According to a statement released on Twitter, Phillipe “faculty” Rodier is set to leave Vitality only a month after the roster was picked up.
La déception est grande, mais mon aventure avec Vitality se termine aujourd'hui. J'espère -sincèrement- que l'équipe parviendra à atteindre ses objectifs malgré tout.
— Philippe Rodier (@faculty07) November 13, 2018
While the reasons are unknown at this point, he expressed his “disappointment” and wished the players well for their journey ahead. A former 1.6 player for against All authority, Rodier was away from Counter-Strike for a long time before being announced as the coach of Vitality at its inception.
The team that was formed in October, has not yet been tested on LAN, and has managed to secure spots at Dreamhack Atlanta and LOOT.Bet Cup #3 in Malta, although not yet secured a spot for the Qualifier for the Europe Minor, as well as failed to qualify for Dreamhack Winter.
The French team are set to Debut on LAN against Ghost in Dreamhack Atlanta on the 16th of November and will be without their coach unless a replacement is found immediately.
Team Vitality CS:GO
[flag country=”fr”] Nathan “NBK-“ Schmitt
[flag country=”fr”] Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
[flag country=”fr”] Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer
[flag country=”fr”] Cédric “RpK” Guipouy
[flag country=”fr”] Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut