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ESEA Open S30 Happenings/Discussion
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#271
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jetzzzzzhostile hamster is going to win open and theres nothing anyone can do about it

https://play.esea.net/teams/8730621

rekuso demo is fat and will destroy us all

[quote=jetzzzzz]hostile hamster is going to win open and theres nothing anyone can do about it[/quote]
https://play.esea.net/teams/8730621

rekuso demo is fat and will destroy us all
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#272
8 Frags +

discord ur the most powerful demo in open

discord ur the most powerful demo in open
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#273
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I was hoping someone actually qualified would make power rankings but since no one else did here's my hot take(s) I wrote between classes.

Mid-Season Open Power Rankings (Feb. 2)

#1 Snore: These players are very good at Team Fortress 2.

#2 The Boomers: The next best version of the above (semi-casual team of IM players in Open). Based on the matches I've seen, they don't seem like they goof off as much as Snore's players (much less offclassing and lolunlocks), but I imagine Snore will play more seriously as they start to face tougher competition that they can't roll with Kritz Snipers and Double Pyro strats. Or maybe not, I don't know.

#3 hostilehamster datenight (formerly White Genocide): Their record is similar to Simian Aggression's, although they arguably have a stronger "best win" with their win over The N-Word Free Zone. I wasn't sure which one to give the 3rd spot, but the situation will likely sort itself out next week when they play each other. Initially, I had them at #4, but I think they deserve to be at least #3 since they added Rekuso on demoman (even if it isn't his main).

#4 Simian Aggression: Everyone has a ton of experience, with pretty much all of them having at least some IM experience. So far they've done well and have been able collect some solid wins over mid tier teams without dropping a round yet.

#5 Enjoy Freezing: Since the season is only about a third of the way through, this team has only been able to face one other upper open team, Good Damage 2, whom they beat 5-1. Pre-season, they seemed like a pretty strong team, and so far they've lived up to expectations barring their first game of the season where they lost 5-3 to Gameing eSports.

#6 Good Damage 2: Returning from a 11-5 open season, they've moved lobby lord Redd to demoman and managed to keep Sibby and Mode as well. Their additions of Tery, Ghadilli, and FrickMyNick will likely get them into the top 5-9 in the regular season. They lost to Home Run Thomas 5-4 on Badlands, but they did not have all of their current starters playing then. With their current roster, I think they're overall a bit better.

#7 Enoch eSports: Although this team doesn't have a ton of super standout names, they seem to be doing very well as a team. Their early schedule wasn't particularly tough, but they did pick up a strong 5-2 win over 5Head. They play Good Damage 2 and Plumpwench soon, so they'll have a chance to prove if they really belong in the top ten or not. Right now though, the strength of their resume kind of depends on how you think good 5Head is.

#8 5Head: Speaking of 5Head, they have looked solid so far. They haven't been together too long, but they apparently have pretty good DM (I basically copied this description from Boxcar's post).

#9 Hugs and Kisses: They were a pretty good mid-open team last season with about a .500 record excluding forfeit wins and losses. They changed up their roster some, but they've got a great new group of scouts with Rita and Puzza, and a new former IM pocket, Freedeerf, so I think they'll be really good with those additions.

#10 Gjohnce: I'm not really sure where to put these guys, although I do think they'll make playoffs. On one hand, they have Gjohnce (and some other very good players), but on the other, they are still a little unproven as a team since they haven't faced strong competition yet.

#11 N-Word Free Zone: Although they have two losses, they were both to good teams (5Head and hostilehamster datenight). Most of their players have a good amount of open experience. Aside from that, I don't know much about them, but they do have a decent win over Gameing eSports. They'll have a chance to move up a couple of spots if they beat Hugs and Kisses in their upcoming match.

#12 Lion Coalition: Even though their record is 3-3, they are better than their record
shows in my opinion. They started with a win over the decent Home Run Thomas team and played a competitive
3-5 loss to Good Damage. I'm not sure if they'll climb the list much higher, but I think they'll at least make playoffs.

