Team Envy Releases mummAy From Valorant Roster
Team Envy has released Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo from its active roster. The player has been benched for over two months and shall now depart to make room for Jacob “yay” Whiteaker, who has been one of the most influential players in Team Envy’s recent success. MummAy has been part of Team Envy since July 2020 and has competed in Valorant First Strike, Pop Flash and more. However, the team failed to win at the grand finals of Valorant Masters One Europe and Stage Two: Challengers. He was eventually replaced with yay becoming a core part of the roster.
Andbox may be signing mummAy to its roster
While mummAy was benched, he was playing with the Andbox Valorant roster and the player might be joining the team following his departure from Team Envy. He competed with Andbox in the Nerd Street Gamers Winter Championship Open Qualifiers and achieved mixed results. Andbox suffered a defeat against Evil Geniuses in round 16 of the NSG Second Open Qualifier Playoffs.
Time will tell if Envy’s decision to replace mummAy with yay pays off in the long run. Following the arrival of yay, the team has performed quite well. At Valorant Masters Berlin, it knocked out tournament favorite team Sentinels. But once again, its tendency of failing to secure wins at grand finals continued with Gambit Esports taking home a 3-0 win.
Despite the loss, Team Envy has performed consistently throughout the Valorant Champions Tour 2021 season to earn itself enough circuit points for Valorant Champions. The addition of yay to the roster has done wonders for the team with the player ending his run at Masters Berlin with more kills than any other North American player at the event. He also had the highest K/D across all regions and the second-highest average combat score, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Team Envy will be seen competing at Valorant Champions from 1st December 2021 in a bid to become the first ever Valorant World Champion.