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Faint Gaming passes out of Invite
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bleghfarec
October 11, 2018

After five articles, ranging from the team's roster announcement to the addition of broKing, the current iteration of Faint Gaming's Invite roster has collapsed, with Faint Gaming's former Invite spot now vacant. The team's disbandment seems to have occurred following the team's match against froyotech and the departure of yight from the ESEA roster.

Faint Gaming is no stranger to roster turbulence, with the organization's last Invite roster crumbling due to conflicts between the team members.

phlps, one of Faint Gaming's former Scouts, opened up about their time on the team in a teamfortress.tv thread, detailing the events that ultimately led to the team's internal collapse. According to phlps, yight previously left the roster after a conflict with the team, leading xaler to cut Deathy without any consultation, believing him to be the root of the team's problems.

With the team's Pocket soldier off the roster, the team scrambled to find a replacement, as a backup was not lined up prior. The team narrowed down the possible candidates to trippa and broKing, with the latter player being added before discussion could come into fruition.

yight reportedly has yet another conflict with the players two days later, with phlps claiming that he "[realized] that broKing and sandblast was a mistake." Consequently, xaler also told his team of his desire to leave the roster, so Faint are forced to use dingo for their match against froyotech.

Shortly after the team falls 1-5 against froyotech, xaler apparently was upset with the team, resulting in half of the players leaving the roster. With half of the team gone, the remaining half left accordingly, resulting in the slot emptying and the Faint iteration finally coming to a close.

Team leader sandblast intended to reveal his side of the story in a TwitLonger, but was hesitant to release his statement publicly. Nonetheless, an early draft of the statement was acquired by teamfortress.tv from a source close to the team. In the draft, sandblast claims that he wanted to keep the roster stable for this season, but were pressured by xaler and yight to cut players that they deemed "not ready for Top 4 Invite."

After replacing tojo with yight at the recommendation of xaler, both xaler and yight pushed sandblast to cut catface in favor of phlps, as catface could not attend Episode III and the rest of the team supposedly wanted to take the roster to the LAN event. Wanting to keep the team alive, sandblast followed through, bringing phlps onto the roster.

The remainder of sandblast's recollection aligns with that of phlps', with sandblast providing some extra insight on certain events, such as that yight and xaler did not want trippa on the roster leading to the team swiftly bringing on broKing, and that the team only had one roster transaction left for the rest of the season after yight left the roster for the second time.

sandblast ended his statement accepting that he did not act quickly enough before the team's roster changes led to the team crumbling.

I take full blame for two people being extremely immature and somehow letting it get this far. After Season 26, I should have distanced myself away from these players so this would have been avoided, but I wanted to play with my "boy" xaler. It seemed too good to be true but I was fooled again and let xaler and yight cut my roster away and I did not stop it. I let the community down by allowing this and if I make a team again or join a team, it won't be with people who are this emotionally unstable and can't allow to lose or not make playoffs and create a safety net by cutting people to get better.

The owner of Faint Gaming, Hobin, released a statement on teamfortress.tv regarding his own view of the team's dissolution.

Regardless, we do wish the best for every team currently staying in Invite and we hope to return next season with a roster that will be more consistent, and become our team for seasons to come. I understand I've said that in previous posts and will get "memed" on because of it, but in all honesty, I put a lot of trust in players no matter who they are (just my personality) and I don't plan on giving up on the game by any means. We are going to focus on a better plan of picking up teams and keeping them stable. Again, I do apologize to everyone who supports us. We promise to be better and impress next season, that is all I wanted to say on the subject.

The former roster of Faint Gaming prior to disbandment was:

  • Scout: sandblast
  • Scout: phlps
  • Roamer: yight
  • Pocket: broKING
  • Demoman: xaler
  • Medic: bear

Update: sandblast released his Twitlonger statement shortly after this article was published.

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F

F
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#2
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What a mess

What a mess
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#3
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i honestly appreciate sandblast's statement, it seems like he understands the issue at hand more than i thought and more than in the past
now we just have to see if he actually follows through with these ideas if he makes another invite team in the future

i honestly appreciate sandblast's statement, it seems like he understands the issue at hand more than i thought and more than in the past
now we just have to see if he actually follows through with these ideas if he makes another invite team in the future
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#4
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sssssssssandblast

sssssssssandblast
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#5
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Fin.

