Ladies and gentlemen of the esteemed Global Unreal community, the second season of capture the flag is upon us. With arguably the strongest captain list in the history of instagib drafting leagues, there is no room for error come draft night, October 21st. Despite lacking some star players such as sorn, JYB, krazyaim, and Morpheus*, the free agency list is surprisingly stacked with talent from around the globe. The arrival of timmy boy's miraculous UTProMod has successfully put the eastern and western hemispheres of UT on a level playing field ; the competition has never been more fierce.
Over the past couple of weeks I have diligently studied recent pug statistics and spectated dozens of pugs first hand. Factoring in pug performances, competitive playoff history in MLIG, GU, and CB, reliability, and CTF clutch factor, I have compiled a ranking of the best 34 players currently signed up for GU.ICTF II. The following list is 100% accurate and completely indisputable. Fuck the GU rankings. This list was compiled October 16th, any signups after this date have not been included. The number in parentheses after each player's name is their rank compared to Global Unreal salaries.
Notorious draft-league dominator, titles in both MLIG and GU as a captain. Gold Trophies in both instagib and sniper premiere leagues on Clanbase. Last season's top salary player. Reigning and defending Global Unreal champion. Very few players can match the impressive resume of the number one player in the league, rain
. An absolute brick wall defender and anchor for many championship teams already, rain is simply looking to add to his trophy rack. I have heard that he only signed up as captain this season to specifically make sure that I don't win it. If that's true, all i can say is I'm sure you'll make a valiant effort ;] (ooo jab).
rain's consistent fragging combined with his superior defensive positioning see him excel particularly on high-fragging, control dependent maps such as Duku and Spirit. Like many instagib players rain loves to play offense, which he is no doubt capable of playing at a very high level. However, his defensive prowess and impeccable comms make it almost wasteful to put him anywhere except locking down the base. As average accuracy and overall gameplay continues to improve over the years, rain is still brickwalling elite attackers consistently. Strongest Positions
: Duku Low D
; Spirit Flag D
Coming in just behind rain is the #1 overall free agent in the draft, uenz
. For some of the North and South American players who are unfamiliar with uenz, this ranking may come as a surprise. However, those that have played against him on clanbase over the years know that he has been a sleeping giant in the GU scene for some time. UTProMod (newnet) has caught the attention of some of Europe's very best and uenz is a perfect example of this. uenz's increased activity has led to recent impressive pug showings vs top salary players and an outstanding showing in KOTR II. The recent influx of powerhouse fraggers from Germany and Portugal to the GU free agency has changed the complexity of this draft considerably, and uenz is amongst the best of these up and coming allstars.
If versatility is what you're looking for in the draft, look no further than uenz. He is capable of being both a powerful fragging attacker or an anchor defender. To evoke the full potential of uenz's attacking ability, he should be matched with a high volume grabber to highlight his covering talent. uenz is capable of being a primary grabber but his low # of shots per map and high accuracy make him ideal in defending and covering roles. Strongest Positions
: Command Cover O
; Duku Low D
Coming in at #3 and representing Portugal's finest is the fragging phenom, vitz
. Fresh off an absolutely dominant performance in KOTR, vitz is looking to maintain momentum heading into a highly competitive season 2. He will look to be picked by a captain who isn't a moron and will actually draft defense later (cough). This will enable vitz to comfortably spread his offensive wings and establish his dominance on the other side of the map. His recent performance in KOTR has vaulted him to #1 in GU rankings (inaccurately so), which he has vocally opposed. However, coming in at #3 he is clearly still amongst the elite of the elite.
