veu crever are another team often seen in the qualifiers, albeit under different monikers, having already taken part in the Prem qualifiers for Seasons 27 and 28 under the names ★★★½ and cp_soiree. After their 3rd place finish last season — where they were aliased as Ali Nanax et les 40 roamers — the Frenchies appear eager to take on the qualifiers once again. And, as per tradition, they have changed their team name again, this one honoring the 10-year-old Olgha’s negative Facebook page.
The core of the team is made up of AlienSmiley, karnax, Raf and Olgha, who have played together since Season 27, where they finished in second place in High — their best finish so far.
Raf and Olgha had their fair share of Premiership experience, with both previous previously playing on OMNI5 ESports EU and Velocity eSports EU. Raf has moved to the Demoman role to better coordinate his team, with the remaining Roamer and Medic spots filled by newcomers dwo and mulaa.
We caught up with Raf, who delved into the history of the team and the team's composition going forward.
The first iteration of the team was back to 2015 in Mid with French players like Elacour, daul, myself, and a few more french people that have left the competitive scene since then. The current core of the team is composed of AlienSmiley, Karnax, and Olgha, who joined the team at the middle of 2016. We attended several French and European LANs with this roster and had some good results in High tier and LAN events, leading us to a 9th place finish at i61 in 2017.
After that, the team stopped for a year while Olgha and myself reached Prem with European teams like OMNI5 and Velocity. Olgha got eventually cut by Velocity during the season leading up to i63, so I joined him as a stand-in for the french i63 roster of Ascent.
We decided at this moment to bring our old team back together for ETF2L S31. We brought back AlienSmiley and Karnax as well as Glastry, a long time player of the team in both ETF2L seasons and LAN events. We picked up Deli as a last player in medic for the season.
We finished Season 31 in Divisionn 1 after a roller-coaster season, where we were to able to secure the 3rd place with 0 win and 1 draw thanks to a dramatic number of default wins, folds, and golden caps. After that, Glastry and deli stepped down for various reasons and we had to look for 2 new players. We always had some trouble with the medic slot in this team using nothing less 6 different medics in 6 ETF2L seasons and 3 different ones in 4 attended LANs. With current Prem French players doing their own team, we looked at some newcomers from the french scene and picked mulaa on medic and dwo on roaming soldier.
Our initial goal for this season is to improve and get some chemistry in the roster to get a good place in div1 and play playoff again with hopefully a better result at the end.
veu crever are here to change names and win games, and they are all out of name changes... and their roster consists of:
- Scout: karnax
- Scout: AlienSmiley
- Roamer: dwo
- Pocket: Olgha
- Demoman: Raf
- Medic: mulaa