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ESEA Season 31 to be last ESEA TF2 Season
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bleghfarec
April 17, 2019

ESEA has announced that Season 31 of the ESEA League will be the last to feature Team Fortress 2 in its lineup. After 29 seasons and fourteen LAN events, the league has stated that due to the low number of players and lack of visible growth in the game's scene, the game has been cut to allow ESEA to focus solely on their primary game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The league first began supporting Team Fortress 2 in the winter of 2009, where the game was added to the league's lineup for ESEA Season 2, alongside Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source. While originally starting off with an open league, the game was granted an Invite division in its following season, however would not see a LAN final until Season 5.

As the league went on, the Open, Intermediate, and Invite divisions began to grow in population, with organizations such as compLexity Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and CheckSix Gaming signing Invite TF2 rosters for the ESEA Invite division. However, as the honeymoon phase began to wane for the competitive TF2 scene, rosters without organizations began to take hold, with dominant teams such as Classic Mixup coming into view and decimating the competition.

Ultimately, the last team to stand would be froyotech, rising from the remains of iT following a heartbreaking comeback from Classic Mixup in the ESEA Season 15 Invite grand finals. Handily defeating Classic Mixup in Season 16, froyotech cemented themselves as the reigning champion of North American TF2, having won nearly every season since, except in Season 20, when the team were eliminated in the lower-bracket finals by Team SoloUber.

Now, in its 29th and final season, TF2 ends its tenure in the ESEA League, with the next season set to begin on April 23rd. While ESEA's TF2 division has endured over ten years of scrutiny and possible death, the end of the road has finally been reached.

It is currently unknown what league will take the place of ESEA for the foreseeable future.

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#1
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Pissed off about this one lads

Pissed off about this one lads
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#2
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https://i.redd.it/ylu8j9p32sy11.jpg

[img]https://i.redd.it/ylu8j9p32sy11.jpg[/img]
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#3
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well shit

well shit
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#4
Rebirth Esports
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Last season seems like a good time to make a return to the scene lol :D

Last season seems like a good time to make a return to the scene lol :D
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#5
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;-;

;-;
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#6
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YES! Unlimited power! The CGA can finally rule the world!
https://discord.gg/46P2sPS

YES! Unlimited power! The CGA can finally rule the world!
https://discord.gg/46P2sPS
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#7
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brother...

brother...
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#8
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cre-8YES! Unlimited power! The CGA can finally rule the world!
https://discord.gg/46P2sPS

Im sorry but no serious players will join that

[quote=cre-8]YES! Unlimited power! The CGA can finally rule the world!
https://discord.gg/46P2sPS[/quote]
Im sorry but no serious players will join that
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#9
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It would be cool to have one big last ESEA season with many old players joining for a goodbye and giving a nice show.

But i know it's just a dream :\

It would be cool to have one big last ESEA season with many old players joining for a goodbye and giving a nice show.

But i know it's just a dream :\
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#10
UGC
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bruh.mp4

bruh.mp4
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#11
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this one fucking hurts

this one fucking hurts
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#12
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the end of an era [*]

the end of an era [*]
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#13
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cirloIt would be cool to have one big last ESEA season with many old players joining for a goodbye and giving a nice show.

But i know it's just a dream :\

Wish granted, el classico has returned.

[quote=cirlo]It would be cool to have one big last ESEA season with many old players joining for a goodbye and giving a nice show.

But i know it's just a dream :\[/quote]

Wish granted, el classico has returned.
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#14
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:(

:(
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#15
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your move mix^

your move mix^
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#16
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Competitive TF2 has taken many huge blows in a few days, ESEA closing down, Se7en players announcing their retirement. We're in an even worse spot than usually.

Competitive TF2 has taken many huge blows in a few days, ESEA closing down, Se7en players announcing their retirement. We're in an even worse spot than usually.
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#17
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When you are going to try out esea for the first time but they say this is going be the last season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loe3zFSZPNM

When you are going to try out esea for the first time but they say this is going be the last season

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loe3zFSZPNM[/youtube]
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#18
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It is time. Sigafoo shall RIIIISE! RGL RGL RGL

It is time. Sigafoo shall RIIIISE! RGL RGL RGL
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#19
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rip esea, got into tf2 by watching esea-i, let's just see what's next then

rip esea, got into tf2 by watching esea-i, let's just see what's next then
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#20
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Doesn't sigafoo have that sick 7v7 league guys? lmao who cares about esea

Doesn't sigafoo have that sick 7v7 league guys? lmao who cares about esea
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#21
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KeklordIt is time. Sigafoo shall RIIIISE! RGL RGL RGLNub_DanishDoesn't sigafoo have that sick 7v7 league guys? lmao who cares about esea

RGL may be the biggest North American TF2 league, but the prize pools just don't compare to ESEA.

[quote=Keklord]It is time. Sigafoo shall RIIIISE! RGL RGL RGL[/quote]
[quote=Nub_Danish]Doesn't sigafoo have that sick 7v7 league guys? lmao who cares about esea[/quote]
RGL may be the biggest North American TF2 league, but the prize pools just don't compare to ESEA.
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#22
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weve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32!

weve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32!
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#23
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mercweve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32!

esea has never announced the end of tf2 league like this

it's actually over

[quote=merc]weve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32![/quote]

esea has never announced the end of tf2 league like this

it's actually over
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#24
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owlmercweve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32!
esea has never announced the end of tf2 league like this

it's actually over

o well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[quote=owl][quote=merc]weve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32![/quote]

esea has never announced the end of tf2 league like this

it's actually over[/quote]
o well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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#25
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wow, end of an era

wow, end of an era
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#26
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Shit man, I wish I could be around to see everything until the end. No matter what, thank you for the memories.

Shit man, I wish I could be around to see everything until the end. No matter what, thank you for the memories.
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#27
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[*]

[*]
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#28
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mercweve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32!

hot take of the century

[quote=merc]weve heard this one before, see you guys in esea s32![/quote]

hot take of the century
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#29
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https://afinde-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1fe.png

[img]https://afinde-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1fe.png[/img]
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#30
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Hey this just occurred to me.. seeing Harb post in the other thread, and hearing all the cool ideas about bringing back old casters and shit for this last season, I just wanted to say that hopefully the league will go lax on rules/restrictions, i.e. if a team wanted to bring back a bunch of old players every week, hopefully there wouldn't be a limit on roster moves etc? I'm not sure if that would even come up, I admit I don't play in the league and you guys would know better than me. Just saying hopefully they can bend the rules a bit more than usual if it's needed or appropriate, in recognition of this being the send-off season.

Hey this just occurred to me.. seeing Harb post in the other thread, and hearing all the cool ideas about bringing back old casters and shit for this last season, I just wanted to say that hopefully the league will go lax on rules/restrictions, i.e. if a team wanted to bring back a bunch of old players every week, hopefully there wouldn't be a limit on roster moves etc? I'm not sure if that would even come up, I admit I don't play in the league and you guys would know better than me. Just saying hopefully they can bend the rules a bit more than usual if it's needed or appropriate, in recognition of this being the send-off season.
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