EnVyUs

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EnVyUs
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Team information
Location USA.png United States
Manager Mike "Hastr0" Rufail
Coach Mike "Hastr0" Rufail
Website Team Envyus
Sponsor(s)
Youtube YouTube
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Number of Players
History
Created 2007
Placements {{{placements}}}
Disbanded

Team

NV.jpg EnVyUs currently resides in the USA.png United States.

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Biography

Beginnings

NV.jpg Team EnVyUs was established in 2007 when Foreplayy and Stainville created the team during the COD4.png Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare season. Due to the eSports scene still being rather small, especially in Call of Duty at the time, they quickly began cementing their name as one to remember. The team was able to take an impressive 022nd 2nd place finish at the MLG National Championship 2008 with the roster of Foreplayy, Stainville, Nemesis, and Fierce. While the 022nd 2nd place finish was something certainly to be proud of, the team was looking for even better. Going into the MLG National Championship 2009 the roster shuffled around with only Stainville and Fierce staying around to be joined by Hastr0 and Sidroc. Sidroc was considered one of the better players in the game thus raising the team hopes in one-upping their performance the previous year. However, that was not to be. The team once again fell short losing out to IXI.png Xtravagant in the finals and once again taking 2nd place and $4,000. Later in 2010 the team began the EnvyUs Academy project searching for the best youth player across the globe.

Modern Warfare 2

Going into MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the team was shaping themselves into one of the more recognizable teams in the game following two solid placings in the previous game. Unfortunately, things got off to a shaky start, as they got a disappointed 066th 6th place finish at the Gamestop 10k to kick off the new game. Disappointed with the placing, the team got a bit of a roster makeover with Foreplayy making his return to join Stainville and ProoFy and Sharp joining the team. The team proved their worth taking 011st 1st place at the MLG Online National Championship taking out Xtravagant; the team knocked them off in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. While the victory was the first major win in the team's history, they were more concerned with proving themselves on LAN at the upcoming MLG National Championship 2010 in Dallas, Texas. The event was only a week after NV.jpg EnVyUs had secured the first place finish online and the team was coming in on a high note. For the team however, the week proved costly. They were unable to replicate the same results and finished a disappointing 077th 7th to close out the game.

Black Ops: The Birth of a Curse

With a new game in BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops also came brand new support for the Call of Duty scene. The game was put on the MLG circuit which would in turn bring consistent events throughout the year for the teams. With this announcement, the teams were looking to put their best foot forward and assert themselves rather quickly. Going into the first event MLG Dallas Stainville, Hastr0, FEARS & Terrorist. The team was looking to redeem their performance from the last time they were in Dallas, unfortunately for them Dallas seemed to come out victorious again as the team finished a disappointing 066th 6th place by their standards. The team got a nearly complete change following the event as only Stainville was left. Hastr0 fell back to his ownership role in the team and FEARS and Terrorist left leaving the team with only one player. With MLG Anaheim 2011 on the horizon, the team decided to add Dedo, NaDeSHoT, and Bobby to the team. They were hoping to right their wrongs following a couple disappointing finishes with this brand new roster but it was not to be. The team earned their worst placing to date coming in at 088th 8th and taking only $800.

The team decided that it was best for them to stick it out and work through their struggles rather than bringing on a new roster once more. This tactic seemed to be the right decision as the team was finally able to get back on track at MLG Raleigh with a solid 033rd 3rd place finish. While the improvements were clearly visible, another roster change hit the team following the event. NaDeSHoT and Bobby were replaced by Lyar and Saints. The two were proven players in the game and were looking to showcase their talent for one of the bigger organizations in the game in NV.jpg EnVyUs. The roster change didn't bring any replacements as the team once more fell short of winning with another 033rd 3rd place at MLG Orlando. This was the last regular event of the year with only the MLG National Championship 2011 in Providence, RI left. The roster stayed the same as they were hoping that they could make enough improvements to propel them to the elusive 1st place finish. Their performance a clear improvement from the previous event with their eyes set on being called National Champions however it was not to be. The team once more fell short of grabbing their first major LAN title losing out to NexT Threat in the finals and finishing 022nd 2nd. This loss brought way to what would be known as the "nV Curse" due to their inability to win a major LAN event.

