Happy

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[e][h]Envyuslogo std.png Happy
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Player Information
Name:
Vincent Cervoni Schopenhauer
Birth:
November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$445,971
Alternate IDs:
EMSTQD, messiaH, HappyV, 4314
Links
Prize Money
2008
$2,362.26

2009
$941.67

2010
$501.44

2011
$910.77

2012
$254.87

2013
$4,963.01

2014
$43,040.24

2015
$118,083.29

Total
$171,057.55

History
Counter-Strike: Source
2007-01-19 – 2008-09-18
2008-09-18 – 2008-02-04
2008-02-04 – 2008-09-27
2008-09-27 – 2008-11-19
2009-03-08 – 2009-05-10
2009-09-24 – 2009-10-28
2009-10-28 – 2010-02-16
2010-03-05 – 2010-09-01
2011-02-06 – 2011-03-28
2011-03-29 – 2011-04-08
2011-04-08 – 2011-05-31
2011-11-06 – 2012-06-12

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-06-12 - 2012-08-28
2012-08-28 – 2012-10-14
2012-10-14 – 2013-01-05
2013-01-13 – 2013-08-20
2013-09-07 – 2013-11-24
2013-11-24 – 2014-02-02
2014-02-02 – 2014-09-03
2014-09-03 – 2014-09-05
2014-09-05 – 2015-02-01
2015-02-01 – Present

Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Schopenhauer (born November 23rd, 1991) is a French professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: Source player. Currently rifler (lurker) for Team EnVyUs.

Information[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer, back then known as "EMSTQD", began his professional career in December 2007 when he joined together with Ex6TenZ's team GlobalTeam[1]. Their results were impressive, so they signed with Epsilon in February 2008[2]. In this time they became one of the best team in the country after adding RpK and shokkk to the roster.[3]. In July, they managed a surprise victory at The eXperience LAN in Denmark, where the best Counter-Strike: Source teams were in attendance[4]

A few months later, Happy left the team[5] to captain his own team in 2009, Creativ’[6]. In October 2009, Happy decided to re-join Ex6TenZ’s team called redLine[7], who were later signed by VeryGames[8], 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. [9] 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 [10].

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![11] which became LDLC.com in January 2013[12].

Due to lack of motivation and weak results Happy's LDLC decided to disband their CS:GO team in August 2013[13]. After this Happy's formed another mix team called WE GOT GAME with players like fxy0 or GMX[14], and later on, adding kennyS[15], Maniac[16], and Uzzziii[17] 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[18] 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[19], 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[20], 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[21]. 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,[22] 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[23].

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[edit]

Mouse settings[24] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Raw input? Polling rate
ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A 1280 32.5 12.8 400 3.2 6/11 On 1000 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
Zowie by benq-icon.png ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A Steelseries-icon.png SteelSeries QcK Heavy
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
Benq-icon.png BenQ XL2411T 144 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
Steelseries-icon.png SteelSeries 6Gv2 Hyperx-icon.png HyperX Revolver
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha Preview [upload]
4 2 0.9 1 -2 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Light blue (4) 255 Crosshair Happy.png Crosshair Happy.png
No date of last update specified!
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 4; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0.9; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-07-23 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png DreamHack Atlanta 2017 Envyuslogo std.png 2 : 1 Heroic 2017logo std.png $50,000
2017-01-15 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png World Electronic Sports Games 2016 Envyuslogo std.png 2 : 0 Kinguin std.png $800,000
2016-09-25 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Gfinity CS:GO Invitational Envyuslogo std.png 3 : 0 Mousesportslogo std.png $50,000
2016-02-07 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png Global eSports Cup - Season 1 Envyuslogo std.png 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png $80,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Envyuslogo std.png 2 : 0 Navilogo std.png $100,000
2015-10-11 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png The World Championships 2015 Frflag std.png 3 : 1 Plflag std.png $50,000
2015-09-27 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png Gfinity Champion of Champions Envyuslogo std.png 3 : 2 Fnatic origlogo std.png $50,000
2015-08-08 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png Intel Extreme Masters Season X - gamescom Envyuslogo std.png 8/-/1 Grp. S. $45,500
2015-06-28 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png Gfinity Masters Summer 1 Envyuslogo std.png 3 : 0 Niplogo std.png $40,000
2014-11-29 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Winter 2014 Ldlc2012logo std.png 2 : 1 Niplogo std.png $100,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.[25].
  • Was voted the 8th best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.[26]

Highlights[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. L3GUMEEE (2007-12-17). "Global Team de retour " [Global Team is back] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  2. L4p (2008-02-07). "GT rejoint Epsilon " [GT joined Epsilon] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  3. cogu (2008-06-30). "Epsilon change de visage " [Epsilon changes face] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  4. guBBs (2008-07-25). "TeX: Epsilon l'emporte! " [TeX: Epsilon wins!] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  5. aSh (2008-11-18). "H2k s'éteint, maLeK chez Crack " [H2k shuts down, maLeK to Crack] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  6. Deadpool (2009-04-25). "Entretien avec EMSTQD " [An interview with EMSTQD] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  7. guBBs (2009-09-24). "Le cinquième redLine dévoilé ! " [The fifth redLine revealed!] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  8. L4p (2009-10-28). "redLine chez VeryGames " [redLine to VeryGames] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  9. MasTaSaN (2010-16-02). "VeryGames mise sur la jeunesse " [VeryGames bets on the youth] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  10. RegisRixhon (2011-05-02). "Copenhagen Games, Le bilan " [Copenhagen Games, the results] (in French). VaKarM.net.
  11. MIRAA (2012-10-14). "eXtensive! pick up PRIME". HLTV.org.
  12. MIRAA (2013-01-13). "LDLC.com sign ex-eXtensive!". HLTV.org.
  13. lurppis (2013-08-20). "LDLC disbands, Sf & Maniac inactive". HLTV.org.
  14. MIRAA (2013-09-07). "We Got Game unveil lineup". HLTV.org.
  15. MIRAA (2013-10-01). "kennyS joins We Got Game". HLTV.org.
  16. MIRAA (2013-11-07). "We Got Game bring in Maniac". HLTV.org.
  17. MIRAA (2013-10-11). "We Got Game add Uzzziii". HLTV.org.
  18. Striker (2013-11-29). "fnatic through to semis". HLTV.org.
  19. MIRAA (2014-01-20). "Recursive release team". HLTV.org.
  20. MIRAA (2014-02-02). "Clan-Mystik/Nameless to merge?". HLTV.org.
  21. MIRAA (2014-02-02). "Official: LDLC sign new team". HLTV.org.
  22. Striker (2014-09-03). "LDLC release team". HLTV.org.
  23. MIRAA (2014-09-05). "Mercenary sign for LDLC". HLTV.org.
  24. CS:GO Player Setups, docs.google.com
  25. Top 20 players of 2014: Happy (10), HLTV.org
  26. Top 20 players of 2015: Happy (8), HLTV.org