Smogon Premier League V - FINALS [Won by the Stark Sharks]

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Looks like I'm almost the last one to do some writing, maybe last but not least!

Anyway this has been a thing since last year when we lost in semifinals to Wolfpack, we all felt that we could have won the tourney and we had to prove it once again this year. A lot of old members remained on the team, while new faces showed up this season. I'm extremely satisfied about our team work during all the weeks and how everyone tried to help every member of the team with their teams and battles. I'd like to thank all the managers for picking me up and trusting me again this season, even if I didn't play well through the weeks everyone tried to cheer me up so I'm really grateful about that too :]

makiri: I shall start for the managers since they're the key that made this team work, and as the captain of the team, I can't think of someone better. You're the pillar of Stark Sharks. Your knowledge at the Doubles metagame is incredible and you proved it by helping Arctic every week, perhaps in a tier in which we weren't very strong at since the start. Not only in Doubles, you are the best definition of a captain, always talking to every player to see if everything goes fine, and worrying about the general manager's tasks. Thanks a lot for trusting in me one season and sorry that I didn't do it as you expected, you helped me a lot during my stretch and I'm thankful a lot about that. KING PAUL

Philip7086: You weren't on as much as last year but you made act of presence to chat and help to everyone the most as possible. Not only a great manager and player but a great person. One of the team's oldest members, you clearly knew what was going on the team and worried about everyone in all moment. I must thank you too for talking to me after my streak and for everything in general, it's a pleasure to have managers like you.

panamaxis: I've always had a big respect for you because you're one of the most awesome battlers I've ever seen. It's sad that our timezones are so different because I would have enjoyed to have talked to you a lot more. My point of view is almost the same as yours in every situation. Like every other manager, you tried to cheer me up at my rut in every moment so thanks (as repeated a lot of times :P). You also helped a lot to help to test and building teams and your thoughts are always very important, specially when coming from such a great battler, I hope that in the future we can win more team tourneys and of course keep in touch in #sharks :)

Aeroblacktyl: Ah, MoP. I wonder what Sharks would be without you. You even sacrificed your spot and kept helping everyone every day, every week in the slightiest aspect. You have an insane sight of the game and that was crucial for winning every week, I don't think anyone can compare to you in that aspect, and you're an expert in every existable tier. Without your advice we probably wouldn't have made playoffs. You've taught me pretty good lessons, and I have learnt a lot from you these two years, and I think I can finally understand it. Sorry that I couldn't show you that I deserved to be in this team again, and thanks for everything you advised me of.

-Tsunami-: Seriously. -Tsunami-? What the fuck of a nickname change is that? However I refuse to calling you Tsunami, you'll always be ShakeItUp, that little indian guy that lucks out everyone (because of that name change your luck didn't work this season ;'(). Alright, jokes apart, you proved everyone again that you are an amazing player. You adapted to the team needs and you were there to help everyone to test and building teams. I'm glad you sticked at playing XY OU because you did an impressive job, as well as clutching your playoff games like a champ. big shake comin thluuu *-*

Al_Alchemist: Clearly the underdog of the team. You're a machine at LC and you were always confident about your plays and teams, and that's what I liked the most about you, as well as being a very nice guy overall. I know we didn't get to talk too much, but when we did I enjoyed it. Your record is amazing and you were one of the keys to our success every week, being an almost ensured win in a tier that not much people play is great!!

Arcticblast: Not only a funny guy but an excellent teammate too. You were there every week for playing Doubles (one tier that only makiri knew about in the team), and you made a great run too. With the help of Paul you made brilliant teams together and you were always there supporting us, thanks for everything dude :]

Atticus: DPP GOD. Like seriously, I'm glad that our managers put the eye on you. I knew you weren't playing a lot before SPL, but you proved everyone that they were wrong and made a perfect 6-0 record in the tier that I think is the HARDEST to play. Not only a great player, but I had lots of fun with you in the chat when you talk, and you were always confident to play and just rock everyone. Our team improved a lot with you, allowing Heist to move to RU. Thanks for every moment in the channel, I hope you keep playing in the future and might win OST because you are an amazing player.

