Envy Gaming announced significant changes to the Team Envy Call of Duty lineup, signing four players who recently won the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship: Patrick “ACHES” Price, Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Adam “Assault” Garcia and Justin “SiLLy” Fargo-Palmer, all formerly of Evil Geniuses, will join Team Envy and pair with Envy COD player Cuyler “Huke” Garland.
For comments from Team Envy owner Mike Rufail, watch this video.
Activision and Call of Duty World League (CWL) organizers announced this week that the upcoming Call of Duty esports season would shift from a four-versus-four to five-versus-five format. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the latest version of the popular video game title played by more than 200 million people worldwide, officially releases October 12.
ACHES, Apathy, Assault and SiLLy found success playing for Evil Geniuses in 2018, surprising many in the COD esports scene by winning the Call of Duty World League Championship in August. The win capped off a record-setting season of Call of Duty esports in terms of prize pools, with more than $4.2 million up for grabs in the competitive scene.
For Apathy and ACHES, signing with Team Envy is a homecoming of sorts. Apathy won a CWL championship with Team Envy in 2016 and ACHES played for Envy earlier in his career from 2015-2016. Dallas-based Team Envy has competed in Call of Duty since 2007.
Pairing Huke, the youngest Call of Duty player ever to win an XGames medal, with the world champions ACHES, Apathy, Assault and SiLLy sets high expectations for Team Envy heading into the 2019 CWL season. Former Evil Geniuses head coach Embry “Bevils” Bevil will also join Team Envy as head coach for the team.
Team Envy players Martin “Chino” Chino, Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo and Jacob “Decemate” Cato are currently seeking new opportunities. Envy will work with each of the players to transfer them to a team of their choice.
“We’d like to thank Chino, Classic and Decemate for their time with Envy this season and the great run at this year’s Call of Duty World Championship,” said Rufail.
The first competitive event for the new Team Envy Call of Duty roster will be CWL Vegas on December 7-9.
Team Envy Call of Duty Roster– as of September 21, 2018
Patrick “ACHES” Price (@ACHES)
Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov (@Apathy_BZ)
Adam “Assault” Garcia (@Assault)
Cuyler “Huke” Garland (@HukeFPS)
Justin “SiLLy” Fargo-Palmer (@silly702)
Embry “Bevils” Bevil, coach (@bevils1sg)
About Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit Envy.gg or follow @Envy on Twitter.