Official: Vitality unveil team

Vitality have formally announced their expansion into CS:GO with the signing of a French roster headlined by three former Major champions.

The team feature the core of the Envy roster that won DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015, with Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt signing from G2, while Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer has been brought in on a free transfer.

Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, who was also a free agent, and ex-aAa prodigy Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut round out the roster, which has been competing online under the name Waterboys.

Happy and RpK reunite in Vitality

The French team have already secured a spot in the knockout stages of the GG.BET Shuffle IEM Chicago Qualifier after beating 3DMAX and Spirit (twice) in the group stage of the tournament.

The announcement represents Vitality's first foray into Counter-Strike. Founded in August 2013, the French organisation boasts teams competing in multiple games, though they are mostly known for their League of Legends squad, who are attending the 2018 World Championship, in South Korea.

According to a recent report from ESPN, Vitality have been accepted as a franchise partner for the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) - a move that will cost the organisation a fee in the region of $9 million.

Vitality's roster looks as follows:

France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy
France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut

France Philippe "faculty" Rodier (coach)

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1635
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Philippe 'faculty' Rodier
Philippe 'faculty' Rodier
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#2
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United States gube 
Unexpected
2018-10-08 18:33
#87
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Few hours ago:NBK & ApeX leaves G2 Now: Team Vitality unveils new team
2018-10-08 18:39
#363
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France EwiZz_ 
are u retards ? of course apex and nbk were still in contract with g2 so they couldn't sign for another org u Don't even need 10 iq it"s logic
2018-10-09 00:23
#369
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
I don't think you understood my point What I was saying is that *IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT NBK AND APEX WOULD LEAVE G2 TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH VITALITY* Thank you
2018-10-09 00:37
#382
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
i dont u understood #1s point (jk u didnt jebait me newfag)
2018-10-09 07:11
#3
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
Nice
2018-10-08 18:33
#301
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Emotional video
2018-10-08 21:00
#4
Xyp9x | 
Israel Mayr0N 
Ez
2018-10-08 18:33
unexpected
2018-10-08 18:33
IT S HAPPENING
2018-10-08 18:33
#9
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Portugal Cavalex 
Expected
2018-10-08 18:34
nice
2018-10-08 18:34
#12
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Russia zovk 
Ez happy 3 majors inc
2018-10-08 18:34
+1
2018-10-08 18:56
#298
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Russia Sur10n 
Nah happy is about to win 3 majors in a row and beat SK record.
2018-10-08 20:56
The only guy with the record is pronax
2018-10-08 21:04
#307
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Russia zovk 
flusha n jw
2018-10-08 21:13
#13
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Canada |Frog 
Everybody stay calm!
2018-10-08 18:34
#14
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Brazil xMoita 
unexpected lol
2018-10-08 18:34
Wow I did not expect this at all
2018-10-08 18:34
#16
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Poland misterr_ 
WHAAT???? HOW
2018-10-08 18:34
finally !
2018-10-08 18:34
hell yeah
2018-10-08 18:34
Expected
2018-10-08 18:34
#22
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Brazil MarieLaMary 
L E T S G O B O I S S S S
2018-10-08 18:34
expected
2018-10-08 18:34
#24
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United States kaninCS 
G2 dead now lul
2018-10-08 18:34
#25
Macau urd 
ez g2
2018-10-08 18:34
LOL ez tier 1 team
2018-10-08 18:34
#27
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Portugal Joefilas 
Je suis muy bueno. Muito fixe
2018-10-08 18:35
Si si si obrigado Ronaldo muito bueno
2018-10-08 18:43
Ronaldo the rapist ?
2018-10-08 18:47
Lmao don’t follow football scene what happened? XD
2018-10-08 19:07
Just an other woman waking up, seems like Ronaldo fucked her violently 9 years ago
2018-10-08 19:15
Then why not telling to police at that time? Man these people are a mess :/
2018-10-09 08:17
who would've thought
2018-10-08 18:34
#266
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United States crulix 
Haven't read article yet. Let me guess roster: Apex Zywoo Nbk Rpk KennyS Envy Coach
2018-10-08 20:14
#268
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United States crulix 
Happy instead of kenny. Close guess.
2018-10-08 20:15
xD
2018-10-08 21:09
And they were only released like an hour ago
2018-10-08 18:34
signed contracts at the weekend, g2 been in negotiations for a week or two now
2018-10-08 18:44
Fair enough
2018-10-08 18:46
#225
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France cedd 
lol there were 2 articles about how they were gonna sign to vitality 2 weeks ago and a month ago
2018-10-08 19:33
Yeah I knew it was going to happen but I didn't think that quickly
2018-10-08 19:34
Hope for France :D
2018-10-08 18:35
#33
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic @Puget 
who
2018-10-08 18:35
#34
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Poland rzabaldz 
POG!!
2018-10-08 18:35
#35
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Other Phinks 
35th
2018-10-08 18:35
#36
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2018-10-08 18:35
#37
TENZKI | 
North America wintur 
Pog
2018-10-08 18:35
EZ
2018-10-08 18:35
Noice
2018-10-08 18:35
#41
ropz | 
Lithuania exotica 
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-10-08 18:35
V I T A L I T Y < 3
2018-10-08 18:35
#43
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Germany Malodroit$ 
New France Top1 Team , go home Kenny
2018-10-08 18:35
top1 france.
