Envy to field karrigan in IEM Sydney qualifier

Envy have announced that they will take part in the North American closed qualifier for IEM Sydney with Finn "karrigan" Andersen as a stand-in.

The Danish tactician will continue playing for Envy on loan from FaZe after debuting for the team last week in Katowice.

Envy finished in third place at the Americas Minor, behind NRG and FURIA, and went out last at the Minor Play-in after recording losses to Winstrike and North, with karrigan averaging a team-low 0.82 rating.

karrigan remains on loan with Envy

The North American side are one of the four teams invited to the closed qualifier for IEM Sydney, alongside Ghost, Luminosity and compLexity. This quartet will be joined by the finalists of two open qualifiers, running from January 30 through February 3.

Envy will compete in the closed qualifier, from February 6-8, with:

United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano
United States Noah "Nifty" Francis
United States Taylor "Drone" Johnson
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen

United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
403
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
omg karrigan staying in america
2019-01-30 21:01
#8
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Netherlands @Deji 
noshit
2019-01-30 21:02
F5
2019-01-30 21:05
Nice
2019-01-30 21:09
He really have to step up his game. Its painful watching it.
2019-01-30 21:09
hes igling still for a second there i thought he might just go ham in this team, show his best individual side, bcs he had a good game early on when i saw them. but nah man hes still gonna have the same shit stats he had in faze, even against worse teams. the remarkable thing is that he can have the same stats against astralis as he does against fuckin teamone or whatever.
2019-01-30 21:58
#66
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
10 kills in 30 rounds is not ok against Astralis, neither Team1.
2019-01-30 22:02
Its like if you played against dmgs, its not a meta you are used to You can see in games where he got comfortable he did fine, but other games he had no concept of the timings and just got caught off every third round And his stats are bad anyway because he is taking all the shit spots for the team You see he's always getting traded on executes and retakes, etc And let's be honest this shit team isn't helping him out because through the minor I counted like 5 times he either was blinded by a teammates flash or they threw one way too late idk it seemed like jdm was the only person on the team doing what they were supposed to. nifty kinda underperformed, drone was abysmal, and they kept setting up cutler to succeed and he hardly had stellar stats. i swear karrigan was the second best player on the team overall
2019-01-30 22:07
He's the igl , just like Gla1ve and Fallen. He can step up his individual performance , i mean look at MSL , even he was good by the end in North.
2019-01-30 23:54
Yeah as a primary awper Glaive is only sick because he's got his team so disciplined and everything perfected for him to play his game Karrigan is trying to not only call for these guys, but baits for them constantly and they don't even make it work If he weren't igling he could be one of the best support players in the world and I truly believe that
2019-01-31 00:42
+1
2019-01-31 03:43
+1
2019-01-31 07:34
#50
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Brazil bandicoot 
hes no use in EU
2019-01-30 21:48
Not after the major god dammit please no
2019-01-30 22:00
For the first time ever I don’t want to see nifty at IEM Sydney
2019-01-31 05:23
#133
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Australia weapon_ 
Need to get rid of drone & retluc Get tarik & another decent *freeagent*
2019-01-31 10:28
Cool!!
2019-01-31 23:02
good
2019-01-30 21:01
F5 And not even 1st LOL
2019-01-30 21:09
F5 and #30 LOL CRY LOL
2019-01-30 21:10
I f5ed? LUL cry is free ))
2019-01-30 21:10
CRY MORE LMAO
2019-01-30 21:11
Is this what trash talk is like in 2019? "CRY LOL "LUL cry is free" "CRY MORE LMAO" Are you guys, like, 12?
2019-01-31 04:00
seems as tho its a european thing lmao
2019-01-31 05:41
#111
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
I think crying is fairly universal. This is, however, a lot of crying young european men. There's no will to fight left in the younger generations. They just rely on mom and dad to do shit for them.
2019-01-31 06:47
#119
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Denmark Green_fairy 
+1
2019-01-31 08:00
thanks for advices Ed😎
2019-01-31 09:13
#135
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
You're welcome buddy :D
2019-01-31 11:52
#3
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France Pwhit 
