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Brutalix leaves core Jasmine Tea roster
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Fozzlm
May 11, 2016

After suffering a narrow defeat at the hands of ego in the ozfortress season 15 Premier Upper Page Playoff, previously undefeated Jasmine Tea have lost medic and captain Brutalix. As an apparent result of the loss, the creator and figurehead of the team has stepped down from his position with immediate effect. In accordance to the ozfortress mutiny ruling, core demoman for the team Paulsen has replaced him as the team’s official representative. He now finds himself leading a team originally formed by Brutalix in OWL 12, who, before their recent loss against ego, were strong favorites to win this season.

The replacement for Brutalix on medic has not been announced, but the team is likely to consider their backup Sole, an experienced medic who played the class for the legendary team Mad Dogz.

This roster shuffles raises questions about the future of Jasmine Tea going forward, especially regarding their potential attendance at the upcoming i58 tournament later this year. However, this may come as a welcome relief to certain members of the team as it has been reported that a number of players were unsatisfied with the harsh attitude that Brutalix had brought to the table for quite some time. Even considering this tension, Brutalix did form the cornerstone of the Jasmine playstyle, and the loss of his on point main calling could be their downfall in upcoming matches. Such remains to be seen, as they face Home Alone this coming Sunday night in the Semifinal of OZF 15.

Paulsen had the following to say on the matter:

Losing Brutalix is a pretty big blow to the team and it's definitely going to be hard to replace him. His confident and concise calling style was a significant factor behind the success the team has had in competitions over the years.

While his arrogance definitely had a positive impact on our overall team cohesion, it unfortunately led to several instances where he would completely refuse to call or leave scrims entirely if people argued with him or if the team wasn't performing to his standards.

The final straw seemed to be our recent close loss to ego, where he decided he no longer wanted to be apart of the team. While he was a good person outside the game, the majority of us felt his instability as a teammate was often negatively impacting the team so it is not all bad news.

As for now, our current focus is looking for a medic replacement for the rest of the season and maybe beyond. Once this has been sorted, we are optimistic that we can continue to perform just as well as we always have and still win this season convincingly.

The remaining core lineup for Jasmine Tea is:

  • Scout: Madness
  • Scout: Elmo
  • Roamer: Zaka
  • Pocket: Geoh
  • Demoman: Paulsen
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cp_granary_pro
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rq

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rip

rip
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Shit talks everyone about how they will crush at LAN... Then dodges LAN.

Shit talks everyone about how they will crush at LAN... Then dodges LAN.
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i58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own

i58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own
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If only SoLe would return :(

If only SoLe would return :(
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riotbzi58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own

Please don't assume that our whole team was just as egotistical as Brutalix. He acted by himself and the rest of our team were not really in any way part of that.

[quote=riotbz]i58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own[/quote]

Please don't assume that our whole team was just as egotistical as Brutalix. He acted by himself and the rest of our team were not really in any way part of that.
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lmfao euros

edit: i didnt read the post

lmfao [s]euros[/s]

edit: i didnt read the post
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Geohriotbzi58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own

Please don't assume that our whole team was just as egotistical as Brutalix. He acted by himself and the rest of our team were not really in any way part of that.

sorry if i didnt phrase it right; from my observations he was an outlier but it seems his ego had mixed effects on your team and from the game I watched on monday it was detrimental

on another note... dave are you there

[quote=Geoh][quote=riotbz]i58?

also i guess it wasn't just the team 'ego' they lost to, but also their own[/quote]

Please don't assume that our whole team was just as egotistical as Brutalix. He acted by himself and the rest of our team were not really in any way part of that.[/quote]
sorry if i didnt phrase it right; from my observations he was an outlier but it seems his ego had mixed effects on your team and from the game I watched on monday it was detrimental

on another note... dave are you there
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Dusklmfao euros

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[quote=Dusk]lmfao euros[/quote]
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I mean I get quitting when losing a final, but losing an UPPER BRACKET final? :/

This was p disappointing to hear as the games the other night were the most fun I'd had in a while.

I mean I get quitting when losing a final, but losing an UPPER BRACKET final? :/

This was p disappointing to hear as the games the other night were the most fun I'd had in a while.
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Really hope AU is still represented at i58, time will tell I guess.

Really hope AU is still represented at i58, time will tell I guess.
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He must have missed all the 3/4 times Froyotech has won a tournament even if they have been kicked to the lower bracket finals...
I read this also as a disbelif in his own team. Hope he's gonna keep playing tho, he's a great medic

He must have missed all the 3/4 times Froyotech has won a tournament even if they have been kicked to the lower bracket finals...
I read this also as a disbelif in his own team. Hope he's gonna keep playing tho, he's a great medic
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+dave/sole (who are both just gods at medic) and this team should have no problem winning idk no big deal

+dave/sole (who are both just gods at medic) and this team should have no problem winning idk no big deal
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yukiI mean I get quitting when losing a final, but losing an UPPER BRACKET final? :/

This was p disappointing to hear as the games the other night were the most fun I'd had in a while.

