Nuit Blanche was created in winter 1996 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, a city in the north of France. It was first a gathering of "irl" friends, organizing homemade LANs in their flats. They played a number of casual games, but actually became successful at Quake winning many offline tournaments, especially playing Capture The Flag.
Upon the release of StarCraft was release, some members started to play it. In 3 years, the team grew from being a totally unknown team to a 4-time French champion with famous players.
Nuit Blanche is now a multigaming, sponsored team, but its goal is still, and will always be to promote fun and fair play and to grow as a team in a friendly and motivating atmosphere.