FLASHPOINT, a brand new Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league and the first esports league to be owned and run by team organizations, announced today Envy Gaming has joined the league as its 7th founding team. Envy has a storied history as one of the most-winning organizations in the history of competitive CS:GO.
“We’re excited about the future of competitive Counter-Strike,” said Envy Gaming owner and CEO, Mike Rufail. “Team Envy has been a fixture in the game for five years. With a new roster and a new home for our team in FLASHPOINT to start 2020, we expect to write the next chapter in our Counter-Strike legacy for Envy fans everywhere.”
Envy’s CS:GO accolades include 10 international titles at some of the largest tournaments in the world while fielding teams in Europe and North America. Today, Team Envy is headquartered at the Envy Gaming training center in Dallas, and the entire CS:GO roster for Envy will live and train out of the state-of-the-art facility in North Texas. The current Envy roster includes Noah “Nifty” Francis, Ryan “ryann” Welsh, Buğra “Calyx” Arkin, Michał “MICHU” Müller, Kaleb “moose” Jayne and Head Coach Nikola ”LEGIJA” Ninić. Fans can follow the team on Twitter @Envy.
FLASHPOINT was established in 2019 by some of the most influential leaders in esports who hail from world renowned esports organizations, Cloud9, MIBR, Dignitas, Gen.G, C0ntact Esports, Mad Lions and Envy Gaming. Together they created and fully funded FLASHPOINT, a brand new Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league and the first esports league to be owned and run by team organizations. FLASHPOINT aims to create sustainability and prosperity for both players and team organizations while delivering differentiated content and storytelling to fans around the world.
About Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy, the Dallas Fuel team in the Overwatch League, and the Dallas Empire in the Call of Duty League. 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 multiple titles including Overwatch, Call of Duty, CS:GO, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information, visit Envy.gg.