2018-10-08 18:35
Mathieu Poggers
2018-10-08 18:35
NO WAY
2018-10-08 18:35
#46
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France StickyRice 
Expected
2018-10-08 18:35
E X P E C T E D
2018-10-08 18:35
#49
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France cedd 
HELL YEA BRUDER WOOOOOOOOO
2018-10-08 18:35
expected
2018-10-08 18:35
#51
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Good thing NooBK found some hard carry for his lazy ass.
2018-10-08 18:35
unexpected
2018-10-08 18:35
#53
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Finland aqua_rius 
STAY CALM
2018-10-08 18:35
BOT Vitality
2018-10-08 18:35
Looking forward to see if zywoo is actually good or just another overhyped french player. Another T3 team is good for the scene I think.
2018-10-08 18:35
#90
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France Waiit 
I think you didn't write 1 correctly after the T :)
2018-10-08 18:39
#123
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I think you are is biased :-)
2018-10-08 18:49
#130
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France Waiit 
Noooooooooooooo xD
2018-10-08 18:51
#134
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Noo? I arent thinkz that
2018-10-08 18:51
#148
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France Waiit 
Of course I'm biased lmao
2018-10-08 18:54
#182
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
8/8
2018-10-08 19:05
Nice ref my friend, he obviously didn't watch the major
2018-10-09 16:21
Get ready to be disappointed if you think this team will be T1.
2018-10-08 19:44
Get ready to be surprised if you think this team will be T3
2018-10-08 20:32
I know for sure they will never surpass that level.
2018-10-08 20:47
#320
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Considering they're already beating t3 teams pretty handily and have been rumored to be very good in scrims I dont think you know very much about their level
2018-10-08 22:03
I've watched this lineup bar zywoo since 2014(2016 rpk?) They aren't equipped for T1. They are T2 on a good day. Believe whatever you want. *These players, instead of this lineup.
2018-10-08 22:08
#331
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
They're tier 2 all day long, like you said "bar zywoo" who so far is their best player and at the same time has the highest potential to improve. Most t1 teams arent even special compared to astralis right now they could definitely take out some "elite teams" faze navi mouz all pretty random right now. North adapting, mibr improving but not that scary yet.
2018-10-08 22:19
Sure I agree with all of that. T3 might have been too rough but T2 is too kind. No chance in hell they will compete with teams like Liquid, FaZe, Mouse, etc, other actual T2 teams. This team will be T3, T2 at the very best. Steady T3 team. BTW you need to base your opinion of the players not the orgs..
2018-10-08 22:29
So you put Liquid, FaZe and Mouse as T2 ? Opinions here are clearly based on players and about the dynamic of those players. If you knew what is behind the scene you would know. Funny how in a couple of replies this T3 team is already a T2 :>
2018-10-09 19:52
#415
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
So the teams they cant compete with are all tier 1 yet somehow they wont even be tier 2? That makes 0 sense. Also please explain how I'm basing my opinion off the orgs. I've done no such thing
2018-10-10 04:58
#293
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
T13?
2018-10-08 20:47
#317
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France Waiit 
Nice one x)
2018-10-08 21:56
"Overhyped" french player ? Who are the others supposed to be ?? shox and kenny ?? Two of the top 10 ever CSGO players ??? Are you crazy or something he topped 4 FPLs and topfragged every LAN he took part of in France. He is better than ropz, ISSAA or woxic and will be top 10 in 2019 for sure.. You should be concerned about you own scene, which is indeed not even T3. rain will soon be able to come back home by the way if he continues to play like he has been in 2018
2018-10-08 18:48
Mad lol
2018-10-08 18:51
OK relax friend. French were relevant in 2015-16 but they aren't anymore, don't be so mad about it..
2018-10-08 19:43
Don't worry they'll be relevant very soon with this LU and back to the top 10.. Meanwhile norge CS will still be in limbo..
2018-10-09 13:20
#299
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Mad and can't read to the end of the sentence
2018-10-08 20:56
#219
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India MihirX27 
Nah, He'll do good. Give him some more pro matches, don't be judgemental so early.
2018-10-08 19:27
I'm not judging zywoo at all yet, like I said I'm looking forward to watching him play. He could be the guy to save the French scene, who knows, they sure do need it!
2018-10-08 19:44
#391
Pogba | 
France uria64 
+1
2018-10-09 11:12
#57
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Turkey W10 
#VforVictory
2018-10-08 18:35
*reacts confused and surprised*
2018-10-08 18:35
#60
Sweden hoey 
woah shocking news
2018-10-08 18:35
VITALITY TOP 1 MIBR TOP 100 in tier 6
2018-10-08 18:35
Swedish CS in 2k18 LULULULUULULULULUL
2018-10-08 18:39
#339
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Na 1 major pronax 3 major Pronax>>>>>>>>>NA(cl)
2018-10-08 22:31
250k majors LULULULULUL
2018-10-08 22:41
#431
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Cs developed kid
2018-10-10 13:44
+1 haha
2018-10-08 18:56
Expected but pretty cool move.
2018-10-08 18:35
#66
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Brazil bernog 
POGCHAMP
2018-10-08 18:36
#67
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
lulz
2018-10-08 18:36
Zywoo under Happy. Only one way this goes.
