However what is universally common in all of these exchanges, is that competitors almost always “stay in their lane” with these exchanges, meaning they tend to only talk what they can back up. Only a rare few times do we bear witness to those who talk what they clearly cannot back up; where astronomical levels of confidence are boasted only to fall like a house of cards later; where words that may have appeared bold and courageous before are later eaten as their illusionary hoax is dispelled.
These are rare indeed given their incredibly high chance to demonstrate unintentional delusion at worst, or intentional con-act at best, resulting in embarrassing social blunders. Most people understand not to take such risks with their reputation, but witnessing such gross miscalculations are fun times indeed for everyone on the outside looking in.
Here in the year 2016 of myth, after we thought all of the big myth rivalries and drama must be long dead and gone, we see that myth drama is still going strong. 2016 saw the insurgence of Syn, better known as WTC (or perhaps even R3) as the majority of their roster has been playing together on various teams over the past many years. They have been the perennial 3rd-to-5th place team in every 2-team tournament they have played in for a long time.
Their misfortunes in myth have steadily improved over the years as talent and talented teams has steadily diminished, until in 2015 they finally caught their first big break with a small upset over a kind of weak-NC-type team in the bottom bracket finals, paving their first appearance into the big MWC finals stage. They also put up close numbers in a 4-3 match against my team that year in the finals, in one of the most poorly played finals since mwc2010 (which coincidentally was also the only other mwc finals I believe that had a 4-3 result, or at least in a super-long time).
In 2016, after having tasted blood by getting to the mwc15 finals for the first time, WTC - now re-branded as Syn – won their first 2-team tournament, perhaps ever, or at least over a team that featured veteran players. Their first win was not under ideal circumstances however. They took a forfeit from the only other contending team, Vaalbara, and Vaalbara played at disadvantage by being short a player for at least 2 matches. Not to mention some behind-the-scenes riggery going on by the TO in attempting to block any potential subbing help for Vaalbara.
Most players / teams in Syn’s situation would have taken their victory in stride, but tempered their celebrations with a grain of salt to get ready for the even bigger upcoming stage of MWC which has almost always featured a greater number of players, teams, activity, and care than the off-season TWS tournaments. Surely such a win should be a confidence booster, but not allow the ego to completely take over and become complacent, losing sight of the need to continuously improve as a team to take on this even bigger challenge. At least that is how I always handled these sorts of situations. Syn decided to take a different path instead.
Syn was supposed to be the next big dynasty team, at least according to them. So the question everyone (or at least those who bought into the delusional hype) has been wondering is: are Syn really the next big thing?
After this year's mwc finals today, everyone finally has a definitive answer after Syn has just lost to a more traditional finalist team roster by 5-2 in the finals. Before that, they barely squeaked by the LSO-led team of GoM (which syn should have lost after LSO gave them 1-2 free wins they didn’t deserve). And this was all after conveniently avoiding 2 other teams that very easily could have beaten them had they showed in force / not forfeited, allowing GoM to pass through. In other words, Syn barely made it to the finals before getting crushed there, in an MWC that I didn’t even lift a finger in. After 2 years of mwc finals appearances, Syn has still failed to claim the one true kind of myth-gold that matters.
Before these most recent events, you may have forgotten the enormous amount of hype being pushed by Syn in the forums of their upcoming mwc performance. I wouldn’t want to let their words go to waste, especially when those words might taste so good for Syn. So let us all soak in the mighty words of Syn over the last several months to bring this whole hype train full circle now and reflect upon it. You can almost see the glass bubble of delusion growing and growing before bursting in real time. I tried to warn them, but to no avail. Excuse me a little while I drink some of their tears along the way and respond to their hilariously delusional statements all at once.
