Happy: "This team is doubting itself a lot"

We sat down with EnVyUs' Happy at IEM Oakland after his team went out in the group stage. Now, the French team will be looking forward to WESG Barcelona and DreamHack Winter.

Vincent "⁠Happy⁠" Schopenhauer's Envy qualified for the Major Qualifier in Bucharest two weeks ago, but were unable to follow up the good results in California, going out after just two days of best-of-ones at IEM Oakland.

EnVyUs will be at WESG in Barcelona next week, playing with kioShiMa

Envy will now look forward to WESG Barcelona, where they will play with Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey, and DreamHack Winter before the season's end and the continuation of the Major cycle. In this interview, Happy runs us through the changes to the team's structure, Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy's play, and upcoming events, amongst others.

Going back to before the event, how did you feel coming into it? What were your confidence levels?

I think this team is doubting itself a lot. We didn't have much time to practice after the Minor, and even at the Minor we knew that making it through was hard. We couldn't win any matches against Space Soldiers. We know we can show some good stuff but then be completely clueless the next day, and that's the face we showed at that tournament.

It seems sometimes you have some losses and everyone on the team gets a bit nervous, and there's a lot of back-and-forth talking about how the match went or what the bad plays were and so on...

We had that problem especially at ESL New York, and we worked a bit on that. One thing that has improved with time is the mental strength. Even though we threw some really key rounds against for example NiP, with an advantage... but for example against SK if we would have played like three months ago I think we would have lost 16-12, much earlier, so definitely some progress has been made on part of the team, but yeah, still a lot to work on.

It seems you've been at the same level, this place where you can make it to the events but you're beneath the top teams where you keep coming short. What atmosphere does that create in the team? Do you ever feel like there's something you need to change? Maybe even a player?

After so many group stage exits, yeah, I've started to doubt a bit about how we structure the game, how we apply the game plan we want to apply, and it does make one think twice about how we do stuff and it can be a bit painful for our confidence. It's a tough question because sometimes everything goes smoothly, and suddenly, players don't even know why themselves but they start playing bad and mixing up some strategies and not communicating well enough, not playing up to par, to our level, so yeah... one of our many problems is our consistency. We don't perform really good in the long run.

The Major qualifier is coming up early next year, anything particular going into that?

Well, we have a couple events still, we'll be going to WESG in Barcelona right after this with kioShiMa and then we'll go to DreamHack Winter with our full roster, so we still have those two events to focus on.

And your expectations going into those?

WESG can be good to fire up some of our other players, playing without ScreaM, but we don't know. We don't have any practice going in with kio, and we don't have the advantage we could have of going in as a real team. I think it'll be tough, but then DreamHack is a pretty solid event and I think it could be really nice if we did something there.

RpK has been playing really well lately, and it seems some people have started to consider him one of the star players of the team. What do you think caused it, has he been more comfortable in his positions?

I think he pretty much has all the spots he wants to play. He has a certain way he plays and once you remove that comfort zone he can be a bit lost, but right now I think he is really happy with how the team is working.

I think he has been doing well lately because as a team we need a lot of structure that we couldn't implement at the beginning because some players didn't want to do that, but now that we're in the process of becoming a structured team I think he filled a void that we had in the team, and by playing really well he just stood out for most of the year. But yeah, we're leaning towards really a better structure and a way more organized structure than what we used to have.

With this structure, you said consistency is a problem, do you think it is and will bring more consistency? Have you seen progress?

We're still working on it because we just now finished the terrorist side, and we still have the other half to do. I mean, some players just felt way more confident and more comfortable playing a bit more freely on the CT side, but I think it has gone too far, it's supposed to be a balance but now it's way gone. Obviously, we know that our CT side for at least two events is terrible, and even though we can grind T rounds and be good on T side we need the CT side, which we used to be really good on. Now it switched, and my goal now is to find the balance again.