vitz is an utterly violent attacker capable of using his fragpower to bulldoze defenders while making a high volume of grabs. Match him with aggressive running partners and watch him fully display his attacking arsenal with covers on top of relentless offensive pressure. Unlike most other fragging powerhouses of the league, vitz is a slightly lower accuracy, high volume shooter with impeccable twitch aim. This makes him even more dangerously suited for attacking, and will wreak havoc on many defenses this season. Strongest Positions
: Spirit O
; Duku O
slits his wrists on the way to the #4 spot representing the United Kingdom. It's hard to talk about rain's numerous achievements without also mentioning Serenity and vice versa. Champion duo on clanbase with [SiN] in instagib and SsK| in sniper, and even winning the inaugural GU.iCTF season together. They are indeed gay for each other. With the odds of them being seperated this season all but certain, a new rivalry is about to begin. The Kobe and Shaq debate of the instagib community has begun. Who really
carried those teams to victory? Only one of these champions can be victorious at the end of the season. Who will it be? Will either of them achieve ultimate victory without each other? Time will tell. Although Serenity can sometimes be a handful for captains he doesn't agree with, there is no denying his championship X factor.
Serenity is most known for his unstoppable offense which he demonstrated many times on his way to GU gold last season. He is a capable defender but is vocally against it, and as emo as this kid is it's probably best to give him what he wants (<3). He is known for laming the shit out of pugs but when it comes down to match time, Serenity is all business. When he decides he wants to he can put up a plethora of grabs but similarly to uenz, if you match him with a high volume grabber he really shines. Strongest Positions
: Duku Cover O
; Command O
Breaking into the top 5 and representing the red, white, and blue is long-time veteran, Cy
. Dating all the way back to his reign in 2002-2004 as the undisputed best player and up to today, Cy has and always will be a force to be reckoned with in the instagib community. Most famous in draft leagues for carrying Team Irwin to MLIG III finals as an anchor defender, ultimately falling to Team Pressure in 5 maps in what was one of the most epic and nail-biting finals in draft-league history.
Cy is an incredibly versatile player in capture the flag. Running flags, anchoring defense, laying down cover, sealing the base. Cy can do it all and is often seen doing it all in one map. There literally isn't a single position on any map I wouldn't trust Cy to do and do at a high level. Cy's skill and experience combined with a deep desire to win makes him a highly coveted free agent, and the top-rated American in the league. Strongest Positions
: BL O
; Scandi O
Another versatile American player, InfamousRaider
is like a mirror image of Cy with less experience in big matches and better comms. IR is really the epitome of what you look for in a team player. Versatile, capable of filling in any position you need him to. Positive attitude on TS and not egotistical, will play for any captain that picks him. Reliable player who is calm and level-headed but takes winning seriously. Considering how dangerous a CTF player InfamousRaider is, calling him "safe" seems strange. But when it comes to safe picks, InfamousRaider is the definition of that. Activity and reliability has always been a huge factor when drafting a team, but now with development matches being worth more points there are effectively twice as many important matches per season. This makes a player such as InfamousRaider an even hotter commodity than usual.
On the CTF battlefield you will rarely if ever see InfamousRaider playing for frags, yet you will often see him at the top of the scoreboard in kills anyway. IR's voice comms are second to none and he is capable of both leading a team vocally in-game and executing gameplans of his captain without faltering. He excels in maps that focus more on teamwork than fragging or individual skill. Strongest Positions
: Sprinta D
; Grudge D
Advanced drafting algorithms have the pure defender, unrealshots
, calculated as the 7th best player in the league. His high fire-rate and exceptional defensive positioning make him a handful for any attacker to deal with. Did I mention he's one of the best fraggers in the league? Last season PBR had an impressive rate of success with unrealshots anchoring their defense. Having one of the strongest seasons of anyone in the league, he has earned his spot at #7 and is surely on several
Having a reliable and consistent anchor defender is an absolute must in winning a championship. Expect unrealshots to go very fast in the draft as he fills this role to the T. Putting unrealshots anywhere but defense would be a shame as he is truly great there. He excels on maps where he can keep the enemy's offense in front of him. If he has you locked in his sights, you are already in trouble. Strongest Positions
: Acrony Right D
; Klondike D
The other half of the comes in at #8. Dewshit
would like to tell you he's good at every position but in reality he's a much stronger defender than anything else. Once known for his pro div3 caliber performances with DmK and epic 20 eff displays on Grendel Keep with 50% packetloss, Dewsick has come a long way. He got a proper connection and undetectable cheats from Sean and he's been on his way to the top ever since.