Conflict: The most veteran member of the team actively playing. Knowing you since last year it's been a pleasure again to share opinions and thoughts of teams and everything in general in the chat, and you got two important wins in playoffs (also winning the most important game of the tourney). You are a very smart player and you're also very experienced in every metagame, so your help was vital to every member. You were also one of the members that cared the most about me and my rut so I gotta thank you too, one of the most deserving winners *-*

Edgar: I knew you were an IDM member but I didn't have the opportunity to talk to you before SPL, and I'm happy that you decided to join our team. You're one of the best Uber teambuilders I've ever seen and a very solid player, also since you're mexican we can also understand each other in Spanish and that's great. I'm happy to see that what we talked about helped you, you're an excellent dude to talk to and a very friendly guy, always willing to help everybody to test XY OU if necessary. Gracias bro!!

Hawkstar: We didn't talk too much either this season, but you were the only dude that could test with Al and you helped him a lot, so thanks for that!! You're one of the reasons of why we succeded in LC too :P

Heist: Ah, Heist. The other member of OCN along panamaxis. Since our timezones are so apart we can't really talk more than in weekends, but you are one of the best teambuilders and obviously battlers I've ever seen, not only mastering RU since you stopped playing DPP but your knowledge in every metagame allowed you to give advice to everyone too, and you were also pretty confident. I'm glad that you got the trophy since you're one of the most deserving users of it in the community, hope to battle soon again against you like we used to in the past!

kael: kaellllll =]]]]]] The definition of a team spirit is here. You are such a nice and friendly guy, you clutched some wins for us and that proved you are a very good battler, even better that you were a 0.5k steal. Thanks for cheering up everyone, you're lovely :]

Kevin Garrett: Kevin Kevin. Being there since week 1, you were always there if necessary and you also proved that you were not rusty by winning important games. You made an awesome job in playoffs winning both BW games, and I'm happy that my spot went to you, because you proved you can be a beast. You have a cool philosophy of the game and your team work is pretty good too, glad I could help a bit to you in your games!

LUST: Ah, mostwanted. We've known each other for a lot of time, and we're still very good friends. I wish our season could have been better since we lost more than expected and overall had not good luck. But you were offering to test for everyone every week, and that's the most valuable thing for a teammate. Glad you also got the trophy bro :]

make: bebesote *-* o make 30 cm. Realmente me alegro de que te unieras a nuestro equipo cuando Male te habló. Has desmotrado ser de los mejores jugadores ADV del mundo y un genial compañero de equipo. Me alegro un montón por ti y de que disfrutaras jugando como siempre me has dicho. Conseguiste muchas victorias importantes en todo el torneo y estoy contento de que lo hicieras, incluso tu récord podría ser mejor si tuvieras algo de mejor suerte. Espero que haya podido ayudarte en lo mejor posible cuando me pedías de testear, y no solo jugador sino que eres alguien genial y muy nice para hablar *-* Este torneo es nuestro segundo torneo en equipo juntos que hemos ganado, espero que si tienes ganas vuelvas otra vez el año que viene y que igual podamos compartir equipo de nuevo. Gracias también por enseñarme tantas cosas de ADV; espero que sigas dando todo el mambo por ahí en el futuro *-*

Malekith: Oh well. The person I know better in the team. You have proved this season the monster of a player you are in a tier that you don't play a lot, but always brought a bunch of interesting ideas and helped everyone to test. You're one of the best players in the world and if it wasn't me, you were the user that I wanted to have an official tournament win the most, because you deserve it after all this years. I promise you that when I get to my best level again, we're gonna rock in the Smogon World Cup together. I'm very happy to have shared team with you for two years, since you're one of the persons I talk the most to. Get some motivation and play more official tourneys! The first one has come, but more are awaiting for you.