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Sweden Dino1
yea.. Just return to G2 and stop this bullshit. It's a job. Like every other job. Everyone dislikes someone on their jobs. Happy Shox KennyS RpK NBK/Bodyy No Apex since Shox can go back to his old godlike entry role.
2017-11-19 08:00
37 replies
What about wasted talent on envy? I'm pretty sure happy chose to stay out of the superteam for a reason, to create a stable next generation of French players who can lead on after legends like shox and kennyS and scream are gone.
2017-11-19 08:18
10 replies
ah yes rpk sixer and scream all new players =^)
2017-11-19 08:29
#20
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Sweden Dino1
Wait. Are you trolling me right now? pls say yes
2017-11-19 08:33
2 replies
1st new envyus lineup...hello?
2017-11-19 10:44
idk. are you stupid enough to not assume that he's trolling? pls say yes
2017-11-19 15:45
Lol who are you kidding? if happy COULD get on that team he would.
2017-11-19 11:02
5 replies
?????? Happy or ex6tenz are the best 2 French gold. NBK Hates happy and won't play with him and being the best French support who's going to argue. Stop making yourself look stupid.
2017-11-20 01:32
4 replies
hahaha happy hasn't been good since 2015. Who are you kidding? bahahahaa. AND NBK? WHO? Oh, right, this isn't 2014. Nbk isn't relevant.
2017-11-20 05:58
NBK don't hate him. He just fonction want to play with him again. Shox hate him
2017-11-20 16:50
NBK made sure to say that he does not hate happy, they just had there disagreements on how the game should be played. Why Envyus got so bad near the end of the KennyS era was because everyone wanted to play their own way and Happy got sick of not being able to lead his team. Just like Karrigan in Astralis, and just resorted to baiting. Happy is still one of the most skilled IGLs and outs up good numbers.
2017-11-20 22:10
1 reply
Still consistent that happy and NBK don't get on.
2017-11-20 22:59
#26
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
It's a job. Like every other job. Everyone dislikes someone on their jobs. This is such a bullshit, how would you want them to perform if they had 0 team chrmistry?? Plus , considering how stupid these Frenchies are when it comes to who wants to play with who , its pretty hard to make roster changes ,even tho id like to see rpk or some decent igl in g2
2017-11-19 09:49
7 replies
#33
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Sweden Dino1
It's indeed a job. They're not anymore 5 kids sitting and playing games together for fun.. It's about millions of dollars. They seem to just be overall stubborn. Especially Shox. An absolutely beast of a player but really bad as an IGL. He's not performing and he's not helping his team either with IGLing. Either fkn cut him or he needs to accept his "Rash b men)" tactics doesn't work. they need a proper IGL. And they need old Shox back which is the second best player in France. He's just stuck now in some wierd position where he can't perform to his usual standards
2017-11-19 10:08
6 replies
#51
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Everyone knows what the issues of g2 are, the problem is the mentality of french players. Nbk doesnt want to play with scream, apex has to play with kennys, as soon as apex joins kennys NBK has to join too because they are 3bff or some shit, then they probably wont play with happy etc etc. The best possible lineup imo would be Shox Kenny Apex Ex6 Rpk They dont really need 2nd awp (nbk) when they have kennys in team, ex6 could play the support while being igl, apex entry, rpk/shox star players if shox finds his form
2017-11-19 11:29
4 replies
#79
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Other Phinks
Nah Nbk (support) Rpk (2nd guy in) Shox (entry) Ex6tenz(igl) KennyS(awp)
2017-11-19 13:57
ex6 ahahahah
2017-11-19 14:05
That's the line up I want to see. On the surface it works so well. Just that ex6 has a very different approach To the current g2
2017-11-19 17:27
Ex6 hahahahah not even top20
2017-11-19 18:53
You do know nbk is igl with shox right? He admits in his interview the recent one...don’t just blame shox lmao
2017-11-19 13:57
#27
Happy | 
France Waiit
If Happy go to G2, shox will leave because they hate eachoter. NBK + Kenny won't play with him again (Happy)
2017-11-19 09:59
I don't think happy can return to g2, cuz he wasn't get along with kennys and NBK
2017-11-19 11:11
shox already said he will never ever play with happy again, check his interview
2017-11-19 11:31
8 replies
#57
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Turkey thcnkpln
Why he said that?
2017-11-19 12:29
7 replies
#69
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France Cyxies
because he kicked him from nV in 2015
2017-11-19 13:33
6 replies
#73
Happy | 
France Waiit
Because he's a prick and he don't want to admit that : Happy is a better IGL than him
2017-11-19 13:41
1 reply
#212
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France Cyxies
ça c'est bien vrai
2017-11-20 09:27
After Shox tried to kick him. Shox comes off as a snake who always wants to play the victim even though he's the villain. He always tries to kick the IGL, comes off as a total control freak. He's done it twice now...
2017-11-19 17:50
3 replies
He's Always playing the victim, for example for North. Being arrogant is funny except for this mad boy
2017-11-19 20:28
#213
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France Cyxies
wasn't knowing that, thanks
2017-11-20 09:28
1 reply
Shox was the only player when LDLC was being put together who didn't want Happy in the team. He wanted UZZZIII instead probably because he's an easy pawn to control. Anyone who's willing to sacrifice the skill of the team for control shouldn't be leading any team.
