LDLC to reportedly sign AMANEK for CS:GO lineup

Should he join, AMANEK would play on a roster full of youngsters.

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François “AMANEK” Delaunay is about to leave G2’s CS:GO bench. The all-around player will join LDLC’s all-French team, according to a report by French media outlet 1pv.fr.

AMANEK has been on the sidelines since G2 revamped its CS:GO roster with the additions of in-game leader Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen and prodigy AWPer Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov in January. Since his benching, he has only played as a stand-in for G2 at ESL Pro League season 15 in March and was the team’s substitute coach at IEM Katowice in February.

The French hybrid rifler was previously reportedly linked with a move to Falcons alongside two-time CS:GO Major winner Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, but this transfer will not happen for “various reasons,” according to 1pv.fr. Instead, AMANEK has decided to sign a contract with LDLC and play alongside youngsters from the French domestic level.

Should the signing of AMANEK be confirmed, LDLC would have an eight-man CS:GO roster. Filip “Graviti” Brankovic, Remi “Diviiii” Alexandre, Ryan “Neityu” Aubry, Hugo “Brooxsy” Di Bono, and Eythan “unshaark” Solomon are signed on a full-time basis, while Arthur “Snobling” Benard and Matthieu “Razzmo” Mellot are currently on trial.

The arrival of a veteran player in AMANEK, who competed against tier-one opposition for years, should put LDLC one step closer to HEET and Falcons, who are the two best French teams at the moment by a certain margin. The organization has the ambition to play a “leading role” in 2023, according to 1pv.fr, and AMANEK could play an important part in that.

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Leonardo Biazzi

Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for HLTV.org between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.