Currently in 5th place of ETF2L Premiership Season 32, The Theorists have elected to replace their pocket soldier Jordy by former MONGI MODE roamer Opti, citing Jordy’s inability to go to LAN. This is the second roster change for the Division 1 winners, as leth was brought in when the season started.
After a dominating season in Division 1, The Theorists' first foray in the top level has been fairly decent so far, most notably drawing against Faint Gaming. They are still in the race for playoffs, but everything rests on tonight’s match against SVIFT, currently sitting a point below them. A bad result will mean that they then have to pull off a major upset against current champions Se7en in the following week. Jordy was the founder of The Theorists last season, and his departure means that both soldiers that won the Div 1 title last season have been replaced.
Mak, team leader and CEO of the Mak-a-Wish foundation, said stuff:
Jordy couldn't go to CPHG, and we have keen gamers who wanna tryhard at LAN. In the best interest of the team, we started to look at who was available. There was actually more choice than when Collaide had left just before the start of the season due to Mongi Mode dying, and we spent a week playing with a couple Soldiers. Opti impressed us the most, and seems to be a very solid fit for our team. While we're bummed out that Jordy isn't gonna be finishing the season with us or attending LAN, we are looking forward to see what this iteration of the team can do. We can still potentially make ETF2L playoffs, but the main goal is to put up a good LAN performance.
While The Theorists are all relatively new, their latest pickup Opti will bring up the average age on the team by quite a bit as he boasts around 9 years of activity on ETF2L. Having a lot of High experience with the top5rocket side that fell short of Premiership 3 times in 2 seasons, it was also with them that he made his comeback, playing scout for them as the re-branded Ascent.EU during Season 30 and at i63. Moving to soldier, he was a part of nunya in Season 31 and MONGI MODE this season. Worthy of note that he seems to be cursed as every Prem team he ever played on folded. His strong capacity to airshot people and his experience makes him nonetheless a strong replacement for Jordy, and he’ll surely be looking forward to direct his new team towards the playoffs.
Opti the optician offered some spectacular answers to our questions:
I was really unhappy about the MONGI MODE folding. We were doing some ok results, we were talking about going to lan... So I wrote a recruitment post hoping to find a good team that would need a player for lan.
Unfortunately for The Theorists, Jordy cannot make it to the CPH lan so they had to find a substitute player for the lan and the rest of the season. I did some trials and ended up being their player of choice (which I am really happy about). I still have some gaps on which I need to improve but I think I am a decent fit to the team. I'm hoping to merge well with their playstyle and hopefully, perform very well on lan.
With Copenhagen Games also in their sights, The Theorists are now:
- Scout: YeeHaw
- Scout: aph
- Roamer: leth
- Pocket: Opti
- Demoman: mak
- Medic: Doughy