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froyotech picks up arekk
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Koncept
February 1, 2017

Following paddie's departure from froyotech, the world-class North American team spent little time searching, finding arekk to fill out the roster for ESEA Season 24. arekk has previous Invite experience with teams such as EVL Gaming in Season 21 and -bird noises- in Season 23.

We were able to get a few thoughts from b4nny regarding the roster swaps, and in a statement about the matter he said:

After paddie left the team, we all felt it would be best to shift my role to pocket soldier and to pick up a new scout. After only a couple tryouts it became clear that our best option was arekk. In the few scrims we’ve played with him, he’s proven to us that he has the deathmatching ability, attitude and the communication skills to put him on par with any other player at the top of invite and that he would make a great addition to our team. Interestingly, like Nursey and habib before him, arekk comes from the Luca Goer squad, who were all very talented players with a ton of potential but who never managed to reach the very top of invite playing with each other. Ever since Season 21, the environment of froyotech has been one of nurturing those kinds of upcoming talents into championship level players, and we will be continuing that into Season 24. It should come as no surprise that our goal is to win Invite again and any other major TF2 competitions that come up this year, and I think we are in a great position to do so.

Following this addition, the new froyotech roster is now:

  • Scout: Freestate
  • Scout: arekk
  • Roamer: blaze
  • Pocket: b4nny
  • Demoman: Habib
  • Medic: Nursey
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#1
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PogChamp

PogChamp
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#2
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#FroyoGoers

#FroyoGoers
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#3
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I love you froyo

I love you froyo
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#4
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Go arekk!

Go arekk!
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#5
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I know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.

I know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.
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So far a fantastic pickup for Froyotech. Results from first match provided sufficient proof that arekk is going to do great things with Froyo! 34-19 impressive fragging!

So far a fantastic pickup for Froyotech. Results from first match provided sufficient proof that arekk is going to do great things with Froyo! 34-19 impressive fragging!
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disengageI know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.

What if b4nny was actually making an army of top invite players so that one day he may get third place again in esea. #thirdplaceb4nny was an inside job in s20, and will be again.

[quote=disengage]I know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.[/quote]
What if b4nny was actually making an army of top invite players so that one day he may get third place again in esea. #thirdplaceb4nny was an inside job in s20, and will be again.
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#8
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Froyotech is mass producing top invite players lol

At this rate half of invite will be Froyo/ex-Froyo in a few years

Froyotech is mass producing top invite players lol

At this rate half of invite will be Froyo/ex-Froyo in a few years
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Hunter_2_0Froyotech is mass producing top invite players lol

At this rate half of invite will be Froyo/ex-Froyo in a few years

Thats a good thing. More players who are "top invite" grade means a higher overall level of tf2

[quote=Hunter_2_0]Froyotech is mass producing top invite players lol

At this rate half of invite will be Froyo/ex-Froyo in a few years[/quote]

Thats a good thing. More players who are "top invite" grade means a higher overall level of tf2
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#10
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top-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'

top-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'
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disengageI know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.

Didn't mixup used to do the same and people gave them tons of shit? They took the upcoming good players and people gave them shit because no one (besides b4nny's team) could compete with them

[quote=disengage]I know there's a lot of negativity around b4nny, but you gotta hand it to him, he does help a lot of upcoming talents become top invite caliber players.[/quote]


Didn't mixup used to do the same and people gave them tons of shit? They took the upcoming good players and people gave them shit because no one (besides b4nny's team) could compete with them
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there were more upcomers that were on mixup than b4nny's team

there were more upcomers that were on mixup than b4nny's team
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is that really so? how many up and comers were on mixup that actually made it? squid and kind of lansky? (he was cut after the season for being shit iirc), while banny teams have had clockwork yz rr lansky (actually good version) indust xalox tagg shrugger muma freestate paddie...