2017-11-20 23:54
#53
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France ZaW0
Happy won't play with Shox
2017-11-19 11:44
#67
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Sweden werkaster
I would take Apex over Shox in every situation. I would also hide Body under a rock and never play with him again, he is not supposed to be on this level.
2017-11-19 13:20
3 replies
Apex over shox? You must be drunk
2017-11-19 14:36
2 replies
rather a player who does his job than a diva who destroys almost every team he's been in
2017-11-19 16:59
1 reply
#158
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Sweden werkaster
Maybe I wouldn't express myself this harsh, but I think along the same lines.
2017-11-19 18:41
#106
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United Kingdom Wessywes
Happy should stay away from the good french players forever
2017-11-19 15:13
You're a really out-of-touch person if you think Happy is the person keeping himself from being on G2 and not vice versa, lol. Many people on G2, especially shox, have voiced NEVER wanting to play with Happy ever again because he's a shameless baiter and every competent player knows this now.
2017-11-19 21:13
rip
2017-11-19 07:58
9 replies
So funny he cant give any credit to RpK for playing well. Has to give excuses that hes the reason for him playing well, giving him all the postions he wants and adopting to his playstyle rather than saying hes been playing well for us and we the rest of the team need to step it up. This faggot needs to get cut and kicked from the French scene once and for all. Plz bring ex6tenZ back.
2017-11-19 08:06
8 replies
#48
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Sweden Lefty138
I thought the same thing:) He uses his teamates as bait and can’t even let then have some cred when they are playing well. And he is the ingame leader:)
2017-11-19 11:17
#49
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Europe whiteninja
+100000
2017-11-19 11:21
#95
RpK | 
World hwarel
True. RpK has been outstanding, and needs to be credited.
2017-11-19 14:34
3 replies
its a slight factor his positioning but him hitting those shots and playing so well its down to him as a player too, gotta give him props
2017-11-19 15:16
2 replies
him hitting those shots is all down to him being comfortable in how he's playing and having all the spots he plays in etc. if you put him on a team like G2 where he's gonna be thrown around and confused = he's gonna start playing a lot worse. Most of it comes down to Happy letting him shine, unlike when he was on previous G2 where he was a bigger role player.
2017-11-19 17:01
1 reply
but i mean theres some players on NV no matter where you put them they wouldn't shine eg godsixer
2017-11-19 17:08
What do you want him to say? Rpk is awesome and everyone on our team is worse or just sucks? You're finding reasons to hate on him, give up...
2017-11-19 17:51
the guy asked why RpK has been playing well, and he said what he thinks is allowing him to play well. He also never credited himself for that, he always said “we” instead of “I.” Though yes bring god emperor ex6tenz back.
2017-11-19 19:38
They should just +Kio -Sixer and move on.
2017-11-19 08:02
26 replies
No -happy + ex6tenz
2017-11-19 08:07
23 replies
ex6tenz is bad?
2017-11-19 08:25
15 replies
Ex6TenZ is Great
2017-11-19 08:46
8 replies
said the most subjective man on hltv he used to be great, but he's not good enough for tier 1-2 It's not CSS anymore guys
2017-11-19 11:11
7 replies
"but he's not good enough for tier 1-2" Ex6 is the most charismatic IGL and the person with a wonderful experience He deserves to play at a high level And he can play on it!
2017-11-19 11:27
5 replies
charisma helps, but doesnt make you win tournaments
2017-11-19 11:56
3 replies
Atleast it gives something for the players to follow unlike happy who cries in public that the team are doubting theirselves.
2017-11-19 16:06
2 replies
you have dozens of interviews like this, remember GTR crying a few months ago. You should learn the difference between ignorance and lucidity Ex6 "charisma" led him to underperform versus tier 4-5 teams Furthermore happy has won significant titles and prove himself
2017-11-19 17:37
1 reply
Yeah his force buying won him some titles but also lost big tournaments too. And 2016 envy was a total trainwreck if proved and good igl gets removed from tactical role it should tell you something and im not talking about ex6 now because his problems is not adapting to the game. Happy is a problem in team because if thinks dont go his way and they lose he wont change example 2016.
2017-11-19 17:54
t. Ex6TenZ
2017-11-19 16:33
#80
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Other Phinks
I’d like to see him try in the current cs era. With tier 1 players.
2017-11-19 13:58
He just as good as happy as far as raw skill goes. and shits on happy on terms of what he brings to a team
2017-11-19 08:48
3 replies
ahahahahahahahaha
2017-11-19 13:13
Ex6tenZ Skill in go >Pick one Some people just can't accept the fact that Ex6tenZ failed in csgo. He's a legend and deserves to be respected, but in global offensive he has 0 significant accomplishments, even though he was given years with the best french players to do so. Happy, on the other hand, had won two majors and was the MVP of one, as well as numerous other tier 1 events.
2017-11-19 17:53
Dude you're a horrible baiter "just as good as happy as far as raw skill goes." Just looking at their HLTV rating tells a different story, and Ex6 plays tier 3-4 CS, while Happy plays tier 1-2 teams. Keep getting all your opinions from CS master Thorin rofl...
2017-11-19 17:53
#34
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France 1Faren
