It may actually be happening; the ever prophisied news that I can never pin my hopes on… North American teams might actually be coming to a European Insomnia Series event. I am always going to be skeptical regarding this sort of news, because of the dynamics of eSports. How many times before this June have we heard leaked news and “all but confirmed” information that a U.S. Team Fortress 2 team will be crossing the Atlantic to compete in England? I don’t think anyone has forgotten the escapades of Catman and Qun with their prodigious events – CatmanLAN and AmsterLAN.
This time however it looks as if Multiplay will help answer the EU vs. NA debate that has always fluttered above the heads of the TF2 6v6 community. At this point, I want to tip my hat to the community members behind this initiative – The eXtv boys ( Extine, Salamancer and Shadowpuppet in particular) and the support from Multiplay (mainly Tapley). I am not here to speculate of the likehood of seeing our American friends in Telford, I shall leave that to the community. I am here to discuss trials and tribulations the North Americans will have to overcome in the differences between the ESEA Playoff LAN, and the biggest Team Fortress 2 LAN in history.