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Richard Papillon
Personal information
Born (1992-05-27) May 27, 1992 (age 27)[1]
HometownParis, France
Nationality France
Nickname(s)shoxie, shoxieJESUS
Career information
Current teamTeam Vitality
GamesCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Career prize money$487,820.89[2]

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.[3][4][5][6][7] He has won over a dozen international tournaments, as well as one Major Championship: DreamHack Winter 2014.[3]

Early life[edit]

Shox began playing Counter-Strike when he was nine years old, introduced to the series by his older brother.[1] 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.[8] His handle referenced a model of Nike shoes that were popular at the time.[1]


Shox is best known for playing for a number of French Counter-Strike teams, including VeryGames, Titan, Team LDLC, EnVyUs, and G2.[4]


  1. ^ a b c VaKarM, "shox - Journey of a Legend", 12 November 2017
  2. ^ "shox - Richard Papillon - CS:GO Player Profile :: Esports Earnings".
  3. ^ a b esports, Gfinity-Generation. "Thorin's Top 20 CS:GO Players of All-Time (10-1) :: News :". Gfinity.
  4. ^ a b "Thorin's Take: kennyS and shox - France's False Bill of Goods". VPEsports.
  5. ^ "The Thorin Treatment - The Mystery of shox's Peaks". 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "The hero that France deserves: Richard "shox" Papillon".
  7. ^ "Richard 'shox' Papillon".
  8. ^ FACEIT, FACEIT London Major 2018 - Player Profiles - shox - G2, 19 September 2018