The french CSGO professional player François “AMANEK” Delaunay and G2 have decided to end their contract, around six months after the 28 year old was stationed on the bench to create a starting role for the arrival of the Russian juggernaut Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov. AMANEK had been a part of G2’s CSGO roster all the way back since March 2019, when the European organization still had an all French lineup with names like Richard “shox” Papillon and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang.
G2 and AMANEK have ended
The hybrid rifler remained when G2 implemented an international approach, while playing multiple roles like primary AWPer and supportive rifler, depending on what the team needed at the moment. AMANEK most notably helped G2 achieve a second place finish at PGL Stockholm Major back in November 2021.
After he was placed on the bench, AMANEK remained on the side lines, only playing in ESL Pro League season 15 in March as an emergency substitute for G2. Outside of that, he also made an appearance as the team’s head coach at IEM Katowice after Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam tested positive for COVID 19.
In addition to parting ways with AMANEK, G2 is also evaluating its current CSGO lineup after the underwhelming results before the summer player break. Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen and Audric “JACKZ” Jug are reportedly on thin ice, meaning the European organization would have to sign a minimum of two players for the remainder of the year.
AMANEK was reportedly linked with a move to LDLC and the transfer in fact came to reality, the hybrid rifler would once again play in an all French roster. LDLC are currently competing in smaller Tier 2 tournaments, with signing a player like AMANEK they are looking to develop the young players in the roster and elevate the level of the team with his experience at hand.
With a variety of skills in his pockets, it is expected that AMANEK will most likely take some sort of leadership role within LDLC. He is by far the most experienced player on the young roster, which is brimming with young stars from the French scene that have not played at the highest level of CSGO betting sites yet. Whether is going to be as an in-game leader or mainly as a “fatherly” figure for the other players, is yet to be announced or even mentioned by LDLC.
LDLC has a long history of nurturing French talent and are no strangers to success in the earlier days of CSGO. Players like: KennyS, Maniac, ApEX, and more have played for the organization. With their most star studded team being the combination of: Happy, Shox, KioShiMa, NBK, and SmithZz.
With the addition of AMANEK to the roster, LDLC now has a total of six CSGO players under contract and is looking for two more. The French esports organization reportedly wants to play a “leading role” in 2023 and is definitely looking to test multiple players to achieve that. Be sure to stay tuned as we’ll be covering the most important CSGO odds and we’ll also be sharing our CSGO Betting for the upcoming tournaments!