NBK, apEX in France EC lineup

The names of the first two members of France's team for the European Championship have been revealed, and they are Nathan "NBK" Schmitt and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire.

With the tournament just around the corner, team manager Jérome "NiaK " Sudries, who is also VeryGames' manager, has explained how the selection process will be made.

There will be two separate France teams, each one containing five players: Team A will feature the best of the best, players who have already made their mark on the international scene, while Team B will consist of rising talents who have yet to prove themselves on the big stages.

NBK to represent France in EC

The players for this secondary team will be picked only after the Masters Français du Jeu Vidéo (MFJV) finals in two weeks' time.

Without too much surprise, Sudries' first two choices come from France's strongest duo, VeryGames and LDLC.com.

France's teams for the European Championship consist of:

Team A Team B
France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt France TBD
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire France TBD
France TBD (August 16th)
France TBD
France TBD (August 17th) France TBD
France TBD (August 18th) France TBD
2013-08-15 23:40
right choice
2013-08-15 23:40
2013-08-15 23:40
shox, kennys and?
2013-08-15 23:40
3 replies
2013-08-15 23:42
Denmark vexity
Edit: Forget it sorry
2013-08-16 00:39
Happy = IGL :)
2013-08-16 02:13
KennyS and shoxie incoming
2013-08-15 23:42
2013-08-15 23:44
5 replies
not french
2013-08-15 23:46
Belgium u turd
2013-08-15 23:46
3 replies
LOL harsh :D
2013-08-16 00:47
that's not a country
2013-08-16 01:04
1 reply
Your nickname is not a name either! STUPID RACIST!
2013-08-16 01:26
2013-08-15 23:45
nbk apex happy shox smithzz, so good roster
2013-08-15 23:46
1 reply
no kennyS no fun.
2013-08-16 00:30
happy and sf are probs "uprising" stars
2013-08-15 23:47
2 replies
Happy uprising ? He has a lot of experience, a lot more than players like apex or kenny. Happy is at the top level on CSS since 2007 (he was known as "EMSTQD" on source).
2013-08-16 11:30
1 reply
HaRts > Happy
2013-08-16 14:08
hard to pick top5 of france
2013-08-15 23:48
1 reply
United Kingdom AlywOw
Harder to pick up top 5 swedes.
2013-08-16 20:43
kennys shoxi happy
2013-08-15 23:48
1 reply
2013-08-16 00:12
NBK apEX shox Sf kennyS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2013-08-15 23:49
1 reply
2013-08-16 12:13
France will win the whole thing.
2013-08-15 23:50
7 replies
Sweden will
2013-08-15 23:52
6 replies
2013-08-15 23:53
5 replies
well sweden are among favorites but do not forget Denmark or even Finland :)
2013-08-16 00:01
4 replies
not so sure about finland... IMO, only swe, fr and dk can win...
2013-08-16 00:32
3 replies
most probably
2013-08-16 00:32
inb4 some random country destroys every team
2013-08-16 04:47
1 reply
Denmark iPlayer
Romania to default the shit out everyone
2013-08-17 08:57
I'm hoping ex6tens, nbk, shox, scream, apex for france
2013-08-15 23:56
25 replies
ex6tenz & scream are both from belgium
2013-08-15 23:56
21 replies
Nah they're not. Both play for verygames if you didnt know :)
2013-08-16 00:18
20 replies
No shit Sherlock Holmes. And what are their nationality?
2013-08-16 00:19
Yes they are Belgian....
2013-08-16 00:20
15 replies
NO, what do you not understand??? they play for french team ffs .
2013-08-16 00:20
14 replies
You're trolling aren't you? Or are you stupid?
2013-08-16 00:24
that dosnt change the fact that they are from belgium
2013-08-16 00:26
12 replies
Prove it. Why would a france team have Belgium players? lol, belgium players speak flammish, not french
2013-08-16 00:34
11 replies
Apparently that troll worked. 7/10 dude :) wp
2013-08-16 00:38
