This preview article was put together by Neko, with help from eXtine and GunnersFC (aka LameFX).
Leviathan Gaming TF2 are ESEA-Invite’s reigning champions but stand in second place going into Wednesday Night’s match at a 9-3 win-loss record so far this season. Currently, third seed is heavily disputed with tonight’s contenders No Need for Names Tf2 one of three teams vying for the position along with Spacewhales and The Chess Club at 7-5 wins-losses. Both Leviathan Gaming and No Need for Names are currently undergoing roster changes.
What: ESEA Invite
Who: Leviathan Gaming vs. no Need for names
When: Wednesday 9/26/12 11:30 EST
Caster(s): Pyyyour, ggygglyg, Buick
Leviathan Gaming TF2
No Need for Names
Clockwork has always played a very aggressive scout for Leviathan Gaming TF2, making medic and demo picks in many situations. Since Clockwork left the team Leviathan Gaming have been playing rawdog (bloodsire) and flame as temporary replacements. This weekend however, LG picked up a new addition to their roster, hero1. Hero’s most recent experience is on the Intermediate team Blight Xensity, but he is an old school TF2 player with history in ESEA Invite seasons three and four. Hero was most notorious as the roaming soldier for the Evil Geniuses team when that organization was still involved with TF2. He brings a lot of eXperience and we’ll see tonight if he can fill Clockwork’s big-fraggin’ boots.
Formerly-Intermediate No Need for Names has also adjusted their roster, adding relic as pocket soldier and justin_ as scout. Both of their newest members have extensive Invite-level experience, and we’ll see if they’re able to bring this team up a notch. Earlier in the season, nNn lost 3-5 against LG on snakewater, and tonight’s map–cp_badlands–plays similarly. With adjustments for roster changes, we’re not sure the less-practiced nNn will have the teamwork necessary to dispute the veteran LG tonight.