Envy eye Sonic as jdm64 replacement - Report

Envy are set to sign ATK member Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek as a replacement for Josh "jdm64" Marzano, according to a report from Dust2.us.

The South African player is set to take jdm64's place, who was reported to be on his way out of Envy following strife between the AWPer and Noah "Nifty" Francis.

One of the North American side's original prospects was believed to be former Bad News Bears member Tyson "TenZ" Ngo, but the Canadian appears to have struck a deal with Lazarus, as he is part of their registered roster in the first Americas Minor NA open qualifier (May 25-26) as one of the stand-ins for Michael "dapr" Gulino and Valve-banned Braxton "swag" Pierce alongside Pujan "FNS" Mehta.

Sonic is set to branch outside of a South African roster for the first time

The move will see Sonic branch outside of a South African roster for the first time in his career, after having spent the majority of the last four years under the banner of Bravado up until the beginning of 2019, when the team temporarily represented Denial before signing with ATK.

With the departure of jdm64, the change will make Nifty the sole remaining member of the original roster signed by Envy in September 2018, as the team underwent multiple changes in March, with Sam "s0m" Oh, Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor, and Jacob "FugLy" Medina added to the roster.

Envy's roster upon signing Sonic would look as follows:

United States Noah "Nifty" Francis
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
Canada Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
United States Sam "s0m" Oh
South Africa Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek

United States Zachary "Eley" Stauffer (coach)

