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Stewie2k set to replace HooXi at IEM Dallas

Jake “Stewie2K” Yip, a player for Cloud9 and Team Liquid and a former major champion, will represent G2 at IEM Dallas 2024, according to HLTV.org. HooXi will be replaced by Stewie2K as he will be away for family matters. The main reason for his absence is the desire to attend his sister’s wedding, which takes priority over the impending competition. Continue reading this article for the best information on esports predictions!

This tournament marks a notable comeback for Stewie2K, who last took part in a major LAN competition over 2 years ago at the PGL Major Antwerp RMR with Evil Geniuses. In his brief debut with Legacy in the Esports World Cup North American Closed Qualifiers, he had a 5.8 team time rating.

Stewie2k set to replace HooXi at IEM Dallas
Stewie2k competing for his previous team Evil Geniuses

 

Stewie as a stand-in

G2 esports disclosed earlier this week that Hooxi will be unable to attend IEM Dallas because of a personal obligation. He will be taking a few days off from Counter-Strike to attend his sister’s wedding. Given that the player has been essentially missing from the scene, Stewie2k is a surprise addition to the G2 esports scene. After leaving the active roster in 2022, he continued to broadcast as a representative of Evil Geniuses.

He participated in Counter-Strike 2 competitions with Legacy more lately. The group made an effort to get into the North American qualifier for the Esports World Cup 2024. They did, however, come in third after falling to M80. Eventually, M80 made it to the Esports World Cup by winning the NA Qualifier.

Given Stewie’s extended absence from competition and lackluster performance at Legacy, one may legitimately wonder why they would choose him. Though it’s thought that G2 had looked into having JACKZ stand in at IEM Dallas, the fact that he participated in the open qualifiers alongside an arbitrary group of players disqualified him this time.

Actually, it might just be a matter of practicalities as to why Stewie is here. By bringing in a player who merely needs to replace HooXi’s fragging performance, G2 can sidestep the usual visa complications connected with temporarily signing an EU player. We believe Stewie can handle that, even in this incarnation. Although we’re not sure if G2’s brief stint in Dallas with Stewie2k will be successful, we’re interested to watch how it turns out.

 

IEM Dallas

IEM Dallas is a Counter-Strike 2 event with a $250,000 prize pool. It begins on May 27 and lasts for six days, ending on June 2. There’s more to win than just cash, with sixteen teams competing and a sizable prize pool. An invitation to IEM Cologne, one of the most prominent events of the year, will be extended to the victor of IEM Dallas 2024.

Falcons and G2 esports will square off in the first game. Falcons recently defeated Virtus.pro 2-1 in the group stage to earn a spot in the BetBoom Dacha Belgrade 2024 Playoffs. Seeing how far G2 esports can go with Stewie2k on their squad will be intriguing to watch and fans will be waiting to see how this team performs.

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