2018-10-08 18:36
#91
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France Waiit 
NBK was talking for the announcement, I think he will lead and not Happy
2018-10-08 18:40
#145
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France LanaRhoades 
Look at his stats he is clearly leading
2018-10-08 18:53
#213
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yep NBK is IGL
2018-10-08 19:24
Wow wtf
2018-10-08 18:36
#71
Edward | 
Russia Extr0m 
VACwoO ez
2018-10-08 18:36
#72
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Sweden plikz 
nice!
2018-10-08 18:36
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE
2018-10-08 18:37
#75
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Europe artilele 
TOP 1 HLTV CONFIRMED
2018-10-08 18:37
YUEAH
2018-10-08 18:37
sick video holy shit
2018-10-08 18:37
+1. So emotional video for me
2018-10-08 18:37
#354
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Italy NathaNN 
+1
2018-10-08 23:19
OMG. THIS TEAM IS GREAT!
2018-10-08 18:37
ez 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀
2018-10-08 18:38
>>>>>>>>>>g2
2018-10-08 18:38
#83
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Australia Australis 
ResidentSleeper
2018-10-08 18:38
#84
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Singapore Vodka_T1 
So ez exp3ct3r1n0
2018-10-08 18:38
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! #EZ4V
2018-10-08 18:38
5 months tops
2018-10-08 18:38
optimistic,3 max
2018-10-09 11:51
#88
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
TFW Vitality look better on paper than G2
2018-10-08 18:39
#156
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India bozzmob 
Ya. Agree on that. Let's see how they perform as a team.
2018-10-08 18:55
#358
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Yeah. I think there is a better team to be made by mixing the two teams but we all know that'll never happen. Shox, Kenny, Apex / Kio, Zywoo and Ex6 is my dream lineup.
2018-10-08 23:39
HONEYDETECTED
2018-10-08 18:41
What a suprise.
2018-10-08 18:41
Yes finally .
2018-10-08 18:42
#95
Brollan | 
Turkey Frostx 
Nice
2018-10-08 18:42
I hope they will be the next real French top team
2018-10-08 18:42
Expected
2018-10-08 18:43
Omg I'm so surprised
2018-10-08 18:44
sick video, Vitality <3
2018-10-08 18:44
LETS GOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-10-08 18:44
I hate apex so much.But team is vuri nuic
2018-10-08 18:44
yay.... hype... top10 at best...
2018-10-08 18:44
happy looks fat lmao
2018-10-08 18:45
#106
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France Aspillow 
LET'S FUCKING GOOOO BOYSSS
2018-10-08 18:45
the video makes me cry :(
2018-10-08 18:45
#108
f0rest | 
Russia MH- 
rly shit name
2018-10-08 18:45
ZywOo number one !
2018-10-08 18:45
#112
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Netherlands @Deji 
ez
2018-10-08 18:47
Expected
2018-10-08 18:48
fuckin finally
2018-10-08 18:48
#116
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Spain JasonRacism 
As soon as G2 replace Bodyy with ScreaM i bet Bodyy will replace Happy, He isn't needed when NBK is IGL and ZywOo is AWPing
2018-10-08 18:48
#217
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Bodyy brings very little to the team, what's the point? Even if happy isnt leading he can still give ideas and read teams and is still a decent rifler at the very least hes still the same caliber of rifler that bodyy is and seems to have a higher peak.
2018-10-08 19:26
#218
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Spain JasonRacism 
Bodyy better rifler and less stubborn
2018-10-08 19:26
#221
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Hes not a better rifler by any metric, where are you getting that from? And it seems like this is exactly how they wanted the team to be seeing as how this was the initial rumored roster from the start so I doubt happy would have any reason to be stubborn, if he is it will be noticed and he will potentially be kicked but you're purely speculating that he will be toxic on this lineup. Also keep in mind zywoo isnt a pure AWPer he likes to rifle A LOT which could leave room for happy to AWP
2018-10-08 19:29
#226
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Spain JasonRacism 
Watch him on the old old g2 lineup (with ScreaM,RpK ect) He was a lot better then than now
2018-10-08 19:34
#235
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
He wasnt "a lot" better he was slightly better because less was required of him because scream and shox were playing like top 10 players in the world. By that logic I could go say "go watch happy in 2014-2015" when he was a top 10 player. Happy clearly has a higher peak. Bodyy is a very mediocre player that adds very little to top tier teams besides taking roles that no one else wants and playing them at a lackluster level.
2018-10-08 19:38
#240
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Spain JasonRacism 
Bodyy is very good at filling in gaps like you said and can still continue to perform well, Sorta like NBK and Kio i suppose, But with NBK calling and Happy being too stubborn to fill he will take spots away from the ''stars'' of this lineup because of his ego, Happy has never been a leader to get the best out of his players and he certainly wouldn't be the player to, Happy would just take roles and bait too much and wouldn't benefit the team, Bodyy could out perform Happy by just filling in the gaps and being an unselfish player
2018-10-08 19:42
#248
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
"Continue to perform well" He isn't performing well now, he has similar stats to smitthz and has a much better role. Happy being too stubborn to fill in gaps isnt an issue when you have apex who will ALWAYS entry and is great at it and rpk who can play as a supportive element/2nd entry along with NBK who has always been a support. If anything you would want to replace happy with a strong rifler or hybrid player (which is what he was at his peak) so that zywoo can be a star rifle/mid round player. Not sure what that last sentence means, the entire point is that he isnt calling and therefore isnt expected to get anything out of the other players, that is now NBKs job. Happy's role is to finish out rounds with zywoo.
