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The Sparkle Gang signed by TFCrew
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Tery_
January 21, 2018

After their debut Invite season, The Sparkle Gang seeks to improve upon their 2-14 record in the upcoming Season 27, but not before going through some changes. They have lost pocket soldier etney due to real life commitments, and have found a certain rocket wizard to take his place.

Pocket soldier KTB has been playing in ESEA regularly since Season 10 (fall 2011). He quickly rose through the ranks and has amassed nearly six seasons of Intermediate experience to his name. Half of those seasons include playoff appearances with teams such as Flipper Skippers in Season 21. KTB has broken a three season hiatus from TF2 to make his Invite debut. He is a new offseason pickup for The Sparkle Gang, but not their only one.

Another huge change for The Sparkle Gang during this offseason was their official sponsorship by TFCrew, which will also be their new team name moving forward. What is TFCrew? Don't hear it from me, check out what june has to say about their new sponsor, as well as thoughts on their new pocket:

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our sponsorship by the wonderful people at TFCrew. Their passion for the game is unparalleled - they’re some of the most passionate and celebrated TF2 Youtubers around. They produce an absolutely bangin’ podcast. They even run a vanilla community server, a paradise and a refuge for all the unlock-despisers of the world. And so, so many more delicious, top secret things I’m not at liberty to discuss! We’re honored by their support and we’re doing our darndest to make them proud this season. When etney bowed out after the season due to real-life duties, he left some big ol’ boots to fill. KTB was the perfect pocket pickup for our team. He hit more airshots in a day than I hit all last season, for one thing. He’s also chill, handsome, smart, dedicated, a team player, a dad, and an anime-watcher, checking off basically everything we were looking for in a sixth player. I have no doubt that he will turn heads as TFCrew’s resident direct rocket factory.

Thus, the freshly minted TFCrew lineup to compete this season will be:

  • Scout: lily
  • Scout: Stochast1c
  • Roamer: june
  • Pocket: KTB
  • Demoman: smitty
  • Medic: split
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#1
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https://static.esea.net/global/images/teams/81951.1498944273.png

which one is gonna be ktb now

[img]https://static.esea.net/global/images/teams/81951.1498944273.png[/img]

which one is gonna be ktb now
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#2
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didn't black swan go 4-12? I thought sparkle gang got 2-14

didn't black swan go 4-12? I thought sparkle gang got 2-14
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#3
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heck ya smitter !!!

heck ya smitter !!!
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#4
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didnt know spamfest was a spy main

didnt know spamfest was a spy main
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#5
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the team picture is still the worst team pic in all of esea

the team picture is still the worst team pic in all of esea
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#6
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-Phantom-didn't black swan go 4-12? I thought sparkle gang got 2-14

Whoops, good catch. Fixed!

[quote=-Phantom-]didn't black swan go 4-12? I thought sparkle gang got 2-14[/quote]

Whoops, good catch. Fixed!
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#7
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Pretty stoked to be finally sponsoring an Invite team this season. Hoping that by getting involved in the scene in any way I can, more casual eyes will be drawn in as a result. (pls cast the match vs black swan on thursday night!)

Pretty stoked to be finally sponsoring an Invite team this season. Hoping that by getting involved in the scene in any way I can, more casual eyes will be drawn in as a result. (pls cast the match vs black swan on thursday night!)
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#8
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Uncle Dane is a very gud sponsor main

Uncle Dane is a very gud sponsor main
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#9
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Go sparkle gang! (=´ᆺ`=)

Go sparkle gang! (=´ᆺ`=)
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#10
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go spamfest !

go spamfest !
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#11
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an anime-watcher

My new favorite team...

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an anime-watcher
[/quote]

My new favorite team...
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#12
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When TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL

In all seriousness though, props to Mr Dane for doing the dirty work of promoting 6s.

When TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL

In all seriousness though, props to Mr Dane for doing the dirty work of promoting 6s.
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#13
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Sergeant_BrownWhen TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL.

ya fuck sponsors in a grassroots esport LUL

[quote=Sergeant_Brown]When TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL.[/quote]
ya fuck sponsors in a grassroots esport LUL
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#14
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Sergeant_BrownWhen TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL

In all seriousness though, props to Mr Dane for doing the dirty work of promoting 6s.

reasons you are wrong:

1.) ESEA brought IM back and has more teams than I believe ever, even in s15 when main was introduced they capped at 85 teams throughout all divs, While the current season has 111 teams

2.) ETF2L this season added 2 new divisions by splitting their high div into Div 1 and Div 2 and adding the fresh meat division below their previous lowest div open.

3.) There has more non-tf2 related sponsors coming into tf2 for at least a couple of seasons now. Examples being Fable, Twisted Sin, Faint, Velocity. of which Velocity is staying for this season sponsoring both invite and IM.

edit: not to discount the tf2 related sponsors such as ascent, svift, kings crew, TFCrew, omni5

[quote=Sergeant_Brown]When TF2 players sponsor other TF2 players, you really know the comp side has hit the bottom, LUL

In all seriousness though, props to Mr Dane for doing the dirty work of promoting 6s.[/quote]

reasons you are wrong:

1.) ESEA brought IM back and has more teams than I believe ever, even in s15 when main was introduced they capped at 85 teams throughout all divs, While the current season has 111 teams

2.) ETF2L this season added 2 new divisions by splitting their high div into Div 1 and Div 2 and adding the fresh meat division below their previous lowest div open.

3.) There has more non-tf2 related sponsors coming into tf2 for at least a couple of seasons now. Examples being Fable, Twisted Sin, Faint, Velocity. of which Velocity is staying for this season sponsoring both invite and IM.

edit: not to discount the tf2 related sponsors such as ascent, svift, kings crew, TFCrew, omni5
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#15
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I'd argue that the whole "High tier divided in divisions" thing happening wasn't necessarily for a good reason, but even then, my post wasn't meant to be taken seriously (or at least not the first half of it), and I think we can all agree anyway that promoting 6s (to the casual side) isn't really a glorious work for anyone involved.

So really, why are we debating over this again?

I'd argue that the whole "High tier divided in divisions" thing happening wasn't necessarily for a good reason, but even then, my post wasn't meant to be taken seriously (or at least not the first half of it), and I think we can all agree anyway that promoting 6s (to the casual side) isn't really a glorious work for anyone involved.

So really, why are we debating over this again?
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#16
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UncleDane(pls cast the match vs black swan on thursday night!)

whoops

[quote=UncleDane](pls cast the match vs black swan on thursday night!)[/quote]
whoops
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#17
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oh fuck guys i think i found something made by TFCREW that we were not supposed to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1Z3omsGyY

oh fuck guys i think i found something made by TFCREW that we were not supposed to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1Z3omsGyY
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