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SmithZz

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Player Information
Name:
Edouard Dubourdeaux
Birth:
December 17, 1988 (1988-12-17) (age 31)
Nationality:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2005 – 2017
2018
Years Active (Coach):
2017 – 2018
Roles:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$293,604.89
Alternate IDs:
SmithZzME, SmithZzN
Links
History
Counter-Strike: Source
2006-??-?? – 2006-??-??
2006-??-?? – 2006-12-20
2006-12-20 – 2007-04-29
2007-04-29 – 2007-06-27
2007-06-27 – 2007-09-05
2007-09-05 – 2008-03-26
2008-03-26 – 2008-06-12
2008-06-12 – 2008-09-04
2008-09-04 – 2008-10-17
2008-10-17 – 2009-10-09
2009-10-09 – 2009-12-17
2009-12-17 – 2010-08-28
2010-08-28 – 2010-12-22
2010-12-22 – 2012-01-04
2012-01-06 – 2012-05-10
2012-05-10 – 2012-06-13
2012-06-13 – 2012-08-04
2012-08-04 – 2012-08-30

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-08-30 – 2013-12-31
2014-01-07 – 2014-09-03
2014-09-03 – 2014-09-05
2014-09-05 – 2015-02-01
2015-02-01 – 2015-07-20
2015-07-20 – 2016-01-13
2016-01-13 – 2016-02-01
2016-02-01 – 2017-02-03
2017-02-03 – 2018-03-09
G2 Esports (Coach)
2018-03-09 – 2018-06-04
G2 Esports (Inactive Coach)
2018-06-04 – 2018-11-26
2018-11-26 – 2020-02-03
G2 Esports (Inactive)

Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (born December 17, 1988) is a former French professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Counter-Strike: Source player. He retired from playing professionally in February 2020 to pursue a streaming career and to help make professional Counter-Strike more accessible to the community.[1] He was well known for his time playing for VeryGames, Titan, Team LDLC.com Team EnVyUs and G2 Esports, the latter which he was the coach of from February 2017 to March 2018.

Professional career[edit]

Beginning with Counter-Strike: Source, SmithZz would begin his professional career in 2006 playing for a plethora of French sub-top teams such as emuLate!, Team WebOne and H2k Gaming. SmithZz and Richard "shox" Papillon were considered to be a very notable French duo and the two would play together on most of their teams, even going into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive many years in the future from then. SmithZz would first play with shox in his second stint with emuLate. emuLate would later disband in the coming months and SmithZz would also part away from shox as SmithZz would join Nameless, led by Sébastien "krL" Perez, while shox would join redLine.

In October 2008, SmithZz's team Nameless were acquired by VeryGames to form the original iteration of the team. The team would form a six-man lineup with shox joining on board. In October 2009, SmithZz and the rest of his teammates left VeryGames, when krL was kicked from the team by their management due to fraudulent participation at ESL Pro Series France: Season VI - Finals. The former VeryGames players did not want to leave krL so they chose to part ways with VeryGames and play under Nameless until they were acquired by ROCCAT. He would split from ROCCAT a few months down and joined Team LDLC.com in the process.

SmithZz would join the Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans-led VeryGames in December 2010, replacing Mickael "spl4sh" Nguyen Van but would leave in January 2012 following shox's removal from the team, which the duo would later join Tt.Dragons. He finally returned in August 2012 to replace Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, and complete the lineup that would around a month later together move over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He would transition with Ex6TenZ, Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, Nathan "NBK" Schmitt and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

SmithZz remained in VeryGames along with Ex6TenZ, NBK, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and shox until January 2014, the same team which would finish in the semifinals of DreamHack Winter 2013. The players were released as VeryGames did not have enough financial support to keep the team going, this would cause the former players to move to Titan which SmithZz would stay in until September 2014 when the first "French Shuffle" happened. In the aftermath of the French Shuffle, SmithZz would join long time teammate NBK in Team LDLC.com, which he would once again reunite with shox - who was swapped for kennyS from Clan-Mystik in April 2014.

