The American organization Ascent have announced their new roster for ESEA Invite Season 29, featuring familiar faces from Street Hoops eSports, commonly known by their tag 20b.
You better #20believe it. Announcing our NA TF2 roster for @ESEA Season 29 & Episode III LAN:— Ascent (@AscentEsports) September 2, 2018
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The core of the new Ascent roster shares a majority of its players with the aforementioned Street Hoops eSports, who played in Invite from Season 16 to 21. The team's new roster bares the most similarities to their Season 21 roster, which featured ash following his notorious and abrupt departure from froyotech in the lower bracket finals in Season 20 during their game against Team SoloUber.
We briefly spoke with alec, who was able to give a bit of insight into the team's formation.
I think the LAN hype got everyone excited enough and we figured we should play a season so we're not terrible at LAN. Showstopper wrangled the troops together; I don't know what went into that, but I can finally go to a LAN so I agreed to play.
We also spoke to showstopper, who was able to tell us about how the team came together and their expectations going forward.
Insomnia63 got us all hyped about TF2 again and the announcement for Episode III made us all want to compete. Once we agreed on a roster, Ma3laa approached us to play for Ascent and we were on board. We expect to get back into form and make playoffs for Season 29 and hope to compete with FROYO and FROYO BLACK for a top invite spot.
Ascent have stated that the team will play in ESEA's Invite division this season and are looking to compete at the Episode III LAN that was teased earlier last month after the conclusion of Insomnia63.
Ready to slam dunk online and offline, Ascent's new roster is:
- Scout: alec
- Scout: ash
- Roamer: showstopper
- Pocket: sighguy
- Demoman: duwatna
- Medic: cozen