alosecreally miss this game... played all through high school. late night pugs, participating in and later coaching newbie mixes, esea 6s, ugc HL... bruh...
I remember first getting into newbie mixes with FanofAngels as my coach. He was super helpful, positive, and overall a great coach. Newbie mixes were an awesome resource, I wish I gave back more, I only attended a few and then had my own team to play with.
It was also cool seeing people I played with back then get better and well recognized. Like we were part of the same academy before going to the major unis :) (32hz and silkthread were in my first newbie mix, I remember playing habib aka hassassin at the time in tf2lobby where him and his goons trolled and I got upset lol) I also loved all of the whacky tftv threads over the years. Sometimes the drama got too much, and sometimes it was just right and we all had a laugh together. I also really liked the open players personalities for some reason. Like they just had a lot of charisma and were funny. People weren't as edgy back then I think
GrapeJuiceIIIi remember making lft posts on the ugc forums from my high school library in 2015/16 ish
that's the proper use of school resources imo