Following the thrilling conclusion to AFLAN, a new Asian powerhouse has emerged to firmly challenge the reign of Xiao. Featuring some of the most mechanically proficient players in Asia, SVIFT AS rises from the ashes to contest the Asia Fortress title once again.
SVIFT AS is led by team captain Teejay, making his long-awaited return to Asian TF2 on Scout after playing in teams like SVIFT AU and Jasmine Tea in ozfortress' Premier division. Having played at the zenith of Asian TF2 since he was 13 years old, Teejay has made himself out as one of the most prolific players in TF2's Asian scene.
Joining him on scout will be veteran Fwishy, formerly a part of the Xiao empire that won AFC 3 times in a row nigh uncontested. Known for his excellent performance on the flank despite straying far from his Medic, Fwishy eyes a title for himself on a new team.
On pocket is another Xiao refugee — the king himself, hsr. As a highly talented player, hsr has won multiple seasons of AsiaFortress as multiple classes, most recently having played Demoman for Xiao. For SVIFT AS, hsr returns to the Pocket role, where his deathmatching and playmaking ability are sure to shine through.
Star Scout and AFLAN champion banana transitions back to Roamer for SVIFT AS, completing the team's Soldier combo. As the frag clips and highlight reels will attest to, banana jumping skills and consistently proficient offclassing on Sniper make him a versatile force that makes him unique amongst players in AsiaFortress.
MGE Lord Ry4n fills in on Demoman, having historically been the centrepiece of beloved team A Motley Crew. Despite AMC’s lack of success in recent history, his tenured experience on the class makes him a perfect candidate to nudge the team's potential further.
Rounding out the team is AND from Hong Kong on Medic. SVIFT AS choosing AND is admittedly strange, as the last time AND played competitive TF2 was nearly four years ago after winning the AsiaFortress Mercenary Cup 7 with Teejay. The saying goes that "History tends to repeat itself," so one can only hope AND wins AFC again without too much abuse from Teejay.
Team captain Teejay briefly shared his thoughts on the team with us.
My scout damn doo doo now la wei but we're very excited to represent SVIFT and hopefully we'll be able to put an end to AiShou's reign of terror.. maybe..
Ready to start a new Far East movement to reach the apex of Asian TF2, SVIFT AS are:
- Scout: Teejay
- Scout: Fwishy
- Roamer: banana
- Pocket: hsr
- Demoman: Ry4n
- Medic: AND