Maniac joins LDLC

Professeur
February 3rd, 2017 20:28

Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez has been signed by LDLC and will be representing the French organization starting with the upcoming season of ESL Pro League.

Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez retired as a CS player towards the end of 2015, leaving Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's Titan after an unfruitful period with the team.

The Swiss player remained active in the French scene though, joining EnVyUs as a coach in the beginning of 2016, but held the position for only six months before deciding he would try out playing once again.

Maniac

Maniac returns to a French-speaking roster 

In the second part of 2016 Maniac made his comeback as a player and joined Unity that later became Rogue. The international team was not a particularly successful venture for the Swiss player and he was left teamless once again in October.

Maniac will now reunite with Ex6TenZ in LDLC, returning to a French-speaking team after more than a year of exile. Maniac will be filling the gap left by Alexandre "xms" Forté who will presumably be joining Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's new team.

Maniac gave the following statement to team-ldlc.com:

"When LDLC called me and offered me a spot I did not need to think more than a second. I followed their evolution very closely and I have been amazed by what they have achieved."

"I am very honored and humbled to be given such an opportunity. Lately my career wasn’t easy nor certain but I did not give up. I practiced hard and I dreamt to get another chance. Today I promise myself and everyone that I will do everything in my power to honor their trust."

"Thank you all for your support and thank you LDLC to give me another reason to push myself more and more."

When LDLC called me and offered me a spot I did not need to think more than a second. I followed their evolution very closely and I have been amazed by what they have achieved.
I am very honored and humbled to be given such an opportunity. Lately my career wasn’t easy nor certain but I did not give up. I practiced hard and I dreamt to get another chance.Today I promise myself and everyone that I will do everything in my power to honor their trust.
Thank you all for your support and thank you LDLC to give me another reason to push myself more and more.

LDLC is now:

Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
United Kingdom Alex "ALEX" McMeekin
Belgium Antoine "to1nou" Pirard
France Valentin "mistou" Balbastro
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez 

