A few days before the year ends Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao is announcing a new stack of his, set to play from the North American region in 2019.
Will be playing on Flying Penguins 🐧. Roster:
Ritsu, Ccnc, lelis, sney, me
Need good in game pictures any cool fans out there xd
— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) December 27, 2018
Flying Penguins features four NA players and the Brazilian support Rodrigo Lelis “Liposa” Santos. The new squad is, in fact, a merge between three of the former PainX/Team 123 members and the two former compLexity Gaming players, EnVy and Jingju “Sneyking” Wu. After the TI8 shuffle, when EternaLEnVy left Fnatic and Sneyking was left behind when the VGJ.Storm boys signed with Forward Gaming, the two have been inseparable. They both joined coL in September, they left the team together in the midst of the Skem/Kuku racism drama and continued to move together during the first part of the Dota Pro Circuit Season trying to find a way to qualify for the Chongqing Major and for the Bucharest Minor.
In the Chongqing Major Envy and Sneyking joined forces with Clinton “Fear” Loomis and made it out of the NA open qualifiers, only to be knocked out of the contention in the closed qualifiers playoffs by Evil Geniuses. Then both tried their luck via South America and went to play with Infamous Gaming for a ticket to the Bucharest Minor. They’ve lost the qualifiers grand finals to Playmakers Esports and so the two resumed their search in the NA scene. The other three members of the new Flying Penguins squad, somewhat share the same story with EE and Sneyking.
Quinn “CCnC” Callahan, Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili and Rodrigo Lelis “Liposa” Santos started the competitive season as paiN X and competed from the South American region. They qualified for the first Major of the season and went to Kuala Lumpur, but they finished in the bottom four there. Soon after the Major they left the organization and formed Team 123. Despite being allowed to compete in the KL Major, once they won the Chongqing Major South America qualifier, Valve decided to disqualify their team for bending the DPC rules. They stayed united for the Bucharest Minor qualifier where they competed as an NA team, but with no success.
Flying Penguins roster from position 1 to 5:
– Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili
– Quinn “CCnC” Callahan
– Jingju “Sneyking” Wu
– Lelis “Liposa” Santos
– Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao