aAa have announced the departure of their star awper Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, as he prepares to join newly formed Vitality alongside Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, and ex-EnVyUs pair Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer.

The 17-year-old prodigy is highly rated among fellow pros and experts, and is said to be the next big awping talent in the French scene after KennyS. He has won the FACEIT Pro League – Europe for 3 months in a row from June to August this year. His statistics are really impressive, with a K/D of 1.36, ADR of 97.1 and an overall HLTV rating of 1.40.

In an interview to the aAa website, thanked his teammates and staff.

“Thank you * aAa * for the pro coaching and coaching, all the staff was really great, and I was very happy to wear this historic CS tag. Thanks also to my teammates, Nonick, WaneG, MetaL, Wallax, BouLy, but also PM and Ozstriker, with whom I was able to progress and have a great time. Finally, thank you to all those who support me, I will do everything not to disappoint you!” he said.

The president of aAa gaming, Oliver “Chapter1” Ozoux was very happy with his progress and wished him well.

“For our return on Counter-Strike, we knew that by recruiting this team we recruit players of very good level, with an excellent state of mind, but also an exceptional player in the person of ZywOo. And the least we can say is that he did not disappoint us. It was a real pleasure to count him among us, and to have seen him evolve with his teammates. In addition to his extraordinary skill and his reserved nature outside servers, Mathieu has also shown concern and listening to the structure. We are very happy and proud of the path he has traveled with * aAa *, and wish him every success in his future projects – he has all the qualities to become one of the world’s undisputed leaders.”

Waterboys have the following lineup:

[flag country=”fr”] Nathan “NBK-“ Schmitt

[flag country=”fr”] Dan “apEX” Madesclaire

[flag country=”fr”] Cédric “RpK” Guipouy

[flag country=”fr”] Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer

[flag country=”fr”] Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut