From Rising Star to Tier-One: Meet G2's Newest Addition, malbsMd!

The fiercely aggressive Guatemalan has taken his first step into tier-one competition after making a strong impression with TeamOne and M80. His standout performance at ESL Pro League Season 19 in Malta particularly caught the attention of G2. During the event, malbsMd showcased his skills as a rifler, achieving a remarkable 1.28 rating across two series, including matchups against Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and his team.

In a tweet, malbsMd expressed his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity: "Super excited for the chance of a lifetime. I still can't believe this is happening, but I'm more prepared than ever to work hard and grow, both as a player and a person."

With his addition, G2 now faces the challenge of redefining team roles. Known as one of the world's most aggressive players, malbsMd brings a different dynamic to the team compared to nexa, who tends to play a more passive anchor role. Their roles overlap only on one map, Nuke, highlighting malbsMd's preference for hyper-active playstyles from his time at M80. This dynamic poses strategic considerations, especially when coordinating with Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač or NiKo depending on the map and side.