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catface walks the plank, phone called in
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June 7, 2019

We are youths who travel the great seas of space searching for adventure and romance. And 4th place.

These are the immortal words used to describe Space Pirates by catface, whose ESEA ballad concludes with tragedy. The team has elected to continue the quest for the playoffs prize with a different scout, phone, whom they captured from Excellent Theory of Dunk.

Prior to this season, phone has won two seasons of ESEA Intermediate, once with Sporadic eSports and once alongside catface with Theory of Knowledge, before making their Invite debut this season with last season's Intermediate runner-ups. In phone's stead, his old team will be bringing in pauly to fill the vacant Scout role.

Meanwhile, at our behest, the vessel's skipper shamoo revealed what happened below deck:

catface is a good player, but it just wasn't working out between us since all of us had different ideas how we wanted to play, and we wish him the best going forward. We feel bad poaching someone, but we didn't think we had many options that didn't involve taking someone. Aside from that, we think phone is really good and can be a very strong player for us.

Space Pirates will conclude their interstellar plunder with:

  • Scout: shamoo
  • Scout: phone
  • Roamer: Rekuso
  • Pocket: hayes
  • Demoman: chunkey
  • Medic: Skye
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#1
5 Frags +

:3______

:3______
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#2
cp_granary_pro
1 Frags +

bruh

bruh
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#3
16 Frags +

At least he now has 6 paths to choose from...

At least he now has 6 paths to choose from...
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#4
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:)

:)
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#5
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/387764227965976579/586635839476465687/image0.jpg

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#6
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yo go phone and pauly
catface don’t play IM : ^ )

yo go phone and pauly
catface don’t play IM : ^ )
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#7
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https://i.imgur.com/ij6gRT9.png

monkaS

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monkaS
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#8
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I just want it to go on record that whatever catface has said, he was probably right.

I just want it to go on record that whatever catface has said, he was probably right.
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#9
13 Frags +

From the start of the season there were a lot of disagreements on how the team overall should function, whether we should be much more aggressive and be more bold in our play or much more passive and methodical. As we continued playing there was never really a moment where we all came together and decided as a team on which playstyle that we were actually committing to. Instead of discussing it as a team shamoo ended up making the decision on the spot one night before scrims to switch himself and I, moving me to combo and shamoo to flank to try and remedy this disconnect in the team.

In the short term, this seemed to fix the issues as I was actually complimented on how I played on combo, but over time this still led to the same issues as before, a stark disconnect between how the team plays due to players disagreeing. Instead of ever receiving a message about what I was doing wrong or what I needed to do differently to better help or fit the team, most of my chats with them were just full of "get in mumble" messages. I had an inkling of an idea that they were upset at how I was playing in particular because everytime I would try to criticize someone or I would make a split second decision to do something I would immediately be met with strong disagreement and/or tilt.

After our Granary match, I was cut through steam messages. I think the situation was handled extremely poorly through a lack of proper communication since I didn't have a chance to tell people my perspective or properly hear anyone else's. Although I'm sad to part with them I think Phone is very good and I hope he is a better fit for the team than I was.

From the start of the season there were a lot of disagreements on how the team overall should function, whether we should be much more aggressive and be more bold in our play or much more passive and methodical. As we continued playing there was never really a moment where we all came together and decided as a team on which playstyle that we were actually committing to. Instead of discussing it as a team shamoo ended up making the decision on the spot one night before scrims to switch himself and I, moving me to combo and shamoo to flank to try and remedy this disconnect in the team.

In the short term, this seemed to fix the issues as I was actually complimented on how I played on combo, but over time this still led to the same issues as before, a stark disconnect between how the team plays due to players disagreeing. Instead of ever receiving a message about what I was doing wrong or what I needed to do differently to better help or fit the team, most of my chats with them were just full of "get in mumble" messages. I had an inkling of an idea that they were upset at how I was playing in particular because everytime I would try to criticize someone or I would make a split second decision to do something I would immediately be met with strong disagreement and/or tilt.

After our Granary match, I was cut through steam messages. I think the situation was handled extremely poorly through a lack of proper communication since I didn't have a chance to tell people my perspective or properly hear anyone else's. Although I'm sad to part with them I think Phone is very good and I hope he is a better fit for the team than I was.
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#10
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didn't ask

didn't ask
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#11
-65 Frags +

didn't ask

didn't ask
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#12
-63 Frags +

nobody cares.

nobody cares.
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#13
-67 Frags +

nobody cares.

nobody cares.
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#14
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kyaanobody cares.

didn't ask

[quote=kyaa]nobody cares.[/quote]
didn't ask
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#15
-61 Frags +
kyaanobody cares.

shut up

[quote=kyaa]nobody cares.[/quote]
shut up
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#16
-64 Frags +
torkeykyaanobody cares.didn't ask

didn't ask
nobody cares.

