The spectacular finale of TeamFortress.TV's first ZOWIE Invitational proved to be a foretelling of the future. It was to give us our first glimpse of Classic Mixup playing to their full potential against an iT roster that was undefeated at the time. These were performances that would be emulated again in Dallas and it is with ESEA's Season 15 LAN Finals still fresh in our memory that TeamFortress.TV are proud to present to you a second competition of the highest standard in partnership with ZOWIE GEAR.
The dust has settled on the the battlefields of North America... for now. It's as quiet as a backcap out there. In darkened rooms the shadowy figures of the invite illuminati plot each other's demise, bargaining with the gods of Team Fortress 2 for future riches and glory. Across the Atlantic Ocean a new dawn is breaking upon European soil where the throne lays empty. It is there that our story continues...
Alas! Epsilon eSports are no more; a monarch in exile, some say dead. The contest for European dominance is wide open as a multitude of new teams and reshuffled rosters have stepped forward to compete in ETF2L's Season 17 Premiership. The ongoing ETF2L Qualifiers have all but ran their course and those who have secured a spot in the Premiership will also have earned themselves an invite to this one day double elimination tournament due to commence this Sunday, January 26th at 06:00 PST / 09:00 EST / 15:00 CET.
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Behind the wheel of this virtual European safari into the unknown will be Admirable and CommanderX with their young son, huhy, manning the camera beside you in the backseat. Look out the window and you might spot a Hippopotamus being backstabbed or a Giraffe getting airshot as we race down the dusty trail to the best-of-three Grand Final and an impressive haul of ZOWIE loot. The six players who come oh-so-close in 2nd place will earn themselves ZOWIE P-TF Speed mouse pads, whilst the sextet who emerge victorious will lay claim not only to the throne of Europe, but also their choice of a ZOWIE EC1 eVo CL, EC2 eVo CL, EC1 eVo Black, EC2 eVo Black or FK each!
If you've been following the pre-season coverage the names The Last Resort, Evokate Gaming, LEGO, Made In Germany, Mais La Moule, Dotter and Ayo Gurl Sugadaddy Hood Pussy Creepers should be familiar to you. If not, fear not, because we will be bringing you a special preview once the eighth and final team has been determined by Thursday's three-way ETF2L showdown.
Keep it locked right here on TeamFortress.TV for rosters, brackets and insight presented to you in stunning Technicolor.