pyth would be staying. The initial reports hinted at Pyth continuing his journey with David Beckham’s Guild Esports.

G2’s sudden decision to drop one of its best players comes as a surprise for the team’s fans. G2’s Valorant roster has won several tournaments with the same roster that earned them the title of “untouchables.” The team led by Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas quickly established itself as one of the best Valorant squads, and in Europe, no one could battle back against G2’s roster.
Their winning streak began at closed beta tournament “G2 Esports European Brawl II” and had since continued, holding G2 at its top spot in Europe’s budding Valorant esports scene. However, First Strike saw the team give up their title after a shocking loss to Heretics.

G2 drops Davidp despite good performance

The report comes after G2’s poor performance in First Strike’s final stretch. The team collectively failed to a Heretics strike down roster led by Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran, but Davidp and Pyth’s poor performances made them the scapegoats for organization. 1pv.fr has confirmed that the news of Davidp’s departure comes from inside sources in G2. The Breach main posted an average performance throughout the match, which will now cost him. The ex-Counter Strike: Global Offensive professional might be bidding farewell to one of the best Valorant teams in the world.  
Davidp left CSGO to join Mixwell’s Valorant roster in the latter half of 2020. The player has since propelled the team to many successes, including the top spot at the BLAST Twitch invitational. During his short tenure, the player has displayed some excellent performances across different tournaments.
Despite his excellent performance as an Initiator and Sentinel, Davidp might be departing from the G2 roster. If the reports are true, the pace at which the decision has been made seems very quick, which could mean that it was already in the pipelines prior to the Heretics loss. It might be the case that G2 has a better player on standby waiting to join its already star-studded roster since 1pv’s report cited that the team is “looking for a real leader.
Whatever the case, G2 fans impatiently await an official statement from the organization. 


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