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North American organization Envy has practiced without 20 year old Jake “kaboose” McDonald, according to sources close to Upcomer. 

It is unclear whether he has been benched from the roster but a replacement has not been finalized since trials are ongoing, Upcomer understands. This would be the first roster change for the organization since October. 

Envy’s potential roster changes with Kaboose

Envy, one of the best VALORANT teams in North America, barely missed out on an opportunity to compete at Stage 2 Masters. The team finished in fourth place at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers Finals last month. 

Envy lost to Version1 in the lower bracket semi finals. Version1 and Sentinels would later represent North America at Stage 2 Masters, the first international VALORANT event organized by Riot Games. 

Kaboose typically played Omen or Raze on Envy while Victor “Victor” Wong would pick up the secondary Dualist role for the side. 

Envy entered VALORANT with the acquisition of ‘together we are terrific’ on July 13, 2020. Kaboose was one of the original members of the roster while Adam “aKis” Kisseberth and Abdo “c4Lypso” Agha would later be replaced in October. 

The North American side finished first in the VCT North America Stage 1 Challengers 2 in February. Envy managed to take down Sentinels, the best team in North America, in a best of five. Since then, the organization has slipped down most people’s North American rankings.

The organization is set to compete in VCT Stage 3, which is set to begin later this year. 

If the move is complete Envy would field the following roster: 

  • Victor Wong 
  • Pujan “FNS” Mehta
  • Austin “crashies” Roberts
  • Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo

Envy did not respond to comment.

George is the lead reporter for Upcomer from the United Kingdom.
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