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DreamHack Summer TF2 Online Qualifiers by TFCups and Razer
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April 6, 2016

TF2 will once again feature in the exhibition area of DreamHack in Sweden, this time at DreamHack Summer in June 2016. The LAN tournament will feature four teams, and you have a chance to earn one of those invites, along with €1000 from TFCups and Razer, in our qualifier cup series.

Last year at DreamHack Winter, nerdRage, swedeRage, Publiclir.se, and LEGO fought it out for their share of the $4000 prizepool. Esport United will be hosting us again after a successful tournament at DHW 2015; although the details of the tournament this summer are still being finalised, the booth is going to be larger with a better area for both the stream and tournament, and the overall experience at the world’s largest LAN is fantastic. The key difference, however, is how the teams qualify for a place at this tournament.

Qualifiers

Four online qualifier cups will be held, starting on Saturday and Sunday, 9th & 10th of April and running every other week from then on (23rd & 24th April, 7th & 8th May, 21st & 22nd May). The winner of each Sunday tournament will receive €1000 and an invitation to the TF2 tournament at DreamHack Summer 2016. Winners from previous cups cannot enter future qualifiers, ensuring a different winner each time and new competition each weekend. These games will be held on the Razer Arena system and the prizepool, a cool €4000 just for the qualifiers, is sponsored by TFCups and Razer. A link to sign up to the first of these tournaments is provided below - you must have a team on Razer Arena and list your roster before the tournament begins!

Format

Saturday features an open single elimination tournament for any team to enter. The teams will be seeded randomly and play BO3 matches until four teams remain. These teams, having secured their spots as the 5th to 8th best teams in Europe for this cup, move on to fight on Sunday.

The four teams who make it out of the open tournament on Saturday will join four invited teams on Sunday in the closed tournament. The winner of the Sunday single elimination tournament receives an invite to DreamHack Summer along with €1000. The four invited teams to the first cup on Sunday, 10th April are Perilous Gaming, Publiclir.se, dd+5abs, and LEGO.

The winning team will not be able to enter following qualifiers for DreamHack Summer, and the teams who place 2nd-4th will receive invitations to the next closed qualifier, along with one final team based on ETF2L seeding. At the end of the cup series, the best four teams will each have €1000 and an invitation to the tournament at DreamHack Summer this June in Sweden.

Schedule

Saturday 9th April:

17:15 CEST - Ro32 - Gullywash Granary Process
19:30 CEST - Ro16 - Process Snakewater Badlands
21:45 CEST - Ro8 - Badlands Granary Product

Sunday 10th April:

17:15 CEST - Quarter Finals - Gullywash Granary Process
19:30 CEST - Semi Finals - Process Snakewater Badlands
21:45 CEST - Final - Badlands Granary Product

Rules

Rules mirror the ETF2L Season 23 ruleset and whitelist unless specified on the Razer Arena rule page. Maps are fixed for each fixture, but later cups may feature a map veto system if implemented in time. For the invitation to DreamHack Summer to be valid, your LAN roster must contain at least 3 of the players you used to qualify.

Sign Up!

Sign up for the open tournament on Saturday, 9th April on Razer Arena here.

Bear in mind that results from this cup would also be useful to prove your tier or to apply for Premiership in ETF2L, as well as providing official practice in the off-season. Future planned weekly cups will also use seedings from these qualifiers to determine allocation of points. I hope we see a lot of you in there! Good luck, have fun.

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POG FUCKIN CHAMP

POG FUCKIN CHAMP
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GIVE ME A TEAM

GIVE ME A TEAM
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c u @

c u @
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DavidTheWinc u @
[quote=DavidTheWin]c u @[/quote]
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#5
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can i make a living out of videogames yet boysssssss?

can i make a living out of videogames yet boysssssss?
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is there a stage this time?

is there a stage this time?
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#7
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Pendais there a stage this time?

Not a large stage, definitely not. But possibly a large booth within the exhibition area with the teams raised up, I'm not sure. Details like these still remain to be hashed out.

[quote=Penda]is there a stage this time?[/quote]

Not a large stage, definitely not. But possibly a large booth within the exhibition area with the teams raised up, I'm not sure. Details like these still remain to be hashed out.
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#8
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4000€ for qualifiers alone? Wondering what the tournament prize pool will be then

4000€ for qualifiers alone? Wondering what the tournament prize pool will be then
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sick

sick
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Cryma4000€ for qualifiers alone? Wondering what the tournament prize pool will be then

http://puu.sh/o8DHo/81be64b8e0.jpg

[quote=Cryma]4000€ for qualifiers alone? Wondering what the tournament prize pool will be then[/quote]

[img]http://puu.sh/o8DHo/81be64b8e0.jpg[/img]
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thanks sideshow

thanks sideshow
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYr7IhlWsAErChN.jpg

