You might have heard about a pretty big thing happening this weekend. It takes place in Dallas, features 24 handsome players, and holds a $10,000 prize pool for the best competitive gaming in North America. Perhaps you're just learning about the hype, or maybe you've already glued your legs to your chair and surrounded yourself with vaguely nutritious food to keep you going through Sunday.
That's right - ESEA Season 12 LAN is on this weekend! Below is a handy guide of teams, broadcasts, articles, posts, contest information, and more. Get ready for all the upcoming action and watch the TFTV front page for live schedule updates. And, of course, get hyped!
The Basics• Brackets • ESEA broadcast overview • ESEA event coverage • ESEA Orange stream • Casting by Lange, seanbud, djc, cbear, and Sigma
Broadcast Guide (Central Standard Time - US)SATURDAY
Team Pages and Seeds1. Classic Mixup (16-0) 2. Leviathan Gaming (12-4) 3. Spacewhales (11-5) 4. The Chess Club (9-7)
Twitter ContestHave a natural gift for predicting outcomes and want to be rewarded for it? Participate in the TFTV Twitter contest and win a bit of metal or keys for accurately predicting match results during LAN! To participate:
There will be a contest for every match! When a tweet goes out asking for predictions, send yours in before the game starts with both the winning team's name and the final score. Will it be 5-3 Chess Club? 5-1 Spacewhales? Get it right and win some fine TF2 items! Make sure to start each tweet with @TeamFortressTV. Predictions will be taken when a TFTV tweet says so and will stop when a match starts, so don't delay!
Articles, Predictions, and ThreadsESEA: Classic Mixup | Leviathan Gaming | Spacewhales | The Chess Club TF.TV: Classic Mixup | Leviathan Gaming | Spacewhales | The Chess Club Reddit: r/tf2 | r/truetf2 | r/gaming | r/games UGC forums | ETF2L forums | VanillaTF2 post
New? What's going on?Not sure why a team is playing in a certain way? Your NA Newbie Mixes team will be there to help you out! Watch the stream or STV and ask questions about the games to their fine coaches in mumble. Learn about live plays and strategies done by the top teams in the world. Newbie Mixes Steam group | Thread post
Connecting to STV to spectate 1. Open TF2 and enable console under Advanced Options. Open console by pressing ~. 2. Type connect and the listed IP address. It will look something like connect 188.8.131.52:27020. 3. Press enter to load into the game. STV has a delay of a couple minutes from the live match. 4. Use the space bar, mouse, and WASD keys to change perspective and move throughout the map.