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    Thread created on 20:43:36 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    First thing I want to say is to the enemy alliance...

    Well played. The stacking at the end was really just a master stroke and it turned the tide for you. I take my hat off to you, and wish you the best of luck going forward.

    To my team ...

    Just ... wow. You people reminded me why I play this game. I have never seen a group SO up against it, just keep pluggin away and never quitting. Anyone in chat that even suggested we might lose, even after we were in single digits lives was instantly swarmed on.. no one was trying to hear anything like that, and up until the moment we lost our last life, we believed we had a shot . Look at our last push ... This team went down swinging till the very end. Thats rare af in this thing, and I couldnt be prouder to lead these people

    Some individual shout outs to leadership

    Paul- You guys can bag on Paul all ya want, but the truth is, he has been here day and night, working his ass off, taking on many tasks personally, and above all else, he has kept the team motivated and pumped up, which was really the key to our performance. Any one can bark out orders or lay out strats, but what REAL leaders do is get the most of their team members and thats what Paul did, every day, all day and night. If you choose to define Pauls performance in this comp by the one mistake he made, talk to any Banker, because we saw much more than that from him. People saw his efforts and followed suit, so he has just as much a right to be proud and hold his head up after this comp as any of us do... more than most, really.

    Kinzove- Kinz made his return to activity in this comp, and the guy hasnt lost a beat, a natural leader, he worked his ass off, day and night, no sleep, doing it all , leading pushes, handing out mats to nubs, coming up with good strats.. and above all else, earning the respect of his team through his top-notch efforts. This guy reminded everyone why he used to be one the best players in the game and his leadership skills have only gotten better since his JFB days. The game, over all, is better for his return and I'm proud to call the guy my friend.

    LTJELLOMAN- I cant say enough about this guy ... leading pushes for 11-12 hrs straight days in a row, giving everything he has for this team, and refusing to let up, even for a minute. This guy is the future of this comp, and the game, and I would be honored to follow his lead on any team, any time. he is gonna have my respect and gratitude for as long as we play this game

    Euphoria- Euph is another player who is ready to lead his own team next year, and another guy I would follow into battle , anytime, any where . He never stopped working, never stopped trying and showed everyone that his future is Now. Its been a real pleasure getting to know and work with him, and I'd do it again, in a heartbeat.

    Lilith- Lilith is a true pro, she knows this comp inside and out, and her will to win is pretty much unrivaled in this game. She came up with several key strats that helped us out a lot and she never stopped pushing. The chick is a friggin warrior and it was nice being reminded how lucky we were to have her in CR for as long as we did. She also cranked out 817 hits while buried in chats and discord the whole comp. To be frank, Lilith has forgotten more about how to be great in this comp than most people know. Any team shes on is a threat and I'm a moron for not putting her on council right away.

    Miro and Harley- I knew from the start that both these guys were gonna be busy during the comp, and wouldnt be around as much as theyd like to, but I made them council anyway, just so they could see what was being discussed and weigh in and help out when they could. They are two of the smartest and best players in the game, and I'm exceptionally grateful for what they could do when they had the time.

    and I saved this one for last, because everyone needs to read it and really pay attention ...

    Nova- Nova's road to redemption is compete in my eyes. The guy stepped up HUGE and made it his personal mission to get us through, he was constantly pushing new strats, spending hours leading pushes, and most importantly, conducting himself as a true leader, and reminding us why MnC was such a force with him at the helm. The old Nova woulda have been overly assertive, arrogant, wouldnt have taken No for an answer when his proposed strats got shot down, and done more harm than good for this team. This new guy, this Nova .. he sang in voice chat, encouraged others to do their best, put in hours and hours of hard work, got the team behind him and never gave up. He was a total joy to have around, and I'm as proud of him as I can be, and glad to call him, Friend. If you dont think this guy has one of the best minds for this game around... ask a Banker.

