shox's new roster features SmithZz and three young French players
Esports athlete Richard "shox" Papillon has unveiled the new roster with whom he will play in 2023 under a yet-to-be-revealed name. The eminent Frenchman presented the lineup during the previously announced live stream on his Twitch channel.
Besides shox, the squad includes his former teammate from VeryGames, Titan, G2 and a number of other teams, Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, who resumed his career three years after leaving esports. The three remaining places will be taken by Frenchmen not particularly familiar to the general public Jeremy "Kursy" Gast, Ryan "Neityu" Aubry and Paul "day0s" Niel.
Papillon cited qualification for BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 as the main goal of his new team. The Major, a ticket to which can only be secured through a series of qualifying tournaments, will run in the French capital from May 8 to 21.
Worth noting that 34-year-old SmithZz will play on shox's team only for as long as the Major is underway. Subsequently, he will join the coaching staff and make way for another young French rifler.
The current lineup of shox's project looks as follows:
Richard "shox" Papillon
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
Jeremy "Kursy" Gast
Ryan "Neityu" Aubry
Paul "day0s" Niel
Boris "flex0r" Latry (coach)