RpK announces retirement

VeryGames have announced that Cédric "RpK" Guipouy has retired from gaming with immediate effect.

The French rifler had been part of the current VeryGames roster since 2010, when he joined the team from ROCCAT, and helped them throughout one of their most dominant periods in the CS:Source scene.

After a somewhat inauspicious start to life in CS:GO, Guipouy gave a tremendous account of himself at DreamHack Winter, where he was the event's top player on a whopping 1.38 rating despite VeryGames finishing runners-up to NiP.

RpK of VeryGames

"The Tank" hangs up his mouse

He has now surprisingly decided to put an end to an illustrious career, which includes no fewer than 41 titles, to work with his father in a car-related business.

"Today I announce that I have decided to stop playing totally to pursue another project in my other passion, cars," he told VeryGames' website. "The six years which I played CS has given me moments I will never forget.

"I would like to thank the staff from VeryGames and my teammates with whom I had a lot of fun ingame and who allowed me to realize things which I couldn’t have without them.

"Of course I would also like to thank the community, even though I was very discreet, the backup you gave was very important. It is time for me to turn a page in my life and to open myself for new things."

The announcement will certainly fuel speculation that Imaginary Gaming ace Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom is on his way to joining the team.

After Imaginary's Richard "shox" Papillon told Vakarm.net that Benrlitom had left the team to join VeryGames, the French organisation issued a statement stressing that the Belgian star had not been recruited to replace Nathan "NBK" Schmitt, as rumours had suggested.

In a statement issued by VeryGames, the organisation claims that it is currently looking at "multiple solutions", and that potential recruitments will be tried out in the next few days.

VeryGames currently have the following lineup:

Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux

2013-01-09 21:01
Sweden BIRK 
idd xD
2013-01-09 21:02
no drama. it was already decided that scream takes his place in vg
2013-01-09 21:06
VeryGames have issued a statement to clarify that they have no interest in signing Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom from Imaginary Gaming."quote" .How is this decided?
2013-01-09 22:57
These are hltv.org's words, actually VG never said they were not interested in recruiting ScreaM, only that the deal wasn't made yet.
2013-01-09 23:06
And that NBK wasn't planning on leaving.
2013-01-10 09:19
2013-01-09 21:09
Germany Dok1 
does this make you ScreaM?
2013-01-09 21:12
Hey now, don't get all jumpy on me. contE say I really care, it's one of those BASiC things that is required for the evolution of e-Sports. n0thing n3w.
2013-01-09 21:19
Out of this body, cArn.
2013-01-09 21:29
cArn style post?
2013-01-09 21:30
carn undercover... all this time i should have known
2013-01-09 21:36
haha pt carn x)
2013-01-09 21:56
yes bro?
2013-01-09 21:19
2013-01-09 21:35
2013-01-09 22:07
2013-01-09 22:15
sup bro?
2013-01-10 03:49
DaFuQ ?!
2013-01-10 03:52
wtf, come here pls
2013-01-10 15:53
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
2013-01-09 22:39
Poland milioner 
2013-01-09 22:48
2013-01-09 22:54
2013-01-09 23:28
HAHAHAHA well played, sir!
2013-01-09 23:34
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2013-01-10 02:05
Czech Republic GzzM 
2014-05-22 23:11
scream go to VG
2013-01-09 21:20
save the drama for your mama
2013-01-10 04:03
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
2013-01-09 21:01
2013-01-09 21:02
scream's a fitting replacement for rpk but I don't know if it will necessarily improve the team considering that rpk was pretty much a top 5 rifler in the game.
2013-01-09 21:06
really? what game?
2013-01-09 21:07
csgo? have you been paying attention lately?
2013-01-09 21:08
no i haven't paid that much attention lately. in the matches i saw he wasn't anything special but it has been a while. so i stand corrected as you seem know more about his current form.
2013-01-09 21:11
He was an ace at DHW, definitely top 5
2013-01-09 22:17
I lol'd
2013-01-09 22:44
2013-01-10 11:56
good player but there's no way he's a top 5 rifler.
2013-01-10 15:35
2013-01-09 21:02
Sad but now is the chance to bring in scream ?!
2013-01-09 21:02
RiP RapeKinG
2013-01-09 21:02
2013-01-10 00:51
Portugal proak 
lol VG words were just bullshit...
2013-01-09 21:02
nope. They said NBK would not be kicked, which is true They said that ScreaM had not been signed yet, which was also true. you need to read between the lines
2013-01-09 21:03
Their statement actually made this move much more obvious than otherwise...
2013-01-09 21:26
2013-01-09 21:03
Wow, he was so good.
2013-01-09 21:03
and you are a good joker
2013-01-09 22:10
and you're named Cristiano Ronaldo 7 die
2013-01-09 23:48
hahahahahahah +1 hahahahahahahhaahha
2013-01-10 02:55
2013-01-09 21:03
wtfffffff no....
2013-01-09 21:03
World Kobs 
bad for vg even is scream will join
2013-01-09 21:03
World usk1 
wtf why???
2013-01-09 21:03
nooo not RpK he was really the best in verygames.
2013-01-09 21:03
bring in SCREAM or forever 2nd !!
2013-01-09 21:03
wow, didn't expect this tbh
2013-01-09 21:03
Georgia JJs 
2013-01-09 21:04
What a coincidence
2013-01-09 21:04
2013-01-09 21:04
f*ck in h*ll
2013-01-09 21:05
He's moving to his passion with cars...so they say
2013-01-09 21:05
So NiP has already started making people retire, cool.
2013-01-09 21:06
Bye VG :D
2013-01-09 21:06
More like hello ScreaM
2013-01-09 21:11
yea but with -RpK VG will looooose a lot
2013-01-09 21:54
Germany Dok1 
hello VG!
2013-01-09 21:14
Georgia JJs 
2013-01-09 21:07
ScreaMMMMMM. Gl RpK for future. :D
2013-01-09 21:07
2013-01-09 21:07
wtf no :( rpk was great
2013-01-09 21:08
insaneee. -fiff +delpan
2013-01-09 21:09
NiKo | 
Turkey meep_morp 
ScreaM+rpk+shoxie+kennyS+ex6tenz DAT WOULD BE ONE HELL OF A TEAM
2013-01-09 21:09
2013-01-09 21:26
Finland FRGVN 
their IGL and one of the main reasons of their success on source.
2013-01-09 22:13
imagine that KRL+RpK+ScreaM+NBK+shoxie holy shit
2013-01-09 23:49
Denmark Sander 
KennyS is probably their best player, so changing him wouldnt make it better
