Conuter-Strike legend Happy returns to competitive scene

With much excitement, we announce the return of a beloved Counter-Strike legend, Happy, to the gaming world. He has... Eduardo | 11. January 2023

With much excitement, we announce the return of a beloved Counter-Strike legend, Happy, to the gaming world. He has joined M80 VALORANT as their new line-up as a Head Coach and is ready to make his mark in the competitive gaming scene again.

Here’s everything you need to know about Happy and why this news is so exciting for gamers.

Who is Happy?

Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer was a professional Counter-Strike player from 2006 until 2018 when he retired from competitive gaming. His career spanned 12 years, and during that time, he achieved great success in various teams, such as 3DMAX and Team LDLC. Happy is known for his aggressive and confident playing style and is considered one of the best French players.

Happy won significant tournaments such as the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals and DreamHack Open Tours 2016 as part of Team LDLC.

He started his professional career in 2010 with a French team called “VeryGames,” later renamed “Titan eSports.” After a few years, he joined Team Envyus and later Vitality in 2019, where he helped win the first CS:GO Major in 2020.

Happy is known for his leadership skills, ability to make quick decisions in high-pressure situations, and solid tactical understanding of the game. He is a respected figure in the French scene and is often regarded as one of the best leaders in the world within the game.

Why Is This News Exciting?

Happy’s return is exciting for gamers. This marks the return of a seasoned veteran who knows what it takes to win at the highest level of competitive gaming.

Not only that, but his experience playing Counter-Strike makes him an ideal candidate for VALORANT. Although VALORANT’s mechanics are different from CS:GO, many elements carry over from one game to the other. This makes Happy’s skills adapt well to VALORANT’s style.

What Does This Mean For M80?

For the M80 VALORANT team, this news couldn’t come at a better time. The team is one of the best in North America in the VALORANT scene. That’s why they needed someone with experience and knowledge who could guide them in bigger tournaments like Ignition Series or Masters Reykjavik 2021.

Marco Mereu, CEO of M80, said:

“He brings a unique blend of experience at the highest level of FPS play, performing in pressure moments and the ability to work with and bring out the best in those around him. These are the most important traits we wanted for our head coach, who is working with capable and experienced players. They respect him and what he has accomplished and that this is his newest challenge. Together with Gunter, we feel very good about our coaching and support staff heading into Challengers.”

Happy’s return is great news

All in all, this news is great for fans and professionals alike.

For the fans, it means witnessing the return to the scene of one of the greatest esports legends after a two-year hiatus. On the other hand, this is excellent news for the M80 VALORANT team members. It means they have a leader who can guide them to success in the upcoming tournaments.

We wish Happy and the M80 VALORANT team all the best in their future endeavors.

The M8 VALORANT line-up is as follows:

  • Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar
  • Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid
  • GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio
  • Alexander “Zander” Dituri
  • Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic
  • Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer – Head Coach

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