Stellar: Nicest dude on the team *-----* Seriously Stellar, I love you with all my heart. You have a lot of XY knowledge but also managed to play great in BW2 UU, and you're a pretty funny user too. I'm very satisfied that I got to know you more deeply, because you're awesome *-*

TheFourthChaser: Clutch Chaser. Always there if anyone had to sub in to clutch some wins. You were a pretty valuable member in the team and you also helped everyone, wish that could have talked more because you're a really nice guy :P

The Wolf: wolfiee *-* One of the kindest users in the team, always being there to play if necessary, you don't know how great was the moment when you absolutely smashed Dunk, I'll never forget it. Thanks for being such a cool person in the team, and a very nice girl :)

WhiteQueen: Big Queen! Even though you didn't play much this year you always helped us and that was awesome. I think that all the community needs to understand you in a better way, because you're deeply a very funny guy and a really good player. Should try something else than hail though :PP

As for my closing words, want to say thanks to a bunch of bros, starting with Masterclass, Ojama and McMeghan. You helped me to test a lot during the season and I'm very grateful for that. I Wish that our teams could have faced on playoffs though, you guys were both on great teams. Also massive thanks to people that have always supported me and the team, like #beastaroonis, #scoots like BKC or Dice, Spanish bros like Colchonero and reiku , and all the IDM CREW (specially gr8astard CTC and CrashinBoomBang ), you guys are fantastic.

Now that I finalized shoutouts gotta say that congrats to cryos for making such an impressive run, you guys played like champs and are pretty deserving winners, I would be happy if it was you who won instead of us too.

Thanks to everyone and see you next year, I hope!
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Les agradezco mucho que Allan confiado en mí pues era un apuesta difícil

Pagar 18 k para un jugador que solo sabe jugar adv y gsc que no puede ayudar en las demás tires, además no puede comunicarse de forma efectiva con el resto del equipo, que no podía estar los domingos y que batallaba con los horarios del trabajo eralmente era algo ariesgado


Pese a todo siempre me sentí aceptado.

Lograron que todas las personas creyeran en el proyecto y que no hubiera conflictos dentro del equipo, al mismo tiempo que todos nos sintiéramos útiles e importantes

Aunque las cosas parecían a veces mal empezando perdiendo muchas partidas en el canal siempre reinaba el optimismo la confianza en el equipo y en poder ganar y remontar cualquier pelea

Aparte una administración estupenda y un genial manejo de grupo tantas personalidades diferentes y tantos países juntarlo todo para convertirlo en un equipo… mis respetos felicidades campeones


-Tsunami-: jugaste genial a pesar de que te toco andar dando vueltas por muchos puestos que no eran tu especialidad. Ganaste las peleas de semifinal y final pero más importante para mí yo siempre encontré ayuda cuando la necesitaba gran jugador gran persona y exelente traductor *-*

Al_Alchemist: toda la temporada fuiste una victoria segura estuviste jugando con un nivel estupendo aun con la desconexión demostraste kien es el que manda en lc.

Arcticblast: tuviste un estupendo desempeño pero bueno era de esperarse de uno de los miembros mas sexys del equipo Sige asi!

Atticus: realmente no hablamos mucho pero me gusta tu Nick de negros xd pero puta madre jugaste increíble ganaste todas tus peleas. Qué bueno que te uniste a nosotros aunque querías jugar con frogs xD

Conflict: toda la temporada te toco jugar gsc aunque al principio no estuviste muy convencido de hacerlo. Esta vez el team capitán demostró quien mandaba ganando los match points en final y semifinal. Pocas cosas son mas dulces que eso. A nivel personal gracias por los test y se que era difícil pedirme opiniones en gsc jajaja pero bueno todo lo superamos campeones!!!

