Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam, who had previously coached Vitality for three years, has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to replace Danny “zonic” Sørensen as the new head coach at the French outfit
Renowned French esports coach Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam is potentially gearing up for a possible reunion with Vitality. This intriguing development emerged when prominent streamer and GenOne's owner, Sebastien “KRL” Perez, took to his Twitter platform to share this exciting piece of information.
According to my sources, XTQZZ has informed TSM that Vitality has approached him to replace zonic; discussions are underway. pic.twitter.com/RM2sb3n2RF
— KRL (@KRL_STREAM) October 5, 2023
Following the departure of Danny “zonic” Sørensen, there are reports circulating that XTQZZZ has been approached to step into the leadership role for the Vitality roster. The announcement of zonic's official departure from Vitality, with his planned transition to join Falcons slated for November 1st, has catalyzed the French giants' pursuit of a top-tier replacement.
Zonic, the mastermind behind Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and his teammates' triumphs at IEM Rio and the Paris Major, has undeniably been the driving force behind Vitality's stellar performance in competitive Counter-Strike in recent years. As he prepares to embark on a new chapter with the Falcons, his departure leaves a void in the Vitality camp that requires a capable leader to fill.
XTQZZZ Considering Second Stint as Vitality Head Coach?
XTQZZZ, known for his strategic brilliance and a successful track record in coaching, has emerged as a prime candidate to take the reins and guide Vitality through this transitional period.
The current TSM coach held the coaching reins of Vitality from 2018 through 2021, becoming the second head coach in the organization's history after Philippe “faculty” Rodier left. Under his astute leadership, Vitality achieved remarkable success, with standout triumphs such as their memorable victory at EPICENTER 2019, a tournament that showcased their prowess on the global stage. This win not only bolstered the team's confidence but also solidified their reputation as a top-tier contender.
The BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Finals was another feather in XTQZZZ's cap, as he guided Vitality to a triumphant performance in this prestigious event.
A mere month and a half ago, XTQZZZ took on the role of head coach for TSM, a team whose roster was meticulously assembled under the strategic guidance of the seasoned Frenchman. This recent development adds an intriguing layer of complexity to the unfolding narrative. The question looms: will XTQZZZ depart from his current project so swiftly? The allure of coaching Vitality, however, is undeniably compelling, especially considering their status as the highest-ranked Counter-Strike team in the world. The 34-year-old, therefore, has a tough decision to make.