French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has seen its biggest roster moves in years occur.
After rivals G2 Esports signed away three of its players, EnVyUs has officially revealed the players that will feature on its new roster—a mix of veterans and relative newcomers.
The team have retained veteran captain Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer as well as Christophe “SIXER” Xia from its previous roster, after losing Kenny “kennyS” Schrub, Nathan “NBK” Schmitt and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire to G2.
G2’s long-time entry fragger Cédric “RpK” Guipouy will be travelling in the other direction and joining EnVyUs, as the only member of the current G2 roster not staying with the team in some capacity.
The line-up is rounded out by a pair of young prospects—former LDLC rifler Alexandre “xms” Forté and David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic, who was last seen competing with Vexed Gaming. The new lineup confirms a report earlier in the week from French news site Flickshot.
This shuffle of French CSGO players leaves a couple of players out. Former G2 and Titan in-game leader Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans had been predicted to be a part of one of these major teams, and a tweet from earlier in the week suggests he was none too happy to be left out.
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom is also teamless after leaving G2, with the Flickshot report suggesting he is headed to FaZe Clan.
The previous EnVyUs roster, which won a Valve Major title in 2015 as well as several other international LAN events, was considered to be one of the world’s best CS:GO teams.
But early into 2016 it became apparent that the team had fallen far in terms of expectations, which was made particularly obvious at the ELEAGUE Major where the team failed to advance past the tournament’s group stage.