Team Vitality has secured 50 million euros in funds from Rewired.gg over the next three years to create “European super teams that can win the most coveted trophies in esports”.
The France-based eSports organization today also announced its CSGO roster for 2022 with the engagement of Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “magisk” Reif and Danny “zonic” Sørensen.
The decorated trio joins Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier to complete what they call “one of the strongest line-ups in CSGO history”.
The news also follows the unveiling of Team Vitality’s League of Legends 2022 roster, which includes World Champion finalist Luka “Perkz” Perković and consecutive European Champion Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság.
Team Vitality’s CSGO and League of Legends roster represent a new era for the organization as they “seek to dominate European esports, supported by increased investment,” unrivaled facilities and performance staff, and a strong sports and lifestyle leadership team Industry “.
“With a new laser focus on performance and securing the best international talent in esports, Team Vitality’s goal is to hit the biggest stages of all and be the most serious contender in Worlds and Major for the next three years,” added Vitality in a. add press release.
These gigantic squads are featured in the Team Vitality “Watch us follow us” brand video, in which CSGO and League of Legends athletes become titans.
“This level of talent investment has never been seen in esports and I am honored to take the lead with these cadres who have the potential to make history in Europe and beyond,” said Fabien “Neo” Devide, Co-founder and eSports director at Team Vitality.
“Since we started out with CSGO, we’ve worked hard to get to the top and nurture some of the best talent France has to offer. Now is the time to think internationally and use legacy athletes to create a new CSGO culture of European talent. As proven winners, dupreeh, magisk and zonic have what it takes to be not only strong contenders, but also the best CSGO team in the world. “
Vitality said CSGO has always been central to the organization’s competitive ambitions, “with a long history of winning trophies and promoting some of the greatest players in the industry”.
Team Vitality is home to consecutive HLTV Player of the Year and Forbes 30 under 30 award winner ZywOo. At the age of 21, ZywOo broke records by becoming the holder of most MVP awards a player earned in their first year of competition, earning five.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Dupreeh, Magisk and Zonic on the team. They achieved so much together and I know that both I and the team can learn a lot from them. I’m so ready to show everyone how far this team can go, ”said Mathieu“ ZywOo ”Herbaut.
Team Vitality’s new CSGO roster consists of:
- Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, France, 21 years
- Twice and currently best HLTV player in the world
- Kevin “Misutaaa” Rabier, France, 18 years old
- Blast Premier Fall 2020 winner as a rookie
- Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, France, 28 years
- Captain and Major Winner 2015
- Peter “dupreeh” Rothmann Rasmussen, Denmark, 26 years
- Quadruple Major Winner and Intel GrandSlam Winner
- Emil “magisk” Hoffmann Reif, Denmark, 23 years old
- Major MVP, three-time major winner, and Intel GrandSlam winner
In other Vitality news, we interviewed the organization’s new UK top laner Alphari, from League of Legends, about the West who is good enough to win worlds, TP changes like Vitality G2’s 2019 roster as best western team ever can overtake in the LEC 2022, and more.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University in 2007 with a 2: 1 degree in multi-media journalism.
A longtime gamer who first picked up the NES controller in the late 1980s, he has written for a number of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV, Riot Games and others. He worked as Head of Content for the British Esports Association until February 2021 before returning to Esports News UK full-time as an esports consultant helping brands and companies better understand the industry.