Boys in Blue is the nickname of one of the biggest eSports organization in the world, Team EnVyUs. Over the years, they have become one of the most powerful organizations not only in the North America, where their headquarters are but also in the world. Hosting teams in almost all eSports competition, Team EnVyUs is guaranteed to have big success in those competitions.
Even though they host many teams, they are famous the most for their Call of Duty team that dominated the competitions in North America for a long period of time. Lately, those results have not been as good as they used to be. Despite that, Team EnVyUs Call of Duty team will forever have a place in the world’s history of eSports.
Team EnVyUs History
Team EnVyUs, as an organization, was established in 2007 mainly as a Call of Duty team. Even though they are characterized as a North American organization, they have strong connections with the European region, especially with France and on many occasions, they participate in the European qualifications for certain tournaments as well.
The team was launched by Skyler Johnson aka ‘FoRePLayy’ and Tosh McGruder aka ‘StaiNViLLe’ and both of them were active Call of Duty players at that time. Back in the days when Team EnVyUs was launched, they started to compete in the CoD 4: Modern Warfare competitions. At that time, Call of Duty eSports scene was not big and it was easy for certain teams to succeed.
However, that does not make Team EnVyUs and their achievements in Call of Duty competitions less impressive. Despite all that, this team is remembered as one of the most successful Call of Duty teams in the history of this competition.
StaiNViLLe and FoRePLayy were the members of their original roster. In order to get the team going, they brought in Nemesis and Fierce in the team and immediately at their first Call of Duty tournament in 2008, they proved that they will be the team to keep an eye on. They did not win that tournament but they came very close to winning but that did not satisfy the players as they aimed at much bigger success.
It was this wish for success that’s been driving Team EnVyUs all these years. It does not matter which player comes in the team because he will soon be taken over by the same wish because the atmosphere in the team is very contagious and it provides players with the huge motivation which is something that other Call of Duty teams have been lacking for a long time.
Over the years, Team EnVyUs has featured several changes in their Call of Duty roster but rarely any change was surprising as the one from 2009. Up to that point, the team has not made any changes but in 2009, it was announced that some of the team’s founders, FoRePLayy and Nemesis, would be leaving the team. Hastr0 and Sidroc were the two players that were brought in as the replacement for the previously mentioned players.
FoRePLayy would return to the team once again later but he will say his final farewell with the team in 2011 when he left the team together with ProoFy and Sharp. The biggest problem for the team appeared in 2011 when they had to disband the entire team because there was no more LAN support for the Modern Warfare 3 competitions. However, with the new Call of Duty title, the team resurfaced with the new roster that featured Jkap, StaiNViLLe, ProoFy, and Rambo.
Since then, many players have come and gone through Team EnVyUs but the core and the main idea of the team never disappeared. Because of that, Team EnVyUs is one of the best Call of Duty teams that the world has ever seen.
One of the first tournaments that Team EnVyUs played was MLG National Championship that was held in 2008. They took the competition by the storm going all the way to the grand finals. However, they were defeated in the finals and while some other teams might be very satisfied with that results considering that it was one of their first tournaments ever, Team EnVyUs was very satisfied because they wanted more and they believed that they could do much more.
Next year, they would return to the MLG National Championship 2009 and once again they reached the grand finals and once again they finished in the second place. However, by the time they came for the second time at this tournament, they have already won their first title at the 2009 XBOX Pro Circuit Ladder 2. In their third attempt to win the MLG National Championship, they did not have much luck because they finished in the 7th place. However, that year, they also won 2010 XBOX Pro Circuit Ladder 3 and 2010 PS3 OPCE 3.
In 2013, Team EnVyUs played many tournaments but their biggest success came at Call of Duty Championship where they finished in the second place, at the UMG St. Louis 2013 second place as well, and the first place at the UGC Niagara 2013. The following year, saw them finishing in the second place at the Call of Duty Championship once again, as well as at the UGC Niagara 2014, and UMG Dallas. That same year, they won the titles at Gfinity 3 and MLG CoD League Season 3.
2015 was their most successful year up to this date because they won several trophies during that year. At the start of the year, Team EnVyUs won Gfinity Spring Masters 1 and only seven days after that they won the title at the StarLadder StarSeries XII as well. Later that year, they would also win the titles at the Gfinity Masters Summer 1, Intel Extreme Masters Season X – gamescom, DreamHack Open London, Gfinity Champion of Champions, and DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca.
In 2016, they won World Electronic Sports Games and that was they have not won any tournament for more than a year. The last tournament that they won was played in July 2017 at the DreamHack Atlanta 2017 when they defeated Heroic in the grand finals.
For team teams, the stable roster is the key to success and it seems that Team EnVyUs is also operating on that principle because they have not made a single change in their roster for more than five months. It seems that Damien ‘maLeK’ Marcel, who is currently the head coach of Team EnVyUs, was finally able to find the right players that will work very good together.
The player who has been the member of Team EnVyUs for the longest period of time is Vincent ‘Happy’ Cervoni Schopenhauer who is also the team’s captain. Besides him, Christopher ‘SIXER’ Xia joined the team in October 2016. The remaining three members of the team joined Team EnVyUs back in February of this year and those three players are Cedric ‘RpK’ Guipouy, Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, and Alexandre ‘xms’ Forte. All players, except, ScreaM who comes from Belgium, are French players.
This roster is the one that won the title at the DreamHack Atlanta Open that was held less than a month ago and because of that, many have indicated that they will have a very bright and successful future in the Call of Duty competitions.
Total Prize Money Won
Team EnVyUs, as an organization, has won $4,459,890.27 from the prize pool. However, their Call of Duty team has won $1,636,233.51 or almost 37 percent of the total income. When it comes to the individual players and their earnings, Vincent ‘Happy’ Schopenhauer is the one who has earned the most during his time in Team EnVyUs and he earned $380,157.02.
However, these are not the only income that the team has because they have very lucrative sponsorship deals with many companies including DXRacer, Elgato Gaming, NZXT, Scuf Gaming, Monster Energy, Zowie, HyperX, and several others. Because of that, the total earnings of this team are much higher than just the amounts of the prize pool.