EnVyUs take MLG Vegas in dominant fashion

As the lights go down at the Mandalay Bay Team EnVyUs have emerged as convincing champions of MLG's Vegas Invitational. The emphatic victory is a continuation of a hot streak ignited by the arrival of Thai wonder, Mickie, at short notice after the abrupt departure of Talespin in Korea.

Since taking home the APEX Season 1 title and over $80,000 three weeks ago EnVyUs had not managed to practice as a team once until arriving in Vegas. Their destiny hung in the balance on Friday morning as Taimou battled to escape in travel purgatory, but the esports gods were smiling and sportsmanship was on display from compLexity.

The first map in their rescheduled opening fixture against coL was a loss on King's Row, but the current World #1 roster was quick to compose themselves. That would be the first and last map EnVy would lose in the tournament, taking down Fnatic 2-0, Cloud9 3-0 and FaZe Clan 4-0 en route to the top of the podium.

Final Standings

  • 1st - $40,000
    • EnVyUs
  • 2nd - $20,000
    • FaZe Clan
  • 3rd-4th - $12,000
    • Cloud9
    • Fnatic
  • 5th-6th - $5,000
    • compLexity
    • NRG
  • 7th-8th - $3,000
    • Rise Nation
    • Team Liquid

For many this was always going to be EnVy's tournament, with the battle for second place holding more significance in terms of the North American pecking order. Check back tomorrow for a full recap of the tournament and it's implications.

#1
4 Frags +

To be honest, did not expect Faze to take second, good job to them. Despite the obvious result, there were some surprising stories coming from this tournament.

To be honest, did not expect Faze to take second, good job to them. Despite the obvious result, there were some surprising stories coming from this tournament.
#2
1 Frags +

Liquid will be liquid.
Rise Nation definitely upcoming and showing young talent.
NRG doing surprisingly better than expected with their current stance in tournaments and performing well with fresh roster changes.
compLexity lacking the coordination and hero swaps needed to defeat foes.
Fnatic being consistent, but never making a big enough break through or huge plays to secure a spot. People on the wrong roles possibly, or a washed up meta resulting in role problems.
Cloud9 solid as always, but performing better online and lacking that "something" that allows them to plow through online tourneys.
FaZe Clan definitely the most surprising here, providing a big show on offline tournaments apparently.
EnVyUs show both individual mechanical skill and brilliant teamwork consistently. This is the key to a top team.

Liquid will be liquid.
Rise Nation definitely upcoming and showing young talent.
NRG doing surprisingly better than expected with their current stance in tournaments and performing well with fresh roster changes.
compLexity lacking the coordination and hero swaps needed to defeat foes.
Fnatic being consistent, but never making a big enough break through or huge plays to secure a spot. People on the wrong roles possibly, or a washed up meta resulting in role problems.
Cloud9 solid as always, but performing better online and lacking that "something" that allows them to plow through online tourneys.
FaZe Clan definitely the most surprising here, providing a big show on offline tournaments apparently.
EnVyUs show both individual mechanical skill and brilliant teamwork consistently. This is the key to a top team.
#3
1 Frags +

remember kids, NRG beat Faze just a week ago :)

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i know it was online just let me have this
remember kids, NRG beat Faze just a week ago :)

[spoiler]i know it was online just let me have this[/spoiler]
#4
2 Frags +

i was sleeping

i was sleeping
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