ONE37pm: What are your favorite parts about being in the CDL and being on LA Thieves?
Envoy: My favorite part about competing in the league is just playing against the highest level of competition. I think anyone when they were younger always looks up to any sport they watched. MLB, NBA, NHL you’re looking at the highest level of competition. Respect everyone’s work ethic. Their idea about the game and their day-to-day life is all about the game. I think that’s one of the coolest parts about the CDL and teaming with different people. You can respect everyone's grind.
As for being on a big team like LAT, I’m super grateful that I have a bunch of people supporting me. 100 Thieves does the utmost for us when it comes to stuff outside the game. We have our 2 coaches, our analyst, and GM. We have physical therapy and mental health exercises that 100 Thieves provide. Ultimately I think it's made this team more of a unit.
ONE37pm: How do you handle the nerves, or do you not get nervous anymore?
Envoy: When it comes to nerves, if anyone tells you they don’t have any nerves they’re probably straight up lying to you. I think at the end of the day we all live for that feeling of not knowing what’s next. But when it comes to it, I think your day-in and day-out practice is what you’re going to lean back on in those nervous moments. You’re going to lean back on your good tendencies and just what you know. I always say to trust your instincts, because when it comes to those high-pressure scenarios, when it’s hard to make a decision you just have to trust yourself.
ONE37pm: What advice would you give to Challenger and college players that want to go pro one day?
Envoy: My advice to Challenger players or CCL players that want to go pro mainly would probably be to stream and put what you’re working with out there. Sometimes it's hard for us pro players or coaches to see what you’re doing stat-wise and take it into account without actually watching you play.
Otherwise, you need to be a big team player and have a good attitude. It’s going to bring you a long way. Not burning bridges because they can come back to haunt you.
ONE37pm: What is your routine on game day at a major tournament?
Kenny: So waking up on game day I’m going to have a pretty basic routine. I want to wake up, shower, and chug a bunch of water. I'm usually up around 4 or 5 hours before the match or maybe even longer, but ideally, it's a 3-4 range. Leading to that head to the venue and get a good meal in. Food is going to go a long way when it comes to energy. You really don’t want to treat an event as something it isn’t. I’ve been to 50 events or something and I just want to treat it like any other day.