[quote=torkey][quote=kyaa]nobody cares.[/quote]
didn't ask[/quote]
didn't ask
nobody cares.
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#17
47 Frags +

lol funny and epic circlejerk : D

lol funny and epic circlejerk : D
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#18
1 Frags +

gamers rise up

clearly demo reviews were the solution

gamers rise up

clearly demo reviews were the solution
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#19
1 Frags +

Paul filling in makes my heart happy. Dad’s back

Paul filling in makes my heart happy. Dad’s back
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#20
65 Frags +

Don’t forget the time when Skye and I criticized one play and one call you had on separate nights which the first resulted in you not speaking for two maps of scrims because “you didn’t feel like it” and the next one being in the middle of a match. I’m positive that every other invite team would keep you in the lineup if this happened right? I could go on on about everything but there’s no point. Think about what REALLY was the problem before posting publicly on the forums. Good luck I guess tho :^)

Don’t forget the time when Skye and I criticized one play and one call you had on separate nights which the first resulted in you not speaking for two maps of scrims because “you didn’t feel like it” and the next one being in the middle of a match. I’m positive that every other invite team would keep you in the lineup if this happened right? I could go on on about everything but there’s no point. Think about what REALLY was the problem before posting publicly on the forums. Good luck I guess tho :^)
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#21
2 Frags +

oh.

oh.
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#22
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in other words yay pauly in invite

in other words yay pauly in invite
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#23
-6 Frags +

It's funny how you mention the single night of scrims, the only thing the entire season that I did that was something that I admit was out of line, knowing that it wasn't something that I could control at the time. How petty do you have to be to bring something like that up knowing literally the day before it happened my stepdad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the lung? I'm so sorry for ONE night of scrims I went silent because I was on edge due to something I couldn't control. The night in question you mention shamoo had talked to me about it and I agreed that I'd never do something like that again, and for the rest of the time I played, I didn't. I don't know what even led you to post seeing as I tried to be respectful in my post and throw no shade at anyone on the team. Maybe on future teams, you should be more open to work with your teammates and be more understanding of other's situations.

It's funny how you mention the single night of scrims, the only thing the entire season that I did that was something that I admit was out of line, knowing that it wasn't something that I could control at the time. How petty do you have to be to bring something like that up knowing literally the day before it happened my stepdad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the lung? I'm so sorry for ONE night of scrims I went silent because I was on edge due to something I couldn't control. The night in question you mention shamoo had talked to me about it and I agreed that I'd never do something like that again, and for the rest of the time I played, I didn't. I don't know what even led you to post seeing as I tried to be respectful in my post and throw no shade at anyone on the team. Maybe on future teams, you should be more open to work with your teammates and be more understanding of other's situations.
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#24
24 Frags +

catface playing the victim after getting cut season 5

catface playing the victim after getting cut season 5
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#25
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eyo

eyo
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#26
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https://media.tenor.com/images/2d338c91d6db5a65eca5d993ef2656d2/tenor.gif

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#27
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/504909338800816138/587044333782433838/D24NCKHWwAEwFa2.jpg

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#28
4 Frags +
catfaceIt's funny how you mention the single night of scrims, the only thing the entire season that I did that was something that I admit was out of line, knowing that it wasn't something that I could control at the time. How petty do you have to be to bring something like that up knowing literally the day before it happened my stepdad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the lung? I'm so sorry for ONE night of scrims I went silent because I was on edge due to something I couldn't control. The night in question you mention shamoo had talked to me about it and I agreed that I'd never do something like that again, and for the rest of the time I played, I didn't. I don't know what even led you to post seeing as I tried to be respectful in my post and throw no shade at anyone on the team. Maybe on future teams, you should be more open to work with your teammates and be more understanding of other's situations.

hey sorry about your situation but this is not the place, go to dms

[quote=catface]It's funny how you mention the single night of scrims, the only thing the entire season that I did that was something that I admit was out of line, knowing that it wasn't something that I could control at the time. How petty do you have to be to bring something like that up knowing literally the day before it happened my stepdad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the lung? I'm so sorry for ONE night of scrims I went silent because I was on edge due to something I couldn't control. The night in question you mention shamoo had talked to me about it and I agreed that I'd never do something like that again, and for the rest of the time I played, I didn't. I don't know what even led you to post seeing as I tried to be respectful in my post and throw no shade at anyone on the team. Maybe on future teams, you should be more open to work with your teammates and be more understanding of other's situations.[/quote]
hey sorry about your situation but this is not the place, go to dms
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#29
4 Frags +

welp i just found my new favorite team, the name says it all for me!

welp i just found my new favorite team, the name says it all for me!
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