#13 Home Run Thomas: As mentioned before, they did beat Good Damage 2, but it wasn't the best version of that team. However, it's still a good win, and they overall look pretty good with their only losses being to The Boomers (forfeit) and Lion Coalition. Their upcoming matches with Toaster in the Bath and Gjohnce should be competitive.

#14 Toaster in the Bath: Currently, their only loss is to The N-Word Free Zone, and since then they
have won five straight. Still, several of these wins were pretty close which is why they aren't ranked higher. They also recently had roster changes so we'll see how that affects them. From my limited knowledge of them, they do have some really great players in terms of individual skill so I think they have a lot of potential as the season goes on.

#15 Plumpwench: In their previous game, they were impressive in their ability to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win in the second half 5-4 over Carrier Penguins. Aside from that match, there isn't much else to go off of for now. They'll show more accurately where they stand soon since they've got a pretty tough schedule coming up with matches against Hugs and Kisses, Enoch eSports, and Toaster in the Bath. I think most of these matches will be close. Or maybe not. Don't listen my analysis much, I'm a sub-open shitty.

#16 Carrier Penguins: They have a good record so far at 5-1 (with that one loss being a very close game to Plumpwench), but they haven't dominated their wins as much as other top open teams have. Still, they are a returning team who had a good record last year, so worst case scenario I think they'll get 10 wins and make playoffs.

Honorable Mentions
(On the fringe of making a playoff spot with the right improvements/some luck)
Mr Popo is a Snitch
Gameing Esports
Team Win Steel
Portland Burnsiders

I was hoping someone actually qualified would make power rankings but since no one else did here's my hot take(s) I wrote between classes.

[b][i]Mid-Season Open Power Rankings (Feb. 2)[/i][/b]

[b]#1 Snore:[/b] These players are very good at Team Fortress 2.

[b]#2 The Boomers:[/b] The next best version of the above (semi-casual team of IM players in Open). Based on the matches I've seen, they don't seem like they goof off as much as Snore's players (much less offclassing and lolunlocks), but I imagine Snore will play more seriously as they start to face tougher competition that they can't roll with Kritz Snipers and Double Pyro strats. Or maybe not, I don't know.

[b]#3 hostilehamster datenight (formerly White Genocide): [/b]Their record is similar to Simian Aggression's, although they arguably have a stronger "best win" with their win over The N-Word Free Zone. I wasn't sure which one to give the 3rd spot, but the situation will likely sort itself out next week when they play each other. Initially, I had them at #4, but I think they deserve to be at least #3 since they added Rekuso on demoman (even if it isn't his main).

[b]#4 Simian Aggression:[/b] Everyone has a ton of experience, with pretty much all of them having at least some IM experience. So far they've done well and have been able collect some solid wins over mid tier teams without dropping a round yet.

[b]#5 Enjoy Freezing: [/b]Since the season is only about a third of the way through, this team has only been able to face one other upper open team, Good Damage 2, whom they beat 5-1. Pre-season, they seemed like a pretty strong team, and so far they've lived up to expectations barring their first game of the season where they lost 5-3 to Gameing eSports.

[b]#6 Good Damage 2:[/b] Returning from a 11-5 open season, they've moved lobby lord Redd to demoman and managed to keep Sibby and Mode as well. Their additions of Tery, Ghadilli, and FrickMyNick will likely get them into the top 5-9 in the regular season. They lost to Home Run Thomas 5-4 on Badlands, but they did not have all of their current starters playing then. With their current roster, I think they're overall a bit better.

[b]#7 Enoch eSports:[/b] Although this team doesn't have a ton of super standout names, they seem to be doing very well as a team. Their early schedule wasn't particularly tough, but they did pick up a strong 5-2 win over 5Head. They play Good Damage 2 and Plumpwench soon, so they'll have a chance to prove if they really belong in the top ten or not. Right now though, the strength of their resume kind of depends on how you think good 5Head is.

[b]#8 5Head: [/b]Speaking of 5Head, they have looked solid so far. They haven't been together too long, but they apparently have pretty good DM (I basically copied this description from Boxcar's post).

[b]#9 Hugs and Kisses:[/b] They were a pretty good mid-open team last season with about a .500 record excluding forfeit wins and losses. They changed up their roster some, but they've got a great new group of scouts with Rita and Puzza, and a new former IM pocket, Freedeerf, so I think they'll be really good with those additions.

[b]#10 Gjohnce: [/b]I'm not really sure where to put these guys, although I do think they'll make playoffs. On one hand, they have Gjohnce (and some other very good players), but on the other, they are still a little unproven as a team since they haven't faced strong competition yet.

[b]#11 N-Word Free Zone:[/b] Although they have two losses, they were both to good teams (5Head and hostilehamster datenight). Most of their players have a good amount of open experience. Aside from that, I don't know much about them, but they do have a decent win over Gameing eSports. They'll have a chance to move up a couple of spots if they beat Hugs and Kisses in their upcoming match.

[b]#12 Lion Coalition:[/b] Even though their record is 3-3, they are better than their record
shows in my opinion. They started with a win over the decent Home Run Thomas team and played a competitive
3-5 loss to Good Damage. I'm not sure if they'll climb the list much higher, but I think they'll at least make playoffs.

[b]#13 Home Run Thomas: [/b]As mentioned before, they did beat Good Damage 2, but it wasn't the best version of that team. However, it's still a good win, and they overall look pretty good with their only losses being to The Boomers (forfeit) and Lion Coalition. Their upcoming matches with Toaster in the Bath and Gjohnce should be competitive.

[b]#14 Toaster in the Bath:[/b] Currently, their only loss is to The N-Word Free Zone, and since then they
have won five straight. Still, several of these wins were pretty close which is why they aren't ranked higher. They also recently had roster changes so we'll see how that affects them. From my limited knowledge of them, they do have some really great players in terms of individual skill so I think they have a lot of potential as the season goes on.

[b]#15 Plumpwench: [/b]In their previous game, they were impressive in their ability to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win in the second half 5-4 over Carrier Penguins. Aside from that match, there isn't much else to go off of for now. They'll show more accurately where they stand soon since they've got a pretty tough schedule coming up with matches against Hugs and Kisses, Enoch eSports, and Toaster in the Bath. I think most of these matches will be close. Or maybe not. Don't listen my analysis much, I'm a sub-open shitty.

[b]#16 Carrier Penguins: [/b]They have a good record so far at 5-1 (with that one loss being a very close game to Plumpwench), but they haven't dominated their wins as much as other top open teams have. Still, they are a returning team who had a good record last year, so worst case scenario I think they'll get 10 wins and make playoffs.

[b]Honorable Mentions[/b]
(On the fringe of making a playoff spot with the right improvements/some luck)
Mr Popo is a Snitch
Gameing Esports
Team Win Steel
Portland Burnsiders
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#274
4 Frags +

oooo oooo aaaaa aaaa
(use some banter language in power rankings tyvm)

oooo oooo aaaaa aaaa
(use some banter language in power rankings tyvm)
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#275
3 Frags +

enoch is better than 7th

enoch is better than 7th
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#276
0 Frags +

I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.

I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.
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#277
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wbacon
#10 Gjohnce: I'm not really sure where to put these guys, although I do think they'll make playoffs. On one hand, they have Gjohnce (and some other very good players), but on the other, they are still a little unproven as a team since they haven't faced strong competition yet.

yesa , , , Gjohnce will Always Rise . Baby !

https://i.imgur.com/EVtnn4p.jpg

Lifestyle .

[quote=wbacon]

[b]#10 Gjohnce: [/b]I'm not really sure where to put these guys, although I do think they'll make playoffs. On one hand, they have Gjohnce (and some other very good players), but on the other, they are still a little unproven as a team since they haven't faced strong competition yet.

[/quote]

yesa , , , Gjohnce will Always Rise . Baby !

[img]https://i.imgur.com/EVtnn4p.jpg[/img]


Lifestyle .
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#278
-7 Frags +
PootisJrI believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.

what did maky do to YOU

[quote=PootisJr]I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.[/quote]

what did maky do to YOU
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#279
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Panda_RaceCar37PootisJrI believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.
what did maky do to YOU

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.