is that really so? how many up and comers were on mixup that actually made it? squid and kind of lansky? (he was cut after the season for being shit iirc), while banny teams have had clockwork yz rr lansky (actually good version) indust xalox tagg shrugger muma freestate paddie...
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B4nny Please Watch This Video Before Finalizing Anything
http://youtu.be/IsWfL1Vr-v8

B4nny Please Watch This Video Before Finalizing Anything
http://youtu.be/IsWfL1Vr-v8
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eMg was tyrone's team

eMg was tyrone's team
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what if in an alternate universe ggglygy wasnt cut after s8 and played on every iteration of a b4nny team :thinking:

what if in an alternate universe ggglygy wasnt cut after s8 and played on every iteration of a b4nny team :thinking:
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4812622is that really so? how many up and comers were on mixup that actually made it? squid and kind of lansky? (he was cut after the season for being shit iirc), while banny teams have had clockwork yz rr lansky (actually good version) indust xalox tagg shrugger muma freestate paddie...

moose/dabes lansky shrew kbk mason squid ninjanick xalox rr indust arctic joe

without prior top4 finishes the banny list (from what it should be) shrinks to rr xalox muma free and paddie, the last three of which banny only really "picked up" because he acquired sm roster

mixup still stays with moose lansky shrew kbk mason squid & joe

so yeah

[quote=4812622]is that really so? how many up and comers were on mixup that actually made it? squid and kind of lansky? (he was cut after the season for being shit iirc), while banny teams have had clockwork yz rr lansky (actually good version) indust xalox tagg shrugger muma freestate paddie...[/quote]
moose/dabes lansky shrew kbk mason squid ninjanick xalox rr indust arctic joe

without prior top4 finishes the banny list (from what it should be) shrinks to rr xalox muma free and paddie, the last three of which banny only really "picked up" because he acquired sm roster

mixup still stays with moose lansky shrew kbk mason squid & joe

so yeah
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#18
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mason got cut week 2 does that really count

squid got 4th on AG

indust played on HRG before mixup

so that's 5:5 discounting top 4

but tbh the 4th best team in invite has always been completely outclassed besides S11 quantic so i think you can still be an up and comer after taking 4th

mason got cut week 2 does that really count

squid got 4th on AG

indust played on HRG before mixup

so that's 5:5 discounting top 4

but tbh the 4th best team in invite has always been completely outclassed besides S11 quantic so i think you can still be an up and comer after taking 4th
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was shrew considered an up and comer? someone whose been in the scene longer than I answer this question

was shrew considered an up and comer? someone whose been in the scene longer than I answer this question
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arekks already established himself as a high invite player after being on a competitive team for 3 seasons of invite and making playoffs in 2 of them

i think most people who played with/against him already knew he was a solid player for a while now

theres a lot of guys like me who were slotted in a 5/6th men on mixup who didnt quite fit in(to the mix ay00000) but some of us ended up figuring out how to play invite on our own

also at LEAST the last 2 season i played invite the 4th place team wasn't a clear step /below people but mb ur talkin about lan

if u wanna talk about banny turning n0names/flops into high invite players mb look at shrugger/paddie/freestate/muma as people who performed at a way higher level w/ him than people had seen before

it's still in the same vein of him needing to replace a player and looking for the "carries" of the lower teams and sniping them (duwatna being the clearest example of this, hassasin a close second)

also big shoutout to 404 and shrugbug (and tlr) for being the only humans to win invite with and without banny

also #9 as long as one invite team plays as much as the next 3 combined they may look dominant but idk if id say it produces a 'higher overall level of tf2'

also when did purpleshirt get good at soldier dude owns now

@avast afaik the dude was mentored by blackymonster and won open but had the same problems as him where if 2 projectiles were being shot at him hed just lose his mind and explode

s8 they looked like a top10 na team while playing in open, s9 they super blew it, lost to visitor then died completely

i guess u could say he was up-and-coming because he hadn't played invite yet

arekks already established himself as a high invite player after being on a competitive team for 3 seasons of invite and making playoffs in 2 of them

