As the first round of playoffs is about to start, GlobalClan.EU have opted to replace Doughy with trum. Formerly a member of Garda Panteri, trum did not look out of place in his debut season in Premiership, and was a reliable option in a Garda Panteri that surprised more than a few by clinching 6th place.
Doughy came to the forefront of the scene with The Theorists, winning Division 1 in Season 31 and moving up to Prem with them in the following season. His first Prem season was one where he and his team surprised a fair few, finishing in 5th place, and he helped The Theorists follow it up with a 5th-6th finish at Copenhagen Games 2019.
We got in touch with Charlie to explain the reasoning behind this late move, and to check how he felt on the eve of playoffs :
TEAMFORTRESS.TV : What prompted you to change medics so close to playoffs ?
Changing meds was never the plan for our team. We started having more and more countercalling in mumble and it came to a peak during scrims for Week 7 where Doughy was frequently having different ideas of how to play which lead to a particularly heated disagreement in mumble while we warmed up for our official and impacted the whole day of games. Since we couldn't find a way that worked for everyone we had to try something new. Trum brings much more willingness to work together and a calmer atmosphere than we had before so we can focus on the game.
TEAMFORTRESS.TV : You were probably expecting to make playoffs this season. Now that you're in it, do you look at them differently than before the season's start ?
Playoffs was always a minimum goal for us, we want a top 3 finish and, even though a roster change is a tough setback, it isn't stopping us from continuing for our goal. We had some tough games during the season and points often didnt go as we expected but now that we've made it to playoffs the way we play will be different and it will open chances for the rest of our team to be at their best.
Ready to tackle the new playoff format, GlobalClan.EU is now :
- Scout: flick
- Scout: ixy
- Roamer: Matthes
- Pocket: Charlie
- Demoman: daga
- Medic: trum