Dewwie boy's reliability was in question last season but he is lookin to wreck bitches this season. Very promising for anyone looking to pick up a very solid defender with elite frag power. A top 5 finish in the recent KOTR tournament perfectly exemplifies his fragging prowess. He's just as picky/emo as his UK counterpart though so make sure to contact him personally before picking him and see what's what. Strongest Positions
: BL D
; Grudge D
The head admin of the league has unsurprisingly underrated himself 6 slots. In order to keep me quiet on this blatant blasphemy, PACO
has agreed to 1v1 me for the rights to pick first in the draft on Saturday. Results of this game could have a very serious impact on the draft, and once this pussy ass bitch sets a time it's on like genghis khan(as of this writing he is now ducking me). Once considered nothing more than a mediocre player at best, banished to the world of bunny tracks, PACO the brave warrior has riced from the ashes like a fenix. When desperate and destitute and willing to do whatever it takes to become relevant in the instagib scene, PACO did what any logical human being would do: he got a mouse with more than 1 button. Yessir, he traded in the ole mac for a state of the art windows personal computer and became good. (seems fishy, cheats?) PACO is the man responsible for more than just maintaining excitement and legitimacy in the instagib community, he has helped it thrive into something arguably more prosperous than it ever has been. And the nickelbacka can play a game of UT to boot. He will be looking to focus his chi for this draft and actually remember to draft some defense to go the whole way this time.
No need to worry about drafting PACO as he is a captain and one of the biggest threats to take this baby down. He is one of the most underrated attackers in the league and will be looking (er, should at least?) for an anchor defender first round so he can comfortably work his attacking game this season. If he can draft a team that can keep the flag at home for him, he doesn't even need help getting flags out. As stacked as this draft is though he will no doubt be able to find some fierce attackers to go by his side and make a run for the GU title. Strongest Positions
; CG Statues
The captain of the Pabst Blue Ribbon's last season, FALLACY
, rounds off a stacked top 10 in this scouting report. To my knowledge last season was the first season FALLACY has captained, in which case he should get a coach of the year award or something for drafting and leading the most fearsome team in the league. Despite falling short in the playoffs last season, FALLACY should be brimming with confidence entering this draft after such a successful one last time out. It will be interesting to see if he can replicate or even improve this season and make a run for the title. Without a doubt many opposing captains' eyes will be on FALLACY while he is picking.
While he is a rather well-rounded player, he will likely run O for his team this season. Because of this I'm predicting he will be drafting a strong defender like Pete or kyle so he can run O freely. Strongest Positions
: Command O
; Scandi O
Representing the 11th best player in this scouting report is spydee
. The 3rd captain in a row on this list, spydee will be looking to take his team all the way this season. He is a well-rounded player who will likely be seen playing both offense and defense as the season progresses. His low, smooth, Barry White voice will keep his team calm and composed during league play which will be crucial. His voice comms are some of the best in the game and will be a big part to his teams' success regardless of how his draft goes.
One of the most active members of the community today, spydee likely has a lock on the free agency list and will put together a formidable squad as always. spydee excels on slower, open maps that require teamwork and comms to win. His frag power while inconsistent can be up there with some of the best frag whores in the game when he finds his rhythm. Look for him to draft an equally versatile player in the draft, making predicting his teams' positioning each map very difficult. Strongest Positions
: Bleak Flag D
; Orbital D
The second [B$C] player to grace this list, noobX
has made his presence known with a stunning runner-up performance in KOTR. Any hopes of going under the radar in the draft this season were quickly ended that fateful Sunday.All eyes are on noobX as a possibly huge steal given this is his very first draft league ever and his monster KOTR performance. He will be looking to cement his name amongst the elite in CTF this season.
noobX is capable of playing either offense or defense equally well. He's rather picky about map selection but can be a dangerous asset to any team. He excels on fast-paced, frenzied mid-battle maps such as Command and Sprinta. Expect all eyes to be on noobX's performances regardless of what team he lands on. Strongest Positions
: Command O
; Sprinta D
My boy Petey Pablo
makes the list at lucky number thirteen. One of the only true defenders in the top 15, Pete has established himself as one of the best high-fragging, high-acc defenders in the game today. On his off games he is going to smash you with 40 acc, and when he's on fire you can just forget about it.
