European giants G2 Esports have announced the arrival of Dylan Falco, with the Canadian having become their League of Legends head coach. It has been a busy offseason for the org, with many changes having been made, as they look to kick-start a successful new era.
On top of Dylan Falco’s arrival, Rodrigo Oliveira has joined G2 as head analyst. A Tweet from G2 on Thursday read: G2 LOL ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT ᵖᵃʳᵗ ². Please welcome @DylanFalcoLoL and @rodrigo_rlt as our new Head Coach and Head Analyst! *Pending Riot approval.
Why Dylan Falco Could be a Major Coup for G2 Esports
Speculation surrounding Dylan Falco’s arrival started some time ago, however it was only this week that his move to G2 became official. The former Immortals, Team EnVyUs, Fnatic and Schalke 04 head coach could well bring the impetus required to take G2 back to the top of the scene. Falco has been put in charge of getting the best out of G2’s new youthful looking lineup, with the veteran having a good reputation in this area.
The former League of Legends pro had a major impact on the career of Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther, who has been with G2 since November 2018. With rookies “Flakked” and “Targamas” looking set to earn starting positions on the G2 roster for the 2022 LEC season, the guidance of Falco could well be vital. Neither has featured very much in top tier tournaments, with Targamas having only briefly competed in the LEC, while Flakked will be making his debut in 2022.
Excited to be joining G2 as their new Head Coach moving into the 2022 season! This is a team with high aspirations — I can't wait to work with such an accomplished org and roster. https://t.co/NMQG7KsOV7
— Dylan Falco (@DylanFalcoLoL) December 2, 2021
What Dylan Falco Has Said on His Switch to G2
Speaking on his move to G2, Dylan Falco posted the following message: “Excited to be joining G2 as their new Head Coach moving into the 2022 season! This is a team with high aspirations — I can’t wait to work with such an accomplished org and roster.”
His move to G2 will see Falco once again work alongside Rodrigo Oliveira, with the duo having been at Schalke 04 together. Despite the German outfit having struggled throughout the 2021 season, Oliveira is well thought of within the industry. It remains to be seen as to whether the pair can propel G2 to the top. However, with Caps and Jankos on their books, anything is possible.
It appears likely that BrokenBlade will complete the roster, giving the G2 lineup a good blend of youth and experience, on paper anyway. The German is also familiar with Dylan Falco, having played under the Canadian at Schalke 04.