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Team EnVyUs
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
Coaches Marcus "Elumnite" Lovejoy
Manager
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Captain
Website
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Sponsor(s) Scuf Gaming
Elgato Gaming
Monster Energy Gaming
HyperX
DXRacer
Zowie
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YouTube TeamEnVyUs
Livestream
Facebook teamenvyus
Reddit
Twitter
Organization
EsportsWikis Network: Call of Duty
SMITE
History
Created 2007
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Team EnVyUs, also known as Team EnVy, is a multi-game eSports organization who currently has teams in Call of Duty, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War, Halo, Overwatch, SMITE, and StarCraft 2.

Overview

Team EnVyUs was established in 2007 for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare team by players FoRePLayy and StaiNViLLe. They quickly became relevant in the CoD scene, which allowed them to branch out into other games. The organization was eventually acquired by Mike "Hastr0" Rufail, the current owner/managing director.

Halo History

Halo 5

Team EnVyUs' first venture into Halo was officially announced on November 10, 2015. The organization announced the signing of Richie "Heinz" Heinz, Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese, Bradley "APG" Laws along with the acquisition of Austin "Mikwen" McCleary in a player transaction with Team Liquid.[1] On December 15, EnVy Halo won the first Astro Gaming Spartans $1,000 4v4 online tournament, defeating Winterfox in the finals. On January 13th, APG and Heinz left Team EnVyUs to join Team Liquid.[2] They were quickly replaced by Scott "Cloud" Holste and Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser. During the next week, a team change frenzy was sparked by Lethul leaving Evil Geniuses. This lead to Mikwen and Pistola recruiting new free agent Tom "OGRE2" Ryan, and quickly rounding out the roster with Jacob "Arkanum" Santos. Cloud and Hysteria would go on to form Triggers Pound. The team would eventually qualify for the HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 as the #6 seed. At the tournament, they would go 0-2 in the group stage, first being defeated by Evil Geniuses and then being upset by Denial eSports. As a result, they would not qualify for Halo World Championship 2016.

On April 8th, EnVy Halo made a roster change, releasing OGRE2 and Arkanum and replacing them with Visal "eL TowN" Mohanan and Tim "Rayne" Tinkler.[3] As a result of bringing in a member of the 2nd place team at Worlds, EnVyUs were one of four teams invited to the HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 and given a chance to qualify for the HCS Summer 2016 Pro League early. EnVyUs fell just short of qualifying, losing to Evil Geniuses in the finals by a score of 4-2. EnVy did not blow their second chance however, finishing in the top 4 at the Summer Qualifier after going 2-1 in their pool. Following a grueling season, EnVyUs, notably having the most maps played of any team in the league, finished in 3rd place. At the Season Finals, EnVyUs came out hot, defeating the 2nd seeded Enigma6 Group in 6 games. In the Winners Finals, EnVy were defeated in a 4-0 sweep by World Champions Counter Logic Gaming. In the Losers' Finals, EnVy were defeated 4-3 in a rematch with Enigma6, ending their night with a 3rd place finish. Not long after Finals, EnVyUs started scrimming with a new roster, replacing eL TowN with Eric "Snip3down" Wrona. Not long after, they began scrimming with Cuyler "Huke" Garland in place of Rayne. Rayne's departure was confirmed when Team Liquid announced their new roster.[4] Few days later, eL TowN confirmed his departure by joining Luminosity Gaming. [5] On the night of roster lock, the acquisitions of Snip3down and Huke were made official by the organization, with Snip3down releasing an apology for the manner in which he helped coerce Huke into joining the team.[6]