    A big shout out to the people who stepped up through big donations, push leads, spammin, laying out mad hits and just plain cheer leading and building team morale... I appreciate every single bit of your efforts and you all have my eternal gratitude for what ya did here:

    Gratify- Icy-Tilted-King-HTEVE_SOLT- 2ED-Savit-hugin-Farang-Megadeth-bumfluff-nswit7-narco-codename7-DrSqueakerMD-Killerdan-Hulk, Run-Riot- Rapy-dmiji-OrganicMechanic-Valkyrie-fd24-shady69-cc101-SarahSmith-heretic-jjinn-madmiketyson-sneaky-animal-mother- hitsuguya-raracure-Hawk-Spades--and my main man Bblake17, who just may be the best damn hitter in this game

    Im sorry if I missed anyone, so many did SO much, and none of this woulda been possible with out all of your hard work .. so thank you

    To my allies- VS and Seamen.... some things are worth more than a win... your friendship, loyalty, hard work and constant changing strats as we need is what kept us alive as long as were. You showed the way this comp should be played... honor, loyalty and staying true to what ya signed up for ... regardless of where you finish in this comp, you are all champions for showing the type of character that is so rarely shown in this game... Thank you Four (my new bestie !) Stretch, Kuro, Oran, Dolf, Tipsy, Tenacious1, IceBlueFire, and my homeboy Heasleys4Hemp....

    It was an honor and a pleasure to work with all of you

    To the leads that chose to give up on your teams by not making a move to get them ahead, you should be ashamed of yourselves. 1000 people were counting on you, elected you to get them as far as you could, and put their fates in this comp in their hands and you let them down. This is a game, if you didnt plan on doing your best for your team, you shouldnt have opened your mouth when the call for leads went out. I will NEVER understand your "just roll over and die" mentality and "we dont want Mike to win" is no excuse to just shit on the hopes that hundreds of people put for this comp, in your hands. This may sound like sour grapes, but its not (we will get to that in a moment) , of course I hit up every one and their brother offering a top 4 finish, and if they flipped when we asked, I woulda delivered.. to the first one that said yes.. Im not sorry... Im a player, im here to win for myself and MY TEAM.. thats why they elected me, and I'll never apologize for trying my best to come through for them. If that some how makes me a liar or a snake in your eyes... suggit :-)

    For the teams left on the other side....

    I cant hate .... some of you showed no class, some of you showed a lot, but in the end, ya just outplayed us, and that.. I have to respect

    Some of the work locking us down at the ticks was just ... pro af, and you guys def did the work to get where you are now, and I wish you all the best of luck

    My pick to win it all ... Karma Farmers

    Of course Id love to see Seamen or VS win, bc <3 , but KF is the only team that didnt snake, didnt lie, and just outsmarted the opposition. Hcom, Zomb13 and Fidel are three of the smartest and best players in this thing, and they are playing hard af to get the W, so I'd like to see them go all the way and bring it home, and thats real. Hats off to you KF... You deserve the win here and I hope you get it

    Thanks again to everyone on Bankers, you guys did something I dont think any other team could do, ya never gave up, you had fun, and you made this one of the most enjoyable online experiences I've ever had.. I consider you all friends and welcome any and all of you to add me to your friends and hit me up whenever youd like to. We did something special here, folks, and you should all hold your heads up high and be proud of what we accomplished. We were the team to beat, and shit just didnt work out ... but how we played and how we died... thats something thats gonna be remembered for quite some time, and for that ..... I am humbled and grateful <3 <3
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    Posted on 20:43:44 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    “Hits between pushes are useless!”


    We fought hard and honorably.

    Thanks for believing, Bankers.
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    Posted on 20:43:50 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    not first :(. :rotating_light:
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    Posted on 20:43:52 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    I have to say, I thought I had a good time last year in the field mice. This year far surpassed even that. 
    Although we didn’t make it as far, we put up one hell of a fight and the positivity, resilience and determination throughout was incredible.

