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i65 Thank You Thread
61
#61
10 Frags +

shoutout to soda/DrHappiness/ArchRhythm for organising shit
shoutout to gemm and hamahamahamaham for being great observing buddies
shoutout to Console- for stepping into a new directing role that I don't think was gonna be a thing and doing great
shoutout to rest of production for producing
shoutout to Heny and Aoshi for wrangling gamers
shoutout to eepily for being eepily
shoutout to the extended doggos for being good boys (and girls)
shoutout to Ascent.NA for being keen and playing great games
shoutout to kermit for being a chill scottish lan buddy
shoutout to plunk for surviving
shoutout to lan food for ruining my gut microbiome
shoutout to yohn for being so wholesome that I'm fairly sure he must actually be a villain
shoutout to Turbotabs, for surviving working every lan since i52 with me
shoutout to sannyside and rahmed for hydration and chats
shoutout to the gaming chairs in production
shoutout to War for being sound and showing me extra Jesse pics
shoutout to anyone I missed, sorry
anti-shoutout to my hotel for not including hash browns in the cooked breakfast, unacceptable

forgot how much I liked this game, hopefully I'll see you all again before my annual i-series emergence

shoutout to soda/DrHappiness/ArchRhythm for organising shit
shoutout to gemm and hamahamahamaham for being great observing buddies
shoutout to Console- for stepping into a new directing role that I don't think was gonna be a thing and doing great
shoutout to rest of production for producing
shoutout to Heny and Aoshi for wrangling gamers
shoutout to eepily for being eepily
shoutout to the extended doggos for being good boys (and girls)
shoutout to Ascent.NA for being keen and playing great games
shoutout to kermit for being a chill scottish lan buddy
shoutout to plunk for surviving
shoutout to lan food for ruining my gut microbiome
shoutout to yohn for being so wholesome that I'm fairly sure he must actually be a villain
shoutout to Turbotabs, for surviving working every lan since i52 with me
shoutout to sannyside and rahmed for hydration and chats
shoutout to the gaming chairs in production
shoutout to War for being sound and showing me extra Jesse pics
shoutout to anyone I missed, sorry
anti-shoutout to my hotel for not including hash browns in the cooked breakfast, unacceptable

forgot how much I liked this game, hopefully I'll see you all again before my annual i-series emergence
62
#62
14 Frags +
konrshouts to aubriac what a sick guy

https://i.imgur.com/FTvgdqO.png

[quote=konr]shouts to aubriac what a sick guy[/quote]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/FTvgdqO.png[/img]
63
#63
10 Frags +

i love you my fat fucks, there's never enough time!
shoutout to my poopists, i've never had as much fun as when i play with you
shoutout to all doggos for letting me slide in the chillest gang, bless the hilarious TTT games and great hugs
shoutout to Ascent, i'm so proud to be part, y'all so awesome
shoutout to the CEO, i wish i had good replies to all the nice stuff ma3la said, truth is he's just the nicest fucking boss
shoutout to the OG pass time gang, alfie z0dders jimb0t jun0 ham, thanks to the guys who lent PCs so we could play

shoutout to declan, anna and alfie for sending me to space, shoutout to everyone else in the circle
shoutout to everyone who bought me drinks (feel bad that i cant afford to give back as much)
shoutout to war who made the effort of coming alone and staying for so long, i'm actually quite proud
shoutout to casual and chaos-vibing se7en (eerily hilarious)
shoutout to pitts for the good talks
shoutout to ady for lending me his headset cause i'm a fucking bellend
shoutout to gemm and REDACTED happenings
shoutout to aoshi and Heny for letting me be a dumbass
shoutout to ever_x and his lubing feet fetish
shoutout to awesome hugs from kola, seeds, 000EFF, squirrel_bvc, loris, samiface,
shoutout to travel buds for making it so much more bearable
shoutout to mal, polygon, turbodad, kermit, yohn, maxi, hobnobs, mak, doughy, marten, aubriac, JackWalms, extine, robbie, osplo, raptor, twiggy, and so many more
shoutout to shy dudes

shoutout to kola for getting flu 1 week before LAN............... bruh
shoutout to the bellend who got in Munich airport without going through security and had the airport fucking lock down, shoutout to Lufthansa for providing meals, hotel, and a new flight no questions asked

immense shoutout to this year's production, organization and all the talent and teams that showed up
shoutout to passion fueling intense conversations

