|It's only /i/, they said.
Coming into the tournament, it had been 3 years since /i/ had won a game in an official 4cc match. In their previous 18 matches, they had 0 wins, 4 draws, and 14 losses, permanently stuck in the Babby Cup or Qualifiers during this span. The goal for /i/ was clear, just win a goddamn game.
The small yet loyal fanbase had watched the team for many years, and were eager to see how the team would function with the new PES version, hoping it could spur some ideas for the /i/ team to finally win that game. In the third match of group stages against /m/, it finally happened. In a glorious 1-0 victory with a goal by SS GF, /i/ won their first match in 3 years. Bel/i/evers everywhere were ecstatic as the team also clinched a spot in the knockout round as well as the 2019 Summer Cup, the first elite cup that /i/ will participate in in 4 years.
However, /i/ weren't done yet. Their desire to win wasn't satisfied just yet. The sketches got their pencils out and were ready to make quick work of the knockouts.
Securing a win over /diy/ on a 120' goal from SS GF had any previous fans instantly converted to bel/i/evers, as /i/ drew up a play that was sure to get them to penalties, which they would end up winning as each /i/ player converted successfully.
After a win over /h/ in the quarterfinals, /i/ pulled off another miracle win over /jp/ in the semis with a goal by Taking Requests at 90+1' to force eggsdra diem which would lead to another trip to Benuldy's Pub, winning again with all players converting their shots.
By this time, everyone knew it was their turn. In the Finals against /c/, /i/rene had woken up from her sleep to score a hat-trick when it mattered most. Fans across the 4cc were cheering her and /i/ on when the oh so familiar goal horn would play again and again, "Come On /i/rene!".
/i/ would win the 2019 Spring Babby Cup in what was a new turn for the 4cc. It had been a while since a team as unique as /i/ and their story had pulled off something so great and enjoyable for fans everywhere to watch. Watch out for them this summer as /i/ try to draw up a new strategy now that they are on the radar again, here's to hoping they don't get erased and become a one draft wonder. Whatever happens, just know that we bel/i/eve.