With the CWL Pro League resuming on June 26th, Team Envy fans will be eager to see the team shake off their poor Anaheim performance and get back to winning ways in Division A.
Team Envy were one of a number of top North American teams who badly underperformed at CWL Anaheim, finishing top 16 after a loss to Australian side Tainted Minds.
It was a surprising result, given how strong the team had looked during their first two weeks of Division A, but inconsistency was ultimately their undoing.
Since the roster change, with Martin “Chino” Chino and Jacob “Decemate” Cato coming in, Cuyler “Huke” Garland became the team’s star, seemingly off the leash in the new setup.
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But none of the players were performing at their best during Anaheim, resulting in the disappointing finish, and with only seven matches left in the Pro League there is no time for the players to feel sorry for themselves.
During the most recent episode of Trading Shots, casters Ben “Benson” Bowe and Joe “MerK” De Luca put the weight on Huke’s shoulders to step up for the roster.
Benson explained that in terms of respawn K/D, he believes Huke will outperform the other top K/D player, Evil Geniuses Adam “Assault” Garcia.
“To me, Huke’s been very, very good. Has he been back to what everyone expected? Maybe not, but he’s been very, very good and he is peaking at the right time, which is important for the squad.”
And MerK agreed, explaining that if Envy are to do well and ensure they make the playoff cut, it will likely come down to his performance.
Huke is hitting form. Yes, Envy have disappointed these past couple events, haven’t played up to their full potential – we were very excited, especially at Seattle. But even at Anaheim, [Huke] put up ridiculous numbers. If I had to put a bet on who’s going to go off in respawn, I would choose Huke, plain and simple.
I believe in Huke, as Benson said, he is hitting his stride at the right time, I’m excited to watch Envy and see what Huke can do this week.
You can watch the full episode of Trading Shots from MLG below, with discussion of Huke at around the 35:00 minute mark.