According to insider DeKay, Envy is contemplating several roster changes to its CS:GO team, according to friends close to the team. Although nothing has been set in stone, two team members are thought to be replaced in the coming days.
Who is getting the boot?
The talks so far have been centered around replacing Ryan “ryann” Welsh and either Michał “MICHU” Müller or Buğra “Calyx” Arkin as well. Replacing all three members has not been ruled out yet either so far, but that would result in starting all over in the Road to Rio standings rather than just a 40% penalty, as removing 3 or more members brings your points to zero. A possible member to step into the Envy lineup is veteran free agent Peter “ptr” Gurney.
Envy hasn’t had the best performances and results since adding MICHU, Calyx, and Kaleb “moose” Jayne a few months ago. Despite being an original member of FLASHPOINT, they had a poor finish of 11th in Season 1. Their results in the first Road to Rio tournament was getting better with a fifth place finish, but the second stage went off track against — finishing in dead last. Envy are currently 9th place in the Road to Rio standings and will fall at least two spots should they make 2 roster changes. Only the top 5 teams have an opportunity at qualifying for the Major, should the format remain the same as we move forward.
Where does Envy go from here?
It is unknown what or when Envy’s next tournament will be. The team has not registered for DreamHack Summer North America or ESL One: Cologne North America, so their schedule currently remains open. The official CS:GO player break ends Aug. 6, which could explain why they are trying to make some roster changes during this down time. Stay on the lookout for more updates regarding the future of Envy’s CS:GO team and whatever roster changes they decide to make in the coming days.