Vitality to bench RpK after BLAST Premier Showdown

'Le Tank' will play one final tournament with the team.

Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy will be removed from Vitality's active lineup after the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown and placed on the bench, the French organisation said on Monday. The move follows a series of uninspiring results by the team, who have struggled for form since the start of the year.

RpK's spot in the starting lineup will be taken by 22-year-old Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van as Vitality look to end a poor run of form that saw them crash out of their last two tournaments, IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League 13, in the group stage.

RpK will leave the French team after the Showdown

"It's one of these tough decisions that we have to make," team coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam said. "Cédric is an example as an achiever, consistent and inspiring player. The team is facing some difficulties and we need to find a new pace.

"It's never easy to let a legendary, inspiring and consistent player such as RpK step back from competition, and we'll do everything we can do to support him in what's yet to come."

RpK has been on Vitality's books since the organisation entered the Counter-Strike scene in October 2018. The 31-year-old has picked up multiple title victories with the team, most notably at the ECS Season 7 Finals and EPICENTER 2019.

Read more: The story of RpK: How 'The Tank' keeps defying the odds

RpK's plans beyond the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown - in which Vitality will face Argentinian side 9z in the first round - are unclear for now. He came back from retirement in December 2014, almost two years after walking away from the game to work with his father as an auto mechanic. He went on to play for Titan, G2 and Envy before linking up with Vitality, with whom he reached the playoffs of a Major for the first time after seven unsuccessful attempts.

"I'll take some time off and think about what I'll be doing in the future," RpK wrote on Twitter. "Thanks for the support. I'll keep you updated."

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
19
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
RIP
2021-04-12 14:33
35 replies
gg mens
2021-04-12 14:34
28 replies
What a shit year to be a CS fan :/
2021-04-12 14:35
27 replies
+1 rpk/nivera swap isn't normal
2021-04-12 14:35
14 replies
Rip le tank
2021-04-12 14:36
13 replies
working as a player, it's just awful
2021-04-12 14:53
Finally they remove this bot Ive been saying this for months, finally Rémy listen and respect me, danish cs knows best, i told Rémy to lose this paycheck stealer because he is a burden and his time is over. First Navi remove bot flamie and now this, if you want more information on how to build super roster contact me in pb. Ive created the Heroic lineup so i know what iam talking about.
2021-04-13 07:01
11 replies
Preach Queen!
2021-04-13 11:29
Why are all Danish people such pieces of shit?
2021-04-13 18:44
7 replies
We are loyal We are FRIENDLY We are sexy We number 1 cs scene You mi friend are Brexit and irrelevant
2021-04-13 19:37
6 replies
I love how you feel like you have the right to take credit from the top players as if you are one of them. And what do you mean when you say "We are Friendly"? You are just straight up bullying Flamie and RpK by referring to them as bots. Go to school kid, learn some manners.
2021-04-13 19:48
5 replies
Idk why im wasting my time on your bs. Have a nice day. :)
2021-04-13 19:53
1 reply
u to my friend :)
2021-04-14 19:22
players that are causing the teams with the potential to be world number one to crash out in the group stage or first stage of playoffs deserve bullying for being literal bots/ free kills/ ATMs walking around the map dispensing +$300 kill rewards constatly. RPK and Flamie should start a business "ak47 delivery service" you pay them to spawn in buy a rifle and come and give it to you every round like they were mfing sanji only on the opposite team, of course, the only problem with this business is they do it for free every single round perhaps the business can be subsidized by another business venture like idk maybe a coauthored book titled "the art of remaining relevant long past your skills in the game should allow" and it's just a book on how to trick fellow players and orgs into keeping you on teams with high salaries while being complete dog at the game. I can't even remember the last time either of these players clutched a round where it was required of them to be proactive/ make plays and prove they have any semblance of game sense they literally only have glimmers of brilliance when they are allowed to stand perfectly still and hold down mouse 1 for an easy spray down. "but but but remember that 1 map of mirage during the major group stage like 3 years ago?..." STFU Flamie defenders he was supposed to be putting up electronic numbers the whole time he has been on na'vi instead he's the 4/5 best player on the team and the last time he looked good in-game was pre the valve coaching ban where he must have had starix's hand up his ass literally puppeteering his bot ass around the map meanwhile like 40 new players have come up in the cis region that should have replaced him. rpk is even more egregious than Flamie because he has never and I mean NEVER looked like a tier 1 pro during the entirety of csgo. His whole csgo career has relied upon rookies walking into his crosshair/over peeking in clutches etc with the exception of like 5 maps on dust2. I honestly can't believe that so many people were praising the coaching staff of