EnVyUs has lost their PGL Krakow Major main qualifiers spot after the team made changes to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.
Event organizers PGL announced that the French team has lost their Challenger status invite along with the allocation of the vacant main qualifiers spot to European Minor, increasing the number of spots it offers the region from two to three.
Team EnVyUs competed at the ELEAGUE Major with their line-up featuring Kenny “KennyS” Schrub, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer and Christophe “SIXER” Xia. They failed to make it to the playoffs and became one of eight Challenger teams for the next major.
Traditionally, the Challenger teams began their major qualification campaign in the last stage, the main qualifiers, but after ELEAGUE Major the predicted French shuffle happened and EnVyUs lost KennyS, apEX and NBK to G2 Esports.
Joining EnVyUs in their place were Alexandre “xms” Forte, Cedric “RpK” Guipouy and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom. While the latter two also attended ELEAGUE Major with G2, there was a problem in maintaining the Challenger status.
With their four Challenger players attending ELEAGUE Major with two different teams, EnVyUs lack the minimum of three players who played for a single team in a roster to maintain their Challenger spot.
As a result, PGL decided that their status has to be removed as per regulation.
But if they are determined to make it into Krakow, EnVyUs can rejoin the qualification process by starting from the online qualifiers for the European Minor. Still, even with an invite, the current strength of the up-and-coming European sides would not make it easy for the “Boys in Blue” to enter the main qualifiers for the 11th CS:GO major.