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November 3rd - 5th, Essentials.tf have teamed up with Esport United to assemble glorious international brawls in Sweden, Lidköping. Brawlers in invite so far include froyotech and Lowpander, and with 10 slots for open teams to compete, it leaves plenty of room for you to grab your knife and fight for your chance to shank, shoot or bomb these two top teams, with two more yet to be announced teams.
If you want to egg on the urban duellers due to not having enough friends of your own who are willing to travel to the region, you can always travel alone and meet new friends at the event!
Esport United are also running a small fundraiser to raise the prize pool for the competitors. If you're interested in this, click here.
Tip of the Hats 2017 This Weekend!!
This weekend, September 22nd - 24th, Tip of the Hats is back up and live for their annual charity fundraising stream. All funds given towards Tip of the Hats goes directly to Camp One Step programs which offers camps and other educational and excursion programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids.
Donations are already live to be given with your TF2 and CS:GO items or with simple cash. Alternatively, you can always donate directly to the cause right from the Camp One Step website.
Detailed information about the stream which will run between 11AMPDT and 11PMPDT for the three days can be found on tipofthehats.com and will feature a handful of familiar faces, such as Sideshow, Lange, Tagg & Ma3la, and featuring a handful of games you know, like TF2, CS:GO, overwatch, PUBG and Mariokart 8. If you're into Source Filmmakery, talented community artists will also be flaunting and teaching their skills live from the studio in California.
Want to be there in person? ToTH now was a viewing party from which you can spectate live. Tickets can be bought from Matcherino.
i61 is live!
Insomnia61 is here and live. Follow our page for live brackets, or even better: follow the stream! The biggest event of the TF2 calendar year and the fight for the prize pool of £7,500.
TFTV New Map Cup
The New Map Cup is a upcoming online cup in North America. Hosted by teamfortress.tv and sponsored by Marketplace.tf, it features 5 invited ESEA Season 24 Invite teams (froyotech, EVL Gaming, mario party 4, fishy fishes, and Team Skull) and 27 Open Signup slots. Teams will battle though a 4 group swiss system Group Stage before a eight team Single Elimination Playoffs.
Boasting a $500 prize pool and 8 brand new maps, tune in at teamfortresstv to catch all the live action!
DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North
DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North, commonly refered to as DreamHack Winter 2016 or simply DHW 2016, is the 4th edition of Team Fortress 2 competition a DreamHack event. It will be held in Jönköping, Sweden at the Elmia Conference Centre in late November. Unlike previous events, DHW 2016 will feature four national teams as opposed to Premiership ETF2L teams:
Denmark Finland Norway Sweden
Boasting a €1500 prize pool and the first ever inter-Scandinavian Team Fortress 2 tournament, tune in at teamfortresstv to catch all the live action!
Insomnia58 Team Fortress 2 Open
The Insomnia58 Team Fortress 2 Open, commonly referred to as Insomnia58 or simply i58, is the successor to i55 and part of the Insomnia Gaming LAN Series hosted by Multiplay. It is considered to be the premier Team Fortress 2 tournament for the calendar year, featuring the best teams from across the globe in a head-to-head tournament. The event was held at The NEC in Birmingham, England from the 26th to the 28th of August 2016. An initial £5,000 prize pool was confirmed in mid-April 2016, and this was expanded to £8,500 after contributions from scrap.tf and OCZ
Team Fortress 2 DreamHack Summer 2016 Invitational
The Team Fortress 2 DreamHack Summer 2016 Invitational, commonly refered to as DreamHack Summer 2016 or simply DHS 2016, is the 3rd edition of Team Fortress 2 competition a DreamHack event. DreamHack Summer 2016 is the only international European LAN in 2016 alongside Gamers Assembly 2016 and Insomnia58, and is considered to be one of the most premier events for Team Fortress 2 in the calendar year. It is currently being held in Jönköping, Sweden from 18 June to 19 June 2016.
Comp.tf - Remodeled, Revamped, Revitalized
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of a new hub website for the wiki itself! We intend this new streamlined site to be a platform for all things competitive Team Fortress 2, although we are planning to cover more of the competitive scene such as the scene from the far east of Asian TF2, more coverage from the down under scene that is Australian TF2, and also some coverage for the lower level scenes of EU and NA, also keep on the lookout for news from different gamemodes scenes such as 4v4, Bball, Ultiduo, and such. If you have any burning thoughts, you can always contact us here, here or here!
ESEA Season 22 Offseason Roster Changes
ESEA Season 21 may have finished, but the Invite division is currently experiencing one of its biggest roster changing off-seasons to date, with teams emerging and players being recruited faster than a yomps backcap on Gullywash.
Can't keep up? Comp.tf has you covered with our hot-of-the-plate ESEA Season 22 Offseason Article, detailing all the team transfers and lineup switchups for the entire offseason. From the adjustments to the -bird noises- roster to the complete revamp of EVL Gaming, the dubious yet undeniably-legendary team of FROYO BLACK to their eponymous counterparts froyotech and their reunition with -blaze; everything there is to know about the concurrent Season 22 Offseason is featured in our newly-formatted article!
