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.
Update: In celebration of serveme.tf’s first birthday, we’re giving away 20 mann co keys. Tune in to our stream tonight for the prize question :)
beach — Ladies, gents, boys and girls tonight we bring you not one but two Premiership games, both featuring our Dear Leader Byte, fresh from his gender reassignment surgery,and his band of merry men, Tea See Emm. The first game of the evening sees them pitted against The Last Resort, before taking on Cause We Can.
beach — ETF2L is back with yet another 6v6 season; this season, we see the re-shuffling of many teams as always, with even undefeated Epsilon eSports making changes. Also returning this season is the TF2 fossil himself, Byte, hoping to be carried by 2strong-for-i49, WARHURYEAH. Tonight they face off against prem newbies Reverto.
SuddenlyStarMia — Tonight on VanillaTV, we have for you the ultimate decider on who is the best 6v6 nation in the EU – yes, that’s right: it’s the ETF2L Nations Cup final! We’re gonna see Germany duke it out against Sweden here for €500 of prize money and bragging rights, with the runner-up receiving a measly €350 in a best-of-three match (with possible heavyweaponsguy melee-ing). Established runners-up Sweden have had a flawless performance so far, picking three easy wins in the group stages and 6-0’ing all their matches in the playoffs against Norway, Wales and Finland. However, the rookie Germany have not dropped a single map in this tournament either, sweeping away Italy, Denmark, Russia and defeating the defending champions, England, in the semi-finals to progress through. Either way, we are in for a pretty thrilling game tonight, with both teams boasting strong rosters for this game, with plenty of players from the top-level teams participating to represent their country: the scout pair from Prem-winners/the-best-team-in-the-world, Epsilon, look lethal on Germany’s side, however there is a lot to be feared in Sweden’s Zebbosai/ryb combo from the former broder in the sheer amount of damage these two can force through.
We caught up with one of these players, superscout basH for a few quick words before tonight:
basH: We weren’t really preparing for this match but with this lineup, there should be no problems. I still hope for a nice match since Sweden made some nice scores against other countries.
In the meanwhile, high-damage soldier Zebbosai has this to offer:
Zebbosai: My first time pocketing since lan :D Zebbosai: Well I did vs Finland too, I guess SuddenlyStarMia: How do you think Sweden will fare tonight? Zebbosai: I think we will win SuddenlyStarMia: Why do you think you’ll win? Zebbosai: We are better Zebbosai: Simple :D
Some confident words from Zebbosai there, let’s look over at the rosters:
Medic – 2nuts
Pocket – Zebbosai
Demoman - ryb
Roamer – Hycz
Scouts - BeaVerN & wltrs
Join VanillaTV tonight at 21.15 CEST to see who will ultimately triumph in this battle for their nation’s honour, with Skully & SuddenlyStarMia on the mics, alongside Rinta working the camera! Or catch a German cast here!
France clearly have the stronger roster in this match-up, with the exception of the battle of the Demomen between kaidus and Kounaa. The French players, whether they are in mixes or as part of a league, famously play together extensively, so they have the teamwork and experience to take a convincing win tonight. However, if England can pull it out of the bag, it will certainly be an impressive display – can kaidus’ damage carry them to victory?
Tune in to VanillaTV tonight from 21.15 cest with Admirable and Pledge, with Arie controlling the camera.
France finished top of their group, unsurprisingly, having not dropped a map, finishing on the maximum 12 points from the group stages. Portugal finished 2nd in their group behind Belgium, who were the only team to beat them in the group stage. France have an experienced Prem-level lineup, featuring the likes of Captainhax and ex-Punchline scout duo Plapla and Flippy. Portugal have their share of talent; Haunter is a name everyone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the past 6 years should recognise, and kiler4fun is pretty good at clicking on people too. With heavy hitters on both sides, this could be a close game.
Join Pledge, Skully and Arie tonight from 21:15 cest as always!
Ireland are yet to play any games in the Nations Cup, so I can’t really judge how well they might do against big names such as Mike and BoneS. Ireland have some well-known faces of their own, including the forehead himself, Admirable, along with audio-purist atmo. Wales have a perfect record so far, playing their one game against the mighty Denmark (no Danmark vinder this time!) and managing a close 5-4 victory.
VanillaTV will be covering this battle of the titans with Byte and Skully on the mics, along with Arie (or maybe Jon) on the camera, so join us from 21.15 cest to watch the action unfold!