Fin.
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#6
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I was actually looking forward to seeing FAINT fight their way into playoff :(

I was actually looking forward to seeing FAINT fight their way into playoff :(
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#7
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That sucks...

That sucks...
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#8
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Let me start this off by saying I've known xaler since elementary school. I first introduced him to Chou Tzu-yu a few months ago while we were hanging out and listening to music, which I deeply regret doing now. We go to the same highschool and are on the basketball team together. For as long as I can remember, every day after class we would meet at his locker and go to the gym to play some ball. We haven't done that for a few weeks now. Lately, all he does is sit inside his bedroom. This even shames me to say, but his entire wall is plastered with posters of her. I know this because I went to his house.. I decided to call and check up on him, I could hear her music playing in the background. I immediately knew what was going on and why he was avoiding his friends. Anyhow fast forward a bit, we were chilling in his room and heard the doorbell ring. We quickly looked out the window to see who it was. It was a UPS truck and it looked as though the driver was delivering a giant package. It looked like a body pillow. I can only assume it was Chou Tzu-yu themed... I turned back to ask what it was, but xaler was already running downstairs to the door. I figured this was as good a time as any to use my nifty UV flashlight I always carry on me to see just how bad it's really gotten. Part of me already knew what I was going to find. As soon as I turned the UV light on, the entire room lit up with the florescence from semen stains. The densest areas were of course located around face of the Chou Tzu-yu poster. It may be too late to save my friend, but it might not be too late for anybody that reads this message. This is an epidemic of monstrous proportion. Take your headphones off, don't add that Chou Tzu-yu poster to your shopping cart on amazon, clear your youtube browser history. Go outside and enjoy life before it's too late. This message will probably be deleted, but I think it's worth it if it can change one person's life. He doesn't even acknowledge me on steam anymore, in fact he removed me. I feel like this is all my fault.

Let me start this off by saying I've known xaler since elementary school. I first introduced him to Chou Tzu-yu a few months ago while we were hanging out and listening to music, which I deeply regret doing now. We go to the same highschool and are on the basketball team together. For as long as I can remember, every day after class we would meet at his locker and go to the gym to play some ball. We haven't done that for a few weeks now. Lately, all he does is sit inside his bedroom. This even shames me to say, but his entire wall is plastered with posters of her. I know this because I went to his house.. I decided to call and check up on him, I could hear her music playing in the background. I immediately knew what was going on and why he was avoiding his friends. Anyhow fast forward a bit, we were chilling in his room and heard the doorbell ring. We quickly looked out the window to see who it was. It was a UPS truck and it looked as though the driver was delivering a giant package. It looked like a body pillow. I can only assume it was Chou Tzu-yu themed... I turned back to ask what it was, but xaler was already running downstairs to the door. I figured this was as good a time as any to use my nifty UV flashlight I always carry on me to see just how bad it's really gotten. Part of me already knew what I was going to find. As soon as I turned the UV light on, the entire room lit up with the florescence from semen stains. The densest areas were of course located around face of the Chou Tzu-yu poster. It may be too late to save my friend, but it might not be too late for anybody that reads this message. This is an epidemic of monstrous proportion. Take your headphones off, don't add that Chou Tzu-yu poster to your shopping cart on amazon, clear your youtube browser history. Go outside and enjoy life before it's too late. This message will probably be deleted, but I think it's worth it if it can change one person's life. He doesn't even acknowledge me on steam anymore, in fact he removed me. I feel like this is all my fault.
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28 Frags +

kkktookthefattestinviteseasonaway

kkktookthefattestinviteseasonaway
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yightFin.

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[quote=yight]Fin.[/quote]
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the one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating

the one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating
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More roster changes than Invite wins...

