Swani Will Step Down From G2 Esports After BLAST World Final

04 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 04 Dec 2023
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  • Counter-Strike coach Jan "Swani" Müller has announced he will step down from G2 Esports
  • The German coach will step away from his duties at G2 after BLAST Premier: World Final 2023
  • G2 Esports have yet to confirm Swani's replacement
Jan "Swani" Müller
On Monday, December 4, Jan "Swani" Müller announced his decision to step down from the G2 Esports Counter-Strike team. As confirmed, the German strategist will stay with the team for a while longer – until the conclusion of BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 later this month.

In a statement, Swani emphasised that the decision to end his stay with G2 Esports was solely made by him and not influenced by any other party. He explained that while he enjoyed serving as G2 Esports' head coach, the role took a bit toll on him.

"Now the time has come to take care of myself and my loved ones. I gradually felt worse throughout the year, and it has taken a big toll on me, so I made the decision to step back."

"Thank you for trusting an unknown German kid with the keys to G2. I will be eternally grateful for the memories I made along the way. I got to travel the world with my boys while living my hobby. But once the passion becomes a burden, it is time to end it."

A Short But Illustrious Stint

Swani joined G2 Esports as an analyst in August 2019 and has since served as interim coach for a short period at the end of 2021 and again from October 2020 to January 2023, when Swani was promoted to the position of head coach. 

At the time, Swani replaced Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam, who left G2 Esports in October 2020 to re-join Team Vitality, and despite having no little as a head coach, Swani didn't need long to fit in with the team.

With Swani, G2 Esports won several Big Events, including BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 and kicked off 2023 with back-to-back titles at BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2023 and Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023.

The next few months didn't lead to as many accomplishments, but G2 Esports found momentum in the summer when they placed top four at BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 and won Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023. 

Since winning IEM Cologne 2023, G2 Esports added a few more notable tournament runs, including semifinal appearances at  Gamers8 2023 and Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023, as well as a quarter-finals run at ESL Pro League Season 18.

His accomplishments with the team are more impressive, considering Swani has never played Counter-Strike professionally. Granted, he has been involved in the CS scene since 2015, mainly as an analyst for various teams, including Team Liquid, SK Gaming, MiBR, NRG Esports, and FURIA Esports.

G2 Esports has yet to confirm who will replace Swani after his departure.