Team EnVyUs

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
France Damien "maLeK" Marcel
CEO:
USA Mike "Hastr0" Rufail
Manager:
France Jordan "Next" Savelli
Team Captain:
France Vincent "Happy" Cervoni
Total Earnings:
$2,014,374
Links
History
Created:
Organization: 2007
2015-02-01

Team EnVyUs (often abbreviated to EnVy or nV) is an American eSports organization founded in 2007 who used to be mainly known for their competitive Call of Duty background. They are known as the "Boys in Blue".

History[edit]

On February 1st, 2015, the French Squad of LDLC, Happy, kioShiMa, NBK-, SmithZz and shox left their organization to sign with Team EnVyUs, a North American organization mostly known for its ‘’”Call of Duty”’’ team.

After winning the MLG X-Games Aspen invitational, then signing with the new organization, the team continued to prove that they were among the best in the world, most of the time staying right behind Fnatic, the best team in CS:GO’s history, in world rankings across the community.

In February, EnVyUs participated in the Inferno Online Pantamera Challenge, where they managed to find a 3rd place finish after losing to Fnatic 2-1 in the consolation final. Just over a month later, the team travelled to Katowice, Poland to attend CS:GO’s 5th major, ESL One: Katowice 2015. After placing first in their group, they faced Natus Vincere in the quarterfinals and won the series reasonably comfortably, with score-lines ending at 16-12, 14-16 and 16-3. They then went on to face the Ninjas in Pyjamas, and weren’t quite prepared for what GeT_RiGhT’s squad had awaiting for them, and lost the Bo3 series 0-2. Even despite this, losing in the semifinals to a team who were top 4 at the time was nothing to be ashamed of, and EnVy left Poland with a top 4 placing.

It wasn’t long until EnVy had once again found their form, winning titles at Gfinity Spring Masters 1 and the StarLadder StarSeries XII LAN final, with both tournaments seeing EnVy destroy NiP in Best of 5 series, 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. At StarSeries, they proved that they were still a top team and still worthy of fear, winning Best of 3s against TSM, Na’Vi, and NiP before reaching the final.

These victories were short-lived, however, as EnVyUs began a slow, roller-coaster-esque decline after winning the StarSeries XII final. This period saw Envy fail to reach the top 4 of offline events for the first time in 2015, placing 5th-6th at Gfinity Masters Spring 2 and Fragbite Masters Season 4. On the seemingly lone upswing of this lineup’s decline, they won the Gfinity Masters Summer 1 after placing top in their group, followed by a close Best of 3 victory against Dignitas, and another blowout Bo5 final against NiP, where the Swedish side failed to acquire more than 10 rounds in any of the 3 maps played against France’s best team.

In July, after 2 more disappointing placements in events (5-6th at ESL ESEA Season 1 Finals, and Top 4 in ESWC 2015 after losing to Cloud 9) internal problems with the roster finally were made known to the world, and soon after, a second “French Shuffle” occurred where EnVyUs would trade their Star Player, shox, and support player, SmithZz, to Titan, while the former signed Titan’s own kennyS and apEX.

The community originally held the consensus that the new EnVy lineup would be worse than the original one, and that at best they could be a top 4-6 level team. However, the world was left slightly in shock as EnVy came out swinging at their first offline event with their new roster, the IEM Gamescom event in Cologne. The tournament ended with EnVy destroying TSM over 3 maps and claiming the title, seemingly without breaking a sweat.

The real test for the new EnVyUs lineup was yet to come, as the world’s elite gathered at Cologne 2 weeks later to play in the ESL One: Cologne 2015 Tournament, CS:GO’s 6th major and the 2nd held in the German city. Nay-sayers of the new lineup were quickly silenced as EnVy placed 1st in their group and made an incredibly impressive run to the finals, winning Best of 3s against Natus Vincere and TSM, before losing 0-2 in the final to Fnatic. Even if the end of the tournament was disappointing for the French side, they had already proved that they were a world-class team, less than a month after changing their roster.

Since their finals run at Cologne, EnVyUs have won 2 more titles at Dreamhack Open London 2015 and the Gfinity Champion of Champions, boasting a Bo3 win against TSM and Bo5 victories against an on-fire Virtus.Pro and Fnatic.

Those last results put Team EnVyUs as favorites for the last major of 2015 Dreamhack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015, which they won while top teams Fnatic, Virtus.pro and TSM were all eliminated in quaterfinals.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 10th - Maniac is officially announced as the new coach of Team EnVyUs.[3]
  • March 8th - DEVIL is acquired from Team LDLC.com White to replace kioShiMa in the active roster. The organization will honor kioShiMa's contract until a transfer to another organization is agreed upon, or he returns to the starting lineup [4]. The same day, kioShiMa issued a statement saying that communication within the team had been an issue, and that he felt he did not have the respect of the other members - leaving doubts as to whether he would ever return to the main roster [5]
  • April 10th - kioShiMa is bought out by FaZe Clan as a replacement for Maikelele.[6]
  • June 5th - Maniac leaves Team EnVyUs as he plans to go back to playing actively.[7]
  • June 13th - enkay J joins Team EnVyUs as an analyst.
  • October 5th - Team EnVyUs and Millenium swap players, DEVIL and SIXER. [8][9]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
France Happy Vincent Cervoni 2015-02-01 [1]
France SIXER Christophe Xia 2016-10-05 [8]
France RpK Cédric Guipouy 2017-02-04 [11]
France xms Alexandre Forté 2017-02-04 [11]
Belgium ScreaM Adil Benrlitom 2017-02-21 [13]
France maLeK (Coach) Damien Marcel 2017-02-04 [11]
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
France kioShiMa  
Fabien Fiey
Belgium ScreaM Adil Benrlitom WESG 2017 France and Monaco
WESG 2017 Europe Finals
World Electronic Sports Games 2017

