If you read my article on Stabby Stabby’s voiced Spy lesson, you know that this week marked the 1-year anniversary of a particularly depressing day. In 2011, master TF2 player SubtleArt (also known as Lt. Cyndi Lauper) took his own life.
RNG e-mailed me to let me know that the Electronic Espionage group was paying tribute to my virtual mentor with a special throwback to vanilla TF2 spying.
I apologize for the great delay; it’s been tough keeping up with the T3 inbox lately. While it may be too late to partake in this particular event, I encourage everyone who has ever learned from SubtleArt to take a minute to be thankful for his lessons while he was still around. Below, you’ll find RNG’s note to me regarding this digital tribute, plus a related message from Watsyurdeal.
I noticed that you devoted a section of today’s article to honoring Subtleart. First, very glad to see that you did so. Second, perhaps you have heard of the Spy community’s tribute to him? SNSD Hurri organized it through Electronic Espionage, and then Watsyurdeal spread the news through the Steam forums and on Youtube. Today, many spies are using vanilla loadout only (no reskins or hats either) and using the tag “Lt.” My question to you, then (rambling), is whether Top Tier Tactics might mention this tribute at some point in future, just to add to your aforementioned remembrance of Subtleart. -RNG