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Jasmine Tea set sights on i58 with new roster
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Fozzlm
June 14, 2016

After the absence of an Oceanic team at the previous Insomnia event, OZF 15 Premier victors Jasmine Tea have decided to fill the hole left by Team Immunity of days gone past, to show the world that the Aussies can still compete with the best that North America & Europe has to offer.

The premiers, who have been going strong since late 2014, winning 3 ozfortress tiles along with a handful of off-season cups, came into the most recent season as strong favourites, and despite having a major roster shuffle in the finals, still came out as victors over ego, a team filled with previous i-series talent. Their dominance in the Australian & New Zealand scene is a shining exemplar of the team’s stable core: Geoh, Madness, Zaka & Paulsen, who exhibit a tight-knit cohesive playstyle, backed up by rock-solid deathmatch skills.

The team is rounded out by 2 fresh faces who have recently exploded into the upper echelon of the scene. Dave, who proved himself to be one of ozfortress’ best medics in only his first season of Premier, has come into replace their previous medic Brutalix. Rounding out the team is Yui, a dominant flank scout with incredibly prominent off-classing potential. He'll be taking the place of previous starter Elmo, who couldn’t commit to an i-series appearance due to personal commitments. Each member of the new roster has taken away best in class awards for their respective roles, and are definitely not a threat to be taken lightly by their competitors.

Team captain and demoman Paulsen had this to say about the recent roster shuffles and the team’s chances:

It’s been a long time coming but we are so excited to finally confirm that we are intending to go to i58! After Brutalix quit just before the end of the ozfortress Season 15 and learning of Elmo’s inability to attend the event, we were unsure about the future of the team. However, Dave proved to be an invaluable addition to the team and arguably made us perform even better for the remainder of the season. After winning the grand final and confirming that we had the best sniper (and osu! main) in Australia, Yui, on board to replace Elmo, any other doubts we had about attending i58 were abolished.

Unfortunately, flying 6 players halfway around the world has a substantial financial cost which makes funding the trip solely by ourselves considerably difficult. All 6 of us will be contributing a significant portion of the trip’s costs but we are also reluctantly hoping the community might once again repeat the well-established generosity it has shown over the years and fundraise the remainder of the expenses.

While taking the world title is a huge goal of ours, our main ambition is to provide the community with unforgettable TF2 to watch and to help our game grow into something that it should have been years ago. Because of this, we have every intention of representing the Australian/New Zealand communities to the best of our ability and aim to recapture the awesome spectacle of having the three largest communities on the planet compete on the biggest stage in competitive TF2 once again.

Leading up to the event, Jasmine Tea are currently planning to hold a number of showmatches against international top teams from each scene, appearing for a Q&A panel & potentially even more; so be sure to watch this space.

Jasmine Tea’s roster for OZF 16 & i58 is:

  • Scout: Madness
  • Scout: Yui
  • Roamer: Zaka
  • Pocket: Geoh
  • Demoman: Paulsen
  • Medic: Dave
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isn't this old news?

isn't this old news?
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Most news reports are kinda late

Most news reports are kinda late
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RhettroMost news reports are kinda late

The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.

[quote=Rhettro]Most news reports are kinda late[/quote]

The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.
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SkyRanger-TSARBUXRhettroMost news reports are kinda late
The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.

thanks you SkyRanger-TSARBUX

[quote=SkyRanger-TSARBUX][quote=Rhettro]Most news reports are kinda late[/quote]

The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.[/quote]
thanks you SkyRanger-TSARBUX
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do0mthanks you SkyRanger-TSARBUX

quick someone make the ronin doom joke

[quote=do0m]
thanks you SkyRanger-TSARBUX[/quote]
quick someone make the ronin doom joke
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yui :D

yui :D
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If anyone is interested in donating, I’ve made a formal post about the fundraiser (which can be found here) explaining the nuances of the endeavour.

Any support would be immensely helpful and greatly appreciated by all of us :)

If anyone is interested in donating, I’ve made a formal post about the fundraiser (which can be found [url=http://www.teamfortress.tv/34210/official-jasmine-tea-i58-fundraiser]here[/url]) explaining the nuances of the endeavour.

Any support would be immensely helpful and greatly appreciated by all of us :)
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do0m you heading to i58 with ronin?

do0m you heading to i58 with ronin?
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SkyRanger-TSARBUXRhettroMost news reports are kinda late
The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.

This shouldn't be the same going forward! The AU squad has just recently got a new writer (hooray fozzlm) and all this stuff went down right in the awkward middle phase of the transition.

Fozz is gonna rock it from here on out and should have all the latest gossip as soon as it's available :)

[quote=SkyRanger-TSARBUX][quote=Rhettro]Most news reports are kinda late[/quote]

The more we get involved, the sooner we hear. With such a small staff, these articles seem redundant. But it's a good catch up and legitimizes any potential rumors.

