Hildreth — Unless you have been living in a cave under a rock, then you will know about the kings amongst men that are over at eXtelevision organising the fundraising efforts for sponsoring the two best North American teams to cross the Atlantic and get over to Telford, United Kingdom and compete at this summer’s big event – Multiplay’s Insomnia 46. In order to help raise money towards the donation fund - which you can find embedded below - VanillaTV will host a night of exhibition matches over the next two weekends between the top two teams in North America:  Leviathan Gaming and  Classic Mixup and the top two teams currently in Europe:  Epsilon eSports and  TCM-Gaming.


The two American teams that qualified through the eXtv-hosted i46 qualifiers were Classic Mixup in 1st place and ESEA LAN champions Leviathan Gaming as runners-up, meaning that Mixup will be made the primary benefactors of the donation fund and LG will only be able to get to i46 if we can donate around $15-20,000. The current fundraising pot stands at roughly a quarter of what is needed to get both teams to i46 so if we want to see some of TF2′s best players such as pipe God Grant ”b4nny” Vincent and meat hitter Matt ”clckwrk” Dias competing against the best Europe has to offer, we’re going to have to step it up with donations, showing that European hospitality which sees Darn never run out of alcohol at every i-series event.

The exhibition matches will be divided into two Sundays due to timezone constraints:

us Classic Mixup PYYYOUR, Platinum, TLR, Enigma, Ruwin, Harbleu

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TCM-Gaming

TCM-Gaming eu Hymzi, Rebeli, Byte, Kaidus, Hocz, Zebbosai

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  • Sunday July 22nd
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Classic Mixup (55%, 51 Votes)
  • TCM-Gaming (45%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 92

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The first matchup will be this weekend, Sunday 22nd of July starting at 21.15 CEST (16.15 EST) between ETF2L runners-up TCM Gaming and ESEA LAN runners-up Classic Mixup. The game will be a best of 3 map series with each teams picking 1 map each and playing one on a home server. The ruleset and maps will be the same as i46 meaning teams will play with the vanilla rulset plus 30 minute maps with a win difference of 5 and golden caps to decide ties. Two of TF2′s greatest minds from both sides of the pond in  Brad “PYYYOUR” Ross from Mixup and  Ahmad “Byte” Fansa from TCM will have a chance to test their wits against eachother in this pre-LAN feeler which will give both teams a first hand look at the different playstyles involved. This game will be casted by VanillaTV by  Greg and  cbear to ensure there will be quality casting and borderline ethics alike.

us Leviathan Gaming Mackey, Clockwork, B4nny, Tyrone, Shade, Cyzer

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Epsilon eSports

Epsilon eSports eu F2, numlocked, GeaR, KnoxXx, Shintaz, schocky

No League VanillaTV presents the eXtv fundraiser exhibition series.
(56 comments)
TIME
  • Sunday July 29th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Epsilon eSports (76%, 97 Votes)
  • Leviathan Gaming (24%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

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The second matchup will be current ESEA LAN champions Leviathan Gaming versus ETF2L Season 12 winners Epsilon eSports being played  next weekend on Sunday 29th July. The game will start at the same time of 21.15 CEST (16.15 EST) with the same best of 3 map series and ruleset as the first game. The match features some of the best TF2 talent in the world with the likes of previous Scouts of the season schocky and  Shintaz on scout for Epsilon versus the miracle maker  b4nny on Demoman for LG who is known by many as the ”best player in the world”. This game will be casted live on VanillaTV with another combo, this time with Byte himsef, Ireland’s prodigal casting son  Admirable on the mic and TF2′s very own Jon Stewart  djc to represent the NA scene.

With such a great night of TF2 in store, we’re bound to get our money’s worth in entertainment as we aim to end these age-old arguments over which continent is better at TF2 – NA or EU? Is it better to give an uber to a Soldier or a Demoman? Are American’s really better at DM or can European Soldiers indeed airstrafe? To find out the answers to these questions and many more we really need to help in anyway possible towards the eXtv donation drive, so once again I urge all of you viewers to chip in any amount of money you can – instead of getting drunk this weekend why not donate the nights beer fund towards this great event and get the chance of drinking these soft yanks under the table. Please check out the donation box at the top and give from your hearts, if you can’t chip in any money then you can still donate TF2 items to an auction which will go towards raising funds to the cause – check the link below. If we can get both American teams to i46 this summer it will surely go down as the greatest LAN ever seen for TF2 with almost 400 people confirmed in going so far!

eXtv item auction information.