The new nV roster was immediately seen by the community and analysts as a contender for 1st place, with many believing they had what it takes to dethrone Counter Logic Gaming. They became the first team to defeat CLG in a scrim shortly after forming, causing a minor social media scuffle between Snip3down and LethuL after the fact. After the CLG members were acquired by OpTic Gaming, a rivalry most famous in Call of Duty made its way to Halo. nV had a strong start to the Fall Season, going 3-1 in their first two weeks. In their highly anticipated first match with OpTic Gaming, they won a closely contested five-game contest against the Summer Champions. At HCS Orange County 2016, EnVy finished second, falling to OpTic in three consecutive series (once in the Seeding Bracket and twice in the Championship Bracket) with an overall map count of 2-9 against them. EnVyUs did defeat the other Pro League teams in attendance - Enigma6 Group and Team Liquid, with final map counts of 9-2 and 3-1, respectively. A few weeks later, a revised EnVyUs lineup featuring OpTic member LethuL subbing in for Mikwen competed at UGC St. Louis 2016 under the team name Truce, taking 1st place. EnVyUs ultimately finished the Fall Pro League season with a 13-1 record, good enough for 1st place. A few weeks later, they attended the HCS Las Vegas 2016 event, where they finished 1st over five other Pro League teams, not including OpTic Gaming. In the Winners Finals, nV were upset in a 3-1 loss to Team Liquid, but they made good on their second chance, winning two straight best-of-7s in the Grand Finals to secure 1st place. At the Pro League Season Finals, the big question was "can EnVyUs dethrone OpTic?". After dismantling Str8 Rippin in the first round, EnVy had the chance to answer that question in the Winners Finals, but were defeated 4-1 by OpTic. EnVy obliterated Team Liquid in the Losers' Finals to earn another shot, and capitalized on it, winning two straight best-of-7s to dethrone OpTic and capture the Fall 2016 Championship.

During the offseason, EnVyUs was one of two pro teams (the other being OpTic) to make no team changes. At the first event of Halo World Championship 2017 season - UGC St. Louis 2017, EnVyUs came out hot, sweeping Team Randa and Velvet Gaming before narrowly defeating Str8 Rippin 3-2. In the Winners Finals, they met OpTic once again, losing a close 3-2 series. In the Losers Finals, they were upset by Team Liquid in a 3-2 series, going home with 3rd place. At ME Las Vegas 2017, nV was strong to start, sweeping Second Nature and defeating Team CryptiK 4-2 to qualify for Worlds. In the following round, they were dominantly defeated by Team Liquid 4-1, sending them to Losers uncharacteristically early. They were barely able to avoid elimination against Luminosity Gaming, defeating them 4-3 to secure top 4. In the following round, they made short work of Pnda Gaming with a 4-1 win, earning another shot at Team Liquid. Though they managed to take the first two games, Liquid took the next four and sent EnVyUs home with another 3rd place finish.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Position
USA Mikwen Austin McCleary Captain
USA iGotUrPistola Justin Deese Player
USA Snip3down Eric Wrona Player
USA Huke Cuyler Garland Player
USA Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy Coach

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA eL TowN Visal Mohanan LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
USA Rayne Timothy Tinkler TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Arkanum Jacob Santos DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
USA OGRE 2 Tom Ryan DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
USA Cloud Scott Holste Logo std2.png Triggers Pound
USA Hysteria Jacob Reiser Logo std2.png Triggers Pound
USA Heinz Richie Heinz TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA APG Bradley Laws TLlogo std.png Team Liquid

Organization

Active

ID Name Position
USA Hastr0 Mike Rufail Owner/Managing Director
USA Diesel Tyler Hoyt Head Coach

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 5, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd $6,000 ME Las Vegas 2017 iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHukeElumnite
January 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd $6,000 UGC St. Louis 2017 iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHukeElumnite
December 11, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st $75,000 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHukeElumnite
November 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st $10,000 HCS Las Vegas 2016 iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHukeElumnite
November 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st $13,000 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHuke
October 9, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22nd $5,000 HCS Orange County 2016 iGotUrPistolaMikwenSnip3downHukeElumnite
July 31, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd $25,000 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Finals iGotUrPistolaMikwenRayneeL TowNElumnite
July 15, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd $11,000 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season iGotUrPistolaMikwenRayneeL TowN
May 8, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22nd I1Q HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group B iGotUrPistolaMikwenRayneeL TowNElumnite
April 24, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22nd I1NQ HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 iGotUrPistolaMikwenRayneeL TowNElumnite
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16th - HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 iGotUrPistolaMikwenOGRE2ArkanumDiesel

Media

Articles

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Team EnVyUs' Tweet twitter.com
  2. APG's tweet - twitter.com
  3. THE NEW ENVY HALO - teamenvyus.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 TL Halo: HCS Pro League Fall Season Roster Update - teamliquidpro.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 LG EXPAND WITH HALO TEAM! - "Luminosity Gaming"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Team EnVyUs' tweet - twitter.com