MummAy Leaves Team Envy

MummAy Leaves Team Envy

Team Envy announced the departure of Anthony "mummAy" DiPaolo from its Valorant roster on Tuesday, October 26.

Team Envy announced the departure of Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo from its Valorant roster on Tuesday, October 26. The news surfaced two months after mummAy had been moved to the bench.

Team Envy Part Ways With mummAy

MummAy joined Team Envy Valorant roster in July 2020. The 27-year-old got signed to the team alongside Adam “aKis” Kisseberth, Abdo “c4Lypso” Agha, Pujan “FNS” Mehta, and Jake “kaboose” McDonald to form Team Envy’s inaugural Valorant roster.

The players have previously played for an orgless team, together we are terrific, and have achieved plenty. That includes a few Nerd Streer Gamers titles, as well as a top-four finish at the Pulse Invitational.

Due to their achievements, together we are terrific earned contracts with Envy, who was looking to enter the growing Valorant esports scene. But, unfortunately, success was hard to come by for Team Envy.

The team hasn’t won much early into their existence, leading to several roster changes by the end of 2020. Results started popping up by the end of the year when Envy placed top-four at First Strike North America; however, their overall achievements remained pretty mediocre.

MummAy remained with the team through all the struggles, which paid off; Team Envy started posting solid results in 2021, winning several North American VCT tournaments; however, they consistently fell flat in trying to qualify for Majors.

In a bid to find more success and help the team establish themselves as one of NA top teams, Team Envy acquired Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker. The 23-year-old, former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro has joined Envy in August as a replacement for mummAy.

MummAy has since remained on Team Envy’s bench and hasn’t been involved in any of Envy’s official matches since placing top-four at VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers 1.

MummAy Trialling With Andbox

Even though mummAy got removed from Team Envy’s active Valorant roster, he has already found a potential new home where he’ll continue his Valorant esports career. As of October, mummAy has been trialing with Andbox, for who he has played in two tournaments.

MummAy made his debut for Andbox two weeks ago, at NSG: Winter Championship – Open 1, which Andbox won. Unfortunately, the team failed to emulate that success earlier this weekend.

During the second NSG: Winter Championship – Open, Andbox placed ninth-16th after mummAy and co. got defeated by Evil Geniuses (1-2).

It’s still unclear where mummAy will continue his career and whether he will earn a permanent spot on Andbox. However, he made it clear that he’s not ready to give up on his Valorant career just yet.

Team Envy Continue Without mummAy

Even though Team Envy released mummAy from his contract, his departure doesn’t affect the team too much. MummAy hasn’t been a part of the team for the past three months, and with the recent news, it seems like Envy feel like they can do fine without the 27-year-old as their substitute.

“Today bid farewell to one of the members of our first VALORANT roster, mummAy,” read the announcement. “From Wall Street to clicking heads, thank you for your time with us, and we wish you the best of luck in your next journey!”

Regardless, it doesn’t seem like Envy needs a substitute player, given their success without mummAy. Since Envy added yay as a replacement, they’ve achieved plenty, including a third-place finish at VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs.

However, their biggest achievement to date happened in September, when Team Envy made it to the finals of the VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters – Berlin. Unfortunately, the North American organization lost the grand finals against Gambit Esports (0-3).

Nevertheless, reaching the finals was an achievement on its own and Envy’s biggest accomplishment since entering the Valorant esports scene.

Team Envy’s next competitive endeavor is slated for December 2021, when they enter the season-culminating VALORANT Champions 2021. The tournament will run from December 1 – 12 in Berlin, Germany, featuring the world’s 12 best Valorant teams, who will compete for the title of world champions.