Pete owns a specific style unique to the game, and if you can find the perfect combination of players to put around him you can create a devastating team. Pete is like a slow-firing turret of death. You need to team him up with aggressive, high-fire rate, in-your-face defenders to draw attention away from your turret of death. Most team captains don't know how to properly use Pete to his full capabilities, but if fallen into the right hands can become a true nightmare to enemy teams. Strongest Positions
: Scandi D
; EC2 D
has long been an underrated player in the instagib community. Although he is capable of it, he is not typically known to be the frag heavy type of player. He'd rather drop 30 grabs on your ass or play efficient defense for his team ; a true CTF player. As a player he is an extremely valuable draft commodity, as a captain he ended [Adi]'s run for a historic 4th straight title and cemented himself as a true champion.
Last season saw Bear draft another potentially epic team with Himself, bbz, fish, grin, nanm, and tony all in the lineup.Unfortunate circumstances would lead to Bear losing internet and the team falling apart just as quickly as it begun. Now he's back and ready to redeem himself, and now with less commitments. Bear works best with bros who don't take the game too seriously and hopefully have an IQ above HU. If you fulfill these requirements, consider drafting Bear. Or don't. Whatever. Idiot. Strongest Positions
: Acrony D
; Klondike O
As old school as they come, kylewins
has been winning titles in the instagib scene since 2004 with ConQuest and a top player in the American sniper scene before that. Predominantly known for his 1on1 expertise back in the day, kyle has established himself as one of the best American instagib players today. Recent results include a championship as captain in MLIGZP X, the last recorded instagib league on ProUnreal.
kylewins is a defender at heart. If you are a captain capable of fueling his desire to show for you and win, then you have a deadly player in your hands. He is truly dominant on the old school maps such as Orbital, Scandinavium, and Diamond Sword. Match him with a smart and efficient defender and you have one sexy base for your team. Strongest Positions
: Scandi D
; DS High D
The brown man himself. THE
most relentless attacker in the game. The man will average 30 suicides trying to get at your god damn flag. And it isn't EC2. Not known for his fragging because he's too busy attacking bases, but a finals appearance in KOTR shows he can lay it down if he has to (Even though it was a fluke because Paco's dumb ass has no idea how to set heats and put 4 of the 5 best fraggers in KOTR in the same semifinals heat, MORAN. ANYWAY.) Everyone knows this guy is mah e-boyfriend so I will try to keep this just about ig and not his penis. Which is small. and bulbous. and hairy. and small.
I suppose Rummy
could play D if he really had to but lets be real, the dude is an attacker. Putting him on D would be like painting your toilet with taco bell enchurritos and calling it the shitstine chapel. It would be dumb. and gross. Rumsfeld is a natural born attacker and a seriously good one at that. Everyone knows this guy has 400 finals a day in December though which is playoffs time so good luck getting him to show unless you're me. Strongest Positions
: EC2 O
; BL O
Completeing the trio of [B$C] fragging powerhouses, flowX
comes in at #17. I personally loathe this guy due to his incessant whining, but there is no denying his skill in game. He is an in-game leader and will play whatever position is necessary for his team to win. He has extensive clanbase experience in both instagib and sniper with a history of consistently impressive performances in both. He fell 2 frags short behind spydee to qualify for the finals of KOTR.
Like many of the best instagib players, flowX comes from a sniper background. He is especially lethal on sniper maps and should not be underestimated. If you're looking for a versatile player with elite frag power, look no further folks. Strongest Positions
: BL D
; Command O
When ole Angus
isn't accusing me of ghosting in playoff matches or ruining the integrity of ProUnreal, he is actually a pretty damn good UT player. Multi-time champion and undervalued attacker, probably due to the fact that you can't get over how gay he is( not that there's anything wrong with that). What you get in a pick like Angus is a player dedicated to showing up and winning. SRS.BSNSS. Which is exactly what a captain should be looking for in a player.