During SmithZz's time in Team LDLC.com, he would play alongside NBK, shox, Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey and Vincent "Happy" Cervoni and the team would bring home France's first major at DreamHack Winter 2014, defeating Swedish giants Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 in the grand final following a controversial quarterfinal finish against their Swedish rivals, Fnatic. LDLC would go on to win the MLG X Games Aspen Invitational over the Ninjas in Pyjamas before Team EnVyUs acquired Team LDLC.

While in Team EnVyUs, the team would win both Gfinity Spring Masters and Gfinity Summer Masters where they beat Ninjas in Pyjamas both times, but also a semifinal final at ESL One: Katowice 2015 where they would fall to the Ninjas in Pyjamas. Following StarLadder StarSeries XII which was another event won by EnVyUs, the team's form would stagnate and they would begin to struggle winning tournaments with Fnatic being at their all-time high at the same time. This would later trigger the second French Shuffle, where SmithZz and shox would be traded to Titan in exchange for kennyS and apEX.

SmithZz and shox would reunite with Ex6TenZ and RpK on Titan while they would also team up with Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, a lurker from Switzerland. SmithZz would also take on the main AWPer role for this team in the process. The lineup in question was very underwhelming and did not perform up to standards following their group stage exit at ESL One: Cologne 2015 and a 3rd place finish at Gaming Paradise 2015, therefore Maniac was replaced for ScreaM. This lineup remained with Titan until January 2016 when Titan ceased operations, by February 2016, G2 Esports would acquire SmithZz & co, following the loss of their old team to FaZe Clan.

SmithZz continued with G2 Esports until the end of his professional career. During his time playing in G2 Esports he helped his team to second places at ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals and StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 but also a victory and one of his biggest achievements, at ECS Season 1 - Finals. In December 2016, rumours spread that G2 Esports were to form a French superteam with a core of Team EnVyUs players, NBK, kennyS and apEX, teaming up with shox and Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro. The rumours would be true and in February 2017, G2 parted ways with RpK and ScreaM with SmithZz moving into a coaching role within the team.

SmithZz would help coach G2 Esports to victories at DreamHack Open Tours 2017, ESl Pro League Season 5 - Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017. Following their win in Malmö, the team's form would again stagnate and they would struggle with making it out of group stages, even if they did, they would struggle to win maps in playoffs. This became very apparent in G2's major campaign at ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 which they would make the playoffs following a flawless "New Challengers Stage" and "New Legends Stage" to losing 0-2 in the quarterfinals against eventual major champions, Cloud9. Following an extended period of bad results, G2 decided to bench shox for Spaniard Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas, to give NBK the chance to lead the team. SmithZz on the other hand did not want to coach without shox on the team so he was benched as well.

Following a set of bad results with mixwell on a trial period, G2 Esports decided to bench NBK and apEX but also terminating mixwell's trial. SmithZz in the process stepped down from coaching after expressing his desire to play again. [2] As a result, G2 brought shox and SmithZz back into the starting lineup and reacquired the missing piece of the puzzle in the legendary Belgian in-game leader, Ex6TenZ. This team was not to last though as a drought of good results continued coming in, eventually G2 would attempt to turn it around by bringing in up and coming talent. G2 would bench SmithZz and Ex6TenZ and acquire 3DMAX players Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Audric "JaCkz" Jug.

SmithZz would move into streaming during his time on the bench. In February 2020, SmithZz's contract with G2 Esports was up and SmithZz decided to retire from playing professionally to pursue a full-time streaming career. [1]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [3] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoomRaw InputPointer Speed
Razer
DeathAdder Chroma
7524001000 Hz1.880.8Off6/11
Last updated on 2018-07-29 (597 days ago).
Mouse Settings [3] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoomRaw.Pointer Speed
Razer
DeathAdder Chroma
993 MPI
0.651 deg/mm
21.8 in/rev
55.3 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
1.880.8Off6/11 (×1)
Last updated on 2018-07-29 (597 days ago).
Hardware [3]
Mouse Mousepad
Razer DeathAdder Chroma SteelSeries QcK Heavy
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
AOC AG251FZ 144 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
Ducky Year Of the Goat HyperX Cloud II
Last updated on 2018-07-29 (597 days ago).
Crosshair Settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha Preview [upload]
4 3 1.15 1 -2 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Light blue (4) 200
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