Ratking wrote:To the gnashing of teeth and the whimpering of lesser men, I introduce to you the future champions of mwc16: Original Syn
Quite the intro to the tournament. After 6 consecutive MWC wins myself, I still never felt quite bold enough to pull this one off. However Rat and the rest of Syn are just so much more bold than me, so they were quite comfortable with it after 0 mwc wins as a team.
rawr wrote:Gkg , where you at ? Stop hiding....
rawr wrote:Tmnt... Come out to playyyyyy
I didn’t feel the need to play, but apparently some others played with you for me .
par73 wrote:I heard something similar when it came to TWS and then there you were
Cya soon bud
How’d that work out for you this time? Seeya
Lizard King wrote:These cowards get smoked in Tws by people that could really care less vs their full care mode squad and now it's "I don't really wanna play you guys unless asmo is creating dummy team and running the worst MWC's myth has ever seen, blah blah blah"
Besides dipshit, didn't paris give you the second chance you needed with the bullz after you were shunned by literally every team the previous mwc for your shitty play/personality? You really ought to thank him instead of acting like a butthurt obnoxious ungrateful little bitch. (:
Post your fifth retirement speech and get the fuck out or sign up and get your shit kicked in, sub for asmo again and get your shit kicked in, any way it goes you're gonna lose.
Here, I'll post your retirement speech for you:
"Showed up for the death of myth long after everyone quit/stopped caring and was finally able to compete and win something. The end."
Mmm, how’d that smoke taste in the mwc finals for you?
Ratking wrote:A hypothetical TMNT v Syn wouldn't be possible as I played for both teams. That said, today Syn is the team to beat. We will undoubtedly smoke any team that signs up. I'm sure several people will post objections, as is their right. However their words will be fruitless without something to back it up. If you want any legit claim to talking trash you had better show up and win.
Syn still the team to beat? Looks like someone else showed up and won.
rawr wrote:Man all I hear is excuses coming from gkg... You are like Lebron now brah all that power but can't win no more tournies... LUL
rawr wrote:2016 You thought you can have your way with us but you failed miserably GKG, why was that? because we have been building this team chemistry since 2006 -2007 and 2013-16 . We have reached Super Sayian mode and no one in the myth community is going to stop us. not a team formed by asmo, not a team formed by limp and not a team formed by YOU. So whatever, you dont have to play, i could care less , All i know is my 2016 TWS ring Outshines alot of these 3-6 x mwc champs rings , why!? because i didnt nut hug your ass to get a ring, Peace out BRAH!
THE PEOPLES CHAMP
I agree, it doesn't matter if I play or not. Syn loses regardless. Looks like all those years people supposedly "nut-hugged" me didn't matter. The result would have been the same for syn. How’d that 6 years of team chemistry and VOIP work out for you btw?
Lizard King wrote:Lahl, i had already won a mwc before anyone knew who you were, swing and a miss. I'm not going to read your inane drivel that consists of paragraphs of excuses/retirement speech #11. It all just looks like a buncha butthurt coward talk, sign up, don't, you lose either way. You're dismissed.
I didn’t sign up, you still lost. Looks like you are the one that is dismissed.
Let’s not forget about the mythical kilg-won mwc. The community is still waiting on the year of that mwc win brah.
Lizard King wrote:Not bashing anyone, but if we show up in force, you're all fucked. It doesn't matter what kind of excuses gkg makes or who asmo hires, we're going to bury you all and that's that. The only reason pathetic idiots like asmo and gkg were ever even allowed to win tournies is as I said, the death of myth, which most good players including myself have done far before anyone knew or cared who they were, which at their peak was virtually no one, which is also incidentally the only way they could ever win a tournament.
Death of myth yet you still can’t win a single MWC, now in the year 2016. LOL. Even shadow has an mwc win, damn.
par73 wrote:jeez, Syn causing quite a stir after their TWS victory... enough that their opponents straight out refuse to reform and rematch them for MWC despite being open for all challenge. taking the cup and breaking records just by pure intimidation and invoking implosion... who'd have thought MYTH FOLK?