No you are wrong, ex6tenz is VERY bad
2017-11-19 10:13
1 reply
nice memesy friend
2017-11-19 10:16
#21
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Sweden Dino1
Yes let's cut the top 3 player in all french scene which is also the IGL and bring in some guy that can't frag vs tier 6 teams
2017-11-19 08:36
5 replies
#29
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Belgium bioZARRRD
You srsly live in the past lel
2017-11-19 09:56
1 reply
#30
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Sweden Dino1
Happy went shit. But he became old Happy ever since 3-4 months back.
2017-11-19 09:57
#31
shox | 
Australia _ZYRO_
happy a top 3 player? Hardly Ex6tenz deserves another shot with some more firepower behind him
2017-11-19 10:02
happy top 3 fr? lmao he's a great player, but cmon man
2017-11-19 11:12
1 reply
Tbh normally I'd agree with you, but who else is there? NBK and apEX are both worse than Happy right now, Shox is just dogshit right now tbh... The only players who're anywhere near their old level are Happy, kennyS, and Rpk. Happy is top 4 or 5 right now imo. Maybe top 3...
2017-11-19 17:55
haha no
2017-11-19 13:11
#32
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Russia slstune
-sixer +kio and happy main awp
2017-11-19 10:02
1 reply
#61
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Europe KappaKaako
Or to1nou or devo/amanek
2017-11-19 13:10
#4
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United States cananigfrag
expected
2017-11-19 07:58
Happy to G2?
2017-11-19 07:58
4 replies
#59
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Malta vfXy0
No Happy and shox don't play well with each other
2017-11-19 13:05
3 replies
then kick this shox shitter
2017-11-19 13:54
1 reply
+1
2017-11-19 17:56
Yes because G2 really needs Shox, lol... The star player who can't frag
2017-11-19 17:56
#6
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Australia Coooopster
-1
2017-11-19 07:58
ok
2017-11-19 07:58
NICE
2017-11-19 07:58
EZ FOR KIOMONSTER
2017-11-19 07:58
n1
2017-11-19 07:58
#11
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Finland Taynz
EnvYus Fix -xms -Sixer +Kio +KennyS/Zywoo
2017-11-19 07:58
5 replies
#28
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
To make g2 top 10 and nv a bit better?
2017-11-19 09:50
1 reply
#36
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African Union Parasyte
g2 is already top 10 :)
2017-11-19 10:21
thanks budget Thooorin
2017-11-19 11:13
2 replies
#56
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Finland Taynz
Haha
2017-11-19 12:20
#65
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Finland Taynz
How i am budget thoorin
2017-11-19 13:13
#12
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Argentina EnvyJ
Nice
2017-11-19 07:58
Good read
2017-11-19 08:00
#16
frozen | 
India C0|d
-sixer +to1nou Xms and to1nou cn be the rez and draken for envyus... With rpk and scream being the experienced power killers... And happy with igl and secondary awp obviously...
2017-11-19 08:14
+ sEx6TenZ
2017-11-19 08:47
”...as a team we need a lot of structure that we couldn't implement at the beginning because some players didn't want to do that” Scream...?
2017-11-19 08:48
5 replies
probably, he has not enough brain for structured cs, thats been pretty obv the last years. If he is on point = insane aim, but nobody can be on point every day. And everything else on Scream is pure average ...
2017-11-19 11:07
4 replies
Glad that someone else has this opinion as well...
2017-11-19 14:23
IDK why everyone blames ScreaM...I agree with you that he's inconsistent player...but everyone has ups and downs...Scream is able to win a match by himself...He's playing good recently but in comparison to 2013 Scream on even his performance in G2 it's not the same ScreaM but still better than Body or Apex Imo...Shox and ScreaM need to play together.IMO the proper line-up should be:Shox,ScreaM,KennyS,RPK,Ex6tenz or Happy.
2017-11-19 15:44
He was already helping shox last year with mid round call. He is playing defensively yet his entry frags stats is on par with most pure entry if you actually filter them and watch the game. It's not 2013 anymore he changed a lot and he never play like a retard. I don't see a single hint when he plays as him being dumb etc. Good gamesense, defensive playstyle, map awareness, he adapted his style and isn't inconsistant. Sure his numbers fluctuate a bit, but so does his teamates having to put up with a fucking average xms and bot sixer.
2017-11-19 18:03
1 reply
IMO He is restricted by the team and that's why he is not playing as good as once but he's still good...
2017-11-19 21:28
time to get rid of sixer and xms, get kio and zywoo or the team will fall apart in about 3-5 months
2017-11-19 10:22
there is no point in keeping sixer, he literally has one good map for like 25 bad maps and every random global could awp at least as good as him.
2017-11-19 11:05
2 replies
he did better as a rifler when kennys was awping
2017-11-19 11:13
1 reply
#72
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France cedd
not really
2017-11-19 13:39
Best french lineup for me would be: Happy Shox KennyS Scream RpK
2017-11-19 11:52
30 replies
Scream doesn't belong on that list tbh. He's too inconsistent.
2017-11-19 13:25
24 replies
same as NooBK
2017-11-19 13:50
Lmao look at his stats instead of repeating memes. Christ.
2017-11-19 14:00
22 replies
Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom Rating 1.12 Kills per round 0.73 Headshots 67.2% Rounds contributed 71% Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Rating 1.07 Kills per round 0.73 Headshots 51.5% Rounds contributed 69.7% here is your stats
2017-11-19 14:34
7 replies
