DreamHack has announced that Kinguin will replace EnVyUs at the offline finals of FACEIT League 2015 Stage 2.
The French team's participation had been in some doubt since the organisation's managing director Mike "Hastro" Rufail hinted on Twitter that roster changes are in the pipeline for the 2014 DreamHack Winter champions.
EnVyUs have been locked in talks with Titan over the potential transfers of Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, but a deal has yet to be reached. With the FACEIT League finals kicking off in just two days' time, the team decided to withdraw from the tournament.
The uncertainty regarding EnVyUs' attendance has led to the strange situation of Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, Fabien "kioShiMa" Fieyand Vincent "Happy" Cervoni being in Valencia for a tournament they will end up missing.
|Kinguin replace EnVyUs in Valencia (photo hltv.org)|
Replacing the French giants at the event will be European heavyweights Team Kinguin, who have been bootcamping in Warsaw with a view to preparing for the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne.
The inclusion of Kinguin may seem odd, considering the team did not even compete in the FACEIT League regular season, but the last-minute withdrawal of EnVyUs left the event organisers short of options.
The FACEIT League Finals, which will take place from July 16-18 as part of DreamHack Valencia, will be the first test for the new Kinguin lineup, featuring former SK Gaming and LGB eSports talent Dennis "dennis" Edman instead of Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson.
Below you can find the group draw in full and the tournament schedule:
|Group A||Group B|
|Team Kinguin||Team Liquid|
FACEIT League 2015 Stage 2 schedule:
|Thursday, July 16:|
|14:45||A1 winner||vs.||A2 winner||Bo1||A3|
|18:30||B1 winner||vs.||B2 winner||Bo1||B3|
|Friday, July 17:|
|12:15||Loser A1||vs.||Loser A2||Bo3||A4|
|15:15||Loser b1||vs.||Loser B2||Bo3||B4|
|18:15||Loser A3||vs.||Winner A4||Bo3|
|21:15||Loser B3||vs.||Winner B4||Bo3|
|Saturday, July 18:|