Everyone is so intimidated by that 5-2 loss brah.
Lizard King wrote:I feel you bro, but you still ought to give it a try. Noone has ever thought you were any kind of strategist or captain, you're just good at being told what to do by gk. Ratking pretty much excels you on every level, as do most people who still play. At what point you thought you were good, which it seems the entirety of the community disagrees with, is beyond me.
Like I said, sign up, don't, you lose either way.
Mmmm…looks like you still lost, damn.
Ratking wrote:Whats really funny about all of this is the more trash thrown at Syn the WORSE VAAL LOOKS LOL!!!
Incentive to play? How about your dignity? FYI: Its currently residing in my toilet bowl so I can shit on it at will.
So you're telling me I trashed the FIRST AND SECOND GREATEST MYTH STRATEGIST OF ALL TIME??
It's settled then: I'm the best captain.
You're welcome Karma.
Oh man, I guess you just lost your best-captain status. Such a shame. Limp new best captain? Or zak?
Ratking wrote:As I stated after TWS, I'll lead Syn against whoever wants to show for a beat down. I'm certainly game for a Syn v. whoever match after mwc. That should give you plenty of time to study what I'm doing. It certainly won't matter though, you don't have the secret sauce.
Quite the beatdown. I guess you can still cling to that 5-0 sweep over TWF in the QR though.
rawr wrote:I am disappointed in gkg , he may have been the champion for many years but he definitely doesn't got the heart of one . He loses his first tournament and automatically doesn't want to fight to reclaim his throne . I know and me and my boys have heart . We were defeated several times and we kept coming back .... What a coward ....
Didn’t want or need to get my hands dirty, so had others take care of the dirty laundry for me .
Lizard King wrote:Wow, 13 pages of gkg and asmo acting like butthurt cowards rattling off as many excuses as possible as to why they can't play myth but can spend hours on end on dusty old forums trying to defend their pathetic egos. Funny how other people come to defend me here while im busy not giving a fuck yet the only one that thinks you or asmo are worth a squirt of shit are yourselves. Yes i won an mwc before anyone knew who you were and when it still mattered to actually win or place as well as countless other tournies. And like i need to defend myself against someone who's main claim to fame is finally becoming good at myth after everyone stopped giving a shit and left.
You were teamless and unwanted in 09 for playing so shitty and acting like a general idiotic idiot the year prior; luckily par gave you a chance on bullz. Anyways just lol bros.
Like I said, show up and get brutalized or don't show up and be as forgettable as you've always been. Either way you're gonna lose.
There’s that fake mwc win yet again. And the “either way you are going to lose - except I just lost.”
rawr wrote:First off let me congratulate all the teams who have signed up for Mwc 2016 . Let me applaud you for keeping this great game alive . I can remember back in 2005-2007 how determined I was to become myth champion and now I am here in 2016 finally reaching my goal . It saddens me to have one of the greats of myth for the last couple years decline a challenge after my crew defeats him . If I known he was gonna act this way I probably honestly wouldn't have continued to play the game .GKGs career in myth reminds me of Kobe Bryant's career in basketball . He was great when he had his run chasing Mwc championships but as he got at the end of his myth career he can't form a squad and no one wants to play with him to compete anymore .. my squad has risen to the ocassion and cleared every enemy in our path. Who will rise in 2016 and defeat us ? Could it be team LSO? Could it be team switch? Could it be Team limp ? Will it be team asmo? Or will wtc/syn continue to stay on top ... Only time will tell .
Rawr The People's Champion
AKA team gKG slayer
How’s that slaying goin? LOL
Lizard King wrote:Well we broke gkg i guess. He just sits on the forums posting paraphraphs of whining and excuses no human will ever read then retreats to the age old "1v1 me gois". You're an embarrassingly whiny butthurt loser and that's about all you'll be remembered for.