vitality for the 6 man roster when they could have simply cut rpk and had a working 5 man roster like why the fuck was shoxie (the second-best player on vitality) the one giving up maps so that nivera could play while you have permanent bottom fragger rpk just sitting there?? just thinking about how in the last 6 years only a tiny handful of players have come through the french scene to play at tier 1 while some relic from source who isn't even remotely good at the game has been skating by. where the fuck are bodyy, nivera, lucky, hadji or xms?? these players all showed potential but were either cut to soon or never allowed to play on the top french team meanwhile rpk has been raking in those cheques the whole time. never has rpk had to go away and prove he's worthy of playing tier1 csgo by playing on a team like ldlc instead his spot in g2/ vitality has always been guaranteed for some bizarre reason while actual serviceable players like kioshima nbk and scream were never given another chance on the top teams despite playing super well in other regions/ international teams. before any negative IQ hltv users respond "s1mple and zywOo steal all the kills" please explain to me how both of these players manage to die seemingly every single round if s1mple and zywOo have already killed the enemy team? oh, that's right s1mple and zywOo are literally on nonstop cleanup duty tailing these two dogs who cant win a 50/50 gunfight to save their lives around the map and often having to go in first even though the odds of Flamie or rpk trading the kills if they die, are infinitesimal. this style of play where you send in the literal world's number 1 player first of course makes perfect sense for these teams and in noway is just s1mple and zywOo just trying to protect the egos of these complete dog players. In s1mple or zywOo shoes, I would have demanded rpk and Flamie buy nothing but flashbangs at the start of every round and a rifle to drop me or one of my less incompetent teammates (Shox/electronic) so that they might have an impact on a game in fact if I was s1mple or zywOo I would have offered up an ultimatum to my org years ago "either he plays or I do" instead of subjecting myself to hundreds of hours of spectating these two dogs throwing rounds that I know I could have won if only I didn't have to do absolutely everything myself including carrying and planting the bomb. I just thought of a fix the "ak47 delivery service" business model of course what they had ought to do is set up bidding wars between members of the enemy team with whoever is willing to pay the most getting to 1 on 1 gunfight against the actual bots that are rpk and Flamie which I guess makes it a paid-for stat-padding service as which ever pro gets the privilege of fighting rpk or Flamie in the server is almost guaranteed the kill. TLDR Flamie and rpk have both been bots for years deserving of ridicule and I'm glad they're both being removed from the top teams in their respective regions.
2021-04-14 02:29
2 replies
#405
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Bulgaria NMvapa
What the hell, you were on a roll :D
2021-04-15 17:56
1 reply
im just so sick of these 2 bots denying s1mple and zywoo trophies lol
2021-04-15 20:40
change your flag you utter cringefest.
2021-04-14 01:09
1 reply
hvad er danmarks nationalret ?
2021-04-14 19:22
this year and last year have been really depressing imo, fuck man ;///
2021-04-12 14:40
+1
2021-04-12 14:40
RPK coming back in 2022 with Ex6tenz
2021-04-12 14:44
1 reply
+1 Ex6 to pull the strings once again
2021-04-12 14:57
Kenny benched, NBK benched, RPK benched, NIVERA kicked, what a good year for french cs ;/
2021-04-12 16:01
7 replies
Exactly my thoughts while writing the comment :( + turok
2021-04-12 16:18
KennyS Lucky Nivera NBK bodyy If you sign these free agents/benched players you might have a french team better than Vitality.
2021-04-12 16:39
2 replies
Rpk for lucky then sure
2021-04-12 23:14
1 reply
+1
2021-04-13 18:36
miss one and you have a good team
2021-04-12 20:23
2 replies
alex ?
2021-04-13 01:02
1 reply
That could actually work, even tho I think that Alex is a it overated as an IGL, he succeded because he had ZywOo in the team.
2021-04-13 15:10
): sad
2021-04-12 14:34
NIVERA Vita Pog
2021-04-12 14:35
+1 rip le tank
2021-04-12 14:36
again
2021-04-12 15:07
1 reply
script king
2021-04-12 16:40
RiPK
2021-04-13 01:32
WTF
2021-04-12 14:33
F
2021-04-12 14:33
whaaaat???
2021-04-12 14:33
#5
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Sweden GooseDot
Damn
2021-04-12 14:33
noooooo :(
2021-04-12 14:33
F
2021-04-12 14:34
NOOOOOOO LE TANK
2021-04-12 14:34
LE TANK((
2021-04-12 14:34
F
2021-04-12 14:34
#11
jks | 
Japan Tobu_
LE TANK NOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:34
#12
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Poland matoss
SADGE LEGEND
2021-04-12 14:34
sad
2021-04-12 14:34
1 reply
+1
2021-04-12 14:47
ggwp
2021-04-12 14:34
#16
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Sadge
2021-04-12 14:34
Ripality
2021-04-12 14:34
goodbye ;(
2021-04-12 14:34
#19
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France ilian_87
LE TANK ;(((((((((
2021-04-12 14:34
#20
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Czech Republic ZajiiCZ
PLS DON'T
2021-04-12 14:34
NOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:34
#22
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France Gl4c3ur
RIP :(
2021-04-12 14:34
why :((
2021-04-12 14:34
noooo le tank
2021-04-12 14:34
fuck :(
2021-04-12 14:34
noooooooooo
2021-04-12 14:34
#28
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World ddarkoo
WTF
2021-04-12 14:34
#29
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
WHAT? WHY???