2018-10-08 19:46
#256
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Spain JasonRacism 
Well Bodyy isn't playing amazing but he doesn't fit at all in g2, NBK hasn't always been support he's literally done almost every role in this entire game lol, ZywOo will main AWP this roster, Don't need another hybrid
2018-10-08 19:59
#260
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
And how does he fit more into Vitality over happy? They already have all the supportive elements in check. If you compare it to G2 its really not that different. Ex6/NBK - supportive passive IGLs Rpk/smitthz - very sacrificial players sometimes 2nd entry Apex/shox - high fragging players Zywoo/Kenny- stars and both pretty aggressive NBK has been a support the majority of his career and at the peaks of his career he was a support. He has lurked and I stated that but besides that he hasnt ever been a main entry or secondary AWPer despite being very good with the scout historically and just recently decided he wanted to IGL. Most IGLs however do normally play a supportive element on their teams though anyway. Either way the point was that he is a very competent support player and therefore happy doesnt need to fill in gaps. Zywoo main AWPing is the exact reason that a hybrid would be good to have alongside him? How is that a hard concept? If zywoo wants to rifle let him rifle and have your hybrid player AWP, happy can AWP if needed, bodyy cant. If he wants to AWP give him the AWP and happy or whoever can rifle. Please tell me how bodyy adds to this team?
2018-10-08 20:08
#269
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Spain JasonRacism 
SmithZz entry? LUL G2 needs an aggressive player, Ideally ScreaM or apEX but ScreaM looks the best option personality wise, Shox is better being more passive, Clutch, Lurking and trading, Don't want him entrying unless it's with ScreaM tbh, Ideally replacing SmithZz for ScreaM would be the go to and Ex6TenZ and Bodyy can just be supportive but of course all this bullshit with SmithZz needing to be there gets in the way and puts Bodyy on the chopping table, NBK was a main AWPer in CSS, You obviously don't know NBK if you don't at least know that much ... So in other words you want a hybrid that is willing to do whatever role (AWP/rifle) on demand depending on ZywOo's mood? That certainly isn't Happy LMFAO, Bodyy is much more of a team player than Happy, Is willing to do dirty work and can still perform to a decent level while doing them, Down the line i already know Happy is going to cause problems and is going to demand more spots and take away from the stars
2018-10-08 20:16
#273
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yes smitthz has been entrying a lot, that's actually how they beat navi at cologne, he had a ton of entries and a good amount of them onto s1mple. Obviously he hasnt done that every game but hes been entrying a decent amount. Yes that's exactly what I want and why not? It's not up to happy if he gets to rifle or AWP and if hes stubborn about it then just kick him and get a talent from 3dmax or amanek/devo. You dont need another team player for this lineup. You need a versatile player that can help close out rounds and potentially 2nd AWP. I laughed at the fact that you brought up CSS as a relevant point about a lineup being created over 5 years into the next edition of the game. When he hasnt been the primary AWPer on a SINGLE lineup during CSGO You saying "I already know" is just being extremely well stubborn and refusing to accept the possibility that happy will play differently now that he isnt calling which could very likely be the case for a multitude of factors most of which I've already listed.
2018-10-08 20:24
#253
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
You saying hes going to bait too much is ignorant. You clearly havent watched any of their games, NBK isnt going to allow him to just sit on the other side of the map and bait, happy knows how to lurk and NBK does too and is going to make sure happy is lurking properly, and so far that has been true in their officials. Theres no gaps for bodyy to fill. They have an entry a 2nd entry/support and a very supportive IGL. Bodyy literally adds nothing to the team besides being a mediocre passive rifler which at this point is not what they need
2018-10-08 19:54
#258
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Spain JasonRacism 
Theres a lot of ''NBK will make him do this or NBK will make him do that'' Have you forgotten NBK isn't an established in game leader with no previous success calling trying to change how Happy plays the game? It isn't going to be that easy, Won't last at all, Would rather apEX and RpK being the entry force with ZywOo just main AWPing, From there NBK and Bodyy can be support / passive players, You can't really be an entry and a support at the same time for RpK's sake
2018-10-08 20:02
#267
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Have you forgotten NBK is also the kingmaker of the French scene and wont hesitate to have that taken from him? If happy doesnt listen and NBK decides to remove him his career is essentially over. If you have bodyy instead in this role than you have 3 pretty weak fraggers on the team since NBK is weakened by calling and rpk is older so you're basically in the same boat as g2 relying on 2 players heavily fragging. At least with happy you have the chance of playmaking, the opportunity to awp/double awp, more experience, and some help with calling if NBK needs it. You do realize there are two sides of the map right? He can 2nd entry on T side and take lesser spots on CT. Also not every round always goes according to plan RPK has always been a sacrificial player especially in mid round situations and will help his stars excel.
2018-10-08 20:13
#271
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Spain JasonRacism 
Don't ever try to say Happy is a strong fragger, He was calling with any role he wanted and was still lackluster, That's long gone and never was really a consistent thing, At least Bodyy is young and can develop, T is more of an issue with this lineup, Most maps / teams CT is doable no matter what lineup of aggressive / passive players you have, Under normal circumstances of course
2018-10-08 20:19
#280
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Uhh... but hes shown to be a strong fragger at multiple points in his career and the level he "fell" to is the highest level bodyy has ever been at. Happy has a much higher peak than bodyy it's not even debatable Bodyy has had almost 3 years now to "develop" hes an uninspiring, boring, very medicore player that adds very little to a tier 1 team. Their t side roles are fine as I've stated before. You have an entry, 2nd entry/support, support, AWP and lurker. They have a great mix of roles atm. All bodyy does is make it less likely that they win clutch situations and weaken their double awp possibilities
2018-10-08 20:29
#222
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World bigb1rd 
Happy is capable of being a fucking beastly player of he doesn't have to worry about leading.
2018-10-08 19:29
#223
 | 
Spain JasonRacism 
Baiting doesn't count
2018-10-08 19:31
#224
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
It actually does tho? If you bait properly and effectively it can catch teams off guard and win rounds. Especially if you have strong entry players.
2018-10-08 19:33
#231
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Spain JasonRacism 
We all know Happy's baiting is over the top and unnecessary half of the time, Lurking can be game changing but Happy is so predictable when lurking it has become an actual joke
2018-10-08 19:35
#241
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
He was predictable while calling and lurking on nV because it was clear he was trying to call around himself due to a mix of things such as a weaker AWPer and entry players. While not leading he can definitely be an effective piece if set up properly where as bodyy is a player that is known for literally nothing. Hes not that supportive nades wise, cant entry, cant 2nd awp, doesnt really clutch. If happy's lurking is still just as excessive and poorly executed as it was when they were on nV then it's clear that he has no motivation to improve on it but from the matches theyve played so far that doesnt seem to be the case
2018-10-08 19:41
#244
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Spain JasonRacism 
#240
2018-10-08 19:43
#262
 | 
World bigb1rd 
Hello and welcome to the CSGO scene. It's always nice to meet new members. Enjoy the games and you'll learn about the players and how it all works eventually
2018-10-08 20:11
#272
 | 
Spain JasonRacism 
You're delusional to think Happy wasn't an over the top baiter at the end of the day
2018-10-08 20:20
#287
 | 
World bigb1rd 
I've watched him playing for 10 years, I know exactly what he's capable of.
2018-10-08 20:38
#309
 | 
Spain JasonRacism 
That's insanely sad LOL
2018-10-08 21:29
How? He actually knows what he's talking about. And you're less informed than he is and acting like you know better. That's insanely sad in my opinion.
2018-10-08 22:12
#326
 | 
Spain JasonRacism 
It's delusional to think he isn't a baiter
2018-10-08 22:13
Seangares and multiple other pros have thoroughly explained why what Happy does isn't actually baiting. Happy usually has the most deaths on his team because of his playstyle. Why do you think you know better than Seangares and someone who's been watching Happy for 10 years (basically his entire pro career)?
2018-10-08 22:15
#332
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Spain JasonRacism 
There is no way around it, It's baiting, How stfu Happy fan gay youtube.com/watch?v=QAMszW-bauA Cry is free, Now stop, I need to sleep, Work tomorrow morning
2018-10-08 22:19
He doesn't even mention Happy by name. But, I'll take your word for it. I'd still trust Sean's in depth analysis over some short on stream rant from 2016.
2018-10-08 22:23
#335
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World bigb1rd 
I've now realised that you're one of those morons that it is completely pointless trying to discuss anything with. I will leave you to it and I'm confident Happy will prove you wrong. The team could fail for all sorts of reasons but each of those 5 is capable of being an absolute top level player so hopefully they can make it work.
2018-10-08 22:23
#336
 | 
Spain JasonRacism 
I can predict the future, Happy sits in palace, Makes his team execute B, He get's a cheeky kill while the A player is rotating to B, He is last alive vs 4 and team disbands :D
2018-10-08 22:24
I don't know if you've even been watching g2 for the past year but bodyy is worse than everyone on the vitality roster. He definitely isn't better than happy, let alone any of their other players.
2018-10-08 21:32
zywoo new s1mple
2018-10-08 18:49
ZyWoo only ZyWoo and s1mple only s1mple
2018-10-10 06:43
lol French scene been dead for 3 years now
2018-10-08 18:48
Happy = The FR scene. Shox's meme team won't go anywhere, I always knew they wouldn't achieve anything. If Happy comes back to his old form the French scene will come back., that's really how it is.
2018-10-08 22:13
#120
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France Fran6k1D 
YeeeeAAAAAaaaaaaa Finally top french org
2018-10-08 18:49
#121
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
Better than G2
2018-10-08 18:49
#122
 | 
Ukraine treeex 
happy in team = no chance to win smth
2018-10-08 18:49
Happy is the French Scene. He hasn't been on form for 3 years, the French scene has been shit for 3 years. A team with him on it is the only one that can win majors.
2018-10-08 22:16
#124
Keoz | 
France Guiliann 
We dem boy'z let's go win boy's
2018-10-08 18:50
nice, finally. when the time of big baguette derby comes i hope u crush into dust that puzzies from g2!
2018-10-08 18:50
#131
 | 
Brazil Smartzilian 
Better than G2 4sure I like Nbk and Apex
2018-10-08 18:51
#135
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Poland @Fridzu 
Nice
2018-10-08 18:51
hypaaaaaaaa
2018-10-08 18:51
HLTV in two months Vitaly parts ways with team
2018-10-08 18:51
xd
2018-10-08 18:52
#150
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India bozzmob 
Ha ha :D expected.
