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ESEA Intermediate S30 Happenings/Discussion
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#271
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I just want to play tf2

I just want to play tf2
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#272
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Lizar

Lizar
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#273
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GG crab rave

GG crab rave
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ESEA S30 POWER RANKINGS
WEEK 1 – FIRST GAMES PLAYED

PLAY MORE GAMES IF YOU WANT RANKS GUYS
Real talk, these rankings dont have much changed due to jank schedules and shit, but Tuesday is when I have time to do these.

#1 TEAM NOW [2-0] (saam, esper, digi, froot, earthworker, lolguy)
Team Now retains the top spot this week after only dropping 2 rounds in their first 2 games, not really a surprise nor news to anyone. That being said, the next 2 or 3 weeks will be a test as they will be playing pretty much all of the top ranked teams in that time.

#2 THEORY OF KNOWLADGE [1-0] (meatball, phone, reflecto, faust, stock, crate fab?)
They have only actually played a single match as of writing, but not much has changed in how they play or how they match up with anyone. **Was just told that Fab might be replacing crate on medic. Not really sure if this changes much at the end of the day because its just a Medic replacement, but I have a feeling calls and pushes for this team will probably be a lot more coordinated considering the upgrade in experience. Keeping them at #2 currently, but this might push them into a solid #1 spot. **

#3 EXCELLENT ADVENTIRES [1-0] (dippidy, nazara, dongus, hayes, mustard, pablo)
Another 1-0 with real tests coming in the next few weeks.

#4 DUNK MASTERS [2-0] (legit, shiny, saila, jeff, makkabeus, XBS)
The first change to the rankings as of now. I was very wrong about how these players matchup and how they play together. They have yet to really play any hard matches, but they are seemingly one of the stronger teams this season and should actually do quite well.

#5 THE TOTLINGS [0-0] (ringo, nate rivers, dylan, vaati, morsca, ???)
As of writing they have yet to play a single match for some reason. That being said, based off of the roster alone they should be top 5 in IM, possibly higher. Will look into them more after they play some games.

#6 OJAMA COUNTRY [1-0] (wish, perfection, crab_f, dev, lizar, toy)
Only a single FFW in the season for them so far, but scrims are still decent so no real reason to change much up at this point.

#7 GOBLIN ZONE [1-0] (jetz, rain, grape juice, unicorn wizard, hedge, charis)
Unsure if this team actually stepped up, or if FAINT just shit the bed but with a win over one of the strongest rosters on paper in IM this season, Goblin Zone jumps up 2 places from 9th to 7th this week. We will have to see if they are able to keep the levels of play up to a high enough standard.

#8 FAINT GAMING [1-1] (ninjax, link, june, crasian, exile, tino)
After a close 5-4 loss to the Goblins, FAINT is dropping down 4 spots, from 4th to 8th. This team is undergoing some roster changes already with spamfest stepping back and Link being picked up and put onto flank scout. We will have to see if this changes anything but currently this team is somehow less then the sum of its parts and is looking quite questionable.

#9 RHDP [1-0] (ult, cinder, ed, playmo, peniferous, mu)
Only a single game played against one of the bubble teams, the real test comes in the next couple of weeks with The Totlings, FAINT, Dunk Masters and Excellent Adventures all currently in there schedule. They will have to prove themselves to be put into playoffs.

#10 BD ENERGY [1-0] (raph, apt, SpaceCadet, aZn, jag, tsar)
Quick 4-0 on via against one of the Open move ups / IM save teams doesn’t really say much about where this team should sit, but it is possible that they will not be the playoff gatekeepers that I assumed based off of the teams that are currently there.

#11 REDEMPTION ARC [2-1] (cember, scratchh, shuckle, ekh0, tasheem, yoona)
With 3 games played we are starting to get a better look at this team. With a quick roll over a lower IM team, a closer 5-3 vs the Blacksiders and getting stomped by RHDP it shows they are above the bottom teams, but they are really unable to hang with the teams closer to playoffs or the bubble area.

#12 SPACE BUGS [1-2] (dflame, weeble, shiki, goldfish, mausy, beelthazus)
I VASTLY over estimated how well this team would do in my week 0 rankings it seems. They did take a single round off of Team Now, but they then FFL their next game and lost a round to one of the bottom IM teams. They might pick up later in the season, but they do not currently look great. Another team that seems to be worse than the sum of its parts.

