Despite the delay of Halo Infinite, it has been revealed that Team Envy will return to the Halo scene. The American eSports organization has announced that its new Halo roster will comprise of Justin “iGotUrPistola” Deese, Tommy “Saiyan” Wilson, Joey “TriPPPeY” Taylor and Bradley “aPG” Laws. Saiyan, TriPPPeY and aPG were all part of the former Team Envy roster during the Halo 5 era.
Speculation has been rife over recent months regarding Envy’s return to the Halo scene, with Chief Gaming Officer Mike “Hastr0” Rufail having had the following to say on the news: “We enjoyed some great accomplishments with our involvement in Halo from 2015 to 2018, but we’re hungry to add a World Championship title to our name.”
Will Envy Be Competitive Upon Its Return to Halo?
Team Envy will certainly have their work cut out upon their return, with Sentinels having already been earmarked as the early favorites. Sentinels, who has previously operated under the banner of OpTic Gaming, TOX and CLG, have signed Tony “LethuL” Campbell Jr, Matthew “Royal2” Fiorante and Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte this year.
Envy themselves have a solid looking roster, with their team being made up by veterans that long-standing followers of Halo will certainly be familiar with. As such, they will certainly be a team to keep an eye out for once competitive action does return.
What the Future of the Halo Scene Looks Like
Halo Infinite has been delayed until 2021 at the earliest, with the game having already been labelled as a “spiritual” reboot for the much-loved franchise. With the storyline and unique movement mechanics of Halo 5 having made it something of a flop, anticipation for Infinite is greater than ever. Halo 5 did eventually find its place in the eSports scene, helped by the addition of boosts, sprinting and clamber, which were initially met with trepidation by fans.
Envy departed from the Halo scene back in May 2018, with the team having put in some good performances under the guidance of “iGotUrPistola”, who led them to a third-place finish at the MLG Orlando, 4th at the MLG Columbus and 3rd at the Halo World Championship, before they went their separate ways.