Team Vitality

Team Vitality
CEO Nicolas Maurer
Region Europe
Founded August 2013
Chairman Fabien Devide
Founders ['Nicolas Maurer', 'Fabien Devide']
Location France
Divisions ['Call of Duty: Mobile', 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive', 'F1', 'FIFA', 'Fortnite', 'Battle Royale', 'Hearthstone', 'League of Legends', "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", 'Rainbow Six: Siege', 'Rocket League', 'Street Fighter V']

Team Vitality

History

Team Vitality is a French esports organization founded in 2013. They currently have teams competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends.

The organization was founded by Fabien "Neo" Devide and Nicolas Maurer. Their first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team was signed in October 2013, consisting of players from various French teams. They made their debut at the ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014.

In February 2018, they signed their first League of Legends team. The team consists of former H2k Gaming members. They made their debut in the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split.

In September 2018, they signed a Fortnite team consisting of four French players. The team made its debut at the 2018 Fortnite World Cup.

In January 2019, they signed a Rocket League team. The team made its debut at the Rocket League Championship Series Season 7.

In February 2019, they signed a Rainbow Six Siege team. The team made its debut at the Six Invitational 2019.

In April 2019, they signed an Apex Legends team. The team made its debut at the Twitch Rivals: Apex Legends Challenge

 

Game Team Members ID Team Members Role

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
apEX  Dan Madesclaire In-Game Leader
ZywOo Mathieu Herbaut AWPer
misutaaa Kévin Rabier Rifler
dupreeh Peter Rasmussen Rifler
Magisk Emil Reif Rifler
zonic Danny Sørensen (Coach)

League of Legends
Alphari Barney Morris Top
Selfmade Oskar Boderek Jungle
Perkz Luka Perković Mid
Carzzy Matyáš Orság Bot
Labrov Labros Papoutsakis Support

Valorant
ceNder Jokūbas Labutis Cypher
BONECOLD Santeri Sassi In-Game Leader
baddyG Kamil Graniczka Raze
H1ber Joona Parviainen Jett
nataNk Nathan Bocqueho  
YoZeii   (Substitute)

Rocket League
Kaydop Alexandre Courant  
Alpha54 Yanis Champenois  
Radosin Andrea Radovanović  
Fairy Peak! Victor Locquet (Substitute)
Ferra Victor Francal (Coach)

FreeFire
FABINDRO Indranil Saha (IGL & Coach)
Mehul Mehul Rawat  
Dipu Dipu Subba  
SANGAM Sangam Kunwar  
A!Z3N Sanjog Thapa  

FIFA
Rocky Corentin Chevrey  
DaXe Lucas Cuillerier  

Fortnite
Snayzy Idris Aichouche  
PodaSai Salman Mehdid  

Organization

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Former Members

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Awards and Achievements

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Vitality has had several strong finishes in recent years. In 2018, the team won the ELEAGUE Boston Major, becoming the first French team to ever win a CS: GO, Major. They followed that up with a win at the 2019 CS: GO Asia Championships.

In League of Legends, Team Vitality has qualified for the League of Legends World Championship three times, in 2015, 2016, and 2017. They have also won the EU LCS Summer Split twice, in 2016 and 2017.

In Overwatch, Team Vitality has had several strong showings in international tournaments. In 2018, they won the Overwatch Contenders Season 1 Europe title. In 2019, they won the Overwatch Contenders Season 2 Europe title.

Team Vitality has also had success in Rainbow Six Siege. In 2018, they won the Six Major Paris tournament. In 2019, they won the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 9 - Europe.

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2021-12-19 3rd S-Tier Offline BLAST Premier: World Final 2021   0 : 2 $120,000
2021-12-12 1st S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Winter   3 : 0 $100,000
2021-11-28 2nd S-Tier Offline BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021   1 : 2 $85,000
2020-12-13 1st S-Tier Online BLAST Premier: Fall 2020   2 : 1 $225,000
2020-11-22 1st S-Tier Online Intel Extreme Masters XV - Beijing Online: Europe   3 : 2 $60,000
2019-12-22 1st S-Tier Offline EPICENTER 2019   2 : 1 $250,000
2019-06-09 1st S-Tier Offline Esports Championship Series Season 7 - Finals   2 : 0 $225,000
2019-05-26 1st A-Tier Offline cs_summit 4   2 : 0 $64,000
2019-04-14 1st A-Tier Offline Charleroi Esports 2019   2 : 0 $56,554.52
2018-11-18 1st A-Tier Offline DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018   2 : 0 $50,000

 

Controversies

In 2016, it was revealed that two members of Team Vitality's CS: GO team, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, had been using a bug that allowed them to see through walls. The pair were immediately banned from all Valve-sponsored events and their team was forced to forfeit all prize money they had won while using the bug.

In 2018, Team Vitality was again embroiled in controversy when it was revealed that one of their players, Richard "Shox" Papillon, had been using an aimbot during official matches. Shox was banned from all Valve-sponsored events for two years and his team was once again forced to forfeit all prize money they had won while he was using the aimbot.

In 2019, Team Vitality was once again in the news for all the wrong reasons when it was revealed that their CS: GO team had been using coaching exploits during official matches. The team was fined €30,000 and were forced to forfeit all prize money they had won while using the exploits.

As a result of these controversies, Team Vitality has developed a reputation as a team that is willing to cheat to win. This has led to many fans and players calling for them to be banned from all professional esports events.