yeah but G2 playing vs top teams ,Envy vs Kinguin SpaceS and who they play when they play :-?? ,and the stats are pretty even soo for i will still go with NBK ,he can bring much more to a team than ScreaM imo,support entry igl he will do things for the team,ScreaM can only 1 tap and u cant do that everyday and against everyone,even NiKo and cold cant do it :)))
2017-11-19 14:52
4 replies
I’m sorry, but remember when g2 did worse than envyus during IEM?! Lol me neither. Envyus did better, scored more points etc. all against tier 1 teams. You just unintentionally made nbk look even worse. You’ve shown that he’s a crap igl and he sucks at entry and support. Otherwise they’d be winning games and not exiting group stages or doing worse than the French left overs.
2017-11-19 15:49
3 replies
i dont think so...he is not calling alone first of all...dont say he is worse cuz of one event nV managed to do better....he stepped up lately for g2 ...and srsly no one will pick ScreaM instead of NBK as an assset to a team...i mean only HS vs various skillsets ? u know better u.re french u watch them more than me,but i dont think scream can bring more things on a team than NBK
2017-11-20 09:51
2 replies
Nbk calling has been consistently bad. I mentioned this tournament because you asserted envy doesn’t play against tier 1 teams. Nbk has various mediocre skill sets that are overhyped. He can’t igl, he can’t clutch, no firepower, etc. he’s washed up.
2017-11-20 13:02
1 reply
u know better man,i`m not watching nV neither g2 that much,but from what i.ve seen nbk allows u to use him in other ways than ScreaM :-?? ,but tbh they are booth washed up i guess...G2 needs some structure and as far as i know NBK`s igl has that kind of way of playing instead of shox`s ,and the forcebuys i think are solely shox`s calls as he somehow wants to be the last voice....anyhow they are playing for some time now and i think they should.ve have figured out till now how to play and to find a balance,but if kenny doesnt show up in a match and apex doesnt entry as well they are basically nowhere to be found on the server..body isnt in shape,shox also,a new shuffle wont figure it out and neither Happy i `m afraid cuz he used to form the system around him back in the days,i saw he is one of the best fragging igl but dunno how much he sacrifices himself compared to other igl,besides FalleN who is the awper and he kind of need to build a system around him as well and coldZ...tbh i dont think there is atm an igl in the french scene to properly build a team which will perform consistently well at top level....anyhow hands down for monster 1.6 sixeR :)) he would.ve tear teams if he would awp like back in the days
2017-11-20 14:22
How does that show inconsistency? Do you not know what that definition even means? Lmao. It just shows ScreaM has better stats despite being on the worser team on paper. “But ScreaM only plays against tier 2 teams so ez kills!!” Compare the stats from IEM Lmao G2 lose 95% of games kennys doesn’t show up. Nbk gets low impact kills and pads with eco kills too. Lmao imagine if g2 had sixer instead of KennyS.
2017-11-19 15:50
1 reply
My god, g2 with sixer would be pure ass. They wouldn't even be able to surprise sometimes etc.
2017-11-19 17:58
Lmfao, boosted rating. His LAN rating is 1.11 and it counts matches vs. Mongolz, Windigo, AGO, OpTic, Renegades, KPI, Ballistix, Kinguin, E-Corp and MAXISAUCISSE (???) which are a bunch of T2~4 teams and also those tiebreakers during ESL finals. Won't discuss online performance as it's totally irrelevant. NBK in overall is better than him, ScreaM only relies on aim and he doesn't have enough brain for structural CS aka. he's only good at pugs.
2017-11-19 17:58
13 replies
Lmao look at his most recent performances against tier 1 teams then. His rating is in red ONCE and BARELY in last 11 games. Lol “online games don’t count” classic g2 excuse when they lose. Lmao nbk is leading g2 with shox and woooow those strats and force buys are sooo smart. Nbk is so smart hahhaahha
2017-11-19 19:07
12 replies
LOL @ counting only his last ELEVEN matches. Also of course that you want to add their online results because NV is an onliner team, but when it comes to discuss performance those don't really matter, and that applies for everyone. And yes, compared to ScreaM, NBK is actually smart. ScreaM doesn't even know how to smoke properly. When he has a "good day" is just a couple of headshots, he's below average on everything else.
2017-11-19 19:18
11 replies
Last 11 bc you’re saying he’s inconsistent. That’s pretty inconsistent and against t1 which you criticize he only played tier nothing lmao. lol You gotta be a troll. Look at his graph showing long term performance. It is consistently above 1.0 lmao you’re a joke. And most consistently closer to 1.10. And all you’re saying is nbk is a crap igl with no brains hahah
2017-11-19 19:40
10 replies
>11 game streak >Consistent When the fanboyism goes too far.
2017-11-19 19:40
9 replies
No argument...picks out one thing despite not looking at graph showing long term consistency hahahahahah
2017-11-19 19:57
8 replies
0/8
2017-11-19 20:01
7 replies
Says scream can’t perform against tier 1...provides proof he can and destroys. Says he’s inconsistent...shows data showing he’s consistently at 1.10 rating for past 8 months. Hahahahah g2 nbk fangay spotted
2017-11-19 20:23
6 replies
