TF2 Connexion Movie Contest 2 powered by ROCCAT


August 2nd Movies
Tagged: etf2l eXtv frag movie Movies vanillatv

Fmapkmn — Ladies and gentlemen, TF2 Connexion, the French TF2 community, would like to present the second edition of our TF2 Connexion Movie Contest powered by ROCCAT, our German Sponsor.


Last year entries from AMS, Saladeauthon & .Cali and Grid were the three chosen from a total of 23 participants.
This year, the TF2C Movie Contest is open for everyone (not only for European moviemakers as last year), aimed at all TF2 communities.

This is why we can count on 7 international judges :
Etats-Unis Salamancer and Etats-Unis Marxist (TeamFortressTV staff)
Portugal Kaneco (Founder of
Huhy (Moviemaker)
– The french trio France Remitche (Caster), France Kustom3 (Prem Medic) and France Twiggy (Caster)

The entries will be graded on the quality of the frags, music and the editing.

First : 150€ + ROCCAT Keyboard Ryos MK Glow
Second : 25€ + ROCCAT Gaming Mouse Kone XTD Optical
Highest placed Frenchman: 25€ + ROCCAT In-ear Headset Syva

The contest begins now and the deadline is fixed at September 30th 2014 on 23:59 CEST (UTC+2).

If you want more information, feel free to check our thread in ETF2L forum or TeamFortressTV forum.

May the airshots be with you!


Frequently Asked Questions :

When does the contest begin ?
Beginning date: Now!
Deadline: Thursday 30th September 2014 on 23:59 CEST (UTC+2).
The results will be announced in October.

What are the competition’s rules regarding content ?
The TF2 Connexion Movie Contest powered by ROCCAT is a TF2-related video contest.
One does not necessarily have to make a fragmovie. It could be a simple fragshow or a jumping movie, however, we do not accept SFM-exclusive movies, although you can still use SFM in your video.
There is a length limit : Under 10 minutes.

How do I make my video eligible for this contest ?
You must use the TF2C/ ROCCAT intro at the beginning of your video.

TF2 Connexion Download link
Mediafire Download link
MEGA Download link

You can edit the intro (music, background) but you need to keep the animation and the visibility of these two logos.
The title of your video on Youtube must include the mention “#TF2Connexion Contest”.
The video submission needs to be in the TF2C thread (french), ETF2L thread (european and others) or TFTV thread (american).

I’m new in editing and I don’t have any contacts to make a democall ?
Last year’s competition saw some beginners have problems with acquiring frags in order to make movies. We have come up with a way to fix that!
Thanks to Beater we now have a demopack from the ESEA Season 16 LAN (link).
Our French winner, Saladeauthon has offered his demopack as well (link).
Of course, it’s not necessary to use these demos but it surely can help some of you to make fragmovies.

Can I do multiple entries ?
You have only one entry for this contest. However, two or more moviemakers can work in one entry.

How will judges evaluate the entries ?
Each of our 7 judges will attempt to grade the movie according to: editing, frag quality, and personal impressions.
Finally, an average mark will be generated for each movie in order to rank them.

Why is there a category for best Frenchman in this contest?
ROCCAT, the german manufacturer of gaming peripherals, is powering this contest instead of on our side. Actually, our partner is focused on the French TF2 community and especially the French league. After discussion with our sponsor, ROCCAT agreed to help us in this international project and this justifies the French place.

What countries are eligible to win ROCCAT gear ?
For this edition, the only countries eligible to win gear from ROCCAT are the following:
– France
– Belgium
– United-Kingdom
– Germany
– Spain
– Italy
– Switzerland
– Austria
If a winner resides outside of these countries, he/ she is not eligible to receive gear from ROCCAT due to the high cost of shipping.
Cash prizes can be won by anyone regardless of your country. Half from the community and the other half from an anonymous donor (who has decided the split of the cashprize especially for the first place). Thus, we will try to renegotiate the intial cash prize. Where currency conversion is an issue, we can renegotiate the cash prize into an equivalent; either games and/or tf2 items.

If a French movie maker takes the first or second place, what happens to the French dedicated place ?
In that case, the highest Frenchman prize will be awarded to the third ranked entry.

