I like this season breakdown thing.
2010: Ran some PUGs with the pub "clan" I was part of. A few of us (me, Boink & Foster) really enjoyed the change from pubs and decided to move on to lobbies, persuaded by Tragic. I even have a really shitty frag movie from my first lobbies here. :D
TWL S7: Made a team consisting of (off the top of my head): me, Foster, Gypsey Davey, Chicago Bread/Sheep, Taters, Sung, and a few others in various roles, including one crazy Russian girl. I think it was the last season of TWL and we all ended up in one division. This was when Check6 was still THPS.
PUG.NA draft cup: I threw my name on the sign up thread on CommFT and was incredibly surprised when Harbleu picked me as backup. One of this starter scouts had a serious case of the nerves so I was brought in to replace him. What I remember the most from that tournament was being the last one alive and failing to finish a 3k with Harbleu encouraging me in his way. I felt like I let my dad down or something. On the plus side we came in second and won a bunch of TF2 posters.
ESEA S10: After my TWL team died I was picked up by Badfish's team who we used to scrim a lot. I was pretty nervous since it was my first ESEA team, but thankfully we mostly got carried by mshrmpwr.
S12: Picked up by Radium for a team he was making (Wu-Tang Financial). We didn't do too hot but it was fun.
S13: Remained on Wu-Tang Financial and we didn't do too hot again.
S14: Picked up by Hooli. This was my first season in IM and I remember how cool it was to be playing against guys who before then I've only watched play in casted matches. This was my first jump in personal skill after plateauing in open, since IM players played way faster and punished mistakes, forcing me to get better to keep up. Still didn't do too hot tho.
S15: Picked up by Sherman Gluck and Romeo Love for their open team. Team was fun when we were winning. Quickly turned into the most cancerous team I've ever been on when we started losing. This team was the only time I've ever just straight up quit Mumble and TF2 mid-scrim because of how toxic and immature the "comms" became. Played 4 matches before we died or I left the team, not sure which it was.
Either way, after that I got picked up by Lydi and played the rest of the season out on her IM team. We did pretty terrible but it was much more fun and I learned a lot more from being back in IM.
S16: The legendary Steve MRSLIN Lin convinced me to join an open team he was making. I was hesitant at first because I wanted to keep playing IM and I felt like I'd plateau again in Open, but he convinced me he was in it for the long haul and wanted to build a team that he could eventually take into Invite. That season of Open was kind of a joke and we ended up in 2nd place, losing out on first against a team full of invite players.
S17: Got moved up to IM and had some minor roster changes. Somehow Slin managed to convince Jav to play scout for us, and we did fairly well until right before playoffs when motivation to actively review demos tanked and Jav left the team to main Diablo 3 or something, and the team decided to fold. Although I'm still salty about the team dying, Jav joined our team in the first place because we promised we wanted to seriously improve and he didn't see any of that towards the end of the regular season, so I can't really blame him for leaving. Either way, as much as I hated having the team die along with my chances of playing in Invite, those two seasons with Goldman Sachs were still the most fun I've had in TF2. I love you Steve.
Now I just pub occasionally. :(