I was about to say you're still baiting but considering you're a ScreaM fanboy I'll answer anyway. 1) ScreaM performs alright randomly, thus making him inconsistent. (With "alright" I mean he gets a couple of frags, nothing beyond impressive) 2) 1.10 rating the last 8 months vs. teams like KPI, Ballistix, Kinguin, E-Corp and MAXISAUCISSE (Who?) and again, counting online results which just shows how desperate you are. He only reached playoffs in Majors twice, he only won a single big LAN event and was in 2016 (ECS S1), failed miserably to attend PGL after bombing out in EU Minor, etc. He's been always mediocre, the problem with you and the rest of his fanbase is that you should stop watching his fragmovies on YouTube, he lacks gamesense, awareness and is far from being an impactful player. Never saw him single handedly carrying a team like KennyS, for example. (And KennyS did it vs. teams like FNC in 2015 while being in Titan, not vs. KPI) And no, not an NBK "fangay" (Classic insult when mad), I actually don't like his style, just pointing out that he's smarter than ScreaM.
2017-11-19 20:58
5 replies
PS: So far this 2017 he has 1.08 rating (Big events only) and less than 35% winrate with no titl.. oh wait, he won DH Atlanta vs. Heroic, such a beast.
2017-11-19 21:24
3 replies
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2017-01.. that's above average m8, more than NBK, bodyy apEX and shox.
2017-11-19 21:31
2 replies
1.06, 60% winrate, 2 titles. > 1.08, ~35% winrate, no big events. G2 is inconsistent af, but still more consistant than NV and ScreaM himself.
2017-11-19 22:10
1 reply
you're confusing winrate with player performance. just because NBK has more winrates doesn't mean he's a better player, hes in a better team so he wins more...
2017-11-19 23:53
#210
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India firejet69
My Friend he has carried teams in the past in old g2 with shox and also when he joined envyus he single handedly destroyed G2 superteam on cache during esl pro league B02 matches.
2017-11-20 06:43
Happy Shox Nbk RPK/Apex KennyS
2017-11-19 14:25
4 replies
old envyus, you're genius mr.allu
2017-11-19 14:30
3 replies
Thanks bond1k, but this has never been a team. It was kio and smithzz in place of rpk/apex and kennyS. Happy Shox NBK RPK/Kio/Apex KennyS Ez top 3
2017-11-19 14:35
2 replies
hltv.org/news/15529/titan-envyus-swap-pl.. EnvyUS 2015 the only thing you changed is k1o<shox
2017-11-19 14:38
1 reply
Oh yeah tru
2017-11-19 14:39
#58
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Malta vfXy0
Shox Bodyy Rpk Kennys Ex6tenz They don't need more firepower they need tactics to back the firepower and get it to good use Also get Maniac coach
2017-11-19 13:05
14 replies
-Ex6TenZ +Happy
2017-11-19 13:18
9 replies
Great bait m8
2017-11-19 18:45
8 replies
You want Ex6TenZ and Maniac as a coach in a french super team and call me a baiter?
2017-11-19 18:48
7 replies
Why not lol tell me one coach in France/belgium who is actually good if you don't include those 2
2017-11-19 19:12
6 replies
nobody? Maniac also did nothing when he was in EnVyUs already
2017-11-19 19:13
5 replies
Because Happy didn't let him.. Get your information right plz. Maniac couldn't do much in nV because of how they handled things and he ended up just being match analyzer for them
2017-11-19 19:35
4 replies
...or maybe because Maniac as coach is useless?
2017-11-19 19:37
3 replies
No? He just doesn't have much experience as coach i agree but i bet that if he gets more space as coach he might surprise you :p
2017-11-19 19:45
2 replies
So you have literally no idea what he can do as a coach. oh OK
2017-11-19 19:47
1 reply
Do i look like i know him IRL and am best friends with him? I'm simply just a finnish guy who knows people who know people
2017-11-19 19:55
#70
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Morocco dest-
nbk > bodyy he has alot more experience as well, he's been in the best french team since the cs:source days, and he's been playing very well lately
2017-11-19 13:39
1 reply
Except brings has no team chemistry...it’s not a coincidence shox And bodyy both dropped off overnight and all plays who left old nv got better. Only redeemable player is KennyS.
2017-11-19 14:01
Yeah but... They need some firepower... Ex6, Bodyy, and Shox are in terrible form right now.
2017-11-19 17:58
1 reply
They can always bounce back with new strats ;)
2017-11-19 18:44
#60
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Europe KappaKaako
Just kick sixer i dont care if u replace him with Hunden
2017-11-19 13:09
3 replies
-sixer +maikelele
2017-11-19 15:43
2 replies
or allu
2017-11-19 16:13
1 reply
But Allu is probably fine with optic salary and they aren't that bad considering they're new and Tier 2 is stacked AF rn
2017-11-19 16:31
#63
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Netherlands EJVN
I don't understand what exactly are NV expecting to achieve with that kind of roster.
2017-11-19 13:11
10 replies
wat do u mean?
2017-11-19 14:24
9 replies
#91
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Netherlands EJVN
I mean that they are where they are meant to be. Teams that are better than them are better because they have better players, it's simple as that. The run they had here in IEM Oakland was expected from them, considering the fact that out of 5 teams they played against, 4 of them are better ones that NV.
2017-11-19 14:29
8 replies
well ... double OT against SK, losing to astralis 11 / 16 with 2 pistols lose if i remember right, wining 16/8 against C9, losing 11/16 against nip ( losing 2 pistols again i think ) i mean that's nothing. you can't be mad losing against SK and astralis. They are way more better than they used to be, just be patiente and maybe they'll be legitimly top 10 soon. And i don't understand why a player can be unhappy with a top 10, csgo is a very hard game for esport scene
2017-11-19 14:34
7 replies
#105
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Netherlands EJVN
