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Why Deathy can no longer cut it in Invite
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It has been brought to my attention that former 8K member "Deathy" has made a pseudo return to TF2. I just wanted to make a quick thread discussing a few of the reasons I believe that he will have little to no success at the invite level.

First and foremost, he simply has not played actively in over 3 years. This alone should be offensive to anyone who has been grinding competitively during this time. Having been attempting to find success multiple different games such as Valorant, Dota 2, and even Quake Champions during this time, some would say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and thus finds himself back in pugchamp lobbies trying to recoup what was lost over the past 3 years.

Secondly, I think it is important to bring up the topic of loyalty. A roadblock many teams in invite are facing in 2022 is the shortage of players who lack a sense of friendship, and loyalty values. While writing this post, Deathy is currently trying out with multiple different teams, while holding a roster spot on another. But this is not a first for the EX invite pocket player. While having spent multiple seasons with Running with Scizors, Deathy would go on a short stint with Feint Gaming. This however, was short lived due to multiple accusations that his performance was sub-standard. Deathy would ultimately leave Feint Gaming for other venues without even an attempt to prove himself. Sandblast can be found on this thread saying:

The team thought Deathy was underpreforming and we spoke to him about playing poorly, so he left, I guess

Finally, and to some extent, the most important; Deathy is french Canadian. Now upon first glance, this might not seem a big deal. Allow me to elaborate. There have been essentially 0 successful french Canadian TF2 players in the game's history. Deathy might be at the top of the list, however that is part of the problem. French Canadians, or "Québecois" consistently rank at the bottom of the countries to play with tier list. A user from this thread placed the rankings as follows:

a-tier: usa, canada, sweden, ireland, israel
b-tier: england, germany, denmark, asia
c-tier: oceania, russia, finland
d-tier: spain, france
f tier: quebec, latin america

As you can see, french Candians rank higher than only Latin America as a whole. Ouch.

Frankly, I just don't see Deathy as a good pick-up for any invite teams moving forward. The aforementioned reasons are barely brushing the snow dusting off the shit filled frozen lake. I would sincerely look elsewhere when searching for pocket soldiers. Pauldog, Toss, or even arg would be better picks for the quickly approaching season.

It has been brought to my attention that former 8K member "Deathy" has made a pseudo return to TF2. I just wanted to make a quick thread discussing a few of the reasons I believe that he will have little to no success at the invite level.

First and foremost, he simply has not played actively in over 3 years. This alone should be offensive to anyone who has been grinding competitively during this time. Having been attempting to find success multiple different games such as Valorant, Dota 2, and even Quake Champions during this time, some would say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and thus finds himself back in pugchamp lobbies trying to recoup what was lost over the past 3 years.

Secondly, I think it is important to bring up the topic of loyalty. A roadblock many teams in invite are facing in 2022 is the shortage of players who lack a sense of friendship, and loyalty values. While writing this post, Deathy is currently trying out with multiple different teams, while holding a roster spot on another. But this is not a first for the [b]EX[/b] invite pocket player. While having spent multiple seasons with [i]Running with Scizors[/i], Deathy would go on a short stint with [i]Feint Gaming[/i]. This however, was short lived due to multiple accusations that his performance was sub-standard. Deathy would ultimately leave [i]Feint Gaming[/i] for other venues without even an attempt to prove himself. [b]Sandblast [/b]can be found on [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/49845/faint-gaming-swaps-deathy-for-broking#11]this[/url] thread saying:
[quote=The team thought Deathy was underpreforming and we spoke to him about playing poorly, so he left, I guess][/quote]

Finally, and to some extent, the most important; Deathy is french Canadian. Now upon first glance, this might not seem a big deal. Allow me to elaborate. There have been essentially 0 successful french Canadian TF2 players in the game's history. Deathy might be at the top of the list, however that is part of the problem. French Canadians, or "Québecois" consistently rank at the bottom of the countries to play with tier list. A user from [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/54373/tf2-player-nationalities-by-toxicity]this[/url] thread placed the rankings as follows:
[quote=a-tier: usa, canada, sweden, ireland, israel
b-tier: england, germany, denmark, asia
c-tier: oceania, russia, finland
d-tier: spain, france
f tier: quebec, latin america][/quote]
As you can see, french Candians rank higher than only Latin America as a whole. Ouch.

Frankly, I just don't see Deathy as a good pick-up for any invite teams moving forward. The aforementioned reasons are barely brushing the snow dusting off the shit filled frozen lake. I would sincerely look elsewhere when searching for pocket soldiers. Pauldog, Toss, or even arg would be better picks for the quickly approaching season.
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so true bestie

so true bestie
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#3
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what watching 1 sandblast stream does to a mf

what watching 1 sandblast stream does to a mf
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Despite being French Canadian, and dare I say it, a “bit of a separatist”, it is worth noting that Deathy ranks highly on the personality scale. At least in terms of French Canadians.

