froyotech

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Team Captain:
b4nny
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$116,956
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
6
History
Created:
2014-01-25
Upcoming Matches
KGC vs. FROYO
September 28, 2018 - 3:00 UTC

froyotech is an American Team Fortress 2 organization.

Froyotech are often considered to be one of the most successful team in competitive TF2 history, winning five International LAN events and a grand total of 11 ESEA-Invite Championships. froyotech are also the first and only team to break the $100,000 mark in tournament earnings.

History[edit]

Foundation and early dominance (2014-2015)[edit]

This North American team was formed in early 2014 with a lineup of b4nny, clockwork, blaze, Lansky, dummy and shade. The team was created in an effort to dethrone the european and world champions Epsilon eSports at the upcoming international i52 tournament. Results immediately showed with wins in CEVO Season 4 Main and a perfect 16-0 record in ESEA Season 16 Invite on course to the their first Invite Championship. Demoman dummy was swapped out for duwatna from Street Hoops eSports as he couldn't attend the upcoming i52 event in England. froyotech won the tournament, defeating a weakened Epsilon eSports in the Grand Final (5-1, 5-0). Further wins would follow suit including the CEVO Season 5 Pro Finals, the GXL Invitational 2014, two further ESEA-Invite titles in Season's 17 and 18 before Lansky retired after the Season 18 LAN finals. He was swapped out for Ash on Scout with b4nny switching to the empty Pocket Soldier role. The teams performance continued despite this change with a fourth consecutive Invite title in Season 19 and winning i55.

Reformation and continued success (2015-Present)[edit]

Controversy soon gripped the team during the Season 20 playoff match between froyotech and Team SoloUber. Ash left the team mid-game over internal issues [1] which forced the team to use Seymour for the rest of the match. The team subsequently lost the series placing them 3rd overall for the Season. After this incident the roster scattered, forcing b4nny to reform the team with a new roster of Decimate, clockwork, corsa, paddie and Freestate. However Decimate was forced to leave due to a lack of availability forcing b4nny on Scout with corsa on roamer. corsa was shortly swapped out for experienced Invite Medic ninjanick with Freestate switching from Medic to Scout [2]. Despite the changes, the team slowly returned to their winning ways, winning Season 21 and defeating reigning champions RONIN with a lower-bracket sweep. More roster changes would soon follow in order to prepare for the international i58 with long time rival Soldier TLR joining along with new Medic phorofor. The changes proved good within the North American scene, with victory in Season 22, defeating RONIN once again. However at Insomnia itself, the team finished a disappointing 3rd, convincingly beaten by European teams Crowns eSports Club and Full Tilt. This prompted desperate roster changes with blaze and Shade returning to the roster and promising Demoman Habib replacing Muma.

This new-look team dominated the North American TF2 scene however declined to try and reclaim their Insomnia title at Insomnia 61, with team-captain b4nny opting to join the newly formed European mix-team SVIFT for the tournament. With numerous roster changes between seasons froyotech won an extra six straight ESEA-Invite titles, two Rewind events (the Rewind 2017 Invitational and Rewind II) and Insomnia 63.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 25th - froyotech forms. [3]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Role Join Date
USA b4nny Grant Vincent Scout 2014-01-25 [3]
USA arekk Alex Uth Scout 2017-01-30 [15]
Canada blaze Tyler Brown Roaming Soldier 2016-09-07 [12]
USA aim Pocket Soldier 2018-09-02[24]
Canada habib Hasan Sayed Demoman 2016-09-07 [12]
USA Nursey Jenny Tempalski Medic 2018-09-02[24]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA yomps Justin Swilpa Pocket Soldier 2017-12-30 [22] 2018-08-30[23] FROYO BLACK
USA shade Medic 2017-05-10 [18] 2018-08-30 [23] FROYO BLACK
USA sighguy Pocket Soldier 2017-09-26 [21] 2017-12-30 [22] Running with Scizors
USA botmode Ian DeMartinis Pocket Soldier 2017-06-23 [20] 2017-09-26 [21] SVIFT NA
USA garbuglio Pocket Soldier 2017-05-17 [19] 2017-06-23 [20] SVIFT NA
USA Freestate Daniel Lins Scout 2015-12-07 [7] 2017-04-28 [16]
Retired
USA Nursey Jenny Tempalski Medic 2016-12-11 [13] 2017-05-10 [17] EVL Gaming
Canada paddie Michael Simonetta Pocket Soldier 2015-12-07 [7] 2017-01-26[14] EVL Gaming
USA Muma Austin Wilmot Demoman 2015-12-07 [7] 2016-09-07 [12]
Retired
USA phorofor Nicholas Johnson Medic 2016-06-?? 2016-09-07 [12] Jamal E-Sports
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA cookiejake   Connor McEwen
USA Shade Insomnia 63
USA garbuglio  
USA blaze Tyler Brown Insomnia 63
USA TLR   Tyler Morgan
USA blaze Tyler Brown ESEA Season 22: Invite Division
Insomnia 58
USA garbuglio  
None
ESU Community Rumble
Canada paddie  
Michael Simonetta
None
ESU Community Rumble
USA bear  
Elliot Tower
None
ESU Community Rumble
USA Seymour   Bryan Seymour
USA ash Carter Paccione ESEA Season 20 Invite Playoffs
USA Ninjanick   Nicholas Poulos
USA Shade GXL LAN 2015
USA marmaduke  
Canada blaze Tyler Brown GXL LAN 2015
Former Players
ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA ninjanick Nicholas Poulos Medic 2016-02-22 [9] 2016-06-?? Street Hoops eSports
USA clockwork Matthew Dias Scout 2016-01-28 [8] 2016-05-03 [10]
Retired
USA corsa Scout 2015-12-07 [7] 2016-02-22 [9] EVL Gaming
USA Decimate Christian Lomeli Scout 2015-12-23 [25] 2016-01-28
Retired
Insomnia55 Squad
ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA ash Carter Paccione Scout 2015-06-?? 2015-11-24 [4] Street Hoops eSports
USA clockwork Matthew Dias Scout 2014-01-25 [3] - froyotech
Canada blaze Tyler Brown Roaming Soldier 2014-01-25 [3] - froyotech
USA b4nny Grant Vincent Pocket Soldier 2014-01-25 [3] - froyotech
USA duwatna Steve Taylor Demoman 2014-07-?? 2015-11-24 [5] Street Hoops eSports
USA Shade Medic 2014-01-25 [3] 2015-11-24 [6] FROYO BLACK
Former Players
ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA lansky Dave Polansky Pocket Soldier 2014-01-?? 2015-06-??
Retired
USA serv0 Pocket Soldier 2015-06-?? 2015-06-??
Retired
USA dummy Tim Olson Demoman 2014-01-25 [3] 2014-07-??
Retired
USA Ruwin Sven Zobler Pocket Soldier 2014-01-25 [3] 2014-03-??
Retired

