- The 28-year-old coach decided to leave the CS:GO organization
- HEET thanked the coach saying its doors are open should he decide to return
- MatHEND said the experience in HEET thought him a lot of valuable lessons
Roster changes in French CS:GO organization HEET continue as its head coach Matthieu “matHEND” Roquigny decides to step down from the position.
MatHEND Leaves HEET
The past few weeks have been rather turbulent for French esports organization HEET and their CS:GO roster. In January, Bodyy and Afro left the roster and now HEET announced that its head coach Matthieu “matHEND” Roquigny has decided to leave the squad after being in the position for about a year.
The 28-year-old coach leaves HEET having helped the team, which is currently in the middle of rebuilding, take its place as one of the better squads on the fringes of tier one. During his tenure as head coach, matHEND and HEET won competitions like the Elisa Invitational Spring and ESL National Championship France.
Unfortunately, the squad did not manage to climb bigger heights in the latter parts of last year’s competitive CS:GO season. HEET failed to make it through the RMRs for either the Antwerp or Rio Majors and also finished joint-last in the ESL Pro League Season 16.
matHEND is leaving HEET in quite a vulnerable moment for the team. The BLAST Premier Paris Major is coming soon and the team is in the middle of restructuring. HEET has yet to confirm the roster they will use going forward, but have fielded Lucas “Lucky” Chastang, Matthieu “Razzmo” Mellot, and Bryan “Maka” Canda in their recent unsuccessful campaign in the IEM Brazil closed qualifier.
“We would love to thank Matthieu for his fantastic work and the incredible path he went on with the team,” wrote HEET on Twitter, saying the team’s doors are open should the coach decide to return.
For his part, matHEND expressed his gratitude to all who supported him throughout his time as HEET’s head coach. “This journey has been an emotional adventure with many ups and downs,” matHEND’s statement about his departure from the team reads. “Despite it all, I have no regrets about diving into this experience, as it has thought me valuable lessons and the ability to go back to the competition was a real pleasure.”
matHEND’s departure from HEET is yet another difficulty for the team, which has struggled in recent tournaments. The IEM Brazil Europe Qualifier, which was plagued by a myriad of technical issues saw HEET perform not very well with the following roster:
- Bryan “Maka” Canda
- Pierre “Ex3rcice” Bulinge
- Lucas “Lucky” Chastang
- Thomas “Djoko” Pavoni
- Matthieu “Razzmo” Mellot
It’s still unknown if the French team will continue with this same roster configuration forward.