Mezii will make his debut for the team later this month.

Team Vitality has added an addition to its roster with William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman joining the team. The British player will make his debut for the team later this month. 

Team Vitality adds Mezii to fill Magisk’s shoes

Mezii joins Team Vitality after more than a year with UK-based Fnatic. The 25-year-old British player is the first new player to join the Vitality roster. He replaces Magisk who left the squad earlier this month. 

Team Vitality have seen a series of changes starting with their Head Coach parting ways and joining Falcon esports. Earlier this month, Magisk also parted ways with the team amidst reports he will follow Zonic’s footsteps into Falcons. 

With Fnatic mezii didn’t find a lot of success. The org finished outside the top eight in almost every international tournament they competed in the past year. One of their best placement was their top eight placement at the BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown 2023 in March this year.

Mezii has big shoes to fill. With MagisK and Zonic, Team Vitality were one of the best Counter-Strike teams in action. The team won the Paris Major 2023 on home ground. The Paris Major was the final Counter Strike Global Offensive Major. Following their Major victory, the team also placed second at the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023, a top four finish at IEM Cologne 2023 as well as a victory at Gamers8. Their final two tournaments, however, were not up to the same standards. They finished 5-8th at ESL Pro League Season 18 and then a 13-16th placement at IEM Sydney 2023. 

What is Team Vitaltiy’s Counter-Strike roster?

Team Vitality’s Counter-Strike roster is as follows:

  • Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire
  • Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
  • Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi
  • Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan
  • William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman
  • Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam (coach)

Vitality will next compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals. The Fall Finals kick off on November 22 and will continue for five days ending on the 26th. The tournament has a $425,000 prize pool with eight teams in action. The tournament takes place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The tournament is the final opportunity for teams to qualify for the BLAST Premier World Finals later this year.