The inaugural season of OGN’s APEX Overwatch tournament has been won by Team EnVyUs.
It was a difficult road to EnVy’s first LAN victory. Although they were always anticipated as a potential finalist, nobody could have predicted the manner in which they found themselves there.
Having been overshadowed by Rogue at the beginning of the tournament, a loss to Lunatic-Hai had them slip further down the expected hierarchy.
The odds seemed further stacked against the boys in blue when Ronnie ‘Talespin’ DuPree announced his departure from the team mid-tournament. Forced to use an emergency stand-in for the playoffs, it was therefore even more surprising when EnVy fought their way past first Rogue, then Kongdoo Uncia to make it to the finals.
The final against Afreeca Freecs Blue was the first playoff match in which EnVy were favoured, but they still managed to exceed expectations. It was a swift and dominant 4-0 series that ultimately saw EnVy crowned champions.
With MLG Las Vegas on the horizon, EnVy will look to secure the place on top of the world they always seemed destined for. While the extended future is uncertain, super stand-in Pongphop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangohod will be joining them for at least one more tournament there.
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