Team Envy’s CS:GO roster has been having a tough few months to say the least, so when they made their first semi-final in a long time, Christophe “SIXER” Xia almost fainted celebrating.
Envy are over in China for the 2018 CS:GO Asia Championship, and advanced to the quarter final to face Heroic after finishing third in their group, and were underdogs given Heroic’s recent form.
But Envy looked an entirely different team than in their recent LAN performances, especially on the first map Inferno, winning 16-9.
Heroic did take the second map in a very close game, winning 16-12, and this would typically be the time when Envy would fall apart.
But on map three on Train, a map that hasn’t been particularly kind to Envy recently, star player Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom hit 32 frags to guide his side to the win.
SIXER himself also stepped up where he has been sorely lacking in recent games, finishing with 24 kills himself, +8 overall.
Heroic still put up a valiant effort in the face of the fragging from Envy, but ultimately it was too much for them, as nV won 16-13 – causing SIXER to nearly faint in celebration.
The win clearly meant a lot to SIXER and the team, especially since SIXER was recently removed from the starting roster due to his own individual poor performances.
Teammate Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey commented on how much passion SIXER playes with, which ultimately caused him to be so overjoyed in victory he almost passed out.
Envy move on to face Na’Vi in the semi-final, a team that already beat them 2-0 in the group stage, so it will be no easy task for Envy to reach the grand final, but will look to cause their second big upset of the tournament.