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
310
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
#1
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Finland Niilo22 
Gl LDLC & Maniac!
2017-02-03 20:28
UK CS LETS GO #RUNUK
2017-02-03 20:29
-mistou ffs
2017-02-03 20:37
exactly
2017-02-03 20:40
Yeah -mistou and +Scream. Now that Scream is left without a team from this whole shuffle, he could join his old Belgian buddy and potentially make LDLC into a half decent team.
2017-02-05 23:50
#2
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CIS sergioff 
gl maniacus
2017-02-03 20:28
Nt same second lol
2017-02-03 20:29
#3
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
why
2017-02-03 20:28
#4
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United Kingdom Recks 
LUL
2017-02-03 20:28
#8
World cucco 
This team is way better than new G2
2017-02-03 20:29
lol
2017-02-03 20:33
maybe not but i like them a lot they have lots of experience some good talent maybe they will remove Alex with scream who knows :/
2017-02-03 20:48
Why would they remove their best player?
2017-02-04 04:33
lmao alex best player haha
2017-02-04 15:17
Lmao Lithuania best country haha
2017-02-04 15:18
#111
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Argentina Matrek 
lmao
2017-02-03 20:49
#9
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
lol
2017-02-03 20:28
gl
2017-02-03 20:28
#11
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Czech Republic exi77 
GOOD LUCK MANIAC!
2017-02-03 20:29
#12
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Finland D3dust 
lol
2017-02-03 20:28
#15
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Russia Reph 
WOW
2017-02-03 20:28
#16
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
aiiiii gj !! my swiss
2017-02-03 20:29
#17
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Brazil RPSOliveira 
noice
2017-02-03 20:28
Lol he just got eliminated with Platanium and now he is joining LDLC? xD EDIT: Oh right, Happys new Team is coming :D
2017-02-03 20:29
#20
France Bouf 
good
2017-02-03 20:28
hey
2017-02-03 20:28
expected.
2017-02-03 20:28
nice, welcome back maniac
2017-02-03 20:28
n1
2017-02-03 20:28
#28
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Brazil gustavomaas 
NICE!!!!
2017-02-03 20:28
#29
Saidonz | 
Norway Axious 
gl
2017-02-03 20:28
good for him!
2017-02-03 20:28
expected :)
2017-02-03 20:28
#32
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Germany Gamerking115 
gl
2017-02-03 20:28
#34
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
shocker :>
2017-02-03 20:28
#36
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France StickyRice 
GL Maniac, you deserve it.
2017-02-03 20:29
G2 better
2017-02-03 20:29
Nice move, Maniac has been owning it in FPL
2017-02-03 20:29
#39
Poland auf_ 
Maniac and existens in 1 squad XD
2017-02-03 20:29
#187
RpK | 
France Sorter18 
The amount of Brains right here !
2017-02-04 21:41
#40
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Norway v3nz 
bad af
2017-02-03 20:29
rip ldlc
2017-02-03 20:29
no way
2017-02-03 20:29
#45
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Sweden godname 
GL!! :) the five seven god
2017-02-03 20:29
I FEEL THIS HAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHHA
2017-02-03 20:29
#47
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Canada Keenieel 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
2017-02-03 20:29
good luck :D
2017-02-03 20:29
#50
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World bigb1rd 
FRESH. Hedje is THE hottest csgo player girlfriend so good luck to the cunt.
2017-02-03 20:29
#51
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gl Maniac!
2017-02-03 20:29
expected
2017-02-03 20:29
#54
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Russia alexgone 
xms to 2nd french team instead of smithzz confirmed?
2017-02-03 20:29
Is this a real question?
2017-02-03 20:31
#55
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Brunei br0ks 
this team had potential lul
2017-02-03 20:30
#56
shox | 
Sweden okaynoyes 
top 5 after a couple of months for sure
2017-02-03 20:30
RIP
2017-02-03 20:30
#58
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France Zodyy 
Why dont they add Devil
2017-02-03 20:30
bhahahahahah bot maniac is back
2017-02-03 20:30
bring back hartsss next s'il vous plait
2017-02-03 20:30
#61
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Russia alexgone 
oh it was written in post haha
2017-02-03 20:30
ez for LDLC.
2017-02-03 20:30
#63
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Germany AngiMerkel 
n1
2017-02-03 20:30
feel bad for ex6 and happy their roster have legit no firepower
2017-02-03 20:31
True about LDLC but nV has RpK atleast
2017-02-03 20:47
#147
Ex6TenZ | 
Norway orcaM 
RpK confirmed backstabber.
2017-02-03 22:11
inb4 BOT Maniac train
2017-02-03 20:31
#68
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Finland Hunajaperse 
lul, n1 bot maniac
2017-02-03 20:31
gl i like maniac
2017-02-03 20:31
#71
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Lithuania Fastum2K 
gl LDLC
2017-02-03 20:31
You know you are fucked when you pick up maniac.
2017-02-03 20:32
+1
2017-02-03 20:49
What about Amanek ??
2017-02-03 20:32
#77
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France Fran6k1D 
seems unclear if mistou is still in the team or not
2017-02-03 20:33
Yeah, it would be nice if he has a better opportunity like devoduvek, they have a good potential, Maniac already tried in Titan and we all know that he will never become a top player
2017-02-03 20:37
#87
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France Fran6k1D 
in ldlc he was good.
2017-02-03 20:39
Look at his last stats against random team, I mean Amanek could certainly become a t1 player with some experience, I'm pretty sure he gots a better individual skill than Maniac, he just doesn't get the opportunities. Let's see in the next few months
2017-02-03 20:44
A stable T3 team. Not bad :) *btw x6tence deserves playing with the worst. he is t_e_r_r_i_b_l_e
2017-02-03 20:33
You mean x6tence owner? He doesn't play but yeah his shit org deserves the worst players
2017-02-03 20:48
exactly what i meant dude thx!
2017-02-03 20:49
np
2017-02-03 20:49
hhaha rip
2017-02-03 20:34
nice to see you again Maniac <3
2017-02-03 20:34
#82
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Germany Xantennn 
will be kicked in 2 months
2017-02-03 20:34
#83
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Brazil ZangadoHG 
Make LDLC Great Again!
2017-02-03 20:35
Together once again <3
2017-02-03 20:37
#88
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
gl dude
2017-02-03 20:39
GL MANIAC
2017-02-03 20:40
legend is back :) gl mani <3
