After days of suspense, it’s official; shade’s elusive froyotech spinoff team FROYO BLACK is returning to ESEA Invite. Save for the legendary medic himself, this new iteration of the team features an entirely revamped roster of froyotech and Ascent veterans aspiring to finally bust b4nny’s frozen yogurt monopoly.
FROYO BLACK was initially conceived as a no-scrim, guaranteed third-place team back in ESEA Season 22, featuring retired all-stars such as cyzer, bl4nk, and Tagg. After a six season departure, however, FROYO BLACK’s newest flavor combination doesn’t appear to follow the same template, as the reformed roster features younger blood from the aforementioned Ascent and froyotech.
shade returns to his usual antics (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix and Jasmine "Jasbutts" Ho)
garbuglio and yomps migrate over to FROYO BLACK after returning from England, where they took the Insomnia63 title with froyotech. yomps will also notably return to his role as the flank scout on the team. The pair is accompanied by other former Ascent comrades marmaloo, the beloved corsa, and decorated Demoman Bdonski.
We caught up with garbuglio, also known as purpleshirt, to get some insight on his new team for the upcoming season of Invite.
I’m incredibly excited to play on this team. I've been away from TF2 for a couple seasons, but after winning Insomnia63, my drive for this game has been rejuvenated. This roster is a lot like one of my previous teams, EVL Gaming in Season 24, when we had a very close finals with froyotech. Now, I think the roster is even better and I’m excited to try and duplicate that grand final, but this time change the outcome.
Out of the shadows, FROYO BLACK’s roster is:
- Scout: corsa
- Scout: yomps
- Roamer: garbuglio
- Pocket: marmaloo
- Demoman: Bdonski
- Medic: Shade
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article listed highfive as a part of FROYO BLACK's roster. It has been confirmed to us by a member of FROYO BLACK that the team's other Scout is corsa.