That's what I am saying. They did pretty solid on this tournament, and nobody expected them really to get out of groups. Therefore, they didn't let anyone down, they are just playing as good as they possibly can, because they can't play better than more skilled teams. That's why I don't understand these kind of interviews where Happy is saying they are doubting themselves, like they did worse in the tournament than they should.
2017-11-19 14:59
6 replies
well, i guess when u are a 2 majors winner, and one mvp, you expect to be better ^^ But i'm sure they can be better. I mean look at G2 or north, sometimes they are same lvl of envy and sometimes they are on fire during an event and win it. So i'm pretty sure that envy can do the same, when they are on point individually they're very solid
2017-11-19 15:43
5 replies
#121
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Netherlands EJVN
Sorry, but comparing G2 and North to NV in terms of skill is pretty ridicolous. NV doesn't have a firepower that can be matched to G2 and North.
2017-11-19 16:26
4 replies
So would G2 do better than envyus without kennys? With sixer for exemple. You get your answer there.
2017-11-19 18:06
3 replies
#173
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Netherlands EJVN
That's the whole point of my comment, Jesus Christ. G2 firepower > NV firepower G2 has a star player kennyS in their team, which is a big factor in raising G2s skill overall. That's the level of player NV doesn't have in their team, meaning G2 has more firepower. But even if we don't consider awpers of both teams, even the rifle setup is stronger on G2 than on NV.
2017-11-19 19:37
2 replies
RPK right now is so much better than KennyS, check out the last stats of RPK in the recents game
2017-11-20 20:09
1 reply
#221
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Netherlands EJVN
I did check it. They aren't impressive at all. And no, he is not better than kennyS.
2017-11-20 20:11
#71
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France cedd
everyone knows -sixer -xms +zywoo +kio and nv can be a big threat. yes i know zywoo school blah blah. hell bring in ex6 or ALEX instead but pls get rid of those two noobs
2017-11-19 13:40
#75
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN
just disband, and everyone will happy about it
2017-11-19 13:53
5 replies
i dont understand, why everyone mad or asking for disband when a team isn't top 5 / top 10 ? Why you can't be happy with a top 20 / 30 team? I mean csgo has a big esport scene, if u're top 30 team it's already very good
2017-11-19 14:26
4 replies
#92
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN
i am happy to see any team disband no matter tier what
2017-11-19 14:29
1 reply
lol poor guys
2017-11-19 14:38
If you're happy with what you have you don't deserve to be in a competition. The whole point of competing is to be the best.
2017-11-19 15:45
1 reply
ego logic ( typical french )
2017-11-19 15:57
Sure it definitely is the team's problem and not the fact that Happy's playstyle stopped working years ago.
2017-11-19 13:54
9 replies
No the lurk play style works well, teams that do it regularly include Gambit, liquid, flipside, etc Sure you can say the strategy might be bit antiquated and they need to mix it up some, but I think that is definitely the least of the problems this team has
2017-11-19 14:54
3 replies
i mean his teams' playstyle, after winning a major with apex and kennys he hasn't won shit and his teams have been really inconsistent
2017-11-19 15:29
2 replies
Yeah that is true but he's also gotten the short end of the stick with his players I see what you mean with them electing to have shox IGL over happy, but I just don't think its a sacrifice worth the better play book
2017-11-19 15:36
#205
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Denmark Xipingu
Well you can't work with leftover trash. Xms and Sixer is just that. Xms needs to develop more talent but can't because he's constantly challenged by challenges he can't overcome. Sixer is just Sixer really, hopeless. But yeah Happy seems to have fallen short as a leader as well. Just saying that he has got two players as well with horrendous inconsistency.
2017-11-20 01:18
It's not his fault, he has 3 good players including himself. One player Scream doesn't really play a role, so he has to stick him in support or entry...
2017-11-19 18:00
4 replies
What prevented Happy from keeping winning with apEX and kennyS? Why were they sucking cock so hard? It's not about ScreaM, it's about Happy.
2017-11-19 18:48
3 replies
No one on that team was putting in any effort. NBK was literally hitting a 0.81 rating at one point, rofl... apEX was 1.07 and he was the star player. And they had a fifth player who was never up to par.
2017-11-19 19:05
2 replies
sure, everybody but Happy is guilty nt Happy
2017-11-19 19:42
1 reply
Never said that, but okay... Obviously some fault falls on the leader, but acting like it's all his fault is ridiculous. A boss can't do much with lazy, unmotivated workers just waiting for the next shuffle.
2017-11-19 19:47
#82
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Other Phinks
Shox KennyS Nbk Rpk Ex6tenz.
2017-11-19 14:01
Sixer is the problem.. he is the worst player in all the servers he has ever been with the most expensive gun.. scream is overrated..only player worth something in this team is rpk.. hopefully he will get into a better team soon..
2017-11-19 14:11
- bodyy + happy.
2017-11-19 14:26
Sixer is literally almost the worst player at every event he goes to, and he doesn't have the excuse of being an IGL or "support" or what have you I don't know what French awpers could replace him, but I'd they did, I'm confident envyus would be able to compete with liquid/c9/north as a top 8 team Maybe even replace xms with kio Idk but either way, I hope to god there is another French shuffle after the major in which shox does not end up an IGL
