EnVyUs promote hAdji to first team as SIXER is benched
EnVyUs have promoted Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss from their academy team to replace Christophe "SIXER" Xia, the US-based organisation have announced.
One of France's most experienced players, the 26-year-old averaged a 0.96 rating on LAN with Envy, and was constantly the subject of criticism from fans.
His replacement, Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss, was part of the Platinium eSport roster that reached the semi-finals at ESWC 2016. In April 2017, he joined EnVyUs Academy, whom he would help to win the Gfinity Elite Series UK Season 2.
The 22-year-old, who played for Envy in the online qualifier for StarSeries i-League Season 4, becomes the second addition to the French team in less than a week, after Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey was brought in from FaZe to replace Alexandre "xms" Forté.
According to Flickshot.fr, Envy will use the AWP less frequently following the removal of SIXER, with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer set to pick up the 'Big Green' going forward, but only occasionally and mostly on the CT side.
Envy are now:
Effective today, we are promoting @hAdjiCSGO to the Envy CS:GO starting lineup from the Envy Academy roster. @nV_SIXER_ will move to a substitute role. The starting lineup for #EnvyCS will be: @nV_HappyV, @nV_ScreaM_, @kiocsgoo, @nV_RpK_, & @hAdjiCSGO. pic.twitter.com/WZDzoEbd01— Team Envy (@TeamEnVyUs) February 6, 2018