A new consecration for the Frenchman Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut. The resident of Vitality is crowned best player in the world.
This is the second consecutive time that Mathieu « ZywOo» Herbaut is designated as the "World's Best Player" on Counter-Strike. It's the reference site HLTV which awarded him. A first for a Frenchman.
At the age of 20, Mathieu "ZywOo " Herbaut finished at the top of the "Top 20". The ranking is established every year. And this, since 2010. HLTV bases its ranking on individual performances (CS: GO is played as a team) to update its ranking. "ZywOo" finished ahead of the Ukrainian Oleksandr "s1mple" Kosyliev (Na'Vi) and the Danois Nicolai « dev1ce » Reedtz (Astralis).
He thus becomes the third gamer to have won this trophy twice in a row. After Sweden's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (2013, 2014) and Brazil's Marcelo "coldzera" David (2016, 2017).
And yet, the Frenchman has only completed two full years at the top level of gaming. This makes his performance more spectacular.
The native of the region of Lens raised two trophies with his team, in November and December. But he also lost four finals before he finally got his smile back.
Mathieu " ZywOo" Herbaut is under contract with Vitality until 2024.