#13 PANCAKE-WAFFLE RIFLE [0-2] (x3noxide, animus, Change, fygg, bowl, Tomato tom)
This team is actually a total enigma currently, with fygg, change and bowl they should be decent, if not good. But they are seemingly not. Not sure if they have team dynamic issues or onething else going on but they will probably be the one team that is able to break out of the bottom 5 and move higher up, but they sit at 13th right now because they have yet to prove themselves.

#14 PORTLAND BLACKSIDERS [0-2] (chaseduck, syntax, botboy, screwb, azion, lorgon)
This team is probably going to be “The best of the rest”. I am unsure if the bottom 4 teams will be able to actually move up much considering the rosters above them, but the bottom 4 teams might actually produce some of the closest TF2 games this season.

#15 CLASSIC JELQUP [0-2] (owib, zanda, jelq, el farmo, ipaka, tuba_god)
Bottom 4 thunder dome team. Zero idea who any of these players are and zero idea if I am being memed or not.

#16 DOUBLEPLUSGOOD [0-1] (duke, lecrum, khil, prograde, arzt, osplo)
Not much to say other than thanks for the move-up to save the div. Have fun in the thunder dome of low IM.

#17 ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE [0-3] (aquila, drums, Jenkins, taiga, Lysol, sharkitect)
Sadly someone needs to sit at the bottom of the rankings and this week its these guys. It might change depending on who they play but I cant seem them getting out of the bottom 4 currently.

[b]ESEA S30 POWER RANKINGS
WEEK 1 – FIRST GAMES PLAYED [/b]
[i]PLAY MORE GAMES IF YOU WANT RANKS GUYS[/i]
Real talk, these rankings dont have much changed due to jank schedules and shit, but Tuesday is when I have time to do these.

[b]#1 TEAM NOW [2-0] (saam, esper, digi, froot, earthworker, lolguy) [/b]
Team Now retains the top spot this week after only dropping 2 rounds in their first 2 games, not really a surprise nor news to anyone. That being said, the next 2 or 3 weeks will be a test as they will be playing pretty much all of the top ranked teams in that time.

[b]#2 THEORY OF KNOWLADGE [1-0] (meatball, phone, reflecto, faust, stock, [s]crate[/s] fab?)[/b]
They have only actually played a single match as of writing, but not much has changed in how they play or how they match up with anyone. **[i]Was just told that Fab might be replacing crate on medic. Not really sure if this changes much at the end of the day because its just a Medic replacement, but I have a feeling calls and pushes for this team will probably be a lot more coordinated considering the upgrade in experience. Keeping them at #2 currently, but this might push them into a solid #1 spot. [/i]**

[b]#3 EXCELLENT ADVENTIRES [1-0] (dippidy, nazara, dongus, hayes, mustard, pablo)[/b]
Another 1-0 with real tests coming in the next few weeks.

[b]#4 DUNK MASTERS [2-0] (legit, shiny, saila, jeff, makkabeus, XBS)[/b]
The first change to the rankings as of now. I was very wrong about how these players matchup and how they play together. They have yet to really play any hard matches, but they are seemingly one of the stronger teams this season and should actually do quite well.

[b]#5 THE TOTLINGS [0-0] (ringo, nate rivers, dylan, vaati, morsca, ???)[/b]
As of writing they have yet to play a single match for some reason. That being said, based off of the roster alone they should be top 5 in IM, possibly higher. Will look into them more after they play some games.

[b]#6 OJAMA COUNTRY [1-0] (wish, perfection, crab_f, dev, lizar, toy)[/b]
Only a single FFW in the season for them so far, but scrims are still decent so no real reason to change much up at this point.

[b]#7 GOBLIN ZONE [1-0] (jetz, rain, grape juice, unicorn wizard, hedge, charis)[/b]
Unsure if this team actually stepped up, or if FAINT just shit the bed but with a win over one of the strongest rosters on paper in IM this season, Goblin Zone jumps up 2 places from 9th to 7th this week. We will have to see if they are able to keep the levels of play up to a high enough standard.

[b]#8 FAINT GAMING [1-1] (ninjax, link, june, crasian, exile, tino)[/b]
After a close 5-4 loss to the Goblins, FAINT is dropping down 4 spots, from 4th to 8th. This team is undergoing some roster changes already with spamfest stepping back and Link being picked up and put onto flank scout. We will have to see if this changes anything but currently this team is somehow less then the sum of its parts and is looking quite questionable.

