This half-dozen of crooks are yet to make a name for themselves, but when considering crime, maybe that’s a good thing. Goonsquad are definitely the more unknown factor in this season’s Premiership Qualifiers, as evidenced by their lower seed status, but this ambitious squad seems eager to go and brush off against the top level. They do possess an abundance of experience in the higher divs, and could mug off one of the other wannabe Prem team.
The scout class will be represented by croix and Пауль. narkkari, winner of the Mix Cup, will be assuming the role of pocket, while the experienced dqz will roam. Detoed and Jorge will complete the combo on demoman and medic respectively. While this squad lacks top level experience, they are not completely green, multiple of them having managed to reach Premiership in Highlander or have had good runs with their respective national teams.
We came across croix, who was eager to explain how this team eventually came to be and why did they choose to challenge the top flight:
After last season, people were a bit uncertain on what to do with the team: sn0w, our medic, decided to step down; utka, after losing our first playoffs match, decided to leave and look for another team and we needed to find a new demoman since during the season we had to evenly split playtime between our main, skills, and our sub, feevz, because their availability was very limited.
Worse of all, I really couldn't be bothered to find new players for the team and I initially decided to go play in div 2 with some friends.
This was when narkkari told me about his roster, wich consisted of ex goonsquad members (utka and Detoed) and new ones (Jorge). Our first scrims were a bit of a mess but with more practice we saw that we could get good results against solid div 1 teams, and so the idea of trying prem qualifiers started to pop out in narkkari's and detoed's mind.
When they proposed to play the prem qualifiers I was strongly against that decision because I wasn't confindent enough in my team yet.
With some more scrims I came to realise that if we really try hard we might actually have a chance to beat the other condending teams, so here we are.
I believe in my teammates and I really hope to get placed in prem, even though the match for the spot won't be an easy one.
Wanting to prove that they can do more than die in stylish manners, the Goonsquad is :
- Scout: croix
- Scout: Пауль
- Roamer: dqz
- Pocket: narkkari
- Demoman: Detoed
- Medic: Jorge