sigafooI, like many others, have been waiting for “other people to just get better,” but it hasn’t happened.This sentence is incredibly insulting. It is not only insulting to Ascent S28 or any teams in Invite past or present who have worked hard to at least put up a good fight against froyotech (and players from S28 Ascent after the GF went on-record saying
Let me preface this by saying that I think banning froyo is stupid.
However, I have to admit that this doesn't really answer the question at hand, that of Froyo's beatability. I have literally never played ESEA in my life so bear with me if I'm just being a fucking clueless idiot here.
Sure, you can write emotionally charged paragraphs about how horrendously insulting it is to insinuate that teams who play Froyo don't try enough, but the cold and hard truth is that every other team in NA gets absolutely fucking slaughtered by them. And because this is undeniably the case, I see only two explanations:
1.) These teams really don't put in enough effort to beat Froyoteach
2.) Froyotech's players are incontrovertibly better (have way way more raw skill) than everyone else in NA and have been for over 3 years
If the first is correct, it would seem as though people like Sigafoo aren't actually wrong in their assertions. And if the second is correct, then why hold out hope for anybody to beat Froyo at all, like so many people here are doing?
I'm just being honest here, all of the indignant essays in response to those who suggest these teams don't try hard enough seem like really kind gestures and pats on the back to beloved members of the community who happen to lose to Froyotech, but if it is the case that all these other teams DO try like froyotech does, it would seem as though the logical conclusion is that Froyo's roster simply contains far too much raw talent for anybody to compete with, which is why they fuck everyone else in invite in the ass every season. And if that's the case, why is sigafoo's cynicism about Froyo being unbeatable misguided?
Again, this is coming from the POV of a total outsider to ESEA, but if all these 100+ upvoted posts where people who continuously lose to Froyo respond to people like sigafoo about HOW FUCKING DARE HE say something so INSULTING are entirely correct in their content, then I don't see any explanation other than "Froyo is innately skilled at a tier vastly superior to all these other teams, and has been for several years," which I've got to admit would make me really cynical too, especially when I don't see anybody else suddenly closing that skill gap (if it truly does exist).