Professional gaming powerhouse G2 Esports has decided to relocate its headquarters to Berlin, leaving its office in Madrid. The move is broader than a simple change of HQ, and G2 has announced that it will be dropping all its Spanish teams as well.
On 1 April 2018, all operations in the Spanish eSports leagues came to an end. Meanwhile, the statement read that the organisation would remain committed to its players and help them find new homes during the transitional period.
G2 cited the development of Berlin as an eSports capital of Europe as one of the main reasons for the team’s decision. Currently, game developers, such as Riot Games and Epic Games also find a home in the German capital.
Since it opened an office in Berlin in 2017, G2 has enjoyed a steady growth, adding 65 people on site. The eSports teams have managed to notch up over 50 trophies and all in the space of two years. The G2 teams managed two consecutive victories at the EU LCS Championships as well.
The team’s ambitions seem to go further, with aspirations in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League. A recent Twitch multi-year deal affirms the organisation’s commitment to developing opportunities to interact with the fan base.
G2 Esports has also been relying on grassroots organisations in Spain but has also pointed to a tepid response in the country. Nevertheless, the powerhouse remains committed to ‘challenging the status quo,’ the announcement read.