Team Vitality, founded in 2013, is currently one of the top teams across the board in Esports. With a huge win at the BLAST.tv Paris Major earlier this year, the CS:GO roster is establishing itself as the team to beat.
The organization has been dominating a few other titles over the years, particularly in Rocket League with Zen winning the MVP award at the last 3 Major events. But what does the future hold for the French competitors? Here’s everything you need to know about Team Vitality.
Top Players: ZywOo (CS:GO), apEX (CS:GO), Zen (Rocket League)
Location: Paris, France
Founded: August 2013
Over the years, Team Vitality has developed into an absolute powerhouse within the Esports industry. Although Vitality was born in 2013, it took 5 years for them to start competing in the competitive CS:GO space. Their first big win came in 2018 at the DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018 where they won 2-0 against a strong Luminosity roster.
Since then, Vitality has become a household name in the CS:GO space with multiple 1st place finishes at S-Tier tournaments and events. In 2023 alone, the team has won two major tournaments with the BLAST.tv Paris Major and the Gamers8 tournament in Riyadh where they beat out ENCE in a close 2-1 series.
Not only does Vitality dominate in the CS:GO space, but they have also been dominating the Rocket League Championship Series since 2019. In 9 RLCS events since 2019, Vitality has won 6 and placed 2nd in the other 3 narrowly losing out to Reciprocity, NRG, and Dignitas respectively.
This winning mentality is at the heart of Vitality’s organization and culture. They are willing to bring on new talent to upgrade and improve their rosters, whilst continuing to develop talent. Alexis “Zen” Bernier is a notable mention here as a new addition to the Rocket League roster in October of 2022.
Alpha54 – Yanis Champenois
Radosin – Andrea Radovanovic
Zen – Alexis Bernier
Ferra (Coach) – Victor Francal
apEX – Dan Mdesclaire
ZywOo – Mathieu Herbaut
Magisk – Emil Reif
Spinx – Lotan Giladi
flameZ – Shahar Shushan
zonic (Coach) – Danny Sorensen
League of Legends
Photon – Kyeong Gyu-tae
Perkz – Luka Perkovic
Upset – Elias Lipp
Kaiser – Norman Kaiser
Bo (Inactive) – Zhou Yangbo
ceNder – Jokūbas Labutis
MOLSI – Michał Łącki
Destrian – Tomas Linikas
BONECOLD (Inactive) – Santeri Sassi
Twisten (Former) – Karel Ašenbrener
The Future of Team Vitality
So… what can we expect from Team Vitality as we move later into 2023 and 2024? Later this year (October 2023) we have the IEM Sydney Major. This will be the first time the event has run in 4 years and it’s safe to say the hype is building. The OCE fanbase for CS:GO is known for its crazy moments and crowd reactions, making for an extremely entertaining event. We can’t wait to see Vitality competing once again alongside the top teams such as ENCE, G2, NAVI, Fnatic, and many more.
It’s likely we will see Team Vitality continue to dominate in other games with the RLCS World Championships just finishing earlier this month. If you’re new to Esports, Vitality is a great team to watch and support as they continue their era of dominance across the industry.