[quote=Panda_RaceCar37][quote=PootisJr]I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.[/quote]

what did maky do to YOU[/quote]

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.
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#280
-16 Frags +

lft rest of season scout/solly

lft rest of season scout/solly
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#281
34 Frags +

Rekuso is in open

Rekuso is in open
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#282
-5 Frags +

i've heard that rekuso fella is pretty good

i've heard that rekuso fella is pretty good
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#283
-5 Frags +

imagine thinking the boomers isnt the best team in open

imagine thinking the boomers isnt the best team in open
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#284
19 Frags +

I really can't wait for open grand finals this season. IM sandbaggers VS. IM sandbaggers with an invite player

I really can't wait for open grand finals this season. IM sandbaggers VS. IM sandbaggers with an invite player
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#285
-1 Frags +
PootisJrPanda_RaceCar37PootisJrI believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.
what did maky do to YOU

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.

i think i mentally scared maky s23, i apologize

[quote=PootisJr][quote=Panda_RaceCar37][quote=PootisJr]I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.[/quote]

what did maky do to YOU[/quote]

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.[/quote]
i think i mentally scared maky s23, i apologize
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#286
7 Frags +

Why so much hate for the power rankings? I think it was a decent effort given the limited info.

Why so much hate for the power rankings? I think it was a decent effort given the limited info.
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#287
11 Frags +

The day consistently admired power rankings died was the day Marxist stopped writing them.

The day consistently admired power rankings died was the day Marxist stopped writing them.
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#288
6 Frags +

power rankings are only good if people are triggered

power rankings are only good if people are triggered
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#289
9 Frags +

wtf my team is 1-5 rn why am i not on the power rankings

wtf my team is 1-5 rn why am i not on the power rankings
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#290
1 Frags +

would like to apologize to grapejuice newbie mixes squad or whatever they go by, my team is retarded

would like to apologize to grapejuice newbie mixes squad or whatever they go by, my team is retarded
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#291
4 Frags +

would like to apologize to nav esports for our 18 minute pause, thus effectively ruining your dpm for the rest of the season

would like to apologize to nav esports for our 18 minute pause, thus effectively ruining your dpm for the rest of the season
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#292
-8 Frags +
PootisJrPanda_RaceCar37PootisJrI believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.
what did maky do to YOU

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.

tbh i miss tf out you mecha <3 wish you didnt hate me

[quote=PootisJr][quote=Panda_RaceCar37][quote=PootisJr]I believe in the Hugs and Kisses team and the Carrier Penguins team. You are all wonderful gamers and beautiful people besides Maky. I hope you both make playoffs.[/quote]

what did maky do to YOU[/quote]

He calls people racial slurs and trannies and tilts a lot. If he didn't do that i'd legit like being around him because when he isn't doing that he's nice.[/quote]

tbh i miss tf out you mecha <3 wish you didnt hate me
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#293
4 Frags +
Maky

WTF I thought you were banned.

[quote=Maky][/quote]
WTF I thought you were banned.
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#294
4 Frags +

Maky, how are you a real person?

Maky, how are you a real person?
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#295
1 Frags +

GG Toaster, holy shit
I'm still leaving up my zaboomafoo shrine, far superior gamer

GG Toaster, holy shit
I'm still leaving up my zaboomafoo shrine, far superior gamer
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#296
10 Frags +

https://play.esea.net/teams/8730621 they picked up other invite player lmao

https://play.esea.net/teams/8730621 they picked up other invite player lmao
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#297
9 Frags +

very cool that an open team can have 2 invite players on their roster I don't see anything wrong with this at all! haha just get good open players am i right?

very cool that an open team can have 2 invite players on their roster I don't see anything wrong with this at all! haha just get good open players am i right?
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#298
3 Frags +

:3

Not even surprised anymore. He is the definition of chaotic neutral.

:3

Not even surprised anymore. He is the definition of chaotic neutral.
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#299
-2 Frags +

catface returns to his true home once again

catface returns to his true home once again
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#300
7 Frags +

lft scunt

i know all the teams strats

lft scunt

i know all the teams strats
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