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Ascent undergoes roster shuffles
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uberchain
November 21, 2017

With playoffs looming closer for ESEA Invite Season 26, teams have made an effort to secure their rosters as best as they can. However, a secure roster is not always guaranteed for many reasons inside and outside of playing TF2, and this is no exception for Ascent, who will be having soldier and owner Ma3laa step down from playing to focus on building the Ascent brand.

While Ascent focuses on the game, Ma3laa will focus on Ascent as a whole (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix and Jasmine "Jasbutts" Ho)

In a tweet from the organization, Ma3laa was cited as wanting to focus on organizing Ascent as an organization rather than as a player. On his personal Twitch stream, he stated the following:

I’ve been looking to step down from starting for the team, because I have a lot of other stuff I’m working on - one of the things being Ascent itself. I’d like to focus on those things and just manage Ascent as well. It’s tough to play every night when I have a lot of other stuff to do. You have to play a lot and practice. People like showstopper and paddie are so much more into it than me, and I’m glad...I care more about Ascent winning over me winning, you know what I mean? I think that’s more important.

Ma3laa has been playing Invite since ESEA Season 13 with xensity in 2012. In Season 15, he played with Lost in Translation, a team that would later be sponsored by Exertus eSports before an organization merge with eLevate. The roster first represented Ascent in 2015 under former medic TheFragile’s organization and coaching, before being picked up by RONIN Esports and EVL Gaming in 2016, before finally being re-acquired by Ascent and Ma3laa in July.

To make up for the absence of Ma3laa, former Faint Gaming (now woodpig quantum) scout sandblast will be filling Ascent’s empty roster slot as scout. sandblast debuted in Invite in ESEA Season 24 in 2017 with mario party 4 before their sponsorship with Faint Gaming. To accommodate for sandblast, paddie will be rotating from pocket scout to pocket soldier, while showstopper will take on the roaming soldier role.

With Ma3laa watching them from the CEO chair, Ascent’s roster is now:

  • Scout: yomps
  • Scout: sandblast
  • Roamer: showstopper
  • Pocket: paddie
  • Demoman: Bdonski
  • Medic: Nursey
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Faint Gaming
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:)

:)
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#2
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The eyebrow regime lives on

The eyebrow regime lives on
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#3
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SANDBLAST HYPE

SANDBLAST HYPE
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#4
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Go corsa!

Go corsa!
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#5
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lets go sandblast !

lets go sandblast !
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#6
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lets go sandblast hes been working hard af for so long well deserved spot

lets go sandblast hes been working hard af for so long well deserved spot
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dangerous scout combo >_>

dangerous scout combo >_>
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#8
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Sandblast made it to top 2 invite...

Well, that's enough tf2 for me.

Sandblast made it to top 2 invite...

Well, that's enough tf2 for me.
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#9
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You're as good as rando?

You're as good as rando?
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#10
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Ascent Sandblast hype

Ascent Sandblast hype
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#11
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sandbrows Fills the void in paddies' cut eye BROWS... >:D

sandbrows Fills the void in paddies' cut eye BROWS... >:D
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#12
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Showstopper on roamer still feels weird

Showstopper on roamer still feels weird
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#13
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Wow! Turns out he didn't quit lul

Wow! Turns out he didn't quit lul
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#14
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i want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la

i want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la
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#15
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cookiejakei want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la

https://i.imgur.com/C6ehf2p_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=high

[quote=cookiejake]i want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la[/quote]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/C6ehf2p_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=high[/img]
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#16
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cookiejakei want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3laDreamboatJasbuttsCaught this beautiful moment on cam...

I want someone who looks at me like Dreamboat looks at Ma3laa.

I have that look, I'll look at you the way I look at ma3laa.
[quote=cookiejake]i want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la[/quote]

[quote=Dreamboat][quote=Jasbutts]
Caught this beautiful moment on cam...

I want someone who looks at me like Dreamboat looks at Ma3laa.[/quote]

I have that look, I'll look at you the way I look at ma3laa.[/quote]
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#17
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paddie back on soldier FeelsGoodMan

paddie back on soldier FeelsGoodMan
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#18
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ma3W

ma3W
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#19
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Looks better but showstopperTANK roamer?

Looks better but showstopperTANK roamer?
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#20
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show told me he's been playing the wrong role his whole life
showsRoamer

show told me he's been playing the wrong role his whole life
showsRoamer
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPQ3088VwAAV4u_.jpg

[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPQ3088VwAAV4u_.jpg[/img]
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go !young rando

go !young rando
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#23
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https://twitter.com/NurseyTF2/status/938577069365170177

https://twitter.com/NurseyTF2/status/938577069365170177
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find yourself a man that looks at you like dreamboat looks at ma3la

find yourself a man that looks at you like dreamboat looks at ma3la
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Jasbuttscookiejakei want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3laDreamboatJasbuttsCaught this beautiful moment on cam...

I want someone who looks at me like Dreamboat looks at Ma3laa.

I have that look, I'll look at you the way I look at ma3laa.

Heh the meme lives on.

If only I could find someone who looks at me the way I look at ma3la.

[quote=Jasbutts][quote=cookiejake]i want someone to look at me the way dreamboat looks at ma3la[/quote]

[quote=Dreamboat][quote=Jasbutts]
Caught this beautiful moment on cam...

I want someone who looks at me like Dreamboat looks at Ma3laa.[/quote]

I have that look, I'll look at you the way I look at ma3laa.[/quote][/quote]

Heh the meme lives on.

If only I could find someone who looks at me the way I look at ma3la.
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#26
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If you two cast together again I will sit for hours next to the desk to wait for that perfect shot of Ma3la shooting you a look of pure admiration.

If you two cast together again I will sit for hours next to the desk to wait for that perfect shot of Ma3la shooting you a look of pure admiration.
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JasbuttsIf you two cast together again I will sit for hours next to the desk to wait for that perfect shot of Ma3la shooting you a look of pure admiration.

It might be better if he shoots a look of pure disgust.

[quote=Jasbutts]If you two cast together again I will sit for hours next to the desk to wait for that perfect shot of Ma3la shooting you a look of pure admiration.[/quote]

It might be better if he shoots a look of pure disgust.
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