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arekk & botmode leave EVL Gaming
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May 1, 2016

4th place Invite team EVL Gaming have lost two of their players, botmode and arekk. Roamer botmode has been moved to backup due to scheduling conflicts, prompting scout arekk to leave the team after a personality clash with one of botmode's potential replacements. EVL have decided to shift aim back to his prior position on roamer; the team are now looking for a pocket and replacement scout.

EVL Gaming started strong in Season 21 Invite, storming to the top of the table where they remained for many weeks. After rough games against the top teams, they were knocked down into 3rd seed for the playoffs and were unable to perform against Street Hoops eSports, finishing 4th. Nonetheless, this was a large improvement for EVL compared to Season 20 Invite which saw them nearly ripped asunder by personality clashes and differences of opinion within the team.

The roster changes between Season 20 and 21 saw previous pocket goldfish leave, and the team moved aim to pocket and brought in botmode to fill the gap. This appeared to work for EVL, and they avoided the previous season's personality clashes and performed to a high level, with everybody on the same page. botmode's schedule after Season 21 left him unable to carry on roaming for EVL however, and he was moved to backup.

The team once again made the decision to put aim on roamer, and trialled their previous pocket goldfish. It appears that arekk fostered lingering feelings to those that almost led to the implosion of EVL last season, and decided to leave the team after goldfish's try-out. EVL do not currently plan on picking their ex-pocket up, and will continue to trial other pockets including goldfish.

Medic Nursey gave a statement on the loss of these two players:

Botmode and Arekk are both amazing players, but unfortunately there have been some conflicts with personalities/scheduling. Botmode is busy with real life responsibilities for the oncoming months or so, so we botmode and the team agreed we would just put him to backup. The team wants to get the roster to move forward as much as possible, and unfortunately Arekk had a problem with one of our tryouts resulting in him leaving the team. hopefully we can fill these giant shoes...

EVL's roster is now:

  • Scout: slemnish
  • Roamer: aim
  • Demoman: Hassassin
  • Medic: Nursey
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#1
21 Frags +

the na shuffle begins

the na shuffle begins
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#2
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arekk left because he doesn't want to play next season, fyi

arekk left because he doesn't want to play next season, fyi
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#3
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yeah what a stupid excuse lol

yeah what a stupid excuse lol
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#4
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#5
cp_granary_pro
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gl corsa

gl corsa
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#6
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some reason i find it hard to believe you would leave a team because of a potential new member

some reason i find it hard to believe you would leave a team because of a [i]potential[/i] new member
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#7
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Is goldfish so toxic he makes people on OTHER teams leave?

Is goldfish so toxic he makes people on OTHER teams leave?
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#8
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Waiting for retired gamers to fill those roles

Waiting for retired gamers to fill those roles[i][/i]
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#9
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As I was originally talking to Arekk, I was telling about a bunch of tryouts we have lined up. Arekk still has some stuff against an old teammate (you can figure out who) and the way our conversation went made it appear Arekk left based solely on that. After talking to Arekk some more, I found out it was because he did not want to play next season (he played over a year with me kinda need a break ya know). There was just some confusion and by the time I found out what Arekk really wanted it was too late for the article. I'm sorry to anyone who wants any juice regarding this but there really isn't any.

As I was originally talking to Arekk, I was telling about a bunch of tryouts we have lined up. Arekk still has some stuff against an old teammate (you can figure out who) and the way our conversation went made it appear Arekk left based solely on that. After talking to Arekk some more, I found out it was because he did not want to play next season (he played over a year with me kinda need a break ya know). There was just some confusion and by the time I found out what Arekk really wanted it was too late for the article. I'm sorry to anyone who wants any juice regarding this but there really isn't any.
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#10
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evl showstopper, holy hype

evl showstopper, holy hype
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#11
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http://31.media.tumblr.com/313a377c6f6033f60362735f927f4cd4/tumblr_mtunrw6wpa1sizkheo1_400.gif

[img]http://31.media.tumblr.com/313a377c6f6033f60362735f927f4cd4/tumblr_mtunrw6wpa1sizkheo1_400.gif[/img]
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#12
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hmmmmmmmmmmm

hmmmmmmmmmmm
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#13
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gone fishing

gone fishing
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#14
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evl.proto

evl.proto
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#15
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Yea ian (botmode) was really busy with irl track and how hes even busier to the point where he cant launch tf2 so im happy for him hes prolly fucking bitches right now,

arekk has also been pretty stressed and he feels like tf2 is adding onto it (plus potential tryouts he doesnt want to play with) so he wants to take a break, thats about all the juice there is just teenager things unno?