belgium speak both flamish and french. Can't believe you're a true swedish guy if you say so. vakarm.net/scoreboard/team/VeryGames/4
2013-08-16 00:38
7 replies
"Can't believe you're a true swedish guy if you say so" what was it supposed to mean ?Anyway, that guy is a troll, I don't even know why you tok time to prove him that some belgians speak french.
2013-08-16 16:24
6 replies
Well Nordic people are rather more educated than rest of the world, that was my point
2013-08-16 20:22
5 replies
c'est ce qu'ils veulent nous faire croire
2013-08-16 20:24
4 replies
nahh, je l'ai vérifié qu'en j'étais en année d'échange tkt :p
2013-08-16 20:26
3 replies
t'es parti où ?
2013-08-16 20:30
2 replies
2013-08-16 20:32
1 reply
2013-08-16 20:35
France cedd
brussels, capital of belgium yea they speak french there
2013-08-16 00:49
well played
2013-08-16 07:26
They are Belgium dude...
2013-08-16 00:20
2013-08-16 00:32
Denmark MrDivi
Dude... just stfu. both of them are from Belgium. The can't be on the French lineup... omg.
2013-08-16 10:01
Lol this guy.. sorry on behalf of all the swedes.
2013-08-16 12:00
2 replies
rofl that seems legit now.
2013-08-16 13:50
haha see above #55 :p
2013-08-18 13:45
+shox, sf & happy
2013-08-15 23:56
I'm a fucking oracle and a fucking good photoshoper so i'm giving you this tinypic.com/view.php?pic=kcmeqa&s=5
2013-08-16 00:00
Sweden vs France dis gon b gud
2013-08-16 00:01
Strong line up
2013-08-16 00:02
What's with this "drama" ? Just announce the main roster like others do. No need to do a "show" from this.
2013-08-16 00:03
1 reply
*Show* song: sad&drama place: northern star time: forever alone
2013-08-16 00:15
Nerf apex, he is OP.
2013-08-16 00:04
tough remaining choices, besides shoxie ofc
2013-08-16 00:09
why are there two teams?
2013-08-16 00:11
2 replies
Its more Than 5 in the lineup
2013-08-16 00:15
1 reply
ah, ok. thx.
2013-08-16 00:45
2013-08-16 00:13
2 replies
Sixer mSx NBK Shox apeX
2013-08-16 10:27
1 reply
nbk cant be on this team. He dont have an x on his name.
2013-08-16 11:33
Why not stop being little.bitches and just announce the entire squad at the same time like every other nation did?
2013-08-16 00:15
Nice to give a chance to rising stars to prove themselves. GL guys
2013-08-16 00:16
6 replies
2013-08-16 00:39
5 replies
Not at all
2013-08-16 01:01
4 replies
Take that you are not a source player then since noone would put these guys in the category of "rising stars". They are both very established and experienced players.
2013-08-16 08:14
3 replies
I guess he's talking about team B...
2013-08-16 11:34
I never played source, you're right, but I was talking about team B "Team A will feature the best of the best, players who have already made their mark on the international scene, while Team B will consist of rising talents who have yet to prove themselves on the big stages." Great idea. SOunds good to me, nice to see some fresh blood in a big competition
2013-08-16 13:35
1 reply
My bad. I just kinnda skip the text in the line-up announcements since it's usually just chitty-chat.
2013-08-16 14:28
Shox kennyS Sf
2013-08-16 00:22
+ kennyS, shox and sf
2013-08-16 00:29
France: NbK, kennyS, shox, apex and smithzzz(probably)? Denmark: Dev1ce, xypn9x, dupreeh or inzta, nico and pimp? Sweden: GTR, f0rest, jw, schneider and xizt or modiii? if these are the teams i'ts impossible to say who's gonna win seeing as they will probably play without much practice. Which team possesses most skill?
2013-08-16 00:37
"Team A will feature the best of the best, players who have already made their mark on the international scene, while Team B will consist of rising talents" Every country should have this kind of system in EC! great chance for new players to gain experience and for spectators to discover them.
2013-08-16 00:37
