The French shuffle is officially in the books, as Titan have acquired Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux and Richard "shox" Papillon from EnVyUs in exchange for Kenny “kennyS” Schrub and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, Titan announced Monday.
"I am really eager to play with Kévin, Mathieu and Cédric. We already know each other well but I also know that we've all grown these past months," shox said in a press release. "We are returning to a four man lineup that has already proven itself in the past, and having someone like Mathieu on top of that can truly benefit us in and out of the game. I am confident in this team and I believe we hold all the cards in order to make this a success."
The French shuffle has been rumored since EnVyUs' disappointing 5-6th finish at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season I Finals. The original report cited shox's and smithZz's work ethic as an issue for the team.
"Today I am leaving Titan for a new challenge. I am enthusiastic for the future, but at the same time nostalgic of what I leave behind," said kennyS in a press release. "Even beyond the game, Titan remains one of my best adventures when it comes to people and I am not ready to forget it. I really appreciated these 15 months surrounded by everyone who made this team work, thanking them and wishing them the best of luck in the future!"
With the changes Titan's current lineup is as follows:
- Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
- Mathieu "Maniac" Quiqerez
- Cédric "RpK" Guipouy
- Richard "shox" Papillon
- Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
EnVyUs' current lineup is as follows:
- Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
- Vincent "Happy" Cervoni
- Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey
- Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
- Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
Titan will next be competing at the ESL One Cologne European qualifier, from July 25 to 26.
Daniel Rosen is a writer for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.