Trell — Thanks to some amazingly fast organisational work from Admirable and several others, tonights match between TCM Gaming and Classic Mixup is a go! We’ll be bringing you the finest Soldier on Soldier entertainment imaginable, direct to your bedroom/living room/kitchen.
Tonights showmatch will be played across EU and US servers to give both teams a fighting chance, but will be played with the iseries ruleset, so we’ll see how those crafty Americans manage. The game tonight is to raise awareness of the donation drive – however, you can expect to see some top tier action from 2 of the finest teams in the world.
Admirable and djc are your casters for tonight with Comedian on the stream, and, as tonight is a VERY special occasion, we have been given some prizes to give away during the stream to lucky viewers! TCM Gaming have kindly donated 3x CM Storm ZeroG Gaming Mice, which we will be giving away to 3 lucky people during tonights cast. (Please note: due to shipping constraints, only EU viewers will be able to enter to win a mouse)
This team has long been a dominant force in European TF2 and this season was no different. They won 5 out of their 6 games this season – but, and this could be the most telling point, the one match they lost was to TCM in week 5. Extremer returning from inactivity to replace randa on demoman meant that people were wondering if we’d see the team lose some steam as they readjusted, but it doesn’t appear to have had a major impact and they are still looking in fine form. With the stable backbone of F2 as their medic, can this team go all the way and deny TCM the 1st place finish they so badly desire?
Slick, the manager for Epsilon, had this to say:
A bit of a hectic period with vacation, we will try to get our ass in gear today and start playing again before tommorow’s grand final, hopefully enough to beat a solid star lineup such as TCM has. If I can find Extremer in time… that is… Expecting another close and intense game for the specs!
The ‘forever third’ curse that dogged Byte seems to have been put to bed after they ploughed through Infused to make it to this final. Despite only winning 3 of their 6 games in Season 12, they only dropped 1 match, whilst drawing the other two, and, as stated above, they actually won their match against Epsilon, which must give them a huge confidence boost going into the final. It remains to be seen whether holidays will ravage the TCM team or whether they can get the team together enough to give a decent performance.
Byte, leader of the TF2 team for TCM Gaming, had this to say:
What a season we’ve had, if someone had said to me that we were only going to be defeated up until the final by the frenchies (pLine) I’d of doubted them. After winning the semi-final last week TCM gaming think this is great prep for i46.
We mean business and we want to win i46, this is our goal, my goal and TCM’s goal. ETF2L S12 is great practice and prep for that and we’ve shown with the experienced players we have in the team we can compete, adapt and more importantly convert rounds!
We’re under no illusion how good Epsilon are, especially if they are ALL on fire on the night, then they are lethal. None the less, our unique playstyle with how hymzi plays scout, how Zebbosai flanks and thinks along with my positonal element of being in the wrong place on purpose ;) we can still compete.
Best of luck to both teams.
Join us in #vanillatv on Quakenet from 21 CEST onwards as we bring you a dual cast, as voted for by the community. boomeh, Admirable and djc will be covering the game on the first stream, with AcidRenix, Beta and Comedian bringing you the second stream, so you get a choice! Both casting teams will be giving away CS:GO keys during the game for viewers to win!
Trell — Tonights cast will decide the ETF2L season 12 (powered by tt eSports) 4th place Premiership spot as TCM Gaming take on Punchline. With the frenchies from Punchline only having won 2 games this season, you’d think the smart money would be on TCM to take this – however, one of the wins they claimed was vs TCM themselves, in a straight 6-0 matchup. The maps for tonight are Granary, Snakewater, and Gullywash as a decider if needed. Snakewater was one of the maps that TCM dropped to Punchline last time around – so tonight is definitely worth tuning in for!
Byte will be looking for nothing less than a win here – I mean, how can he retain the forever third title if he finishes fourth?
Streaming for you tonight on VanillaTV from 21:15 onwards is the undisputed NICE GUY of TF2, boomeh, with expert commentary provided by the dynamic duo of Admirable and djc.
Admirable — The newly anointed TCM Gaming enter tonight’s Premiership fixture barely running on the fumes of that impressive double Golden Cap draw with Team Infused in May, having been blindsided by an electrifying performance from Punchline on Sunday.
Their opponents Crack Clan have had a turbulent season to date, failing to make a dent against the title contenders since the Spanish exodus and being reluctant to pick up points against their mid table neighbours.
As clichéd as it may sound, this is a must win game for both teams if they hope to secure a playoff spot at the end of the month. Crack Clan currently hold the fourth spot with double the points of their opponents who languish second from bottom, but with two games in hand TCM Gaming remain well in contention for a podium finish in Season 12.
Join us tonight on VanillaTV to hear myself, Admirable, get schooled in casting yet again as the delectable djc drips that stateside strategic sweetness in to your ears. Fear not, there will be more much than an aural experience presented as we have a debut streamer performance from the man with extrasensory perception when it comes to Team Fortress 2, Boomeh; he’s a nice guy really.
Find out what the team captains had to say in the build-up to one of the season’s most important fixtures below the cut…
The TT eSports TF2 Challenge draws to a close on Thursday, with the Grand Final being played between the two teams that have fought and fragged hardest, Power Gaming and TCM Gaming, to win their places.
With 500$ (and that eternal prize of bragging rights) up for grabs for the winning team, both will want to lead their team to glory – but the losers of this match don’t go home empty handed, since they will win 6 sets of the Isurus TT earphones.