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'''Team EnVyUs''', also known as '''Team EnVy''' and '''nV''', is a multi-game eSports organization who currently has teams in Call of Duty, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War, Halo, Overwatch, SMITE, and StarCraft 2. ''For information on their SMITE team, visit their [http://smite.esportspedia.com/wiki/Team_EnVyUs SMITE Esportspedia page]. For information on their Halo team, visit their [http://halo.esportspedia.com/wiki/Team_EnVyUs Halo Esportspedia page].''
== History ==
===Beginnings===
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was established in 2007 when [[FoRePLayy]] and [[StaiNViLLe]] created the team during the 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 2nd place finish at the [[MLG National Championship 2008]] with the roster of FoRePLayy, StaiNViLLe, [[Nemesis]], and [[Fierce]]. While the 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 [[Xtravagant]] in the finals and once again taking 2nd place and $4,000.
===Modern Warfare 2===
Going into 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 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 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 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 7th to close out the game.
===Black Ops===
With a new game in 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]] and [[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 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 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 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 EnVyUs. The roster change didn't bring any replacements as the team once more fell short of winning with another 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 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 II===
Unfortunately for most Call of Duty players, 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 EnVyUs. Following the break, the release of 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 [[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 5th and 6th respectively at the last two events of the year.
 
===Ghosts===
The roster of [[Rambo]], [[MerK]], [[ProoFy]], and [[Karma]] stuck together going into 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 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]] 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 [[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. After the event, the team announced shortly after that [[Scump]] had left [[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 a rash decision and went back to [[OpTic Gaming]]. With no players to add, [[Rambo]] came out of coaching to fill the hole. However, more turmoil appeared for the team when [[Goonjar]] decided to go back to [[Team Kaliber]] and [[ProoFy]] finally left the team as well to eventually join [[FaZe Clan]]. Following this debacle, [[Rambo]] and [[MerK]] were left searching to fill the roster spots, 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 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 Gaming]] at a record of 2-1. EnVyUs got through in 2nd place resulting them to be matched up against [[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]]. However, their 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 for the past 2 months.
 
After [[Call of Duty Championship 2014]], EnVyUs decided their team still needed something more to take them to that next level. This resulted in them adding [[Parasite]] to the roster and once again bumping [[Rambo]] to a coaching role. Their next event was [[UGC Niagara]] where EnVy steamrolled through the winners bracket into the finals. All was looking good, but [[compLexity]] was making moves in the lower bracket. The final match was between EnVyUs and [[compLexity]]. The match was extremely one sided as Complexity won 6 maps in a row to claim victory, putting EnVyUs in a familiar placing 2nd. The team was mostly satisfied with the [[UGC Niagara]] placement considering it was their first event as a team. In the time after [[UGC Niagara]] and before the [[MLG X Games Invitational]], the team worked very hard to improve their skill level. For this reason, they went into the [[MLG X Games Invitational]] very confident. However, they didn't get the placing they expected, and they finished in 4th place meaning they did not medal in the event. The team was still sure they could turn it around and get an event win, so before [[MLG Championship Anaheim]], they trained harder than ever. They were sure they could win the next event, and so were many of their fans who could see constant improvement with their online games. When the event came around, many people expected big things from EnVyUs. All the hard work and training looked as if it had paid off as they beat [[Team Kaliber]] in the first round with a 3-0. Their next match was against [[OpTic Gaming]] and a huge crowd gathered to see the action. It came as a huge shock to everyone when the match against [[OpTic]] ended in a demoralizing 0-3 loss. Still feeling down from the loss against [[OpTic]], they lost their losers bracket match against [[Curse Black]] 2-3, finishing them in 5th-6th.
 
After the poor performances at the last 2 events, the team knew it was time for a change to the roster. The roster change came in the form of dropping [[StuDyy]] and then [[Parasite]] declaring himself a free agent. The players that EnVyUs added to the roster were Matthew [[Formal]] Piper, and a former EnVy member Jordan [[JKap]] Kaplan. The new team made their debut at [[Gfinity 3]] in London. The team came out strong winning their group without dropping a single map. Following group play, they were drawn to face [[Curse]] in the first round of the single elimination playoff; they ran through [[Curse]] taking a 3-0 win. They next defeated [[OpTic Nation]] 3-1 in the semi-finals and finally [[Epsilon]] 3-0 in the finals to win the event. This was the first major LAN event win since [[UGC Niagara]].
 
Team EnVyUs continued to prove that they are a top tier team by placing 2nd to the champions Denial eSports at [[UMG Dallas]] and coming home with a shared $4,000.
 
Team EnVyUs would later become the MLG Columbus champions in the [[MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs]] by placing 1st.
 
For the last major event for Call of Duty: Ghosts, EnVyUs looked to finish it off with a 1st place victory at [[ESWC 2014|Electronic Sports World Cup 2014]] in Paris after qualifying by winning [[Gfinity 3]]. However, conflicts within the team arose. After advancing through Group Play, it was announced by both [[Nameless]] and [[JKap]] on Twitter that they would no longer be part of EnVyUs after the event due to the speculation that [[Formal]] wanted them replaced to team with [[Crimsix]] and [[Karma]] for the next Call of Duty game. This led to a demoralizing 1-3 loss to [[TCM]], and finishing off Ghosts with a disappointing 8th place finish.
 
===Advanced Warfare===
With a new game, also came with a new roster for EnVy heading into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. After the rumored speculation that [[Nameless]] and [[JKap]] would be leaving the team, a turn of event occurred, and instead [[FormaL]] decided to leave EnVy to eventually join [[OpTic Gaming]]. This resulted in [[Nameless]] and [[JKap]] staying with the team, who would need to look for a new fourth member. Their search didn't last long, however, as they soon picked up [[Clayster]], who was surprisingly dropped from [[OpTic Gaming]] in order to make room for FormaL. With this new roster, there was high expectations for EnVy going into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
 
At the first LAN event for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in [[MLG Columbus 2014]], the team qualified into the Winner's Bracket. However, they were swept 0-3 to [[OpTic Gaming]], sending them to the Loser's Bracket. From there, they were yet again, swept 0-3 to [[Team KaLiBeR]], finishing the event with a 5th place finish.
 
In the next event at [[UMG Orlando 2015]], it would prove to be another uphill battle for EnVy. After going 1-3 in Pool Play, the team would have to start in the Loser's Bracket. In their first match in the Loser's Bracket, they came out with a close 3-2 win over [[FaZe]]. However, they were unable to pull off another close match against [[Strictly Business]], falling 2-3, and finishing the event in 9th-12th place.
 
Due to the recent performances, EnVyUs decided that the current team was simply not meshing well, and that another roster change was in order. During the [[MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1]], EnVyUs traded [[Clayster]] and [[JKap]] to [[Denial]] for [[Saints]] and [[ZooMaa]]. Their first event with this new roster came at the [[MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1|MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1 Playoffs]], after qualifying by finishing 7th during the season. They came out firing against [[Denial]] in a highly anticipated grudge match, beating them 3-1. In the next round against [[Team KaLiBeR]] however, they lost a heartbreaking 2-3 series, and was sent to the Losers Bracket. From there, they lost another close match, this time to [[FaZe]] 1-3, finishing out the playoffs in 6th place.
 
The team would redouble their efforts toward qualifying for [[Call_of_Duty_Championship_2015_Tournament|Call of Duty Championship]]. They would go on to make it to '''Call of Duty Championship 2015 NA Regional Finals''' through the first United States online qualifier. In the first round, they swept [[Fatal Ambition]] 3-0. In the second round, they beat [[3sUP Enterprises]] 3-1, where they also secured their spot for the 2015 COD Champs. In the third round, they swept [[Prophecy]] 3-0. In the fourth round, however, they were swept 0-3 to [[OpTic Gaming]] and sent to the Losers Bracket. From there on, they were eliminated by [[OpTic Nation]] 1-3, finishing in 5th-6th place.
 
At the [[Call_of_Duty_Championship_2015_Tournament|Call of Duty Championship]], they went undefeated in Group Play, and qualified into the Winners Bracket. In the first round, they were upset by [[Aware Gaming]] 1-3, and was sent to the Losers Bracket. In their first match in Losers side, they rallied from an 0-2 deficit against [[OpTic Nation]]. However, they were unable to sustain that momentum in their next match against [[FaZe_Red]], quickly falling 0-3 to them, finishing the event just out of the Top 8 with a 9th-12th place finish.
 
Shortly after the event, another inevitable roster changes was coming. The team first traded [[Nameless]] to [[Team KaLiBeR]] for [[Loony]]. [[Merk]] would become a substitute player for the time being. They were later involved in a 3-way trade with [[FaZe]] and [[OpTic Nation]], eventually acquiring [[TeePee]] and EnVy veteran, [[ProoFy]]. [[ZooMaa]] would be traded to [[FaZe]]. A few days later, [[Merk]] was loaned to [[Team JusTus]] for the remainder of the [[MLG Pro League/CoD AW/Season 2/Regular Season|MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2]].
 