United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
791
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
United States Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#1
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Europe ArianaGrande 
Who?
2019-05-25 02:25
#4
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2019-05-25 02:27
The hedgehog smh
2019-05-25 02:30
plz dont do it sonic... you came this far why send all of South Africa back another 10 years? This is like mixell and lowel leaving Gbots all over again and now look where they are... HR and Spain again
2019-05-25 02:34
#64
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United States Degree|CSGO 
Think jks but from South Africa
2019-05-25 05:07
Lol +1
2019-05-25 14:53
why not smooya lol?
2019-05-27 12:48
#2
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Bangladesh irisviel 
goodbye my friend
2019-05-25 02:26
Ok
2019-05-25 02:26
#5
woxic | 
Turkey BerkE8 
Jdm is better
2019-05-25 02:27
Cooool
2019-05-25 02:27
#7
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China leeeroy 
yike
2019-05-25 02:27
??? Thats odd, wonder where josh would go
2019-05-25 02:27
Home
2019-05-25 04:53
#79
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Singapore Kerk 
+1 very tosic
2019-05-25 07:32
Tosic??
2019-05-25 10:07
#87
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
he means togsig
2019-05-25 10:39
Pourpel why so togsig
2019-05-25 11:36
#97
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Blue****
2019-05-25 12:57
#107
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
*****green whats ur problem me sai alon remp
2019-05-25 15:48
#10
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Japan Jotaro 
kick jdm the carry for irrelevant south African player?
2019-05-25 02:28
#28
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United States JxmesCSGO 
jdm got a 1.02 rating lmao
2019-05-25 02:40
#29
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Japan Jotaro 
2nd highest on the team behind android lol
2019-05-25 02:40
#44
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Russia deadforest 
Sonic is 1.14 versus same opponents btw.
2019-05-25 03:05
#52
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Japan Jotaro 
why not kick s0m lowest rated player on envy
2019-05-25 03:38
+1 Overrated kid, just a pug hero and shit on lan while trying to copy what stewie2k do.
2019-05-25 04:50
It says JDM is leaving because of conflict between him and Nifty
2019-05-25 04:58
i have a leak behind the doors what really happened jdm; i want to main awp nifty; no i want to jdm; i want to nifty; no i want to jdm; i quit
2019-05-25 10:45
Jdm to FaZe
2019-05-25 02:28
Fuck off
2019-05-25 10:07
Hahaha wtf
2019-05-25 14:33
#98
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Lool
2019-05-25 12:58
FaZe Jdm FaZe NEO FaZe Markeloff FaZe HUNDEN FaZe fnx
2019-05-25 15:36
#108
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Yes
2019-05-25 15:49
#12
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Europe INFO_WARRIOR 
xdddddd just disband
2019-05-25 02:28
#14
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United States @FyreCS 
Best move!
2019-05-25 02:28
#15
PeeP | 
United States Den422 
lit
2019-05-25 02:29
#17
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Estonia naityflatroo 
Stupid move
2019-05-25 02:30
#18
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ for the best South African player Sonic! EZ my friends, one of my favorite players >:) Maybe new Envy: Nifty Sonic S0m Mitch Tenz/Floppy?
2019-05-25 02:30
Hmmm I think they should get gMd, he’s stuck in Tier 5 NA hell and he’s pretty good imo
2019-05-25 06:58
flag checks out
2019-05-25 13:03
yeah i like envy man, just my thoughts on my fav org and team
2019-05-25 18:57
i mean gmd is not that good like 0.92 against bad opponents... eh
2019-05-25 19:09
hes stuck with a shit team atm, its holding him back
2019-05-26 02:47
#111
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United States @FyreCS 
I don’t think GMd is as good as people say tbh, when I watched him, I’m kinda like eh
2019-05-25 16:43
i think he has the potential to be a solid tier1/2 NA player, but rn hes stuck in davey induced hell
2019-05-25 18:58
#123
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United States @FyreCS 
We shall see in the future then, but not for awhile
2019-05-26 04:25
Sonic the hedgehog?
2019-05-25 02:30
VI VON ZULUL
2019-05-25 02:31
#21
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United States @FyreCS 
So EZ for him! Make us proud! Make South African CS relevant again!
2019-05-25 02:34
#23
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Spain akproxx 
Bravado died for this
2019-05-25 02:37
#31
meyern | 
Sweden meistr0 
That made no sense at all. Bravado died because of shit economy & not affording to have players in NA. EDIT: Well they didnt die, but downgraded in tier.
2019-05-25 02:42
Sad for robotnik
2019-05-25 02:37
Pick obo mens))) 😎😎😎😎
2019-05-25 02:38
i remember sonic from 2014 when he won me a lot of skins in csglounge
2019-05-25 02:38
this. won me many skins back in the good old days
2019-05-25 16:40
#27
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
When I read I thought it was the astralian coach kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-05-25 02:40
#30
meyern | 
Sweden meistr0 
I mean...decent move for Sonic. But...id rather see him on C9 over Vice etc.
2019-05-25 02:41
#32
Luken | 
Argentina Ra88it 
Who
2019-05-25 02:43
#33
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Bulgaria slaughtersun 
goodbye again mister \_
