Kenny "KennyS" Schrub is a professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive player coming from France. He is a favorite of every Counter Strike player, mainly due to his playstyle that revolutionized how the in-game sniper rifle "AWP" was used. He is referred to as a god of CS by the community and he was titled with the “eSports Player of the Year” at The Game Awards 2015. KennyS is even considered to be the best professional player to play the AWP. As a long-range rifle, the AWP was typically used to peek long ranges and take first picks. However, Kenny’s adapted to using it in close 1v1 situations, changing the way the gun was typically used.
Kenny Schrub was born on May 19, 1995, in Digne-les-Bains, France. He has been playing Counter Strike since he was 6 years old. Thanks to his brother who was 10 years older than him, he was introduced to Counter Strike from an early age and he was at a similar level of skill as his brothers very soon. He played his first tournament when he was just 11 years old along with his older brother and managed to win, thus gaining support from his parents. Even though his parents were concerned about his excessive time with the computer, he found his way to the highest levels of competitive CS through those late-night sessions. He then found his niche inside the game which made him the legend he is today; the AWP. He mastered the AWP by becoming precise with his movements and reactions by the day. With great practice, he took his first steps in to becoming the best AWPer in the world.
The Career of Kenny "KennyS" Schrub
He first stepped into his CS career with Counter Strike: Source by trialing with Very Games who were one of the best in the French scene at the time. He was so good at the game he was being accused of cheating, even in LAN tournaments. He then joined another team, Team eXtensive! around this time period as he didn’t really have a spot in Very Game’s main roster. Very Game was the best at CS: Source, but then came CS:GO to change the fate of KennyS forever. The team soon split failing to perform well in the game and Kenny was picked up by Team LDLC.com but the stay wasn’t long. Kenny was released from the team to join Recursive eSports later. He would also be dropped from this team due to all sorts of internal issues and Kenny joined Clan-Mystik and Titan eSports in the following months, respectively. However, life changed for Kenny when Valve slaughtered his main weapon and his godly playstyle through nerfs. The AWP nerfs affected Kenny very badly where he would lose confidence and faith in himself. He still didn’t give up and still was a force to be reckoned with.
However, despite Titan roster being of high profile players, they failed to play to the expectations. Kenny was once again swapped out and this time with Team EnvyUs. Things started to change with EnvyUs. Kenny and his new team proved that they are stronger than they look by winning their way through the next Major until grand finals, only to lose to Fnatic. They would then go on to win a major in the very next Major tournament. Kenny stayed with EnvyUs for almost 2 years until G2 Esports picked up Kenny to build a super team with some of the greatest in the scene. Since early 2017, Kenny has been with G2 Esports performing exceptionally and Kenny might have finally found his home.
KennyS is one of the greatest players to ever have existed in the CS competitive scene. He’s one of the few veterans in the scene and defined the game altogether for many players and fans around the world. The following are some major achievements of Kenny’s outstanding CS career;
- 1st place: Intel Extreme Masters Season X - gamescom 2015 (Team EnVyUs)
- 1st place: Gfinity Champion of Champions 2015 (Team EnVyUs)
- 1st place: DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 (Team EnVyUs)
- 1st place: Global eSports Cup 2016 - Season 1 (Team EnVyUs)
- 1st place: World Electronic Sports Games 2016/2017 (Team EnVyUs)
- 1st place: ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals 2017 (G2 Esports)
- 1st place: DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 (G2 Esports)
- 1st place: Champions Cup Finals 2019 (G2 Esports)
- 1st-3rd places: BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season (G2 Esports)
- 2nd place: Intel Extreme Masters XIV - World Championship 2020 (G2 Esports)
Trivia - Fun And Interesting Facts About Kenny "KennyS" Schrub
- KennyS revolutionized the use of AWP by using it in close range combat and normalizing it.
- KennyS is not only one of the best CS:GO players in the world, but also one of the best esports players, due to his consistency and dedication.