Edgar: me da gusto ver a las nuevas generaciones de latinos sobresalir en smogon y una persona mas que hable español en el chat es la mamada jajaja cuando inicio la temporada y teníamos algunas dudas respecto a los puestos me dijeron tu no te preocupes en mid season ficharemos a edgar y yo como ke o.o? dije bueno confió en el proyecto xd ahora entiendo por que estaban tan decididos en ficharte, cuando estaba tu pelea 2 vs 2 ni siquiera la vi completa por que algo me decía que ivas a ganar aun y que tenias desventaja de pokemons y si ganaste. Sige asi loco puedes llegar muy alto

Hawkstar : yo se que no tuviste la oportunidad de jugar mucho pero yo siempre te veía hay dispuesto a ayudar estoy seguro hubieras tenido mas oportunidades de jugar seguramente los hubieras matado.

Heist: ese heist siempre misterioso y conectándose a horas muy diferentes a las mias pero tu aporte fue invaluable siempre que faltabas tu de jugar pensaba bueno tenermos una win segura solo tenemos que ganar …… Tener players así siempre permite a los demás jugar con mas tranquilidad

Kael: el robo de la spl .5k es una pendejada para uno de los mejores players disponibles en la spl. Cuando vi que te ficharon me alegre mucho para tener más apoyo en las olds gens pero también lo hiciste muy bien cuando te toco jugar bw ou. Lo de las peleas del test lo que pasa es que tu te conectas un poco tarde después de las 5 ya se me hace muy difícil jugar por el trabajo normalmente practico en las mañanas

Kevin Garrett: pocas veces entendía lo que el crow estaba diciendo en el chat, escribías mucho y de muchas cosas @.@ pero no eras un total desconocido algo avía mirado de ti en las pasados tours (y el escándalo de la temporada pasada xd ) así que me extraño cuando no estabas jugando al principio pero bueno ahora se que te estabas guardando para salir en las finales y demostrarles por que estuviste 9 veces en el mejor quinteto defensivo de la nba

LUST: en lo particular me parecio que jugaste de puta madre te toco cubrir 0bers al principio que no era lo tuyo y diste tu mejor esfuerzo. Siempre trataste de ayudar a la gente y si en el canal de #sharks siempre había buen ambiente tu eras el principal culpable

Malekith: oye

los sharks me han preguntado si querias jugar la spl

con nosotros

Jajaja pues si aky estamos y somos campeones.

Stellar: si esto fuera un equipo de futbol tu serias un defensa o un medio de contención esos jugadores que no lucen mucho y que no se llevan las portadas de las revistas pero que cuando los quitas de un equipo simplemente ya no funciona sin ti eso no ubiera sido posible.

SoulWind: este año fue dificil para ti por que los resultados no se estaban dando pero ante todo supiste sobreponerte y buscar la manera de ser útil al equipo y no dejar de apollar y estar listo cuando era necesario gracias a ti para mi la estancia fue mas agradable por que tenia con quien platicar bromear y testar. este trofeo solo es una consecuencia de lo bien que lo has estado haciendo los últimos años

TheFourthChaser: no solo fuiste un gran jugador esta temporada sino fuiste un gran amigo pocas personas se esforzaron tanto para que sharks lograra el campeonato, te lo mereces!

The Wolf: es un lio cuando te toca estar cambiando de tier que no son tu especialidad, das tu mejor esfuerzo y las cosas no se dan. Pero nunca te desanimaste y siempre estuviste buscando la manera de ayudar. Bien jugado campeón!

WhiteQueen: siempre andabas de troll nunca entendí bien por que xD pero lo que si entendí es que tu realmente disfrutaste ser parte del equipo disfruta troleando a todos los que no ganaron por mi que no lo puedo hacer tan bien en ingles xd

Mensajes para mis amigos fuera de sharks

Colchonero: cabron jugaste de maravilla anduviste de violador todo el torneo lastima que esta madre sea torneo por equipos. Tal vez no ganaste el torneo pero te llevaste el respeto de todos

M dragon: primer año de manajer y a la final estuviste genial el año que viene te llevas el titulo fijo.

Cyber Prodin: les enseñaste lo que es ser un negro del caribe los abusaste yo siempre supe ke tu podias llegar muy lejos y este no es tu tope esto es solo tu comienzo

Megaman : no eres bueno fichando pero tienes un Nick gracioso y aveces eso te saca adelante.


