Team-LDLC part ways with White and Blue squads

by Dennis Gonzales Apr 13 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Team LDLC have shut down their White and Blue CS:GO squads, the organization announced Wednesday.

The news closely follows the departure of two players from LDLC White, Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon, who was acquired by Team EnVyUs on March 8, and Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro, who was acquired by G2 Esports on April 9.

While the French organization's squads have found their fair share of success — LDLC White won Assembly Winter 2016 and LDLC Blue won Underdogs Season 2 — the org is better known for its previous roster, which now plays as Team EnVyUs. nV's current lineup flew the Team-LDLC banner during DreamHack Winter 2014, where they defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 to take the Major title.

LDLC Blue's manager, Grégory "geekory" Caboche, said in a statement that the decision to dissolve the teams was bitter sweet.

"It’s not with sadness that I write this message, quite the opposite!" he said. "The adventure should end one day, this was bound to happen, just a matter of time. This journey in Team-LDLC ends today.

"What Team-LDLC give us is priceless. The chance to stand alongside this structure was a rewarding experience."

It's unknown whether the squads will continue to play as independents. Also not mentioned in the press release is whether or not LDLC's women's squad, LDLC Female, is affected by this decision.

Here's LDLC White's former roster:

  • Matthieu "matHEND" Roquigny
  • Simon "Fuks" Florysiak
  • Antoine "to1nou" Pirard

Here's LDLC Blue's former roster:

  • Charbel "BouLy" Naoum
  • David "HEdm" Thalien
  • Guillaume "XpG" Veron
  • Julien "PetitSkel" Marcantoni
  • Younes "YOUNS" Ait-lalla

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.