TF2 Connexion staff and ROCCAT say good luck to all TF2 moviemakers !

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ETF2L Season 18 Week 1 Premiership Rockit vs BFF – VanillaTV


May 27th News
Tagged: Announcement VanillaTV arie Arx & Beta etf2l

Beta — Tonight we see the only remaining game of ETF2L’s Premiership week 1 games between rockit and BFF. Each team has had problems with availability as of late but we now finally have something agreed upon.

Both teams have played 1 game in this season so far, with both teams already picking up some points. A key fact could be that rockit previously lost on Gullywash, albeit on via a Golden Cap. BFF on the other hand took the maximum 3 points the last time this map made an appearance, though it may have been closer than the 3-1 score line suggests.

Tonight also marks the first time Arx and Beta have made a return to the microphones, which has been approximately 8 months in the making. Arie will be on stream tonight, doing the hard work, so make sure to tune in and give him some appreciation.

We will go live with the stream at 8pm BST, that’s 21 CET for our European listeners and 1515hrs EST for our friends across the pond.

Make sure you tune in to not miss out!

eu rockit qnx, smzi, cookye, WARHURYEAH, hocz, Admirable


BFF eu Zebbosai, Mirelin, kaidus, Stark, Knutsson, clockwork

ETF2L S18 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership Week 1
  • Tuesday May 27th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)
  • No source tv information available

Who will win this match?

  • BFF (80%, 4 Votes)
  • rockit (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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ETF2L Season 18 Week 2 Premiership Lazy Pandas vs BFF – VanillaTV


May 22nd Announcement
Tagged: arie Byte e-thug etf2l Season 18

Byte — Tonight BFF will play their first official in Season 18, due to rockit wildcarding week 1. The roster looks weird but also talented and experienced. With the likes of kaidus and Zebbosai dictating the game play and quality with Mirelin and Stark adding more +xp bonus to the team, all eyes will be on fl1p (I coming :3) and Knutsson.




Question is, will they be able to bridge the gap of being or playing for top 4 in ETF2L compared to the other members in the team.

Lazy pandas on the other hand have nothing to lose going into this, the fact that they are competing in prem should give them a hope and try attitude. With them already playing their week 1 official vs 4-25 and losing badlands 5-0 and narrowly losing gullywash 4-3, they’ll be looking to steal some points off BFF.

Having the experienced zoob and Hildreth may not be enough to dent or leave a bad taste with BFF.

eu Lazy Pandas Stevepander, zoob, Hildreth, tracker, Muuki, Lazybear

Lazy Pandas

BFF eu Mirelin, Zebbosai, kaidus, fl1p, Knutsson, Stark

ETF2L S18 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership Week 2
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  • Thursday May 22nd
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • BFF (75%, 6 Votes)
  • Lazy Pandas (25%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Join VanillaTV tonight for this enticing game with Byte and e-thug on the mics, and that ever so reliable and dedicated director Arie at 21:10cest

At the same time, over on TeamFortress.TV, you can watch 4-25 try to cause an upset against Fenneks. Casted by Admirable and Twiggy and Jon on the camera.

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ETF2L Season 18 Premiership Week 2 – rockit vs – VanillaTV + prizes to be won!


May 20th Announcement
Tagged: 21:15 arie Byte cp_badlands cp_gullywash_final1

Byte — Second week into the ETF2L Season 18 and it looks to be an exciting match between these two teams. Very contrasting in terms of team semantics. With rockit forming very late before signs up closed, that cheeky Irishman Admirable decided to tally along and be the veteran medic and guide his team to the playoffs.

rockit are yet to play any games, after they wildcarded their week 1 game versus BFF, playing their debut game as a team in prem tonight should set up the scene very well against the russians. who have already played and lost 6-0 against arguably the hardest team in prem this season Epsilon E-sports. While they know it was a long shot to win, I’m sure some of them will be glad they got this game out of the way so the team can build momentum.

Key players to look out for will be Forsak3n and ShaDoWBurn pairing, after hitler Forsak3n learning after me, and kicked msh, he had a few words to say about how he feels going into this match.