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I guess I should do shout outs cause otherwise SilentVerse would be a sad little boy, and we don't want that to happen oO.

Yondie / Snunch / M Dragon - Thanks for buying me guys :). I know I wasn't necessarily your first choice in player, but I'm glad blara managed to convince you to buy me, cause I had a great time being on the cryos. You guys definitely put together a strong ass (and fun) team.

Blarajan - Rajan I owe my SPL existence pretty much entirely to you. I'm really glad I was able to be a part (however small) of your 11-0 record, and team building with you was always really fun (except when you'd kick me for suggesting CM spritzee :( ). Play XY RU with me more in the future (you can even use Gligar!).

HSA - It was always a good time building RU teams with you and telling you exactly why you should not use Blarajan's Fire Spam team (seriously that team is ass oO). You picked up RU really fast and were really quite good at it by the end. You better pick up XY RU so you can hang out with me still.

Cased - You were probably the funniest person in the channel and I am pretty glad I got to know you through out the season. Even though I thought about 2/3 of the teams you and Rajan were actually retarded, you managed to pull off quite the season. Spend more time in TAONU imo tbh :).

Other Cryos - I was gonna do a shout out for all of you cause you are all pretty great people, but I got really lazy and that seems like a lot of typing. I know we didn't win this year, but I definitely feel like we proved ourselves as a really strong team and look forward to seeing you guys around smogon. *-*

RU people-

Silentverse - I really must say thank you for helping me out in the begging of the season, you are quite frankly one of my favorite people on smogon and you are 2cute4me. I had fun testing with you through out the season.

Neil - /me gives nails a red panda, you are a really cool guy and I definitely learned a lot about hipster RU sets from testing / talking with you. Fun story, when you were PMing me your team for SV he was PMing me his team against you, so sorry if I was no help that week I was trying not to take sides, lol.

Hot N Cold - you are definitely one of the best RUers out there today, and I like when you PM me music videos / trying to help you build even though you are too pro :)

Molk - Molk stop being a baby and sign up for tournaments (ily bb)

Silvershadow234 - You are a true #trophyllamas2014 supporter and a true fren. Testing with you was always really fun, especially beating your jynx with muh SpD drud. :p

Looking forward to XY RU with you guys!

TAONU - Most of you guys are really cool. Shoutout to Trop Ebeast and SS234 for being true #trophyllamas2014 supporters, Fuck Dcae and Soulgazer.

#slutpower - muh sluts :)

people I forgot - sorry, I promise it was an honest mistake :/
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Kevin Garrett

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I'm so happy for the team. You guys rock!

It has been a few years since I've played a meaningful game. I'm thankful for the opportunity the Sharks gave me since there wasn't a guarantee I could contribute to their season. At the very least I figured I could be an encouraging voice and make the most of any playing time I could make available. From when I first joined the team until now, I have found my way back to playing on the big stage in large part to the all of the support from the team to get me back to some semblance of my former self. Some of my early practice games are worth forgetting, but all of you helped me spark the passion I used to feel for the game.

As a whole, I truly enjoyed being apart of the team. You all had a positive, shared vision that made foreseeing the ultimate outcome of this tournament seem like a reality before it even happened. I wasn't going to do individual shout-outs, but you all deserve more than a generic one liner and I figured MoP would be annoyed if I did it in paragraphs like last year. Hopefully our paths will meet again in one way or another down the road.

makiri: I didn't know what to expect after I learned I was a Shark. We had a tumultuous past, but we have both matured from those squabbles years ago and had some laughs recalling all of those times. It was nice to have closure for all of those old times and have a mutual understanding of each other. You are a pillar to the team and I was impressed by the dedication you put into your position. There is a reason why you have been apart of so many championship teams and it was nice to see you orchestrate it all.

panamaxis: I have always had respect for you as a player since the Shoddy Battle days. Your knowledge of the game transcends tiers and generations, making your input worth listening to for all of us. I only ever knew you as a rival before this season, so getting to work with you was a brand new experience for me. Seeing as though I played whatever the team needed me to, you were one of the people who worked with me before every game just about. You did the same for the others and always were concerned about the interest of the team and the individual playing.