2018-10-08 18:54
XD
2018-10-08 18:59
#138
 | 
France EyalSword 
HYPE :DDD
2018-10-08 18:52
#139
 | 
India pmoney911 
Bot Vitality
2018-10-08 18:52
v for victory #runvitality
2018-10-08 18:52
#155
 | 
United States @phenomen 
v for vagene
2018-10-08 18:54
EnVy 2.0
2018-10-08 18:52
gl beast ZywOo
2018-10-08 18:53
#146
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Romania Cuntstantin 
good luck! Gwho????
2018-10-08 18:53
Gl putains
2018-10-08 18:54
Nice, best french roster
2018-10-08 18:54
#151
 | 
United States @phenomen 
tier 2 along with ldlc
2018-10-08 18:54
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-10-08 18:54
#154
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Turkey Thunderball 
even if some players are washed up a bit POGGERS anyways
2018-10-08 18:55
#157
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
poor zywoo only relevant player is apex, nbk happy rpk just retire bots
2018-10-08 18:56
#158
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Palestine zwe 
NBKING 💪💪💪
2018-10-08 18:56
tier 3 LUL
2018-10-08 18:56
#162
 | 
Norway PeteZz 
Interesting. Happy should have stepped down from IGL role two years ago, however he is a skilled rifler, and will be cool to see what he can do now that he is free. Apex and Zywoo are beasts. So this could work. Still unsure about NBK as IGL, but time will tell..
2018-10-08 18:56
im excited to watch NBK and Happy play League of Legends
2018-10-08 18:57
#164
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CIS zzero 
call kennyS hes crying
2018-10-08 18:57
Whos awper
2018-10-08 18:58
I would guess ZywOo?
2018-10-08 19:13
set up a team at csgo in 2k18 omegalul :v
2018-10-08 18:58
#167
 | 
Romania Cuntstantin 
#VforVictory! #CforCringe
2018-10-08 18:59
#168
 | 
India PussyHound 
Waste
2018-10-08 18:59
Like Optic India?
2018-10-10 06:42
#170
 | 
Sweden Div-\ 
Yes yes yessss finally
2018-10-08 18:59
So excited about this team!
2018-10-08 19:00
The video could look a bit cringy to many eyes but it's actually very well done. Wish all the best to vitality squad
2018-10-08 19:00
#173
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India letgoboi 
lets goo boiiis <3
2018-10-08 19:01
meh 2 months
2018-10-08 19:02
#177
 | 
Poland Kobel_ 
Almost 2k15 nV FeelsGoodMan
2018-10-08 19:04
#178
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Finland Emvi 
top 30 at best gg
2018-10-08 19:05
#179
 | 
France iNolake 
V for Victory yay
2018-10-08 19:05
#181
 | 
Israel xpicyyy 
nice ;)
2018-10-08 19:05
thats a shitload of insane sponsors tho.
2018-10-08 19:06
#185
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
-RPK +Kioshima Please just do it already
2018-10-08 19:06
6 months until the next french shuffle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-10-08 19:06
what about scream, the wun tep machinery =(
2018-10-08 19:08
g2
2018-10-09 11:53
#191
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
ZYw0o first pro team
2018-10-08 19:08
#192
 | 
France FanchD 
Ez for GOD ZYWOO
2018-10-08 19:08
Strange logo
2018-10-08 19:09
IE EXPLORER LUL
2018-10-08 19:09
#195
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
can't have a major winning team without happy... ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ!!!
2018-10-08 19:09
Already better than present g2
2018-10-08 19:10
#198
 | 
Argentina roulettesoad 
looks very good
2018-10-08 19:11
#200
 | 
United States b7a 
Can't wait to see what this team will accomplish at its peak. <3
2018-10-08 19:14
Saviors of french scene maybe?
2018-10-08 19:14
Said the same as the G2 "Superteam"
2018-10-10 06:41
:D idk I think this team is better on paper like G2 rn so we will see how they will play together
2018-10-10 11:29
Not really, 3 legendary players, kennyS best awper, shox well rounded player and legendary IGL Ex6TenZ, all proven great players of their own against unproven on higher tier scene ZyWoo, subpart entry player from RpK, man-child apEX and NBK good player, I'll say that and Happy, whom had better days of LDLC and early EnVyUs; Same time I will say, I hope that Vitality will do well.
2018-10-10 11:52
But KennyS Shox and Ex6 and not even close to their performances from the past they are incosistent af. On the other hand there is team with experienced players with rising star. So I think maybe not now but after some time Vitality will be better team.
2018-10-10 11:57
I hope so, cuz then G2 as well get some fire under their asses and start working harder (not that they aren't work hard enough) and improve upon themselves, cuz I want to see a damn good match/tournament that isn't same pace as FaceIt Major
2018-10-10 14:11
I dont rly like french teams and players but actually Im fan of Vitality :D
2018-10-10 14:23
Who would have thought of that :thonk:
2018-10-08 19:14
yaaay
2018-10-08 19:16
#205
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
PogChamp!
