After taking home the Intermediate trophy last season and being directly promoted to Invite, Sporadic eSports have donned the OMNI5 ESports jersey and have made changes to their roster in preparation for the upcoming season.
Returning to their Intermediate-Invite roots, the OMNI5 ESports roster sees fygg, Phantom, and Hayes stay on from Sporadic eSports' playoffs roster. Along with them come former OMNI5 members cin and Ghostac, as well as the aforementioned fygg.
The final player on the roster is Playmo, who will be playing in his first season of Invite after playing Open and Intermediate for the last seven seasons. Season 29 will also be the first Invite season for Hayes, who has been a contender in the Intermediate — and OpIM — playoffs for the past two seasons.
OMNI5 ESports previously housed a roster the last season of Invite, who also moved up to the division after playing in Intermediate. After only winning one match in the first three weeks, the team disbanded due to roster instability and Invite-specific restrictions on roster changes.
We briefly talked to Fygg about the team's move up to Invite, as well as the roster's aspirations going forward.
After winning IM, we definitely wanted to move up to invite and continue improving. But through some unfortunate events, it looked like the team was done. But through some hard work, we're alive and ready to compete in invite this season. We're gonna try hard and hopefully get some wins, while having fun along the way.
We also spoke to Pops, who is currently the manager of the team at OMNI5.
Boy oh boy, I’m excited we’re back for a 4th season of ESEA. Having our debut in S26 of OPIM and getting 5th place, moving up to IM for S27 and getting 2nd, then to Invite for s28 only to fall to roster issues, I’m glad we’re back in strong standing with a combination of old OMNI5 and S28 IM champion Sporadic players. I couldn’t be more encouraged by the attitude of our current roster and history of effort they’ve shown.
This season by far is going to be the largest challenge they’ve faced thus far, and we aim for massive improvement. Other than that, I’m glad to be support TF2 in an era where most Invite teams have some sort of affiliation. Having been in the community for so long, this brings a smile to my face. Good luck to everyone this season!
OMNI5 ESports' roster for Season 29 is:
- Scout: Ghostac
- Scout: Playmo
- Roamer: Cin
- Pocket: Hayes
- Demoman: Fygg
- Medic: Phantom