2017-02-03 20:40
when you pick up maniac, thats when you know you are a legit t3-t4 team who wont even reach the major offline qualifiers
2017-02-03 20:41
dude dafuq. disband already like qwerty
2017-02-03 20:44
#96
device | 
Iran Zorro0 
LUL, they might've as well gotten god devil.
2017-02-03 20:45
Scream new team (LDLC) izi
2017-02-03 20:45
#100
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Finland Emvi 
gl mr. maniac. Best team he's been in since titan
2017-02-03 20:47
#102
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
LDLC ez top 5
2017-02-03 20:47
ahaha rip,again shitty maniac,he is so fcking bad
2017-02-03 20:48
#104
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Ukraine speecher 
Im sad that you guys had already written about +Scream to this quad xD
2017-02-03 20:48
#112
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Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
This guy is so bad, why not just retire..
2017-02-03 20:50
good luck
2017-02-03 20:50
#117
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Brazil VAC0 
-Maniac +Mangiacapra
2017-02-03 20:57
#120
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United States lilhellboy 
FailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFishFailFish
2017-02-03 21:02
nice
2017-02-03 21:04
finally maniac found himself a decent home
2017-02-03 21:07
#123
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Venezuela xoile 
gl nice guy =)
2017-02-03 21:08
The bot returns. Yay.
2017-02-03 21:10
#125
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Germany sleezy 
gl maniac, i think this is a good pickup
2017-02-03 21:10
Finally maniac returns, he was so underrated.
2017-02-03 21:15
Lets see if that power gets backed up by K/D :) Gl
2017-02-03 21:15
Maniac will hold solo B on Mirage))
2017-02-03 21:16
Maniac better lurk player than Happy
2017-02-03 22:12
maniac is dogshit at this game he will be cut from the roster real soon, mark my words plebs
2017-02-03 21:17
4Head french new teams still waiting for swedistan sguffle
2017-02-03 21:21
Dj Maniac.
2017-02-03 21:29
GL Maniac
2017-02-03 21:35
BOT Maniac horrible team
2017-02-03 21:36
#136
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France p2l 
GO LDLC Maniac and Ex6 to a Major again in 2017 !
2017-02-03 21:38
#137
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Finland kaviyy 
Expected, GL!
2017-02-03 21:39
Happy robs Ex6TenZ of his best player. Again.
2017-02-03 21:40
I have been amazed by what they have achieved Oh pls, stop riding Ex6's cock, they suck, look at whom they lost to.
2017-02-03 21:41
i like this french shuffle. makes it very clear now more than ever the order of team potential. g2 > envy > ldlc
2017-02-03 21:44
#142
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Brazil jia 
TIER 1 TEAM: +fox +jkaem +maikelele -to1nou -ALEX -mistou
2017-02-03 22:01
unfortunately ex6tenz's english is shit, otherwise would be really good on the fox team though could add kRYSTAL and pauf
2017-02-03 22:11
they speak French ingame right?
2017-02-03 22:08
#152
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Hong Kong AllanHo 
YES
2017-02-03 22:41
team now has one french player
2017-02-03 22:10
GOD Maniac
2017-02-03 22:11
-mistou and alex +happy and rpk
2017-02-03 22:17
Maniac <3
2017-02-03 22:36
better team than current envus, lol
2017-02-03 22:37
#168
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Netherlands c3i 
+1 Can't believe nV didn't steal to1nou.. unless he wanted to stick w/ ex6
2017-02-04 01:15
#153
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Norway sAvageOG 
not bad lineup to be tier2 wish them best gl everyone
2017-02-03 22:52
#154
Switzerland gmi 
good guy maniac. gl
2017-02-03 23:02
#155
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Finland ginbay 
wow maniac is back
2017-02-03 23:19
Nice, Maniac is a really good choice :)
2017-02-03 23:34
need KQLY :D
2017-02-03 23:38
meanwhile in tier 5
2017-02-03 23:59
GL Maniac, I hope LDLC find some success this year. Ex6 fought hard to get back on top tier competitions.
2017-02-04 01:02
#166
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Netherlands c3i 
It's pretty incredible that he scraped together the little talent france/belgium had left after his kick from G2 and made it to a couple of lan finals and qualified for epl.. All credz to him. Really passionate and hardworking guy. Seems like a class-act
2017-02-04 01:14
#164
gas | 
Korea kaiske10v 
I wish I could see them play unfortunate they probably will not qualify any tournaments with HLTV matches
2017-02-04 01:07
to1nou please leave, they spend your time and power
2017-02-04 01:11
GL Mani :)
2017-02-04 01:14
#171
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
flop team
2017-02-04 02:16
#175
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France SplasHg0d 
To1nou needs to be with Happy in nV!!!
2017-02-04 04:43
#176
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Unlike the other guys in French scene, to1nou seems to know what loyalty means
2017-02-04 06:54
#177
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France SplasHg0d 
You can't be loyal to losing, this is real life.
2017-02-04 06:56
It's not being loyal to losing but to your teammates, swapping teammates instead of correcting your errors isn't the proper way. Look at VP they didn't do a roster chance since they won in 2014 even not winning shit after and they have won EL S1 2016 and made it to the finals @EL Major '17.
2017-02-05 12:44
#193
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France SplasHg0d 
They are tier1 and have been winning since they formed. LDLC are tier2-3 and have not won anything worth mentioning. This game is a career for these guys if they get offered a chance at the top they better take it. Players play for years and never get that kind of opportunity.
2017-02-05 18:44
sick francophone 2nd team. just like nv vs titan of old. g2 vs ldlc. happy's team is like old ldlc, suxxx.
2017-02-04 07:50
lmao
2017-02-04 11:48
Best of luck maniac
2017-02-04 12:09
Well, Ex6 and Maniac are IGLs so who will be main IGL?
2017-02-04 17:52
#197
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Estonia elariBAY 
Ex6TenZ 99.9% Maniac will be second caller and the guy who brings some calmness.
2017-02-07 09:22
Maniac is cool. I hope he brings a good level because he is a decent player, but he got left behind in the scene because he was the only player in a top team who actually had a job as well as played CS.
2017-02-04 20:56
Alex speaks french?
2017-02-04 21:55
#190
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France Zangtar 
yes
2017-02-05 12:38
expected
2017-02-05 00:14
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