The EnVy CS:GO team has acquired the services of Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon who will replace Fabien "Kioshima" Fiey in the starting lineup effective immediately. Démolon was received in a transfer deal made Monday evening between EnVyUs and his former organization, LDLC.White.
Démolon is regarded as one of the emerging young talents in the French Counter-Strike scene. He has helped LDLC.White to 3 titles and 6 Grand Final appearances within the last 10 months including a recent championship win at ASUS ROG Assembly Winter in Helsinki, Finland. Démolon brings explosive rifling to an EnVy CS:GO lineup who is known for their precision aim and fragging ability.
When asked about what Démolon can bring to the team, current EnVy In Game Leader and rifler Nathan "NBK" Schmitt had this to say:
"He has all around ability. DEVIL is a hard worker and proved it with LDLC.White. I have faith that he will keep proving his worth in the future. Bringing a new player to the front of the scene is always exciting and I am confident that we can achieve great things so long as the effort is there. The team and myself trust him entirely and we're looking forward to beginning work with him."
The change comes just before the highly anticipated Valve CS:GO Major produced by Major League Gaming at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio where the EnVy CS:GO club will be defending their title as Major Champions. Since their win at the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca major in Romania, the team has had lackluster results compared to their stunning run in 2015 which produced 7 championships and 11 Grand Final appearances. A recent trophy win at the GameShow League Finals in Lithuania is the only shining moment for the team in 2016, but results at ESL Barcelona and IEM Katowice were not characteristic of this lineup who fans have grown accustomed to seeing in grand finals.
The move will place Fiey on the bench roster in the interim. The EnVyUs organization will continue to honor Fiey's contract with the team until a transfer deal can be reached to another club that Fiey wishes to play for or he is reinstated back into the EnVy CS:GO starting lineup. The team will begin play with Démolon this week and have expressed intent to continue on with Démolon through the MLG Valve Major.
When asked about the change, EnVyUs Managing Director Mike "Hastr0" Rufail had this to say:
"Our team works very hard to maintain the pedigree we have developed as defending major champions. The recent results have not been what we have come to expect and what we are working towards. It is always a last resort for us to make a roster change, but in this case, we believed it was necessary in order to regain the momentum we had going into the last major of 2015. We are looking forward to working with DEVIL and watching him make his name recognized on the forefront of professional CS:GO and esports in general."
You can watch DEVIL's debut with the EnVy CS:GO lineup in their ESL Pro League double header matchup vs French rivals G2 Esports tomorrow beginning at 21:00 CET/3:00pm US EST.