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA Shade Brand Manager

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-08-26 A11st A3Premier Insomnia Insomnia 63 3 : 2 $5,138.02
2018-04-19 A11st A2Major ESEA ESEA Season 27: North America Invite Division 2 : 0 $5,600
2018-02-18 A11st A3Premier eSports Arena Esports Arena Rewind II 3 : 0 $7,919.3
2017-01-22 A11st A3Premier eSports Arena Rewind 2017 Invitational 3 : 2 $4,104.25
2015-08-30 A11st A3Premier Insomnia Insomnia 55 3 : 1 $7,387.92
2015-07-19 A11st A2Major ESEA ESEA Season 19: North America Invite Division 2 : 0 $6,360
2015-04-19 A11st A2Major ESEA ESEA Season 18: North America Invite Division 2 : 0 $6,360
2014-12-07 A11st A2Major ESEA ESEA Season 17: North America Invite Division 2 : 0 $6,360
2014-08-24 A11st A3Premier Insomnia Insomnia 52 2 : 0 $4,135.19
2014-06-29 A11st A2Major ESEA ESEA Season 16: North America Invite Division 2 : 1 $6,360
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

References[edit]

  1. http://www.teamfortress.tv/30088/ash-leaves-froyotech
  2. http://www.teamfortress.tv/31841/corsa-out-ninjanick-in-for-froyotech
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 cyzer (2014-01-25). "iT Dead; b4nny to Join clockwork".
  4. 4.0 4.1 tsc (2015-11-24). "ash leaves froyotech".
  5. 5.0 5.1 tsc (2015-11-24). "froyotech loses duwatna".
  6. 6.0 6.1 tsc (2015-11-24). "froyotech disbands".
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 tsc (2015-12-07). "b4nny flavors froyotech with Strawberry Mangoes".
  8. 8.0 8.1 tsc (2016-01-28). "Decimate steps down from froyotech".
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 tsc (2016-02-22). "corsa out, ninjanick in for froyotech".
  10. 10.0 10.1 tsc (2016-05-03). "clockwork retires, blaze returns to froyotech".
  11. tsc (2016-08-26). "Insomnia58 viewer's guide".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 tsc (2016-09-07). "froyotech adjusts roster after Insomnia58".
  13. 13.0 13.1 Snivy (2017-01-05). "Esports Arena Rewind announced".
  14. 14.0 14.1 rowpieces (2017-01-26). "paddie leaves froyotech".
  15. 15.0 15.1 Koncept (2017-02-01). "froyotech picks up arekk".
  16. 16.0 16.1 Koncept (2017-04-30). "Freestate leaves froyotech, retires from TF2".
  17. 17.0 17.1 Smin (2017-05-10). "Nursey leaves froyotech, joins EVL Gaming".
  18. 18.0 18.1 b4nny (2017-05-10). "Welcome back @shadetf2".
  19. 19.0 19.1 b4nny (2017-05-17). "Tonight we finalized the froyotech roster for S25".
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Koncept (2017-06-23). "froyotech swaps out garbuglio for botmode".
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 b4nny (2017-09-26). "As @idbotmode moves on to pursue @Quake...".
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 b4nny (2017-12-30). "Welcome @zombyomps to the @froyotech squad!".
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 shade (2018-08-30). "shade and yomps leaves".
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Recurse (2018-09-02). "froyotech ascends with aim, Nursey".
  25. tsc (2015-12-23). "froyotech picks up Decimate".