With the impending new ESEA Invite season about to start Mentality Esports have solidified their roster, acquiring former three-time ESEA Invite and Rewind Invitational champion paddie from the pieces of New God Flow and mu who was most recently a season 28 Intermediate semifinalist with team mr popo rocks and is also an Invite veteran having previously played for The Bugs in season 21, dead babiez mad gunz in season 23 and fishy fishes in season 24 respectively.
With this new Scout pair, the team will move on without previous Scouts yosh and Max, with yosh switching to Intermediate team MyAnimeList Dark Dynasty and Max remaining on Mentality as a substitute player. The roster will hope to improve on their 5th place finish from last season and challenge for the Playoff spots.
Paddie will be hoping to add another Top-4 ESEA-Invite finish to his list in his new team (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix and Jasmine "Jasbutts" Ho)
We reached out to team leader kactuswactus (formerly known as froot) with their take on the changes…
Finishing last season we had a lot of uncertainty about who was going to be able to stay. Max made the decision not to commit to this season, and that left us with some empty combo-scout shaped shoes for us to fill. Luckily, paddie took an interest in joining us and was able to fill those shoes and then some. The experience and maincalling he has contributed has been invaluable to our scrims and practice.
Our other new addition, mu, was tried out somewhat on a whim but we had made a team decision to pick her up. She's been doing fairly well in scrims and has great cohesion with the team. Overall I am very excited to get to play in what will be the best season of TF2 in recent history.
We also spoke to new Scout mu about their ambitions with the new team and the season altogether.
I'm really looking forward to this season as a whole for the Divison itself, my team and returning to Invite as a player. This would be my first time playing with paddie in a team setting and I believe that with his experience playing on the higher end of Invite that it can lead our team to great heights. I've played with both froot and mae back in season 24 of ESEA so i'm really excited to be reunited with them and as for our Medic daffodil he's heckin' awesome and wants to improve as much as the rest of us.
tl;dr Super fricken hype for season 29 and GL to all the teams competing this season!
The new roster mentality… for Mentality Esports will be:
- Scout: paddie
- Scout: mu
- Roamer: Mirrorman
- Pocket: kactuswactus
- Demoman: mae
- Medic: Daffodil