G2 Esports Owner Calls Team Envy “A Dying Dinosaur”

August 31, 2020 5:37 pm

G2 and Envy are two of the biggest Esports organizations in the world, and both have boasted championship-winning rosters. Things with the two took a rather bitter turn when Envy Gaming owner, Mike “Hastr0” Rufail and owner of G2 Esports Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez locked horns through a series of tweets.

Envy has dominated Call of Duty for years now, while G2 has cemented its position in CS: GO. Twitter witnessed a battle of wits as the two owners went head to head.

Owners of two reputed Esports organizations engage in banter

It all started when a fan responded to Mike Rufail’s tweet and hailed him as the best manager in Esports. Carlos Rodríguez couldn’t digest this statement and responded with a laughing emoticon. Following this, Mike and Carlos went back and forth on Twitter with neither holding back.

Rodríguez compared G2 to a “3 Michelin Star, fusion cuisine high-profile restaurant” and called Envy a “3 Yelp Star family bakery store”. Rufail replied to this by saying that the comparison made no sense since G2’s CS: GO team was already trying to ‘jump ship’. This riled Rodríguez up and he called Envy a “dying dinosaur”. It is important to note that Envy Gaming was founded in 2007 while G2 Esports came into the picture in 2014.

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Rufail’s statements about jumping ship could have been directed at Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom who joined Envy from G2.  Rufail was probably trying to imply that it wouldn’t be long before other players did the same.

Were the attacks uncalled for?

Both Esports organizations have numbers that speak for themselves. Envy is probably the world’s biggest Call of Duty organization. On the other hand, a conversation on Rocket League isn’t complete without mentioning G2, who has had one of the best North American rosters.

It is unclear who won this Twitter battle, but a bit of banter certainly won’t hurt anyone. Moreover, both CEOs have enough statistics to stand by their statements and an argument to decipher which organization comes out on top would be rather futile.


Tags: G2 Esports
Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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