2013-01-10 00:40
Rpk was. KennyS is just a great awp'er. I say RpK, ScreaM, Maj3r, KennyS, shoxie.
2013-01-10 09:26
no ex6tenz is so bad, why is he even in VG?
2013-01-10 02:43
-ex6tenz +krL and this team is unbeatable
2013-01-10 07:55
^^^^^^ what he said
2013-01-10 08:48
United Kingdom krucial 
+1 krL is a great igl
2013-01-10 13:56
Sad to see him go :( but all professional gamers can't player forever, they have pursue other things in life
2013-01-09 21:13
I wanted to see ScreaM, NBK, KennyS, RpK combo ;(
2013-01-09 21:13
He isn't completely retiring, he is joining SixeR's team.
2013-01-09 21:14
what team?
2013-01-09 21:34
they have being playing with each a lot just expect the lineup and organization TBA
2013-01-09 21:36
would be cool, though I thought that if SIXER was to come back, it would be with MAJ3R
2013-01-09 21:38
sixer/major/rpk/scream/shox would like to see it but itll never happen
2013-01-09 22:01
Finland FRGVN 
imo sixer scream shox kennys ex6tenz
2013-01-09 22:14
ScreaM, KennyS, Shox, SIXER, MAJ3R, NBK, krl, Ex6tenz, mshz, Smithzz, + extensive's players... there's enough potential for 2 great teams here, I hope they will build them before the end of CS:GO this time...
2013-01-09 22:19
Sad, but hopefully ScreaM will fill his void :)
2013-01-09 21:14
Slovakia uno1 
rpk wasnt on his CSS level imo :(. But he played 1 really good tourney, i think it was DH :)
2013-01-09 21:15
Very sad to see him retire, he was truely RaPeKing. Good luck to you bro ;)
2013-01-09 21:15
Poland weg 
uuu scream on board
2013-01-09 21:16
i thought this was some kind of joke at first lol
2013-01-09 21:18
2013-01-09 21:20
Wait did RPK really mean RaPeKing? LOL
2013-01-09 21:21
Wouldn't surprise me when he looks like that..
2013-01-09 21:23
2013-01-10 12:23
Greece her-1g 
2013-01-09 21:25
Nooo :( Not you RpK!
2013-01-09 21:27
Ex6TenZ still low and need to be changed . Rpk whyy :( he was beast
2013-01-09 21:28
2013-01-09 21:28
sad, such a good player.
2013-01-09 21:28
Obviously Vakarm just made a bad typo and they meant RpK :) Good luck in retirement!
2013-01-09 21:28
They didn't, no one expected RpK to stop playing right now it's a complete surprise for everyone.
2013-01-09 21:37
I was trying to be sarcastic/funny, obviously it was badly implemented and failed. There's always next time.
2013-01-09 21:39
The information about nbk also comes from shox. ;(
2013-01-09 21:53
Damn you French people and your good observational skills and paying more attention to the news, you fooled me this time!
2013-01-09 22:16
Sorry Didn't see that coming :D bad jokes are bad ! hahah
2013-01-09 22:19
World usk1 
youtube.com/watch?v=7zU4kdZPhzE&hd=1 GL Cedric my favourite player... ((
2013-01-09 21:32
NBK - RpK typo I guess :)
2013-01-09 21:32
hi, ScreaM-dA-KiNG
2013-01-09 21:37
"In a statement issued by VeryGames, the organisation claims that it is currently looking at "multiple solutions", and that potential recruitments will be tried out in the next few days." Let me see your solutions: Scream, Scream, Scream and Scream In France or Belgium, Who can replace RpK ?
2013-01-09 21:38
ScreaM Maj3r has alredy repaced screaM in imaginary esl.eu/fr/team/6635888/
2013-01-09 21:44
Even ScreaM cant fill the void of rpk imo. I mean, scream is imo the best aimer in cs:go, but rpk is a better player overall
2013-01-09 21:43
One legend of the e-sport is gone, thanks for all Cedric !
2013-01-09 21:42
A sad day.
2013-01-09 21:43
I was hoping for ScreaM to join VG in order to finally see someone de-trone NiP, but the team wont get any better if the one retiring/leaving is RpK. Like.. We can only be sure after the team gets together and performs but, in the papper they got weaker imo (IF is ScreaM to fill the void obviously)
2013-01-09 21:43
What a player...best of luck
2013-01-09 21:46
Whenever i think of rpk I think of this youtube.com/watch?v=7zU4kdZPhzE
2013-01-09 21:47
welcome Adil
2013-01-09 21:49
The most consistent rifler I've seen to play the game. not the smartest, but well... :D Great player whatsoever
2013-01-09 21:50
aw :<
2013-01-09 21:50
Finland joona 
wouldn't say that this was good for VG, since they played so long with this lineup EVEN the magical ScreaM would join the team.
2013-01-09 21:51
If we could have RPK, NBK, Scream, Shoxie, KRL under one roof... damn... that team would be quite awesome
