HEET's head coach has stepped down

HEET's head coach,  Matthieu "⁠matHEND⁠" Roquigny, has stepped down from his position amid a wide array of changes at the troubled team.

Matthieu "⁠matHEND⁠" Roquigny leaves HEET

The organisation has already parted ways with multiple members of its roster, with Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro and Aurélien "afro" Drapier having recently left the team for Team Falcons and Team LDLC, respectively.

matHEND leaves HEET with something of a mixed record for the team, who have achieved victory at the likes of last year's Elisa Invitational Spring and ESL National Championship France.

Still, those successes are undermined by a somewhat less impressive performance at higher-profile events. HEET finished ESL Pro League Season 16 in joint-last position last year, ranking in 21st - 24th place. That poor performance was matched by HEET's failure to qualify for either the Antwerp or Rio Majors - making ESL Pro League Season 16 the highest-profile event HEET has competed in to date.

matHEND's departure was announced via HEET's official Twitter account, in which the organisation thanked him for "his fantastic work and the incredible path he went on with the team," adding that their "doors will always be open for him."

For his part, matHEND expressed his "sincere gratitude to all those who participated in this project and believed in me," adding that "this journey has been an emotional adventure with many ups and downs. Despite it all, I have no regrets about diving into this experience, as it has taught me valuable lessons and the ability to go back to the competition was a real pleasure."

The majority French team has found itself rebuilding its roster ahead of the BLAST.tv Paris Major, taking place from May 8 to May 21. While HEET have yet to reveal their new roster, they recently fielded Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda, Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang, and Matthieu "⁠Razzmo⁠" Mellot in their ultimately unsuccessful run at the IEM Brazil closed qualifier.

It seems it'll be a while before we see a full roster on HEET again. Given the team's recent troubles, they aren't due to attend the next CS:GO event - ESL Pro League Season 17, taking place from February 22 to March 26. You'll be able to follow along with every match at that tournament, and everything else in CS:GO, right here on Luckbox. Just click here to see the full match schedule, and make sure to claim your free 100% bonus!