Team Vitality reveals €50m talent investment alongside CS:GO announcement

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Team Vitality shared that it is taking its CS:GO roster to the next level with the signing of Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “magisk” Reif, and Danny “zonic” Sørensen. The decorated trio join Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, and Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier to complete one of the strongest line-ups in CS:GO history.

The new roster comes as part of a €50M investment from spread over the next three years to create European super teams capable of winning the most coveted trophies in esports. The news follows the reveal of Team Vitality’s League of Legends roster, featuring World Champion finalist Luka “Perkz” Perković and back-to-back European Champion Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság.

Team Vitality’s CS:GO and League of Legends rosters represent a new era for the organisation as it aims to dominate European esports, bolstered by increased investment, unrivaled facilities and performance staff, and a strong leadership team from the sport and lifestyle industries. With a new laser focus on performance and securing the best international talent in esports, it is Team Vitality’s goal to conquer the biggest stages of them all by being the most serious contender at Worlds and Major on the three next years.

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These gigantic rosters are represented in the “Watch us follow us” Team Vitality brand video in which CS:GO and League of Legends athletes become real Titans and gather to conquer the world. The video showcases Team Vitality’s ambitious objectives and performance goals which the organization has created to take itself to the next level.

As a legacy player, dupreeh is one of only five to have attended every CS:GO Major with titles secured at an impressive four tournaments including ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017, FACEIT London Major 2018, IEM Katowice 2019, and StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. magisk also joins Team Vitality with a long list of accolades including winning the prestigious Intel Grand Slam, a $1,000,000 prize awarded to teams who win a number of S-Tier events organised by ESL or DreamHack. Leading the helm, the most decorated coach in CS:GO history, Zonic brings a wealth of experience, trophy wins, and expertise which is set to take Team Vitality to new heights.

“This scale of talent investment has never been seen in esports before and I am honoured to be leading the charge with these rosters which have the potential to make history in Europe and beyond,” said Team Vitality co-founder and esports director Fabien “Neo” Devide. “Since the beginning of our entrance into CS:GO, we have been working with intensity to get to the top and nurture some of the best talent France has to offer. It’s now time to think internationally and create a new CS:GO culture of European talent with legacy athletes. As proven winners, Dupreeh, Magisk and Zonic have what it takes to move us from not just being a strong contender, but the best CS:GO team in the world.”

CS:GO has always been central to Team Vitality’s competitive ambitions with a long history of winning trophies and nurturing some of the biggest players in the space. Team Vitality is home to back-to-back HLTV Player of The Year and Forbes 30 under 30 honoree ZywOo. At only 21 years old, ZywOo is on track to mark the history of his sport and broke records by becoming the holder for the most MVP awards earned by a player during their first competitive year, securing five. With this new roster of experienced talent, Team Vitality is set to elevate ZywOo to earn another HLTV Player of The Year award and take his skills to unprecedented heights.   

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Dupreeh, Magisk, and Zonic join the team. Together they have achieved so much and I know there is a lot both myself and the team can learn from them. I am so ready to show everyone how far this team can go!” said Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut.

Team Vitality’s new CS: GO roster will be composed of:

  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, France, 21 years old
    • Two time, and current,  HLTV best 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 old
    • Captain and 2015 Major winner
  • Peter “dupreeh” Rothmann Rasmussen, Denmark, 26 years old 
    • Four time Major winner and Intel GrandSlam Winner
  • Emil “magisk” Hoffmann Reif, Denmark, 23 years old 
    • Major MVP,  Three time Major winner and Intel GrandSlam Winner