About Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of global esports franchise Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel franchise in the Overwatch League. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, the Dallas-based organization has grown into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across multiple gaming titles including Overwatch, Call of Duty, CS:GO, Fortnite, Paladins, and PUBG. In 2019, Forbes ranked Envy Gaming among the Top 10 Most Valuable Esports Franchises in the world.
The internationally diverse Team Envy and Dallas Fuel rosters feature top professional gamers from around the globe. Envy provides dedicated coaching staffs, team managers, personal fitness trainers and mental health coaches to support its network of professional esports teams. In 2016, Envy was named Esports Team of the Year.
Envy was first North American esports organization to win an Overwatch championship on Korean soil and owns the Guinness World Record for the longest winning streak in Overwatch by any team. Envy is also recognized as one of the most-winning franchises of all time in Call of Duty and Counter-Strike esports competition. Recent Envy wins include the 2018 Esports Superstars: Paladins championship, the 2017 Overwatch Contenders: North America championship, the World Electronic Sports Games 2017 Counter-Strike championship, the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship and the 2016 Overwatch APEX championship.
The Dallas Fuel franchise owned by Envy Gaming is one of 12 franchises selected to compete in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, where the team reached the Stage 4 playoffs. The Dallas Fuel are the most-followed team on social media in the city-based Overwatch League (created by Activision Blizzard) and are the first esports team in Overwatch League history to host a home match in their home market, with Ultimate Weekend Dallas occurring April 27-28, 2019.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Envy is led by owner and CEO Mike Rufail with strategic investment partners Ken Hersh and Hersh Interactive Group. Additional partners include Preston Arsement, one of the most popular gaming and YouTube content creators in the world, professional poker player Fedor Holz, with investment from prominent local investors and Texas families, and select national investors. Envy brand partners include Jack in the Box, Corsair, Predator, and Jack Links.