After playing for the last two seasons under the TFCrew banner, Stochast1c has announced that The Sparkle Gang will not be seeking to play in this season of ESEA Invite. teamfortress.tv has also learned that the team will not be playing in Intermediate either.
According to Stochast1c, the team have chosen to omit playing this season due to decaying commitment from players and the "worsening play over the seasons." As the team are not likely to play in Invite as well as Intermediate, it is likely a majority of the players will not play this season.
We spoke to Stochast1c for further insight on TFCrew's situation.
The statement on the happenings thread is our comment. There isn't much more to it than that. We aren't acting maliciously with the decision to not play Invite; it's just that playing a season where we feel very confident we would get even less rounds than last season — where we got 1 real round — is not what the team wants to play with for eight weeks.
With their Invite team disbanding, the TFCrew organization has announced over Twitter that the crew will not be sponsoring a team this season.
TFCrew will not be sponsoring an ESEA Invite Team this season (S29). Good luck to the players who have represented the Crew for the last 2 seasons!— TFCrew (@TFcrewOfficial) September 3, 2018
TFCrew's roster was formerly:
- Scout: split
- Scout: Stochast1c
- Roamer: june
- Pocket: KTB
- Demoman: smitty
- Medic: lily