Shitting Explosions and eating your waifu since 1973.
We live in dire days, my friends. The earth ignites. All we have built crumbles. The world is ending. This summer, in DRTL 3, heroes from all around the world will fight for the right to save their dying race. But only one thing is certain: Victory goes to those with Courage.
II - The Dynasty
Team Courage forged a dynasty from humble beginnings. Admirals GaoXi and EchOne were good friends during the First DRTL, and fought together in countless battles including GaoXi's Unnamed ZvZ that EchOne Never Bothered to Watch and EchOne's Crushing Defeat to Artanis at the 18347th Battle of Jade. Despite glowing service under the flag of Team 7, GaoXi was not satisfied, and implored EchOne to lead them to greater heights: to seize the galaxy for themselves.
Thus Team Courage was formed. From haphazard Skype conversations to a momentous Final where longtime friends lost their games and their marines on the fields of battle, Team Courage persisted through the fires of the Second DRTL with a minimum of no-shows. When the showers and squalls of mourning swept away the smoke, Courage held the throne. A new throne. A new hope.
III - The Three Stars of the Empire
Whenever Team Courage is the subject, you simply cannot avoid mentioning their aces: Nagisama, GaoXi, and Sentenal. They were a combined 13-3 (81.3%) last regular season and have carried the team into the playoffs once. Because the aces span all three races, Team Courage is blessed with a level of flexibility that is difficult to match.
===== Nagisama =====
Nagi is your typical twin-tailed loli SC2 Masters Terran turned BW D- Terran, complete with all the rage about Protoss and the bevy of anime songs on stream. Though his BW career is young, he is already a veteran of countless games, going to war in DRTL 2, DRIT 1, DRIT 2, and hundreds of streamed ladder games on both iCCup and Fish. Though his DRIT campaigns were soundly defeated by the treacherous GaoXi and the dominating IU, he showed unrivalled dedication and mental fortitude in DRTL 2 with a clutch comeback against sheaR. In only a few months he's gone from D- to solid D+ back to struggling to stay in D, but if anyone can bring out an A-game for Courage, it's Nagisama.
===== GaoXi =====
GaoXi, or shuruken as he's known on the battlefield, is actually a T-shirt design from Air. Consummate ZvZ sniper, ZvT cheeser, and ZvP whiner, Gao combines unconventional play with unusual passion. He's seen years of Brood War including some Coach Student League I can't even find on Google or TL search anymore, both DRTLs and the first DRIT. He's also an avid scholar of Brood War history, streaming old MSL games whenever
===== Sentenal =====
Sentenal is Team Courage's resident gigantic caped bladed robot of unprecedented carnage. His psi blades are actually Getter Tomahawks and his psi storms are made of Getter Beams. He played in three seasons of SC2GG Star Cup, beat Luckyfool multiple times, and accrued the second most victories for Team Courage during the Second DRTL. Known for spats of retirement and avoiding PvP like the plague, Sentenal hasn't been seen in a game of BW since the end of DRTL 2. Where has he been? Will he return?
IV - Leadership
Oh. Yeah I suppose I'm a fine Captain.
MIRO!! TOUHOU WA AKAKU MOETEIRU!!!
V - The Admirals
No fleet is complete without the direction of trusted warriors and leaders. Here is a glimpse at some of those who fought hard to secure the throne last season.
FireHaven - Though he did not collect accolades in battle in DRTL2, his dedication and team spirit were unmatched, as he showed up to every match, granting opponents that weren't there in excess of an hour of grace time. He was also invaluable in the war room, conducting joint drills and mock battles with Team Courage's finest. This season is his time to shine.
RavelynP - A skilled and analytic strategist, RavelynP secured key victories for Courage on the system of Match Point. At the height of an impressive career, RavelynP suffered a scathing defeat at the hands of 10xerogi building a hatchery in his base. He fled in shame to Korea where he now
sGs.Nazza - Introduced to the team by Chancellor Harem, Nazza has had the ill fate of winning whenever Team Courage loses and losing whenever Team Courage wins. Still, he has proven invaluable in practice, personally teaching Nagisama the secrets of the Ougi: Strong FD.
Moe level: SniperTerran "I tried to scan, but it wasn't hotkeyed!"
SniperTerran - With moe rivaled only by KazeHydra and baby pandas, SniperTerran is the kind of adorable creature that one doesn't imagine belonging in war. His love/hate relationship with marines produced a number of exciting games filled with cute gaffes, putting him at 4-3 at season end. He is currently being
ZoW - ZoW is a Mysterious Stranger who in the past only appeared in battle through the pleas of the airheaded moe protagonist girl: SniperTerran. Felling his foes without pause as if it's 2008, his ancient techniques led to rumors that he's actually a time traveler. With SniperTerran gone, who knows whether we'll be seeing more of ZoW.
Kaal - Great Father of (#TLADT's) Creation Kaal didn't get to play in DRTL 2 because an illness put him out of commission on game day, but he remains a credit to BW both spiritually and financially.
Well there you have it. Five reasons why Team Courage will win DRTL 3. But really, there's only one reason.
Kore ga G-stone no motsu beki...yuuki aru mono no...
ZETTAI SHOURI NO CHIKARA DA!!!
Thanks to Spazer for several graphics!