EnVyUs set for double swoop
EnVyUs have reached an agreement in principle to sign Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, according to a report by Vakarm.net.
The French giants are on the brink of undergoing roster changes as they look to breathe new life into their team ahead of ESL One Cologne, the next $250,000 Valve-sponsored tournament.
Despite lifting a number of trophies since the start of the year, EnVyUs have been a far cry from the side that won DreamHack Winter 2014, and the lacklustre performances at ESL One Katowice and the ESL ESEA Pro League finals - the two biggest events of the year so far - have prompted the North America-based organisation to take action.
According to a report from vakarm.net, which cites sources close to the team, Richard "shox" Papillon and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux will be shown the exit door following work ethic issues and a lack of commitment on the part of the duo.
Last week, HLTV.org revealed that EnVyUs had indulged in a late-night drinking session just before the crunch ESL ESEA Pro League finals match against Cloud9, which they would end up losing 0-2. A source close to the team has guaranteed to Vakarm.net that the majority of the roster, and not just one specific player, often used to go out drinking during events.
kennyS and apEx could join EnVyUs soon
To replace the duo, EnVyUs will raid the team's domestic rivals for arguably their biggest star, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire. Both players have reportedly agreed a deal in principle with the North American organisation, which remains locked in talks with Titan over a transfer.
And if EnVyUs are in no hurry to finalise the transfer, since their main worry is ESL One Cologne, which is one month away, the same cannot be said about Titan, who will attend the offline qualifier for the upcoming major next week already.
Earlier on Tuesday, EnVyUs withdrew from the FACEIT League 2015 finals, in Valencia, where Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey and Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer were waiting for news about the state of negotiations between the two organisations. It is believed that the French team are also considering pulling out of the CEVO Finals, scheduled for next week.
In case the two organisations strike a deal soon, then Titan will consider replacing the departing duo with none other than shox and SmithZz, vakarm.net claims. Nothing has been set in stone yet, and the next few days will certainly bring more news about France's two strongest teams.