Team Vitality’s ace player Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut was not in top shape in their opening match against Complexity on 8 February at BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021. ZywOo, one of the best CS:GO players in the world registered the worst performance of his career on a single map with a rating of 0.28. With only 2 kills to his name and 17 deaths, the map was a nightmare for the French prodigy which resulted in Vitality dropping down to the lower bracket. There was clearly something off and this reflected through ZywOo’s performance, as he failed to carry his team through the rough patch.
ZywOo registers the worst performance of his CS:GO career
ZywOo failed to get things going for Vitality against Complexity in their opening match of BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021. This resulted in a heavy blow for the French side who were the favorites to win the faceoff. The best-of-three series started off with Complexity winning their map pick Mirage with a ‘16-11’ scoreline. The North American esports organization looked in great shape with their star AWPer Valentin "poizon" Vasilev returning to the active lineup.
ZywOo had a good game individually on this map registering a total of 23 kills along with 18 deaths, helping him attain a 1.35 rating on the map which is not bad at all considering how bad the others on Vitality had performed.
The team was not in good shape and it always felt as if they were slugging through the first map. The only reason they were able to win 11 rounds was because of ZywOo, who was pulling off some incredible individual plays to punish Complexity as much as possible.
Second map of the series Overpass was Vitality’s pick and what transpired on the map was a massacre. Vitality only managed to win 2 rounds with ZywOo heavily underperforming in what has now become his career-worst performance in competitive CS:GO.
With the French prodigy not being able to act as the team’s star player, Vitality was doomed dropping round-after-round with no recovery insight. Complexity soon overwhelmed them and won the series ‘2-0’, pushing Vitality to the lower bracket.
Soon Vitality’s head coach Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam took the decision to give Dan “apEX” Madesclaire a break as he was undergoing some personal problems. Without their captain Vitality narrowly lost to Evil Geniuses yesterday, facing an unexpected early elimination from BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021.