The wait is over. After several teases, the new home of former G2 Esports member David “Davidp” Prins has become clear. The Belgian player joined EXCEL Esports as captain of the roster, as both the player and organization have announced on Twitter.
Since Davidp was benched by G2, there have been rumors claiming he was going to join a new organization in Europe. Even though the rest of the roster isn’t clear yet, it’s likely that the organization will reveal the other members soon. With this move, EXCEL Esports added VALORANT to its esports divisions alongside Fortnite and League of Legends.
“It hasn’t been the best kept secret in VALORANT, but I’m excited to announce that I have joined EXCEL Esports as the team captain.” he said. “I have never been so hungry to compete since First Strike, so I can’t wait to get back on the server and win more titles.”
The 26-year-old player was one of the cores of G2’s VALORANT team. Starting from the closed beta, his journey with the European powerhouse lasted until December. Despite winning all the tournaments they attended in this period, the team decided to bench Davidp right after the disappointing result in First Strike in which G2 got knocked-out by Heretics in the semi-final.
The reason behind the benching decision hasn’t been clarified by G2 at this time, but most of the community assume it’s all about the attitude that Davidp had in the semi-final series against Heretics.
Davidp is among the prominent players in Europe, so building a new roster around him is a reasonable decision when you consider his experience. Although he’s been inactive for nearly 3 months in the competitive scene, EXCEL’s captain has spent this period streaming.
The Belgian player managed to win eight tournaments together with G2, and now he’s aiming for more. We can’t wait to see what comes next.