Philip7086: I have heard of giving trophies for showing up, but you're pushing it to the limit here. All joking aside, you've always been a pal, which is why I contacted before this season about a potential reserve role. I was not entirely sure how the auction would turn out and I wanted to end up on a team where I knew I would have a good time. We did get to work together a little bit before the season and using your team in that one DPP game. I can understand your situation in not being able to have as much of an impact on the team as you would have liked and appreciate all that you were able to.

MoP: Back when I was heading Tournaments, I enjoyed locking horns with you because you are one of the most intellectual people on Smogon. Being on the inside though, I see that your exploits are overblown by general public, a common fate we share. I had a blast talking to you casually and planning before each one of my games. You have a creative knack that is unrivaled and matched equally by how swiftly you can diagnose a team's needs or flaws. Without your support, the team and myself in particular would not have been as formidable for each of our battles. To think that all of your efforts are for the close ties you share with the core group of this team is really admirable, though I know you still count it on your personal record. I greatly respect all that you do now that I have seen it for myself.

-Tsunami-: Couldn't stick with the same name, eh? Anyhow, it almost feels like this is our second season as teammates since you were a supporter of the Wolfpack following the playoff defeat last season. Probably more than anyone else, your personality rubbed off on the team. You have unwavering optimism and determination that is rarely seen in this community. Combine that with the ability to play at a high level and the luck you can get (which wasn't much this season) and it's not hard to see why you command the respect of everyone on the team. I'm glad I could finally reveal DittoCrow's secret weakness in good conscious to get you that much desired victory. ;)

Al_Alchemist: We don't know each other as much as we probably should. You were so important to the team by seemingly getting every single win we needed to maintain an edge each week. Before this season I held a low opinion of LC, but watching your matches got me interested in the game to the point where I looked forward to watching your matches each week.

Arcticblast: We also didn't get to know each other much over the season. One thing I know for sure is that makiri believed in your ability in Doubles, which he would not do for any ordinary person. Your calming presence in the chat was a necessary balance to complement some of the more vocal members and your wins in the season were vital to helping the Sharks win it all in the end since most of our weeks boiled down to one or two matches.

Atticus: Can you get over this guy weaseling out of his manager spot to jump shark to a championship team? I don't blame you for wanting to escape locopoke and kd, I've been trying to do it for years now (ok, that one I am only half kidding about). And then you show me up by being the rusty guy who goes undefeated. I should start blaming Phil for my only loss now. Your presence on the team gave the managers exactly what they needed to make the best possible lineup. You're a proven winner and that filled the whole team up with confidence.

Conflict: You've become a good friend who is probably more responsible than anyone for my revival as a player. Your battle philosophies match my own in several areas. Talking with you and competing against you brought me back into the game as the weeks progressed. Your cool determination reflects your stature within the team that you've been apart of since its inception. Alongside the managers, you have the strongest voice in the team so it was fitting that you would clinch the victory. As our GSC fixture, not many people are probably aware of your ability in every generation. You would make for a fine Smogon Tour champion if you ever committed yourself to winning it.

Edgar: I don't know you well at all, but from our limited interactions since Mid-Season I could you see are deeply committed to yourself as a player and the team. Seeing your work ethic was a motivator for others, including myself in the weeks I was playing. We couldn't have asked for a better pickup really. You did well advocating for this guy so much, Shake.

Hawkstar: You were a fine teammate by always being available to work with Al and step in when you needed to. It may not sound like much, but a team's success is determined by your work and support behind the scenes. I believe you had a large stake in our LC success this season.

