Team Envy’s Call of Duty captain Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has revealed that his squad had to play through their losers bracket semi-finals match with major technical issues, angry that they were made to play on regardless.
After making a few roster moves, Team Envy headed to CWL London with a fresh line-up - still being led by the two-time world champion, ACHES. However, things didn’t go as they had probably planned - finishing up the Pool Play portion of the event with a 1-2 record and last place in Pool C.
Despite falling into the losers bracket, Team Envy proved to a be tough out as they moved on and took out top names like Luminosity Gaming and Splyce on their way through. Yet, they were swept by eUnited in the Losers bracket semi-finals.
However, Team Envy ran into some major issues which may have affected their ability to match their opponents - as ACHES tweeted post-game: “Unacceptable that tournament equipment doesn’t work properly and we have to “play through it” GGs EU. Placed T4.”
While the Envy captain didn’t reveal what had plagued his team during the game, Justin ‘SiLLy’ Fargo followed up by explaining that he played the second map of the series without sound and the ability to communicate.
Unacceptable that tournament equipment doesn’t work properly and we have to “play through it” GGs EU. Placed T4.— Patrick Price (@ACHES) May 5, 2019
GGs eunited, blew the first map and played most of the second one without sound/ comms! Placed t4 @ London— NV Justin Fargo uwu (@silly702) May 5, 2019
Errors and issues do, sometimes, rear their heads at events, there can be pretty quick fixes and solutions found that stop them from affecting play too much - however, that didn’t seem to be the case for Envy.
Including Envy’s communication problems, CWL London has found itself with other issues - as OpTic Gaming’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow was rendered almost useless during a game of Search and Destroy due to controller issues.
It may have taken a few rounds to get ironed out but Karma’s mini absence didn’t affect his teammates too much as they were able to make the one-man disadvantage work regardless.