Saturday, January 22

G2 Esports Make It Official: Dylan Falco to Assume Head Coaching Duties

Dylan Falco, a seasoned head coach with a truly stacked resume (and also an individual who needs no introduction), will be taking over the reins at G2 Esports for the 2022 competitive season. This was in the works for quite a while, but it’s always nice to get official confirmation — you can never be too certain nowadays with so many leakers and wild rumors running rampant!

He will be joined by head analyst Rodrigo Domingues Oliveira with whom he had worked with during his stint with Schalke 04. All in all, this is great news for G2 fans across the globe as Dylan Falco is as experienced and battle-tested as they come. He had led Fnatic to multiple title wins back in 2018 — a spectacular run that was made all the more historic with a World Championship finals appearance!

Dylan also deserves a ton of praise for the many great things he’s accomplished with Schalke. The boys in white and blue never really left a mark in the grand scheme of things, but they were nonetheless consistently punching above their weight class and had made things a lot more competitive and exciting than anyone thought was possible.

So, needless to say, he’s more than worthy of taking over the reins from Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann.

A New Look for G2

It’s hard to confidently assess G2’s power level. One could argue that they’ve downgraded in basically all three positions — top, ADC, and support. The line-up they had for 2021 was truly world-class, but it often didn’t perform as well as it should’ve (or as well as we expected them to). So, frankly, having a bunch of seasoned veterans and bonafide legends under one roof isn’t necessarily a recipe for success.

In that sense, having a more varied mix of players might not be such a bad idea. For G2, it’s all about rebuilding from the ground up and it’s a process that’s bound to be filled with growing pains. Fans simply need to temper their expectations as this is no longer the insanely dominant, world-class G2 of old. There’s ample potential, don’t get us wrong, but they’re probably not going to hit the ground running come 2022.

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