2013-01-09 21:53
nooo T.T, The best player who has happened for VG
2013-01-09 21:54
Gl with cars RpK :D
2013-01-09 21:58
Sweden PPH 
add shox
2013-01-09 22:37
wtff noooo
2013-01-09 22:39
Damn replace anyone on VG with ScreaM and it's an upgrade, EXCEPT RpK. Sucks.
2013-01-09 22:41
except rpk and kennys
2013-01-09 23:57
08.01.13 21:56h Imaginary Gaming EMS new_member MAJ3R 08.01.13 21:57h Imaginary Gaming EMS kick_member ScreaM / by 1869820
2013-01-09 22:45
good luck bro, you was great
2013-01-09 22:48
:( RpK :( ScreaM join plzzz
2013-01-09 22:53
Damn that's big stuff. I wonder who's gonna join. Perhaps their next line up can beat NIP :D
2013-01-09 23:05
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Gee, wonder who will replace him ;D but sad for CSGO scene :(
2013-01-09 23:09
GG RpK you were great player, hope that scream will be atleast 80% as you were
2013-01-09 23:18
woxic | 
2013-01-09 23:49
Sad rpk stop. french start to have good teams with great players.... but no dream team
2013-01-09 23:58
Sad to see him go, but GL to him. <3 Hopefully they choose a good replacement aka ScreaM.
2013-01-09 23:58
did you missed the last days news :D
2013-01-09 23:59
RPK was their best rifler hi ScreaM. he is better :D
2013-01-10 00:10
welcome scream :)
2013-01-10 00:27
RpK Legend .
2013-01-10 00:34
Rpk was definately a friend to me for years before , and for me the all time css player. ANd he still was definately the best player in Verygames on csgo as good as Gtr & f0rest
2013-01-10 00:39
hope you will make a movie of his cs career, he deserve it. ;)
2013-01-10 02:05
Who the hell deleted my comment?!?!?!?!
2013-01-10 00:56
This is really a sad day for the cs-scene... To see one of the best players in CS:S retiring from gaming is pretty hard, but where old things go, new ones will arrive soon... I`m pretty excited to see who will take his place and how VG plays without him though (if Scream or some1 else? maybe even another young player like KennyS who did very well so far... who knows?) I wish u all the best RpK, thanks for the great moment u shared with us and have fun with the cars :)
2013-01-10 01:10
ScreaM hallow :DD
2013-01-10 01:32
youtube.com/watch?v=7zU4kdZPhzE&hd=1 THis video makes me sad now :(
2013-01-10 01:34
definitely one of their stronger players, even ScreaM won't necessarily improve this team. Would have been better with ex6tenz leaving.
2013-01-10 02:03
rpk is one of greatest cs player. hope the best to you in your project rpkTANK Hope we will see you back playing sometimes youtu.be/7zU4kdZPhzE is the best clip to show who you are :)
2013-01-10 02:03
Wow. Nip da filthy truth
2013-01-10 03:28
Scream for VG :-) Gl adil
2013-01-10 03:44
rpk was a beast :( i think better for vg is RpK ScreaM kennyS Ex6TenZ NBK ?
2013-01-10 04:19
2013-01-10 05:38
2013-01-10 07:06
hahaha lol gl for business
2013-01-10 09:04
now scream to VG))
2013-01-10 10:37
This game has not seen even a full year, and there are rampant retirements.
2013-01-10 11:57
rampant retirements? theres been a handful if that and also a number of retired players coming back.. MAJ3R pita cogu list goes on
2013-01-10 12:30
2013-01-10 14:20
only SmithZz left from initial lineup
2013-01-10 12:34
United Kingdom krucial 
2013-01-10 13:58
he was playing for a long time so it is not surprising.
2013-01-10 14:14
Who cares SPAWN IS BACK!
2013-01-10 14:20
How about mK back in vg.
2013-01-10 14:21
yeah, he will steal NiP's laptops and mouses.
2013-01-12 11:33
haha, the only way any1 else has a chance against them atm xD and yes, only a chance. I guess they wud win anyway xD
2013-01-13 20:38
NiP strong
2013-01-10 18:39
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
what means rpk?
2013-01-10 21:41
VG loses their best player, NiP is even further
2013-01-11 14:38
hahahahah Awesome
2013-01-13 20:11
United Kingdom tomtmh 
2013-01-13 20:18
2013-01-13 20:19
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
2013-01-14 15:27
Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
I want the king back ;(
2014-05-22 22:48
Denmark resb1 
2014-05-22 22:49
2015-10-03 12:17
dat up
2014-05-22 22:49
Rpk too stronk to retire.
2015-10-03 12:18
2015-11-06 13:54
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