After Carlos Rodríguez was spotted partying with Andrew Tate, his G2 organization may have been denied a franchise spot for his Valorant team.
The fallout from the infamous video, showing the CEO of G2 Esports partying with Andrew Tate, continues to grow and it may negatively impact his organization.
Already, Carlos has agreed to take unpaid leave as CEO of G2 for the next eight weeks.
Unfortunately, while this was an isolated incident that didn’t seem to involve the organization as a whole, it may have had an impact on G2’s standing in the Valorant esports landscape.
G2 is denied a Valorant franchise spot
It’s a crucial week for Valorant esports, as the president of Riot Esports announced that 30 partner teams participating in three regional leagues (EMEA, Americas and Pacific) will be announced this week.
Receiving one of these franchise spots in one of the fastest growing esports would be a boon for top organizations, which will guarantee consistent play and revenue for their Valorant division.
As one of the biggest esports organizations in the world and a competitor to the VCT circuit since 2020, G2 seems like a favorite for one of these EMEA spots. However, recent reports suggest that will not be the case.
First reported by neLendirekt and confirmed by Georges Geddes, G2 will not be offered a place in any of these new major leagues. According to neL, this decision stems directly from the recent controversy.
Unfortunately, neL’s report states that G2 “had a locked spot in NA,” meaning they would have had the opportunity to take on other massive franchises like Sentinels, LOUD, and Cloud9.
This leaves G2 with the unattractive options of attempting to temporarily qualify for the league through the Challenger Circuit or disbanding their Valorant roster entirely.
Unfortunately, these players, coaches, staff and fans of the Valorant team of G2 will face an unpleasant future.