Tonight we played our final ETF2L Season 5 game, winning one map and losing one map against dA-Gaming. As we await the other teams finishing off their games, it’s time for a quick review.
After starting WPTF2L6v6 expecting a close season with some good games, we were halfway through and losing games by big margins. This meant we have a squad re-shuffle, which helped, but ultimately we were relegated from Division 7B.
In WPTF2L7v7 we continued the success we enjoyed last season, winning every map but the final one on our final game, making us first place in Division 1. This was largely helped by our non 6v6 players, who play a lot of specialist classes that really come into their own on 7v7 attack versus defence maps (CGS, Ditchy and Sh3ll to name a few). Plus it probably helps that our public server spends 90% of its time on these kind of maps so we’re already well practiced
After having our main demo go inactive, we struggled with a temporary replacement and then had to make do with moving players around a lot in our early ETF2L games. Competing in 3 leagues at the same time made it almost impossible for us to trial a new demo man effectively, meaning we took something like 2 months to find a replacement. Thankfully, TroubleGirl from =Fingerprint= agreed to temporarilly join us until the end of the season, meaning we had a player we already knew was an excellent demo man, which allowed us to worry a lot less about games. TroubleGirl also plays a lot more than we did, which meant we ended up playing a lot more friendly games, which has clearly helped us a lot. In the second half of the season we have hopefully gathered enough points to stay in Division 5. The stuff we’ve learned recently will help us a great deal for next season, whatever division we end up in.
Finally, we did -actually- end up with a demo man after all those trials. A thousand apologies to anyone who didn’t get a response from me, but we have now recruited Satako. He will be playing in friendly games with us over the summer, and is now signed up for all of our leagues for the next seasons.
We also lost a long time regular, the impossible to ignore Swedish/Scottish/Drunk Gryzor, who has moved on to CiC. We wish him all the best in the future.
So thanks to everyone who’s played with us this season, and thanks to all the people we’ve played. This summer we’ll be playing friendlies, if anyone wants to play a custom map in a friendly specifically please get in touch as we’d love to try out some new maps as well as the old ones.