The third French Shuffle has taken place and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, a former G2 Esports star together with Richard “shox” Papillon, was left a little bit outside of the loop, set to join FaZe Clan instead of going to Team EnVyUs or staying at G2 Esports to play with shox and Kenny “kennyS” Schraub. Turns out, however, that some mid-game adjustments will have to be made.
Just days after David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic (hopefully, that’s the last time we have to spell that) debuted on Team EnVyUs in the IEM Katowice Qualifier, he’s been dropped from the team, opening up a spot on the roster. Despite his refusal to join the team previously, as reported by French news outlet Vakarm, ScreaM has reconsidered and accepted nV’s offer. He will join the Team EnVyUs roster of Cédric “RpK” Guipoy, formerly ScreaM’s teammate at G2 Esports, newcomer Alexandre “xms” Forté, and nV veterans Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer and Christophe “SIXER” Xia, taking devoduvek’s spot on the team’s roster.
Of course, that leaves FaZe Clan more or less flapping in the wind, as they have released Philip “aizy” Aistrup and are now finding themselves down a player with no ScreaM coming. For now, his spot should be taken by Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad on a stand-in basis. That also puts a spanner in the works of the rumor that jkaem is making his own team, at least for the time being. Who knows what will happen in the future?
Despite his wildly streaky playstyle where he can absolutely rip apart teams one day and be almost invisible the next, ScreaM should be a vast improvement over devoduvek for Team EnVyUs. They still got the sharp end of the stick in the third French Shuffle, however, their chances of remaining relevant should be a bit better now. G2 Esports with shox and kennyS has potential, which is genuinely scary, however. If the two superstar players find a way to work together instead of trying to and fighting for the opportunity to solo carry the team on their back, G2 Esports could emerge as one of the, if not THE, strongest teams in the world. Team EnVyUs will still remain middle of the pack, just like they have been for a long time now, at least in eSports time. At least they have their Overwatch team to give the org some victories in the meantime, while the CS:GO team is being worked on.