Vitality and star CS:GO player Mathieu ZywOo Herbaut allegedly agreed to an extension of the contract that will keep the 20-year-old with the organization until at least the end of the 2024 season.
The news drops, a few days after the team’s final match in 2020, losing a close 2-1 series to Astralis in the Intel Extreme Masters XV Global Challenge.
Vitality has become a force to be reckoned with in every tournament in which they compete, with ZywOo on the roster, almost always placing at least eighth in most of their competitions.
ZywOo and his squad have multiple A-tier and S-tier event wins under their belts since he joined Vitality near the end of 2018, including the BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 earlier this month.
Vitality projected images of ZywOo all over Paris to celebrate the extension, as the team can now start preparing for their 2021 campaign.
“We are thrilled that ZywOo has chosen to commit to being a member of Team Vitality,” Fabien “Neo” Devide, co-founder and president of Vitality, told HLTV. “A player such as “ZywOo” comes along only once in a generation and we could not have been more happy to have him competing with us. We are committed to ensuring, together with our successful team, that ZywOo has the resources and infrastructure to continue to reach his full potential.
Vitality bounced back after a somewhat messy start to the 2020 season to become one of the top European teams by the end of the year. The French organization is in a great place to advance with its win at BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 and bringing back its star player.
It’s always been such a natural fit for me to be a member of Team Vitality,” ZywOo said in a statement to HLTV. It’s always been such a natural fit for me to be a member of Team Vitality,” ZywOo said in a statement to HLTV. “2020 had been a crazy year for me, and I realized that one of the primary reasons I excelled was to have Team Vitality and my teammates to support me. I’m truly excited about making this commitment and to wear the Team Vitality shirt for another four more years”.