ZywOo claims BLAST.tv Paris Major MVP medal
Vitality's superstar was the best overall performer at the last CS:GO Major.
Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut has been crowned the Most Valuable Player by HLTV.org and 1xBet after a fantastic performance at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. The French superstar finally claimed a Major trophy and was the main star throughout his team's win on home soil.
Vitality's AWPer performed impeccably in the final and his output was enough to rise above the likes of Mihai "iM" Ivan and teammate Lotan "Spinx" Giladi in the race for the MVP medal. The only other contender for the award was Martin "stavn" Lund, but Heroic's loss in the semi-final put an end to his short-lived claim.
The 22-year-old was a consistent performer throughout the tournament and secured his place at the top of several statistics such as rating 2.0 (1.39), KPR (0.89), and KAST (78%). ZywOo's numbers never saw the red at the Major, with his lowest map rating being 1.20 on Vertigo against Into the Breach before posting his highest score on the following map at 1.70.
He also topped the charts for KD-diff (+92) and
Damage diff per round (23.3) while also showing superlative numbers in categories such as a 86.7 DPR (#3), 54.2% of rounds with at least one kill (#2), and 1.47 impact rating (#2).
ZywOo was also a key opener for Vitality as he registered a total of 44 opening frags (#2) with a 0.16 average per round (#4), showing that he could find impact in any phase of the game.
This is ZywOo's 15th MVP medal of his career, and the first one claimed at a Valve-sponsored event. The French sniper only has Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev above him in terms of total awards with 19 and 21, respectively.
Previous Major MVPs by HLTV.org:
DreamHack Winter 2013 - JW
EMS One Katowice 2014 - pashaBiceps
ESL One Cologne 2014 - friberg
DreamHack Winter 2014 - Happy
ESL One Katowice 2015 - olofmeister
ESL One Cologne 2015 - flusha
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 - kennyS
MLG Columbus 2016 - coldzera
ESL One Cologne 2016 - coldzera
ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Kjaerbye
PGL Major Krakow 2017 - AdreN
ELEAGUE Major 2018 - tarik
FACEIT Major 2018 - device
IEM Katowice 2019 - Magisk
StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 - device
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - s1mple
PGL Major Antwerp 2022 - rain
IEM Rio Major 2022 - Jame