MaT joins Vitality as assistant coach

Former aAa and emuLate! member Mathieu "MaT" Leber has been hired by Vitality as an assistant coach, the French organisation have announced.

The 34-year-old brings with him a wealth of experience, having competed at a top level in CS 1.6 between 2004 and 2010. He was part of the iconic emuLate squad that won WCG 2007 over the Danes of NoA, who featured current Astralis coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen.

MaT had a short stint in CS:GO with LDLC during the early days of the game and briefly reunited with his former emuLate teammates Mickael "mSx" Cassisi and Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet on XenoDragons in 2016 before disappearing off the Counter-Strike map.

MaT hired as an assistant to XTQZZZ

He will be working in tandem with head coach Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam and will presumably take over some of the duties that had been assigned to analyst Renaud "WiPR" Malfait, who was released by Vitality on Monday.

The announcement is the latest high-profile move made by Vitality before the start of the tournament season. On Monday, the French organisation expanded their backroom staff by recruiting three performance experts: Thierry Ascione, a retired tennis player and former coach of Elina Svitolina and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Pier Gauthier, a former tennis player who has spent the last two decades working as a mental coach, and Ludovic Lacay, an ex-poker professional. The trio will be focused on Vitality's CS:GO team first before moving over to the organisation's other divisions.

Vitality will return to action early next month at BLAST Premier, where they will be facing Astralis, Natus Vincere and Complexity in the group stage. The French team will be looking to make a strong start to the year after ending 2019 with a title-winning campaign at EPICENTER, beating mousesports in the final.

Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
France Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.20
France Mathieu 'MaT' Leber
Mathieu 'MaT' Leber
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
9
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
France Mickael 'mSx' Cassisi
Mickael 'mSx' Cassisi
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.79
APR:
0.14
Good luck MaT
2020-01-21 19:16
are you **** you?
2020-01-21 19:12
#17
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Myanmar Jiyn[IYN] 
Who joins Vitality as what?
2020-01-21 19:13
#39
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France jok9rz 
sad child who doesnt who MaT- is... they bring a new game (i talk about strategy) level with emuLate back in 1.6.
2020-01-21 19:24
#43
autist | 
Albania fw5151 
Bot Mat
2020-01-21 19:26
Ez4Mathieu
2020-01-21 19:37
#93
tarik | 
Canada dengbruh 
Matthew "Wardell" Yu isn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement in CSGO? Wardell puts the game in another level, and we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. S1mple breaks records. Flusha breaks records. Wardell breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic.
2020-01-22 08:07
1.6 exp is hardly relevant in today's counterstrike
2020-01-21 20:51
#80
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France uNLmofo 
I ban you for comment with an IQ of a chicken.
2020-01-21 22:44
The game has evolved so much in the last 5 years what can a 1.6 player bring to the table over others? I dont expect a heretics fan to even comprehend good CS.
2020-01-22 00:29
+1
2020-01-22 01:35
MaT played with mSx aka the best deag in 1.6 history and maybe top 1 player at one point.. Maybe he can teach Vitality how to win with Zywoo
2020-01-22 02:05
#91
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Argentina ivanpb 
Erase the first "maybe". Thanks.
2020-01-22 02:21
#104
JaCkz | 
France Bubuche 
btw he's a CS:GO caster, analyst for a while now. Not 1.6
2020-01-22 12:05
#102
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France jok9rz 
tell that to zonic who applied old 1.6 tactics to this current Astralis team...
2020-01-22 11:27
#109
RpK | 
France pol44r 
+1
2020-01-22 15:53
#74
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Bulgaria No_1One 
i don't 🚗🚗
2020-01-21 21:09
Already? Wow gj MaT
2020-01-21 19:12
He is a former CS 1.6 pro and he was caster
2020-01-21 19:15
No shit, Sherlock. I even remember emL has won WCG.
2020-01-21 19:20
#60
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
They were decent for 1 year. French scene in 1.6 sucked
2020-01-21 20:24
#59
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
He was the lowest tier cs 1.6 pro player. Dont get ur hopes up already,even tho i would like too see some strats besides "zywoo kill".
2020-01-21 20:23
lol u so mad
2020-01-21 20:39
#71
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Not mad, i just want that zywoo finds a real team wich he can win a major. If he doesnt leave he will end up like s1mple in navi.
2020-01-21 21:01
#94
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
+1 no french person has anything to offer him compared to international players
2020-01-22 08:13
+1 french fans are delusional, I'm so happy each time I see them crying after a lost final because of Zywoo's shit teammates.
2020-01-22 09:07
Vitality pls stop adding Frenchies. It will make the inevitable transition to an international roster far easier.
2020-01-21 19:13
#28
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
WTF? this is not g2
2020-01-21 19:18
#28
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
WTF? this is not g2
2020-01-21 19:18
Inevitable transition? They have the best player in the world and he is french.
2020-01-21 19:19
let them stay mad and jealous about this 19yo french talent ;)
2020-01-21 21:46
Nobody is jealous, people just want to see him win majors and thus need better teammates! If you can't understand that, just go back to Fortnite.
2020-01-22 09:10
nt frenchies hater
2020-01-22 11:18
nt apex
2020-01-22 13:25
not surprised with your flag tbh
2020-01-22 17:04
capri seum
2020-01-23 17:02
#121
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
In his first year he beat every team that was top 5 last year in big event playoffs. If you can beat Astralis at Cologne you can do it at a major.
2020-01-23 01:51
WHO!?
2020-01-21 19:15
He is a former CS 1.6 pro and he was caster
2020-01-21 19:16
WHO!?
2020-01-21 19:16
MaT
2020-01-21 20:32
#68
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Armenia TiBoN29 
Second zonic!?
2020-01-21 20:57
#4
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United States Bonger 
Ok
2020-01-21 19:10
#5
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Europe dactylex 
ok
2020-01-21 19:10
#6
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Poland Julka 
Gl
2020-01-21 19:11
who
2020-01-21 19:11
hahahahahah
2020-01-21 19:11
#9
fisker | 
Sweden sweden4k 
are you **** you?
2020-01-21 19:12
#12
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France Uexo 
Gl MaT !!!
2020-01-21 19:12
#13
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United States RULE34TRACER 
zywoo move
2020-01-21 19:12
Lmao
2020-01-21 19:12
who
2020-01-21 19:13
ok, who?
2020-01-21 19:14
#20
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Russia chebur_ek 
Ez
2020-01-21 19:14
