kioShiMa: "The players removed Happy from the roster"
Happy played no part in the Chinese event, with his role assumed by kioShiMa, who would lead the team, featuring Alexandre "xms" Forté and Christophe "SIXER" Xia as stand-ins, to a semi-final appearance in Shanghai.
The 23-year-old revealed that he the atmosphere in the team "was not healthy for building great teamplay", adding that the majority of the players "did not agree with the playstyle" or with how they were being used in-game.
"We tried as a team many things to make EnVyUs a better team, kioShiMa wrote.
"We tried to follow the in-game leader's way and nothing else, we tried to share the decisions, we swapped roles, we had many discussions as a team to try to solve what was wrong, but we never managed to really find out the issue."
Shortly before the crucial ESL Pro League relegation stage, Envy parted ways with coach Damien "maLeK" Marcel, who, according to kioShiMa, "was getting in conflicts with how the in-game leader was seeing the game". The move, however, did little to change the fortune of the team, who would be relegated to ESEA Premier.
"It was not great, we did not really improve, everything was the same, the players felt like we were not being used to our full potential, we felt forced to do stuff we did not agree on, the chemistry was not there at all," kioShiMa added.
"Even with those problems, we gave ourselves one last shot at DH Tours, but everyone knew that it could be our last tournament as a team.
"The struggle had been going on for too long and we could not see a way out of it without making any changes or something drastic."
The former FaZe member then addressed the line-up changes before the CS:GO Asia Championships, which had not been explained by EnVyUs or by anyone in the team.
kioShiMa revealed that "the players decided to remove Happy from the roster for being to some degree part of" the issues that the team were facing. He also noted that Cédric "RpK" Guipouy skipped the event to "have a small break after all this fighting within the team."
"The reason I am taking the role of IGL is mainly to show the others how it could be without Happy," he explained.
"All the players have had the same IGL for a while now and do not know what it is like to play under another one."
kioShiMa did not disclose what will happen now to the team, after EnVyUs pulled the plug on their squads following a series of "performances that really were not up to par with our history in the game."
Few reasons why— kioShiMa (@kiocsgoo) June 20, 2018