2021-04-12 14:34
sad day
2021-04-12 14:34
nooo
2021-04-12 14:34
What :OOO
2021-04-12 14:34
#34
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Australia Kuunto
Noooooooo we’ll miss you tank
2021-04-12 14:34
NOOOOOO GOODBUY LE TANK :(
2021-04-12 14:34
#36
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Poland Berbe123
rip Le Tank :(
2021-04-12 14:34
Alex?
2021-04-12 14:34
not a vitality fan but I love rpk
2021-04-12 14:34
Really? I'm no longer a vitality fan just kidding, shoxie is still there
2021-04-12 14:34
2 replies
I know right, shoxie is awesomeness
2021-04-12 15:30
for me only zywoo left now :(
2021-04-12 19:52
NOOOO GOOD GUY CEDRIC :(( MAH MAN I hope +nivera
2021-04-12 14:35
3 replies
#94
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France Kweyy
+Kyojin
2021-04-12 14:37
2 replies
Thought about that ... I saw that apex and misu just followed kyo on twitter a few days ago
2021-04-12 14:38
AH ok it's official now
2021-04-12 14:41
LE TANK((
2021-04-12 14:34
+fer
2021-04-12 14:34
1 reply
+ Nivera ez
2021-04-12 14:35
the old guards are all slowly fading away, feelsbadman
2021-04-12 14:35
#44
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Ukraine McSwell
Sadly, he was the real carry with shox when zywoo couldn't hit his easy shots.
2021-04-12 14:36
2 replies
#223
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United States BigDudley
Yea , I hope it was his decision because rpk was locking things down in game. Seemed to always be good for a multi when hold down his part of the map and getting kills on entry
2021-04-12 15:14
1 reply
Yeah, he hasn't been terrible or anything, but he could retire and move on to something else now... at 31, he might have some other interests to pursue
2021-04-12 19:03
RpK is not the problem!!! Wtf bruhhhhhh!
2021-04-12 14:35
#47
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France birusss1
LE TANK :(((
2021-04-12 14:35
fuck this :(((((((((((
2021-04-12 14:35
Legend.
2021-04-12 14:35
LE TANK (((((((((((((
2021-04-12 14:35
Eh, the legend himself. GL to Nivera though
2021-04-12 14:35
#53
Xoma | 
Europe Zaczek
LE TANK
2021-04-12 14:35
Nivera comes in again?
2021-04-12 14:35
F
2021-04-12 14:35
NO&¥(
2021-04-12 14:35
#58
arT | 
Europe omronTM
NOOO :(
2021-04-12 14:35
When RpK stepped down from VeryGames, ScreaM replaced him. now it will be ScreaM's brother?
2021-04-12 14:35
#62
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Finland Candylem
wtf
2021-04-12 14:36
#63
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
Rip. Double poney RPK coming i guess
2021-04-12 14:36
2 replies
this announcement reads as if RPK wants to step down by himself i dont think he'll leave vitality to join a t2 mix
2021-04-12 14:37
1 reply
This sounds like both, from my side. Like vitality want to change him and he kinda wants to leave. That doesnt mean 100% he doesnt want to play in more relaxed conditions. Same reason forest went to Dig for example...
2021-04-12 14:39
NOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:36
Sad day
2021-04-12 14:36
#66
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
NOOOOOO. RIP LEGEND ♥♥♥ WHO CAN REPLACE LÉ TANK????
2021-04-12 14:36
wow damn they bringing misutaa back?
2021-04-12 14:36
1 reply
Bring misutaa back? He's in the main roster
2021-04-12 14:38
sad
2021-04-12 14:36
#69
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Finland lepalepa
WTF LETANK????
2021-04-12 14:36
RIP legend, Le TanK <3
2021-04-12 14:36
#72
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Reunion Esquinox
rip
2021-04-12 14:36
#73
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Ukraine Sleim1
bye :(
2021-04-12 14:36
RIP LE TANK
2021-04-12 14:36
?????????????????WHAT
2021-04-12 14:36
#76
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Lol WTF. He was like their 2nd best player.
2021-04-12 14:36
#77
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Poland Roxin
F
2021-04-12 14:36
NOOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:36
Wtf, good bye legendary tank 😔
2021-04-12 14:36
Nice move. Nivera join your team
2021-04-12 14:36
WHAT
2021-04-12 14:36
LOL WHAT?
2021-04-12 14:36
WTF IS GOING ON NOW
2021-04-12 14:36
Cs:go legend
2021-04-12 14:36
NOOOO Sadge
2021-04-12 14:36
#87
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India magizhchi
NOO WTF HE WAS GOOD
2021-04-12 14:36
#88
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Portugal reymimo
damn you will be missed, absolute legend of the game
2021-04-12 14:36
#89
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Poland iOFF
our tank 4everInOurLife<3
2021-04-12 14:37
damn Vitality dead. Who going to play the support roles and shit bombsites now
2021-04-12 14:37
If its his own decision, fine. Otherwise, ???. IMO when Vitality won tournaments he was always one of the standout players. Hes like a rock in defense
2021-04-12 14:37
#92
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United Kingdom COLOSSUS_
Feelsbad (
2021-04-12 14:37
#93
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Finally
2021-04-12 14:37
I hope this is new chapter in Tank's career not the end :-]
2021-04-12 14:38
They should get lucky or hadji
2021-04-12 14:39
Expected
2021-04-12 14:38
Isn't he like their second best player?
