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RpK to step down from Vitality's roster after BLAST Premier Showdown

RpK to step down from Vitality's roster after BLAST Premier Showdown
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French rifler Cédric "RpK" Guipouy will part ways with the Team Vitality roster once the BLAST Premier Showdown concludes this weekend.

RpK to step down from Vitality's roster after BLAST Premier Showdown

Team Vitality household name Cédric "RpK" Guipouy will end his journey with the organisation at the end of this weekend. "The Tank", as the Counter-Strike player has been affectionately referred to, steps down at the end of the BLAST Premier Showdown.

On Twitter, Vitality coach Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam stated: "Cédric is an example as an achiever, consistent and inspiring player. The team is facing some difficulties and we need to find a new place. It's never easy to let a legendary, inspiring and consistend player such as RpK step back from competition, and we'll do everything we can to support him in what's to come."

RpK himself added: "I'll take some time off andt hink about I'll be doing in the future."

RpK joined Team Vitality in 2018 as a support rifler and was a staple ever since. He helped the team to multiple trophies, including the ECS Season 7 title in 2019 and the BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 title.

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