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Freestate leaves froyotech, retires from TF2
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Koncept
April 30, 2017

Following a successful perfect regular season and first place finish in ESEA Invite Season 24, froyotech will be saying goodbye to their scout Freestate, who cited retirement from TF2 as his reason for departure.

Freestate says goodbye to his TF2 career (picture by Ness "[uberchain](https://twitter.com/uberchain)" Delacroix and Jasmine "[Jasbutts](https://twitter.com/Miss_Jasbutts)" Ho) Freestate says goodbye to his TF2 career (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix and Jasmine "Jasbutts" Ho)

Freestate was acquired by froyotech back in Season 21 as part of the Strawberry Mangoes merge with b4nny’s team in 2016. Before the acquisition, Freestate’s prior experience was not something to overlook, making appearances with teams such as The Five Dollar Club, Attack of the Yommies, and the aforementioned Strawberry Mangoes.

Since donning the green and black colors, Freestate had an incredibly successful time as a part of North America’s best TF2 team, taking every ESEA Invite title with froyotech since joining the team.

In his offline feats with froyotech, Freestate took part in the team’s journey to i58 last August, where they took 3rd place after falling to Full Tilt in the Lower Bracket Finals. Most recently, he took 1st place at ESA Rewind LAN in January, where he and froyotech defeated Se7en, a relatively new team consisting of half of the Crowns eSports Club roster that took first place at i58.

We were able to get a word from Freestate regarding this decision, and his response is as follows:

I'm leaving the game because my life has started quickly moving in another direction, and I feel like I need to move with it. I can't afford to keep waiting for TF2 to get big.

I took my commitment to the team very seriously, so every season I always gave them 100%. Because of everything happening in my life right now, I know I won't be able to give them that same level of commitment. I know that if I did continue to play, I would end up letting my teammates down, so I feel like it's better to just step down and let someone else take my place.

Leaving the scene is honestly terrifying, because this game has been a huge part of my life for so many years, but I know this is the right decision for me. I'm satisfied with what I've accomplished during my time in the scene, and I'm ready to move on to other things. TF2 will always have a special place in my heart though, and I'm hard-pressed to believe anything will completely fill the hole it leaves. I'm gonna miss this game and all the awesome people I've met through it.

Huge thanks to all my supporters and fans. I'm glad I could bring some enjoyment into your lives.

Shoutout to my teammates. Couldn't have done any of it without you. <3 you froyo.

Peace everyone :)

Following Freestate’s departure, froyotech’s roster is now:

  • Scout: arekk
  • Roamer: blaze
  • Pocket: b4nny
  • Demoman: Hassassin
  • Medic: Nursey
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#1
34 Frags +

[*]

[*]
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#2
14 Frags +

BibleThump

BibleThump
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#3
12 Frags +

I wish you success in whatever ventures you pursue next. It was great meeting you at RGB, and I hope you will consider coming to the next one this fall! Drinks on me.

I wish you success in whatever ventures you pursue next. It was great meeting you at RGB, and I hope you will consider coming to the next one this fall! Drinks on me.
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#4
26 Frags +

i wonder what hes moving on to :thinking:

i wonder what hes moving on to :thinking:
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#5
18 Frags +

Handsome, lately being trashtalking back at EVL and incredible plays on a regular basis. Thanks for the entertainment, Freestate!

Handsome, lately being trashtalking back at EVL and incredible plays on a regular basis. Thanks for the entertainment, Freestate!
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#6
3 Frags +

[*] Good luck in future ventures

[*] Good luck in future ventures
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#7
4 Frags +

[*] good luck freestate

[*] good luck freestate
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#8
7 Frags +

Free ur the best man, c u at rgb2?

Free ur the best man, c u at rgb2?
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#9
-8 Frags +

And now yight joins froyotech right?

And now yight joins froyotech right?
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#10
4 Frags +

[*] It was nice meeting you at rewind, best of luck.

