G2 Esports CEO Carlos Rodriguez was seen partying with the less-than-popular Andrew Tate, it’s been a rough week. While Rodriguez was originally going to take an unpaid suspension of two months, it now appears that he has stepped down as CEO. This comes after G2 reportedly lost its VCT franchising opportunities due to Roriguez’s tweets, which severely damaged the company’s wallet.
G2 announced Rodriguez’s resignation earlier today, saying that “we take responsibility for our fans, employees, team members and partners around the world.” Shortly after G2 tweeted that the CEO would step down, Carlos put a final farewell video on his personal Twitter account where he discussed his feelings about the move.
In the video, captioned “thank you”, Rodriguez begins with a joke about shooting in a vertical video before going into the cause of it. “My time at G2 is over,” he says briefly. “I know this can be a shock to many of you, and trust me it’s a very difficult ending to what has otherwise been a deeply meaningful and enjoyable experience,” Rodriguez says.
He says, “I take full responsibility for whatever happened in the last few days and trust me when I say that I am completely destroyed about it.” Rodriguez then went on to thank all the investors and publishers who had trusted him over the past eight years.
“I’m very emotional, but I won’t cry, not today,” Rodriguez says later in the video. He then goes on to say, “I hope you guys remember me for good things, I hope this is my legacy, good things.”
Rodriguez ended the video by saying, “Remember, we are samurai. We don’t rise because we win, but because we always rise back.” He leaves G2 after co-founding the organization in 2015, and serves in an executive role for the duration of the organization’s lifetime until now.