Team Baguette

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Team Baguette was a loose attempt at a cooperative group on 2b2t of primarily French speaking players. The group was started by Fuze III on September 27th, 2018, in response to the Seventh Incursion and Fit's video about his first video on 2b2t on September 20th, 2018. Fuze's main goals for the group is to help and encapsulate not only players from France, but all French speaking players, and to "win the war" against "Team Veteran" by defeating Fit in PvP. The cooperative ended on November 29th, 2018, with the departure of Fuze from the server.

History

On September 20th, 2018, Fuze III posted his first video on 2b2t with the typical community reaction to youtubers ensuing. From this reaction came the Seventh Incursion in preparation for a potentially disastrous invasion as Fuze has over 1 million subscribers, roughly the same amount as Rusher did back in 2016. The subreddit also exploded in French memes, dramas, and the other usual posts that come with Youtuber attention. It also lead to Fit making a video on the matter using "Team Veteran vs Team French" in it. This lead to Fuze responding in a consecutive video on September 27th, 2018, to the memes and drama after doing a bit of research on the history of YouTubers on the server. This lead to him forming what would be known as "Team Baguette" as the baguette bread is a largely used cliche and stereotype relating to french people and was prevalent among the memes. The cooperative is intended to unite not only players from France, but all other french speaking players against the "Americans". He later declared that "I came to [2b2t] in peace, thinking I would find some nice people to play with and hang out" and "If you want a war, you will get a war. Team Baguette vs Team Veteran".

Despite initial worries and the continuation of Fuze's series, the influx of French players was relatively small and due to different timezones, were barely seen. The 7th Incursion ended up focusing primarily on the much more organized Anti-Incursion than the threat of French invaders as they were largely in the minority. The drama ended up falling short as Fit was later kicked from the Incursion due to accusations of encouraging, and even working with, Fuze to continue his series and essentially being the opposite of Incursion goals. Fit also attempted to track down Fuze and have a duel with him, which Fuze later accepted. The duel occurred on November 29th, 2018, at the ruins of Aureus City with Fit killing Fuze. This served as Fuze’s last episode on the server as he believed he no longer had an objective and, while not directly stated, can be safely assumed Team Baguette was also disbanded.

Many of the French players that did join ended up creating multiple different discords and small groups, such as Team Divinity. Roughly three discords were made based on Team Baguette, all owned by different people. Most of these were shut down due to the fact that much of the hype had died down by the end of October. Nonetheless, there are a few prevalent French players that continue to play.

Discrepancies

Many believe that the Fuze series was completely staged, similarly to Rusher's, between Fit and Fuze and therefore Team Baguette felt largely fake and like a joke. Once Fit was kicked out of the Incursion, Fuze's series essentially began to die down and barely any sort of Team Baguette propaganda was encouraged by Fuze since then, unlike Rusher who consistently encouraged Team Rusher. Many also made a mockery out of the group due to the particular assumption by Fuze that all players on 2b2t were American. Similarly to AgentGB, Fuze seemed to be somewhat offended by the memes on the Reddit against the french players, claiming himself, his country, and his community were insulted. This shows a large lack of understanding of the server's nature and Fuze most likely took a similar route to AgentGB, wanting to be completely separated from 2b2t and so cutting the series short at the duel.