Faint Gaming has announced over social media that they will be housing a new roster for the upcoming season of ESEA. After fielding an Intermediate team in the previous season, who placed second in the playoffs, the organization has brought back some familiar talent to coincide with their return to the highest level of North American TF2.
sandblast, meyy, and dingo have all belonged to previous iterations of the team, with sandblast and meyy playing since their initial sponsorship in Season 25, and dingo joining in the latter part of Season 27.
Completing the team are catface, Deathy, and tojo, each accomplished Invite players in their own right. catface was last seen ringing for froyotech in a match last season, after leaving what would become Mentality eSports. Deathy is returning after a 6 season absence, last playing for ChampGG.8K in Season 22. Finally, tojo roamed for the constant dark horse MyAnimeList in Seasons 27 and 28, narrowly placing 6th each time.
Despite usually having a strong showing, the Faint roster has traditionally shown issues with team cohesion and roster stability, yet with this current roster, Faint owner Hobin assured us that he believes this roster will not experience the same fate as its previous ones.
I believe we're making a long-standing roster this season, with players we have worked with in the past. We know the current roster will be stable for this season and hope for that they will continue to work with us to become our permanent long standing roster. As for performance, we believe it will be one of our best rosters we have ever had in North America. We are hoping to place top 4 this season.
I love being back in Invite. We wanted to be in invite last season, but sadly couldn't find a stable roster that was good enough to suit our needs. But, we didn't want to leave TF2, so we had our first and hopefully only Intermediate roster. As for working with sandblast, meyy, and dingo, I love working with them. I've worked with sandblast every season and, for me personally, he is the face of Faint Gaming's North American rosters.
Looking to strike this season, Faint Gaming's roster is now:
- Scout: sandblast
- Scout: catface
- Roamer: tojo
- Pocket: Deathy
- Demoman: dingo
- Medic: meyy