After the announcement yesterday of the first four Elite Series teams, Gfinity has now announced its fifth side – Team EnVyUs.
After their first four teams were announced with a UK base, EnVyUs comes straight out of left-field, having enjoyed success the world over in many titles. With the organisation already having teams in CS:GO, namely their French roster, and the tournament having a UK-base, there is now speculation around how EnVyUs will focus their squad for this tournament.
Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity plc, said, “Following the announcement of the top UK esports organisations yesterday, we have delivered on our promise to make the world sit up and take more notice of the UK esports scene by adding Team EnVyUs to the Gfinity Elite Series. Team EnVyus are a global esports powerhouse with an engaged, fanatical following of over 4,000,000 fans. Their pedigree and standing in the global esports order is unwavering and shows that we are serious about our intention to take esports in the UK to the next level.
“We are not only passionate about investing in home-grown players and teams but also ensuring that they have opportunities to compete on the world stage. Gfinity Elite Series is something that is set to be a staple on the global esports calendar for years to come and we are excited about revealing the remaining three teams for the tournament.”
Mike Rufail, Owner of Team EnVyUs, commented: “We’re very excited to be coming to London for the Gfinity Elite Series and setting up teams for CS:GO, Rocket League and Street Fighter V. We know Gfinity will put on a world-class tournament and we were attracted to the spirit of the Elite Series and the opportunity to discover new talent in Europe and the UK specifically.
“Elite Series moves Team Envy into new areas, while building our brand, strengthening our player base and showcasing our unique approach to competitive gaming. We hope the fans enjoy watching us develop here.”
Esports Insider says: Huge news from the Gfinity camp, able to make anyone envious of the chances those who get drafted will receive. This is also a big boost to the UK esports scene, as EnVyUs will be signing UK players to play in the Elite Series under their name.