2018-10-08 19:17
#206
 | 
United Kingdom Argyl 
Happy as IGL gg
2018-10-08 19:17
#214
 | 
France theJpay 
It's NBK actually
2018-10-08 19:24
#215
 | 
United Kingdom Argyl 
Thank god
2018-10-08 19:25
#208
 | 
Sweden MandaleMecha 
french cs in 2017-2018 lul
2018-10-08 19:20
#209
ZywOo | 
Colombia 7RU7H 
Nice team !! Go Vitality
2018-10-08 19:20
its Vitality or waterboys wtf?
2018-10-08 19:20
Team Vitality signed Waterboys, the name was just a placeholder until the announcement and confirmation of signing of NBK and apEX
2018-10-10 06:40
#211
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World breezy0 
gl guys
2018-10-08 19:21
cant even get the fucking quotes to match rofl
2018-10-08 19:26
So much hype for nothing , if you stay and think : Nbk , Apex - decent players , they were never star players Happy - decent igl , as an aimer he is nothing special RpK- he was good 2 years ago , probably washed up now Zywoo - new shroud , god in pugs , will prob be shit in real games bcz he is a kid who only know to play for frags and himself
2018-10-08 19:28
#232
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France cedd 
look at IEM chicago qualifier stats, zywoo number 1
2018-10-08 19:35
lol
2018-10-09 08:23
STAY FKING CALM!
2018-10-08 19:34
V for sejr!
2018-10-08 19:34
#230
 | 
France cedd 
test
2018-10-08 19:35
#233
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I am REALLY looking forward to this roster. :D Cannot wait to see them in action. Best of luck, Vitality!!
2018-10-08 19:35
maximum emo french squad should be fun on lan
2018-10-08 19:38
#249
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Lol that’s one way to see it, switch RpK for shox then you have a team with 5 emo boys
2018-10-08 19:46
#237
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United States jay_320 
This team is going to be really good. I think you have a Liquid/Mouz level roster here. Only thing that makes me hesitate is Happy as IGL. Love NBK, Apex and Zywoo teaming up though.
2018-10-08 19:40
#348
heikkoL | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
Hahahah u rly wanna compare twistzz, elige and naf to those clowns? Dont be silly...
2018-10-08 22:53
#239
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
ZYWOO POGCHAMP
2018-10-08 19:40
vitality brings really good teaser/announcement videos lol ... :D
2018-10-08 19:41
#247
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Make French CS Great Again
2018-10-08 19:45
#250
 | 
Poland big_boy_69 
When HLTV uploading the logo?
2018-10-08 19:47
#251
shox | 
India iejesus 
unexpected
2018-10-08 19:51
Not gonna work as long as Happy keeps playing his outdated retarded lurk style.
2018-10-08 19:51
Another full french roster Well....
2018-10-08 19:57
#255
 | 
Portugal Xa0c200 
Happy is so fat, what happened to him?
2018-10-08 19:58
I asked myself the same.
2018-10-08 20:34
2018-10-08 20:38
#398
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
xms mode
2018-10-09 12:35
Retire?
2018-10-10 06:38
#424
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
"fat &nerd "
2018-10-10 07:25
Close enough
2018-10-10 07:49
expected
2018-10-08 20:02
nice video!
2018-10-08 20:05
#264
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Lithuania OGRaZ 
- Kick NBK - Kick Happy + K1o + Anyone
2018-10-08 20:12
wow
2018-10-08 20:12
FFS
2018-10-08 20:19
#274
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Latvia Tibro 
2 ez for vitality
2018-10-08 20:24
This is actually pretty ok French lineup but we will find out if they gonna be throwing bastards or if they will take over French scene :)
2018-10-08 20:24
#276
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Poland Punkstyler 
Happy is worst IGL in cs history...
2018-10-08 20:25
#290
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
NBK is IGL in this roster
2018-10-08 20:44
Signed up 2018-02-27 ok i cant expect much from you,newfagg. happy its top 5 igl in csgo history u dumb fuck
2018-10-08 22:47
#360
 | 
Poland Punkstyler 
Playing from 1.3...
2018-10-08 23:57
So how u can say Happy its worst igl in csgo history ? He was top 10 players and in 2015 and 2014 . not only as IGL but individually as a player aswell . and he have 2 major wins + 1 MVP
2018-10-09 00:29
Happy OMEGALUL I give this line up 4 month
2018-10-08 20:25
better than g2 haHAA -who +superKIO
2018-10-08 20:29
#281
Pogba | 
France uria64 
eZywoo
2018-10-08 20:32
#284
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
glgl
2018-10-08 20:37
#285
 | 
Hungary subzera 
2018-10-08 20:38
#291
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
LUL
2018-10-08 20:45
He looks autistic xd
2018-10-08 20:48
#297
 | 
Hungary subzera 
very
2018-10-08 20:56
Looks like chubby version of Tobey Maguire LUL
2018-10-09 10:54
#288
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Wtf unexpected
2018-10-08 20:42
OMG TIER 1 TEAM HAPPY NBK APEX OMG
2018-10-08 20:43
LEEEEEETS GO
2018-10-08 21:00
Vitality or G2 -_- ... 3DMAX lul
2018-10-08 21:04
Kio should replace happy asap
2018-10-08 21:06
Nah Kio should replace Rpk. This team needs more decent awpers anyway. Just Zywoo isn't gonna cut it against S1mple and Device.
2018-10-08 22:19
nt but rpk > kio
2018-10-08 22:50
Maybe during the Summer of 2017, now? Absolutely not.
