The French scene is in the worst state it has been since its large absence in 1.6. There are currently three French teams that maintain any form of relevancy in Counter-Strike. The new G2 has returned Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux to what should be the top team in France, but this team has failed, crashing out of tournament after tournament. Nathan “NBK” Schmitt’s new team Vitality features Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer, a player far past his best. Despite looking strong recently, the young team LDLC lack the discipline and quality to make it to the top. With the majority of French talent spread out between three teams, it is clear to see that the scene is fragmented. Shards of greatness lie within these three teams, forcefully distributed, but if they can be brought together they can shine.
I am grateful to have had the chance to interview Mohan “launders” Govindasamy. He owns the brand boxr, which has a clothing range that you can check out at the bottom of the interview, and he is known now as a caster and streamer. He has recently been behind the microphone at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul and Copenhagen, along with EPICENTER 2018. Enjoy the interview!
Gambit have announced that Dmitry “dimasick” Matvienko, formerly of AVANGAR and LoG, has joined the team. He has filled one of the gaps left by the departing Abay “Hobbit” Khassenov and Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev, and Gambit declared in the announcement that a final member will be “presented shortly”.