jdm has returned to competitive CS:GO

boxr becomes Envy; Nifty and jdm join

The move becomes more and more official as Envy sees a return to CS:GO.

Josh "jdm64" Marzano and Noah "Nifty" Francis have both joined the ESEA roster page for Envy. The roster page is that of boxr, which indicates that they have officially been picked up by the Texas-based organization, with both the transfers and the name change just in time for the WESA Transfer Window to close.

The roster had been without a proper organization since leaving Splyce in April, when they pulled out of CS:GO. The team has gone under a bit of change since then, seeing a range of stand-ins in their fifth position including Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland and Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar. Recently, David "DAVEY" Stafford had also left the team to potentially join ex-Dignitas.

Envy had been without a CS:GO roster since releasing their French rosters in the middle of June, when they announced they intended to shift their focus to North America. Their acquisition of the roster also sees them inherit the team's ESL Pro League spot.

jdm64 joins the team after a lengthy period of inactivity after being benched on Liquid in February, and teamless since his contract expired in June. Nifty has joined straight over from Renegades, where he saw the team to the Major, finishing 1-3 in the New Challengers Stage. It is unsure if Nifty will continue IGL'ing on this team, however this is yet to be confirmed.

Envy's roster will be:

  • United States Taylor "Drone" Johnson
  • Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
  • United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
  • United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano
  • United States Noah "Nifty" Francis
  • United States Zachary "Eley" Stauffer (Coach)
  • United States Taylor "Tailored" Broomall (Analyst)

For Envy's own part, they've released a small teaser before they officially re-enter CS:GO. Their first game is currently scheduled to be against Ghost, on October 16th at 8:25 PM EDT. This is a considerable amount of time after the start of the season, giving the team a considerable amount of time to practice and get into form.

UPDATE: Envy have later confirmed that the organization has acquired the roster. 

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#1(With 1 replies)
September 27, 2018 05:09PM
Looks like FNS didn't work out
#8(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:32PM
hes going to rogue
#2(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 05:36PM
kinda curious who is AWPing
#3(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 05:52PM
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Daaammmn bruh
#4(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 06:00PM
I really do not understand this lineup. They have no real igl, and two awpers who are not the best with rifles. I understand nifty attempting to go to igl again, but I don't think he is best suited for it. He is best when he can put himself in a position that gets opening kills and work on his own game. FNS should have been in this lineup.
#5(With 4 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:12PM
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I would assume that JDM is awping as that's his star power and his asset to the team. The boxr core is about getting the EPL spot. It'll be interesting to see how long Semphis, Droid, and Cutler last in the team
#9(With 3 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:32PM
you dont actually need any of the previous players to keep the epl spot
#10(With 2 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:39PM
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The organization holds the spots, but since these players had no org, they must have owned the slot maybe.
#12(With 1 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:52PM
im not sure how it works
#13(With 0 replies)
September 28, 2018 10:31AM
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Splyce dropped their license and it was determined by the league that the ex-Splyce/boxr core were of a sufficient level to retain the spot
#6(With 1 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:29PM
lotta paychecks being stolen
#7(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:31PM
#11(With 0 replies)
September 27, 2018 07:47PM
davey to rogue when?
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