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
France devoduvek David Dobrosavljevic 2017-02-04 [11] 2017-04-14 [14] Misfits
France kennyS Kenny Schrub 2015-07-20 [2] 2017-02-03 [10] G2 Esports
France apEX Dan Madesclaire 2015-07-20 [2] 2017-02-03 [10] G2 Esports
France NBK- Nathan Schmitt 2015-02-01 [1] 2017-02-03 [10] G2 Esports
France DEVIL Timothée Démolon 2016-03-08 [4] 2016-10-05 [8] Millenium
Switzerland Maniac (Coach) Mathieu Quiquerez 2016-01-10 [3] 2016-06-05 [7] Unity
France kioShiMa Fabien Fiey 2015-02-01 [1] 2016-04-10 [4] [6] FaZe Clan
France shox Richard Papillon 2015-02-01 [1] 2015-07-20 [2] Titan
France SmithZz Edouard Dubourdeaux 2015-02-01 [1] 2015-07-20 [2] Titan
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Belgium ScreaM   Adil Benrlitom
France xms Alexandre Forté IEM Season XI World Championship - EU Closed Qualifier
Belgium ScreaM   Adil Benrlitom
France devoduvek David Dobrosavljevic IEM Season XI World Championship - EU Closed Qualifier
France SIXER  
Christophe Xia
France NBK- Nathan Schmitt SL i-League Season 2 Finals
France SIXER  
Christophe Xia
France DEVIL Timothée Démolon ESL Pro League Season 4
Belgium YOUNS  
Younes Ait-lalla
France kennyS Kenny Schrub FACEIT League 2015 Stage 3
Belgium ScreaM  
Adil Benrlitom
France kioShiMa Fabien Fiey FACEIT League 2015[15]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA Hastr0 Mike Rufail Founder
USA TmarTn Trevor Martin Co-Owner
France Next Jordan Savelli Manager
USA Loop Adam Bahriz Streamer

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date
Germany enkay J Niclas Krumhorn Analyst 2016-06-13 2017-02-03 [10]

Team achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-07-23 A11st A2Major DreamHack Atlanta 2017 2 : 1 $50,000
2017-01-15 A11st A1Premier WESG 2016: Finals 2 : 0 $800,000
2016-09-25 A11st A2Major Gfinity CS:GO Invitational 3 : 0 $50,000
2016-02-07 A11st A1Premier Global eSports Cup - Season 1 3 : 0 $80,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 2 : 0 $100,000
2015-09-27 A11st A1Premier Gfinity Champion of Champions 3 : 2 $50,000
2015-08-23 A22nd A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2015 0 : 2 $50,000
2015-08-08 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters Season X - gamescom 8/-/1 Grp. S. $45,500
2015-06-28 A11st A1Premier Gfinity Masters Summer 1 3 : 0 $40,000
2015-03-22 A11st A1Premier Gfinity Spring Masters 1 3 : 1 $25,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • Team EnVyUs is the first official CS:GO team to have a player stand in for a player, to later on have the player who is stood in for stand in for that player. That being ScreaM standing in for kioShiMa, then kioShiMa standing in for ScreaM.
  • devoduvek was originally set to play for Team EnVyUs in their 2017 lineup after the third French shuffle, but was benched 4 days after being signed to later be replaced by ScreaM.

Gallery[edit]

Logos[edit]

Highlight videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "LDLC lose CS:GO team". hltv.org. 2015-02-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Titan, EnVyUs swap players HLTV.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2016-01-10). "Maniac joins EnVyUs as coach". HLTV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "DEVIL replaces kioShiMa in EnVyUs CS:GO lineup". Team EnVyUs. 2016-03-08.
  5. Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey (2016-03-08). "This is the end of an adventure".
  6. 6.0 6.1 Titan, kioShiMa joins up with FaZe HLTV.org
  7. 7.0 7.1 Striker (2016-06-05). "Maniac leaves nV, plans to play". HLTV.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Sixer To Start For EnVy". Team EnVyUs. 2016-10-05.
  9. Skypper (2016-10-05). "Sixer et DEVIL, échange entre M et EnVy " [Sixer and DEVIL, exchange between [M] and Envy] (in France French). Millenium.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Milan "Striker" Švejda (2017-02-03). "G2 announce new lineup". HLTV.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Changes to EnVy CS:GO". Team EnVyUs. 2017-02-04.
  12. . devoduvek. 2017-02-08. https://twitter.com/nV_devoduvekk/status/829405346569531392.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "We're making it official". Team EnVyUs. 2017-02-21.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Misfits CSGO Roster Change (+devoduvek & AmaNEk)". Misfits. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  15. "ScreaM steps in for EnVyUs". HLTV. 2015-04-13.