2017-11-19 14:51
is happy still baiting his teammates? I remember when he used to be a sick aimer always pushed to get frags
2017-11-19 16:11
7 replies
He goes with the team nowadays, people who that shit about him nowadays don't watch the games or they're just echoing Thorin. They still have a lurk because it's apart of their system, but it's someone like Rpk a lot more often.
2017-11-19 18:02
5 replies
No, happy still lurks. Not that that's a problem. When he goes with the team he usually rotated back and goes in last.
2017-11-19 18:06
4 replies
What I've noticed is he usually rotates to help his team, but the execute is already happening so he ends up last. But, if he's already with the group during the hit, I've seen him go in first or second.
2017-11-19 18:07
3 replies
That's no different from the past, he's always done that. Being the lurker doesn't always mean you go into a 4-1 set up, how when and where you lurk depends a lot on the map. Happy has always gone with the team on a large number of t rounds his entire career. Part of the threat of lurking is the other team has no idea if he's actually cutting of rotations or flanking on a particular round, or going with the team causing them to waste time being paranoid about the threat of a lurk.
2017-11-19 18:11
And just to clarify, happy doesn't need to change his "baiting" playstyle to something different like it was a problem before, don't listen to morons on Reddit. Literally no one at the pro level thinks happy is a baiter.
2017-11-19 18:13
1 reply
Even Happy says he's changed though. He definitely does go with the team more often than he did before. You gotta admit at least that much...
2017-11-19 18:37
Happy always played lurk, at least ever since the ldlc days, do you even watch cs? I'm guessing not since you call lurking at the pro level baiting, this isn't matchmaking rofl
2017-11-19 18:04
Happy Rpk Scream KennyS Apex please and thanks you win next major
2017-11-19 16:39
#128
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Philippines jaysena
is he happy the team is doubting it self?
2017-11-19 17:20
god
2017-11-19 17:54
Damn seriously why didn't they have the balls to actually ask about the issue with sixer. Clearly they must be aware he is holding them back etc. By now it's pretty clear that Rpk, scream and happy are a pretty solid core. Seeing them struggle like that and fucking failing because of some OBVIOUS reason is maddening.
2017-11-19 17:56
6 replies
I'm kinda annoyed too, but Happy gives HLTV a lot of interviews. They probably don't wanna piss him off for no reason. They kinda tried to get him to answer by asking about whether they're willing to get rid of a player.
2017-11-19 18:03
5 replies
I think happy wants to get rid of scream. "WESG can be good to fire up some of our other players, playing without ScreaM, but we don't know"
2017-11-19 20:08
4 replies
????? by other players he means sixer and xms can shine because one of their star players is not there. not he wants to get rid of scream lmao.
2017-11-19 21:26
3 replies
"I mean, some players just felt way more confident and more comfortable playing a bit more freely on the CT side, but I think it has gone too far, it's supposed to be a balance but now it's way gone." I think happy hates scream.
2017-11-19 22:20
1 reply
what?????? No! if you even remotely follow the scene there's nothing to even assume Happy hates anyone on nV.
2017-11-19 23:55
"I mean, some players just felt way more confident and more comfortable playing a bit more freely on the CT side, but I think it has gone too far, it's supposed to be a balance but now it's way gone." I think happy hates scream.
2017-11-19 22:20
Disband Envyus please, shit team.
2017-11-19 18:21
they should doubt themselves... they don't win anything
2017-11-19 18:35
they lost vs sk cause of scream not sixer, scream bot miss the easiest shot in overtime , they would be in playoff. they are not doing worst than lot of teams , so ti s still promising if sixer play some dm and a role that suit him better, and if scream get a brain
2017-11-19 18:40
3 replies
If you think a match is decided by one player missing a shot then you're just fucking stupid.
2017-11-19 19:08
2 replies
have you seen the match and the action i m talking about? they lost the overtime cause of this. how it s possible to miss a so easy kill , cause he can t spray a guy at 1 meter and in the back
2017-11-19 21:49
1 reply
Unlucky for screaM but sixer was 12-31 that game with 42ADR as main awper there is just no excuse for that.
2017-11-19 22:04
#170
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North America Krulcifer
Bodyy Scream Happy Kioshima RpK
2017-11-19 19:19
Time to bring back Smithzz
2017-11-19 20:05
#186
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Brazil Skrol
Happy Shox KennyS RpK Scream No more.
2017-11-19 20:08
this team just isnt going to accomplish anything. happy is a good player but his bait style infuriates me. if he played in a support igl role with shox, body, kenny & rpk with smithz coach i think that team would be the true superteam.
2017-11-19 20:28
Kio was a problem
2017-11-19 22:07
#202
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Australia Aersia
baiter complaining LUL
2017-11-19 23:11
The dude who baits his teammates says they aren't confident yeah hmm wonder why lmao
2017-11-20 04:04
Happy Awp = Sixer Awp Happy Rifle < Kio Sixer Rifle < Kio so now you know which player they should have
2017-11-20 07:12
#216
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Finland Jardeet
G2 -kennyS +sixer
2017-11-20 13:52
Kick sixer ffs. Worst professional awp
2017-11-20 16:33
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