Season 6 of the ETF2L has been a rollercoaster ride for FakkelBrigade.
Switching from season 5 to season 6: we lost Byte, who really upped our game in season 5, we lost Jonni, who didn’t want to play ‘bench-only’ scout, we swapped one Latvian medic with limited English skills for another and we hired a mentally handicapped forklift driver to play demo for us, as part of our ‘equal opportunities’ project.
Leading up to the start of season 6 we’ve considered a bunch of options:
- Folding/trying again next season
- Playing in division 2
- Playing some crazy lineup, crazy strategies, fun mode. Dual engie baby!
- Bribing Byte and hiring a ninja French medic to play for us
We did neither of these things and begged Cook to come play for us once more while we tried to find a medic. Cook did an excellent job as always and after his first match back for FB against LOL he joyfully said: “Would have been nice to tell me my first match as medic in months was an official”.
Also we hired a new demo, called Looper. He should have been fired when he chose ‘Mighty Mouse’ as an avatar, but by the time he chose ‘King Julian’ we were too much attached to this crazy forklift driver.
Cook agreed to play with us temporarily while we went out to find a medic. Luckily two very competent trials were found and after some nice matches we strangely decided to go with yet another Latvian, Mirelin.
Just before the end-of-season-6 transfer deadline, our team was complete. This new lineup has tied against Power Gaming and won against idk?.
With 1 more match to go we have a (small) chance to take 2nd place. And it’s all in our own hands.
The final match is this Sunday, against all-Finnish team illegal, who’ve had an impressive season. Losing points only to Dignitas and idk?. They’re the current #2 and if we manage to beat them we’ll be ending up on #2 in season 6. That would be a pretty good result for ‘a div 2 team’ that would ‘fold first’. If we don’t beat them on both maps, we’ll stay in 4th place, not bad either