EnVy participated in [[UGC Niagara 2015]], however, due to [[Saints]] not having a visa to travel out of the United States, [[Merk]] would take his spot for the event as a substitute. They would cruise through the Winners Bracket against ReKon eSports, We Got Game!, and Frag Fest. In the Winners Finals against [[Team KaLiBeR]] however, they were swept 0-3 and sent to the Loser's Finals. They were quickly down 0-2 against [[3sUP Enterprises]] before rallying three straight games to make it to the Grand Finals. In their rematch against [[Team KaLiBeR]], they reset the bracket with a 3-0 sweep. However, [[Team KaLiBeR]] would quickly respond with a 3-0 sweep of their own, and EnVy finished in 2nd place.
 
The team was invited to compete in the [[Gfinity Spring Masters 1]]. With [[Saints]] still not having a visa, [[Merk]] would substitute for him. The team qualified into the Knockout Stage after winning their Group Bracket by beating [[FAB eSports]] and [[Team Vitality]]. EnVy were surprisingly taken out by [[TCM Gaming]] with a 0-3 sweep in the first round, finishing in 5th-8th place.
 
EnVy qualified for [[UMG California 2015]] after being in the Top 8 Overall Pro Points. Shortly after qualifying into the Winner's Bracket, they were quickly swept by [[OpTic Gaming]], and they would yet again, have to fight through the Loser's Bracket. After sweeping [[iSolation]], they survived two close series against [[vVv Gaming]] and [[eLevate]]. In Loser's Semi-Finals, they were eliminated with a 0-3 sweep by [[FaZe]], and finished in 4th place.
 
EnVy finished the Season 2 of the MLG Pro League with a 22-22 record and finished the league in 7th place, thus qualifying for [[MLG Pro League/CoD AW/Season 2/Playoffs|MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2 Playoffs]] at the X Games in Austin, Texas. However, this would be a short-lived event for the team. In the first round, they lost 1-4 to [[FaZe]], and from there on, were eliminated by [[Rise Nation]] in a close 3-4 series loss, finishing in a disappointing 7th-8th place finish.
 
Shortly before [[MLG Pro League/CoD AW/Season 3/Regular Season|MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 3]], [[TeePee]] and [[Saints]] both decided to leave, and [[ProoFy]] was released soon after. EnVy picked up rising prospects in [[Octane]] and [[AquA]], who both recently left the [[Prophecy Team]]. They soon picked up EnVy veteran, [[JKap]].
 
===CoD: Black Ops 4===
At the start of the Cod: Black Ops 4 season, the roster was [[Huke]], [[ACHES]], [[Apathy]], [[Assault]] and [[SiLLY]], they finished top 12 at the [[2019 CWL Las Vegas Open]] and also at the [[2019 CWL Fort Worth Open]]. After this torunaments, they made some roster changes, they added [[Fero]] and [[Decemate]], but [[Assault]] and [[Apathy]] were released. Then, they achieved 4th place at the [[2019 CWL London Open]] and only 13th-16th at the [[2019 CWL Anaheim Open]]. After Anaheim, they made more changes on the roster, they added [[Gunless]] on loan from [[Luminosity Gaming]] and [[Assault]], [[Fero]] leaved and [[Huke]] is loaned to [[Splyce]]. They lost on the [[https://www.esportspedia.com/cod/CWL/2019_Season/Pro_League/Playoffs_Play-In|CWL 2019 Pro League Play-In]] and didn't qualified for the playoffs, and finished top 16 at the [[2019 Call of Duty World League Championship]].
== Timeline ==
*June 17th, [[Fero]] becomes restricted Free Agent.<ref> [https://twitter.com/f3rocitys/status/1140405561281802240?s=19] - ''restricted F/A:''</ref>
*June 21st, {{bl|Huke}} loaned to [[Splyce]]. {{bl|Fero}} leaves. {{bl|Assault}} re-joins. {{bl|Gunless}} joined on loan from [[Luminosity Gaming]].<ref>[https://twitter.com/Envy/status/1141783793847681024] - ''Team Envy's tweet''</ref>
*October 10th, [[Fero]] leaves.<ref> [https://twitter.com/f3rocitys/status/1182151007968604160] - ''unrestricted F/A''</ref>
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