[*] It was nice meeting you at rewind, best of luck.
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#11
87 Frags +

legitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did

legitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did
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#12
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FROYO DUNBAR TO TAKE INVITE BY STORM

FROYO DUNBAR TO TAKE INVITE BY STORM
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Paddielegitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did

i have never heard a single bad thing about freestate, which is really cool and rare considering how transparent this community is

[quote=Paddie]legitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did[/quote]
i have never heard a single bad thing about freestate, which is really cool and rare considering how transparent this community is
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#14
3 Frags +

Good Luck mate. Have fun!

Good Luck mate. Have fun!
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#15
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There goes another awesome tf2 player, we'll miss you freestate BibleThump

There goes another awesome tf2 player, we'll miss you freestate BibleThump
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Paddielegitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did

100%

[quote=Paddie]legitimately the nicest guy I've ever met, was a pleasure to play with you when I did[/quote]

100%
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#17
-7 Frags +

So who's replacing?

So who's replacing?
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Mitch_So who's replacing?

I doubt the team knows yet, they're probably waiting for the Invite shuffle to happen and pick someone up for i61.

[quote=Mitch_]So who's replacing?[/quote]

I doubt the team knows yet, they're probably waiting for the Invite shuffle to happen and pick someone up for i61.
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#19
1 Frags +

you will be missed free <3

you will be missed free <3
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#20
3 Frags +

[*] God speed mate

[*] God speed mate
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#21
7 Frags +

one of the best teammates and online (or anywhere) buds i ever had or will have

:')

ps come to esl one ny in september cu@

one of the best teammates and online (or anywhere) buds i ever had or will have

:')

ps come to esl one ny in september cu@
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#22
44 Frags +

I used to routinely invite myself into invite players mumbles when I talked to muma alot and freestate was always the only one from that "cirlce jerk" that talked to me like a normal person. Good luck with your future endeavors. Thanks for being so kind :).

I used to routinely invite myself into invite players mumbles when I talked to muma alot and freestate was always the only one from that "cirlce jerk" that talked to me like a normal person. Good luck with your future endeavors. Thanks for being so kind :).
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2 Frags +

Sexy boy. Good luck in whatever's next

Sexy boy. Good luck in whatever's next
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[*]

[*]
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#25
22 Frags +

My boy free lent me some cash at a really low point in my life.
He's a really great human and I wish him the best in the future. GL in life free state: )

My boy free lent me some cash at a really low point in my life.
He's a really great human and I wish him the best in the future. GL in life free state: )
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[*] to a great player

I believe Freestate was one of the more underappreciated tf2 players during his tenure

[*] to a great player


I believe Freestate was one of the more underappreciated tf2 players during his tenure
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#27
32 Frags +

Freestate is one of my favorite players both because of his skill and his respect for others. Similar to bkn, Freestate was one of the few that talked to me with a kind of respect that you don't see often - always provided good advice in pugs and such.

He was particularly helpful to me when making the i58 movie - promptly provided demos and ticks and even caught an error I had made in my STV pack. Super nice throughout and wasn't bugging me to use his clips or to edit them a certain way.

I'm sad I never got to meet you at a LAN, but I'll miss you all the same, Freestate. <3

Freestate is one of my favorite players both because of his skill and his respect for others. Similar to bkn, Freestate was one of the few that talked to me with a kind of respect that you don't see often - always provided good advice in pugs and such.

He was particularly helpful to me when making the i58 movie - promptly provided demos and ticks and even caught an error I had made in my STV pack. Super nice throughout and wasn't bugging me to use his clips or to edit them a certain way.

I'm sad I never got to meet you at a LAN, but I'll miss you all the same, Freestate. <3
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#28
1 Frags +

freestate was pretty cool tbh

freestate was pretty cool tbh
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#29
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freestate is one of the nicest people i have ever met gl to you my man

freestate is one of the nicest people i have ever met gl to you my man
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#30
16 Frags +

at i58 muma let me cut the line and avoid like 2 hours of waiting and it was cool to meet and chill with free (as well as muma, paddie and phorophor)
he was always a super nice guy to play with in pugs as well, sad to see him go :(

at i58 muma let me cut the line and avoid like 2 hours of waiting and it was cool to meet and chill with free (as well as muma, paddie and phorophor)
he was always a super nice guy to play with in pugs as well, sad to see him go :(
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