JACKZ Leaves G2 Esports, Joins HEET

Audric "JACKZ" Jug has officially departed G2 Esports on Wednesday, August 10, and confirmed his arrival at HEET.

Audric “JACKZ” Jug has officially departed G2 Esports on Wednesday, August 10, and confirmed his arrival at HEET. The move confirms rumors of JACKZ wanting to compete in an all-French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.

JACKZ Departs G2 Esports

JACKZ has officially parted ways with G2 Esports on Wednesday, ending a tenure that lasted just shy of four years, making the 30-year-old the longest-serving member of the European organization. JACKZ joined G2 way back in November 2018, when the team still features the likes of Kenny “KennyS” Schrub, Alexander “Bodyy” Pinaro, and Richard “shox” Papillon.

G2 Esports was also JACKZ’s first stop in a major team, having previously competed in lesser teams, including Epsilon France, ENCyUs Academy, and 3DMAX. But despite being a late bloomer, JACKZ quickly found his place within the team.

During his time at G2, JACKZ has averaged a 1.00 performance rating and played the role of one of the key players around whom G2 formed many star-studded lineups. But despite all that, JACKZ has never lifted a Big Event trophy, with his only notable accolades coming from Champions Cup Finals and Good Game League in 2019.

Regardless of not winning a single big title, JACKZ has achieved plenty of success with G2, who he helped reach the finals of IEM Cologne 2021, IEM Katowice 2020 and 2022, and most recently, the finals of PGL Major Stockholm.

As a team that was always in the mix to win big events but could never overcome the final hurdle, G2 Esports decided to freshen up its lineup ahead of the next season. As initially reported, G2 planned to part ways with JACKZ and Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, with the former now officially out of the roster.

The future of Aleksib remains a mystery but barring any late changes; the Finnish in-game leader should leave G2 Esports before the season kick-off. Having been rumored to leave G2 Esports, JACKZ has been linked with a move to HEET, which was confirmed shortly after his official departure from G2.


As rumored over the last couple of weeks, HEET have confirmed the addition of JACKZ on Wednesday, rounding up its all-French roster. At the new team, the former G2 Esports player will team up with Pierre “Ex3rcice” Bulinge, Thomas “Djoko” Pavoni, Aurélien “afro” Drapier, and his former teammate Alexandre “⁠bodyy⁠” Pianaro.

The 30-year-old joins HEET as a replacement for Lucas “Lucky” Chastang, who was benched from the team earlier this week, ending his eight-month stint with the active lineup. The signing of JACKZ marks the first roster change of HEET since the organization’s acquisition of DBL Poney in January.

JACKZ joins HEET as the oldest and most experienced player on the French lineup, where he’ll look to re-launch his career and help HEET reach new heights.

“We are pleased to welcome JACKZ to the team,” said HEET team manager Vivien “GoY” Goyon.

“He was at the base of the DBL PONEY project, and we are delighted to be able to, finally, re-work together. We are sure that his experience and qualities will help us to reach our goals more quickly.”

“Despite the results and evolution we have seen from the team in the first six months, when the opportunity to sign a player of JACKZ’s caliber and T1 experience, we understood that it was necessary to make the move and bring him,” added the COO of the organization, Jasur “Jazz” Avizov.

The new-look French CS:GO team will debut its new roster at ESL Challenger League Season 42, slated to kick off on August 16. The tournament will welcome 16 CS:GO teams, vying for the lions’ share of the $50,000 prize pool, and an invite to EPL Conference Season 17, which will lead to the ESL Pro League Season 14 group stage.