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TF2 by the Numbers – ETF2L Highlander Season 6 Review

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June 8th News


Gentleman Jon —Just when the world needed a hero, newly crowned benevolent dictator Hildreth stepped forward to save us from a Highlander world dominated by tyrannical overlord in waiting (and compiler of maimed log files) Bulow. Before we begin this season’s statistical Highlander review let’s pause for a moment to reflect and collectively thank Hildreth for holding back the tide.

In this review I promise to do a better job of examining the Heavy class contribution, revealing which of the myriad new spies came closest to knocking Inso off his perch, and once again shit-talk all Pyros in comparison to Steve by default (apologies to other Pyros in advance).

After the Highlander auto-log detection debacle I can assure concerned readers each log included has been hand-picked with the utmost care. I’ve messed about with the rating player ordering I use as well, but this isn’t really the place to explain it.

So let’s dive into the infinite depths of the statistical vortex and discover why all your votes were wrong.

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ModMic 4.0 review

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June 7th News
Tagged: modmic review


Arie — Over 2 years ago, atmo wrote about a cool new product by AntLion Audio, called the ModMic. He concluded:

The ModMic is a very clever product. It is relatively inexpensive, and incorporates multiple ingenious design features to ingratiate itself with gamers and VOIPers alike. Of course, these features would matter little were it not for a solid auditory performance, but thankfully this time we have a mic that is up to the challenge.

In this review we’ll talk about what AntLion has been up to since and compare their newest product, the ModMic 4.0, to their previous model and my personal favourite gaming headset, the Beyerdynamic MMX300.

MMX300 - ModMic 4.0 - ModMic 3.0

MMX300 – ModMic 4.0 – ModMic 3.0

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i52 showmatch #1

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June 7th Announcement


Arie — To get some hype going for i52 and 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.

Lange will be commentating, alongside with Salamancer, who is filling in for Admirable. On camera, the flawless  TrukTruk.

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The changing face of European Highlander

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June 7th News


SuddenlyStarMia — With the Highlander Awards Show coming up on Sunday at 20 CEST on Blackout TV, what better time to throw in a last article or two before we wait until late October for the next season? We will start by reminiscing issues that plagued the start of Highlander Season 6 with the wisdom we have gained now, and an then article about the prospectives of the 8 Prem teams for next season in an article awaits tomorrow.

What was originally intended to be a GentlemenJon-esque article (started three months ago and never fully completed due to a taxing PCW schedule) analysing predictions and scrim results regarding the upcoming Highlander Season 6 transformed into an article analysing the change in Highlander and exploring why many players had stated at the start of season that the skill level of this Highlander season was comparatively lower than that of the last.

The ever-intelligent reply of “lel highlander” had been applied to this debacle, but those seeking a more complete response ought to read on.

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HYS interview on Team Colonslash website

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June 4th Commentary


Arie — Team Colonslash is back with their 3rd interview, the second one being with yours truly. They talked to HYS and discussed some recent happenings and future plans.

RD: Enough about Epsilon. I have been informed that you are not wasting time, and that a new team is in creation. Apparently, you want to contest TOP 4 teams. Can you tell us any details about that? Will it be a team of young potentials or premiership veterans? I heard there are a lot of bored premiership players in this season’s division 2B.

H: Yes, it’s true that I am interested in creating something new. I would say mostly the criteria is that the players have not played one FULL season in premiership, and I am mainly looking for players with raw deathmatching ability. I have asked around a few players for their opinions and formed a shortlist. We will look to start at the end of June (when week 7 of ETF2L’s Season 18 ends). It is likely that one player with premiership experience will assist me. That is the idea anyway, whether it goes ahead is another story ^^

Read the whole thing on the TC website.

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Top 10 TF2 plays – April 2014

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June 3rd Movies
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Lucky Luke — This is the 37th edition of our Top 10 TF2 plays, for April 2014! Don’t forget to send your submissions for the next edition here! Thanks to eXtine for the commentary, Airon for the sound mixing and all our Patrons for sponsoring us this month.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, we recently released a montage of some of the best Moments of Glory of #200-300. Check that out by clicking here.


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i52 US team fundraiser

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June 3rd Announcement


Arie — It’s that time of year again, iSeries fundraisers! This time 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

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