With ETF2L Season 37 about to commence, GlobalClan.EU are looking to make a splash in the Premiership division, for what will be the first time for four of their players.
smile and greenrab are reunited after a season apart, last playing together in Season 35 where the pair managed a 2nd place finish in Division 2. Since then, smile had a brief stint in Division 1 and greenrab returned to familiar territory in a doggo team - NOT not dead doggo (for legal reasons) in Mid.
After most prominently being a Scout main, smile will be making the move to demoman while greenrab takes up the medigun. smile’s meteoric rise through divisions, starting in Season 31 and including podium finishes in Mid and Division 2, paired with greenrab’s plethora of High experience promise their Prem debuts could be ones to remember.
Their roamer, troy, is another player who had a quick rise through divisions: entering Mid for the first time in Season 32 after a 2nd place finish in Low a couple of seasons before. The Irishman then blasted his way to an eventual Division 2 Semi-finals appearance in Season 35 before gaining Division 1 experience with BOOMERS in Season 36.
fugazi, also known by the denizens of Badlands Spire as kn, is getting another shot at Premiership. After uncountable hours of MGE allowed him to skip the Mid division entirely - going straight from Low to Division 2 - the Soldier main went on to eventually win Division 1 with his long-time team The Compound in Season 35. Despite the championship granting the team a spot in the Premiership division for the following season, fugazi chose not to stay with them. He would play a few matches in Division 1 in Season 36, but has waited until now to finally make his Prem debut.
Finally, ixy and nuthouse add some likely much needed experience to the mix. Both are seasoned Prem players, with ixy even earning a 4th place finish in Season 32 and another one at Copenhagen Games with Faint Gaming. nuthouse has yet to taste the sweet fruits of top Prem, but has a mountain of experience overall and most recently won Division 1 with Rakuzan in Season 33. With Seasons 32 and 33 being the last times the Scouts played respectively, they will both have rust to shake off. Should they be able to do so however, they could be great assets in helping GlobalClan.EU achieve their goals.
ixy will have to put in work to help his lesser experienced teammates get to the top (picture courtesy of Ness "uberchain" Delacroix)
In preparation for his Premiership debut, team leader smile elaborated on the coming-together of the roster, as well as his team’s goals for the season:
I knew I wanted to play with greenrab since I had a good experience playing with him in s35. I happened to bump into kn in a trial for another team, and I suggested that he trialed for my team, he also recommended that we tried troy on roamer. After a couple of scrims with troy and kn on soldier both of them decided to join. At this time I was playing combo scout but as a result of the new plugins being added I decided to make the move to demo. I knew ixy through pugchamp and I managed to convince him to play a trial and shortly after he completed his trial he was also rostered. We were still missing a scout and our only trial, at the time, was no longer interested in playing. Luckily for us rakuzan died leaving nuthouse teamless, and just one day later nuthouse was rostered as well. We're hoping that we'll be able to secure a spot in playoffs, and keep high spirits when we're most likely going to get beat by the top prem teams. If we're fortunate enough to make it into the playoffs bracket, we're going to try to play our best and hope we can pull off an upset.
The GlobalClan organisation also shared some words:
Since we have received a pretty positive response after picking up the NA squad, we figured it would be interesting to test the EU waters. Even though the scene is "small" its full of diehard fans and players alike. That's really intriguing to us, since we come from a similar esport in Warcraft 3. Hopefully things go well, and people continue to support our organization, and players that represent us.
troy, the team's Roamer and original creator of the team page, also insisted on sharing his perspective:
the roster is mine, smile joined with his tyranny and booted me off leader and threatened to mge me if i ever asked for it back. smile found greenrab on the side of the road boggled off of it on gear, he took him under his wing and forced him to play tf2 to get off the black stuff. smile himself studies demo reviews and is a mastermind of the game, its a shame his microphone is literally a cardboard box with speakers in it. kn is a MASTER at mge as hes done map talks with mge mike about it, its a shame hes got his feet glued to the ground and crosshair taped to the sky. nuthouse and smile knew each other from minecraft so getting him in was instant for smile, smile loves blocks. ixy has a girlfriend and smile doesnt so smile is trying to get information on how to get one of his own female. now we have our AWESOME SUBSTITUTES, ascend, malarz, zoey and dima, these guys are awesome beasts, its a shame that we dont need them at all, ascend is also racist so we cant have hive him play too much. i am troy, and i am dangerous in many ways. thank you for reading, smiles interview is bad my ones so much better
He also adds:
IVE GOT SOMETHING TO ADD, smile REMOVED the gaming beast 666 from our roster despite him being our best substitute by far, our best friend, the skull, also got banned from etf2l for having too much danger power, thank you
I HAVE SOMETHING MORE TO ADD, we did a bicep measuring test and i placed first, then greenrab, then ixy, then nuthouse and then smile and kn placed in twig arm it was easy for me and my biceps
With such enthusiasm, expectations must be high for GlobalClan.EU
The GlobalClan organisation is branching out into EU TF2 with:
- Scout: nuthouse
- Scout: ixy
- Roamer: troy
- Pocket: fugazi
- Demoman: smile
- Medic: greenrab