Are Tsquared's Best Years of Competition Behind Him?
As the competitive Halo community continues to grow and flourish, competitors tend to come and go. As the older veterans decide it's time to hang up the controller and move on to different goals, newer prospects are eager to begin their career as a Professional Halo Player and will stop at nothing to reach that point. Although many veterans have decided to move on, one legend by the name of Tsquared is still determined to compete this season.
Tsquared’s career is not like most other veterans who have competed over the years. Tsquared has continuously competed and retired in recent years unsure as to whether or not it's time for him to permanently let go of the game. Infact, reliable Halo eSports Wiki Halo eSportsPedia still has Tsquared as a retired player even though he is currently competing and I can only think this is because of all the times he has competed to only go on a long hiatus shortly after.
Ever since his return to the competition in the beginning of Halo 5, Tsquared has quickly noticed the major changes that he believes are hurting the community. In one of his latest videos, he talks about how players as well as teams are becoming very shady and are quickly changing their rosters in the hopes of having the best chances of winning an event. He believes that this shady behavior has effected his chance of competing at the top level this season and he feels that it is a bad trend that is hurting the compition.
As a Veteran with over 13 years of experience and 10 event wins under his belt, Tsquared definitely understands the importance of team chemistry and trust and it makes sense for him to not be satisfied with the current state of competitive Halo. Although I agree with everything he said in the video and I do believe he is being left out of the competition, I can't help but wonder if he brought it on himself.
There is no doubt in my mind that Tsquared can still compete at a top level. After looking at his streams and gameplay on YouTube, he has shown that his talent is still there which makes me believe that he can be a benefit to many of the top teams. Although he still has a lot of values he can bring to a team, one thing that has hurt him in my opinion is his constant retirement. As I said earlier he has come on and off of retirement ever since the start of Halo 2: Anniversary and I believe this is a major reason as to why teams may want to keep away from him. With today's competition, players need to show complete dedication to the game and behavior like this weather its from a veteran or a new comer is not something that can be tolerated. With all the money that's on the line and with all the new talented players coming to the scene in recent months, today's competition is fierce and many may be concerned that Tsquared’s lack of dedication in the past may once again come and hurt the entire team.
Although I am sure Tsquared would be much more dedicated to the game if he were on a contending team, this simply isn’t a chance teams can take especially considering the massive pool of talented players they can pick.
I don’t want to think that Tsquared’s years of competition are behind him but his chances of getting on a championship contending team at least for this season are very slim. If he continues to show dedication even after the season is over he may have a chance to once again compete at a top level but as for now, I can’t see him landing on a solid team.
What do you think about Tsquared and his ambitions to once again compete at a top level? Let me know in the comments section below.
Credited sites for the images are Halo eSportsPedia and Forbes