Team Vitality is excited to share it is taking its CS:GO roster to the next level with the signing of Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, Emil "Magisk" Reif, and Danny "zonic" Sorensen. The decorated trio join Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, and Kevin "misutaaa" Rabier to complete one of the strongest line-ups in CS:GO history. The new roster comes as part of a €50M investment from Rewired.gg spread over the next three years to create European super teams capable of winning the most coveted trophies in esports. The news follows the reveal of Team Vitality's League of Legends roster, featuring World Champion finalist Luka "Perkz" Perkovic and back-to-back European Champion Matyas "Carzzy" Orsag.
Team Vitality's CS:GO and League of Legends rosters represent a new era for the organisation as it aims to dominate European esports, bolstered by increased investment, unrivalled facilities and performance staff, and a strong leadership team from the sport and lifestyle industries. With a new laser focus on performance and securing the best international talent in esports, it is Team Vitality's goal to conquer the biggest stages of them all by being the most serious contender at Worlds and Major on the three next years.
As a legacy player, dupreeh is one of only five to have attended every CS:GO Major with titles secured at an impressive four tournaments including ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017, FACEIT London Major 2018, IEM Katowice 2019, and StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. Magisk also joins Team Vitality with a long list of accolades including winning the prestigious Intel Grand Slam, a $1,000,000 prize awarded to teams who win a number of S-Tier events organised by ESL or DreamHack. Leading the helm, the most decorated coach in CS:GO history, zonic brings a wealth of experience, trophy wins, and expertise which is set to take Team Vitality to new heights.
This scale of talent investment has never been seen in esports before and I am honoured to be leading the charge with these rosters which have the potential to make history in Europe and beyond," said, Fabien "Neo" Devide, Co-Founder and Esports Director, Team Vitality. "Since the beginning of our entrance into CS:GO, we have been working with intensity to get to the top and nurture some of the best talent France has to offer. It's now time to think internationally and create a new CS:GO culture of European talent with legacy athletes. As proven winners, dupreeh, Magisk & zonic have what it takes to move us from not just being a strong contender, but the best CS:GO team in the world."
“这种规模的人才投资在电子竞技中是前所未有的，我很荣幸能够带领这些团队，他们具有在欧洲以及更大舞台上创造历史的潜力。”Vitality联合创始人、电竞总监Fabien “Neo” Devide称，“自从我们进入CS:GO领域以来，我们一直努力争取荣誉，并且培养一些法国拥有的最优秀的人才。现在是时候从国际化的角度思考，并与传奇选手一起创造新的欧洲人才的CS:GO文化。作为公认的赢家，dupreeh、Magisk和zonic有能力使我们不仅作为强大的竞争者，而且能够成为世界上最出色的CS:GO战队。”
CS:GO has always been central to Team Vitality's competitive ambitions with a long history of winning trophies and nurturing some of the biggest players in the space. Team Vitality is home to back-to-back HLTV Player of The Year and Forbes 30 under 30 honoree ZywOo. At only 21 years old, ZywOo is on track to mark the history of his sport and broke records by becoming the holder for the most MVP awards earned by a player during their first competitive year, securing five. With this new roster of experienced talent, Team Vitality is set to elevate ZywOo to earn another HLTV Player of The Year award and take his skills to unprecedented heights.
Team Vitality's new CS:GO roster will be composed of:
Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, France, 21 years old
- Two time, and current, HLTV best player in the world.
Kevin "Misutaaa" Rabier, France, 18 years old
- Blast Premier Fall 2020 winner as a rookie.
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, France, 28 years old
- Captain and 2015 Major winner.
Peter "dupreeh" Rothmann Rasmussen, Denmark, 28 years old
- 4 time Major winner and Intel GrandSlam Winner.
Emil "Magisk" Hoffmann Reif, Denmark, 23 years old
- Major MVP, 3 time Major winner and Intel GrandSlam Winner.
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut，法国，21岁
Kevin “Misutaaa” Rabier，法国，18岁
－ 曾以新人身份赢得2020 BLAST秋季赛冠军；
Dan “apEX” Madesclaire，法国，28岁
－ 队长，2015 Major冠军；
Peter “dupreeh” Rothmann Rasmussen，丹麦，28岁
Emil “Magisk” Hoffmann Reif，丹麦，23岁
－ Major MVP，三届Major冠军，英特尔大满贯获得者；
Team Vitality also bids a fond farewell to both Remy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam and Richard "shox" Papillon who have been key players in the organization's success and leave behind great memories and individual legacies. Jayson "Kyojin" Nguyen Van will stay on the roster as a 6th man allowing him to explore team offers next year. Making his on-stage competition debut two months ago at the PGL Major, Kyojin is developing at an impressive rate, and the arrival of experienced veterans will help him grow even faster.