|Country of Birth||France|
|Birthday||December 2, 1991 (age 27)|
|Soloqueue IDs||The Shaunz (EUW)|
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Kévin "Shaunz" Ghanbarzadeh was the head of esports for Team Vitality.
Kévin "Shaunz" Ghanbarzadeh was born in Paris, France. He played Counter Strike 1.6, MapleStory, DotA, and Starcraft 2, before starting League of Legends in May 2011. September 2012 he reached Diamond with 2350 Elo.
Shaunz's first team was Millenium, which he joined in July 2013. With teammates Doigby, ShLaYa, Nanouk, and Dioud, Shaunz reached the semifinals of DreamHack Bucharest in September 2013. He also qualified for WCG 2013 and went to Shanghai for the event; however, Millenium was unable to attend as a whole and so he did not compete in the event. After WCG, Shaunz left Millenium to join The Fox Sound, where he stayed until December.
In February 2014, Shanuz joined Team HD with former teammates ShLaYa and Doigby. Nono and hyrqBot completed the lineup. When the team decided to form a new organization, Shaunz joined his teammates in creating TunderbotSparta, then renamed to Sparta. With Sparta, he qualified for the Spring Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5's ladder under the name SPARTA KAPPA. Sparta were knocked out in Round 1 of the online phase after being beaten by Different Dimension.
Despite Shaunz being praised for his individual coaching work, Gambit Gaming had an unsuccessful Summer Split. After a rocky early start to the season and a combined 0-4 record in the first two weeks, Gambit improved to fifth place after 8 weeks, largely thanks to the coaching of Shaunz. At one point the team had the potential of finishing as high as fourth. However, going into the last week of the split, FORG1VEN received a four-game-long penalty from Riot as the result of toxic behavior in soloqueue. Moopz subbed in as the team's AD carry for the last 2 games of the split. Losing these 2 games, the team finished the regular season in 8th place, meaning that they would be playing in the 2016 Spring Promotion. The team faced mousesports, winning the series and securing their place in the 2016 Spring Season.
- Was a Riot Featured Streamer.
- He was the French jungler for WCG 2013 in Shanghaï
- He was the first university champion in France with his school.
- The name "Shaunz" comes from him being a fan of American football player Shaun Alexander and then playing Counter Strike 1.6, where pro players added the letter "z" to the end of their names.
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- July 17, Interview exclusive de Shaunz (French) with , and on Millenium
- September 6, Interview de Shaunz : on a croisé un Streamer à l'Honneur ! (French) with , and on ThunderBot
- September 14, Dreamhack Bucharest 2013 : Interview de Shaunz (French video) with , and on Millenium
- September 17, Interview de Kevin “Shaunz” Ghanbarzadeh (French) with , and on Pink Ward
- May 8, Shaunz and Hyrqbot give us the lowdown on LCS Allstars Paris with , and on OnGamers
- May 10, All stars 2014 : interview de Shaunz (French video) with , and on Dailymotion
- July 13, [Interview Shaunz]Lyon e-Sport #7 (French Video) with , and on Irumi
- October 11, Interview de Shaunz (French) with , and on Millenium
- January 25, Vitality's coach Shaunz on Cabochard: 'He's evolving...he's getting smarter and smarter' with , and on The Score
- February 19, Shaunz on playing against H2K, meta changes and Vitality's goals for playoffs with , and on The Score
- March 13, Lane Swap: From Pro to Coach by Phillip "Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- April 3, Shaunz: "Wir wussten, dass es hart werden würde" with , and on Sport1
- April 4, Shaunz on Vitality: 'It's not a good season, but it's a good start for what we want to build' with , and on The Score
- June 9, Vitality on the first week of the Summer Split with , and on Red Bull
- June 14, Shaunz on Olaf: 'Olaf is a good pick, simple as that. I think he fits really well in the meta' with , and on The Score
- December 18, Team Vitality LCS 2016 - Head Staff Spotlight #1 - Shaunz by , and on Team Vitality
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- Competitive ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou lolesports.com
- Streamer : Shaunz (French) beta.euw.leagueoflegends.com