    There was a sure reason we were eliminated - we were far to threatening. Had just one of the other alliance turned to be united with us (and stuck with us) we would have taken the game by storm and won the entire thing - no doubt about it.

    So grateful to everyone in the team, incredible council and leadership and the over 500 members verified in discord.

    I will hopefully be fighting along side some of you again some time soon.

    edit: I also thoroughly enjoyed verifying people in the discord and saying “Welcome @player you’re a wanker”
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    Posted on 20:44:07 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Paul to meanmike

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    Posted on 20:44:25 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    These past few days have been the best days in my 6 years Torn career. A random decision to join one elim team turned out to be the best one.
    The quality of this team and its members is evident in the respect Bankers received (so humbled) from other teams.
    We did not just hold our ground, we turned the whole game around during the times we were at the bottom.

    I am one proud Banker to have known my fellow Wankers. If I start mentioning names, it'll take whole day - We had beasts (literally) among us.
    Leadership was as amazing as they come with our Council members and heavy hitters with tons of experience and motivation.

    WE NEVER GAVE UP! We fought and we fought till our last breath.
    A big thanks to all our allies and to our enemies, hope we made it worth your while.

    We are Bankers and we'll be remembered for as long as the Eliminations run!
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    Posted on 20:45:06 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    I wanked so much this month, I'm definitely doing No Nut November now. 
    Was a pleasure counseling this team and working with our amazing leaders, council and team!
    I finally completed one of my torn goals in helping lead an elimination team.

    PS: Do not allow Dude Dude to win this elim
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    Posted on 20:47:07 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    TLDR; yes

    "It's ok, not everyone understands the reality check that is grinding plushie runs daily for decades to rise to the top... battle through adversity and terrific hate to emerge #1." - HerrSchmidt

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    Posted on 20:49:50 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Mike and crew flat out MAKING people respect this team. Seriously, one of the hardest fighting teams that wasn't gender stacked in modern elim history.

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    Posted on 20:54:26 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    First thing I want to say is I joined this team as a Joke with Lilith at the start, I asked if she wanted to wank with me, next thing I noticed was a giant circle jerk of NS seemed to want to join in. If this is how to "stack" a team I'll make sure to provide boxes of tissues next year.

    When I first joined I saw a lot of NS2/3 join and not much else until I saw mike joined. This was great because he had a lot of people join our team that I wouldn't have been able to convince. As many people probably can tell me and mike never had much of a working relationship before elims. we put this aside to make one of the most motivated Elims teams I've ever seen. I really am glad to be apart of this team and meet so many people who all believed/trusted in all of our leaders.

    I said I would do whatever I could to bring a win to our team if the effort was given. We had the effort and we fought extremely hard for what we were against and I'm really proud of everyone. I hope you all got to learn what torn can be like when you face a challenge and i hope to see everyone around in the future and my dms are always open to everyone of you
     
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    Posted on 20:55:01 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    I don’t think my body could take anymore aderall and energy drinks after this xD

    [longer thank you post to come]
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    Posted on 20:55:47 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Well said Mike, but now things get back to normal, and you're an ingame enemy again:)

    My respect for you has certainly grown, well done! This was the highlight of my time in Torn. An unforgettable experience.

    I did my best as a fieldmouse, I'm just not a born leader but think I didn't do bad, still on the first page of hitters.
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    Posted on 20:56:12 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    I've got to say, that i think this team surpassed even the activity and teamspirit we had in GOAT 2 years ago. It's been an absolute honor to be a fellow warrior be your council lead you guys along the way (Bones, i did it again :( ). I am still truly humbled by people putting their faith into me and my being every year and you guys have been absolutely f**king amazing. We've given it everything we got, and every single succes was a team effort. From coming up with our push tactic with Nova, sneeze and kitty to endless push shifts and just taking them over from each other so the other could have lunch.

    This started out as a team that Jello and I joined just for fun (we just wanted to wank in peace), to having a massive influx of NS and in the end becoming the monster it has been the past week. I love every single one of you guys, you guys are absolute monsters.