expected
2019-01-30 21:01
wow
2019-01-30 21:01
#5
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Sweden ScineLy1 
why he is wasting his time on NA?
2019-01-30 21:01
#24
ZywOo | 
France Uexo 
cauz nobody else wants him
2019-01-30 21:06
#48
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Myanmar xdcc 
North/optic/heroic could use him. Eunited also considering they just lost FNS. Faze probably refusing to sell him and wait until they are sure Niko can handle IGL.
2019-01-30 21:44
-aizy +karrigan = north top 8
2019-01-30 23:16
-Aizy +NaToSaphix North competitive again Karrigan can go to Heroic
2019-01-31 00:56
#126
Liazz | 
United Kingdom joors 
why add nato when you have cadian as an awp and igl, don't get me wrong nato is insane but there's just no point, would prefer them to drop cadian and aizy and pick up karrigan and nato, then they'd get better imo
2019-01-31 08:57
I get what u r saying, but just to be devils advocate here; adding both Karrigan and NaTo would also be to add two AWP players.. Guardian had the AWP at Faze, bit Karrigan has still played main AWP for most of his carreer. So if you r strict about not having two AWP specialists on the same team then your plan isn’t better much than mine :) But my real point is; NaTo is inzane with both AWP and rifle. Just throw him in there and make it work :)
2019-02-05 08:56
#110
rain | 
Lithuania LevelUpp 
Nt fake lithuania
2019-01-31 06:42
#43
ZywOo | 
Brazil Jordan21 
Why he is wasting his time on cs?
2019-01-30 21:28
cause it's the best he can do
2019-01-30 21:42
#56
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United States snafusr 
He's on loan from Faze, with whom he still has a contract. He doesn't really have much of a choice. They won't let a rival (optic) have him until probably after the major.
2019-01-30 21:54
still contracted to faze and faze probably won't let him join a team that could beat faze
2019-01-30 22:22
#76
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United States V1ncentC 
+1
2019-01-30 22:36
now orgs waste even more money ps karri is thick tho
2019-01-30 21:03
#7
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Panama xemzex 
Wasn't he in envy officially anyway?
2019-01-30 21:03
#23
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United States ferric 
No just loaned to by faze as a temp standin
2019-01-30 21:06
no
2019-01-30 21:21
#9
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France FanchD 
So ez for Johnny Sins
2019-01-30 21:02
#10
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Palestine Baitor69 
so dumb
2019-01-30 21:02
Useless deal
2019-01-30 21:02
#12
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Portugal ruskije 
He must be honoured for being able to play with Johnny Sins
2019-01-30 21:02
the jack of all trades pizza delivery, fireman, doctor, astronaut, etc
2019-01-30 21:08
#149
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Australia Tom_Delonge 
LMAO
2019-01-31 21:45
OMEGALUL!
2019-01-31 06:50
#13
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CIS eddie42 
who
2019-01-30 21:02
Expected
2019-01-30 21:02
why Envy is wasting money with this t3 player?
2019-01-30 21:03
#21
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Denmark pistolen 
Players*
2019-01-30 21:05
#32
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Nepal AskeyEYE 
whole team shouldnt be in envy
2019-01-30 21:10
#49
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Myanmar xdcc 
There's a reason they changed from envyus to envy
2019-01-30 21:46
#72
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Nepal AskeyEYE 
hahahah
2019-01-30 22:17
#112
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
Wp :D
2019-01-31 06:48
#120
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Denmark Green_fairy 
+1
2019-01-31 08:03
#17
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
cutler is 30 lmao
2019-01-30 21:03
and?
2019-01-30 22:14
#80
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
too old to be relevant
2019-01-30 23:40
#113
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
You'll be 30 too, you know :D
2019-01-31 06:49
#116
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
I don't play pro games though
2019-01-31 07:37
#117
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
That makes you less relevant?
2019-01-31 07:47
#127
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
in cs yes
2019-01-31 09:04
And f0rest ?
2019-01-31 18:04
#145
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
who?
2019-01-31 18:04
Oh sorry, what about Edward or Zeus? They are 31 I know its more - but still close. Ranked 3 team you should know them ? :P
2019-01-31 18:10
#148
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
