Team EnVyUs were once the best Overwatch team in the world. Now the Dallas Fuel, for three seasons they have disappointed in the Overwatch League. In this article, I will examine what has happened to them over the last 5 years, culminating in the loss of their entire original roster.

Ewan Lury runs through the recent history of one of Overwatch’s most dominant teams, and how that domination began to fade away.

Coming into the first season of APEX Season 1, Envy were a team that were possible favourites for the title. Despite this, they had finished second in their group behind the extremely impressive Lunatic-Hai and successfully made it into the playoffs. 안전놀이터

And that point, disaster struck. Star DPS player Ronnie ‘Talespin’ DuPree left the team with immediate effect, with some murmurings that this was due to some form of disagreement with fellow team member Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen.

The replacement for Talespin confused many, and the majority thought that the signing of Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod would lead to an early exit from the playoffs. Mickie had been handpicked by late team captain Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka, not just for his clear natural ability as a phenomenal player, but for his exceptionally positive attitude in-game, something that this Envy side needed.

A patch in the game shifted the meta, and everything clicked into place for Envy, with Mickie’s working perfectly with Christian “cocco” Jonsson’s Reinhardt, and they defeated every team in the playoffs, including fierce rivals Rogue, and an amazing 4-0 victory over Afreeca Freecs Blue in the final to become the first Western-owned team to have ever taken home an esports title on Korean soil. At this point, Mickie was still a stand-in, shortly after, when Envy won the MLG Las Vegas tournament, it was publicly announced that Mickie would be signed to the team.

The necessity to maintain this success was there as they entered Season 2 of Apex, and the signing of Kyle ‘KyKy’ Sounder as coach for the team was a positive step into keeping this success going.

Season 2 however was an instant snap back to reality for the team, being eliminated in the second group-stages. Continuing to compete in Season 3, excellent Tracer player Kim ‘EFFECT’ Hyeon, was added to the roster to help progress the team to new heights. Yet again however, something didn’t quite work and the team finished their time in Korea as the 4th best team, which was however an impressive feat nevertheless.

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