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G2 bids farewell to jks

The post-major roster shuffle is going to be an interesting one!

G2 and Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage have parted ways just days before the start of the PGL Copenhagen Major. Jks was on the G2 bench since the past few months as G2 hoped to bring a turnaround in their results. With G2 qualifying for the Copenhagen Major, they have now parted ways with the player.

G2 parts ways with jks

G2 swapped out jks for nexa in November last year. The team finished 5-6th in the BLAST Premier World Finals in December, bringing an end to the year.

“With jks, we had too many 'star' roles in the team. Nexa will require less space and will do more for the team. I truly believe that jks will also shine and play better somewhere else as a star player,” Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač said to HLTV.

Before G2 esports, jks was a part of Complexity Gaming. He was on the active Complexity roster for almost a year before spending another nine months on the bench. His inactive time on G2 esports was much shorter although he is now a free agent without a team to represent.

In 2024, G2 esports finished 5-6th in both the BLAST Premier Spring Groups as well as the IEM Katowice 2024. In both tournaments, the team barely failed to make it to the playoffs. The team recently finished in the top two at the European RMR A event qualifying for the Major. They had a flawless run through the RMR with victories over Into the Breach, Eternal Fire and FaZe Clan.

The Counter-Strike 2 Copenhagen Major kicks off on March 17 and will continue till the end of the month. The tournament has a $1.25 million prize pool with 24 of the best teams in the world in attendance. It will be the first tournament featuring Counter-Strike 2 as a game and will be an opportunity for teams to stamp their name in the history books.

The period following the PGL Copenhagen Major will be full of roster changes and moves. As such, it will be interesting to see which team jks lands in the post-Major roster shuffle.