Could this be his big break?

Report: G2 pursuing M80 star

M80's Guatemalan giant could be headed over to Europe.

Several sources have informed and HLTV that IEM Dallas 2024 winners G2 are currently interested in acquiring the services of M80's Guatemalan rifler Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa as an addition to their star-studded squad. It is unknown at this time who G2 will be replacing on their starting lineup.

malbsMd would be a surprising addition for G2 as the organization has been more known towards acquiring European-based players since entering the title in 2015. G2's first player from the Americas region came in the former of stand-in Jake "Stewie2k" Yip who actually helped the squad secure the IEM Dallas 2024 title earlier this month.

It is no secret that malbsMd has become a hot commodity over the last year while on M80. The Desert Eagle demon has been one of the region's best players thanks to his 1.25 HLTV Rating, 1.42 Impact Rating, and 87.2 ADR since joining the roster.

While the competition domestically is not comparable to Europe, his LAN performances are nothing to scoff at. He has posted a 1.16 HLTV Rating, a 1.34 Impact Rating, and 84.8 ADR at the six LAN events while on M80. His best performances came during the 2024 PGL Copenhagen Major Americas RMR and ESL Pro League Season 19 where the Guatemalan put up 1.33 and 1.28 HLTV Ratings, respectively.

One source told that M80 has asked for figure well into the mid-six figures, which could make malbsMd one of the most expensive transfers for a North American player. M80 has already begun their search for a replacement and reached out to several teams to make inquires.

M80 has time to find their new player and are likely to remain in the American region due to their regional placement.

It is not known who malbsMd will be replacing, however the community continues to focus on IGL Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen and support player Nemanja "nexa" Isaković as weak points for the fourth-best team in the world. malbsMd is not known for his ability to call and is more used to playing in fragging roles, contrary to the Serbian's anchor positions that he tends to fill. has reached out to representatives of M80 and G2 for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.

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#1(With 0 replies)
June 12, 2024 07:00PM
What a fucking time to be alive what is this?
#2(With 0 replies)
June 12, 2024 07:16PM
Naa they need sauce boy that's who will save g2 but on a real are they going to give the m80 treatment or 00nation treatment
#3(With 5 replies)
June 12, 2024 09:29PM
Pls don't take malbs from us :(
#4(With 4 replies)
June 13, 2024 10:06AM
its really gonna suck, honestly they might be doing it just to make m80 fail
#6(With 3 replies)
June 13, 2024 02:32PM
I don't think that's their true intention. Malbs is just nutty asf and would be an upgrade for a lot of teams. I personally just want M80 to keep malbs so that team can cook. I also can't see a player in the NA scene at the moment that could truly replace him.
#7(With 0 replies)
June 14, 2024 09:51AM
Yeah no one is really close at all... Kinda feels over for m80 if this goes through
#8(With 1 replies)
June 14, 2024 12:41PM
I didn't mean it literally I just said that sarcastically I wrote it too direct tho mb
#9(With 0 replies)
June 14, 2024 02:09PM
There's also so much nuance lost in regards to this kind of communication so it's not just your fault. I am a very literal person and take people seriously when I shouldn't. lmao.
#5(With 0 replies)
June 13, 2024 12:30PM

Best of luck to Malbs though, he deserves to be called up.
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