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Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports has announced Fabien “KioShiMa” Fiey will be standing in for Richard “shox” Papillon for two of the team’s upcoming events. KioShiMa transitions to his new role from a recent position on North American esports organization Cloud9’s CSGO roster.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) September 17, 2019
Fabien “KioShiMa” Fiey
KioShiMa started his competitive career in Counter-Strike 1.6 on teams like e2g, 3DMAX, and Bizounours. With the start of CSGO, he played under teams like In Your Head, Clan Mystik, Nameless, and Epsilon Esports. KioShiMa achieved a 3 – 4th placing on Epsilon Esports at 2014’s DreamHack Summer and a 5 – 8th finish at 2014’s ESL One: Cologne. Afterward, he joined Team LDLC, Team EnVyUs, and FaZe Clan.
On FaZe Clan, KioShiMa replaced Mikail “Maikelele” Bill. He stayed in this new team for a short four months, where the team placed 1st at Season 3 of StarLadder’s i-League StarSeries and 2nd at Season 3’s Esports Championship Series Finals. Fiey ended up leaving after FaZe Clan brought in Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson to replace him. He was picked up by Cloud9 five months later but was subsequently released in March of 2019.
G2 Esports brought in KioShiMa to replace shox after the team’s recent disappointing 9 – 11th finish at the StarLadder Berlin Major. Lucas “lucky” Chastang was also sent to the bench. Shox is considered one of the best players in the French scene and also previously held G2 Esports’ in-game leader role. François “AmaNEk” Delaunay has since taken over as the captain.
Rumors have pointed at CR4ZY players Nemanja “huNter-” and in-game leader Nemanja “nexa” Isaković as the final replacement players. KioShiMa played under G2 Esports at the GGBet Beijing Qualifier and will also do so at 2019’s ESL One: New York on Sept. 26.
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Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.