Upvote Upvoted 47 Downvote Downvoted
Black Swan adds to their flock
posted in News
Tery_
January 20, 2018

Team continuity is always a wonderful thing to see in ESEA Invite. Going into their 2nd season in their young career, Black Swan is back for Season 27. They have shuffled their roster with some new faces in preparation for another go. Returning players from their Season 26 campaign are ether, jynx, and mirrorman. jynx and mirrorman will be reprising their scout and pocket roles, respectively. Meanwhile ether will switch to the demoman position, filling the vacancy left by exile, who had to step down due to real life commitments.

The offseason acquisitions of Black Swan will all be making their Invite debuts this season. These players are scout ninjax, roamer Jaaay, and medic charis. Both Jaaay and charis were teammates last season on Open team Mad Luxurious, and each have some experience at the Intermediate and playoff-Open level. In fact, Jaaay spent portions of Seasons 22 & 23 with The Baddies and Dexter's Lab, reuniting with teammates ether and jynx. Argentinian scout ninjax has very little ESEA history: only half a season of Intermediate with Champagne and Cocaine in Season 18. Understandably, he is much more active in the South American scene, and is currently part of SVIFT's ever-growing empire on SVIFT SA. It'll be intriguing to see how his ping is dealt with by his teammates and opponents. Fun trivia fact: Invite has not seen a South American player in its ranks since powah's brief appearance with Classic Mixup way back in 2014.

Team captain ether had this to say regarding the team's new players and expectations:

charis has been a good friend of all of us for a while and we also think he's a solid medic player that will improve a lot this season. Jaaay actually played for us in Season 23 and told us that he has time this season to play. He's always been a very underrated player that finally started to build a rep for himself last season and we think that he'll (also) improve a lot this season. We had actually never intended on picking another scout up; however, midas realized that he couldn't play this season and ninjax has been very impressive in scrims against us, so after a tryout we picked him up. We're hoping to do better than we did last season and get better as a team.

We also reached out to medic charis for thoughts on his Invite debut:

I am super excited for my debut Invite season, and it's super cool that I get to play it with my best pals. After scrimming together as our new roster for about a month now, I think we show high promise and I think we can make a really good dent this season in our record. I'm bad at predicting exact numbers for records and stuff, but we are all eager to try hard this season and do really well. Despite the roster changes I think we can go really far in the future if we keep at it.

Black Swan's new roster ready for Season 27 is:

  • Scout: jynx
  • Scout: ninjax
  • Roamer: Jaaay
  • Pocket: mirrorman
  • Demoman: ether
  • Medic: charis
1
#1
31 Frags +

Disclaimer: Fun trivia fact may not actually be correct (or fun). powah backed up for Mixup S14 and I don't recall any South American player in Invite since. Take my word for it.

Disclaimer: Fun trivia fact may not actually be correct (or fun). powah backed up for Mixup S14 and I don't recall any South American player in Invite since. Take my word for it.
2
#2
6 Frags +

MAH BOYS

MAH BOYS
3
#3
13 Frags +

Go ninjax!

Go ninjax!
4
#4
16 Frags +

Go Charis!

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9XnV8RAPki3mbH1WYj1Tw7R4PzluXcFedAvvRcSVvUHFNw_GZ

Go Charis!

[img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9XnV8RAPki3mbH1WYj1Tw7R4PzluXcFedAvvRcSVvUHFNw_GZ[/img]
5
#5
19 Frags +

this is newgen tf2

make us proud boys u got this

this is newgen tf2

make us proud boys u got this
6
#6
7 Frags +

I appreciate these titles, I really do.

Excited to see Ninjax play!

I appreciate these titles, I really do.

Excited to see Ninjax play!
7
#7
6 Frags +

go hyunpae!

go hyunpae!
8
#8
0 Frags +

I got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).

Show Content
10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s
I got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).

[spoiler]10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s[/spoiler]
9
#9
10 Frags +

I love everyone on this team, they are super awesome people and gamers <3 (=´ᆺ`=)

I love everyone on this team, they are super awesome people and gamers <3 (=´ᆺ`=)
10
#10
42 Frags +
espurrI love everyone on this team, they are super awesome people and gamers <3 (=´ᆺ`=)

god i hate anime

[quote=espurr]I love everyone on this team, they are super awesome people and gamers <3 (=´ᆺ`=)[/quote]

god i hate anime
11
#11
7 Frags +

go wolves !

go wolves !
12
#12
11 Frags +

GO NINJAX!@!@!@!@!@!@!

GO NINJAX!@!@!@!@!@!@!
13
#13
9 Frags +

im a big ninjax fan

im a big ninjax fan
14
#14
7 Frags +

its actually not a flock of swans its a bevy of swans

its actually not a flock of swans its a bevy of swans
15
#15
5 Frags +
MysclickI appreciate these titles, I really do.

Life would be way too boring if everything was "Team A gets / adds / picks up / acquires Player X."

[quote=Mysclick]I appreciate these titles, I really do.[/quote]

Life would be way too boring if everything was "Team A gets / adds / picks up / acquires Player X."
16
#16
5 Frags +

GO CHARIS

GO CHARIS
17
#17
4 Frags +
dishsoapI got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).
Show Content
10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s

I NEVER SAID THIS btw good luck boys really wanna see all yall succeed

[quote=dishsoap]I got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).

[spoiler]10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s[/spoiler][/quote]
I NEVER SAID THIS btw good luck boys really wanna see all yall succeed
18
#18
7 Frags +

go weebs! (ily charis-fu)

go weebs! (ily charis-fu)
19
#19
9 Frags +

charis pog

charis pog
20
#20
9 Frags +

https://gyazo.com/a4b80d7872f417dd47b87c4daa3a3772

https://gyazo.com/a4b80d7872f417dd47b87c4daa3a3772
21
#21
5 Frags +

go ninjax

go ninjax
22
#22
2 Frags +
midasdishsoapI got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).
Show Content
10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s
I NEVER SAID THIS btw good luck boys really wanna see all yall succeed

shut up bitch yes u did

[quote=midas][quote=dishsoap]I got word from old scout ryan (midas yeah I know invite players yada yada).

[spoiler]10:45 PM - ryan: This is all a part of https://youtu.be/wz7OCpNm5hA?t=37s[/spoiler][/quote]
I NEVER SAID THIS btw good luck boys really wanna see all yall succeed[/quote]
shut up bitch yes u did
23
#23
3 Frags +

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoUF_KVIYAACg8i.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoUF_KVIYAACg8i.jpg
24
#24
3 Frags +

go 6lack!

go 6lack!
Please sign in through STEAM to post a comment.