I 100% agree man, it was pretty weird that night we lost, I was in such a good mood which is probably a weird thing to say after a loss (and losing your medic) but that was honestly the most fun game I have played in seasons, I'm sure the rest of my team could agree with me on that. Hoping to get a repeat of that in the grand final on a 5 map series :)

[quote=yuki]I mean I get quitting when losing a final, but losing an UPPER BRACKET final? :/

This was p disappointing to hear as the games the other night were the most fun I'd had in a while.[/quote]

I 100% agree man, it was pretty weird that night we lost, I was in such a good mood which is probably a weird thing to say after a loss (and losing your medic) but that was honestly the most fun game I have played in seasons, I'm sure the rest of my team could agree with me on that. Hoping to get a repeat of that in the grand final on a 5 map series :)
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Dusklmfao euros

NA GEOGRAPHY 4head

[quote=Dusk]lmfao euros[/quote] NA GEOGRAPHY 4head
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I was looking forward to him owning me at i58 =/

I was looking forward to him owning me at i58 =/
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http://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960

http://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960
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yeah honestly such a shame for him to leave now, the game they lose was one of the best finals games I've had the pleasure of watching let alone casting. Really wish he had held out for the rest of the season
gl to jasmine moving forward, hope they can find a med who will play a more positive role within the team

yeah honestly such a shame for him to leave now, the game they lose was one of the best finals games I've had the pleasure of watching let alone casting. Really wish he had held out for the rest of the season
gl to jasmine moving forward, hope they can find a med who will play a more positive role within the team
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Eh? I dont know any of you guys so forgive me if I come across as naive, but was it really too much for him to tone it down and just play at maximum two more games?

Oh well. Hopefully this doesn't affect the quality of the rest of the finals too much.

Eh? I dont know any of you guys so forgive me if I come across as naive, but was it really too much for him to tone it down and just play at maximum two more games?

Oh well. Hopefully this doesn't affect the quality of the rest of the finals too much.
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aslEh? I dont know any of you guys so forgive me if I come across as naive, but was it really too much for him to tone it down and just play at maximum two more games?

Oh well. Hopefully this doesn't affect the quality of the rest of the finals too much.

it seems irrational but you talk to brutalix once and you understand

[quote=asl]Eh? I dont know any of you guys so forgive me if I come across as naive, but was it really too much for him to tone it down and just play at maximum two more games?

Oh well. Hopefully this doesn't affect the quality of the rest of the finals too much.[/quote]

it seems irrational but you talk to brutalix once and you understand
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colbolthttp://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960

what does he say about europe?

[quote=colbolt]http://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960[/quote]


what does he say about europe?
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lmao rip

lmao rip
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Trianglecolbolthttp://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960
what does he say about europe?

iirc i think its something along the lines of "europes all right but were still gonna win"

[quote=Triangle][quote=colbolt]http://oddshot.tv/shot/paulsen-2016031612260960[/quote]


what does he say about europe?[/quote] iirc i think its something along the lines of "europes all right but were still gonna win"
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Hey Mike

Hey Mike
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yukiHey Mike

wp the other day :O

[quote=yuki]Hey Mike[/quote]

wp the other day :O
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Hey dude i I played v average for my standards but everyone else owned so it was good. Thanks

When we won I shouted so loud and woke up my mum she threw my door open shit it was scary I was pumped

Hey dude i I played v average for my standards but everyone else owned so it was good. Thanks

When we won I shouted so loud and woke up my mum she threw my door open shit it was scary I was pumped
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BrenReally hope AU is still represented at i58, time will tell I guess.

If it doesn't have termo on it then there is no point.

Termo is the only constant

[quote=Bren]Really hope AU is still represented at i58, time will tell I guess.[/quote]

If it doesn't have termo on it then there is no point.

Termo is the only constant
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Dusklmfao euros

Just a tip, but you might want to go back and do grade 3 geography.

[quote=Dusk]lmfao euros[/quote]
Just a tip, but you might want to go back and do grade 3 geography.
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When's the last time competition in AU was this good? I know iM used to win everything, and lately Jasmine, but I don't know how closely contested either team ever was in previous seasons. Either way it's been a lot of fun to watch ozfortress streams lately. Really hope y'all can manage to find a way to i58!

When's the last time competition in AU was this good? I know iM used to win everything, and lately Jasmine, but I don't know how closely contested either team ever was in previous seasons. Either way it's been a lot of fun to watch ozfortress streams lately. Really hope y'all can manage to find a way to i58!
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hey yuki if you win the season make sheep come back

hey yuki if you win the season make sheep come back
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