Blog: Ingame leader? Vincent "Happy" Cervoni
7/11/2015 - 16:44
Early CSGO Career
Vincent "Happy" Cervoni started his Global-Offensive career by forming a team called Prime along side Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez .
Cervoni came from quite the successful Counter-Strike: Source career, playing with star names such as Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans. Cervoni's Prime didn't achieve anything and the same would follow for quite some time even after moving to eXtensive. Cervoni still had time to wait for his moment in the spotlight...
For Cervoni LDLC is the organization that gave him the boost in his career he needed. Cervoni would take to LDLC a squad of:
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
Vincent "Happy" Cervoni
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez
Gordon "Sf" Giry
LDLC was now a powerful squad that could pull out strong results despite not being a top tier team. Whilst LDLC was together they didn't manage to win any big name tournaments but placed well such as placing 2nd at the ESL Major Series 2013 only losing to CPH Wolves in a BO3 Series 1-2.
Soon Cervoni's LDLC would part ways and he would join WGG and later Recursive eSports which even made the quarter-finals of a CSGO major, but he would soon leave to return home to LDLC.
LDLC announced their new roster similar to last one with the exception of Gordon "Sf" Giry and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub being replaced by Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian and Kévin "Uzzziii" Vernel respectively. This was Cervoni's best squad so far, making the quarters of the major EMS One Katowice 2014 and the semis of ESL One Cologne 2014 and even winning DreamHack Valencia 2014 over Epsilon another top tier French squad at the time. Cervoni was happy with this squad, but with patience comes great things...
LDLC v2 and EnVyUs
Even after his squad disbanding twice Cervoni stayed loyal to LDLC and brung his new squad with him, this LDLC was the best of the best. With a squad of:
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
Richard "shox" Papillon
Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
The new LDLC had a slow start and lost to rivals Titan at DreamHack Stockholm 2014 at the finals in a BO3 series 1-2. But after the slow start LDLC started a rapid rise to power, placing 2nd to top tier team fnatic in 2 events and winning the next Major DreamHack Winter 2014 over NiP
in convincing fashion. They would win their next event too, MLG x Games Aspen over NiP again.
LDLC would soon lose their team to US organization EnVyUs with the same roster. Results stayed the same with EnVyUS dominating events but the would lose some of their steam eventually. Soon Cervoni was wanted to be kicked by teammates shox and SmithZz but ultimately found themselves being replaced by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire.
Cervoni with his new squad won the first CSGO IEM event and placed 2nd in the teams first major ultimately losing to reigning champions fnatic. However 2 months later Cervoni's EnVyUs would steal the next major even beating fnatic in the quarter-finals.
Cervoni's career has had it's ups and downs but he is now on a steady rise, more to follow of the French star...