2021-04-12 14:38
4 replies
he's literally the worst lol
2021-04-12 14:40
3 replies
rpk>>apex,misutaa
2021-04-12 15:16
Ah ur not watching the games i suppose
2021-04-12 18:35
1 reply
yes I am
2021-04-12 18:47
Why
2021-04-12 14:38
nivera back I guess
2021-04-12 14:38
RIP for him
2021-04-12 14:38
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE LE TANK <3
2021-04-12 14:38
stop it plssss
2021-04-12 14:38
-rpk +nivera I guess
2021-04-12 14:38
RIP Le Tank
2021-04-12 14:38
f :(
2021-04-12 14:39
LE TANK :)
2021-04-12 14:39
#111
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Brazil guhzzz
fer?
2021-04-12 14:39
I CANT STOP CRYING
2021-04-12 14:39
expected tho
2021-04-12 14:39
Nooo le tank..... :'(
2021-04-12 14:39
Can anyone explain me why vitality have used Nivera?
2021-04-12 14:39
#117
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Indonesia Vrankiy1
The Legend we need to remember,hes doing everything that he suppose to do and he doing it succesfully,keep your head up LEGEND.
2021-04-12 14:39
1 reply
+1
2021-04-12 14:41
well he is trash so it makes sense. zywoo can't carry if they keep bots like rpk in the team
2021-04-12 14:40
#120
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United States Festive_
bad move. what a selfless and stable player. gl legend
2021-04-12 14:40
#121
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
+tarik Kappa
2021-04-12 14:40
Why no reason as to why?! I hate this.
2021-04-12 14:40
1 reply
Fk this, kick noname misuta bot instead. Dafuq does he get to stay for?
2021-04-12 14:43
they benched their best player
2021-04-12 14:40
3 replies
+1 why bench nivera
2021-04-12 14:41
2 replies
Only possible explanation has to be that misuta gives good blowjobs. Kicking nivera and rpk yet keeping misuta? The blowjob hypothesis seems possible.
2021-04-12 14:46
1 reply
Actually rumours say -shox +nivera
2021-04-12 14:48
f
2021-04-12 14:40
#127
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
sad !
2021-04-12 14:40
+ who?
2021-04-12 14:41
F Vitality +Nivera?
2021-04-12 14:41
Rip Vitality
2021-04-12 14:41
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:41
i'm not crying. You are crying!
2021-04-12 14:41
1 reply
Me? You!
2021-04-14 01:15
fuck bro. this man is a true legend
2021-04-12 14:42
#137
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France Titanro
whaaaaat?? This legend will always be loved! Huge respect for Le Tank
2021-04-12 14:42
wait... what?
2021-04-12 14:42
#139
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France Loutcho_Q
ultra mega sad :(
2021-04-12 14:42
+Nivera then?
2021-04-12 14:42
LE TANK :(
2021-04-12 14:42
rip
2021-04-12 14:42
RIP, but necessary. + Nivera please
2021-04-12 14:42
RpK is not the problem, Le Tank does not deserve this :(((
2021-04-12 14:43
wow rip, a true legend
2021-04-12 14:43
Maybe kennyS? OMG kenny and Zywoo in one team Team of dream Yeah i know both of this is a sniper but never mind That's can be a dream team
2021-04-12 14:43
RPK Nivera KennyS NBK + who?
2021-04-12 14:43
1 reply
Lucky
2021-04-12 14:54
WTF
2021-04-12 14:44
What is going on today wtf
2021-04-12 14:44
4 replies
#254
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Pakistan LoOuU2
-Xyp soon by tonight Astralis gonna sign birdfromsky
2021-04-12 15:49
3 replies
They could get zonic to play blindfolded and he might perform as good as xyp at this point
2021-04-12 16:12
1 reply
#281
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Pakistan LoOuU2
lmao that actually made me LOL hard. Zonic almost 1v1ed Pimple , never forget.
2021-04-12 16:17
Yo le noob, Finally 43 yo young prodigy given a chance, top 1 2022 confirmed.
2021-04-12 19:26
#153
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Other the_dark
Sad Le tank :( double poney: +kennyS +rpk
2021-04-12 14:44
F
2021-04-12 14:45
f
2021-04-12 14:45
#156
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Netherlands dabadpad
retired?
2021-04-12 14:45
They got nivera in their team but who will take the tank's support spot? NBK to let him lead and apEX gp to support? This is a whole thing for them... as usual, Vitality wont show their strengh before this summer, like last year
2021-04-12 14:47
Rip Le tank ;(
2021-04-12 14:46
f, but why didn't they just sign nivera?
