North American Esports organization Team Envy are pursuing Finn “karrigan” Andersen to return to their CS:GO roster long term, according to multiple sources.
Karrigan played for Team Envy at the Americas Minor on loan from FaZe Clan and it appears they would like to add him on a permanent basis.
During his short stint with the roster in January, Envy narrowly missed qualifying for the IEM Katowice Major. After finishing in third place at the Americas Minor, they missed a second opportunity to qualify at the Minor Play-in after losing to North.
Karrigan would go on to try and help the team qualify for Intel Extreme Masters XIV: Sydney, but lost 2-0 to Ghost Gaming in the qualifier.
In order to acquire Karrigan, Envy or any other organization will have to pay a buyout figure to FaZe Clan as well as come to an agreement with the player himself for his future contract. Multiple sources have confirmed with Dexerto that the buyout for Karrigan is at least $150,000 USD.
Team Envy were able to hold on to the ESL Pro League Slot during Season 8 Relegation which means they are qualified for Season 9 of ESL Pro League.
This season will exist entirely on LAN for the first time in league history and is set to begin on April 12th. Sixteen teams will qualify for the playoffs of the tournament split between Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific regions.