More roster changes than Invite wins...
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bLathe one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating

it never would have happened if cow mangler hadn't been unbanned smh

[quote=bLa]the one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating[/quote]

it never would have happened if cow mangler hadn't been unbanned smh
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and just like that...the fattest season of tf2 dies. Bh4nos coming to full effect

and just like that...the fattest season of tf2 dies. Bh4nos coming to full effect
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#15
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world record amounts of blame redirection going on here

world record amounts of blame redirection going on here
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#16
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God tier title tbh

edit: after reading through this and what phlps has said, im starting to feel as if this is less sandblasts fault and more those who he chose to associate with, which i guess kind of puts it on him anyways but not as much as i previously believed

God tier title tbh

edit: after reading through this and what phlps has said, im starting to feel as if this is less sandblasts fault and more those who he chose to associate with, which i guess kind of puts it on him anyways but not as much as i previously believed
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#17
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so many teams are gonna die that Kings Crew will make it to playoffs

so many teams are gonna die that Kings Crew will make it to playoffs
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Faint Gaming
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daybraekGod tier title tbh

Yea it is pretty clever, Props to bleghfarec.

[quote=daybraek]God tier title tbh[/quote]

Yea it is pretty clever, Props to bleghfarec.
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I feel like this season of invite would've made for some good reality tv

I feel like this season of invite would've made for some good reality tv
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#20believe

#20believe
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presumably dead teams won't get any of the divided invite prize money. Hopefully ESEA doesn't just eat that money

presumably dead teams won't get any of the divided invite prize money. Hopefully ESEA doesn't just eat that money
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Faint Gaming
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Petepresumably dead teams won't get any of the divided invite prize money. Hopefully ESEA doesn't just eat that money

If they do I personally want our share to go to a charity or something in my opinion we don't deserve it.

[quote=Pete]presumably dead teams won't get any of the divided invite prize money. Hopefully ESEA doesn't just eat that money[/quote]

If they do I personally want our share to go to a charity or something in my opinion we don't deserve it.
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So we get to hold our breath and hope invite doesn't die.

So we get to hold our breath and hope invite doesn't die.
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So it sounds like sandblast is gunna get another faint sponsorship cuz campy and yight are the only ones to blame surely
Lookin forward to see that one dying next season as well

So it sounds like sandblast is gunna get another faint sponsorship cuz campy and yight are the only ones to blame surely
Lookin forward to see that one dying next season as well
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bLathe one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating

it's almost like, when invite is competitive, some teams have to lose, and tf2 players can't handle losing

[quote=bLa]the one super-competitive season of invite finally happens and everything just falls apart, so devastating[/quote]

it's almost like, when invite is competitive, some teams have to lose, and tf2 players can't handle losing
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https://i.imgur.com/zGl8HKO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zGl8HKO.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/zGl8HKO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zGl8HKO.jpg
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#28
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This went from a A+ season of invite to C- real fast.

RIP to this season's fallen invite players [*]
Duwatna
Delpo
Zilly
Yomps
Corsa
Garbuglio
Botmode
Sandblast
Bear // man has been resurrected
Yight
Campy
phlps
broking
deathy
cin
catface
tojo
meyy
dingo
daffodil

also
http://www.teamfortress.tv/post/896029/faint-gaming-announce-new-invite-roster

Changetoo much emo on this team gonna die at end of season

technically wrong but...

This went from a A+ season of invite to C- real fast.

RIP to this season's fallen invite players [*]
Duwatna
Delpo
Zilly
Yomps
Corsa
Garbuglio
Botmode
Sandblast
Bear // man has been resurrected
Yight
Campy
phlps
broking
deathy
cin
catface
tojo
meyy
dingo
daffodil

also
http://www.teamfortress.tv/post/896029/faint-gaming-announce-new-invite-roster
[quote=Change]too much emo on this team gonna die at end of season[/quote]
technically wrong but...
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#29
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typical yight

typical yight
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ComangliaRIP to this season's fallen invite players [*]
Duwatna
Delpo
Zilly
Yomps
Corsa
Garbuglio
Botmode
Sandblast
Bear
Yight
Campy
phlps
broking
deathy
cin
catface
tojo
meyy
dingo

wtf

[quote=Comanglia]RIP to this season's fallen invite players [*]
Duwatna
Delpo
Zilly
Yomps
Corsa
Garbuglio
Botmode
Sandblast
Bear
Yight
Campy
phlps
broking
deathy
cin
catface
tojo
meyy
dingo
[/quote]
wtf
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