When it comes to CTF, Sauron has good voice communication and is an unselfish offensive player. He may not wow you with his frags but if that's what you're looking for in a CTF draft then you have bigger issues. He excels on fast-paced teamwork oriented maps such as BL,Scandi, Grudge, and EC2. Match him with other attackers who talk a lot on TS to maximize his potential as an exceptional teammate. Strongest Positions
: Scandi O
; Grudge O
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The Master Exploder graces this list at #19. Kud is best known for his attacking ability on old school maps such as coret and rainbase, long gone from the map list. NO WORRIES MY FRIEND, kud simply blows the mindholes of enemy defenders on other maps instead. Kud won the very first MLIG but has not been able to seal the deal since. He is most famous in draft leagues for his legendary match against The Answer in MLIG II Playoffs (Spoiler Alert: They got f'd in the a). Once the top ranked player himself, kud is captaining up and is just another addition to the stacked captain list this season. He will more than likely be looking to draft defense first round to free up his drafting options later. Strongest Positions
: Klondike O
; Command O
When he's not getting logged by ASH for cheat keybinds, or chattin' it up with his numerous other Portuguese clanmates and buddies that have been logged, kykas
can be seen playing competitive UT instagib. New to the Global Unreal scene, he is sure to fit right in.
Known principally for his running power, kykas is capable of being the primary attacker for any team this season. He is known for putting up a high volume of grabs and is a very tricky flag runner to boot. He excels on maps where spawns are predominantly centered off of the flag stand, thus enabling him to create distance from opposing defenders and create plays. Strongest Positions
: Sprinta O
; Command O
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Two-time defending faggot, phanity
graces the list at #22. Notoriously known for fucking teams over with his unreliability and inconsistency, phanity was actually a bit of a savior for team muscular dystrophy last season. Perhaps it is a sign that he is turning over a new leaf and will start being the dangerous champion he is capable of being. Perhaps not. Perhaps fuck yourself. My theory on captains is they're like mushrooms - feed em' shit and keep em' in the dark.
phanity is without a doubt an attacker, one who use to put up more impressive numbers before he started caring more about frags than winning (similar to Chris but not nearly as severe). If you're looking for an O player who can slow down the other team's offense and still keep some O pressure himself, then this is the man you're looking for. Maybe after calling him out in this post he will show me his old self this season and put up some impressive CTF numbers. If that's the case then phanity is capable of being one of the biggest steals of the season. Strongest Positions
: GK O
; Bleak O
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Little Orphan AnNi
makes the cut at #23. AnNiHiL4ToR has been an active participant in draft leagues for a while now and consistently takes his teams deep into the playoffs . An active and reliable draftee, he will likely be scooped up as a team's 2nd major pick in the draft. AnNiHiL4ToR is a player who always keeps his composure in intense games (which are certain to happen this season) and will be a valuable asset to whichever team is able to land him.
AnNiHiL4ToR is well known as a defender in iCTF. His positioning is excellent with above average comms, 2 very important characteristics to look for in a defender. In a league where reliability is absolutely crucial, AnNiHiL4ToR is both active and a solid CTF player. If he could manage to keep his fragging consistency up, he could easily find himself higher in this list. Strongest Positions
: EC2 Front D
; GK Flag D
To be perfectly honest, I know very little about Riven
. In the few pugs he has played he has been impressive, both in running flags and defending. His fragging power was put on full display recently in KOTR, winning many heats and placing 6th overall. Small sample or not, results are results and cannot be ignored. The guy can play at a high level. Exactly how high of a CTF level has yet to be determined, but he is definitely one of the hottest prospects in the league.
