faculty steps down as Vitality coach

Professeur
November 13th, 2018 17:13

Only a month after the squad was unveiled, Vitality lost their coach as Philippe "faculty" Rodier parted ways with the team.

Vitality officially came together at the start of October, and have been battling through online qualifiers since, with varying success. The French side managed to qualify for DreamHack Open Atlanta and LOOT.BET Cup #3 in Malta, but failed to make it to DreamHack Open Winter and are yet to secure a spot in the Closed Qualifier for the Minor.

faculty's time with the team is over (picture courtesy of Vitality)

faculty was a part of the team since its inception, with the former CS 1.6 player, who has written books on esports and coaching since retiring, placed in the coaching position. faculty did not explain the reasons behind him stepping down from the team, only that "the disappointment is great" and that he wishes the best to the team.

As of now, Vitality is down to just the five players:

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

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.34
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.92
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1374
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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 Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1264
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Blaming the coach when happy is on the team lol
2018-11-13 17:14
sad
2018-11-13 17:14
#56
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Germany Sabba1 
"long time project"
2018-11-13 17:31
it's already falling apart :D
2018-11-13 18:06
hell yeah
2018-11-13 18:59
#140
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Sweden Div-\ 
Every time they they sai something like this it lasts 3 months. Maybe 3 months is a lot of time rotfl.
2018-11-13 19:27
#156
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
"long" is relative you know. that's why she left me
2018-11-13 22:42
Lol
2018-11-14 00:18
SmithzZ or x6 incoming?
2018-11-13 17:32
Nt
2018-11-13 17:33
Ex6 or maniac I think unless they pull another 1.6 pro out of the shadows
2018-11-13 17:37
#175
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India Ad1_KaM 
Ex6 vitality coach, smithzz G2 coach.. and G2 add 2 new...:/
2018-11-14 03:39
Malek already in G2 coach position
2018-11-14 11:49
Apex and NBK
2018-11-15 00:00
#7
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
LUL
2018-11-13 17:14
#34
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Poland kvvach 
classic happy
2018-11-13 17:18
#46
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France TheFaren 
Who's blaming anyone?
2018-11-13 17:21
happd nummereins
2018-11-13 17:22
#48
shox | 
India iejesus 
lmfao
2018-11-13 17:22
LMAO fact, happy always sounded like a problem
2018-11-13 17:38
#100
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Czech Republic m16r_Bra71l 
+1
2018-11-13 18:11
#109
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France uNLmofo 
+1
2018-11-13 18:25
#111
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France France98123 
agreed
2018-11-13 18:28
Lol, xD
2018-11-13 23:44
Happy is the second best player there, I dont blame nobody but you clueless
2018-11-14 01:55
#177
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Brazil SecondKS 
Lul 0/8
2018-11-14 04:43
i dont care about you
2018-11-14 04:44
Lul
2018-11-14 08:32
#2
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United Kingdom kick_shox_ffs 
xD
2018-11-13 17:14
5 more to go
2018-11-13 17:15
-happy +scream
2018-11-13 17:44
+1. They should do that if they want to stand a chance
2018-11-14 07:30
#77
apEX | 
France LaBaNaN 
lmao
2018-11-13 17:45
#4
dash | 
Croatia grandpa123 
K
2018-11-13 17:14
#5
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
They should cut whole team Starting with washed up noob happy
2018-11-13 17:14
Happy is better than the entire Finnish scene of all time Have respect kid
2018-11-14 01:56
#167
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Philippines legbreaker 
Simö Hayhä would rape the fuck out of Happy in a 1v1.
2018-11-14 02:01
Miss Pavlichenko would humilate him with ease and Happy would win 16-0
2018-11-14 02:04
#185
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
miss pavlichenko noob she got nothing against simo
2018-11-14 07:45
you dont even know her she raped all of your so called 'snipers', you were hiding in the snow when she and her comrades were killing nazis know the way
2018-11-14 08:12
#187
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
She didnt even fight on the finnish front, she fought somewhere near Romania or some shit. Get your shit together anschluss boy
2018-11-14 08:13
why would she do that she's considered the most prolific sniper and solider of that war, your little sniper didnt win you any wars nor significant battles, the only boy to brag about
