Rygtebørsen around the French large groups Vitalitys future have buzzing in over a week's time, since the team after StarLadder Major in Berlin the previous weekend decided to put Nathan ’NBK’ Schmitt on the bench, as it is popularly called in Counter-Strike, when a player becomes a wreck.
According to the French esports media 1pv.fr it is now clear that it will be one of the big names in Counter-Strike, which is going to take over the vacant chair with Vitality, which is number four in the world rankings.
Richard ’Shox’ Papillon, who play for France's second best team, the G2, will be soon announced as the new Vitality-play, according to the French media.
’Shox’, which for many years has been known especially for its ability to make one-taps, has previously played together with the current Vitality players Cédric ’RpK’ Guipoy and Dan ’Apex’ Madesclaire, so it will not be completely new faces to relate to for the 27-year-old frenchman.
Since 2016 Richard ’Shox’ Papillon has been in the barn with the G2, but in addition to his old teammates ’RpK’ and ’Apex’, so he will also, if the shift goes through, get to play along with one of the world's greatest talents: The only 18-year-old Mathieu ’Zywoo’ Herbaut.
According to the 1pv.fr it is only agreement about the price of ’Shox’, which is missing to go through. The price was said to have been at around 4.5 million dollars, but after a bit of tug-of-war is G2 agreed to a price of between 2.3 and 3.1 million.
the Next task for Vitality, perhaps with Richard ’Shox’ Papillon in the fold, is to the DreamHack Masters in Malmö in the beginning of October, which is also where the Danish North participant.
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