ESEA Season 21 Invite Playoffs
The ESEA Season 21 Invite Playoffs
have begun, and over the next two weeks the top 4 teams in
North America will duke it out in a best of three double-elimination bracket to decide who can lay claim to being the best in the region.
The participants for the playoffs, in seeding order, are:
RONIN gg froyotech EVL Gaming Street Hoops eSports
Boasting a $14,000 prizepool, including $5600 for the overall champions, check out our ESEA Season 21 and ESEA Season 21 Invite articles for more info and make sure to tune in at TeamFortressTV to catch all the live action!
April 5, 2016 - 22:00 EDT
Street Hoops eSports
April 4, 2016 - 22:00 EDT
April 6, 2016 - 22:00 EDT
April 7, 2016 - 22:00 EDT
Street Hoops eSports
April 19, 2016 - 22:30 EDT
Match was forfeited by Street Hoops eSports
Street Hoops eSports
April 21, 2016 - 22:30 EST
ETF2L Season 23 Playoffs
This week features EU's top 4 teams facing it down in a single elimination bracket. As always, you can keep up to date with scores and map picks on our ETF2L page, and you can watch the game live on teamfortresstv!
DreamHack Winter 2015
DreamHack Winter 2015 is a tournament hosted by DreamHack in collaboration with teamfortress.tv. The event will be held at the Elmia Conference Centre in Jönköping, Sweden, commencing on the 27th November, 2015 and concluding the following day.
DreamHack, considered to be one of the biggest names in eSports, will be running a four team TF2 invitational tournament featuring:
Boasting a $4000 prize pool courtesy of Marketplace.TF and esportunited, a Bo5 Grand Finals and the ever-hyped return of cp_gravelpit, tune in at TeamFortressTV to catch all the live action!
Backcap - A New Video Series by Comp.tf
Comp.tf is reasonably excited to assist in bringing you a new series on our YouTube channel called "Backcap". If you've been too busy living under a rock or too busy playing your own games and placing people under rocks, there's a now a perfect video to summarise the important details and highlights revolving around the 6v6 comp scene from last week.
The weekly video series is produced by Shounic, voiced by Sideshow, and micromanaged by a few others. If there's something you'd like to see, not see or see changed, feel free to leave your opinion in the comments section on YouTube or on our tf.tv thread, here.
Challengers Cup hosted by teamfortress.tv
| text = European teams get their chance to try their luck at fighting one of the EU's current top four teams in the Challengers Cup, hosted by teamfortress.tv and sponsored by Razer! The top 4 teams of the open applicants will qualify to fight in at least one Bo3 series of maps against a Premiership tier team. Stealing a whole match from one of these teams would guarantee the winners $100.
Whoever does steal first place will receive the larger share of $900 and second best will score $400
The top teams from the EU are Epsilon eSports, Full Tilt, Reason Gaming and The Last Resort.
Are you American and jealous? Good news, there is an NA equivalent tournament and you can sign up: here. Spaces are limited, so sign up quick!
Tip of the Hats 2015
Tip of the Hats is an annual charity event which occurs within the TF2 community which benefits the One Step Camp by the Children's Oncology Services. The stream features a mixture of popular competitive Team Fortress 2 players, production crew and personalities, playing various different modes of the game. These game modes include surfing, MvM, rocket jumping, 6v6, Dota Fortress (a combination of Dota and Team Fortress 2) and MGE.
The stream will be running from September 19th, 2015 - 12:00 EDT until September 21st, 2015 - 00:00 EDT at tipofthehats. Donations, although can happen during the event, are accepted all year long. Donations can take place in the form of TF2 or CS:GO items, cash donations to Tip of the Hats, subscribing to the twitch stream or direct donations to the One Step Camp donation page, which won't however be counted towards the TF2 event ticker.
More information about the event, such as prizes to win and sponsors, can be found at the Tip of the Hats website: TipoftheHats.org
DeutschLAN 2015 is the first Team Fortress 2 LAN dedicated to the Highlander gamemode. The event will be held at MTA in Nieheim, Germany. It will commence on the 11th September, 2015 and will conclude on 13th September, 2015. This LAN event will place Europe's Highlander teams head-to-head for the first time in a LAN-style setting where lag and ping factors are removed. The event is being primarily sponsored by TF2Pickup as the main contributor to the prize pool.
The event's main games will be streamed on BlackOutTV.
Insomnia55, or i55, is part of the Insomnia Gaming LAN series hosted by Multiplay and is considered one of the biggest events for competitive TF2. The event was held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. The event commenced on the 28th August, 2015 2015 and concluded on the 31st August, 2015. This LAN event placed Europe's and America's finest teams head-to-head with part of the travel costs for some teams covered by the community donations.