dont know them, I just follow astralis
2019-01-31 21:43
#18
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Brazil centjeefizik 
n1 cares with karrigan, put jdm in a decent team
2019-01-30 21:03
#57
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Myanmar xdcc 
To what decent team? Not good enough for liquid. Cerq, wardell > jdm 100% Autimatic and Cooper have more potential to become better still. Shahzam probably around the same level and they also have rickeh.
2019-01-30 21:55
#19
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Brazil happynezz 
Gud igl
2019-01-30 21:03
They don't qualify anyway
2019-01-30 21:04
#25
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Netherlands DikkeNoob 
godkarrigan
2019-01-30 21:07
envy will win the event now
2019-01-30 21:07
#36
flusha | 
United States Venom_ 
EZ for carrygun
2019-01-30 21:11
noooooooo....! No IGL can make that shitty team a succes.. Come home Karrigan :(
2019-01-30 21:13
Have you seen him play?? LOL he is a bot..the worst on envy..
2019-01-30 21:52
#97
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Seems like u r the one that didnt see karrigan playstyle,he is the one that is always helping his teammates to bait the opponents out,helping his teammates to get trade kills even in faze, if u want evidence, either just watch karrigan pov or watch faze documentary:going for gold
2019-01-31 02:23
he still sucks...look at his stats..he was a tier1 player now he plays like a gold nova..cant even get kills..
2019-01-31 13:39
#163
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Singapore Wadufuk 
If stats means everything,it show u r the one that is gold nova = no teamwork/sacrificing urself to bait out opponents
2019-02-03 14:37
He plays very selflessly which partly explains his poor stats
2019-01-31 07:49
Drone is the worst on Envy.. But kinda hard to say who is worst since they all suck so much.
2019-01-31 10:23
strange i thought he was really pissed off with results, guess he wants to push it further
2019-01-30 21:20
I hope he was pissed off with HIS results..he played like a fking bot ...against tier2 NA teams lol
2019-01-30 21:52
nice one
2019-01-30 21:20
#41
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
kick bot drone
2019-01-30 21:22
And bot reltuC
2019-02-01 03:30
So envy wants to lose more games lol
2019-01-30 21:27
#44
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Wow
2019-01-30 21:28
#45
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Russia AyYyYyYyYyVv 
This team will never go work with drone or if drone will keep play like a bot
2019-01-30 21:32
Go get some decent igl ffs
2019-01-30 21:34
#51
valde | 
North America Croxxy 
RIP
2019-01-30 21:50
omfg why keep that stupid bot...rip envy
2019-01-30 21:51
keep cutler and drone more stupid
2019-01-30 22:01
#FREEKARRIGAN #save_karrigan_ffs #GODLIKEIGL #karriganGOD top 1
2019-01-30 21:53
yeah god ... astralis won two majors after kicking this overrated trash.
2019-01-30 21:56
so what? he was always around top3 top5 with 324982394023 types of different lineups, survived every meta change with crazy lineups he has great value
2019-01-30 21:57
#136
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World lalt 
And he made random NA mix almost to go major in one month. Envy was expected to be one of the worst teams in American minor. Falling flat just one win away from major spot was great success for them.
2019-01-31 12:00
+1
2019-01-31 15:34
c9 won a major after kicking shroud, your point?
2019-01-31 06:41
Poor karrigan..
2019-01-30 21:56
Im assuming hes just waiting on one of the dane squads to get him
2019-01-30 21:56
#137
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World lalt 
He is waiting for his Faze contract to expire or to be bought out.
2019-01-31 12:03
ENVY is no future with this line-up kick cutler and drone and pick up 2 decent rifflers and maybe they will able atleast qualify on big event
2019-01-30 22:00
#68
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United States Jammin800k 
Cutler has been just as good as nifty and is in a much more supportive role.
2019-01-30 22:14
coolstrory, i just facepalm few times when he lost multiple rounds by cant kill in back
2019-01-30 22:15
#71
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United States Jammin800k 
I've seen nifty do that to. You know you dont see every kill on stream right?
2019-01-30 22:16
FNS ftw
2019-01-30 22:24
More like Karrigan to carry BOT Nifty and BOTLER.... FacePalm
2019-01-30 22:25
North&Optic be like: Do yall hear sumn?
2019-01-30 22:39
JOIN OPTIC OR NORTH ALREADY.
2019-01-30 22:58
North needs to disband
2019-02-01 03:30
No, they need an igl.
2019-02-01 06:20
#81
Denmark zink 
