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.