Last time, on Ascent.EU’s roster!: Ascent had PolygoN join their European powerhouse on pocket, moving Silentes over to demoman. In this penultimate week of the off-season before the ETF2L S33 Premiership Qualifiers, Ascent.EU have made another pair of changes to their roster, as Zebbosai and Domo join the high-rollers and Silentes and Drackk are bidden farewell.
Zebbosai’s recruitment to the Ascent.EU roster as roamer marks his return to TF2 from Overwatch. Zebbosai is a veteran of TF2’s competitive underbelly, boasting two 2nd place finishes at Insomnia49 with TCM-Gaming and i55 with nerdRage, a first place finish in ETF2L Premiership with Reason Gaming, and an unforgettable legacy beyond mayhem. The veteran’s long-time experience, both within TF2 and other areas of eSports, might give Ascent.EU the edge over the competition in the upcoming season. Zebbosai’s addition to the roster does mean that Ascent.EU will be saying goodbye to their previous roamer, Drackk, who has chosen to take a step back from the game after an equally notable and fruitful Premiership career.
Not to be forgotten, the remarkable Domo also joins Ascent.EU, replacing the short-lived Silentes demoman and being the 3rd member in the 3/6 new S33 recruits. Although finishing 3rd in last season’s Division 1 in ETF2L, Domo is more likely recognised for his period as a stand-in during S31 for Se7en while kaidus took a season-long break. Domo did not let his time within Se7en go to waste, proving his mettle and giving us all a reason to look forward to his Premiership debut as a starting-player in a top-level team.
Last seen physically for TF2 at DHW 2015, and with whispers of his presence within the occasional double mix back then, the calls are now clearer than ever before as Zebbosai returns to fight for first in TF2. (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix)
Domo gave a comment in regards to his hopes for the roster:
Even though I had plans for S33 before Ascent asked me to play, it was simply too good of an opportunity to pass up given that Insomnia is only a few months away. I haven't competed at the last 3 big LAN events due to varieing reasons so I'm really grateful that I've been given a top prem team to practice and compete with, especially with such a keen and stacked roster. Ams is really open minded and motivated to make this the best iteration of Ascent EU yet and I'm eager to be a part of it. Connor drops a lot but I guess its ok because Zebbo is back
amppis, leader of Ascent.EU and the pocket scout for the team, echoed Domo’s high expectations for LAN:
Its not easy to replace such great players like Silentes and Drackk but I think we've managed to get a pretty sick lineup together. I'm super hyped to get to play with zebbo again and I have no doubt that once he shakes off the rust he will be one of the best players in the game just like he used to be. Domo already has some good top tf2 experience with Se7en, he has great comms and a good attitude. I couldn't be happier with who we've recruited. I'm feeling good about our chances next season and excited to compete with this lineup at i65.
Ascent.EU’s roster is looking stronger and stronger by the minute, as their current roster is turning out to be a top contender for the first place finish this season:
- Scout: amppis
- Scout: credu
- Roamer: Zebbosai
- Pocket: PolygoN
- Demoman: Domo
- Medic: Connor