weight loss bravo
2020-01-21 19:15
#26
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France DesmondHume 
gl Mat!
2020-01-21 19:16
What does an "assistant coach" do?
2020-01-21 19:18
analyst + other various things
2020-01-21 19:20
thank you for serious response I understand now
2020-01-21 19:23
#41
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Austria doMK0 
Does basically the same as the coach, but less responsibility.
2020-01-21 19:26
nah he is really supposed to replace the former analyst here, and that guy used to help the coach with other things too, like helping players individually
2020-01-21 19:28
Expected
2020-01-21 19:20
trying to do something since Zywoo is tired of carrying these bums
2020-01-21 19:20
#38
grux | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
GOD MAT
2020-01-21 19:24
#40
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World breezy0 
was n1 player
2020-01-21 19:25
ZywOo's friend , paycheck stealer
2020-01-21 19:26
#45
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France p2l 
It's great for us to see WiPR back to Youtube, his videos are the best cs content in french
2020-01-21 19:31
#47
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Algeria koba_12 
we will miss his vlogs with Vitality :/
2020-01-21 19:35
#66
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France J0riS 
It's a dilemma, old school videos back but Vitality vlogs gone :(
2020-01-21 20:53
Lol just get some assistant for zywoo instead Always 1v9
2020-01-21 19:35
#49
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Finland Smoonah 
why is everyone in france called Mathieu. It’s like Nguyen
2020-01-21 19:41
#82
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France LeDiplomate 
Wtf literally no one in France is called Nguyen.
2020-01-21 22:53
#84
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Finland Smoonah 
I was just giving an example I didn't say they were wtf
2020-01-21 23:13
Really could have used a better picture
2020-01-21 19:42
WELCOME MAT HAHAHA
2020-01-21 19:49
#52
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
That's a nice addition, gl =] edt. holy shit the amount of new fags in this thread :DD
2020-01-21 19:54
ok boomer
2020-01-22 12:48
hoping for the best
2020-01-21 19:54
Real question now is... who will be MaT's assistant?
2020-01-21 19:56
#55
Quake | 
Ivory Coast s1v9mple 
LEGEND
2020-01-21 19:58
#56
Czech Republic Wer_ 
Vitality dead team anyway lol
2020-01-21 19:58
-1
2020-01-21 20:20
+1 not sure how this will help them but they need better results.
2020-01-21 22:54
their analyst left, so they need more people to assist
2020-01-22 21:38
ah I see thanks)
2020-01-23 04:28
#57
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United States xiquo 
cool
2020-01-21 20:02
#61
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Portugal Drago845 
Nice move maybe More tactical team probably
2020-01-21 20:28
The same name as Zywoo this guy must be great
2020-01-21 20:29
nice
2020-01-21 20:54
#69
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North America davidbowie22 
ez4mat
2020-01-21 20:59
So the main coach will be replaced soon by his assistant
2020-01-21 21:02
no it's just that they are close friends, used to cast pro games and play together
2020-01-22 21:37
#75
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Germany D3RPyyy 
Who?
2020-01-21 21:10
Who?
2020-01-21 21:41
nice
2020-01-21 21:56
Only kids say who?...:)
2020-01-21 22:41
good luck m8
2020-01-21 22:46
xd
2020-01-22 01:33
vitality, ironic name for a dead team
2020-01-22 01:34
one of the best french player 1.6 maybe the best
2020-01-22 04:14
mSx?
2020-01-22 13:02
after yes but many years after MaT
2020-01-22 16:39
So weird that France didn't had much to offer besides Emulate. I wont even count aAa as a team to reckon.
2020-01-22 23:26
sixer used to be a beast during 1.6, he was once in the top 20 hltv
2020-01-22 21:37
Yeah!! Not many knows that. Same goes for Karrigan in the late years. Who would have thought that haha
2020-01-22 23:28
i don't talk about/T/ TiTaN , clan-it.dk and others SK MYM but dannish was so good in cs 1.6
2020-01-23 01:47
karrigan is the best IGL after glaive, he's so smart love him
2020-01-23 20:24
in the late years cs 1.6 was dead bro. best years of cs 02 - 10 Potti, vesslan, KaBaL, XeqtR, Miller, cogu, HeatoN ect....
2020-01-23 01:46
who?
2020-01-22 08:40
why they need another coach zywoo just needs to carry, theres no other tactics
2020-01-22 09:54
#99
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Poland Hell2k 
-zywoo +mat
2020-01-22 09:55
#100
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Greece her-1g 
i never thought i'd see him again!!! emuLate 2007 !!!!
2020-01-22 10:00
Waste
2020-01-22 12:00
#106
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
bad decision
2020-01-22 12:55
he's not replacing anyone, it's a plus how is that bad him and coach used to cast pro games and play together back then, they know their stuff
2020-01-22 21:35
#124
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
bad decision for mat to join a shit team
2020-01-23 11:28
Emulate World Cyber Games 2007 MaT IoRek RiGo HartsSs mSx LEGENDS !
2020-01-22 18:29
ZywOo's name is Mathieu Vitality add another Mathieu to the team Coincidence?
2020-01-23 04:40
Good luck!
2020-01-23 18:00
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