Richard "shox" Papillon steps down from Nakama

Richard "shox" Papillon has announced that he is stepping down from his team Nakama, just months after helping found the team.

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The news comes via a Twitlonger posted by shox, in which he announced his "retirement from Nakama."

"It is with a heavy heart today that I announce my retirement from Nakama," said shox. "Indeed, since the beginning of January, I have given body and soul to the project in order to make it efficient, attractive and a source of the future for the youngest players.

"This choice was not easy to make but it was essential for my future. I put everything aside since the beginning of the year to make this project work. Unfortunately today being a father, beyond the financial aspect, managing everything that needs to be managed requires a lot of energy and time, so I choose to focus on my role as a player.  I hope that all the work done will help them in the future and that it will allow them to become better and complete players."

He added that his desire to play competitive Counter-Strike has not changed, and that he "can't wait" to find a team to join ahead of the launch of Counter-Strike 2.

Nakama was first founded back in January this year, when shox teamed up with his former teammate Edouard "⁠SmithZz⁠" Dubourdeaux, in the hopes of forming a team that could qualify for the Paris Major.

Alongside SmithZz, shox teamed up with three new faces to the CS:GO scene in order to fill out the Nakama roster - and were joined by the likes of Jeremy "⁠Kursy⁠" Gast, Ryan "⁠Neityu⁠" Aubry and Paul "⁠day0s⁠" Niel.

The team, unfortunately, failed to qualify for the last CS:GO Major, having been unable to make it past the open qualifiers for the RMR, and had limited success elsewhere in CS:GO.

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