The 27-year-old CS:GO veteran transitions to Valorant
Nathan “NBK” Schmitt has dedicated more than a decade of his life to the Counter-Strike franchise, starting in Counter-Strike: Source before making the move over to CS:GO. After a period as a stand-in for DBL Poney following his benching at OG, the French 27-year-old has decided to try his luck with with Riot’s latest shooter, Valorant. NBK will now join his former teammates ScreaM and Happy, who also made the move over to Valorant last year.
It has yet to be announced what team NBK- will join in Valorant, but with his decorated past, the Frenchman shouldn’t have too many issues finding a team.
“I have done it all, from local LANs to winning Majors, grinded through the ranks, and sat on top of the world,” NBK- said in an announcement video in his twitter account. “I have lived the biggest disappointments and the best tournament wins.
“Counter-Strike gave me everything and I dedicated my life to it. But memories are made to stay in the past. It’s time for a change.”
NBK started his career in Counter-Strike: Source, where he played alongside players like RpK and shox on teams like VeryGames. When CS:GO launched in 2012, NBK- was quick to make the switch and he quickly established himself at the highest level. His trophy cabinet includes two major wins with LDLC and EnVyUs, and he also won the biggest prize in history when his EnVyUs side won WESG in China for $800,000. NBK- spent the latter stages of his CS:GO career playing for teams like G2, Vitality and most recently, OG. He recently helped OG achieve a runner-up finish at Flashpoint Season 2, before he was subsequently benched by the organisation.