Following rumors in the past weeks, the formation of two French Counter-Strike super teams may finally be on the verge of transpiring.
According to a report from Flickshot, G2 Esports is signing three members from Team EnVyUs: Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Kenny “kennyS” Schrub and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire. They will be filling the empty roles left behind by Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux who is being moved to a coaching position.
If the report is legitimate, the new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster of G2 Esports will be the following:
- Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux (Coach)
- Richard “shox” Papillon
- Nathan “NBK” Schmitt
- Kenny “kennyS” Schrub
- Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
- Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro
Furthermore, the players dropped by G2 Esports are said to be joining forces to create a team of their own. This second Counter-Strike team will be led by Vincent “Happy” Cervoni, current captain of Team EnVyUs, and include Alexandre “xms” Forte from Team LDLC and David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic from Team Vexed.
Cédric “RpK” Guipouy is the only player from the G2 Esports roster shuffle to be included in this team. Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom is reportedly considering an offer from FaZe to replace Phillip “aizy” Aistrub.
The lineup will be coached by Damien “maLeK” Marcel, a veteran from the old Counter-Strike: Source era who returned to the competitive scene as a player in 2011 with Tt.Dragons.
It’s unclear as to which organization this second team will be playing under. Based on rumors, Happy has already been approached by several organizations which includes his current home, Team EnVyUs.
- Damian “maLeK” Marcel (Coach)
- Vincent “Happy” Cervoni
- Cédric “RpK” Guipouy
- Christophe “SIXER” Xia
- Alexandre “xms” Forte
- David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic
It’s being called the French shuffle which will result in two incredibly promising teams. Many in the community are calling them Counter-Strike super teams while others have labelled them as dream teams.