2 replies
Actually the B lineup will show up during "minor" matches, against teams France A lineup is meant to win smoothly
2013-08-16 00:39
1 reply
2013-08-16 01:30
+ shox, happy, kennys/smithzz
2013-08-16 00:50
+happy shox kennys
2013-08-16 01:01
Team B should also have a couple of studs like Sf and Happy and then maybe some young up and coming French players... but Team A : NBK apEX kennyS shox SmithzZzzZzzZz
2013-08-16 01:06
so why exactly are they running this format? why not be like the other teams...
2013-08-16 01:07
Team A: NBK apEX SmithZz/Happy kennyS shox Team B: HaRtS KIOSHIMA mshz GMX/drizzer fxy0
2013-08-16 01:07
6 replies
I agree for Team A, I don't know who to pick between Happy and SmithZz : SmithZz became a really good player, great rifler and awper and an amazing pistoleer, if he or someone else can call in the team he should get picked instead of Happy who played awful last games.. In Team B I would put Sf for sure, and I would not suggest to put mshz or GMX because they keep whining.
2013-08-16 01:46
1 reply
I'd take Happy, they need an igl + kennys is alreayd in the squad, and is a better sniper
2013-08-16 16:27
"Team A will feature the best of the best, players who have already made their mark on the international scene, while Team B will consist of rising talents" Sure Harts, Drizzer and Mshz are unknowns rising talents ... /facepalm
2013-08-16 01:53
3 replies
they're kinda rising talents in CS:GO
2013-08-16 02:02
2 replies
When we talk about rising talents, it's young people, fresh blood almost unknown in foreign countries.
2013-08-16 02:04
1 reply
we'll see
2013-08-16 02:05
Sounds great ;)
2013-08-16 01:14
United Kingdom smoggy:.
Winners already.
2013-08-16 01:34
this release format is not specialy for hltv but relating from a french site ...
2013-08-16 01:39
+ KennyS ! :3 and shoxie ofc ;]
2013-08-16 02:28
Just go all rifles with these two tanks, NBK is entry frags so you shouldn't need an awp. Edit:and don't expect 3 more expect 6 more since you can bring 8
2013-08-16 02:38
Best french players: NBK shox SmithZz kennyS apEX
2013-08-16 02:52
1 reply
2013-08-16 08:32
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Chile L1PPE
Team A: NBK - apEX - shoxie - kennyS - Sf
2013-08-16 02:59
NBK,apEX,shoxie,kennyS and Scream yeah,nice but wait....scream not from France,AREA in team
2013-08-16 03:14
no shoxie no fun
2013-08-16 03:32
traded eSport case in exchange for M4A4 Faded Zebra with NBK about hour ago :D haha, gl :)
2013-08-16 03:45
2013-08-16 05:23
if kennyS doesnt make teamA its rigged and no chance against sweden/denmard just sayin'
2013-08-16 05:32
Greece her-1g
kennyS shoxie sf
2013-08-16 06:00
Denmark MrDivi
Gonna be mix of LDLC and VG shox+, and kenny/Happy gonna be last. Fuck smithzz. :D
2013-08-16 10:01
+shox +kennyS +happy
2013-08-16 10:12
Why all the drama? Just announce it like every other nation. Why do i feel that kennyS is not going to be picked for this? instead he will pick up smithz. And whats team A - team B? if you can't handle picking a solid 5 let someone else be team manager.
2013-08-16 10:17
1 reply
Is it inborn or by accident ?
2013-08-16 12:16
2013-08-16 10:35
np for swerige
2013-08-16 12:13
NBK apEX kennyS ScreaM shoxie Ex6TenZ SmithZz Sf mshz HaRts
2013-08-16 13:13
2 replies
scream ex6 aren't french
2013-08-16 14:06
ScreaM and Ex6TenZ are from Belgium.
2013-08-16 16:19
2013-08-16 15:04
1 reply
even when he's retired he's still one of the best :p
2013-08-16 16:29
Amazing for the french community making a B-team.
2013-08-16 15:29
Team A: saucers Team B: 1pixel6
2013-08-16 16:10
1 reply
harts can still be picked in first team
2013-08-16 16:28
France is strong. gl
2013-08-16 16:17
France will be in top3..
2013-08-16 20:41
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