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shoutout to belong for not deserving us LOL

GG GO NEXT

https://cdn.frankerfacez.com/emoticon/270930/4

i love you my fat fucks, there's never enough time!
shoutout to my poopists, i've never had as much fun as when i play with you
shoutout to all doggos for letting me slide in the chillest gang, bless the hilarious TTT games and great hugs
shoutout to Ascent, i'm so proud to be part, y'all so awesome
shoutout to the CEO, i wish i had good replies to all the nice stuff ma3la said, truth is he's just the nicest fucking boss
shoutout to the OG pass time gang, alfie z0dders jimb0t jun0 ham, thanks to the guys who lent PCs so we could play

shoutout to declan, anna and alfie for sending me to space, shoutout to everyone else in the circle
shoutout to everyone who bought me drinks (feel bad that i cant afford to give back as much)
shoutout to war who made the effort of coming alone and staying for so long, i'm actually quite proud
shoutout to casual and chaos-vibing se7en (eerily hilarious)
shoutout to pitts for the good talks
shoutout to ady for lending me his headset cause i'm a fucking bellend
shoutout to gemm and REDACTED happenings
shoutout to aoshi and Heny for letting me be a dumbass
shoutout to ever_x and his lubing feet fetish
shoutout to awesome hugs from kola, seeds, 000EFF, squirrel_bvc, loris, samiface,
shoutout to travel buds for making it so much more bearable
shoutout to mal, polygon, turbodad, kermit, yohn, maxi, hobnobs, mak, doughy, marten, aubriac, JackWalms, extine, robbie, osplo, raptor, twiggy, and so many more
shoutout to shy dudes

shoutout to kola for getting flu 1 week before LAN............... bruh
shoutout to the bellend who got in Munich airport without going through security and had the airport fucking lock down, shoutout to Lufthansa for providing meals, hotel, and a new flight no questions asked

immense shoutout to this year's production, organization and all the talent and teams that showed up
shoutout to passion fueling intense conversations
[spoiler]shoutout to belong for not deserving us LOL[/spoiler]

GG GO NEXT

[img]https://cdn.frankerfacez.com/emoticon/270930/4[/img]
64
#64
Essentials.tf
6 Frags +

Shoutouts to ArchRhythm and Soda for helping make this possible with me, wouldn't have happened without you!
Shoutout to Geel for the sponsor allowing us not to pay out of pocket this time
Shoutout to Jon Kelly from Belong.GG for being incredibly responsive and helpful as much as he could
Shoutout to the production team for a fantastic stream
Shoutout to the Admin team for dealing with nearly 200 TF2 gamers and server issues
Shoutout to the guy who broke his arm whilst arm wrestling, thats commitment right there
Anti-shoutout to the hospital where we waited 5 hours for fuck all
Shoutouts to Ascent and Ma3la for helping bring an NA team to LAN, honestly the best choice in the end

Shoutouts to everyone who's been thanking me or saying nice things about me, I'm always awkward about that sort of thing, but your kind words have made the months of prep and all the grey hairs worth it.
As always, shoutouts to the TF2 community for always being such an amazing bunch of people!

Shoutouts to ArchRhythm and Soda for helping make this possible with me, wouldn't have happened without you!
Shoutout to Geel for the sponsor allowing us not to pay out of pocket this time
Shoutout to Jon Kelly from Belong.GG for being incredibly responsive and helpful as much as he could
Shoutout to the production team for a fantastic stream
Shoutout to the Admin team for dealing with nearly 200 TF2 gamers and server issues
Shoutout to the guy who broke his arm whilst arm wrestling, thats commitment right there
Anti-shoutout to the hospital where we waited 5 hours for fuck all
Shoutouts to Ascent and Ma3la for helping bring an NA team to LAN, honestly the best choice in the end

