Intel Extreme Masters XII Team Preview: SK Gaming And Team EnVyUs
Posted 14th November 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    171 Views
As the next CS:GO Premier Tournament, the Intel Extreme Masters XII Oakland is nearing its opening week, all of the teams have been finalized. All 12 teams are locked into their groups as well. In the next 5 days, we will be going over a bit of each team’s’ history and their current players. 2 teams will be broken down a day until the tournament opens on November 16. IEM will be a two-esports contest as PUBG joins forces with CS:GO to turn the tournament into an action-packed event.
SK Gaming and Team EnvyUs are both champion teams holding IEM tournament titles. SK won at the IEM XII in Sydney while EnVy won at the IEM Season X. But SK came close during the last IEM. Will the two teams make your finals prediction brackets?
This franchise lived long enough to start an esports team for competitive Quake games. It featured four brothers in Germany, the Bearnes family. Bearnes went on to expand to Counter-Strike, but also created a team not long after the rebirthed version, CS:GO. As of now, the franchise only fields a CS:GO team. SK Gaming has been crowned as champions in 4 premier tournaments where they took home $700,000 in the past 6 months. SK Gaming fell short last IEM against NiP. Will this finally be their chance at the IEM trophy?
The SK Gaming roster competing in the Intel Extreme Masters Season 12 features the following players:
- Gabriel Toledo/FalleN
- Fernando Alvarenga/fer
- Marcelo David/coldzera
- Epitácio de Melo/TACO
- Ricardo Prass/boltz
EnVy is a franchise that solely competes in CS:GO tournaments. With that, they worked to become one of the top teams in CS:GO. Early in their careers, the Boys in Blue had won titles at Gfinity Spring Master 1 and StarLadder StarSeries XII. Both of these tournaments, EnVy obliterated NiP in a best of 5 series with 3-1 and 3-0. In addition, the French squad had already won a championship at the IEM Season X. Along with that, they have won a major every year since 2015. Team EnVy is truly a force to be reckoned with.
The Team EnVyUs roster competing in the Intel Extreme Masters Season 12 features the following players:
- Vincent Cervoni/Happy
- Christophe Xia/SIXER
- Cédric Guipouy/RpK
- Alexandre Forté/xms
- Adil Benrlitom/ScreaM