Team USA Wins the ETC!

Let freedom ring!

In an outstanding performance, going 6-0 (which to my knowledge has never been done before) Team USA brings home the gold from the European Team Championship!

This is the first time Team USA has won this international event. Previously we’d only ever risen to a 3rd place finish, but this year we went all the way! We also took down Team Poland in round 3, whom we’d never beaten and who have won the ETC numerous times and is typically the favorite going in to the event.

This is a victory not only for our boys on Team USA, not only for our country but for freedom! USA! USA! USA!

So far in 2018 the USA wins not only the London GT Open (Mike Brandt) and Invite (Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson) but also the ETC! We’re on a roll, baby!


Let’s hear it for our team! We’re proud of you, boys!

Kurt Clauss

Tony Kopach

Andrew Gonyo

Brad Chester

Sean Nayden

Steven Pampreen

Nick Rose

Nick Nanavati

Team Coach: Werner Born (who also got his PhD this year, well done!)

Also, special shout-out to Pellon of Team Spain who in the heat of battle decided to take the high road and conduct himself as gentlemen, resolving a tough issue like true sportsmen. You did yourself and your country proud, sir!

More information to come but as to be expected, Team USA is out celebrating sweet victory in beautiful Croatia. Have fun, fellas!

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34 Responses to “Team USA Wins the ETC!”

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    Stawick2 August 5, 2018 11:58 am #


    • Reecius
      Reecius August 5, 2018 2:38 pm #

      Sweet, sweet Murica! Land of freedom and superior space toy soldier skillz….our forefathers would be proud!

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        Stawick2 August 5, 2018 6:30 pm #

        I agreed and I teach US history so… I would know 😉

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        Stawick2 August 5, 2018 6:37 pm #

        I agree our forefathers would be proud and I teach US History. So I would know…lol

        • Reecius
          Reecius August 6, 2018 7:45 am #

          Well then, no debating it! =P

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    Knockham Dursley August 5, 2018 1:14 pm #

    I’m outraged with the plastic chair situation they have going on there.

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    Mike Brandt August 5, 2018 2:46 pm #


    • Reecius
      Reecius August 5, 2018 3:06 pm #

      lol, that 6 month meta gap really held us back….

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        Dakkath August 6, 2018 12:50 pm #

        What 6 month gap?

        • Reecius
          Reecius August 6, 2018 1:42 pm #

          There’s been an ongoing joke from the Europeans and the UK competitive guys that the US meta was 6 months behind theirs! So it’s fun to tease them a bit since we won =P

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    Brakhal August 5, 2018 3:01 pm #

    Congratulations on the win. Well deserved.

    I was watching the last game. As a spanish player, I’m proud of Pellon’s sportsmanship. That’s how a game has to go: both players were nice, had fun, and enjoyed the game, while giving their best to win the game. That’s well-understood competition.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 5, 2018 3:07 pm #

      Agreed 100%!

      Pellon will be remembered as not only a great 40k player but a great sportsman which is (IMO) the best of both worlds.

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    WestRider August 5, 2018 5:28 pm #

    Team America! Fuck yeah!

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    gigasnail August 5, 2018 7:39 pm #

    great job!

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    iNcontroL August 5, 2018 9:57 pm #

    Absolutely amazing. 6-0 too (never been done before) and Tony Kopach’s bro went perfect.. what?

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 6, 2018 5:56 am #

      Little Kopach won the singles event?

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    Rafa August 6, 2018 5:38 am #

    Forma Spain, congratulations.

    Pellón vs Nanavati fantastic stream!!!!

    This is our oppinion

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 6, 2018 7:47 am #

      Awesome sportsmanship =)

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    Venkarel August 6, 2018 8:06 am #

    Something to mention the top 3, USA, Denmark and Scotland all have never top 3 finished, ever, all are on the podium for the first time.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 6, 2018 8:32 am #

      Yeah, that is super impressive on all counts! Denmark, as I understand it, was only 4 points behind the USA! Well done to all 3 teams.

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    Jrock907 August 6, 2018 8:16 am #

    “What ya gonna do when Hulkamania and Freedom come down on you Brother!” Congrats to Team USA!

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    Venrex August 6, 2018 10:49 am #

    Denmark Got 2nd, Best sportsmanship and was norminated for Best painted

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    James Griffith August 6, 2018 2:27 pm #

    Wait…. who?

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    highwind August 7, 2018 1:36 pm #

    Not really surprising after all (or atleast most of) the german und polish elite players quit the hobby due to 8th being so trivial

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 7, 2018 1:41 pm #


      Cool story, bro!

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      Chris Gent August 8, 2018 2:04 am #

      I can confirm that this is not the case (I am an ETC ref and know the Polish team amongst others well).

      Some players are no longer present as over the last years teams have made good headway self regulating, removing bad sports and players who stretch fair play.

      Some have indeed quit but others such as Typhus (Piotr, ex Polish Captain) have decided the Ref job was too much fun and joined our team 🙂

      This was a true USA win, a great team who all conducted themselves well and were a pleasure to ref (even when a little stressed in the round v Russia).

      USA and Scotland were in the group just behind Denmark with one less sports vote, and Scots won the paint award.

      The top 3 were all great examples of exactly what the ETC is all about and what all teams should aspire to emulate.

      The good guys really won this year.

      • Reecius
        Reecius August 8, 2018 6:28 am #

        Well said, Chris. Thanks for jumping in.

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          Chris Gent August 8, 2018 7:19 am #

          No problemo!

          Its important we shout about three teams smashing it with high quality fair play, some of the best sports scores in the arena and 2/3 in the 4 teams nominated for the paint award.

          As important as the exposure of players who don’t play like gentlemen.

          So well done USA for the gaming win, Denmark for sports and Scotland for paint, see you guys next year in Novi Sad!

          • Reecius
            Reecius August 8, 2018 8:01 am

            Totally agree! That is what the hobby is about: good sportsmanship, sound tactical play and quality hobbying =)

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    Matthew Bombard August 10, 2018 1:28 pm #

    I do enjoy a good knee-high tabling!

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    Davidgr33n3 August 11, 2018 1:37 pm #

    If I read the lists correctly, Tony took a Castellan with the House Raven trait (to get the reroll 1s strat getting fed by all the CP) but it was an Auxiliary Super Heavy Detachment. Was that possible in ETC format?

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      Chris Gent August 13, 2018 1:37 am #

      Under ETC rules, although having a SH Auxiliary you do not gain the benefits of the House USR (i.e for Raven, Advance and shoot) you retain the house keyword.

      SH Auxiliary still gives access to stratagems.

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