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Road to i55: Roster Changes
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August 4, 2015

With both continental league seasons having wrapped up, top teams are gearing up in preparation for Insomnia55 at the end of the month, including some key roster changes.

Reason Gaming, who shuffled in players from the disbanded i52 finalists Epsilon eSports, were left without a starting scout when kiler4fun stepped down shortly after. They wielded star player schocky temporarily in their championship run in the ETF2L Season 21 playoffs, but have now picked up Forsak3n (formerly of 4-25) on a permanent basis for i55.

froyotech, after a successful run from the lower bracket to win ESEA Season 19, have kept their finals-winning roster, including the switch of b4nny to pocket soldier and ash to scout. This was the fourth unique lineup the reigning Insomnia champions fielded during the season, but proved to the be most successful with the team going 4-0 against rivals Ascent (as opposed to 1-3 with the previous three).

The Last Resort's highly-anticipated roamer ShaDowBurn has been confirmed to be having issues getting a visa, and with very little time left for him to get approved, it is unknown who the team will field in his place.

Ascent, whose initial dethroning of the defending champions in ESEA came crashing down with a double-series loss in the grand finals, are unable to field scout Decimate for i55 due to conflicts with work. In his place, they have recruited formerly retired scout of Classic Mixup fame enigma, whose rich competitive history (including a championship at i46 and a deep run at i52) will prove to be a great asset.

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#1
57 Frags +

the yangsheng dynasty continues

the yangsheng dynasty continues
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#2
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c a r l

c a r l
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#3
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#4
29 Frags +

rip our 5 ping shadowburn dreams ;__;

rip our 5 ping shadowburn dreams ;__;
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#5
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Ascent looked kind of weak in the grand finals, hope that they polish up. Would love to see them do well

Ascent looked kind of weak in the grand finals, hope that they polish up. Would love to see them do well
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#6
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Really hope SDB's Visa pulls through :(

Really hope SDB's Visa pulls through :(
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#7
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rising was playing pcw with TLR today

rising was playing pcw with TLR today
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http://i.imgur.com/LgdSq25.png

[img]http://i.imgur.com/LgdSq25.png[/img]
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#9
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NO SHADOWBURN??????

NO SHADOWBURN??????
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#10
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sdb is likely not going as the chances of his visa being approved are the same as me shitting popcorn this morning.

We are playing with rising at the moment with the view he will be with us at LAN.

sdb is likely not going as the chances of his visa being approved are the same as me shitting popcorn this morning.

We are playing with rising at the moment with the view he will be with us at LAN.
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#11
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WARHURYEAHsdb is likely not going as the chances of his visa being approved are the same as me shitting popcorn this morning.

We are playing with rising at the moment with the view he will be with us at LAN.

What about silentes? he could be a viable candidate.

[quote=WARHURYEAH]sdb is likely not going as the chances of his visa being approved are the same as me shitting popcorn this morning.

We are playing with rising at the moment with the view he will be with us at LAN.[/quote]
What about silentes? he could be a viable candidate.
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#12
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thanks for this, was struggling to keep up with the roster changes

thanks for this, was struggling to keep up with the roster changes
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#13
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EDIT: looks like enigma/kim jong un jokes are no longer a thing

EDIT: looks like enigma/kim jong un jokes are no longer a thing
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#14
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HAH good one he's asian, funny stuff keep it coming

HAH good one he's asian, funny stuff keep it coming
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#15
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engima aint that skinny

engima aint that skinny
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#16
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i miss the enigma mo0se combo :(

i miss the enigma mo0se combo :(
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#17
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phobiai miss the enigma mo0se combo :(

oh memories

[quote=phobia]i miss the enigma mo0se combo :([/quote]
oh memories
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phobiai miss the enigma mo0se combo :(

i miss the enigma/fanom combo (with mo0se as one of my soldiers.)

[quote=phobia]i miss the enigma mo0se combo :([/quote]

i miss the enigma/fanom combo (with mo0se as one of my soldiers.)
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#19
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If TLR don't get a roamer and skip this lan I will be crushed. The only reason i'm going is so I can destroy NiCO on MGE and then have victory sex with his mother.

If TLR don't get a roamer and skip this lan I will be crushed. The only reason i'm going is so I can destroy NiCO on MGE and then have victory sex with his mother.
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#20
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So basically Eu teams are as weak as last year.

So basically Eu teams are as weak as last year.
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#21
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nope, this year we have the amazing hafficool

nope, this year we have the amazing hafficool
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#22
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Can't SDB play from his home, online?

Can't SDB play from his home, online?
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#23
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hektikCan't SDB play from his home, online?

I may be wrong here but I always thought that Lan wasn't only so that people had even ping but also so that you can be proven to not be using any aim assistance. Again, I may be wrong here please don't eat me alive.

[quote=hektik]Can't SDB play from his home, online?[/quote]
I may be wrong here but I always thought that Lan wasn't only so that people had even ping but also so that you can be proven to not be using any aim assistance. Again, I may be wrong here please don't eat me alive.
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#24
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People have cheated on lans before

We just want to see him in a position that would make him better, not to prove that he doesn't cheat

People have cheated on lans before

We just want to see him in a position that would make him better, not to prove that he doesn't cheat
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#25
34 Frags +

enigma = washed up
Ascent to finish dead last
tftv coverage plug pulled after ro16

enigma = washed up
Ascent to finish dead last
tftv coverage plug pulled after ro16
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#26
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tbh i think the idea of shadowburn playing from russia isnt to dumb its just a really really long lan cable tbh

tbh i think the idea of shadowburn playing from russia isnt to dumb its just a really really long lan cable tbh
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#27
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ulmyxxtbh i think the idea of shadowburn playing from russia isnt to dumb its just a really really long lan cable tbh

we could tag the LAN cable to the pipes that bring us the delicious russian oil. [homer simpson voice] hmmm, russian oil ... [/homer simpson voice]

[quote=ulmyxx]tbh i think the idea of shadowburn playing from russia isnt to dumb its just a really really long lan cable tbh[/quote]

we could tag the LAN cable to the pipes that bring us the delicious russian oil. [homer simpson voice] hmmm, russian oil ... [/homer simpson voice]
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#28
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Part of the issue is that the servers and players will be isolated to the LAN, which helps prevent DDoSing but also doesn't allow anyone from outside LAN to connect.

Part of the issue is that the servers and players will be isolated to the LAN, which helps prevent DDoSing but also doesn't allow anyone from outside LAN to connect.
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#29
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PhunkPeople have cheated on lans before

How exactly? I find it hard to believe that someone would cheat while being watched from behind by several people

[quote=Phunk]People have cheated on lans before
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How exactly? I find it hard to believe that someone would cheat while being watched from behind by several people
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#30
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