French CS:GO star Kenny “kennyS” Schrub has returned to competitive CS:GO after parting ways with G2 Esports and joining Saudi Arabia-based organisation Team Falcons.
The French superstar, who joined G2 in 2017, had been inactive since 2021. He previously won the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Major With Team EnVyUs and was also the MVP of the tournament.
With Schrub leaving G2, the organisation has no one from the original “French superteam” left, with shox, apEX and NBK all having left for different organisations. NBK will be kennyS’ teammate at Team Falcons.
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Upon leaving G2, kennyS stated:
“That day finally arrived, what a weird feeling! After representing the org for such a long time, it’s now over, I don’t wanna make it long, I wanna thank from the bottom of my heart all the people I’ve worked with (players, staff, employees and owners) I’ve learnt so much and also made amazing relationships throughout the years, I don’t have the words to express my gratitude towards the club.
“Representing such a big organisation and being the face of the CSGO team was such an honour and pride! Beyond everything I wanna thank the G2Army for their unconditional love and support. G2 you are always in my heart, this tweet is written out of feelings and not planned at all, once again I’m out of words, I could speak about those (almost) 6 years for hours.
“Thank you and much love.“
Regarded as one of the greatest AWP-ers in the history of the game, the Frenchman still believes he is one of the best mechanical players in the game.
Speaking to Dexerto, Schrub said:
“It is quite difficult to get back at it (the competitive scene) after not being competitive for almost two years. I’m aware of the amount of work I have ahead of me, but I know that I’m still one of the best mechanical players in the world. My last season was really tough because of COVID. I’ve always performed well offline. Online, it’s a bit more difficult for me.
“I’m not worried at all about my mechanical level. I know it’s going to come back really quickly, but I definitely need to catch up on stuff like the meta. There is a lot of work ahead, I’m aware of that. I’m aware of the challenge. This was not a light decision. I truly believe in myself.“
With Paris set to host their first ever CS:GO Major in 2023, Schrub has set his sights on playing in front of his home crowd.
Speaking about his goals and the upcoming Major, Schrub told Dexerto:
“That would be the goal for everyone in France right now. I have played so many Majors, and missing the Rio Major was already quite painful. At least trying to qualify for the BLAST Major is something I really want to do. The Paris Major is definitely the biggest objective and something I will grind for.“
CS:GO recently had the IEM Rio Major conclude, which saw the Outsiders crowned as champions for the very first time.