Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Schopenhauer (born November 23rd, 1991) is a French professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: Source player. He is known for having captained Team LDLC.com and Team EnVyUs as the best French teams of their time in 2014 and 2015 including leading them in title-winning campaigns at two Majors, winning DreamHack Winter 2014 with the former and DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 with the latter. He is currently playing for Team Vitality.
Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer, back then known as "EMSTQD", began his professional career in December 2007 when he joined together with Ex6TenZ's team GlobalTeam. Their results were impressive, so they signed with Epsilon in February 2008. In this time they became one of the best team in the country after adding RpK and shokkk to the roster.. In July, they managed a surprise victory at The eXperience LAN in Denmark, where the best Counter-Strike: Source teams were in attendance
A few months later, Happy left the team to captain his own team in 2009, Creativ’. In October 2009, Happy decided to re-join Ex6TenZ’s team called redLine, who were later signed by VeryGames, who managed to win EPS France VI, place 2nd in Dreamhack Winter and MaXlan later that year. In February 2010 Happy left VeryGames because of the importance of his academic year.  In next years he was in-game leader in small teams, the most famous of them all being the 2011 3DMAX squad, which contained shox, ScreaM, and apEX, with whom he managed to place 3rd at Copenhagen Games 2011 .
After Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released in August 2012 he changed his nickname to "Happy" and formed a new team called PRIME in September 2012 with apEX and Maniac. Next month they got picked up by Team eXtensive! which became LDLC.com in January 2013.
Due to lack of motivation and weak results Happy's LDLC decided to disband their CS:GO team in August 2013. After this Happy's formed another mix team called WE GOT GAME with players like fxy0 or GMX, and later on, adding kennyS, Maniac, and Uzzziii to the team. Eventually, they were signed by Recursive eSports before Dreamhack Winter 2013, where they showed large amounts of potential as they beat Universal Soldiers and iBUYPOWER, which led to 2nd place finish in the group behind NiP. In the quarter-finals they met fnatic, who beat them 2-1 and eventually won the whole tournament. Due to lack of financial resources, Recursive eSports have announced that they have parted company with their CS:GO division on 20th January 2014, despite this, players stuck together and created team Nameless.
After this rumours started circulating around that Nameless and Clan-Mystik planned to merge their teams, the rumours proved to be true as Happy, together with Uzzziii, Maniac, along with KQLY and apEX from Clan-Mystik, joined LDLC.com in February 2014. Despite arguable lack of skill in this team, Happy has managed to lead this team to 1st place in DreamHack Valencia 2014, a decent 5th-8th placing in EMS One Katowice, where they were defeated 0-2 by eventual champion Virtus.Pro, and a surprising 3-4th placing in ESL One: Cologne 2014 after getting revenge on Virtus.Pro in the Quarterfinals and falling to eventual champion Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-2 after a 14-16 loss on last map de_cbble.
In the beginning of September 2014, a few weeks after ESL One: Cologne 2014, An event known as the "French Shuffle" began as 3 former LDLC players, KQLY, apEX and Maniac signed with Titan eSports, replacing NBK, SmithZz and ScreaM. LDLC released their roster, so Happy formed a short-lived mix team called Mercenary, which contained shox, NBK, SmithZz and kioShiMa, who were picked up by LDLC after only 2 days.
This team happened to be one of the best CS:GO team of all time right from the beginning, winning online matches with ease thanks to high skill level, consistent top 4 finishes on LAN tournaments, and winning the major tournament, DreamHack Winter 2014. After winning MLG Aspen Invitational, the players signed more lucrative contracts with Team EnVyUs.
Since winning DreamHack Winter 2014 and signing with Team EnVyUs, Happy's squad continued to crank out impressive results, winning 5 more 1st place titles before swapping Shox and SmithZz with Titan's KennyS and apEX. The lineup was led to 4 more internation titles in 2015, a second place at the major ESL One: Cologne 2015 and a win at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2016, Happy's second major title.
However, the lineup soon began to fall. KioShiMa was kicked for and up-and-coming French player, DEVIL, and IGL was given over to NBK. It was given back to Happy later, though for the first time his squad went out in groups for the next major, MLG Columbus 2016. Little would be achieved, and SIXER would replace DEVIL. The squad's run would end with a victory at WESG 2016 , though the third French shuffle would arrive soon after. After going out 3 in groups for 3 straight majors and leading poorly throughout 2016, he was not included in the so-called "French superteam" in the third French shuffle.