Curious eyes will be on Riven this season coming off of such an impressive showing in KOTR. Will he meet the hype and become a perennial CTF powerhouse in Global Unreal? From a drafting perspective, from what he has shown thus far he is certainly worth the risk to find out. Don't be surprised to see Riven taken earlier than expected if a captain has inside info on this guy's CTF ability. Strongest Positions
Founder and Leader of clan [SiN], Feisar
was arguably the most underrated player last season. Evidently none of the captains other than rain caught the results of the hundreds of matches Feisar has played in with [SiN] as he went very late in the draft in comparison to his skill level. Being a starter in the championship team last season, I suspect he will be snagged up much earlier in the draft this season.
Feisar is an efficient attacker which he showed by effectively dismantling teams last season with SunnY. One of the smartest players in the game, he will capitalize on the smallest mistakes and always seems to be at the right place at the right time. Feisar is capable of high killstring, explosive plays which are crucial on some maps. It is likely that rain is eyeballing him for another run at the title, but it's anyones guess whose team he will actually land on. Strongest Positions
: Sprinta O
; Command O
's long and storied instagib career, he has accomplished more in CTF than most players ever dream to. Highlights include his role in team ConQuest's dominance over OGL during the prime of ladder competition, and as anchor defender for team [Adi] in UDL-IG, voted by the community as the greatest draft league team ever assembled. He also raped the ever living shit out of TGP on Orbital in MLIG IV playoffs which I still have nightmares about.
In the early stages of his instagib career, Steel was known as a brick wall defender specifically on long-range maps. In 2012, Steel is now most known as an attacker, and an incredibly underrated one at that. While most n00bs these days are worried about their acc and their frag count, Steel is busy running laps with your flag and flying under the radar. Notoriously known for not using a microphone for the past several years, hopefully he either buys one or pulls it out of his ass for matches. If he does he can be a huge steal come draft time for any captain looking for an attacker that specializes in offensive pressure. Strongest Positions
: Scandi O
; DS O
For a long time, NecroNinja
was an incredibly underrated player in instagib draft leagues. Known at the time as a defender from the nwctf scene, who knew that NecroNinja would be such an effective attacker in instagib? Now that the secret's out, NN will be content with covering the shit out of whatever flag runners his captain teams him with.
NN will obviously crush your face on weapons maps like Bleak and Orbital, but he is more than capable of holding his own on the Euro and frag-heavy maps of the league. Historically NN is not that active of a pugger in instagib, but he has been a very reliable teammate in draft leagues and is already a proven champion. Look for him to go 'surprisingly' early in the draft. Strongest Positions
: Sprinta Cover O
; Bleak Cover O
comes in staggeringly underrated at #28. A notoriously unreliable draft pick, Blackout is traditionally a "wildcard" pick late in drafts. Well known for his brick wall x22 defense, he has been playing a lot of offense lately in pugs which could possibly be why his salary is so low since he sucks dick at it.
If you can manage to tame this wild draft pick, Blackout is almost always a steal in the draft. Keep his offensive dreams crushed and you have yourself a very valuable asset to your team. Sometimes inconsistent but always a baller, Blackout could be the X factor your team needs to push it to a championship contender. Or he could be a pick that leads to your untimely demise. Pick with discretion. Strongest Positions
: DS Roof D
; EC2 Back D
Breaking the top 30 in the league is the French-Canadian, aNty
. aNty showed up one day as a 2k4 nublet and never left. Today, he is one of the most undervalued players in the league. Like blackout, he thinks he is a pro attacker but is much better suited as a defender. As a defender, aNty frequently outperforms players ranked higher than him and yet still flys under the radar in draft leagues. Perhaps it is that French Canadian accent that smells of thrickery and deceit. Captains that put their faith in aNty are rarely let down.
Defensively speaking, aNty plays a very aggressive, in-your-face style. Due to this his efficiency usually isn't terribly high, but the effectiveness of his defense can't be denied.Stats rarely tell the whole story, and in aNty's case it is perfectly demonstrated. In a statistics-crazed era of the ig community, this could easily explain why aNty continually flies under the radar. Match him with a player like Pete and his style is perfectly accentuated to lock down the base. Strongest Positions
: Duku Low D
; GK Flag D
When I think of the best old school instagib teams, one of the first to come to mind is [TAL]. My buddy Darkside[TAL]
here has been around since the dark ages of UT, and that's probably why he is such a worthless chasing piece of shit now. Seriously though, when this guy wants to take a game of CTF seriously he is capable of things most people aren't aware of. Keep this guy motivated on your team and off the asses of his enemy attackers, and he can put up impressive CTF numbers.