North American Teams
- - Ascent
- - Froyotech
- - Danger Dogs
- - nerdRage.tf2
- - Reason Gaming
- - The Last Resort
The event's main games were streamed on TeamFortressTV and TeamFortressTV2. Many of the players can be followed on various media sites such as Snapchat, YouTube and Twitter. Click "Continue Reading" to check out each and every match's results and the final placings.
theGXL Invitational was the largest North American TF2 LAN tournament to date. It took place on October 11th, 2014 at the GXL Universe 2014 LAN held in Oaks, Pennsylvania. This event included twenty teams, including the top four teams from CEVO-P Season 5 and sixteen other community teams, including TEZC, a European team.
eXtv and GXL contributed a base prize pool of $2,000, and each team participating contributed $60 to the prize pool, bringing it up to a cash prize pot of $3,200 in total. In addition, Corsair Gaming sponsored the tournament and provided a wide variety of hardware prizes. While the vast majority of prizes were allocated to the top 4 finishers, each player participating was guaranteed some type of prize from the tournament.
The following four teams were the top four teams in CEVO-P Season 5 and were automatically seeded into the elimination bracket based on their performance at the LAN from the day before:
The other sixteen teams competed in a round-robin group stage of four groups, of which the top three teams advanced to the elimination bracket.
Each match in the entire tournament (except for the grand finals) was conducted as a single-map series and played with the ETF2L ruleset, with the map decided based on a pick-ban stage in which the final map remaining was played after each team eliminated three maps from the following map pool:
Insomnia52 is the 52nd installment of the Insomnia Gaming Lans. The event will start on August 22, 2014 with the group stages and conclude on August 24, 2014 with the Grand Finals.
- Group Stages — Friday, August 22, 2014. 15:00-23:00 BST
- Elimination Stages — Saturday, August 23, 2014. 10:00-21:00 BST
- Winner Bracket Final - 16:30 BST
- Consolation Final - 21:00 BST
- Grand Final — Sunday, August 24, 2014. 10:00 BST
InfoShow 2014 is the first installment of the InfoShow LAN Series, the event is hosted in Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a one day event and is set to start and end on April 5, 2014. It will be a Bo3 Double Elimination Tournament of 8 european teams.
- Elimination Stages - Round 1 - Saturday, April 5, 2014. 11:00 – 13:00 CEST
- Elimination Stages - Round 2 - Saturday, April 5, 2014. 13:00 – 15:00 CEST
- Upper Bracket Final - Saturday, April 5, 2014. 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
- Lower-bracket Final - Saturday, April 5, 2014. 17:00 – 19:00 CEST
- Grand Final - Saturday, April 5, 2014. 19:00 – 21:00 CEST
- Tavo tėvas
- IsF: Lithuania
- Juura records
Insomnia49 is the 49th installment of the Insomnia Gaming Lans. The event started on August 23, 2013 with the group stages and concluded on August 26, 2013 with the Grand Finals. The tri-annual event usually features the top of Europe's TF2 teams and many other gaming events. In the same manner as for Insomnia46, the community fundraised to send non-European teams to compete, in this case being, High Rollers Gaming — the winners of ESEA Season 13 and Season 14, and an Australian team, Team Immunity, who have been a dominant force in the Australian TF2 scene.
- Group Stages - Friday, August 23, 2013. 20:00 – 01:00 CEST
- Elimination Stages - Saturday, August 24, 2013. 11:00 – 21:00 CEST
- Lower-bracket Final - Sunday, August 25, 2013. 11:00 – 13:00 CEST
- 3rd Place Game - Sunday, August 25, 2013. 13:00 – 15:00 CEST
- Grand Final - Sunday, August 25, 2013. 17:00 – 19:00 CEST
- Epsilon eSports
- Team Immunity
- High Rollers Gaming
- Team Infused
- d-d-Did I Stutter?
- Elemental Violence
The Medic is generally considered the most unique and one of the most important classes in Team Fortress 2. His ability to negate damage with his healing and usage of the ÜberCharge mechanic make him the core part of the team and led the development of the metagame based around ÜberCharges, pushing, holding and defending points.
In all gamemodes, the Medic's main job is to keep his team in shape, by healing hurt teammates, allowing them to rejoin the fight and turn the tides of the battle in their favour. Usually, the Medic will prioritize some classes over others. The privileged classes are commonly referred to as the combo, which consists of the Heavy, the Demoman, and the Pyro. As for the other classes, some will sometimes receive just an overheal (such as the Scout), and some are required not to be healed at all (such as the Soldier or the Spy).
On maps without set-up time (such as King of the Hill or 5CP maps), in the beginning of each round the Medic will give the Demoman an overheal, to enable him to rollout to the middle point. After that, he will give overheals to all players, and in the end, just before arriving on the point, will give a full overheal to the Heavy, bringing him to 450 HP.
On maps with set-up time, the gameplay varies, depending on which side the Medic is on. In both cases, during set-up time, the Medic will prepare an ÜberCharge, that will be used later during a round. On attack, the Medic sometimes waits in spawn, not to risk losing (dropping) the Über by dying, while the team goes out without him, trying to get an important kill or force the enemy Medic to activate his Über, so that the attacking Über's importance rises.