The history of the French Counter-Strike:Global Offensive in the general context is as significant as the Danish or Swedish. The most significant contribution to the popularization of the game in this country was made by the guys from LDLC in the early 2010s. One esportsman stood out from the rest, it was a dream of French players to compete for shoulder to shoulder with him. Vincent Happy Schopenhauer until recently was considered the strongest esportsman of this discipline in France. Why? The answer is in the material.
Vincent started his career with Counter-Strike:Source, and then switched to the usual CS:GO. At the first majors, he made it to the playoffs as part of the LDLC but didn’t get to the decisive matches. Schopenhauer was considered one of the best lurkers on the planet and also led the team during the competition. The turning point for him was the departure of three of his close friends and partners to Titan in September 2014. Dan apEX Madeskler, Mathieu Maniac Quiquerez and Hovik KQLY Tovmassian left Happy and Nathan NBK-Schmitt on the sidelines one day. Schopenhauer considered this gesture a betrayal and wanted to end his career. At this moment the situation was saved by Richard shox Papillon. The French riffler called Vincent and offered to play together, so a new LDLC roster was formed, which, in addition to the above-mentioned athletes, included Fabien kioShiMa Fiey and Edouard SmithZz Dubordeaux. By the way, shox was not sure about Happy's desire, as he considered the rifler to be a secretive, not very talkative person, which is difficult to find an approach to. Schopenhauer agrees with this opinion and adds that he chose his nickname not without self-irony since he always looks unhappy.
DreamHack Winter 2014
2 months after the merger, the new LDLC arrived at the fourth major in history. For Happy, it started with good news. His former teammates were disqualified for VAC ban for KQLY, who was banned from competitions for several years. The French exited the group in first place after beating ESC and future rivals in the Ninjas in Pajamas final. And then the most scandalous fight in the history of the Major awaited us. The formidable fnatic gave battle to LDLC and brought the meeting to the desider (Overpass), where they lost for the side of the terrorists 12-3. The French won the pistol round and were preparing to press the opponent, but the Swedish players had a trump card up their sleeve. Round after round, they used a buggy A-plant boost that allows them to see multiple positions at the bottom of the map. LDLC was unable to oppose anything, initially without understanding where the opponent was operating from. Fnatic took the score to 16-13 without losing a round and won.
The French were extremely saddened by the defeat, because victory was almost in their hands. But having found out about the method that helped the Swedes to prevail, the LDLC immediately filed a protest. The result of the deciding map was annulled, the teams were offered to replay the decider, the Swedish team opposed. The organizers, without thinking twice, disqualified fnatic, skipping LDLC to the semi-finals.
In the 1/2 finals, the French dealt with Natus Vincere without any problems, and Happy shot 45 frags. The decisive duel of the tournament became the decoration of all days of the competition. The champion had to be clarified on the deader, the same Overpass, where the French turned out to be stronger in overtime. Schopenhauer became the frag leader of his team, entered the list of the best players of the tournament according to statistics and naturally received the title of MVP Major. He achieved the main goal without old partners, demonstrating maximum concentration and self-confidence. His rating in the championship was 1.17.
Vincent has 11 trophies to his credit, he was recognized as MVP 4 times. The rifler was in the top 20 HLTV twice (10th in 2014, 8th in 2015). If you thought that the events of DreamHack Winter 2014 became the main events in the Frenchman's career, then your opinion is wrong. A year later, in Romania at the Major, as part of the new Envy team, which will include his permanent right hand NBK-, kioShiMa, young star kennyS and old friend apEX, Happy will become a two-time winner of the Major. This time he will be on the sidelines. We will talk about this major a bit later in the following materials.
After a stint at Envy, where Vincent won 7 trophies, he had a short run at Vitality, a return to LDLC, and then a retirement from CS:GO. After that, the French legend went to conquer the vastness of Valorant.
On February 15, 2020, Schopenhauer fought his last fight in Counter-Strike. In the new discipline, he started with the old teammate Maniac. For 2 years in Valorant, the Frenchman won only one tournament and reached the finals several times. A month ago, Vincent left his organization and is currently contemplating the further development of his career. We may soon see him return to the pro scene, as his friend NBK- did. But it is worth considering the option of the position of a coach or commentator.
Today, without a doubt many will call Mathieu ZywOo Herbaud the best player in the history of French CS:GO. But before the arrival of the sniper, Vincent Happy Schopenhauer was unconditionally the main contender for this title. To finally take over the “title”, Vitality needs to win at least one major, because the great rifler has two of them.Bet on CS:GO with 1xBet