French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Player Richard “Shox” butterfly leaves Team Vitality after two years, announced the team on Wednesday on Twitter. This comes after reports that Shox was in talks to join Team Liquid and move to a North American organization. As a veteran of the Counter-Strike scene, he is moving to another team for 2022.
You were part of our legend, we have shared so many good moments since 2019, a chapter closes, but your name will stay engraved on the Vitality story 💛
– Team vitality (@TeamVitality) December 22, 2021
A competitive Counter-Strike player since 2006, shox has played for a variety of large esports organizations. These include VeryGames in Counter-Strike: Source, Team EnVyUs (now Team Envy), and G2 Esports in CS: GO. His first big win was the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 for CSS. Over the course of his career in both Source and Global Offensive, he won DreamHack Winter 2014, DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017, EPICENTER 2019 and, more recently, the IEM Season XVI winter season. He is one of five players who take part in all major CS: GO championships.
Especially Shock’s time with Team Vitality has led to great success. Both his EPICENTER and IEM wins were with Team Vitality. In the last international battles they have fought tough matches against top teams like ninjas in pajamas and Natus Vincere.
Shox’s future in CS: GO
As reported from 1pv, shox has held talks to leave Team Vitality’s CS: GO team to join Team Liquid. If this is true, it would mark Shox’s return to an NA organization after six years – playing for Team Envy. Along with Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella, who has reportedly returned to CS: GO from VALORANT to join Team Liquid, Team Liquid is revising its roster for 2022. Now it’s only a matter of time to see if this deal goes for them both players works, or whether they continue their careers elsewhere.