Team Envy loaned Cuyler 'Huke' Garland to Splyce during the final Call of Duty World League roster change period, leading many to question what they were doing, and even accusing them of giving away Huke for free.
With rosters finalized heading into the final weeks of play as we approach the CWL Finals, there are a lot of eyes on the controversial move of Huke from Envy to Splyce.
Team Envy's CEO and owner Mike Rufail didn't take kindly to these remarks, and went after the Call of Duty pros who were baffled by the move.
"Call of Duty professional gamers commenting on business dealings with 0 experience and 0 continued education beyond high school," he tweeted. "Name a more iconic duo."
Call of Duty professional gamers commenting on business dealings with 0 experience and probably 0 continued education beyond high school. Name a more iconic duo.— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) June 22, 2019
The story going around is that Splyce was able to pick up Huke for free, something that Rufail has flat denied, and called the assumptions ignorant.
"First of all, it wasn't for $0," he tweeted. "So you can already see where the assumptions are just totally amateur and ignorant."
First of all, it wasn’t for $0. So you can already see where the assumptions are just totally amateur and ignorant.— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) June 22, 2019
Rufail argued that while the pros are good at what they do, it's different when they begin to talk about things they don't fully understand.
"You won't ever see me complaining about Call of Duty pros competing on Call of Duty because that's what they're good at," he said. "It becomes a different situation when they start babbling about things they don't understand the depths of."
You won’t ever see me complaining about Call of Duty pros competing on Call of Duty because that’s what they’re good at. It becomes a different situation when they start babbling about things they don’t understand the depths of.— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) June 22, 2019
James 'Clayster' Eubanks, a well-known Call of Duty pro for eUnited, got into a back and forth with Rufail. Clayster was part of the podcast where the pros discussed the move.
"C'mon man, we talked about roster changes in a CoD show," he tweeted to Rufail. "It's not your responsibility to divulge more info, but it's also perfectly okay for us to speculate. From the outside looking in, it seems odd, granted we did try and come up with options/reasons to make it beneficial."
Before things were able to escalate further, Rufail said he was just chiming in and wasn't overly offended by anything.
You know me well enough to know that I’m just chiming in and I’m not overly offended. Just keeping things balanced while I allegedly smoke the good stuff.— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) June 22, 2019
Huke is a major pickup for Spylce going into the home stretch so while some might feel the move to get him was controversial, it was a big one nonetheless.
The CWL Finals take place in on Miami July 19-21. In the meantime, Huke will have plenty of time to get used to his new teammates.