A new Counter-Strike season: Global Offensive is just around the corner, and with it, a few changes! Reassure yourself, this time no shuffle, but a firm will to continue on the trajectory already traced. On the programme, our team led by Kevin “Ex6TenZ” DROOLANS, strengthened this year by new elements which we hope will bring us the little extra that will allow us to progress in 2018.
We therefore officially welcome our two new protagonists, Steeve “ozstrik3r” Flavigni and Loïc “RegnaM” Péron.
For his part, Julien “Krav” HERNANDEZ will concentrate on his specialty, analysis. The French legend of Counter-Strike Steeve “ozstrik3r” Flavigni will take the place of coach of the team and Loïc “RegnaM” Péron will assume the role of manager.
At roster level, the composition of the team remains unchanged:
Kévin “Ex6TenZ” DROOLANS
Antoine “to1nou” PIRARD
Alex “ALEX” MCMEEKIN
Mathieu “Maniac” QUIQUEREZ
Timothée “DEVIL” DEMOLON
However, you will notice the departure of MoMaN, former manager of the team, who remains in the structure but in a completely different position. Of course, we thank him very much for all that he has been able to accomplish so far in the CS: GO team. His innumerable talents will serve again in the coming months but this time on new projects !
We will conclude the launch of this new season with a few words from our Esports Director, as well as our new coach and team captain.
“The entire Team-LDLC staff is happy to repeat the Counter-Strike: GO experience for the 2018 season, which officially starts for us in a few days with the Assembly Winter. We are delighted to be working with the same team for another year. We are starting with a solid foundation, but we will have to consolidate it by 2018. For this purpose we have decided to call on two people already well known in the sports scene for their seriousness and their involvement, ozstrik3r and RegnaM. This new team has everything on paper to succeed. 2018 will therefore be a decisive year for Team-LDLC CS: GO.”
Anthony RABBY – Esports Director
“For me, this is an unexpected opportunity to join LDLC because it is the best in France today (Serious, quality of work with the equipment they put at our disposal and Gaming House). aAa has been a wonderful springboard for me and I couldn’t thank them enough for what they brought me both the staff and the players with whom I continue to trade. At present, I am 100% in the esport thanks to Stephan and Marty that I thank infinitely but I do not forget my partner, my half: Krav:) Our complementarity will be unbeatable between the experience ingame and the management of a group. Working with a group that mixes the experience of Ex6, Mani and Devil with the talented Toinou and Alex gives me hope for the future! Thank you all for following us.”
Steeve “ozstrik3r” FLAVIGNI – CS:GO Coach
“Let’s start a new year at LDLC! Let’s not lie, the end of the year was difficult except for a good ESWC in Paris. We have had different problems. One of the main ones was our weak CT sides. Probably partly due to a role problem since we were three pivots for only two available positions, as a result, we had divided the roles but we didn’t all get our share in the end. It was a great period of doubt for the team. For me, it would have been a waste of a split because I see a lot of potential in every player and a lot of envy. All we had to do was find a way to get the machine running. I then had an idea that I studied first with Alex and then with the team… Change certain roles and allocate them more clearly to satisfy everyone and be able to play another more universal style of play, exploiting the deep qualities of each player. It’s a fairly radical change so it’s going to take a bit of time for us to perform, it’s as if we’re back to zero but I think it’s the right direction. It is up to us to show a good mentality and push in the same direction! I hope that we will silence the critics, I want to show that I was right to stay with this team. I really think we can do great things! Let’s get to work!”
Kévin “Ex6TenZ” DROOLANS – CS:GO Captain