Black Ops 2

Unfortunately for most Call of Duty players, MW3.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 didn't have the necessary LAN support that was needed to run proper events. This led to many players taking the entire year off including NV.jpg EnVyUs. Following the break, the release of BOPS2.png Call of Duty:Black Ops 2 brought on the most supported Call of Duty title to date in a competitive scene. Not only were the MLG events back, but new companies came up such as UMG who in fact held the first event of the game. UMG Chicago was held 2 days before the New Year and only a month after the release of the game. With teams still trying to figure out how the game works, the event was truly up for grabs. With this new game and new event, NV.jpg EnVyUs also had a new roster. Stainville was still on the team, along with ProoFy who was making his return and two new fresh faces to the organization in Censor and JKap. Censor was on the Quantic.png Quantic Nex-TT-hreat team that had won the National Championship in Call of Duty: Black Ops and JKap was regarded as having one of the better assault rifle shots in that same game. With a roster full of great players, the team was in a great position to have a good showing at the first event of the year. However, they had an underwhelming performance coming in at 044th 4th and falling outside of the money. The team was not satisfied with this performance and decided to make a change getting rid of Censor to bring on Rambo who was a proven veteran in the community. This was the roster that the team took into the MLG Winter Championship which was sporting a significantly larger prize pool and a greater number of teams competing. The pressure was definitely on the team to perform well and prove that they were still capable of winning events. This was not the event where it was to be however, as they placed 055th 5th and took $2,300 in prize money. The team did not falter with this placing, keeping the same roster going into the biggest event in Call of Duty eSports history at the Call of Duty Championship. The event had a $1,000,000 prize pool which was nearly 10 times more than any previous event. The team played one of their best events as they went through the winners bracket all the way to the finals. In the finals they matched up against Impact who they had previously knocked into the losers bracket. This time it turned out to be a different story with the series going all the way to a game 11 Search & Destory with Impact taking it 6-5. Despite the loss, the team still walked away with an impressive $200,000.

Even though they fell just short of the victory, the team kept the same roster moving forward in hopes that they could possibly get over the hump and finally win a LAN event. At UMG St. Louis the team once more had to go up against Impact in the finals and again fell short as Impact were in the midst of their 4 event winning streak. This curse finally fell off a bit as they were finally able to win at UGC Niagara 2013. While the win was a nice relief for the team, it came up against mainly pick-up teams that weren't as practised as them. While the win was supposed to relieve the pressure and allow the team to start bringing in more victories, it didn't quite work out that way. at the MLG Spring Championship the team finished in one of the worst placings in team history as they came in at 099th 9th place. Following the event, the team looked to right the ship as they headed "across the pond" to London for the inaugural Gfinity event. The event was invite-only and brought the 16 best teams from America and Europe together. The results didn't get any better as the team finished 099th 9th again and again took home no money. Following this event, Impact began to fall apart and Karma decided to leave. Karma was regarded as one of the best players, if not the best, in the game at the time. NV.jpg EnVyUs took this as the perfect opportunity to fix their poor showings by letting Stainville going and picking up Karma. Despite the new roster, the results got even worse as they placed a very disappointing 13th-16th at UMG Atlanta. The MLG PAX Prime Invitational also marked the last event for JKap as he left to join x20px OpTic who had dropped MerK to make room. With this change, MerK quickly filled the void left by JKap and joined the team. However the results didn't get any better for the team as they finished 055th 5th and 066th 6th respectively at the last two events of the year.

Ghosts

The roster of Rambo, MerK, ProoFy, and Karma stuck together going into Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts however it was clear that there was tension among the team due to the poor performances. The MLG Fall Championship was the first event of the new game and the team didn't perform up to standards once more. They finished a rather low 066th 6th place and earned only $2,000. The event got even worse for the team, due to Karma deciding to leave the team and join Complexity.png CompLexity in hopes that he could start winning once more. The team was left with a huge hole to fill. They hoped they had found their answer in Goonjar who left TK.png Team Kaliber to join the team. With over a month until the next event at UMG Philadelphia to perfect their game and finally get out of the slump. The team was happy with the way things were looking and were excited for the event. Once it came to actually performing, the team simply fell short once more finishing out of the money in the 9th-12th place group. Despite the loss, the team announced some great news shortly after, as Scump had left OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming to join the team. This left Rambo in a tight position because he didn't want to leave the team so he fell back to a coaching role. The roster of ProoFy, Goonjar, MerK, and Scump with Rambo coaching was supposed to be the roster to finally put an end to all their troubles and start bringing in the titles. Unfortunately,it was short lived.