Gear and settings
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|ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A||1080||38.5||15.2||400||2.7||6/11||On||1000 Hz|
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|ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A||SteelSeries QcK Heavy|
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|BenQ XL2411T||144 Hz||1024×768||Black Bars|
|SteelSeries 6Gv2||HyperX Revolver|
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|2017-07-23||1st||Major||DreamHack Open Atlanta 2017||2 : 1||$50,000|
|2017-01-15||1st||Premier||World Electronic Sports Games 2016||2 : 0||$800,000|
|2016-09-25||1st||Major||Gfinity CS:GO Invitational||3 : 0||$50,000|
|2016-02-07||1st||Premier||Global eSports Cup - Season 1||3 : 0||$80,000|
|2015-11-01||1st||Premier||DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015||2 : 0||$100,000|
|2015-10-11||1st||Premier||The World Championships 2015||3 : 1||$50,000|
|2015-09-27||1st||Premier||Gfinity Champion of Champions||3 : 2||$50,000|
|2015-08-08||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters Season X - gamescom||8/-/1||Grp. S.||$45,500|
|2015-06-28||1st||Premier||Gfinity Masters Summer 1||3 : 0||$40,000|
|2014-11-29||1st||Premier||DreamHack Winter 2014||2 : 1||$100,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Nearly retired after the first French Shuffle, when Titan picked up apEX, Maniac and KQLY from his 2nd team with Team LDLC.com (whilst also losing his remaining teammate, Uzzziii, to Epsilon eSports).
- Was voted the 10th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org..
- Was voted the 8th best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.
- 2015-04-25 - HLTV.org highlights Happy vs. fnatic
- 2015-01-25 - HLTV.org highlights Happy vs. dignitas
- 2014-11-10 - HLTV.org highlights Happy vs. fnatic
- 2014-05-10 - HLTV.org highlights Happy vs. LGB
- 2017-11-02 | Professeur" Burazin of HLTV.org at Europe Minor Championship - Boston 2018 by Zvonimir "
- 2017-09-16 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at ESL One New York 2017 by Milan "
- 2016-01-16 | lurppis of Splyce.gg by
- 2015-12-13 | by Paul Park and Skye Bui of theScore eSports
- 2015-12-06 | by Joanna Duda of ESLGaming.com
- 2015-10-31 | DreamHack Cluj-Napoca by Striker of HLTV.org at
- 2015-08-22 | by Ragnarork of TeamLiquid.net at ESL One: Cologne 2015 (trans. by Ragnarork)
- 2015-08-18 | ESL One: Cologne 2015 by Striker of HLTV at
- 2015-04-25 | CCS Kick-off Season FinalsThe given value "Happy: "[It] was decided on Dust2"" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently. by Striker of HLTV at
- 2015-03-22 | Gfinity Spring Masters 1 by GfinityTv at
- 2015-02-07 | IOS Pantamera by fragbite.se at
- 2014-11-29 | DreamHack Winter 2014 by Striker of HLTV.org at
- 2014-11-01 | Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 by Striker of HLTV.org at
- 2014-11-01 | Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 by Jack Westerman of ESEANEWS.com at
- 2014-08-10 | ESL One Cologne 2014 by MIRAA of HLTV.org at
- L3GUMEEE (2007-12-17). "Global Team de retour " [Global Team is back] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- L4p (2008-02-07). "GT rejoint Epsilon " [GT joined Epsilon] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- cogu (2008-06-30). "Epsilon change de visage " [Epsilon changes face] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- guBBs (2008-07-25). "TeX: Epsilon l'emporte! " [TeX: Epsilon wins!] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- aSh (2008-11-18). "H2k s'éteint, maLeK chez Crack " [H2k shuts down, maLeK to Crack] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- Deadpool (2009-04-25). "Entretien avec EMSTQD " [An interview with EMSTQD] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- guBBs (2009-09-24). "Le cinquième redLine dévoilé ! " [The fifth redLine revealed!] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- L4p (2009-10-28). "redLine chez VeryGames " [redLine to VeryGames] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- MasTaSaN (2010-16-02). "VeryGames mise sur la jeunesse " [VeryGames bets on the youth] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- RegisRixhon (2011-05-02). "Copenhagen Games, Le bilan " [Copenhagen Games, the results] (in French). VaKarM.net.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2012-10-14). "eXtensive! pick up PRIME". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2013-01-13). "LDLC.com sign ex-eXtensive!". HLTV.org.
- Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen (2013-08-20). "LDLC disbands, Sf & Maniac inactive". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2013-09-07). "We Got Game unveil lineup". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2013-10-01). "kennyS joins We Got Game". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2013-11-07). "We Got Game bring in Maniac". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2013-10-11). "We Got Game add Uzzziii". HLTV.org.
- Milan "Striker" Švejda (2013-11-29). "fnatic through to semis". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2014-01-20). "Recursive release team". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2014-02-02). "Clan-Mystik/Nameless to merge?". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2014-02-02). "Official: LDLC sign new team". HLTV.org.
- Striker (2014-09-03). "LDLC release team". HLTV.org.
- MIRAA (2014-09-05). "Mercenary sign for LDLC". HLTV.org.
- CS:GO Player Setups, docs.google.com
- Happy Sens Source, twitch.tv
- Top 20 players of 2014: Happy (10), HLTV.org
- Top 20 players of 2015: Happy (8), HLTV.org