Just my two cents.[/quote]

This shouldn't be the same going forward! The AU squad has just recently got a new writer (hooray fozzlm) and all this stuff went down right in the awkward middle phase of the transition.

Fozz is gonna rock it from here on out and should have all the latest gossip as soon as it's available :)
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i think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivion

i think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivion
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toads_tfi think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivion

The boy's learning

[quote=toads_tf]i think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivion[/quote]
The boy's learning
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Why isn't there a link for the Indigogo campaign in the thread?

Why isn't there a link for the [url=https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-an-australian-team-fortress-2-team-go-to-i58#/]Indigogo campaign [/url]in the thread?
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http://i.imgur.com/muivQQp.png

[img]http://i.imgur.com/muivQQp.png[/img]
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WafuWhy isn't there a link for the Indigogo campaign in the thread?

Because it's a news post not an advertisement. Whilst everyone here supports it, it makes sense for TFTV to refrain from advertising the fundraiser specifically

[quote=Wafu]Why isn't there a link for the [url=https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-an-australian-team-fortress-2-team-go-to-i58#/]Indigogo campaign [/url]in the thread?[/quote]
Because it's a news post not an advertisement. Whilst everyone here supports it, it makes sense for TFTV to refrain from advertising the fundraiser specifically
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nyktoads_tfi think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivionThe boy's learning

Thanks. I returned to the forums after a few weeks of abstaining now that I am more knowledgeable (and have stopped letting my brother use my account).

[quote=nyk][quote=toads_tf]i think thats the first SKYRANGER-TSARBUX post that hasnt been downfragged into oblivion[/quote]
The boy's learning[/quote]

Thanks. I returned to the forums after a few weeks of abstaining now that I am more knowledgeable (and have stopped letting my brother use my account).
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pendado0m you heading to i58 with ronin?

yes

[quote=penda]do0m you heading to i58 with ronin?[/quote]
yes
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do0mpendado0m you heading to i58 with ronin?yes

Breaking news: Rando cucked Nursey and Nursey was cut 2 days before i58. do0m leaves UGC Iron HL team "Duck Noises" to take the place of medic, even though he mains phlog pyro.

[quote=do0m][quote=penda]do0m you heading to i58 with ronin?[/quote]
yes[/quote]

Breaking news: Rando cucked Nursey and Nursey was cut 2 days before i58. do0m leaves UGC Iron HL team "Duck Noises" to take the place of medic, even though he mains phlog pyro.
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I'd love to see him try.

I'd love to see him try.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ
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dummyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ

Just a few more to add....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7nYEq6PyeM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xElcUTFyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sal2ItswLJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9put3jQ-z_4 (last kill)

edit: forgot one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSGE2b43XQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zh-jKkZVI

[quote=dummy]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ[/quote]

Just a few more to add....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7nYEq6PyeM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xElcUTFyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sal2ItswLJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9put3jQ-z_4 (last kill)

edit: forgot one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSGE2b43XQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zh-jKkZVI
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Fuck my life

Fuck my life
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#22
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must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s

must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s
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Mercyless-must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s

Fake.

[quote=Mercyless-]must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s[/quote]
Fake.
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Mercyless-must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s

You cant deny paulsen is in fact a noob. #nosaudis

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No racism. Watch TFLive more often :^
[quote=Mercyless-]must counteract by posting paulsen being on the other end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvTkrzjc7s[/quote]
You cant deny paulsen is in fact a noob. #nosaudis
[spoiler]No racism. Watch TFLive more often :^[/spoiler]
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PaulsenFuck my life

You've been fucked hard enough in TF2, dw bout your life

[quote=Paulsen]Fuck my life[/quote]

You've been fucked hard enough in TF2, dw bout your life
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RhettroMost news reports are kinda late

its because of the bad aussie internet speeds. the more ya know

[quote=Rhettro]Most news reports are kinda late[/quote]
its because of the bad aussie internet speeds. the more ya know
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Shneakydummyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ
Just a few more to add....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7nYEq6PyeM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xElcUTFyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sal2ItswLJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9put3jQ-z_4 (last kill)

edit: forgot one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSGE2b43XQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zh-jKkZVI

credit to smithsonian posting this on frag clips thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxAZIpON_Z0

[quote=Shneaky][quote=dummy]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Zj74b7vJQ[/quote]

Just a few more to add....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7nYEq6PyeM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xElcUTFyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sal2ItswLJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9put3jQ-z_4 (last kill)

edit: forgot one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSGE2b43XQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zh-jKkZVI[/quote]

credit to smithsonian posting this on frag clips thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxAZIpON_Z0
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