i think most people who played with/against him already knew he was a solid player for a while now

theres a lot of guys like me who were slotted in a 5/6th men on mixup who didnt quite fit in(to the mix ay00000) but some of us ended up figuring out how to play invite on our own

also at LEAST the last 2 season i played invite the 4th place team wasn't a clear step /below people but mb ur talkin about lan

if u wanna talk about banny turning n0names/flops into high invite players mb look at shrugger/paddie/freestate/muma as people who performed at a way higher level w/ him than people had seen before

it's still in the same vein of him needing to replace a player and looking for the "carries" of the lower teams and sniping them (duwatna being the clearest example of this, hassasin a close second)

also big shoutout to 404 and shrugbug (and tlr) for being the only humans to win invite with and without banny

also #9 as long as one invite team plays as much as the next 3 combined they may look dominant but idk if id say it produces a 'higher overall level of tf2'

also when did purpleshirt get good at soldier dude owns now

@avast afaik the dude was mentored by blackymonster and won open but had the same problems as him where if 2 projectiles were being shot at him hed just lose his mind and explode

s8 they looked like a top10 na team while playing in open, s9 they super blew it, lost to visitor then died completely

i guess u could say he was up-and-coming because he hadn't played invite yet
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Some say Muma's sill rolling out to mid.

Some say Muma's sill rolling out to mid.
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gemmtop-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'

b4nny gets players and puts them "on top of invite"
said players leave b4nny's team and play elsewhere

b4nny gets other players and puts them "on top of invite", over the previous players who quit

So yeah it could raise the bar over time. But most of the time b4nny players retire and don't join other invite teams, so you could say he's killing the scene too :p

[quote=gemm]top-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'[/quote]

b4nny gets players and puts them "on top of invite"
said players leave b4nny's team and play elsewhere

b4nny gets other players and puts them "on top of invite", over the previous players who quit

So yeah it could raise the bar over time. But most of the time b4nny players retire and don't join other invite teams, so you could say he's killing the scene too :p
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Twiggygemmtop-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'
b4nny gets players and puts them "on top of invite"
said players leave b4nny's team and play elsewhere

b4nny gets other players and puts them "on top of invite", over the previous players who quit

So yeah it could raise the bar over time. But most of the time b4nny players retire and don't join other invite teams, so you could say he's killing the scene too :p

damn ur woke

[quote=Twiggy][quote=gemm]top-invite isn't an invisible line that's crossed, it literally means 'is better than half-ish/most of current invite'[/quote]

b4nny gets players and puts them "on top of invite"
said players leave b4nny's team and play elsewhere

b4nny gets other players and puts them "on top of invite", over the previous players who quit

So yeah it could raise the bar over time. But most of the time b4nny players retire and don't join other invite teams, so you could say he's killing the scene too :p[/quote]
damn ur woke
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#24
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Good players tend to quit after a while, especially if you achieve your goals and win what there is to win in a fairly limiting competitive game where the majority play as a hobby. The best players leave, the second best become the best. Life moves on, TF2 moves on - As long as new players come into the scene, there will always be new, hungry players wanting to achieve in the game replacing older players who have achieved. At the moment new blood isn't coming in at a quick enough rate sadly, but my point stands - The 2nd best will become the best, the 3rd best will become the 2nd best all because the best before quit.

Good players tend to quit after a while, especially if you achieve your goals and win what there is to win in a fairly limiting competitive game where the majority play as a hobby. The best players leave, the second best become the best. Life moves on, TF2 moves on - As long as new players come into the scene, there will always be new, hungry players wanting to achieve in the game replacing older players who have achieved. At the moment new blood isn't coming in at a quick enough rate sadly, but my point stands - The 2nd best will become the best, the 3rd best will become the 2nd best all because the best before quit.
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#25
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Honestly I'm just holding out until low open is the new invite so I finally can be on top

Honestly I'm just holding out until low open is the new invite so I finally can be on top
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