and thanks for all the fish.
CommanderX – This Sunday CyberLeague and Tt eSPORTS are bring you a 1 day invitational cup featuring 7 of the best from Europe (minus an unavailable Epsilon) and Immunity from their boot camp in England getting ready for i52. The bulk of the details, as well as the brackets, are over at TeamFortressTV which is also where the stream will be. Hosted by myself and Ally with DavidTheWin on the camera. This is a great chance to see many of the teams that will be in action and see how they fair just one week before the biggest weekend in TF2’s calendar. The stream will be kicking off at 13:30cest and the first game will start at 14:00cest. Look for the launch of Saloon.tf and news about the release of the i49 Fragumentary as well. Hope to see you there guys, it should be a redonkulous day of TF2.
Massive thanks to Tragicservers.com for providing four servers that will be used by the teams to play their desired matches in this tournament.
Go pre-order your copy at http://www.i49.tf/
Hildreth – In 4 weeks and 3 days time, on Friday the 22nd August in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England the eyes of the TF2 world will be focused on the Insomnia 52 LAN event, the UK’s biggest gaming festival and by extension, TF2’s most coveted prize. The days of top European sides in attendance with multitudes of community teams from UK and mainland Europe are still here, but thanks to some hard work and generous donations for the third summer running, we will have not one, not two but THREE teams from different continents attending this event. North American pride is hurt after Epsilon’s victory last year at i49, so ESEA LAN winners Froyotech and i46 champions Classic Mixup have been sponsored by a HUGE community fundraiser raising over $14,000 to fly in these superstars to compete with the likes of Epsilon and Awsomniac (EU’s top 2 sides). And to add punch into the fruit bowl, it wouldn’t be a true “World Championship” without the attendance of the Australians, Team Immunity who surprised many including myself, finishing 4th in a tournament where they had beaten the 3rd and 2nd placed sides.
All in all this promises to be a truly memorable event and to celebrate the fact we have 1 month leading up, I will be a running a rather long winded, social media campaign, using the hashtag #i52tf2 to raise hype by releasing a series of articles leading up to the event. Not all will be directly related to i52, but they will all be TF2 related and hopefully an interesting read.
So for now sit back and countdown, we have only got 31 days to go!
“By the pricking of my thumb,
Something wicked this way comes” – William Shakespeare, MacBeth
In what will be the last article of this kind because TF2 is now dead I’m taking a quick look at the immediate impact of the new sticky damage ramp up effect on the EU TF2 rules set. It’s only been a few days but there are some trends appearing on the pickup site logs. The data runs from the 18th to today (20th) from the tf2pickup site logs. This makes a good representation of the great unwashed proletariat TF2 competitive scene that applies to the most players, as opposed to the Olympian heights of the Premiership mix.
get some more donations in for the American teams, TeamFortress.tv is organizing showmatches. The first two are tonight. Epsilon eSports vs Street Hoops at 18:30CEST and BFF vs XTS at 21:00CEST.To get some hype going for i52 and
Lange will be commentating, alongside with Salamancer, who is filling in for Admirable. On camera, the flawless TrukTruk.
we’re trying to raise $12,000 to send 2 North American teams to i52 in August. Watch the video to see TeamFortress.tv producer, streamer, caster, player, SOAP DM creator, MGE creator, Tip of the Hats producer, i49 VanillaTV producer and all round nice guy Lange explain