Shoutouts to everyone who's been thanking me or saying nice things about me, I'm always awkward about that sort of thing, but your kind words have made the months of prep and all the grey hairs worth it.
As always, shoutouts to the TF2 community for always being such an amazing bunch of people!
65
#65
7 Frags +
twiikuushoutout to pitts for the good talks

Shoutout to you for actually taking the slap I said I'd give you after you shittalked us during our whole match.
At least you don't fear :)

[quote=twiikuu]shoutout to pitts for the good talks[/quote]

Shoutout to [i][b]you[/b][/i] for actually taking the slap I said I'd give you after you shittalked us during our whole match.
At least you don't fear :)
66
#66
6 Frags +

anyone who had to deal with my antics on saturday night but especially doughy himself for walking me home as i drunkenly rambled on about why ascend sucks, I don't think I'd have made it myself

anyone who snuck bottles over the production area fence, anyone who had to play with me, geezers, lads, and boys

maybe see u all some other time maybe not who knows

anyone who had to deal with my antics on saturday night but especially doughy himself for walking me home as i drunkenly rambled on about why ascend sucks, I don't think I'd have made it myself

anyone who snuck bottles over the production area fence, anyone who had to play with me, geezers, lads, and boys

maybe see u all some other time maybe not who knows
67
#67
9 Frags +

Thank you

Tom for just basically putting up with me (its official btw)
Ryan for making any time im near him more enjoyable
Eepily for the passion and dedication he puts iinto every second behind the camera
Lux for being wonderful and always having a smile and a hug for everyone
Squirrel for being fun, positive, and supportive
Ceeg for making lan better every time
Sneakeh for always being up for tf2, fun, and anything
Gubbins for showing the amount of love and positivity we all deserve
Fribs for the pure joy she feels when se7en wins and being an incredible friend
Maela for making sure i felt appreciated
Mac for being a dickhead
Jlebs and streep for living their truth
Xo for showing up and giving me a hug
Twiikuu because honestly hes just lovely and funny
Jun0 for the keyboard and emotional support
Tob for the drinks :D
Adys girlfriend for putting up with ALL of us
Pitts, and ALL the lovely women i met who are strong, fun, and proud to be a part of tf2
The massive crowd that cheered at the final
Mop and planck because really, is it lan without you
Amy and zen for showing up and making us all happier

Heny i owe you a drink for being yourself. Youre the best man, i mean it.

Go doggos. Much love. Baiiiiiii

Thank you

Tom for just basically putting up with me (its official btw)
Ryan for making any time im near him more enjoyable
Eepily for the passion and dedication he puts iinto every second behind the camera
Lux for being wonderful and always having a smile and a hug for everyone
Squirrel for being fun, positive, and supportive
Ceeg for making lan better every time
Sneakeh for always being up for tf2, fun, and anything
Gubbins for showing the amount of love and positivity we all deserve
Fribs for the pure joy she feels when se7en wins and being an incredible friend
Maela for making sure i felt appreciated
Mac for being a dickhead
Jlebs and streep for living their truth
Xo for showing up and giving me a hug
Twiikuu because honestly hes just lovely and funny
Jun0 for the keyboard and emotional support
Tob for the drinks :D
Adys girlfriend for putting up with ALL of us
Pitts, and ALL the lovely women i met who are strong, fun, and proud to be a part of tf2
The massive crowd that cheered at the final
Mop and planck because really, is it lan without you
Amy and zen for showing up and making us all happier

Heny i owe you a drink for being yourself. Youre the best man, i mean it.

Go doggos. Much love. Baiiiiiii
68
#68
2 Frags +

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Mould was big epic also.