2018-11-14 08:14
#189
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
"she raped all of your so called 'snipers'" "most prolific sniper and solider of that war" Wrong country wrong front Also most profilic sniper is simo häyhä because most confirmed kills Also she didnt win any fights, the army did.
2018-11-14 08:19
she had the most numbers and the most fame therefore, she fought wherever she was sent to and shes not even the most pop soldier in their army, so take it with honor
2018-11-14 08:20
#191
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
She didnt have most numbers and she only fought in crimea. Also simo häyhä killed +500 in 4 months
2018-11-14 08:24
the most numbers for the snipers and she hasnt only fought there, she was in the balkans too and my men feared her its done and over, your sniper would lose to her he's outnumbered and the army would help her bye
2018-11-14 08:24
#193
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
She fought in romania and crimea, getting 300 kills the most for a woman, but only half of Simos kills. simo>some woman noob
2018-11-14 08:27
not really hard killing a bunch of gypsies with a rifle, simo > her
2018-11-14 11:03
she was a woman at war... it beats everything your boy ever achieved and American musicians wrote songs about her totally over and done bye
2018-11-14 14:24
you sound like a feminist, who gives a shit about sex, simo > her, you think musicians didn''t write songs about simo as well?
2018-11-14 15:01
And how did this go from happy 1v1 whole finnish scene? to some history lesson? XD
2018-11-14 08:41
he compared Happy to their only famous sniper in history
2018-11-14 08:53
You forgot god allu
2018-11-14 14:23
he's rather a bot than a god
2018-11-14 14:24
sarcasm? or do I need to say kappa kappa
2018-11-14 14:28
i knew it i didnt want to reply but i did anyway just to leave my name here i dont really care about this discussion anymore miss pavlichenko owned them
2018-11-14 14:29
Idc either lmao, just poking around not being serious. Hltv isn't a place to be serious cos its members are the cancer cells that grows from within. Not saying about you btw
2018-11-14 14:33
i know and i share your approach to this place you seem to be a good guy let me wish you a good day a good day for a good guy i hope you are
2018-11-14 14:34
Have a nice day to you too sir
2018-11-14 14:35
omegalul
2018-11-13 17:14
#8
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United States Chase12803 
Lmao already?
2018-11-13 17:14
I know i thought it would at least be longer than this....
2018-11-13 18:36
Vitality|SmithZz
2018-11-13 17:15
#10
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United States FlagMaster 
EnkayJ will probably coach. Or smithzz lmao
2018-11-13 17:15
#61
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France Waiit 
Zuper french caster for ESL join their Faceit team twitter.com/Plz_Waiit/status/10623826279..
2018-11-13 17:35
I hope this is a joke... If not this is the most udeserved job ever... Zuper is entertaining but barely knows the game. As a manager why not, for other tasks, but a coach ?? Wtf ????
2018-11-13 21:17
#154
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France Waiit 
Idk, we should wait
2018-11-13 21:38
Malek will come back as coach ! smithz will coach for g2 ! Mark my words
2018-11-13 17:15
#42
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Poland kvvach 
happy kicked malek from nv so i doubt they will play together
2018-11-13 17:20
#89
Myanmar xdcc 
Easy fix for that: kick happy. And add an IGL (ex6tenz, davidp) so NBK wouldn't do that anymore.
2018-11-13 17:51
Happy>Ex6tenz lamo
2018-11-13 18:33
LUL
2018-11-13 18:40
SO BAD
2018-11-13 17:15
#13
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Coach Smithzz inc XD
2018-11-13 17:16
#14
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
RIP LULtality... Btw Na'Vi announced a standin like 10 hours ago and HLTV still hasn't posted that? Wtf??
2018-11-13 17:15
nobody cares about tier3 navi
2018-11-13 17:16
#28
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
0/8 you'll get someone next time
2018-11-13 17:16
Lol I see what you did with your name there 9/10, gj
2018-11-13 17:39
+1
2018-11-13 20:25
#40
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Truth hurts
2018-11-13 17:19
Coming from a shox fan, you must know the pain all too well..
2018-11-13 18:41
+1
2018-11-14 07:33
#31
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Poland Astoner55 
Standin for who? And for what? Lol
2018-11-13 17:17
#33
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
Alcoholic coach for electronic
2018-11-13 17:17
#37
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Poland Astoner55 
I don't think they will announce it tbh, because it's just temporary