2021-04-12 14:47
8 replies
They signing kyojin
2021-04-12 14:48
7 replies
but nivera was doing well
2021-04-12 14:52
6 replies
Nivera is fit for shox's role he plays 2nd awp and rpk is a anchor the roles dont match
2021-04-12 14:53
5 replies
but some things can change
2021-04-12 14:54
4 replies
They could but it will take time and they cant cause the majors close xqtzz is a genius but apeX isnt a karrigan or aleksib that he can make things work ingame and tell people what to do. So nivera is still benched and if they decide to bench shox or misutaaa Nivera is the easy replacement
2021-04-12 14:56
3 replies
i guess so, but then again vitality is taking a risk on a non-t1 player, which i dont know if it's a good idea. With Misuuta and Nivera it did work out well, through
2021-04-12 14:58
2 replies
I think xqtzzz is a genius in spotting upcoming players. It worked well multiple times before so im kinda hopeful to see what kyojin could do
2021-04-12 15:00
1 reply
Only 1 way to find out and that is to wait and see :D
2021-04-12 16:03
actual rip, he was very solid for the team
2021-04-12 14:47
#163
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Jordan Zereeni
nooooo
2021-04-12 14:47
Truly the end of a beautiful counter-strike era
2021-04-12 14:47
RPK Always a legend :(
2021-04-12 14:47
glhf Le Tank <3
2021-04-12 14:47
#168
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
daamn tough
2021-04-12 14:48
NOOOO LE TANK :(
2021-04-12 14:48
Wtf Vitality boring now
2021-04-12 14:49
gone buy some stickers now :)
2021-04-12 14:49
Second best player in Vitality stepping down lul
2021-04-12 14:49
1 reply
He is like 32 years old dude Surpisingly good still but he started dropping off now
2021-04-12 16:02
PepeHands NO LE TANK
2021-04-12 14:50
#175
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Portugal joaosenra
ZywOo diserves a new Org, instead of get rig of that choke bot apex they kick LE TANK rip
2021-04-12 14:50
LE TANK still good can find teasm easily
2021-04-12 14:50
#177
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Poland IDIEYOUNG
GL in Valorant.
2021-04-12 14:50
NOOOOOOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:51
#179
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France heiwa
Online competitions sucks...
2021-04-12 14:51
NOOOOOO
2021-04-12 14:52
NO FUCK NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
2021-04-12 14:52
#182
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France laglory
rip le tank :(
2021-04-12 14:52
#184
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Hungary raffai
F :((
2021-04-12 14:52
#187
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Serbia LtN))
f
2021-04-12 14:54
Wtf why? I mean I know why cuz it's in article but why rpk wtfmens
2021-04-12 14:55
#191
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CIS levixzone
yesterday - flamie today - rpk who is next tomorrow?
2021-04-12 14:55
rpk is thousand time better than shox. 1m time better than apex.
2021-04-12 14:55
Sad for Le Tank..
2021-04-12 14:56
This kyojin didnt even play on any team or is it not on hltv?
2021-04-12 14:57
#197
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Finland klnv
why le tank Vitality
2021-04-12 14:57
Dafuq, why not Nivera?
2021-04-12 14:58
#201
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Brazil mininuh$
seems fair. he is 31 years old. he could become a coach or something like that.
2021-04-12 14:59
1 reply
some players seem like they have the mind and temperament to be a coach - i like and respect RPK but he doesn't strike me as that kinda guy
2021-04-12 15:03
Damn
2021-04-12 14:59
Rpk and zywooo were the only two consistent performers on the team and they drop him? Fucks sake it’s time to get an igl, should have been apex with the boot
2021-04-12 14:59
#204
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Georgia ikaika97
lets goooooooooooooooooo POG i kenw it aaxaxaxa youtube.com/watch?v=TJnHNMDaHX4
2021-04-12 14:59
#206
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Albania KevinByr
NOOOOOO LE LEGEND LE TANK surely will be missed. I know he was struggling hard this year, but LAST YEAR HE was a monster for his age. A real legend you will be missed and Vitality will play worse due the role impact they will feel..
2021-04-12 15:00
#208
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Poland BAN_ANIME
le tank noooooo
2021-04-12 15:02
le tank mens(((
2021-04-12 15:05
no :(
2021-04-12 15:06
I don't think this is the right decision.
2021-04-12 15:07
mens((
2021-04-12 15:07
but they keep apex? Apex is so fcking bad . GG VITALITY XD
2021-04-12 15:07
#216
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Serbia astRRR
NBK is returning to Vitality, I hope there will be no French saga or Spanish soap opera again
2021-04-12 15:08
Sad day for CS. Fack online era
2021-04-12 15:09
#218
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Brunei cyLoL
mens(( this make me sad le tank is my fav since source
2021-04-12 15:09
Nooooooooooo, not RPK!
