shox (video game player)
|Born||May 27, 1992|
|Current team||Team Vitality|
|Games||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Career prize money||$487,820.89|
Richard Papillon (born May 27, 1992), better known by his gaming handle shox, is a French professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who plays for Team Vitality. He is considered one of the best players in Global Offensive history, featuring in HLTV's Top 20 Players list from 2013-2016. He has won over a dozen international tournaments, as well as one Major Championship: DreamHack Winter 2014.
Shox began playing Counter-Strike when he was nine years old, introduced to the series by his older brother. His parents allowed him to take a year off from studies to pursue the game, leading to him joining his first successful teams in Counter-Strike: Source around 2007. His handle referenced a model of Nike shoes that were popular at the time.
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