Heist: I told you I wouldn't call you lil Kev anymore after your big performance this season. I'm not yet ready to give you big Kev status, but you're knocking on the door. You remind me a lot of Earthworm since you are usually reserved and deliver the goods in any tier they need you to play without saying much about it. It's hard to state your value any other way and you're worthy of that level praise and respect coming from me and the rest of the team.

kael: Steal of the tournament! I mean, how do you even get a player for .5k? You played big for us every time you were needed to step in to battle. I think we played every generation in practice except for RBY and GSC. Those games were fun, but not nearly as fun as your presence in the chat. I think you sparked a lot of happiness in everyone on the team.

LUST: You were really serious every time we talked, which is a really good thing to have when Shake is also on the team. Like it was with him, this is almost like our second season on the same team as you also contributed to the Wolfpack in last year's final. I appreciate the time you took away from your own preparation to make sure I was prepared enough to play. You were my biggest life line on the team because you covered for my inactivity some of the weeks I was playing by giving me a starting point and sometimes a finished product. I need to thank you for that since before my games you would probably just hear about how I didn't like something and wanted to change it around.

make: I was glad you didn't seem to remember or care all too much about the warhammer controversy last year! Not many people know who you are or how good you are because you have been lurking in the shadows for longer than most people have been playing. It would probably surprise people to know how much influence your ideas and teams from years ago have shaped ADV into what it is today. The ADV we played was some of the most competitive games I have had.

Malekith: An old perennial favorite prediction of mine to win an individual trophy finally has one! I'm probably happier for you with this victory than anyone else. Similar to Conflict, you were a pillar of the team's overall success by clinching ties and wins in several crucial series. I really wouldn't expect anything else from you. I remember when you said you didn't like competing against me in years past, hopefully you enjoyed competing with me this time. :)

Stellar: It's amazing that after all the years we've been on the site, staff, and now on the same SPL team, I still don't really know you much at all. From what I can gather you were also a former manager who decided to sign up in order to return to your team. I'm glad it worked out for you because you seem to be just as much apart of the Sharks DNA as the other fixtures.

Soulwind: You are a tremendous teammate and a really good player. As much as everyone has said I was a good teammate, if I was as helpful as you were I probably never would have ended up in your slot. Slumps happen to all players so don't look back at your record as any kind of proof of your ability. It reflects greatly on your character the way you stuck by us all through your pastebins and team planning. I have come to discover that when you hit a rough patch, it means that you are about to receive something great.

TheFourthChaser: We played a similar role on the team, fitting in wherever the team needed us. You had less enviable tasks than I did, especially stepping into recreate that LC game in the final. I have respect for you that you were always ready to step up and made sure you were prepared for each game. There's not much more I know about you other than your interest in manga.

The Wolf: Another person I regrettably didn't get to know well. I can tell just by the few times we chatted you're the coolest cat in the ocean. I put my support in you because I think everyone is capable of extraordinary things and you showed flashes of that when you got the opportunity, which I'm glad you did.

WhiteQueen: At times in the past, I have to say you could be really annoying. When I saw you were on the team I was hoping for the best because you have made some really good teams in the past by yourself and with Limitless. And while you couldn't get it going playing-wise, you handled yourself well in the team and the community. I'm sure some people in the community were rooting against you every step of the way to cross the line, but look at what happened in the end. They'll have to get used to you being a champion instead of a drama queen.

LizardMan: While not officially a member, you didn't let that stop you from helping everyone out and livening up the chat. You have a bright personality and I think it was really nice to have you on the team. You were constantly making teams and sharing them with everyone in the chat. I know what the policy is for non-team members, but you were just as much apart of the team as anybody and it would be fitting if you got a trophy.

There is only one thing left to say. A group of people on Smogon, you know who you are, still manages to find the motivation to spread untruthful stories in an attempt to blame me for a tournament scandal of which I was not apart. I try to avoid responding to it because it just validates their efforts. I'm only mentioning it here because the motivation that fuels you to keep doing it empowers and motivates me to return to win tournaments like these. I don't know if I would have been as meaningful in the Sharks run if it was not for the fire that kindled in me to compete at a high level. I can always count on you guys to build me up!

In closing, I quote Rudy Tomjanovich, "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion!"


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