Pretty sure Karrigan has formed a nice bond, and no offer has been recieved yet. Itd be silly to not go with them. Have a laugh, and Envy paying for it, ez decision.
2019-01-30 23:43
#83
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Poland OmgBRS 
Jdm and nifty in one team? 1 awper isnt enought?
2019-01-30 23:57
nifty is a rifler in envy
2019-01-31 06:42
why? it's better leave to optic or north
2019-01-30 23:59
he's not good enough, maybe he could join Heroic
2019-01-31 00:14
not good for optic and north? HaHa they are both tier2 trash withou decent IGL
2019-01-31 00:25
#138
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World lalt 
North made change lately so they probably give Cadian some more time. And Optic.. I'm not sure if they are better than Envy, lol.
2019-01-31 12:06
The second best Danish igl isn't good enough for the second and 3rd best Danish teams? Solid logic.
2019-02-01 06:21
The second best Danish igl is MSL I genuinely hope Karrigan replaces Cadian so you can see for yourself
2019-02-01 09:58
MSL 3rd best. Nt tho.
2019-02-01 20:24
#85
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
pls do EnVyUs instead -.-
2019-01-31 00:00
#131
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United States eu4ia_ 
No one envies them though...
2019-01-31 10:04
#86
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Indonesia youdelusional 
He's done. Bottom fragging in a t3 team against other t3 teams is just the last straw. Why would some other better teams would want him? Yes he's done great improvements on envy strats and structures wise, but definitely not in fragging department.
2019-01-31 00:08
Fragging doesn't mean everything though, just look at Xyp9x. HOWEVER, I do agree with you that Karrigan is done. He's a supposedly "tier 1" player that underperforms (0.82 rating LUL) even in one of the worst NA professional teams. For as good as an IG Karrigan is rumored to be, FaZe started playing better after NiKo started IGLing, and are showing better results with AdreN, a player who might as well be retired at this point. If he doesn't show up at this tier 3 tourney, idk if anyone would want him anymore.
2019-01-31 22:16
#89
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Australia Wickzz 
Fan favorite in sydney, he played well last year with FaZe, great tournament hopefully i can go again and watch it
2019-01-31 00:37
#91
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Argentina lucas_7_94 
expected
2019-01-31 00:42
god karrigan
2019-01-31 00:48
#94
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
a team that had just about 1.00 rating LUL
2019-01-31 01:00
They still insist with this dogshit bot? lmao NA
2019-01-31 01:14
Remove cutler and maybe Drone, then we have a solid roster.
2019-01-31 02:00
-cutler and drone +android and tarik
2019-02-01 03:29
Aren't Android and Tarik still under contracts with compLexity and MIBR respectively? If so, their buyouts have to be at least $100,000. I don't think Envy would want to fork out that much money for players, especially if both cost more than that.
2019-02-01 04:18
Good point. Without buyouts they would be good options is what i was trying to imply
2019-02-01 07:37
For sure haha. Well, I hope Envy will improve. I want more NA teams aside from Liquid and Cloud9 to be able to put up a fight against the rest of the world.
2019-02-01 08:55
legend, just everyone got their bad times sometimes.
2019-01-31 02:38
North just sign him already
2019-01-31 02:45
" with karrigan averaging a team-low 0.82 rating. "
2019-01-31 03:06
#103
shox | 
India iejesus 
-drain
2019-01-31 04:19
Now the question is, how long is envy going to watch him sucking, faze didnt cut him in time, will envy?? :D
2019-01-31 06:06
how much do they paid him - since he will played tier 3 ??
2019-01-31 06:24
#125
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Norway analpain1337 
He paid them 30k per match
2019-01-31 08:40
#121
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Indonesia Exodd 
2nd chance
2019-01-31 08:09
carryenvy karrygun
2019-01-31 08:26
#123
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
because that clearly went well at the minor
2019-01-31 08:32
#124
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Norway analpain1337 
RIP Envy
2019-01-31 08:39
Have they even won a series with this bot yet LOL JDM stuck with silvers
2019-01-31 09:28
2nd chanche
2019-01-31 10:02
#134
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Australia weapon_ 
- drone & retluC + konfig / cajunB
2019-01-31 10:30
-drone -reltuc +Ex6tenZ +pronax EZ WIN EZ LIFE
2019-01-31 14:21
All igls. 10000 iq play, enemies will never know who is calling strats
2019-02-01 03:28
Best IGL
2019-01-31 15:19
nice
2019-01-31 21:33
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