[b]#9 RHDP [1-0] (ult, cinder, ed, playmo, peniferous, mu)[/b]
Only a single game played against one of the bubble teams, the real test comes in the next couple of weeks with The Totlings, FAINT, Dunk Masters and Excellent Adventures all currently in there schedule. They will have to prove themselves to be put into playoffs.

[b]#10 BD ENERGY [1-0] (raph, apt, SpaceCadet, aZn, jag, tsar)[/b]
Quick 4-0 on via against one of the Open move ups / IM save teams doesn’t really say much about where this team should sit, but it is possible that they will not be the playoff gatekeepers that I assumed based off of the teams that are currently there.

[b]#11 REDEMPTION ARC [2-1] (cember, scratchh, shuckle, ekh0, tasheem, yoona)[/b]
With 3 games played we are starting to get a better look at this team. With a quick roll over a lower IM team, a closer 5-3 vs the Blacksiders and getting stomped by RHDP it shows they are above the bottom teams, but they are really unable to hang with the teams closer to playoffs or the bubble area.

[b]#12 SPACE BUGS [1-2] (dflame, weeble, shiki, goldfish, mausy, beelthazus)[/b]
I VASTLY over estimated how well this team would do in my week 0 rankings it seems. They did take a single round off of Team Now, but they then FFL their next game and lost a round to one of the bottom IM teams. They might pick up later in the season, but they do not currently look great. Another team that seems to be worse than the sum of its parts.

[b]#13 PANCAKE-WAFFLE RIFLE [0-2] (x3noxide, animus, Change, fygg, bowl, Tomato tom)[/b]
This team is actually a total enigma currently, with fygg, change and bowl they should be decent, if not good. But they are seemingly not. Not sure if they have team dynamic issues or onething else going on but they will probably be the one team that is able to break out of the bottom 5 and move higher up, but they sit at 13th right now because they have yet to prove themselves.

[b]#14 PORTLAND BLACKSIDERS [0-2] (chaseduck, syntax, botboy, screwb, azion, lorgon)[/b]
This team is probably going to be “The best of the rest”. I am unsure if the bottom 4 teams will be able to actually move up much considering the rosters above them, but the bottom 4 teams might actually produce some of the closest TF2 games this season.

[b]#15 CLASSIC JELQUP [0-2] (owib, zanda, jelq, el farmo, ipaka, tuba_god)[/b]
Bottom 4 thunder dome team. Zero idea who any of these players are and zero idea if I am being memed or not.

[b]#16 DOUBLEPLUSGOOD [0-1] (duke, lecrum, khil, prograde, arzt, osplo)[/b]
Not much to say other than thanks for the move-up to save the div. Have fun in the thunder dome of low IM.

[b]#17 ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE [0-3] (aquila, drums, Jenkins, taiga, Lysol, sharkitect)[/b]
Sadly someone needs to sit at the bottom of the rankings and this week its these guys. It might change depending on who they play but I cant seem them getting out of the bottom 4 currently.
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#275
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teamnyow :))

teamnyow :))
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#276
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not bad

not bad
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#277
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i vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season

i vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season
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#278
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GrapeJuiceIIIi vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season

MooseInASuit is on an IM roster, therefor the best alias award goes to him. However tuba_god is a fantastic one.

[quote=GrapeJuiceIII]i vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season[/quote]
MooseInASuit is on an IM roster, therefor the best alias award goes to him. However tuba_god is a fantastic one.
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#279
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GrapeJuiceIIIi vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season

are you trying to say "jelq" is worse than "tuba_god"

[quote=GrapeJuiceIII]i vote tuba_god for best alias in IM this season[/quote]
are you trying to say "jelq" is worse than "tuba_god"
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#280
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gg to dippidy's team was an insanely close match and we're incredibly greatful yall were willing to reschedule through our team's issues

gg to dippidy's team was an insanely close match and we're incredibly greatful yall were willing to reschedule through our team's issues
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#281
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bad game because I lost

only games I win are good games

bad game because I lost

only games I win are good games
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#282
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i was finally able to get my potato to run tf2!! i make my team happy

i was finally able to get my potato to run tf2!! i make my team happy
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#283
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gg to excellent adventures! that was one hell of a match! many thanks for letting us reschedule when we were missing people :D

gg to excellent adventures! that was one hell of a match! many thanks for letting us reschedule when we were missing people :D
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#284
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I am so depressed

However that was a good match and I am happy for the dev team. They are all slept on and really good players. see you in playoffs.

