Vitality has announced the departure of CSGO player Kevin “misutaaa” Rabier, who leaves after two years with the French organization.

Misutaaa started at Vitality as a content creator but was moved to the main CSGO roster at just 17, the second time the org had put its faith in a French prodigy after Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut. He was one of the highest-rated young players in France at the time.

“I told myself that this is clearly the only chance that I could have in the French Tier 1 on Counter-Strike.”

Still studying at the time of his promotion, Vitality’s owner Fabien “Neo” Devide remarked in admiration of his “legendary composure” and the fact he was “not afraid at all.”

Rumored to be joining Falcons alongside French legend Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, misutaaa will bring a wealth of experience to the Tier 2 side, having won three Tier 1 events during his time on Vitality. 

His removal comes after a difficult first half of the year for Vitality, who moved to an international roster at the beginning of the year with the acquisitions of Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen and Emil “Magisk” Reif from Astralis.

Vitality is reportedly looking toward ENCE talisman Lotan “Spinx” Giladi as his replacement.

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Sam McKenzie covers a variety of competitive first-person shooters, with an emphasis on Valorant and Counter-Strike esports. He also has a passion for football in both the real and virtual worlds, and contributes his expertise in FIFA esports.