Teamers are players in FFA, Experimental Mode and Party Mode who work together with other like minded players to get to the top of the leaderboard. In Teams Mode, a variation is Cross-Teamers, working together with players from different colours to get big.
In Party Mode, there is no problem with teaming, as that was what the mode was made for at the first place.. However in FFA and Experimental Mode, as well as cross-teaming in Teams Mode, teaming goes against the morals of those modes, and is often hated.
Commonly, they will use names such as the name of some youtubers, name of person in a clan, "w=team", "w=ally", and "w=friends". Teamers may also use another, similar variation of these usernames.
Teamers objectives are slightly different than that of the typical FFA player. Teamers usually work in conjunction with other Teamers to gain mass. The strategy that they use to do this, however, differentiates from the common strategies used by a lone player due to the fact that they are working symbiotically with another player.
Teamers will Eject mass towards one another to signify that they are in cooperation. Looking for this act is a way to figure out which players are Teamers if it's not already in their name.
Types of Teamers:
|Type of Teamers||Description (and how to beat them)|
|Force Teamers||Teamers that help you without verifying that you and that person are working together. Usually, they'll start feeding you, most of the time because of your mass.
How to beat them: If you are being force-teamed, just keep a strong mind and reject them. They will have to go away since anyone in the right mind won't take on a cell that is 20 times as big as them.
|Random Teamers||Teamers that'll help anyone they please, for one situation. They'll help someone get a kill, or not get killed. After, they'll go about their business.
How to beat them: These people are quite annoying if the enemy is on the receiving end of these people. If you are skilled enough, random teamers won't really be a problem, as you could still beat the enemy cell if you are skilled with viruses, self feeding, and splits.
They help each other, helping each other get to number one.
How to beat them: Kill their teammate as soon as one of their cells feed all their mass to the other cell. The bigger teammate would be forced to fight you, or team with another cell/possibly the same cell that you just killed, that respawned. You would have a chance to hit the bigger teammate with viruses once you kill their teammate, and possibly eat them, or at least worsen their anti-team penalty effect.
People who team with a bot.
How to beat them: Bots have been patched already, so you don't have to worry about this one.
|Fake Teamers||People who eject (W) to a far away cell, Only to split-kill them once they trust the Fake Teamer.
How to beat them: Simple. never trust anyone in FFA and Experimental. In party, you could play with friends that you know irl, or even team with yourself (multiboxing) if you're really up for a challenge.
|INA Teamers||People who eat others and keep feeding his teammate.
How to beat them: These are really annoying. You sometimes cannot do anything, just pray for the anti-team penalty to kick in, which can take a while, and avoid them until you are near their size.
|Cross-Teamers||In Teams Mode, players who team with other player(s) from a different colour from their own, sometimes even betraying their own teammates by helping cells from other colours eat them.
How to beat them: Good ones are very hard to defeat, nearly as hard as slow-teamers. Thankfully, they are usually much less skilled than slow-teamers, and they can't farm viruses in team mode. When the opportunity arises, eliminate all the xteamers that are of a different colour from your own, completely. This way, the ones remaining (which are same colour as you) won't be able to eat you. Virus them at every opportunity to give them Anti-Team Penalty.
|Slow-Teamers||Large teams, often Asian, constituted of a giant cell and a smaller one. The giant cell will split into 16 pieces, being protected by his teammate, and will only give him the mass when in danger. They are not hit by anti-teaming, due to acting slowly.
How to beat them: These are the hardest to defeat, and some of the most annoying. You would need: Skill, Endurance, and very good luck. Firstly, you need to grow to a size where you could split TWICE and still be able to eat the slow teamers when the giant cell is split into 16, but this is easier said than done, as often times there are 4+ people that try to dominate together on a FFA map, and they will savage you before you could get to that size (usually 4000+ mass). if you do manage to have enough luck to survive until you could confront them, just remember: timing is everything. Wait for their bodyguard to be under attack, then double split to attack the giant cell. With the correct technique, it is possible to kill them by yourself, but when in doubt, you could feed someone else that is also against the slow teamers, if you fail, or activate anti-team penalty due to them shooting viruses at you. Just feed ALL of your mass to someone else that is also against slow teaming, which is much better than giving up your mass to the actual teamers that would only sustain their large size for longer. The most important thing, in my opinion, is to never give up. Although this seems like a weak statement, if you continue trying, you will eventually get that lucky shot at them and destroy them. Trust me, there is NOTHING that feels better than overthrowing the dominant team on a server.