    Shout out to anyone dealing with the wacky nicknames i've given them on voice chat. (yes sneeze, kitty, fluffly, icycom, savage, B-team, looking at you). Sharing our crumbling sanity caused by sleep-deprivation was truly one of the highlights of this years elimination

    I am now going to take a 24 hour nap and cry about the loss of networth that this thing has caused me.

    PS: In case people wondered where our organization came from, these are our discord numbers :')

    Edit: Fate vs Faith.. Not again @euph
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    Posted on 20:59:50 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Well said, Mike. 

    This team showed a level of organization and poise that I have never seen before. And that is a testament to the leadership and how they helped us prepare for this competition

    Newbies were advised and helped out. Moral was always at a high. Hitters were supplied with generous resources to ensure they never ran out of ammo, reivivers were on standby, new ideas were constantly being brainstormed and the team stuck together through it all.

    Close to 600 ticks to get us out when the odds were against us and we never lost hope.

    Proud to have been on this team. My chat and inbox is always open to any Team Banker who wishes to talk, needs help or has questions regarding the game.

    Until next Elimination - "Hits between ticks are worthless"

    Banker Strong

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    Posted on 21:00:10 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    WickedMike, well done! All the trolling i will leave on the other posts :) 

    Well done Bankers, those pushes were insane!

                                            - AlexSosa -

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    Posted on 21:00:32 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Was a pleasure to fight alongside you all, great effort bankers! 

    Now take your well earned rest... until next year of course :P
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    Posted on 21:01:25 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Hcom walking into school on monday after his classmates all find out that his discord skills were the reason all the teams turned on bankers:

    Protected by Z_junior [247674].

    You were sent a Hazmat Suit from Z_junior with the message: why wait, start celebrating early


    Everyone knows i'm greater than boo...

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    Posted on 21:01:26 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Bankers to the end. 
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    Posted on 21:01:58 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    Lilith [1814138]

    I've got to say, that i think this team surpassed even the activity and teamspirit we had in GOAT 2 years ago. It's been an absolute honor to be a fellow warrior be your council lead you guys along the way (Bones, i did it again :( ). I am still truly humbled by people putting their faith into me and my being every year and you guys have been absolutely f**king amazing. We've given it everything we got, and every single succes was a team effort. From coming up with our push tactic with Nova, sneeze and kitty to endless push shifts and just taking them over from each other so the other could have lunch.

    This started out as a team that Jello and I joined just for fun (we just wanted to wank in peace), to having a massive influx of NS and in the end becoming the monster it has been the past week. I love every single one of you guys, you guys are absolute monsters.

    Shout out to anyone dealing with the wacky nicknames i've given them on voice chat. (yes sneeze, kitty, fluffly, icycom, savage, B-team, looking at you). Sharing our crumbling sanity caused by sleep-deprivation was truly one of the highlights of this years elimination

    I am now going to take a 24 hour nap and cry about the loss of networth that this thing has caused me.

    PS: In case people wondered where our organization came from, these are our discord numbers :')

    Edit: Fate vs Faith.. Not again @euph
    The PTSD of fate, greater and lesser than signs and trying to time a push when all 3 Elimination Clocks are f**king wrong will never ever go away.
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    Posted on 21:02:17 - 18/09/20 (1 year ago)
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    I feel like I'm just repeating myself (and I probably am) during this whirlwind 72+ hours but thank you (and Paul) for leading this team.  In 30+ years of video games and sports, I've never been apart of a team so cohesive.  And that starts at the top. 

    Special shout outs to Lilith, Kinzove, and Jello: Thanks for answering questions and providing insight in Discord all while maintaining pushes and answering repetitive questions from 900+ people in chat. I'm a nobody and you treated me like an equal. It means a lot.

    I have high hopes yet low expectations that I'll ever be apart of an Elim team like this again. But one thing you can be certain of: You can bank on us to wank on you.
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