2019-05-25 02:44
Kick_s0m_FFS
2019-05-25 02:45
#35
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Russia Korlenin 
Yes im so happy about this move. I was just thinking a few weeks ago id love to see Sonic on a good roster and I get blessed with this.
2019-05-25 02:49
#40
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
> envy > good roster
2019-05-25 02:56
#45
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Russia Korlenin 
tru
2019-05-25 03:09
You support ghosts ffs not your place to talk
2019-05-25 10:08
#86
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
Ez for you to say bandwagoner
2019-05-25 10:32
Huh?
2019-05-25 11:37
#36
WARDELL | 
Canada ZHF 
whaaaaaaaaaat
2019-05-25 02:50
#37
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Rip jdm. I Do not agree with this move
2019-05-25 02:55
#47
smooya | 
United Kingdom NATOJ 
+1 ;-; where will he go?
2019-05-25 03:10
#105
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Good question, but probably on complexity will be a nice addition
2019-05-25 15:34
#109
smooya | 
United Kingdom NATOJ 
would like to see that but not sure if they'd let shazahm go :/ maybe somewhere like lazarus?
2019-05-25 16:00
#114
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
On Lazarus replacing subroza, in my opinion, sounds nice
2019-05-25 18:35
FINALLLY FUCKING SONIC HAS BEEN GOOD FOR SO LONG
2019-05-25 02:56
soniccccc lets go, film inc
2019-05-25 02:56
- som + hobbit
2019-05-25 02:57
#42
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
Who eyes who as replacement for who?????!
2019-05-25 02:59
poo eyes semen nachos feather leather coat
2019-05-25 05:29
RIP ATK in NA after this move, gl to Sonic!
2019-05-25 03:10
#49
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
Everyone talking about jdm being the carry, he drops the ball in big games often, and he wasn't replaced because of performance, he was kicked because of internal disputes within the team . Read the article please.
2019-05-25 03:18
#50
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Japan ehegao 
Nono no no
2019-05-25 03:20
#51
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United States Sillychubs 
Uhhh meow?
2019-05-25 03:21
meow
2019-05-25 05:28
But what happened between him and nifty?
2019-05-25 03:45
Probably fought over Nifty being an analyst at Blast while the team was playing a qualifier at home.
2019-05-25 05:35
What the hell? This is not going to work.
2019-05-25 03:52
hahaha
2019-05-25 04:18
#57
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North America Straf3R 
Honestly Nifty should have been primary AWPer in the first place. jdm needs all the setup in the fucking world to even be a slightly decent AWPer. Barely ever goes positive.
2019-05-25 04:41
+1 don't know how he keeps getting picked up in tier 4 teams
2019-05-25 05:12
+1
2019-05-25 06:34
#58
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Vietnam tat96 
Dude almost looks like shaggy from Scooby-Doo & the gang lul
2019-05-25 04:42
Lol what? I haven't watched Envy play that many times, but everytime I did jdm was carrying the shit out of them.
2019-05-25 04:54
#63
nitr0 | 
North America SomaRoss 
Anyone have any additional details on the jdm - nifty heated exchange or what it was about? Didn't see anything for it on the dust article or anywhere else even.
2019-05-25 05:05
#66
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Denmark Dy_Arceus 
Thats hella two faced from nifty and envy after they did all these podcasts and content talking about how excited they are to work together
2019-05-25 05:17
Traitor
2019-05-25 05:21
#72
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North America Fule 
Omg nifty main awp?
2019-05-25 05:43
#73
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China hdgamerrr 
braindead move JDM deserves a better team
2019-05-25 05:52
#74
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Israel geturlolon 
atk >>>> envy
2019-05-25 05:58
#77
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Spain Dicraftio 
no
2019-05-25 07:11
#78
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Hungary subzera 
i dont like this. i really dont like this.
2019-05-25 07:25
Time for Niftty to shine again!!!!
2019-05-25 08:58
Who?
2019-05-25 09:46
#82
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Myanmar xdcc 
surprised noone went for the guy. but ATK is dead team if that happens
2019-05-25 09:49
why they want to replace god jdm for white nigga
2019-05-25 10:42
Poor my little boy Sonic...He's always drowned in Labyrinth Zone
2019-05-25 10:54
#93
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Sweden txshirx_ 
Worst move I've ever heard of
2019-05-25 11:59
#94
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
replacing jdm for this....k
2019-05-25 12:45
#95
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Netherlands Syliaca 
Sonic is so much better compared to JDM, I just don't want ATK to fall apart. Please stay Sonic.
2019-05-25 12:53
#96
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
WHO?
2019-05-25 12:55
someone link me some sonic clips
2019-05-25 14:42
good luck
2019-05-25 14:47
#104
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Irrelevant
2019-05-25 15:20
Sonic is good!!! GL!
2019-05-25 16:53
bot nifty still in the team lmao
2019-05-25 18:09
#117
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United Kingdom Consistent 
Has anyone said "gotta go fast" yet? if not... Gotta go fast
2019-05-25 18:59
wtf why??? jdm its so much better
2019-05-25 20:49
very good replacement
2019-05-25 22:23
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