Video: Au revoir, RpK
As a legend of the French scene ends an illustrious career, we reflect on his contribution to CS:GO's professional scene.
French Counter-Strike legend Cédric "RpK" Guipouy recently called time on his glittering, trophy laden career. From his start in 2007 in Counter-Strike: Source to 2021 and his recent time in Vitality, the rifler has been a part of some of the most successful French rosters in CS history.
RpK's time in CS:GO saw him play for a litany of top French rosters and represent some of the most recognisable organisations that have graced the scene, including VeryGames, Titan, G2, Envy and most recently Vitality.
He also played alongside virtually all of the other CS:GO legends France has produced, including names like Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, Richard "shox" Papillon, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and of course France's most recent emerging talent Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut.
Nicknamed 'Le Tank' by the community for his ability to brute force his way through teams like a one man army, he showed real versatility throughout his career, at times acting as a carry threat for his teams such as stints in 2016 and 2017 on G2 and Envy respectively, but also showing an ability to be a more supportive element when needed, such as his most recent time in Vitality.
The former may arguably be his personal highlight during CS:GO, with Le Tank posting a 1.24 rating and 73% success rate in opening duels as his team romped to victory ahead of Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's Luminosity, the original NIP core, the fnatic roster that famously won six straight events, and an Astralis featuring Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and Finn "karrigan" Andersen.
Below you can find HLTV's video tribute to the wonderful career of Cédric. Au revoir, RpK.
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