2018-10-09 19:03
happy can awp
2018-10-09 11:55
Yeah that's my point
2018-10-09 19:03
Not like ZyWoo is an awper or anything
2018-10-10 06:37
Yeah because having teammates who are decent awpers couldn't hurt. After Zywoo and kennyS, Happy is probably the best awper in the French scene right now.
2018-10-10 23:26
#305
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Spain G3CK0 
Sign Kio pls
2018-10-08 21:09
#308
autist | 
Germany rayN^ 
Zywoo and apex + 3 Tier 5 players
2018-10-08 21:17
Nice vid
2018-10-08 21:30
#311
k0nfig | 
Sweden aztecs 
sick vid
2018-10-08 21:32
#314
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
happy awp igl?
2018-10-08 21:37
nbk igl
2018-10-08 22:00
#330
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United States FlagMaster 
Zywoo AWP
2018-10-08 22:18
#315
 | 
Sweden xodec 
Expected
2018-10-08 21:48
#316
 | 
Sweden godname 
NICE
2018-10-08 21:51
#318
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Belgium SirDanis 
Let's go
2018-10-08 21:58
tarik to g2, u read it here first
2018-10-08 22:07
#343
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Europe martos99 
#VForVictory
2018-10-08 22:41
happy without mustache. ungodly sight.
2018-10-08 22:42
Happy? You should see Edward without his beard, now THAT is ungodly sight
2018-10-10 06:36
yeah both look like a large piece of dough
2018-10-10 14:28
Found this awesome pic i.imgur.com/7V20ByZ.jpg in order from left: starix/ceh9/Zeus/Edward/Markeloff
2018-10-10 15:13
edward looks like a filipino rnb singer.
2018-10-10 15:47
zywoo apex and rpk, with 2 team ruiners
2018-10-08 22:54
#350
cAmyy | 
Other ToRu 
GL
2018-10-08 22:59
Nice
2018-10-08 23:00
Can't wait to see Zywoo on lan
2018-10-08 23:05
Expectedererestedered!
2018-10-08 23:24
I DONT KNOW
2018-10-08 23:24
#359
Nifty | 
Turkey G4Z01 
Ofc no scream look at this lòok at this .there is absoultly no way that is roster work im telling yall
2018-10-08 23:42
c00|_
2018-10-09 00:15
The article talked more about League of Legends instead of cs. Dead game OMEGALUL
2018-10-09 00:20
Lowkey wanting this team to make strides
2018-10-09 00:30
Good luck. I really like new team.
2018-10-09 01:03
NBK time to get your 2015 form back lets go
2018-10-09 01:30
#389
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North America AlanSmith 
2010
2018-10-09 10:42
I didn't follow soucre scene, so I cant tell really. But NBK's consitency in 2015 was the reason for nV's success.
2018-10-09 15:47
#406
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North America AlanSmith 
he was voted the best player in the world in 2010
2018-10-09 18:30
-NBK +Shox
2018-10-09 01:44
Cant wait to see a match between Vitality and G2
2018-10-09 02:47
<3 YESSSSSSSSS
2018-10-09 04:09
Tears pouring down, nice video and a touching music. Hope it works
2018-10-09 04:16
#376
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
u from japan ?
2018-10-09 04:44
Excited to see this play out. Always good with more teams and money coming into our beautiful game. Good luck vitality
2018-10-09 05:36
#379
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World euqin 
I have to admit, i don't like the French scene, but Zywoo is a fucking monster
2018-10-09 05:45
Really promising. Now, what about ScreaM (as he's also part of the french scene)?
2018-10-09 06:00
g2
2018-10-09 11:56
Let's hope so. Edshot machine and G2 are meant to stay together.
2018-10-10 01:02
#383
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United States br1sK_ 
All these bots saying “unexpected” lmao like u have to be living under a rock to not know that this was gonna happen......
2018-10-09 07:20
#384
JW | 
Indonesia ettuzy 
good luck nbk and apex, tbh this step is important for them.
2018-10-09 08:10
#387
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France Aspillow 
They will destroy everyone
2018-10-09 09:59
#388
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North America AlanSmith 
it will be hard with rpk and happy in the team
2018-10-09 10:42
#396
BDSM | 
Japan hirohito 
i'm going to have a favourite team for the first time in my life
2018-10-09 11:58
#397
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Australia NotSoMLG 
csgo website starts talking bout LoL. XD
2018-10-09 12:20
Finaly!
2018-10-09 13:13
#401
 | 
Russia hellxstar 
ez top 15
2018-10-09 13:57
#402
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Sweden WhiteChapel 
-rpk + scream
2018-10-09 14:40
Not gonna happen, NBK doesn't like the way ScreaM plays, that's one of reasons of why ScreaM wasn't included when the "french superteam" was made.
2018-10-10 06:34
#426
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Sweden WhiteChapel 
-nbk -rpk + scream and add kenny, ez tier1
2018-10-10 10:29
So, Happy being IGL and wasting ZyWoo by downgrading him to secondary awper?
2018-10-10 11:42
#405
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France p2l 
ZywOo top 1 hltv 2019
2018-10-09 16:51
Expected as fuck
2018-10-10 01:30
Happy is back baby
2018-10-10 03:36
#414
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Macedonia ydjoon 
ZYWOO= CHEATER
2018-10-10 03:37
everything with NBK in it will be big fail
2018-10-27 00:08
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