2021-04-12 15:09
#220
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Brazil Tangrovis
F ratão
2021-04-12 15:09
Wow ok unexpected... misutaa to take all the RpK roles ? Kyojin to take all the misutaa roles ? Next one -apEX +shox igl +kennyS awp and ZywOo rifler/2nd awp ? This move doesn't make any sense so why not go full retard ? I really hope they will find their groove quickly because having two rookies in the active lineup will either blowup and start a downward spiral or be showing promises but after a lot of efforts (and if they had not a stacked schedule I would be positive about this one).
2021-04-12 15:10
4 replies
KennyS cant play anymore bro xD
2021-04-12 16:34
3 replies
My whole point was to point out how stupid this move was with more stupid moves :D
2021-04-12 16:37
2 replies
aha. MB im retarded xD
2021-04-12 16:37
1 reply
It's no prob! One can make some mistakes, it's all good. Have a nice day :D
2021-04-12 16:40
Remember watching his frag movies in source years ago, legend !
2021-04-12 15:13
Nobody liked that
2021-04-12 15:14
#225
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Czech Republic forseti12
rip tank
2021-04-12 15:14
he seemed like a good stable utility player and not overly emo like most french players bad move.
2021-04-12 15:16
le tank legend !
2021-04-12 15:18
#229
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Greece Arba_
I miss the LE TANK spam in the chat already
2021-04-12 15:19
finally they kicked this bad player
2021-04-12 15:19
can not look at RPKs stats to find his impact. dude is an immovable object (tank) and has crazy holds and reads i hope he keeps playing
2021-04-12 15:19
stupid decision, he has never been and never will be the problem. Srsly i don't understand the decisions in this team, misutaa has been put into a very important support role which takes years to get good in when he could have been in an aggressive star rifler position instead of apEX who has much more experience and could adapt much better to such a position. Nivera has been kicked because his roles clash with shox and ZywOo and now RpK who is their mental rock and a solid role player gets the boot for another newcomer who has almost no experience. apEX said in an interview that he still has much work to do on misutaa and that keeping Nivera would have been too much work in such a short time, now they bring on another young guy who will also need much time to adapt...
2021-04-12 15:24
1 reply
They seem desperate at this point to come up with something to work. -rpk should have been the last thing. Not a fan of vitality,but really loved what rpk did as a support. It's sad to see this man :(
2021-04-12 17:00
rip le tank :(
2021-04-12 15:26
Not even nivera replace?
2021-04-12 15:28
yea get rid of one of the best supports in the scene... GL and HF getting trashed now :|
2021-04-12 15:28
2 replies
He is 32 dude He is not that good anymore he started dropping off now him and f0rest have played exceptionally well being 30 + but everything has an end
2021-04-12 16:03
1 reply
Age is just a number. State of your mind is what defines you, esp. when we are talking about 10y difference. Mby he dropped but still was pretty solid player with huge experience, you could rely on. I rly don't think this will solve their problems, but mby i'm wrong.
2021-04-12 16:09
vitality dumbest org ever alongside c9? kick your support player for unknown talent LMAO
2021-04-12 15:28
First flamie now RPK next xyp9x
2021-04-12 15:30
1 reply
Except rpk wasn't a dead weight. Neither is Xyp; xyp's just dragging them down a bit, but still a good player
2021-04-12 16:41
(T_T)7
2021-04-12 15:31
RIP
2021-04-12 15:31
wtf mens
2021-04-12 15:31
#242
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Indonesia FinZzz
One of the most impressive anchors in the game and arguably the best al pit player on Dust2. Legend of csgo and arguably the best player in Source. Its sad to see you go Tank, but thanks for all the memories <3
2021-04-12 15:32
Why? Hope it was his decision... really good support ((((( No idea who that new guys is, GL I guess
2021-04-12 15:33
#244
RpK | 
France HippzZ
I think Vitality has done a mistake but I hope I am wrong
2021-04-12 15:34
1 reply
It's a mistake, even if they will do good
2021-04-12 15:42
#245
TBD | 
Hong Kong DG84
Nice vita burying themselves xD
2021-04-12 15:37
NOOO LE TANK RIP
2021-04-12 15:41
sad day for CS. Hoping to see him soon though <3
2021-04-12 15:42
GL RpK for the rest of your career, hope you suceed as you did in cs
2021-04-12 15:42
goodbye rip le tank ((
2021-04-12 15:45
Feel like I'm already getting old. glhf
2021-04-12 15:46
#252
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Asia en1lykS
F for Le Tank :'(
2021-04-12 15:46
F Le Tank you was the best!
2021-04-12 15:47
KICK NIVERA AND LE TANK FOR THIS NONAMER WITH VAC NICE
2021-04-12 15:52
F rpk
2021-04-12 15:52
#257
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-04-12 15:53
Sad :'((((((((
2021-04-12 15:53
#259
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Finland ballu609
zywoo needs to leave this sinking ship asap
2021-04-12 15:53
#261
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Pakistan LoOuU2
The sad day has finally come , GL to RPK in his future though it kind of feels like it was his own decision and Vitality looking to improve their roster. his replacement however, makes no sense. They are hoping to pull off another Misuttaa here but even Misutta yet isnt fully integrated and/or dependable in the team. Why not slot Nivera in his roles ? He has shown to be more aware in-game unlike Misutta and has played alot on higher level too before him. He would be able to adjust imo. GL to Vitality though.
