Can EnVyUs Dethrone Counter Logic Gaming?
After their recent 3-0 win over Evil Geniuses, Team EnVyUs is now in second place in the Pro League standings with a 5-1 record, only losing to Enigma6 back in week one. With the recent hype being built around what many believe to be the only team that can defeat Counter Logic Gaming, can EnVyUs truly dethrone the reigning champions?
It is clear now that EnVyUs’s commitment to the game is starting to pay off. Last season, EnVyUs had a very tough time competing against most of the competition. They finished off their season at the HWC North American Regional Finals with a top-16 placing, preventing them from moving on the the Halo World Championship.
This was definitely not a placing EnVyUs owner Mike “Hastr0” Rufail and the entire team was happy with, especially considering the high caliber players that were on this roster. Instead of turning back on his investment, Hastr0 would continue to stay dedicated to Halo with Austin “Mikwen” McCleary and Justin “iGotUrPistola” Deese as his two players to build off of. EnVyUs was hoping that they would be able to steal a top prospect with the recent explosion of new talent emerging onto the scene, just like CLG did with Bradley “Frosty” Bergstrom.
EnVyUs would soon find two players who fit well with them, Visal “eL ToWn” Mohanan, who is an XGames Bronze Medalist, as well as one of the breakout rookie players from HCS Season 2, and Timothy “Rayne” Tinkler, who was one of the breakout rookie players who had a phenomenal run in the 2016 Halo World Championship under Team eLevate.
With eL ToWn’s proven consistency and Rayne’s explosive talent waiting to be molded, EnVyUs was now ready to compete at the highest level this season. After their second place finish at the HCS Pro League Invitational, EnVyUs was determined to continue to grow and develop their chemistry to make them one of the most dangerous teams in the Pro League.
With a solid 5-1 record, it is safe to say that EnVyUs is happy with the situation they are in. Going from being one of the worst pro teams last season to being a serious contender to dethrone the reigning champions CLG, EnVyUs has transformed into a monster that every team needs to keep their eyes on.
What do you think about EnVyUs potentially being able to dethrone CLG? Let me know in the comments section below.
Image credits go to Halo eSports Wikis