Yea ian (botmode) was really busy with irl track and how hes even busier to the point where he cant launch tf2 so im happy for him hes prolly fucking bitches right now,

arekk has also been pretty stressed and he feels like tf2 is adding onto it (plus potential tryouts he doesnt want to play with) so he wants to take a break, thats about all the juice there is just teenager things unno?
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#16
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ya in what realm is picking up goldfish worth losing arekk and aim

ya in what realm is picking up goldfish worth losing arekk and aim
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#17
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-protoevl.proto

yea if it was ugc 6s then im down

[quote=-proto]evl.proto[/quote]

yea if it was ugc 6s then im down
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#18
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Memes aside, questionable roster decisions from someone that played on the team in S20.

Don't think the personalities match seeing as it was tried before.

Though with 1/6 of that original roster left who knows.

Memes aside, questionable roster decisions from someone that played on the team in S20.

Don't think the personalities match seeing as it was tried before.

Though with 1/6 of that original roster left who knows.
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#19
31 Frags +

your boy is ready, and im serious. anyone from evl that sees this hit me up if interested.

your boy is ready, and im serious. anyone from evl that sees this hit me up if interested.
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#20
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nows your chance, pick up connor nursey!!!!!!!!!!!!

nows your chance, pick up connor nursey!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#21
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meyynows your chance, pick up connor nursey!!!!!!!!!!!!

literal troll

[quote=meyy]nows your chance, pick up connor nursey!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
literal troll
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#22
-3 Frags +

fuck u nub danish. connor is amazing at this game and anyone who thinks otherwise im gonna have to ask you to never speak to me or my son again

http://memes.doublie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/sizzle-album-drake-639681174722506752-Twitter.png

fuck u nub danish. connor is amazing at this game and anyone who thinks otherwise im gonna have to ask you to never speak to me or my son again

[img]http://memes.doublie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/sizzle-album-drake-639681174722506752-Twitter.png[/img]
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#23
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marmadukeGRYLLSyour boy is ready, and im serious. anyone from evl that sees this hit me up if interested.

holy fucking hype

[quote=marmadukeGRYLLS]your boy is ready, and im serious. anyone from evl that sees this hit me up if interested.[/quote]
holy fucking hype
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#24
-7 Frags +

its ok arekk i wont steal ur frags

its ok arekk i wont steal ur frags
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#25
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Apparently it's not clear enough because people seem to actually think goldfish was picked up. No where has it been said that we picked up goldfish. As far as goldfish goes, three of us like him and the only person who was against him was just arekk. Some of us wanted goldfish to tryout and see what happens, but that wasn't even 100%. Arekk just happened to leave in the middle of this. When my own team thought arekk left because of this, I talked to Arekk again in case it was really that big of a deal (to leave over a potential tryout) in which he said he left just because he doesn't want to play next season.

As far as tryouts go, I can tell you our team was much closer to picking up Connor than goldfish.

Apparently it's not clear enough because people seem to actually think goldfish was picked up. No where has it been said that we picked up goldfish. As far as goldfish goes, three of us like him and the only person who was against him was just arekk. Some of us wanted goldfish to [b]tryout[/b] and see what happens, but that wasn't even 100%. Arekk just happened to leave in the middle of this. When my own team thought arekk left because of this, I talked to Arekk again in case it was really that big of a deal (to leave over a potential tryout) in which he said he left just because he doesn't want to play next season.

As far as tryouts go, I can tell you our team was much closer to picking up Connor than goldfish.
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