With three weeks of play already completed, ESEA Season 21 has entered the midseason. Recent Intermediate promotion -bird noises- grabbed two wins in Week 3, placing themselves in the middle of the division and only one and a half games behind in the race for a playoff spot.
They will be the first in Invite to make a roster change, choosing to drop scout train. In his place will be Linkuser, who is noted for playing with Getawhale Fanclub during its debut in Invite.
When contacted for details, Voll, the team captain, provided the following statement:
Our goals were pretty clear heading into this season of Invite, with the main focus being to make the most out of the season and improve as much as possible while competing for the fourth slot in playoffs. We have faced some ups and downs so far these past three weeks, but I'm very happy with my team's performance and we aim to keep improving despite the first two rough weeks we have had along with this past week.
Unfortunately, despite netting our first two wins this past week, some very distinct attitude issues and views towards practicing arose for one of our teammates. As a result, we decided it would be best to let go of our scout, train, despite his great performance so far this season. Linkuser, a scout who a few team members have kept an eye on from past seasons and a pretty fantastic person from what I know, was happy to step up to the role and will be playing for us the rest of the season. We all feel this will be a great change since, along with Linkuser's invite experience, he has a much better attitude towards the game and places importance on good practice.
Overall, this change should make scrimming in order to practice and our communication atmosphere (two very basic things) much better, which will definitely make reaching our goals for this season more realistic.
Thus, the roster is now:
- Scout: Vand
- Scout: Linkuser
- Roamer: Hellbent
- Pocket: Voll
- Demoman: sighguy
- Medic: indust