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Valve and Competitive TF2
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enigma
April 29, 2015

Remember the rumors of matchmaking in the works? Turns out there’s substance to them after all.

A few months back a group of us (event organizers and production staff) began an email exchange with the TF2 team in an attempt to establish a more open channel of communication between the team and the competitive community. That dialogue spawned a request for a list of prioritized* feature requests that would most benefit the community, to which we responded that we’d benefit from:

  1. A CS:GO-style stream list integrated into the main game menu
  2. Matchmaking
  3. Bug fixes/QOL improvements (some of which we gathered from this thread)

* taking into consideration both ease-of-implementation and magnitude of impact on the community

We were ultimately granted an opportunity to drop by and chat if we were in the neighborhood, so naturally we scrambled together a group of notable west-coasters (myself, extine, mana, b4nny, Seagull) to meet with the TF team.

That meeting was yesterday, and to our surprise…

...we’re getting all that we asked for.

I’m sure some of the nuances of the conversation (particularly regarding matchmaking) would get lost or misinterpreted in text, so I’m leaving the full debrief for this Friday’s Fully Charged episode which will feature a panel of meeting-attendees plus esports columnist Sam "oPlaiD" Lingle. Feel free to leave any questions you might have in the event thread and we'll answer them in the stream.

It’s 3 AM here and we’re all still wide awake from excitement, and if you’re reading this now, you should be too.

Get hyped!

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Quick edit/clarification:
Matchmaking was clearly already in the works prior to any mention by us. We're definitely not the ones putting things in motion here -- all credit goes to the TF2 team.

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http://i.imgur.com/UJbj0Sh.png

[img]http://i.imgur.com/UJbj0Sh.png[/img]
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#2
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IM GONNA CUM

IM GONNA CUM
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http://i.imgur.com/Owls9ye.gif

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Owls9ye.gif[/img]
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#4
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JUST TELL US IF IT'S MANNPOWER, 6V6, OR HIGHLANDER

JUST TELL US IF IT'S MANNPOWER, 6V6, OR HIGHLANDER
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#5
TotH
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Awesome news. Good job guys!

Awesome news. Good job guys!
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#6
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That's... too good to be true

That's... too good to be true
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#7
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Please have whitelist

Edit: any eta for mm release?

Please have whitelist

Edit: any eta for mm release?
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#8
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holy shit i cant hold myself

holy shit i cant hold myself
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#9
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Dreams do come true.

Dreams do come true.
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#10
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IT LIVEEEEEEEES!

IT LIVEEEEEEEES!
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#11
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http://i.imgur.com/MIj6o.gif

Great work guys.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/MIj6o.gif[/img]

Great work guys.
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#12
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You da real mvp

You da real mvp
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#13
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Alright, I'm celebrating.

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY&ab_channel=nailofgilead/] Alright, I'm celebrating. [/url]
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#14
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I'm up at 5am waiting and this is the best thing i could have been waiting for

I'm up at 5am waiting and this is the best thing i could have been waiting for
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#15
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SHOUTOUT TO THE TF2 AMBASSADORS

SHOUTOUT TO THE TF2 AMBASSADORS
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#16
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woah holy shit

woah holy shit
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#17
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Miracles do happen apparently, I KNEW IF I KEPT BELIEVING THIS WOULD HAPPEN.

Miracles do happen apparently, I KNEW IF I KEPT BELIEVING THIS WOULD HAPPEN.
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#18
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Nice

Nice
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#19
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thank you enigma, b4nny, and all the others that have made this dream come true. It's about time a matchmaking system gets added to tf2.

thank you enigma, b4nny, and all the others that have made this dream come true. It's about time a matchmaking system gets added to tf2.
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#20
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no way holy shit

we an esport now

no way holy shit

we an esport now
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#21
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WE ESPORT BOYS

WE ESPORT BOYS
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Amazing work, I honestly never believed that this would happen, this is so fricking awesome.

Amazing work, I honestly never believed that this would happen, this is so fricking awesome.
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#23
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Kreygasm

Please be 6s. Please balance weapons so we don't have to use banlists. Please don't tease me Valve.

Kreygasm

Please be 6s. Please balance weapons so we don't have to use banlists. Please don't tease me Valve.
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Took em long enough, but I'm glad it's happening at all. Good work everone!

Took em long enough, but I'm glad [url=http://i.imgur.com/JUrVW5N.gif]it's happening[/url] at all. Good work everone!
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Exciting stuff!

Exciting stuff!
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#26
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I told you it wasn't dead

I told you it wasn't dead
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#27
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IT'S HAPPENING

IT'S HAPPENING
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#28
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o:

o:
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#29
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lf matchmaking team to grind the ranks

lf matchmaking team to grind the ranks
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#30
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don't toy with my emotions, i've been hurt before

don't toy with my emotions, i've been hurt before
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