Last October, Nathan “NBK” Schmitt and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire were transferred from G2 Esports to Vitality to create a new team from scratch. The team had been known for a couple of months already with two former EnVyUs players Vincent “Happy” Cervoni & Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and the young star of the French scene, Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, who joined from aAa.
They only had one opportunity to play on LAN when they won the DreamHack Atlanta in November. They showed pretty good things online as they qualified for the European Minor which will be held in Katowice in January. Even if they failed some other qualifiers, the main goal was always to play the Minor and ultimately the Major.
Right before winning the DH Atlanta, the team saw their coach Philippe “faculty” Rodier leave the roster without any explanation. While nothing seems to have changed for the team, this is an indication that not everything is going quite perfectly within the team.
According to our information, Vitality is looking to replace Vincent “Happy” Cervoni. After a little less than five months together, the first move in the starting five is in negotiation.
With Happy leaving the team, Vitality is looking at the current in-game leader of the LDLC team, Alex “ALEX” McMeekin. The British player has always played in the French scene in his CS career and now has the opportunity to step up and join a team that can potentially play at Majors.
ALEX is known to be an aggressive entry fragger but he can also lurk and even help as in game leader even if this is not his speciality. He’s also notoriously really close to apEX because of their styles and positions they can occupy.
With Happy being freed, Ex6TenZ open to new projects, many changes coming in LDLC and 3DMAX plus some new organizations like Gamers Origin looking to build a CS:GO team, many things should happen in the next weeks in the French scene.
Vitality should soon be:
Nathan “NBK” Schmitt
Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
Cedric “RpK” Guipouy
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
Alex “ALEX” McMeekin
Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (coach)