This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to feature a new structure where the Offline Qualifier is played under the umbrella of the Major instead of it being a separate event. We’re looking at all teams set to take part in the event, starting with the Minors’ Champions, teams which will play in the new Play-In stage of the event.
The first team we would like to talk about among the Minors’ Champions is Team EnVyUs. Normally, it would be quite weird seeing nV among teams like AVANGAR, Renegades, and Quantum Bellator Fire, which are also among the Minors’ Champions, if not for the fact that Team EnVyUs hasn’t been the same for a long while now, following the third French Shuffle, which took away their biggest star, Kenny “kennyS” Schrub.
The current EnVyUs lineup came to be in February 2016 after G2 Esports acquired kennyS, Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire to form their superteam. The free space was filled in by Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and Alexandre “xms” Forté, with Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom joining a bit later, when nV couldn’t make it work with their initial pick, David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic.
The new Team EnVyUs lineup of Vincent “Happy” Cervoni, Christophe “SIXER” Xia, RpK, xms and ScreaM has been assembled by Feb. 21, 2017 and hasn’t changed since no matter that the team has been underperforming even when compared to their less than ideal form seen in the ELEAGUE Major Atlanta tournament. By giving up kennyS and many of their other strongest players, nV basically put aside their dream of being a top team in the future, content to qualify for events and finish in the middle of the pack most of the time.
The current iteration of Team EnVyUs has played 232 maps, winning 119 and losing 113 of them. With 20,512 total kills and 20,568 deaths, their K/D ratio is around 1.
The maps preferred by EnVyUs the most are Cobblestone, Train, Inferno, Cache, and Nuke. They played Cobble 49 times, winning 25. They appeared on Train 48 times, winning 28, Inferno is less lucky for them, they won 21 times out of 44 played, Cashe was more successful, they won 21 times and lost 15. EnVyUs’ least successful map is Mirage. They lost all five times they stepped into it.
Team EnVyUs was significantly overhauled after ELEAGUE Major Atlanta 2017 and failed to make it to the PGL Major Kraków.
That doesn’t mean that they haven’t appeared at big events, however. They appeared at tournaments like ESL One New York, ESG Tour Mykonos, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 and IEM Oakland 2017, but failed to make the Semifinals. Their best recent result was achieved at DreamHack Open Winter 2017, where they finished in 3-4th place.