2021-04-12 15:55
kicking rpk and keeping botsuta? wtf
2021-04-12 15:57
Expected... Very good player, but Vitality wants to be #1 and IMO Rpk is not enough for that. Altought put a 22 year old player with no experience is just dumb but okk we will see.. They are probably buying someone to be in Rpk place, because a 22 year old with 0 experience in tier 1 will have a bad time playing there.
2021-04-12 15:59
but why?
2021-04-12 15:59
Sad :(
2021-04-12 16:05
Le Tank </3
2021-04-12 16:08
Rip le tank :(
2021-04-12 16:09
#275
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Germany 'ezpz
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(
2021-04-12 16:12
why you remove your 2nd most consistent player LUL
2021-04-12 16:13
wtffff rpk is definitely not the problem!!!!!!!!!
2021-04-12 16:13
Why? They got MUCH worse players.
2021-04-12 16:15
unexpected and undeserved R.I.P
2021-04-12 16:17
#283
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Australia anth3r
RpK Valorant?
2021-04-12 16:18
One of the most consistent players ever. I feel this might be the most dangerous move for Vitality, let's see what happens with the new nonamer they got, he might be a surprise, so let's hope for that for the sake of the csgo's scene.
2021-04-12 16:19
Why? Why not kick ego trashbag shox?
2021-04-12 16:21
#286
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India icle
wtf :(
2021-04-12 16:21
#287
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Philippines sijibats
apex's drama resulted in le tank getting benched
2021-04-12 16:22
#288
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Brazil thr110
Rip le tank
2021-04-12 16:26
LEGEND
2021-04-12 16:27
rip ! good luck rpkTANKKK
2021-04-12 16:28
Expected lol
2021-04-12 16:29
#292
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Norway Balta69
WTF NOOO vital out of top 30
2021-04-12 16:31
#293
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France Uexo
Thank you for everything Le Tank, we'll miss you, gl for the future
2021-04-12 16:33
i hope he come back with a other team and full motivation, maybe with nbk
2021-04-12 16:33
. .--._____, .-='=='==-, " (O_o_o_o_O) RIP TANK
2021-04-12 16:39
rpk nbk nivera lucky body
2021-04-12 16:40
I will definitely miss le tank of when he used to hold B site on Cobblestone and absolutely wipe out the server. That pissed me off so much, but still, always impressed me as a lowkey fan.
2021-04-12 16:41
gl tank.
2021-04-12 16:42
#306
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Poland Pechowy
RPK isn't problem. He is very good at beeing anchor on side and has a lot of expirience. Their main problem is misutaaa who is average and apex who isn't good igl. They should keep Nivera instead of misutaaa and look for good IGL. Only thing that give them achievements in 2020 was XTQZZZ who could call for them.
2021-04-12 16:44
1 reply
misuta go in first, not nivera , why replacing entry with awper
2021-04-12 16:45
#308
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Georgia Megobari
Le tank, NOOOO
2021-04-12 16:52
LMAO SEE YOU AT FAK U APEX. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF KICKING NIVERA IF YOU HAD TO KICK RPK TOO. AND WHO TF IS KYOJIN. RIP VITALITY
2021-04-12 16:54
1 reply
+1
2021-04-12 17:33
One of the best player of the history of this game. Both in and outside the server. I wish you the best LE TANK !
2021-04-12 16:56
#312
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Serbia bra1np
Le Tank, support. Le Tank > ZyWhO
2021-04-12 16:57
will miss Le tank :( great veteran that brought calmness, veteranship and clutches to the roster. Hope we get to see him in other french roster
2021-04-12 16:58
wtf? rpk is an important part of the team. dont understand why he was the problem.
2021-04-12 16:59
Toxic rpk? XD
2021-04-12 17:10
#317
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India firejet69
Rpk is a monster in CT side when he holds A long in D2 all by himself.
2021-04-12 17:15
1 reply
We will remember that forever, none like him !
2021-04-12 17:21
guess i won't be cheering for vitality anymore
2021-04-12 17:21
more like retired, not benched, he is 31 at least.
2021-04-12 17:23
WHAT THE FUCK, WHY DO YOU BENCH LE TANK😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
2021-04-12 17:26
2 replies
VITALITY 0iqqqqqqqqqqqqqq
2021-04-12 17:27
not baiting enough for zywh0 anymore
2021-04-12 17:28
RIP LE TANK
2021-04-12 17:27
expected zywh0 kicking teammates who don't want to bait for him anymore
2021-04-12 17:27
R[i]pK :(
2021-04-12 17:31
#329
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Canada Minami
Thanks to the Tank for all these years. Legend!