2018-11-13 17:18
#78
droid | 
United Kingdom dr0iddy 
lmao
2018-11-13 17:45
LUL no one cares about Natus Perdere.
2018-11-13 19:11
#135
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
Name doesn't check out. You have absolutely no talent when it comes to baiting.
2018-11-13 19:15
After half a month?
2018-11-13 17:15
Ex6TenZ will coach them
2018-11-13 17:15
Rip
2018-11-13 17:15
expected
2018-11-13 17:15
omega
2018-11-13 17:15
#21
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Finland EdiEz 
ok
2018-11-13 17:15
#22
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France StickyRice 
LOL expected from our french toxic clowns
2018-11-13 17:15
#23
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Expected
2018-11-13 17:16
#24
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Europe trey_ 
lul
2018-11-13 17:16
Ex6TenZ coming? Or kRL?
2018-11-13 17:16
#121
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
-1 -1
2018-11-13 18:39
#162
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France severino 
KRL lmao nice joke
2018-11-14 00:46
He led VG before Ex6TenZ and they kicked him for non-performance relating issue, so not sure what your problem is.
2018-11-14 07:22
H@H@H@H@H JOKE SCENE XDDD
2018-11-13 17:16
#29
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Europe Freeburger97 
we play like shit? just kick the coach 4Head
2018-11-13 17:17
#30
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Spain KileaN 
Who's the new coach now? Smithzz?
2018-11-13 17:17
Expected
2018-11-13 17:17
kinda smart to leave the sinking ship early
2018-11-13 17:18
#36
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
disband in 3 weeks
2018-11-13 17:18
Finally
2018-11-13 17:18
#39
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Canada thelegend27 
rip n!faculty
2018-11-13 17:18
rly? lul
2018-11-13 17:20
lol
2018-11-13 17:21
LUL
2018-11-13 17:21
noooo:)
2018-11-13 17:21
Save ZyWoo and Apex pls rest can go
2018-11-13 17:22
#50
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
-Happy
2018-11-13 17:23
Expected to surrender
2018-11-13 17:24
#52
Mouse | 
Macau Bent0 
a godlike strat can't help the team win all the time gl to him in the future because it's not his fault
2018-11-13 17:25
#53
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France ZinedineZywoo 
Someone save ZywOo please
2018-11-13 17:28
#122
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
+1 bring him to LDLC the last french hope
2018-11-13 18:40
#54
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France Marvelus 
Fuck this shit
2018-11-13 17:30
#55
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France yo_les_n00bs 
ex6 coach inc
2018-11-13 17:31
Coach was the problem LUL Happy and NBK still in line-up LUL
2018-11-13 17:34
NBK EGO 2 big
2018-11-13 17:34
#62
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Poland EXXILON 
XDDDDDDDD
2018-11-13 17:36
who
2018-11-13 17:37
#65
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France ManuelFerrara 
rofl
2018-11-13 17:37
+ extentacion
2018-11-13 17:38
#69
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Czech Republic Whitezz 
+ smithzz ???
2018-11-13 17:39
#71
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United States evanie 
not even two months lul
2018-11-13 17:42
#72
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France Dov 
+xtqzzz you will see
2018-11-13 17:42
#102
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France Minaax_ 
hahahaha it will be sooooooooooo good to see him back in an esport team after the end of ESL TV France
2018-11-13 18:14
Apex and zywoo to g2 plz
2018-11-13 17:42
French CS is a joke, gotta hope LDLC can bail them out, but still, with the talent in that region, fuck me mate
2018-11-13 17:43
The French seem to have this we are the best and it will work but it never does. I wasn’t there when the French were dominating. But it seems it could of just been a fluke
2018-11-13 17:45
no it's called other new talents arising + always keeping the best players in separate teams
2018-11-13 17:46
But they tried a “super team” already and it failed
2018-11-13 17:47
it wasn't a super team (they had nbk and most importantly bodyy the mega bottomfragger) and it didn't fail, they were consistently top 5
2018-11-13 17:48
Vitality Smithzz confirmed?
2018-11-13 17:45
WHY WHY WHY WHY CHOOSE HAPPY WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY OPTIONS
2018-11-13 17:46
#83
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France ManuelFerrara 
he was kicked
2018-11-13 17:47
dieu est partout
2018-11-14 03:42
#86
apEX | 
France LaBaNaN 
According to his tweet, he seems that he got kicked (i expect)
2018-11-13 17:48
disband already
2018-11-13 17:48
lol happy is the problem
2018-11-13 17:49
who
2018-11-13 17:52
uff
2018-11-13 17:53
Might be q good thing, French teams are not good wi the coaches
