hastr0 confirms Mickie will join EnVyUs live at MLG Vegas

The final gift from MLG's broadcast of their Vegas spectacular came during the winners' interview conducted by Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez. After initially talking to EnVyUs superstar DPS, Taimou, about his travel woes, the outspoken Finn claimed that he never lied - it was the perfect opportunity to get a straight answer on one of the fans most asked questions:

Goldenboy: So I don't want to put you on the spot OK?

Taimou: Mmhmmm

Goldenboy: But I know a lot of people online have been asking this question - "You guys picked up Mickie?"

You got two championships... I mean is he sticking around? I think we all love us some more Mickie!

Crowd: *CHEERS* We want Mickie!

Taimou: I think yes! We're gonna get Mickie! Hahaha!

hastr0: *appearing from the shadows and grabbing the mic* YES!

Goldenboy: There you go! Spoken from the boss himself, hastr0!

Scripted or not, the surprise announcement from the Team EnVyUs owner Mike "hastr0" Rufail was a great moment to end the event. The seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.

The advent of Mickie and the subsequent role shuffle has catapulted EnVyUs out of a slump. Starting by taking down old rivals Rogue on his official debut - knocking the then #1 team in the world out of APEX Season 1 Playoffs after aKm had singled them out. A timely meta shift played no small part in their change of fortunes, but Mickie has emerged as the world's best D. Va player, securing them their second title in three weeks and now earning himself a contract.

A move to Team EnVyUs's Charlotte, North Carolina base seems likely in the long run, but as defending APEX champions EnVyUs will almost certainly be returning to Korea in early 2017 when Season 2 kicks off.

The Team EnVyUs roster is now officially:

  • Jonathan "HarryHook" Tejedor Rua (DPS)
  • Timo "Taimou" Kettunen (DPS)
  • Pongphop "Mickie" Rattanasangohod (Flex)
  • Christian "cocco" Jonsson (Tank)
  • Sebastian "chipshajen" Widlund (Support)
  • Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka (Support)
#1
2 Frags +

Super hyped to see them get in more practice!

Mickie is a really cool guy, adds a ton of diversity to the team too.

Super hyped to see them get in more practice!

Mickie is a really cool guy, adds a ton of diversity to the team too.
#2
1 Frags +

I'm glad they managed to play Mickie on something that wasn't Dva and still find some success. This should be a strong team even if the meta shifts further away from tanks. At least I hope so!

but lol I didn't even realize hastr0 had grabbed the mic

I'm glad they managed to play Mickie on something that wasn't Dva and still find some success. This should be a strong team even if the meta shifts further away from tanks. At least I hope so!

but lol I didn't even realize hastr0 had grabbed the mic
#3
3 Frags +

NA Team with no NA Players.

FeelsGoodMan

NA Team with no NA Players.

FeelsGoodMan
#4
9 Frags +
over.ggThe seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.

That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.

[quote=over.gg]The seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.[/quote]

That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.
#5
1 Frags +

mickie is big part of their success . just from looking his stream i say this guy is pretty much the most positive person ive ever seen . pretty much never drags his team out also stops them from arguing .
if u dont rage u play better if u have fun u play much much better

mickie is big part of their success . just from looking his stream i say this guy is pretty much the most positive person ive ever seen . pretty much never drags his team out also stops them from arguing .
if u dont rage u play better if u have fun u play much much better
#6
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alfaover.ggThe seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.
That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.

Yep. I always thought Tale was their weakest, most irrelevant player on the roster after the Pharah meta ended. His Genji, Tracer, Junkrat, Mei were all unimpressive/bad. To go and quit the team days before a tournament and then indirectly insulting Taimou, just a bitch move and I hope no decent, self-respecting team picks up that wash up.

[quote=alfa][quote=over.gg]The seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.[/quote]

That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.[/quote]
Yep. I always thought Tale was their weakest, most irrelevant player on the roster after the Pharah meta ended. His Genji, Tracer, Junkrat, Mei were all unimpressive/bad. To go and quit the team days before a tournament and then indirectly insulting Taimou, just a bitch move and I hope no decent, self-respecting team picks up that wash up.
#7
13 Frags +
foxesalfaover.ggThe seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.
That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.
Yep. I always thought Tale was their weakest, most irrelevant player on the roster after the Pharah meta ended. His Genji, Tracer, Junkrat, Mei were all unimpressive/bad. To go and quit the team days before a tournament and then indirectly insulting Taimou, just a bitch move and I hope no decent, self-respecting team picks up that wash up.

LMAO get over yourself

[quote=foxes][quote=alfa][quote=over.gg]The seed for Mickie's serendipitous arrival was sown at BlizzCon where INTERNETHULK and he exchanged Skype details. This was even before HULK learned that Talespin was on the way out, as he told Sideshow during his interview on Day 2 of MLG Vegas.[/quote]

That feel when you tried to fuck your team over 4 days before a major match but the team was better without you anyway.

That's a fucking sick spin of a tale if I've ever seen one.[/quote]
Yep. I always thought Tale was their weakest, most irrelevant player on the roster after the Pharah meta ended. His Genji, Tracer, Junkrat, Mei were all unimpressive/bad. To go and quit the team days before a tournament and then indirectly insulting Taimou, just a bitch move and I hope no decent, self-respecting team picks up that wash up.[/quote]
LMAO get over yourself
#8
2 Frags +
TaichiNA Team with no NA Players.

FeelsGoodMan

but i mean not that different from regular sports am i right?
look at UEFA Champions League brackets and the flag next to the clubs are based on the location of the club and not on the nationality of the players?

[quote=Taichi]NA Team with no NA Players.

FeelsGoodMan[/quote]

but i mean not that different from regular sports am i right?
look at UEFA Champions League brackets and the flag next to the clubs are based on the location of the club and not on the nationality of the players?
#9
0 Frags +

teams with more eu players will win I guess....

teams with more eu players will win I guess....
#10
5 Frags +

even though Envy is most certainly not my favorite team, Mickie's smile is just something that makes you smile too :)

even though Envy is most certainly not my favorite team, Mickie's smile is just something that makes you smile too :)
#11
2 Frags +

Yay for Mickie

Yay for Mickie
#12
3 Frags +

I really like this composition. Please stay together now Cocco & Chips, Mickie was a solid pickup! :)

I really like this composition. Please stay together now Cocco & Chips, Mickie was a solid pickup! :)
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