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Former Bravado player joins top CS: GO team Envy

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Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek will be joining Envy as they make their push for the Minor North American Closed Qualifier


Announced just yesterday Aran “Sonic” Groesbreek, a pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who started out by making waves in the local competitive esports scene, has been signed to Envy, one of the top-ranked teams in the United States. While starting in the humble yet still prestigious South African team Energy Esports, Sonic quickly joined the leagues of Bravado before eventually signing with his first international esports team Denial Esports in January of this year after which the Rifle and AWP specialist moved on to South African team ATK in April – and has now officially settled with Envy.


Sonic will be joining the likes of Fugly, Android, Som and Nifty, all prestigious players in their own rights, as Team Envy makes a push to proceed further into the Minor North American Closed Qualifier. During the event, Sonic may come face to face with his previous team ATK which will no doubt prove to be a spectacular match. Sonic has had an incredibly successful career in competitive CS:GO, especially during his time playing for Bravado Gaming, winning multiple ESL Africa Championships, going on to place second in the Dreamhack Winter Open and taking first at the Dreamhack Mumbai Invitational.


Said Sonic over on his Twitter: “Thanks to everyone supporting me, I’m blessed to be playing under the legendary name of Envyus <3”. The Minor North America Closed Qualifier will be taking place from the 12th of June to the 14th and will feature such heavy hitting teams as Luminosity, Cloud 9 and NRG.

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Last Updated: May 27, 2020


  1. PoisonedBelial

    June 3, 2019 at 12:40

    Someone accepted a ginger into their ranks?



  2. Spathi

    June 3, 2019 at 12:51

    Congrats guy, all the best!


  3. CrAiGiSh

    June 3, 2019 at 14:02

    Congrats to Sonic !!!


  4. Admiral Chief

    June 3, 2019 at 12:39

    “Groesbreek” such a cool surname!


  5. Magoo

    June 3, 2019 at 13:02

    There’s a lot of hype around this move but calling Envy “one of the top-ranked teams in the United States” is a bit sensational. They’re a well known org but have not broken top 30 on HLTV in a long time (where ATK peaked at #17) and have had tons of roster moves of late.

    ATK played against this roster in March and beat them, the top ranked player of that match being jdm, the member of Envy (even though they lost!) that Sonic is now replacing. https://www.hltv.org/matches/2332004/denial-vs-envy-dreamhack-masters-dallas-2019-north-america-closed-qualifier

    Envy have so far played one match with Sonic and it was a loss to an orgless unknown. https://play.esea.net/match/14971295

    That said, joining s0m from Swole is the best thing about this move. Also looking for carries from Fugly from Cloud9, the only major winner on the team. I’m pretty certain there will be another replacement or two before this Envy starts making any waves. The ATK skill floor was higher, but the Envy skill ceiling is higher.


    • Michael Harmse

      June 4, 2019 at 17:20

      Pretty astute summary.


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