Mark my words; when the finals or any interesting games come to be he's going to sit there whining and demanding to sub in for the tourney he could care so little about. Hopefully par just gives him the finger, or let's his crybaby ass sub in just to lose anyway.
I am so broken after beating the team that beat you. Or actually, since the mwc finals featured BT’s top 4-5 primary players, and had more BT players on it actually than twf players, I guess you just technically lost to BT bro. Did BT just win mwc?
Ratking wrote:I don't think any of the captains should have any say in what the map picks are. I know that you (asmo) have suggested that I influence Paris's choices of the maps. You won't take my word for it but I'll say it plainly: I've never had any say whatsoever about ANY of the maps or game types. Oh and btw, I certainly can adapt to new map picks as well. Perhaps you've forgotten that I won Excelsior Oranges, Desert Ruins, and Arcane Haven in MWC 15' finals. They were the newest/least played maps of the bunch in my opinion.
I actually lol'd when I saw you guys traded for bows on Arcane Haven instead of wars. I pretty much fell out of my chair when I watched the film gkg was like 'yes they got wars!'. What'd we have left in % on that one? 50?
LOL that was pretty funny. You know what was even funnier? Winning. How’d mwc finals go for you this year btw?
Lizard King wrote:Ya'll are makin me blush.
Looks like myth still hates you and you still suck smo, delusional as ever.
All time most dominant ffa champ ever: 1
Butthurt weird cultist: 0
Speaking of delusional, where’s that mwc win you keep talking about?
Ratking wrote:Glad to see smo has his swagger back. I wasn't sure if he was going to recover post TWS. I look forward to crushing him in DE.
We are equally concerned if you will be able to recover post-mwc as well. You and rawr have been awfully quiet after that one.
Lizard King wrote:Lol. Enjoy playing your douchebag crybaby fest with one other team while mwc carries on without you. It's probably the most pathetic act seen in any myth tournament ever so congrats on that. Everyone knows you were afraid to lose to syn, again, which you would have so you took the cowards way out. Then you talked more trash to we sent rawr to demolish you, yet you're still talking? You've been destroyed on every level possible, what makes you think your crappy team is even worthy to play Syn at this point? Twf got leveled 5-0 by syn and you don't look any better. You're a joke, stfu once and for all.
Speaking of jokes, what makes you think your crappy team is even worthy at this point? You’ve been destroyed at every level by the team you swept in QR. Stfu once and for all, am I right?
Wank wrote:If syn are morons and you got stomped by syn last tournament, you are clearly operating at a sub moron level. Good job losing to TWF, we 5-0'd them.
I'm with LK. You guys aren't worth playing, glad you left the tournament.
I bet you’d be even more glad if they didn’t return to the tournament so you could have actually won an mwc for once, LOL.
Lizard King wrote:The team with 50 players is complaining about not being able to field anyone? Hillus. It's pretty obvious twf needs half of myth in order to beat Syn but this is just pathetic. The loss of face/m2sbr this mwc has been substantial, for shame.
Smo what are you doing here? This thread is for current participants, not laughable 5th or 6th place finishers or whatever slot your shitsquad slid into.
Funny that TWF’s final’s roster featured 4-5 primary BT players. You just lost to that 5th or 6th place team bro.
So what was the lesson we learned from this boys and girls? Try to remember to actually have a dynasty before talking like you are already a dynasty team. Or at the very least, actually win a single MWC as a team first (or in the case of Kilg and rawr, even just as a player).
I actually want to congratulate Syn. You had your nice short reign at the top for a few months, and I hope it was enjoyable while it lasted for you. But we all knew you were living on borrowed time, and that this was coming. It was only a matter of time. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And given your surprising display of grace at the top, good luck in ever achieving it again.
Let me also remind you, and everyone else, that that if the tables were turned and you happened to pull off the miracle necessary to win MWC, we would all be subject to even worse delusional drivel than what you displayed before the tournament even started or finished. So spare us any further tears. The world’s smallest violin is playing in the background.