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Mould was big epic also.
69
#69
8 Frags +

Been busy with post-i65 stuff, fundraiser promotion has finally wrapped so I have time to write my shoutouts. I will forget people and I am so sorry in advance:

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  • Ma3la and both my Ascent i65 teams, EU and NA. Good run boys, I'm happy that all my work for Ascent this LAN seems to have paid off, and I'm glad you all seemed to have fun during the afterparty!
  • Our i65 online or onsite staff members: twiikuu, Loris, Shounic, and Seth (especially Seth who stayed up NA timezones to do Ascent social media, the naps I missed out on during i61 delays back in Canada whew)
  • samiface & Faceit for the bootcamp venue & all the additional support, Geel & Marketplace.tf & KovaaK's for sponsorship
  • Everybody who donated to the i65 fundraiser, particularly to raise the prizepool and to help compensate ETF for Ascent.NA's LAN costs. Thank you for supporting the LAN and my NA boys!
  • Project leaders: thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to i65
  • Production desk & admins: sound & audio, production & observers, server & match admins, every damn body behind that desk and on a mic. Thank you for all your hard work and effort!
  • Casters & talent; particularly GrumpyKoi who got to cast with Ma3la, and eepily who continuously kept everybody as up-to-date as he could pre-i65 (as well as during i65 and post-i65) on his social meedz
  • Art team: our SFM lead Teleportato, Tobiased, Steg, and SirDuck, who helped make this i65 UV light theme work with TF2 and kick ass
  • Social media team: MrJelly & pie4life, especially MrJelly for getting me amazing photos in a timely manner, and pie4life for providing me info I needed, and helping me out while handling her own IRL things
  • Video editing team: Loris & Cupcake, who give their all to make sure that live player experience & story is present in our LANs, showing the personalities behind the players
  • TFTV EU journalism department: Dummtm, Dempsey, and Aelkyr; cu @ #news-random shitlords

Additional shoutouts to:

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  • Sora Elantro, particularly domiq, Wylenn, Kaja, and Mike Rotch (especially Mike Rotch whose name I mispronounced, therefore missing the joke until now because I am the densest material known to man)
  • Kaja in particular, who got really sick with LAN death on the last day. Let's party again when you feel better next time; thank you for the chocolates again, and get well soon!
  • Bunch of Swedes scattered about; Alba in his pineapple suit, Smirre in his froggy hat, BASED HENY
  • Bunch of Brits who I haven't seen in ages, particularly Gubbins and a bunch of the doggo/fm gang
  • Faint Gaming, who I apologize to for calling Lukas & toemas fragging fetuses. Apology pending from papi for purposely interrupting my focus on Ascent.NA fighting Se7en just to tell me WARHURYEAH's iSeries redemption arc might happen against Ascent.EU
  • WAR for plugging Gregg's to me and telling me not to forget to eat at Gregg's, and I said I'll remember to eat at Gregg's, then I forgot to eat at Gregg's because I got sushi & bubble tea instead
  • Se7en who I sat next to in the BYOC area to do social media, particularly Kaptain and Thalash who I greatly underestimated in Typeracer. Congrats & ggs. Let's cheer for SiLAN WINNERtes!
  • Stark left my fat teddy bear on the grand finals stage. Absolute BM. Negative shoutout. Glad you liked boba
  • Fribs for letting me use her PC next to Se7en as the temporary social media deck until I had mine and then in addition not beating the shit out of me when I was rooting for Ascent right behind Se7en
  • Se7en backseat spectator gang, particularly Drackk who hijacked the ETF account using his Tall People Privilege™ to push me away from the temporary social media PC to tweet "dab"

Finally, shoutouts to:

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  • Everybody who flew out from non-European countries like NA boys Console, prograde, artichoke (canadian hosers unite), eXtine who I will hopefully see neXt time, and more; Sannyside from Malaysia to assist in production, and Mal from Australia tO LIFT ME you're SHORTER than me??
  • Console in particular, who has done a ton of work for RGB and came from the US to do the damn thing for the tradition of international TF2. I'm glad you experienced iSeries and the European LAN scene
  • Everyone who was volunteering that I managed to talk with, particularly Kermit who gave me a Kermit impression and Rahmed who made sure we were all refreshed
  • Everyone who bought me drinks, offered to buy me some, or spilled drinks on me (tbf both times it happened I smashed into Smirre), I'd name who I remember giving me drinks but apparently one of you has been disguising yourself as leth and might not be leth so
  • People who asked me to take their team photos, selfies, or signatures
  • Everybody who personally came up to me to say thanks for things I've done with Ascent, ETF for i65, or this whole scene, as well as people who said they really liked my work, or were inspired to pursue jobs or education because of it. It still feels a bit overwhelming to this day to get those kind of compliments, but I'm always touched by everybody's kind words of support. Thank you so much.
  • Everybody who watched or came out to LAN. Please continue to show your appreciation for our players, talent, & volunteers, and thank you for supporting TF2 with us!
  • The people who were subjected to Connor & Ma3la pitching them Ascent hoodies & t-shirts all LAN, and then actually buying them from ascent.gg which you can purchase too, they're custom-made & embroidered from local businesses, pre-washed & comfy, limited stock left, sponsored by ascent esports
Been busy with post-i65 stuff, fundraiser promotion has finally wrapped so I have time to write my shoutouts. I will forget people and I am so sorry in advance:

[spoiler][list]
[*] Ma3la and both my Ascent i65 teams, EU and NA. Good run boys, I'm happy that all my work for Ascent this LAN seems to have paid off, and I'm glad you all seemed to have fun during the afterparty!
[*] Our i65 online or onsite staff members: twiikuu, Loris, Shounic, and Seth (especially Seth who stayed up NA timezones to do Ascent social media, the naps I missed out on during i61 delays back in Canada whew)
[*] samiface & Faceit for the bootcamp venue & all the additional support, Geel & Marketplace.tf & KovaaK's for sponsorship
[*] Everybody who donated to the i65 fundraiser, particularly to raise the prizepool and to help compensate ETF for Ascent.NA's LAN costs. Thank you for supporting the LAN and my NA boys!
[*] Project leaders: thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to i65
[*] Production desk & admins: sound & audio, production & observers, server & match admins, every damn body behind that desk and on a mic. Thank you for all your hard work and effort!
[*] Casters & talent; particularly GrumpyKoi who got to cast with Ma3la, and eepily who continuously kept everybody as up-to-date as he could pre-i65 (as well as during i65 and post-i65) on his social meedz
[*] Art team: our SFM lead Teleportato, Tobiased, Steg, and SirDuck, who helped make this i65 UV light theme work with TF2 and kick ass
[*] Social media team: MrJelly & pie4life, especially MrJelly for getting me amazing photos in a timely manner, and pie4life for providing me info I needed, and helping me out while handling her own IRL things
[*] Video editing team: Loris & Cupcake, who give their all to make sure that live player experience & story is present in our LANs, showing the personalities behind the players
[*] TFTV EU journalism department: Dummtm, Dempsey, and Aelkyr; cu @ #news-random shitlords [/list]
[/spoiler]
Additional shoutouts to:
[spoiler][list]
[*] Sora Elantro, particularly domiq, Wylenn, Kaja, and Mike Rotch (especially Mike Rotch whose name I mispronounced, therefore missing the joke until now because I am the densest material known to man)
[*] Kaja in particular, who got really sick with LAN death on the last day. Let's party again when you feel better next time; thank you for the chocolates again, and get well soon!
[*] Bunch of Swedes scattered about; Alba in his pineapple suit, Smirre in his froggy hat, BASED HENY
[*] Bunch of Brits who I haven't seen in ages, particularly Gubbins and a bunch of the doggo/fm gang
[*] Faint Gaming, who I apologize to for calling Lukas & toemas fragging fetuses. Apology pending from papi for purposely interrupting my focus on Ascent.NA fighting Se7en just to tell me WARHURYEAH's iSeries redemption arc might happen against Ascent.EU
[*] WAR for plugging Gregg's to me and telling me not to forget to eat at Gregg's, and I said I'll remember to eat at Gregg's, then I forgot to eat at Gregg's because I got sushi & bubble tea instead
[*] Se7en who I sat next to in the BYOC area to do social media, particularly Kaptain and Thalash who I greatly underestimated in Typeracer. Congrats & ggs. Let's cheer for SiLAN WINNERtes!
[*] Stark left my fat teddy bear on the grand finals stage. Absolute BM. Negative shoutout. Glad you liked boba
[*] Fribs for letting me use her PC next to Se7en as the temporary social media deck until I had mine and then in addition not beating the shit out of me when I was rooting for Ascent right behind Se7en
[*] Se7en backseat spectator gang, particularly Drackk who [url=https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials/status/1165405845502476290]hijacked the ETF account using his Tall People Privilege™ to push me away from the temporary social media PC to tweet "dab" [/url][/list][/spoiler]
Finally, shoutouts to:
[spoiler][list]
[*] Everybody who flew out from non-European countries like NA boys Console, prograde, artichoke (canadian hosers unite), eXtine who I will hopefully see neXt time, and more; Sannyside from Malaysia to assist in production, and Mal from Australia tO LIFT ME you're SHORTER than me??
[*]Console in particular, who has done a ton of work for RGB and came from the US to do the damn thing for the tradition of international TF2. I'm glad you experienced iSeries and the European LAN scene
[*] Everyone who was volunteering that I managed to talk with, particularly Kermit who gave me a Kermit impression and Rahmed who made sure we were all refreshed
[*] Everyone who bought me drinks, offered to buy me some, or spilled drinks on me (tbf both times it happened I smashed into Smirre), I'd name who I remember giving me drinks but apparently one of you has been disguising yourself as leth and might not be leth so
[*] People who asked me to take their team photos, selfies, or signatures
[*] Everybody who personally came up to me to say thanks for things I've done with Ascent, ETF for i65, or this whole scene, as well as people who said they really liked my work, or were inspired to pursue jobs or education because of it. It still feels a bit overwhelming to this day to get those kind of compliments, but I'm always touched by everybody's kind words of support. Thank you so much.
[*] Everybody who watched or came out to LAN. Please continue to show your appreciation for our players, talent, & volunteers, and thank you for supporting TF2 with us!
[*] The people who were subjected to Connor & Ma3la pitching them Ascent hoodies & t-shirts all LAN, and then actually buying them from ascent.gg [s]which you can purchase too, they're custom-made & embroidered from local businesses, pre-washed & comfy, limited stock left, sponsored by ascent esports[/s][/list][/spoiler]
70
#70
2 Frags +

