The long-rumored French shuffle may finally be upon us, as a report from FlickShot's Guillaume "Nel" Canelo says that two super teams will be forming from the ashes of the current G2 Esports and Team EnVyUs CS:GO rosters.
According to Nel's report, G2 is set to drop Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and move Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux to a coaching role in order to sign three members of Team EnVyUs: Nathan "NBK" Schmitt, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire.
The report also says that the players left out of this French super team will be making a team of their own, and that it will be led by current EnVyUs player Vincent "Happy" Cervoni. While it is unclear which organization this roster would sign with, Nel states that the team will feature RpK, current nV player Christophe "SIXER" Xia, current LDLC player Alexandre "xms" Forte, and David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic, who currently plays for Team Vexed.
This second French super team will reportedly be coached by Counter-Strike: Source player Damian "maLeK" Marcel, and have reportedly been approached by several organizations, including EnVyUs.
According to Nel, most of the players left out of the shuffle have either found a new home or have received new offers. ScreaM has reportedly received an offer from FaZe Clan to replace Phillip "aizy" Aistrub, who is reportedly going to North to replace Reuben "RUBINO" Villarroel. The other player left out is former G2 and current LDLC player Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans, who was allegedly going to head up the second French super team, but was left out of the process.
Ex6TenZ has since tweeted at nV and RpK.
According to Nel's report, this is how the two French super teams might look:
- Richard "shox" Papillon
- Nathan "NBK" Schmitt
- Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
- Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
- Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro
- Eduoard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)
- Vincent "Happy" Cervoni
- Cédric "RpK" Guipouy
- Christophe "SIXER" Xia
- Alexandre "xms" Forte
- David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic
- Damian "maLeK" Marcel (coach)
theScore esports has reached out to G2 Esports and Team EnVyUs and will update this article with their response.