2021-04-12 17:33
end of an era. Repsect for a legend
2021-04-12 17:38
2021.04.12. Sad day for CSGO.
2021-04-12 17:49
Bye legend
2021-04-12 18:45
RIPk
2021-04-12 18:58
I didn't realize there is a lot of Viet in France
2021-04-12 19:04
i speak for everyone when i say should of been missuta
2021-04-12 19:19
#341
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Serbia Nooel
welcome to dbl poney or LDLC
2021-04-12 19:23
Yo les noobs, Sadly I think this is the end of the road for Le Tank, he most likely won't have the motivation to grind back from Tier 3 like he did when he joined Vitality. It's time to enjoy tuning some fine cars boss!
2021-04-12 19:28
Seriously? He is top5 anchor last 2 years, why would you replace him?
2021-04-12 19:30
First Tarik now Le Tank Rpk wtf man what a sad day
2021-04-12 19:41
1 reply
what happened to tarik mens ??
2021-04-12 19:55
Sad
2021-04-12 19:54
F
2021-04-12 19:56
He is not event the worst on his team wtf
2021-04-12 19:58
#351
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Canada JC_123
legend(((
2021-04-12 20:00
Very wrong move imo. He certainly wasn't the problem. He always did his job very well and delivered. They should kick someone else instead...
2021-04-12 20:05
1 reply
#361
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Turkey MrAycan
ye he wasn't. They just should train more on individuals and tactics
2021-04-12 21:36
F for rato pra karalho
2021-04-12 20:09
#355
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Vitality without LE TANK, huge loss didn't imagine this. EVER.
2021-04-12 20:14
TANK YOU RPK
2021-04-12 21:20
nooo not le tank :/
2021-04-12 21:25
#359
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Turkey MrAycan
NOOOOOOO My fav player :(
2021-04-12 21:26
NOOOON!!!! That's worst than when Brutus backstabbed Caesar!!!!
2021-04-12 21:29
unluko move 4 vitality
2021-04-12 21:53
LE TANK :(
2021-04-12 22:06
Nooo
2021-04-12 22:28
#365
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Albania aplasa
F
2021-04-12 22:39
F This is terrible news, it really sucks :((
2021-04-12 22:57
Le tank only good part of vitality
2021-04-12 23:28
notice how vitality carefully avoided to use the word bench in their tweet cause their marketing team knew that you just cant fucking bench le tank and live to tell the tale le tank for life, absolute legend
2021-04-12 23:32
F le tank :( im so sad
2021-04-12 23:38
Lets be honest, this is one of the professional players that everyone respect and like him.
2021-04-13 00:03
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( tears
2021-04-13 00:40
> rpk benched > vitality top 50 team
2021-04-13 02:32
#376
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Turkey RENNNDER
Good news
2021-04-13 03:29
I still cant believe that this shit is happening im like 5th time at this threat.. Wth vita, this move doest made any fking sense. I hope that after their results will go down even more they will call him back and say sorry for being stupid and hope that he still would like to answer the call back, how the hell you want to replace a guy who is best team player you could even imagine. Vitality will struggle till Neo will realize that only real problem is apEX who is average IGL at best and roster changes will end the full french scene circle and lead to vita disband then creating new team after next major...sad cuz this team was first team since old envy and old shox and scream leaded g2 with potencial to stay at the top for long but as always their egos never let them take the blame on them and always they have to kick either Ex6tenZ, RpK or NBK... Im following french scene since 2009 and none scene in the world is as beautiful and as destroyed inside as french scene. Hopefully RpK will play with idk NBK and KennyS and made Vita looking like fools when they eliminate them from major. "The team is having some dificulties and have to find new pace" Yeah cuz every single great team just bench player after player when they play worse for like 3-4 months instead of working to fix the problems.... Gl with dropping out of top 10 and wait till ZywOo will want to go international.
2021-04-13 06:35
Sad because the man is a legend, but at the same time, I feel like it's a good decision from Vitality. They need changes, and RpK has looked pretty bad recently. GL in the future Legend.
2021-04-13 07:58
F Legendary player Was fan of the G2 2016 roster with him, sad to see these news
2021-04-13 09:16
So basically you could sign free agents and end up with a better team than the current vitality..... They actually need to remove Apex who sucks as an igl.
2021-04-13 12:20
1 reply
+1111111
2021-04-15 16:31
RESPECT LE TANK!!
2021-04-13 14:08
#385
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Brazil Gunzel
WTF
2021-04-13 16:13
F
2021-04-13 18:08
#387
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Israel xazetti
F. Goodbye Le Tank, hopefully he doesn't full on retire after this. Great player. :(
2021-04-13 18:29
all the best!!
2021-04-13 20:39
That hitted hard for me :(
2021-04-13 22:42
F Ratão Pa Karai
2021-04-14 01:21
F
2021-04-14 14:43
Farewell RPK, all the best ahead!
2021-04-14 17:12
solid play style through out csgo era
2021-04-15 01:34
Lets drop RpK and keep misshootta
2021-04-15 21:39
undeserved
2021-04-15 21:50
bad move
2021-04-17 10:02
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