Despite being French Canadian, and dare I say it, a “bit of a separatist”, it is worth noting that Deathy ranks highly on the personality scale. At least in terms of French Canadians.
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Can't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat

Can't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat
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Once upon a time, Deathy was but a humble Demoman main rising quickly through the ranks. Since his Invite debut in S6 with eMazing Gaming, one word perfectly describes him in the North American scene: dominant. He won it all the following season. For the next three years, Deathy's teams would place no worse than second. Then: froyotech. Need I say more? Deathy and his franchise have been as close to perfect week in, week out. But this is a blurb about Deathy, not froyotech, so let's refocus. By RGL S6, he actually has had twice as many seasons on Scout (18) than Demo (9) but I'm going to group all of his ESEA campaigns together and pick out some of the craziest statistics (or at least the interesting stuff), otherwise we'd be here until 2023. Deathy would collect the 4th most frags in S6 Invite, though his FPH was actually on the bottom half of Demos and players. In S8 he and TLR joint led the division with 498 frags, which is (a) the most in any Invite season ever and (b) the only time a Demoman has been #1 overall in frags. S10 LAN witnessed 351 DPM and clutch play after clutch play. Then S11 through S14 saw Deathy as a constant top three in frags, top one in DPM, and top one in Demo FPH. This includes High Rollers Gaming's 32-0 stretch which was merely a precursor of things to come. Deathy switched to Scout for the first time in S15 and never looked back. Four straight championships until S20, which marked the beginning of sheer statistical superiority from Deathy.

From ESEA S20 to S31 (twelve seasons), Deathy has never had a season where he wasn't at least top four in both frags per hour and damage per minute. Eight of those twelve had him in top two for said categories which is just ridiculous. I'm sure if we had RGL data there'd be even more craziness. Keep in mind these are all primarily Scout seasons. His Soldier has been sprinkled in sporadically but played enough times to win four rings and an international title at i55. Combined with i52, Deathy is the only NA player with European LAN wins on multiple classes. He's won Invite on all the combat classes, with perfect season(s) for each. Deathy essentially revolutionized three classes while also taking them to their maximum potential. Whatever he played, he was almost always the best at his position. He has 16 regular season losses in the last 22 seasons (a period spanning over seven years). Deathy has as many Invite championships as blaze has seasons played. Part of me wishes I could put clockwork at the very top but Deathy has acquired clockwork's numbers on Scout and then more extremes on Demo and Soldier. Ultimately, the insane longevity and numbers cannot be denied. Years ago, I remarked on parallels between Tom Brady (plus his Patriots) and Deathy (plus his froyotech). The talent, the consistency, the winning pedigree, it's all there. Brady could split his career in half and you'd have two Hall of Fame careers. Deathy could split his career in half and you'd have two top ten placements here. Makes everyone on the team better. Absolute dominance in regular season, even more in playoffs. You can hate him all you want, but when all is said and done it's simple: Deathy is the best TF2 player the game has ever seen.

Once upon a time, Deathy was but a humble Demoman main rising quickly through the ranks. Since his Invite debut in S6 with eMazing Gaming, one word perfectly describes him in the North American scene: dominant. He won it all the following season. For the next three years, Deathy's teams would place no worse than second. Then: froyotech. Need I say more? Deathy and his franchise have been as close to perfect week in, week out. But this is a blurb about Deathy, not froyotech, so let's refocus. By RGL S6, he actually has had twice as many seasons on Scout (18) than Demo (9) but I'm going to group all of his ESEA campaigns together and pick out some of the craziest statistics (or at least the interesting stuff), otherwise we'd be here until 2023. Deathy would collect the 4th most frags in S6 Invite, though his FPH was actually on the bottom half of Demos and players. In S8 he and TLR joint led the division with 498 frags, which is (a) the most in any Invite season ever and (b) the only time a Demoman has been #1 overall in frags. S10 LAN witnessed 351 DPM and clutch play after clutch play. Then S11 through S14 saw Deathy as a constant top three in frags, top one in DPM, and top one in Demo FPH. This includes High Rollers Gaming's 32-0 stretch which was merely a precursor of things to come. Deathy switched to Scout for the first time in S15 and never looked back. Four straight championships until S20, which marked the beginning of sheer statistical superiority from Deathy.

From ESEA S20 to S31 (twelve seasons), Deathy has never had a season where he wasn't at least top four in both frags per hour and damage per minute. Eight of those twelve had him in top two for said categories which is just ridiculous. I'm sure if we had RGL data there'd be even more craziness. Keep in mind these are all primarily Scout seasons. His Soldier has been sprinkled in sporadically but played enough times to win four rings and an international title at i55. Combined with i52, Deathy is the only NA player with European LAN wins on multiple classes. He's won Invite on all the combat classes, with perfect season(s) for each. Deathy essentially revolutionized three classes while also taking them to their maximum potential. Whatever he played, he was almost always the best at his position. He has 16 regular season losses in the last 22 seasons (a period spanning over seven years). Deathy has as many Invite championships as blaze has seasons played. Part of me wishes I could put clockwork at the very top but Deathy has acquired clockwork's numbers on Scout and then more extremes on Demo and Soldier. Ultimately, the insane longevity and numbers cannot be denied. Years ago, I remarked on parallels between Tom Brady (plus his Patriots) and Deathy (plus his froyotech). The talent, the consistency, the winning pedigree, it's all there. Brady could split his career in half and you'd have two Hall of Fame careers. Deathy could split his career in half and you'd have two top ten placements here. Makes everyone on the team better. Absolute dominance in regular season, even more in playoffs. You can hate him all you want, but when all is said and done it's simple: Deathy is the best TF2 player the game has ever seen.
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DeathyCan't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat

si vrai !!!

[quote=Deathy]Can't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat[/quote]

si vrai !!!
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DeathyCan't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat

He admits it's all true.

[quote=Deathy]Can't argue with facts and logic such as this thread, I admit defeat[/quote]


He admits it's all true.
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