Vitality might soon venture into international Counter-Strike with the signings from Denmark.
According to a report from 1pv.fr, the trio of Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “Magisk” Reif, and Danny “zonic” Sørensen will join the ranks of Vitality for the forthcoming 2022 pro circuit and are expected to replace Richard “shox” Papillon, Jayson “Kyojin” Nguyen Van, and head coach Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam on the french side’s active CS:GO, division.
The post-major shenanigans seem to have already begun in the faces of Vitality and Astralis who have reportedly entered negotiations to re-shuffle their rosters post their exit from the ongoing PGL Major Stockholm.
With Astralis having signed Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, Benjamin “blameF” Bremer, the duo formerly of Complexity and with the contracts of Dupreeh, Magisk and zonic to run out by the end of the year, any top tier team in the scene would love to bolster their firepower with the signings of the former trio. With the latter being said, Team Vitality are the heavy favourites to have shortlisted the mentioned trio ahead of their future professional games following their dreadful run at the Major, initially to have recovered from a shaky Legends Stage and an early exit from the playoffs at the hands of Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s Natus Vincere.
It is believed that the contracts of Shox, Kyojin and coach XTQZZZ are on the verge of being terminated only to be replaced by the Danish core in a bid to induce a feeling, that of a fresh car within the active roster. Although Shox has been around Vitality for almost two years, it must be heartbreaking for Kyojin as the 22-year-old Frenchman who earlier replaced Cédric “RpK” Guipouy will be shown the door after a period of just six months.
Will this report see the light one day, Team Vitality will have:
- Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
- Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
- Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier
- Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
- Emil “Magisk” Reif
- Danny “zonic” Sørensen (Head coach)