G2 snap up Weldon Green as Assistant Coach

09 January 2017


Weldon Green, a sports psychologist and performance consultant, has joined G2 for the season as Assistant Coach. 

Weldon Green, G2

Green, who has worked with Fnatic, TSM and CLG in the past, stated: “G2 has counted on me as a fan since the days of oceloteWorld, through Gamers2, and to the present. Now I am proud to join Carlos’ mission as a G2 Assistant Coach to the League of Legends team. G2’s roster going into 2017 is a testament to the team and company culture. Very few organisations can boast the credibility, success, and infrastructure to attract, and keep, world class players through the off-season.

“My main focus this split is building and maintaining a high-performance environment. For the coaching staff, that means constant testing and development. For the players, that means pushing the bleeding edge of their craft while not burning out.”

G2’s coaching team for 2017 now consists of Head Coach Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool, Assistant Coach Alexey ‘Sharkz’ Taranda and Head Analyst Christopher ‘Duffman’ Duff as the organisation looks to have a big season in League of Legends. 

G2 Esports’ Founder and CEO, Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez Santiago, had this to say on the appointment: “Weldon’s proven experience and know-how propelled every team he has worked with towards remarkable levels of success, which, naturally, got him plenty of offers from other top North American and European clubs around the off-season period.

“Weldon will move to our Gaming House in Berlin in order to better fulfill his duties. His skill-set will help our club progress towards our ambitious competitive goals. On a personal level, I am honoured to work with an individual with such strong planning, hunger and will to win.”

Esports Insider says: Few performance consultants have the level of esports experience that Green boasts and G2’s LoL side will undoubtedly be stronger with him on board.