A day after the unveiling of the first four organizations based in the United Kingdom participating in the Gfinity Elite Series event, more news comes from the organization. Team EnVyUs has been announced as the next and first international squad set to compete in the Gfinity Elite Series.
Set to take place at London's Gfinity Arena from May 26 to July 30, 2017, the event will see all participating teams compete in the Elite Series titles of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter V, and Rocket League.
Team EnVyUs has brought in $1.9 million in prize money in the last 18 months according to the announcement. The team won the accolade of International Team of the Year following its success in 2016.
CEO of Gfinity plc, Neville Upton gave a statement in the announcement in regards to what the addition of EnVyUs means for the new project.
“Following the announcement of the top UK eSports organisations yesterday, we have delivered on our promise to make the world sit up and take more notice of the UK eSports scene by adding Team EnVyUs to the Gfinity Elite Series. Team Envyus are a global eSports powerhouse with an engaged, fanatical following of over 4,000,000 fans. Their pedigree and standing in the global eSports order is unwavering and shows that we are serious about our intention to take eSports in the UK to the next level. We are not only passionate about investing in home-grown players and teams but also ensuring that they have opportunities to compete on the world stage. Gfinity Elite Series is something that is set to be a staple on the global eSports calendar for years to come and we are excited about revealing the remaining three teams for the tournament.”
The owner of Team EnVyUs, Mike Rufail gave a statement of his own on Gfinity and growing the EnVyUs brand.
“We’re very excited to be coming to London for the Gfinity Elite Series and setting up teams for CS:GO, Rocket League and Street Fighter V. We know Gfinity will put on a world-class tournament and we were attracted to the spirit of the Elite Series and the opportunity to discover new talent in Europe and the UK specifically. Elite Series moves Team Envy into new areas, while building our brand, strengthening our player base and showcasing our unique approach to competitive gaming. We hope the fans enjoy watching us develop here.”
Three more teams are set to be announced to join the cast of the Gfinity Elite Series.
The Team EnVyUs Counter-Strike team is currently ranked No. 9 in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings.