NiaK names France ESEC squad

France captain Jérome "NiaK" Sudries has revealed which players he has called up for the upcoming European Championship.

Last year marked France's first appearance at the European Championship, where they finished in second place after losing to Denmark 3-1 in the grand final in Belgrade, Serbia.

Due to their success, this year's French line-up remains largely the same, though Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, who was part of the team that played in the grand final, and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, who earlier this week ruled himself out of the team, are notable absences.


kennyS the only Titan player on the roster

Epsilon and LDLC have contributed four players each to the team, with the remaining two positions being filled by Matthieu "matHEND" Roquigny from Platinum and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub as the sole representative from Titan. The full team is as follows:

France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire (Team LDLC.com)
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer (Team LDLC.com)
France Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian (Team LDLC.com)
France Kevin "Uzzziii" Vernel (Team LDLC.com)
France Robin "GMX" Stahmer (Epsilon)
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey (Epsilon)
France Gordon "Sf" Giry (Epsilon)
France Richard "shox" Papillon (Epsilon)
France Matthieu "matHEND" Roquigny (Platinium)
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub (Titan)

With the deadline for roster selection now closed, you can expect to see the remaining teams, including Spain, Portugal and Italy, announced in short order. 

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Matthieu 'matHEND' Roquigny
Matthieu 'matHEND' Roquigny
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Gordon 'Sf' Giry
Gordon 'Sf' Giry
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
France Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
sick ;D
2014-08-01 11:32
Only one titan player? lol edit: never the less, i think this would be the most appropriate lineup for the baguettes: Happy, KennyS, shoxiE, kio, apEX. KENNYS AND apEX should learn to get along with each other. Happy best IGL in france!
2014-08-01 11:34
The other titans player couldn't
2014-08-01 11:37
#52
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Denmark vexity 
Why is it that they dont get along? What happend?
2014-08-01 14:03
There was one incident that i couldn't remember, then there was the other one where apEX took the majority of exLDLC back to the organization and left out GMX and kennyS out from the transition. kenny said it was something that apex offered him the 3rd membership role instead of uzzziii but kenny declined to backstab them. This was before ems one katowice, apEX picked uzzzii the one that was supposed to be left out just to fill the role of a 3rd member so they get the ticket to katowice as they were top8 in dh winter as recrusive. (this story is not 100% accurate, but from what i remember and it was from one side *KennyS* and i didn't sleep in the last 24hr so i could be making this stuff up)
2014-08-01 20:00
excpecpted who is niak?
2014-08-01 11:44
Titan/Ex VG manager
2014-08-01 11:55
Titan's manager.
2014-08-01 11:58
#55
RpK | 
France Skw4ll 
Titan/VG manager, he is working with Ex6TenZ on CS since 2009 i gess.
2014-08-01 14:17
nice
2014-08-01 11:34
#12
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
kennyS best others rest.
2014-08-01 11:44
where is fxy0 ^teh^b3zT
2014-08-01 11:47
i` think, they win ESEC.
2014-08-01 11:57
apeX KennyS Happy Shox Kioshima Best lineup but i'm not sure Shoxie will be the more motivated, he didn't play a lot of match in previous Esec. I hope he will this year.
2014-08-01 12:01
#21
shox | 
Lithuania despotz 
Uzziii? are you fuckin kidding me?.....
2014-08-01 12:05
whats so funny?
2014-08-01 12:11
#43
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Uzzziii has been playing fucking amazing, he had a rough start but has got straight back into it. He is a superb support player and clutcher.
2014-08-01 13:36
sad that nbk can't compete due to the high schedule... :( hope to see you next time there
2014-08-01 12:27
Will kenny and apex play together?
2014-08-01 12:34
We'll have to wait and see. If they let their personnel beef get in the way of playing their best, they're as good as dead. No f0rest,Pasha and NBK..
2014-08-01 12:49
apex (riffle, open bombsite) Happy (very good LIG and good riffle) shox (riffle, clutch master) KQLY (AWP) NBK (riffle, he's the best titan for me) Best LU but miss NBK :( Don't pick kennyS, maybe he is good AWP but he play too much for himself, KQLY has a better teamplay.
2014-08-01 12:38
that's kenny's role in Titan lol If it wasn't for him playing so well on his own, Titan wouldn't be half as good as they are
2014-08-01 17:30
#30
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Feels like a succinct lack of Titan but once you realise Titan has 2 Belgian players then it makes sense... In order of preference: 1. shox 2. Happy (IGL) 3. kioShiMa 4-5. apEX 4-5. kennyS/KQLY Backup: Uzzziii/Sf
2014-08-01 12:42
uzzi? o.o
2014-08-01 12:47
Where is NBK ???
2014-08-01 12:47
GMX and Uzzii were a little "weak" when current LDLC and Clan Mystik / Epsilon were created but i think they are the ones who improved the most. Curious to see mathEND with these players
2014-08-01 12:50
#37
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Netherlands jen5on 
why mathEND idd? fuks had a huge preformance at dh valencia: hltv.org/?pageid=181&eventid=1424&gameid..
2014-08-01 13:00
Fuks is belgiqn, this is a mistake from hltv.
2014-08-01 14:07
#56
bodyy | 
France Fuks 
nah, i'm french :d
2014-08-01 14:20
What the? Y a eu dla.preference au niveau du choix ou bien :0
2014-08-01 15:19
shox apex happy the core of the team that shouldn't be changed at any given time kenny/qkly - two good awp-ers to choose from and mix it up uzzii is certainly the best choice to fill the last spot but they could also try someone else here and there
2014-08-01 13:02
area ????
2014-08-01 13:10
Haha that's exactly what i thought +322
2014-08-01 13:55
Happy(IGL) KennyS(Awper) Shox(Madfragger, clutcher) apEX(Madfragger, Entry-killer) KQLY(Support Player, Secondary Awper, Main Pistolero) ez win for france with this lineup. wait will they play in a team? kennys-apEX kennyS-shox shox-apEX LOL
2014-08-01 13:25
I'm pretty sure that shox doesn't have problems with others. imo kioshima instead one of the awpers will be a better choice
2014-08-01 14:02
Where is fxy and scream
2014-08-01 13:33
ScreaM is belgian
2014-08-01 13:55
#45
Switzerland crn. 
LOL no ScreaM ex6tenz and Maniac ?
2014-08-01 13:38
#47
 | 
Australia TotalEclipse 
You're trolling right? You have to be...
2014-08-01 13:40
#48
Switzerland crn. 
why ? They are very good players
2014-08-01 13:46
the are from belgium
2014-08-01 14:25
Scream and ex6 are Belgian Maniac is swiss
2014-08-01 15:15
#76
 | 
France cedd 
all those players are not french gros con ahaha
2014-08-01 20:57
#46
 | 
Australia TotalEclipse 
I'd like to see any combination of: Happy apEX Shoxie KQLY/kennyS Sf/kioShiMa
2014-08-01 13:39
NBK should be here :(
2014-08-01 14:25
Matthieu "matHEND" Roquigny (Platinium)" *Platinum
2014-08-01 15:11
no, it's Platinium :)
2014-08-01 15:26
2014-08-02 00:33
#81
France Juuh 
2014-08-02 15:42
fxy0 much better than matHEND...
2014-08-01 15:27
no
2014-08-01 23:02
#65
method | 
United States f0xes` 
sick lineup
2014-08-01 15:46
les baguettes...
2014-08-01 16:43
#68
Sweden binz 
where is ScreaM? and NBK?
2014-08-01 16:53
since when ScreaM is considered to be french ?
2014-08-01 16:59
Damn, no NBK.
2014-08-01 18:13
#72
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
France team should be 1: area 2: not important 3: not important 4: not important 5: not important and gg
2014-08-01 18:39
GMX ???
2014-08-01 18:52
#77
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France cedd 
should be apex happy kennyS shox kioshima/GMX oh man the possible rape
2014-08-01 20:58
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