shoutout to Ceejaey Seal Toast Vclox_ FizzyPug and Cloudy for being great buddies during lan and always being entertaining to hang around
shoutout to Soda and Archie for being great people!
shoutout to production for making this event possible
shoutout to Buck, James and the rest of my team for letting me play on their team!
shoutout to Kireek for the free Pepsi
shoutout to seeds for being a great lad to talk to, and opti for being one of the best neighbours ive met so far.
shoutout to ruin for being my dad
and lastly shoutout to everyone who attended(expect troy who baited me to wetherspoons)

shoutout to Ceejaey Seal Toast Vclox_ FizzyPug and Cloudy for being great buddies during lan and always being entertaining to hang around
shoutout to Soda and Archie for being great people!
shoutout to production for making this event possible
shoutout to Buck, James and the rest of my team for letting me play on their team!
shoutout to Kireek for the free Pepsi
shoutout to seeds for being a great lad to talk to, and opti for being one of the best neighbours ive met so far.
shoutout to ruin for being my [s]dad[/s]
and lastly shoutout to everyone who attended(expect troy who baited me to wetherspoons)
71
#71
5 Frags +

I spent like, 2-3 days trying to write this but honestly if I'm trying to cover everything it ain't ever gonna get written because words just can't do justice to the experience. It's gonna get tl;dr-ish so apologies.

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It was amazing to see what Essentials could pull off with its passionate group of volunteers, and the project leads (Doc, Soda and Arch) handled one stressful curveball after another. And some of the production guys didn't even leave their chairs for 2/3rd of LAN because they were just glued there handling stuff. Things didn't go picture perfect but the crew persevered and put on one heck of a show: server admins, production, casting, desk, content and social guys? Y'all are king champions, and I can't wait to see the next LAN that y'all will put together. A big thank you for showing me what a grassroots esports community can achieve even without developer support.

