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MTG Buys Out ESEA
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http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/10/14/mtg-purchases-esea-esports-league-looking-to-acquire-dreamhack/

"Sources from within ESL confirmed that ESEA had indeed been acquired by MTG, stating that it was a “complete buyout” that would lead to a change in the upper echelons of management and ownership. One source also confirmed that it means that controversial ESEA owner, Eric Thunberg, who has presided over and fueled some of the biggest controversies in the company’s history, will be leaving. They added, “He won’t be missed.”"

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/10/14/mtg-purchases-esea-esports-league-looking-to-acquire-dreamhack/

"Sources from within ESL confirmed that ESEA had indeed been acquired by MTG, stating that it was a “complete buyout” that would lead to a change in the upper echelons of management and ownership. One source also confirmed that it means that controversial ESEA owner, Eric Thunberg, who has presided over and fueled some of the biggest controversies in the company’s history, will be leaving. They added, “He won’t be missed.”"
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https://media.giphy.com/media/vyVxeMNGUBT7q/giphy.gif

https://media.giphy.com/media/vyVxeMNGUBT7q/giphy.gif
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rip

rip
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One source also confirmed that it means that controversial ESEA owner, Eric Thunberg, who has presided over and fueled some of the biggest controversies in the company’s history, will be leaving. They added, “He won’t be missed.”

What does this mean for tf2

[quote]One source also confirmed that it means that controversial ESEA owner, Eric Thunberg, who has presided over and fueled some of the biggest controversies in the company’s history, will be leaving. They added, “He won’t be missed.”[/quote]
What does this mean for tf2
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#5
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this is very likely a bad thing for tf2, lpkane or no lpkane

also please stop reading breitbart

this is very likely a bad thing for tf2, lpkane or no lpkane

also please stop reading breitbart
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#6
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yeah rest in peace tf2 once they realize there's no money there

yeah rest in peace tf2 once they realize there's no money there
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#7
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Ugh, i've had my share of circlejerky conservative news site for the year.

Ugh, i've had my share of circlejerky conservative news site for the year.
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#8
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probably rip, lpkane was the only person keeping tf2 in esea iirc

probably rip, lpkane was the only person keeping tf2 in esea iirc
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#9
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is there an original source

is there an original source
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2cis there an original source

the article is by richard lewis

[quote=2c]is there an original source[/quote]

the article is by richard lewis
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#11
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w6m-nhUcos

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w6m-nhUcos[/youtube]
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#12
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what if they got rid of csgo and made it a tf2 league
that would be crazy haha...

what if they got rid of csgo and made it a tf2 league
that would be crazy haha...
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https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/58765/3.0

[img]https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/58765/3.0[/img]
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#14
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0[/youtube]
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#15
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long live etf2l

long live etf2l
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http://25.media.tumblr.com/b30e951cc688293950d7db80dfd83140/tumblr_mpe1r8ntFI1r2du9bo1_500.gif

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http://www.merlinidota.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/BibleThump-300x300.png

[img]http://www.merlinidota.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/BibleThump-300x300.png[/img]
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trippa2cis there an original source
the article is by richard lewis

ya apparently hes known i was just amused cause reload had no idea

[quote=trippa][quote=2c]is there an original source[/quote]

the article is by richard lewis[/quote]

ya apparently hes known i was just amused cause reload had no idea
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lpkanereports of my demise are greatly exaggerated

and then later...

lpkaneto be clear, and as i said last time this was brought up, a few companies have been interested in buying us recently, no done deals though and i'm in no rush

and even if ESEA is eventually sold, you can rest assured knowing any agreement will grant me an irrevocable lifetime black account with banning rights 8)
[quote=lpkane][url=https://play.esea.net/index.php?s=forums&d=topic&id=702088#n13]reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated[/url][/quote]

and then later...

[quote=lpkane][url=https://play.esea.net/index.php?s=forums&d=topic&id=702088#n49]to be clear, and as i said last time this was brought up, a few companies have been interested in buying us recently, no done deals though and i'm in no rush

and even if ESEA is eventually sold, you can rest assured knowing any agreement will grant me an irrevocable lifetime black account with banning rights 8)[/url][/quote]
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long live lpkane

long live lpkane
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A man once said:

lpkaneThe only certainty in life is death.
A man once said:
[quote=lpkane]The only certainty in life is death.[/quote]
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https://i.gyazo.com/3934e9543f65c89b8b1d1db2395d6b43.png

???
oh wait ghosted

[img]https://i.gyazo.com/3934e9543f65c89b8b1d1db2395d6b43.png[/img]
???
oh wait ghosted
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#23
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well if lpkane doesn't seem to think taxes are certain maybe the IRS is gonna get its own paid e-sports league pretty soon?

anyone else who gets it would probably drop tf2 like a sack of rotten potatoes

well if lpkane doesn't seem to think taxes are certain maybe the IRS is gonna get its own paid e-sports league pretty soon?

anyone else who gets it would probably drop tf2 like a sack of rotten potatoes
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articleSwedish media company Modern Times Group

SWEDEN
YES

This is pretty end of an era. Future's looking kinda uncertain lest we get some confirmation of TF2's survival from our new diversity overlords.

[quote=article]Swedish media company Modern Times Group[/quote]
SWEDEN
YES

This is pretty end of an era. Future's looking kinda uncertain lest we get some confirmation of TF2's survival from our new diversity overlords.
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I mean even if ESEA is losing money on tf2 couldn't they just cut prize pools rather than dropping it all together? (iirc tf2 is only like 1k in the red)
tf2 does bring, even if not a significant amount, exposure/money to esea and it seems silly to leave that on the table

I mean even if ESEA is losing money on tf2 couldn't they just cut prize pools rather than dropping it all together? (iirc tf2 is only like 1k in the red)
tf2 does bring, even if not a significant amount, exposure/money to esea and it seems silly to leave that on the table
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I wonder if valve will want to host their own csgo tournaments rather than MTG running them all, assuming the rumors about them buying dreamhack are true as well.

I wonder if valve will want to host their own csgo tournaments rather than MTG running them all, assuming the rumors about them buying dreamhack are true as well.
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This will definitely affect TF2, but only if we don't show our enthusiasm for them keeping us as part of their league.

This is also an opportunity to promote changes we want to see within the league, preferably small stuff

This will definitely affect TF2, but only if we don't show our enthusiasm for them keeping us as part of their league.

This is also an opportunity to promote changes we want to see within the league, preferably small stuff
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw
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#29
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the time for natf2l is now

the time for natf2l is now
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#30
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so what plans team? assuming worst case scenario ofc

so what plans team? assuming worst case scenario ofc
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