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Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion vs Team Vitality Grand Final post-match review

Subhradeep Mukherjee

GamerLegion meets Team Vitality in the Paris Major 2023 grand final

Au revoir CS: GO major!! Emotional moments for fans of this long-running FPS title will no longer have a major. And the final CS: GO major title goes to the fan favorite, Team Vitality.

The Paris Major 2023 comes to an end as Team Vitality clean-sweeps the underdog GamerLegion to clinch the title of major winner. As mentioned many times before, this title adds a little more to the sentiments as it is the last major of CS: GO.

Coming into this tournament, Team Vitality was the absolute fan-favorite. The major happening at the heart of France, Vitality being led by a French Magnifico, combined with their recent success, it was simply trivial.


  • Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion and Team Vitality rosters
  • Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion vs Team Vitality map choices
  • Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion vs Team Vitality score

Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion and Team Vitality rosters

After all these years of roster shuffles, and numerous failures to make an impact in previous majors, finally Team Vitality found that X factor. With Dan “apEX” Madesclaire on the helm, Team Vitality has been immense as well as unstoppable recently.

On the other hand, GamerLegion went into the tournament to prove a point. They were here to remind us that even an underdog can never be kept out of the equation. Defeating big names series in series out, Gamerlegion truly deserved the spot in the grand final of the Paris Major 2023. The rosters of the finalist are:


  • Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek
  • Ivan “iM” Mihai
  • Isak “isak” Fahlén
  • Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand
  • Nicolas “Keoz” Dgus

Team Vitality

  • Dan “apEX” Madesclaire (IGL)
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
  • Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
  • Emil “Magisk” Reif
  • Lotan “Spinx” Giladi

Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion vs Team Vitality map choices

The grand final of the Paris Major 2023 featured a best-of-3 series. And after meticulous thinking and measuring their own strengths, both teams chose the following three maps:

  • Map 1: Overpass (GamerLegion’s pick)
  • Map 2: Nuke (Team Vitality’s pick)
  • Map 3: Inferno (Decider)

Paris Major 2023: GamerLegion vs Team Vitality grand final score

Map 1: Overpass

Overpass being GamerLegion’s pick, they started the match strong winning the first pistol round. However, everything went south as Team Vitality ended up securing the first half in their favor with an 11-4 scoreline.

The second half opened the same as GL secured the pistol round once again. But once again everything was shut down as dropping one more round, Team Vitality secured Gl’s map pick with a 16-6 scoreline.

Map 2: Nuke

The pistol round wonders, GamerLegion once again secured the first pistol round in Nuke. And this time around, they hold on as they secured the first half with a 5-10 scoreline as the Counter-Terrorists (CT). The final pistol round of the final goes to Team Vitality as they end up toppling the lead. And with that, Team Vitality becomes the winner of the finals CS: GO major, the Paris Major 2023.

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Subhradeep Mukherjee

Subhradeep Mukherjee


Subhradeep "Bucketbaba" Mukherjee is a journalist currently working as a Senior Editor and division head of Esports and Gaming at The SportsRush. He has an experience of over 3 years and has written more than 1500 articles in total. He has been a video game enthusiast leaning mostly towards story-rich games for almost two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys reading mystery novels and tending to his household cat. He also has a Master's Degree in Statistics.

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