And the players and spectators! It's a bit surreal to me to finally meet people I have only seen/heard on twitter, twitch streams and TFTV forums. Everyone was legit so nice and friendly and I really regret being a shy bug during LAN because there were so many people I wanted to talk to, but I was just that awkward person hoovering in the background because of nerves (I should've started drinking earlier haha). It was lovely talking to everyone that I did manage to speak with, and it's real heartening to see that the community is still going so strong.

Thanks to everyone who signed the postcards + notebook. Y'all made my friends in Asia pretty happy to get those signatures!

Special shoutouts to:

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The Production leads again! Doc, Soda and Arch? Can't emphasise how thankful I am for the good job you guys did for i65. Y'all really looked out for the team's well being, and are wonderful project leads.
eepily, Robbie and Rahmed, you guys are super friendly people. Thanks for chatting with me throughout LAN, even when I was clamming up during the first two days.
eXtine, samiface, and ma3la: I deeply admire people who pursue their dreams and passions. I don't think I have the courage to do that myself, so it's inspiring and encouraging to see people making it work. Thanks guys.
Prograde and team, y'all gutsy as heck to wear FROYO shirts to this LAN haha. Thanks for making the effort to fly over, it really couldn't have been easy. It was also great to finally meet you face to face, Prograde. Promise I'll sign your jug if I ever make it to RGB LAN.

And finally, huge thank you to the Comp TF2 community for a great and memorable time. It was my first international LAN, my second after AFLAN, and what's a LAN without the organisers and the attendees? I had a rough idea of what i65 would be like but the actual experience itself was so much better than what I expected. Might be awhile before I show up to another LAN outside of Asia, but fingers crossed I'll get there someday. Thanks again friends.

I spent like, 2-3 days trying to write this but honestly if I'm trying to cover everything it ain't ever gonna get written because words just can't do justice to the experience. It's gonna get tl;dr-ish so apologies.

[spoiler]It was amazing to see what Essentials could pull off with its passionate group of volunteers, and the project leads (Doc, Soda and Arch) handled one stressful curveball after another. And some of the production guys didn't even leave their chairs for 2/3rd of LAN because they were just glued there handling stuff. Things didn't go picture perfect but the crew persevered and put on one heck of a show: server admins, production, casting, desk, content and social guys? Y'all are king champions, and I can't wait to see the next LAN that y'all will put together. A big thank you for showing me what a grassroots esports community can achieve even without developer support.

And the players and spectators! It's a bit surreal to me to finally meet people I have only seen/heard on twitter, twitch streams and TFTV forums. Everyone was legit so nice and friendly and I really regret being a shy bug during LAN because there were so many people I wanted to talk to, but I was just that awkward person hoovering in the background because of nerves (I should've started drinking earlier haha). It was lovely talking to everyone that I did manage to speak with, and it's real heartening to see that the community is still going so strong.

Thanks to everyone who signed the postcards + notebook. Y'all made my friends in Asia pretty happy to get those signatures![/spoiler]

Special shoutouts to:
[spoiler]The Production leads again! Doc, Soda and Arch? Can't emphasise how thankful I am for the good job you guys did for i65. Y'all really looked out for the team's well being, and are wonderful project leads.
eepily, Robbie and Rahmed, you guys are super friendly people. Thanks for chatting with me throughout LAN, even when I was clamming up during the first two days.
eXtine, samiface, and ma3la: I deeply admire people who pursue their dreams and passions. I don't think I have the courage to do that myself, so it's inspiring and encouraging to see people making it work. Thanks guys.
Prograde and team, y'all gutsy as heck to wear FROYO shirts to this LAN haha. Thanks for making the effort to fly over, it really couldn't have been easy. It was also great to finally meet you face to face, Prograde. Promise I'll sign your jug if I ever make it to RGB LAN.
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And finally, huge thank you to the Comp TF2 community for a great and memorable time. It was my first international LAN, my second after AFLAN, and what's a LAN without the organisers and the attendees? I had a rough idea of what i65 would be like but the actual experience itself was so much better than what I expected. Might be awhile before I show up to another LAN outside of Asia, but fingers crossed I'll get there someday. Thanks again friends.
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