2018-11-13 17:55
#93
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North America VassWood 
F
2018-11-13 17:57
#94
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Brazil Cariocazera 
smithzz is back to coach POGGERS
2018-11-13 18:02
vitaity -faculty +malek g2 -malek +smithzz coach ofc
2018-11-13 18:03
#96
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France Fran6k1D 
?????????????????????????????? y
2018-11-13 18:04
#99
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
LMAO.
2018-11-13 18:07
#101
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France Minaax_ 
Unexpected Good luck in future
2018-11-13 18:13
That was fast
2018-11-13 18:16
Vitality seriously sucks ass
2018-11-13 18:16
Says the NA NiP fanboy. OMEGALUL
2018-11-13 19:13
NIP was in a grand final the other day Vitality losing tier 90 qualifiers to teams i’ve literally never heard of Don’t cry at the facts
2018-11-13 19:16
Yep and got rekt by Na'Vi LUL Win something significant first and then try to trashtalk NA cuck. Vitality is a newly formed team and org, Nip's roster has been around for quite some time and they are still trash. #cryisfree
2018-11-13 20:41
#171
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Australia Hythrex 
Laughs at NiP losing to 2nd best team in the world but Vitality literally losing to Valiance, Syman and Sprout rofl
2018-11-14 02:28
#148
2018-11-14 08:43
#200
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Australia Hythrex 
0/8
2018-11-14 11:28
Youve got happy, nbk and apex in the same team, I would be astonished if he didnt quit. Just think about it, they are in the same position as real madrid, they think they cant be taught yet they suck balls
2018-11-13 18:17
#108
kennyS | 
France Thijo 
Vitality Ex6TenZ inc
2018-11-13 18:22
topkek
2018-11-13 18:29
#114
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
What a great time to step down, GL in the future!
2018-11-13 18:32
#115
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France uNLmofo 
le billet d'avion pour Atlanta était trop cher
2018-11-13 18:33
time to feed yourself now bud
2018-11-13 18:36
#120
shox | 
France iKaiZ 
+XTQZZZ
2018-11-13 18:36
#125
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France Maxtrol 
Who'll be the coach so ?
2018-11-13 18:44
"Long term project" LULMAO. Doesn't even look like they'll make two months at this rate. The whole team might as well disband while they're ahead, at least they won't waste any more of ZyWoo's talent and time, because when you have Happy, NBK and Apex in the team you know it's not gonna be good for anyone or anything. These three manage to screw teams up royally.
2018-11-13 18:45
Tbh, I think Happy´s a dead weight.
2018-11-13 19:16
So is everyone there except ZyWoo
2018-11-14 06:26
Come on, Apex´s one of the best entry killers in the World.
2018-11-14 16:30
Toxic bitchy ragers in the world*
2018-11-14 16:31
haha i said since 2 weeks ago faculty is cancer and will leave vitality , i played with him on 1.6 he s so weak
2018-11-13 19:26
+1 He was an absolute ass back then and a known cheat too, in the French scene...
2018-11-13 21:13
yes get rekt on uyR see ya
2018-11-14 03:25
NBK the backstabber one more time Caster will be new coach what a joke (but nbk's friend )
2018-11-13 19:51
#143
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Portugal Dimigue 
Smithzz to coach ?
2018-11-13 20:06
Oooooh I fall apart
2018-11-13 20:19
#146
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Hungary raffai 
French scene :(((
2018-11-13 20:29
+1 :/
2018-11-13 20:33
long term team LUL what the fuck are they doing? are they serious? omg
2018-11-13 20:43
just disband pls
2018-11-13 20:47
test
2018-11-13 22:09
Ex6 welcome LUL
2018-11-13 22:48
More French drama Fuckin baguettes
2018-11-13 23:52
#161
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Germany PeKay 
Omegalul disband already
2018-11-14 00:46
#163
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Other mikecool 
Expected
2018-11-14 00:47
#164
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Bolivia PanDaaaaaa 
Nice glad job
2018-11-14 01:47
They expect top1 after month? Pathetic
2018-11-14 02:04
omega
2018-11-14 02:05
La déception est grande, mais mon aventure avec Vitality se termine aujourd'hui. J'espère -sincèrement- que l'équipe parviendra à atteindre ses objectifs malgré tout.
2018-11-14 02:35
Wtf
2018-11-14 03:22
NBK shouldn't be IGL Happy should be IGL
2018-11-14 05:14
Well that escalated quickly
2018-11-14 05:17
#197
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Belgium subfal 
Happy is the problem...
2018-11-14 08:48
lol
2018-11-14 15:25
#212
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France kNRD^ 
Fat Happy is the problem.
2018-11-14 16:03
Unexpected Good luck in future
2018-11-14 16:37
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