|Picture this: you're containment for a containment board, you don't even have a Cup team, and people seem to think you don't even have the culture to make one of your own. And even if you did, you'd be a perma-Babby shitter, wouldn't you?
But when the board in question is /bant/? Only one thing is for sure: expectations are meant to be subverted.
Though board interest in playing in the Cup sprouted as early as two weeks after hiroshimoot breathed life into the board, /bant/ would only officially join the Cup roster nearly a full year later—and what day better to shitpost a team into the Cup than April Fools' Day? But as the day came to a close and the /bant/elopes surged in, nervous laughter turned to concern as Cup denizens realized they'd just been bamboozled by a shitpost on par with hiroshimoot having created the board in the first place.
So while /bant/ was nowhere near as fast to organize as other eager teams had been in the past, they wasted no time making their presence felt—is what this writer would like to say, except that neither their Qualifiers escape or scramble out of the Babby showed the makings of a new and unstoppable force (/g/ rout and Goal of the Tournament aside). And so, entering Summer, /bant/ seemed like yet another fad team: the kind that makes the Elites once and then languishes in the Babbies.
And then it happened: with a formation most onlookers expected to be a goal-leaking asshole, /bant/ brought down their biggest shitpost on the Cup yet: first team through. First weekend. And, for now, tenuous holder of the ever-elusive title of Elite, and only brought down by eventual cup runners-up /sp/. Can /bant/ continue to bring the #BANTZ to the Cup? Or will they subvert real expectations on their next Cup run by crashing to the Babbies once again? Tune in to find out, /bant/elopes, and remember: no refunds. ;)