Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez steps down as G2 CEO
G2 have announced on social media the departure of Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez as CEO. One of the most famous executives in esports handed in his resignation after nine years with the club.
G2's announcement emphasizes that the parting was the result of a recent incident, when during the celebration of G2's qualification for League of Legends' world championship, Rodriguez was spotted in the company of the scandalous Andrew Tate, who is known for his sexist and misogynistic statements. Subsequently, the CEO of G2 was heavily criticized by the community and was suspended from managing the organization for eight weeks.
It's been a tough week for us all following the events of last weekend. Today we received, and accepted, Carlos' announcement to step down as CEO of G2.
As a global esports organization serving the world's most diverse fan-base, we take responsibility for our fans, employees, team members, and partners across the world. In this context, we want to underline that we do not support any form of misogyny. We continue to prioritize fostering inclusivity and supporting a diverse gaming community.
ocelote has worked as CEO of G2 since 2013. Under his leadership, the club has become one of the most successful in the esports industry and has won many prestigious tournaments in various disciplines, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.