A few weeks after joining, Scump decided he had made the wrong decision and went back to OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming. With no players to add, Rambo came out of coaching to fill the hole. From their it got even worse for the team as Goonjar decided to go back to TK.png Team Kaliber and ProoFy finally left the team as well to eventually join Faze.png FaZe Clan. Following this debacle, Rambo and MerK were left searching so they decided to go with NameLeSs and StuDyy both who were dropped by their previous teams forming a team somewhat of unwanted players. With a new attitude of wanting to prove everybody wrong, the team was able to come in 2nd in the online Call of Duty Winter Invitational to Curse.png Curse LV. At the same time they were able to qualify for the Call of Duty Championship 2014 getting through the online and regional qualifiers without much trouble. At the championship, the team got off to a shaky start falling to Immunity from Australia in pool play which forced them to play a round-robin tie breaker to get into bracket play following a 3-way tie between Immunity, nV, and TCM.png TCM at a record of 2-1. NV.jpg EnVyUs got through in 2nd place resulting them to be matched up against SB.png Strictly Business in the first round. This proved to be a tough task as the team lost and dropped to the losers bracket. With their backs against the wall, the team went on a remarkable run through the losers bracket knocking off all the top teams as they made their way to the finals. In the finals the team went up against Complexity.png CompLexity however they Cinderella story had hit midnight as they were swept 3-0. Even with the loss, the team left with a hefty $200,000 and smiles on their faces following the adversity they faced the past 2 months.

Player Roster

Active

Former Players

Region Alias Role Pro Points
USA.png Saints Slayer 106,250
USA.png Proofy Slayer 85,690
USA.png TeePee OBJ 89,020
USA.png Loony Slayer 105,220
Region Alias Name Role Next Team
USA.png NaDeSHoT NadeshotEmote.png Matthew Haag Optic.png OpTic Gaming
USA.png Dedo DedoEmote.png Ken Dedo MRKN.png Fear
USA.png LyaR Ray Loftus AR.png Quantic.png Quantic.LeveraGe
USA.png Saints SaintsEmote.png Renato Forza SMG-AR.png Denial.png Denial
USA.png ProoFy ProofyEmote.png Jordan Cannon AR.png Optic.png OpTic Nation
Canada.png Rambo RamboEmote.png Raymond Lussier SMG.png NV.jpg gfhvh jgbfvjkbnEnVyUs' Coach
USA.png StuDyy StuDyyEmote.png Jeremy Astacio SMG.png Noble.png Noble
USA.png Scump x20pxSeth Abner SMG.png x20px OpTic Gaming
USA.png Formal FormalEmote.pngMatthew Piper AR.png Optic.png OpTic Gaming

Achievements

Date Game Event Placing Prize
11/08/2009 COD4.png Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare MLG.png MLG National Championship 2008 022nd 2nd $4,000
11/23/2009 COD4.png Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare MLG.png MLG National Championship 2009 022nd 2nd $4,000
02/20/2010 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Gamestop.png Gamestop 10k 066th 6th $0
10/30/2010 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MLG.png MLG Online National Championship 011st 1st $12,000
11/07/2010 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2010 077th 7th $0
04/03/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty Black Ops MLG.png MLG Dallas 066th 6th $1,400
07/31/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty Black Ops MLG.png MLG Anaheim 088th 8th $800
08/28/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty Black Ops MLG.png MLG Raleigh 033rd 3rd $4,000
10/16/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty Black Ops MLG.png MLG Orlando 033rd 3rd $4,000
11/20/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty Black Ops MLG.png MLG National Championship 2011 022nd 2nd 30,000
12/30/2012 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG Chicago 044th 4th $0
03/17/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG Winter Championship 055th 5th $2,300
04/07/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 COD-Champs.png Call of Duty Championship 022nd 2nd $200,000
04/21/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG St. Louis 022nd 2nd $1,500
05/05/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 UGCNiagra.png UGC Niagara 2013 011st 1st $8,000
06/30/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG Spring Championship 099th 9th $0
07/14/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Gfinity.png Gfinity 099th 9th $0
08/11/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG Atlanta T16.png 9th-12th $0
09/02/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG PAX Prime Invitational 066th 6th $0
10/13/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Gfinity.png Gfinity 2 044th 4th $5,000
10/20/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG Dallas 055th 5th $1,000
11/24/2013 Ghosts.png Call of Duty Ghosts MLG.png MLG Fall Championship 066th 6th $2,000
01/05/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty Ghosts UMG.png UMG Philadelphia T12.png 9th-12th $0
02/07/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts MLG.png Call of Duty Winter Invitational 022nd 2nd $1,000
03/30/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts COD-Champs.png Call of Duty Championship 2014 022nd 2nd $200,000
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