The Vitality star was recognized for his incredible consistency at the Paris Major 2023
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut's exceptional display at the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 has earned him the prestigious Most Valuable Player accolade. The French superstar, who showcased his brilliance throughout his team's triumphant journey on home soil, can now revel in the satisfaction of claiming a Major trophy.
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The AWPer delivered a stellar performance in the final, outshining competitors such as GamerLegion’s Ivan “iM” Mihai and his Vitality colleague Lotan “Spinx” Giladi to secure the MVP medal. The hopes of Martin “stavn” Lund from Heroic, the only other contender, faded away following the Danish side’s loss to GamerLegion in the semi-final.
ZyWOo displayed unwavering consistency throughout the tournament, dominating various statistical categories including rating 2.0 (1.39), KPR (0.89), and KAST (78%). The Chosen One’s performance at the tournament never took a dip. His lowest rating (1.20) against Into The Breach on Vertigo. The 22-year-old posted 1.70 on the very next map, which turned out to be his best Paris Major rating.
He also claimed the top spot in crucial statistics like KD-diff (+92) and Damage diff per round (23.3), underscoring his exceptional performance. ZywOo's dominance extended to other categories as well, including an impressive 86.7 DPR (#3), involvement in 54.2% of rounds with at least one kill (#2), and an impressive impact rating of 1.47 (#2).
In addition, ZywOo's role as an opener proved crucial for Vitality, as he accumulated an impressive total of 44 opening frags (#2) with an average of 0.16 per round (#4). These numbers demonstrate his ability to have a substantial impact on the game, regardless of the phase.
With this MVP medal, ZywOo solidifies his position as one of the most decorated players in the game, boasting an impressive total of 15 career awards. In the race for total accolades, he follows closely behind Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz with 19 and Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev with 21.