Sources: Envy Eyeing Multiple Roster Changes
Envy is considering multiple roster changes to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, according to multiple sources close to the team. Although nothing has been finalized, two players are expected to be replaced.
Current discussions have involved replacing Ryan "ryann" Welsh and one of either Michał "MICHU" Müller or Buğra "Calyx" Arkin. Replacing all three members has not been ruled out, according to sources, but that would result in a points reset in the Road to Rio standings rather than just a 40% penalty. A possible member to step into the Envy lineup is veteran free agent Peter "ptr" Gurney.
Envy has struggled since adding MICHU, Calyx, and Kaleb "moose" Jayne earlier in the year. Despite being a founding member of FLASHPOINT, they finished in 11th place for Season 1. Their performance in the first Road to Rio tournament was slightly better with a fifth place result, but the second stage was much worse with a last place finish. Envy sit at ninth place in the Road to Rio rankings and will drop at least two positions should they make two roster changes. Only the top five teams have a chance at qualifying for the Major, should the format remain the same moving forward.
It is unclear what or when Envy's next event will be. The team is not registered for DreamHack Summer North America or ESL One: Cologne North America. Season 2 of FLASHPOINT has not been scheduled yet, leaving them with an open schedule for now. The official CS:GO player break ends Aug. 6.
Representatives from Envy could not initially be reached for comment.