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

#Drama
2013-01-09 21:01
31 replies
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
3 replies
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
2 replies
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
1 reply
And that NBK wasn't planning on leaving.
2013-01-10 09:19
#40
qp | 
France panic-D-
e-Drama*
2013-01-09 21:09
does this make you ScreaM?
2013-01-09 21:12
6 replies
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
5 replies
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
15 replies
What??
2013-01-09 21:35
14 replies
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
2013-01-09 22:07
lol
2013-01-09 22:15
3 replies
sup bro?
2013-01-10 03:49
2 replies
DaFuQ ?!
2013-01-10 03:52
wtf, come here pls
2013-01-10 15:53
Hahaha
2013-01-09 22:39
#130
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Poland milioner
Hahahahaha
2013-01-09 22:48
ahahahah
2013-01-09 22:54
epic
2013-01-09 23:28
HAHAHAHA well played, sir!
2013-01-09 23:34
hahahahahahahahahah
2013-01-10 00:09
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2013-01-10 00:55
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
2013-01-10 02:05
#208
NAF | 
Czech Republic GzzM
lol
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
#2
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Ukraine piratz0r
lol
2013-01-09 21:01
#3
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Portugal wakens
SCREAM
2013-01-09 21:02
8 replies
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
7 replies
really? what game?
2013-01-09 21:07
3 replies
csgo? have you been paying attention lately?
2013-01-09 21:08
2 replies
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
1 reply
He was an ace at DHW, definitely top 5
2013-01-09 22:17
I lol'd
2013-01-09 22:44
2 replies
why?
2013-01-10 11:56
1 reply
good player but there's no way he's a top 5 rifler.
2013-01-10 15:35
wOw
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
1 reply
epic,lmao
2013-01-10 00:51
#8
FalleN | 
Portugal proak
lol VG words were just bullshit...
2013-01-09 21:02
2 replies
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
sad
2013-01-09 21:03
Wow, he was so good.
2013-01-09 21:03
3 replies
and you are a good joker
2013-01-09 22:10
2 replies
and you're named Cristiano Ronaldo 7 die
2013-01-09 23:48
1 reply
hahahahahahah +1 hahahahahahahhaahha
2013-01-10 02:55
Bang!
2013-01-09 21:03
wtfffffff no....
2013-01-09 21:03
bad for vg even is scream will join
2013-01-09 21:03
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
TROLL? "D
2013-01-09 21:04
What a coincidence
2013-01-09 21:04
WTF RAPE KING :(
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
3 replies
More like hello ScreaM
2013-01-09 21:11
1 reply
yea but with -RpK VG will looooose a lot
2013-01-09 21:54
hello VG!
2013-01-09 21:14
LETS US UNLEASH SCREAM POWAAAAAAAAAAAH BEGINS :D
2013-01-09 21:07
ScreaMMMMMM. Gl RpK for future. :D
2013-01-09 21:07
ScreaM GOOOO
2013-01-09 21:07
wtf no :( rpk was great
2013-01-09 21:08
insaneee. -fiff +delpan
2013-01-09 21:09
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
6 replies
what team?
2013-01-09 21:34
5 replies
they have being playing with each a lot just expect the lineup and organization TBA
2013-01-09 21:36
4 replies
would be cool, though I thought that if SIXER was to come back, it would be with MAJ3R
2013-01-09 21:38
3 replies
sixer/major/rpk/scream/shox would like to see it but itll never happen
2013-01-09 22:01
2 replies
#110
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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
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
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
screaMMMMMMMMMMMM!
2013-01-09 21:20
Wait did RPK really mean RaPeKing? LOL
2013-01-09 21:21
2 replies
Wouldn't surprise me when he looks like that..
2013-01-09 21:23
rapidkiller
2013-01-10 12:23
#66
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Greece her-1g
oooooooooops
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
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
5 replies
They didn't, no one expected RpK to stop playing right now it's a complete surprise for everyone.
2013-01-09 21:37
4 replies
I was trying to be sarcastic/funny, obviously it was badly implemented and failed. There's always next time.
2013-01-09 21:39
3 replies
The information about nbk also comes from shox. ;(
2013-01-09 21:53
1 reply
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
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
2 replies
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
#98
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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
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
1 reply
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
Gee, wonder who will replace him ;D but sad for CSGO scene :(
2013-01-09 23:09
+ScreaM
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
1 reply
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
1 reply
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
GOOD STORY !
2013-01-10 05:38
gl
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
2 replies
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
1 reply
SPAWN!
2013-01-10 14:20
only SmithZz left from initial lineup
2013-01-10 12:34
#185
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United Kingdom krucial
RpKTANK
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
NiP strong
2013-01-10 18:39
#193
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Ukraine piratz0r
what means rpk?
2013-01-10 21:41
VG loses their best player, NiP is even further
2013-01-11 14:38
3 replies
hahahahah Awesome
2013-01-13 20:11
#198
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United Kingdom tomtmh
brilliant
2013-01-13 20:18
FUCKING LOL !
2013-01-13 20:19
SHOKKK INC.
2013-01-14 15:27
#205
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0
I want the king back ;(
2014-05-22 22:48
2 replies
+1
2014-05-22 22:49
Sure
2015-10-03 12:17
dat up
2014-05-22 22:49
Rpk too stronk to retire.
2015-10-03 12:18
xd
2015-11-06 13:54
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