“we have no msh, its going to be hard”


eu rockit Admirable, cookye, WARHURYEAH, hocz, qnx, smzi

42 ru Whiteglow, atomic-, gdk, Forksak3n, reko, ShaDowBurn

ETF2L S18 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership Week 2
  • Tuesday May 20th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • rockit (55%, 6 Votes)
  • (45%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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The rosters

Medic – Admirable
Soldiers – hocz and qnx
Scouts – smzii and cookye
Medic – whiteglow
Demoman – gdk
Soldiers – Forsak3n- and ShadowBurn
Scouts – reko and atomic

Join VanillaTV tonight for this enticing game with Byte and e-thug on the mics, and that ever so reliable and dedicated director Arie at 21:10cest, Tune in to win one of 2 copies of torchlight II (1 per map) courtesy of myself, you’ll have to tune in to find out how to claim the game from 21:10cest!

Over on TeamFortressTV it’s Britain, Britain, Britain casting with Jon, CommanderX and Sideshow

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Over compensating for the death of TF2?


May 15th Commentary
Tagged: etf2l Season 18

Admirable — It never rains, but it pours. Right now the internet is awash with ETF2L Season 18 powered by Tt eSports coverage… well relatively speaking… and by internet I mean TFTV… and here, ofcourse. Two recent articles from  Hildreth and another from myself are just a click or two away. Here are a couple of juicy worms to lure you in:

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ETF2L Season 18 Week 1 – Fenneks Esports vs Saints – VanillaTV


May 15th Announcement
Tagged: cp_granary cp_gullywash_final1 etf2l Fenneks Esports saints

Byte — Looking to start off coverage of the ETF2L Season 18 Week 1 game between them super and lovable Swedes Saints, making a debut into prem, the odds are stacked against them, as their opponents are having a second run in prem. The experience and pace of what it takes to compete and make a mark in prem is definitely in favour for skeejs team.

Both teams will be looking to set the standard up and grasp the “easy points” from this game. Smiree, will have his work cut out as a fellow swede Ryb , the master of granary will be looking to dictate the middles and give fenneks that edge and momentum into the second map.

eu Fenneks eSports by skeej, KLar, ryb, KillAri, wltrs, gf18

Fenneks eSports by

Saints se alba, Dennia, cAPS, rag!, Smirre, ondkaja

ETF2L S18 powered by Tt eSports Premiership Week 1
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  • Thursday May 15th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Fenneks eSports by (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Saints (33%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Tune in to VanillaTV tonight from 21:05cest with that Potato loving Irishman Admirable and Byte and the ever so reliable and legend Arie on stream.


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ETF2L Turbine Cup powered by Tt esports – VanillaTV


May 6th Announcement
Tagged: Admirable Arie Tuesday Byte cup etf2l

Byte — After hearing the devastating news that a capture the flag map was going to be in the upcoming ETF2L Season 18 league map pool, VanillaTV just had to wake up and smell the death? or breathe of fresh air for TF2- with this map being brought in. Not only that but a cup for those wanting to understand how this map works…

It’s no piece of cake, it requires a great caller who will need to adapt his team and make them understand how “the best offence is the best defence”. Having said that, the group stages have already been played and here are teams still left fighting it out for 1st prize – Tt eSPORTS Pyrrhus Mousepad


Quarter final
4-25 vs ISIS
Phase- vs eGz
K-RNAGE ESPORT vs Hello Kitteh Ninjas!
CPLAY.Tt- vs Corgi

The last place for the quarter final spot was decided yesterday evening between the 3 teams LIETUVA / Corgi / SAFARI. With corgi getting the better of the other teams winning the Golden cap. Here’s how the fixture looks going into the quarter finals:

For more of an incentive to strive and get as far as possible in this cup, Arie has generously donated 30 keys with the prize distrubtion as follows:


Top Bracket runner-up: 12 keys
Gold medal Higher Bracket winner: 12 keys
Silver medal Higher Bracket runner-up: 6 keys

VanillaTV will be covering the quarter finals, semi-finals and final tonight, with Byte and that Premiership Ambassador Admirable on the mics, with that ever so reliable Arie on stream. All matches from the quarter finals onwards will be played on Tuesday, so join us then from 20cest!


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