I am so depressed

However that was a good match and I am happy for the dev team. They are all slept on and really good players. see you in playoffs.
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#285
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/530936560195993621/537497088125042688/20190122_210124.jpg

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/530936560195993621/537497088125042688/20190122_210124.jpg [/img]
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#286
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crabf sleeps with a collar on

crabf sleeps with a collar on
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#287
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rain hasn't been outside in 3 days

rain hasn't been outside in 3 days
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#288
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seriously fuck the pick/ban system
https://i.imgur.com/qjxQFk7.png

seriously fuck the pick/ban system
https://i.imgur.com/qjxQFk7.png
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#289
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Screwballseriously fuck the pick/ban system
https://i.imgur.com/qjxQFk7.png

Ban it then if you don’t wanna play it.

[quote=Screwball]seriously fuck the pick/ban system
https://i.imgur.com/qjxQFk7.png[/quote]
Ban it then if you don’t wanna play it.
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#290
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No one leaves until I have this badgers balls in my mouth.

No one leaves until I have this badgers balls in my mouth.
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#291
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/197044247206166528/537493106610929674/DkGZFO2WsAE8MKi.png

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/197044247206166528/537493106610929674/DkGZFO2WsAE8MKi.png[/img]
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#292
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olbapBan it then if you don’t wanna play it.

This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.

[quote=olbap]Ban it then if you don’t wanna play it.[/quote]
This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.
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#293
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this pick and ban system is much more enjoyable than playing a single map over and over for a week straight and getting sick of it by the time u have to play ur match

this pick and ban system is much more enjoyable than playing a single map over and over for a week straight and getting sick of it by the time u have to play ur match
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#294
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viperthis pick and ban system is much more enjoyable than playing a single map over and over for a week straight and getting sick of it by the time u have to play ur match

I personally like the old ETF2L system where matches where 2x maps on a 30 minute time limit. You got the chance to actually practice and refine your team on the maps but your where not bored as fuck from playing only one map all week.

[quote=viper]this pick and ban system is much more enjoyable than playing a single map over and over for a week straight and getting sick of it by the time u have to play ur match[/quote]
I personally like the old ETF2L system where matches where 2x maps on a 30 minute time limit. You got the chance to actually practice and refine your team on the maps but your where not bored as fuck from playing only one map all week.
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#295
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ScrewballolbapBan it then if you don’t wanna play it.This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.

Then get better at the maps you do wanna play so then your least favorite maps are your worst maps and you ban them !

http://i.imgur.com/A8KybeT.gif

[quote=Screwball][quote=olbap]Ban it then if you don’t wanna play it.[/quote]
This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.[/quote]

Then get better at the maps you do wanna play so then your least favorite maps are your worst maps and you ban them !

[img]http://i.imgur.com/A8KybeT.gif[/img]
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#296
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https://youtu.be/xa1Zn6XrDlM

[youtube]https://youtu.be/xa1Zn6XrDlM[/youtube]
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#297
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ScrewballolbapBan it then if you don’t wanna play it.This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.

yikes lol

[quote=Screwball][quote=olbap]Ban it then if you don’t wanna play it.[/quote]
This is a competitive league. Not a pug. You ban what you are worst at and pick what you are best at regardless of whether or not you personally like or dislike onething. Under the current system there is no logical reason to even try to get better at maps you are not good at when you can just ban them.[/quote]

yikes lol
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#298
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Just ban process lol

Just ban process lol
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#299
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so process, being one of our half decent maps, should get banned just because we dont like it? vs 3 other maps that are way worse and we hate even more then process? hmmm.. how does this work again?

so process, being one of our half decent maps, should get banned just because we dont like it? vs 3 other maps that are way worse and we hate even more then process? hmmm.. how does this work again?
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#300
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SuctionCupManso process, being one of our half decent maps, should get banned just because we dont like it? vs 3 other maps that are way worse and we hate even more then process? hmmm.. how does this work again?

What happens if you make playoffs and your opponents noticed you played 80% of your games on process. So they first ban it as a result.

[quote=SuctionCupMan]so process, being one of our half decent maps, should get banned just because we dont like it? vs 3 other maps that are way worse and we hate even more then process? hmmm.. how does this work again?[/quote]
What happens if you make playoffs and your opponents noticed you played 80% of your games on process. So they first ban it as a result.
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