Just in case you aren't aware, this guy is seriously bad at defense. Just don't put him there, not even joking right now. Just because he should strictly be used as an attacker doesn't mean he isn't a great draft pick. Any captain looking to enhance their offensive attack power should seriously consider Carras as an option. Strongest Positions
: Scandi O
; DS O
In a draft full of big steals, heat
is possibly the biggest steal of them all. Once last pick in pugs, over the years heat has turned into a true CTF threat. One of the most underrated attackers in the league right now, heat's cover and be-there-when-you-need-him ability is second to none.
Like Carras, heat should be used strictly in an offensive manner. It's worth noting that the reason heat shouldn't be put on defense isn't his ability to hold down the base when he defends, but you simply can't trust him. That same be-there-when-you-need-him mentality that he has negatively impacts his defending capabilities as he is found CONSTANTLY out of position, even making flag runs of his own regularly while he's supposed to be defending the flag. Put him on offense to exploit the positive aspects of his attacking/freelancing style and you have a very dangerous player at your disposal. Strongest Positions
: EC2 O
; Klondike O
Despite being in the top 25% of players in the draft, insanity
will be blessed with the #4 draft pick this season due to a stacked captain list. He will surely be looking to capitalize on this good fortune and quickly pick up one of the biggest talents in the game. Combine this fact with the underrated attacking power of Tyler, and you already have a combination not to be underestimated. Tyler will likely be looking for a top defender first round so that he will be able to run offense freely this season.
Although he told me he plans to defend this season, I think he's trollin' me because he's a much better attacker than defender and he knows it. He's a smart broseph and will likely draft a solid attacking ensemble around himself as well. Even though PACO has a pretty good grasp on tyler's skill level I believe he is still slightly underrated and will continue to surprise people. If he picks white[choc] this team is guaranteed to have a cool name. Strongest Positions
; DS O
My brother from another mother, Sonic|^
makes the list at #33. An extremely aggressive attacker hell bent at getting to your flag, Sonic is capable of surprising performances despite rarely playing instagib. This guy has been my bro since mFw days so if you plan on drafting him you can go ahead and fuck right off. He's mine. He ain't gonna play for your pathetic ass. Yea you, don't even try it. His deliciously suave voice is all mine.
Don't even think about putting this guy on D, it would be wasteful. Sonic's best maps are maps he can use his creativity to confuse and juke defenders ; ie Grudge, BL, Scandi, etc . If his aim were more consistent and he played more instagib he would be considered one of the top runners in the league. As it is now he is simply black hulk with overgrown shoulders. Strongest Positions
: Scandi O
; Orbital O
Completing this scouting report is the Aruban sensation, SunnY
. Always known for his relentless attacking style and smart decision-making, SunnY took his game to another level last season and led the attack of champion team Shockwave. Now that he is limited to playing on a welfare laptop, his skill level has considerably declined, averaging ~ 25 acc in recent pugs. What can't be ignored as a possible ploy to get re-drafted by rain, I believe this is legitimately SunnY's limited skill level from Aruba and the god awful laptop he is using.
What you can't take away from SunnY regardless of what computer he is using is his ruthless attacking ability. While he may go later in the draft than usual, he will no doubt find a home as a 4th or 5th starter on a team at the least due to his effective flag running and CTF intuition alone. Even with how SunnY has been playing I feel he is slightly undervalued in the GU rankings. Just because his fragging ability isn't what it was, he is still capable of that high volume high pressure offense he is known for, and will be an asset to any team who drafts him. Strongest Positions
: EC2 O
; BL O
That's it, folks. If you disagree with anything in this scouting report you're wrong, get over it. THE TRUTH HAS BEEN SPOKEN.