As ESEA Season 27 approaches with the return of the Intermediate division and the removal of the Open division fee, the shuffle has begun as players come and go from team rosters. In Invite team Ascent’s case, it will be the latter for scout player yomps, with an announcement posted from the org confirming that he was stepping down from the team.
Sadly, [yomps] will no longer be playing with us. We appreciate the years he's spent with the team and his massive contribution to the legacy of Ascent in NA TF2. We truly wish him the best.
yomps has been participating in ESEA Invite since Season 19 in 2015 when his team, cafe monster, advanced from ESEA’s Intermediate division to Invite. He was later acquired by Ascent during Season 20, which would go on to secure 1st Place in Invite after beating Team SoloUber in the Grand Finals. Since then, yomps has remained as a part of the team’s core roster during their sponsorships with RONIN Esports and EVL Gaming in 2016, and Ascent’s re-acquisition in 2017. To conclude his run with Ascent in Season 26, yomps fought in the lower bracket finals before the team finished 3rd place after being knocked out by SVIFT NA.
Ascent owner Ma3laa gave a statement regarding his former teammate’s departure:
With plans to keep going forward, Ascent’s current roster is:
- Scout: sandblast
- Roamer: showstopper
- Pocket: Paddie
- Demoman: Bdonski
- Medic: Nursey