[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYr7IhlWsAErChN.jpg[/img]
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#13
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Saving the game and me from boredom in the offseason :O

Saving the game and me from boredom in the offseason :O
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#14
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sideshow the savior, back at it again
hype

sideshow the savior, back at it again
hype
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDk8SVafmk

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDk8SVafmk[/youtube]
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will attend the lan just to spec but its going to be fucking amazing (alot of alcohol) :D Nice to see that the prizes are getting a bit higher and motivating people to attend more lans. = TF2 alive!

will attend the lan just to spec but its going to be fucking amazing (alot of alcohol) :D Nice to see that the prizes are getting a bit higher and motivating people to attend more lans. = TF2 alive!
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Damn Sideshow, back at it with the big LANs!

Damn Sideshow, back at it with the big LANs!
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Im looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw

Im looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw
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YESSSSSSSSSSSS

YESSSSSSSSSSSS
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#20
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I'd like to give a huge shoutout to the guy behind TFCups who actually approached me with the offer of sponsorship, much love. And Razer for continuing to help us despite some shaky beginnings with Razer Arena.

I'd like to give a huge shoutout to the guy behind TFCups who actually approached me with the offer of sponsorship, much love. And Razer for continuing to help us despite some shaky beginnings with Razer Arena.
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i think this coming dreamhack is happening in canada maybe if its close by me like toronto areea i can go :0

i think this coming dreamhack is happening in canada maybe if its close by me like toronto areea i can go :0
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uberchainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDk8SVafmk

http://i.imgur.com/bUNXwFD.jpg

[quote=uberchain][youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDk8SVafmk[/youtube][/quote]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/bUNXwFD.jpg[/img]
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DuMmTmIm looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw

yes.

[quote=DuMmTm]Im looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw[/quote]

yes.
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#24
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The savior of TF2 everyone
https://gyazo.com/425af72133c915819cf00d43a02531a2

The savior of TF2 everyone
https://gyazo.com/425af72133c915819cf00d43a02531a2
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#25
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DuMmTmIm looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw

Please no, I received enough heartbreak when I received this email from Valve:

http://i.imgur.com/ER1KQVC.png

[quote=DuMmTm]Im looking forward to koth_sideshow_v2 with even more spire and deathtraps btw[/quote]

Please no, I received enough heartbreak when I received this email from Valve:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/ER1KQVC.png[/img]
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#26
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Excellent news! But a bit apprehensive about the sponsor, no link in the article, the site is a single placeholder image, no info anywhere, don't know who's involved... If you're going in with a 4k € sponsorship (which is bigger than all the previous etf2l seasons for example) I would expect something more to show, even if it was to know the organization itself.

Excellent news! But a bit apprehensive about the sponsor, no link in the article, the site is a single placeholder image, no info anywhere, don't know who's involved... If you're going in with a 4k € sponsorship (which is bigger than all the previous etf2l seasons for example) I would expect something more to show, even if it was to know the organization itself.
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would have been nice if you announced this a little earlier but other than that, cool stuff!

would have been nice if you announced this a little earlier but other than that, cool stuff!
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This is such great news goddamn

This is such great news goddamn
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moursifanshawewould have been nice if you announced this a little earlier but other than that, cool stuff!

Yeah I agree the timing is a little tight. However there are 4 cups, so even if you can't attend the first then there are more, and we have to finish a month before DHS so that teams can organise their travel/accommodation. I only just finished finalising everything after 2 months or so of liaising with orgs etc, it's tight.

KanecoExcellent news! But a bit apprehensive about the sponsor, no link in the article, the site is a single placeholder image, no info anywhere, don't know who's involved... If you're going in with a 4k € sponsorship (which is bigger than all the previous etf2l seasons for example) I would expect something more to show, even if it was to know the organization itself.

TFCups have already given me the money for their half of the sponsorship, the guy behind it wanted to donate anonymously. No issues at all with legitimacy, don't worry.

[quote=moursifanshawe]would have been nice if you announced this a little earlier but other than that, cool stuff![/quote]

Yeah I agree the timing is a little tight. However there are 4 cups, so even if you can't attend the first then there are more, and we have to finish a month before DHS so that teams can organise their travel/accommodation. I only just finished finalising everything after 2 months or so of liaising with orgs etc, it's tight.

[quote=Kaneco]Excellent news! But a bit apprehensive about the sponsor, no link in the article, the site is a single placeholder image, no info anywhere, don't know who's involved... If you're going in with a 4k € sponsorship (which is bigger than all the previous etf2l seasons for example) I would expect something more to show, even if it was to know the organization itself.[/quote]

TFCups have already given me the money for their half of the sponsorship, the guy behind it wanted to donate anonymously. No issues at all with legitimacy, don't worry.
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Can we play?

Can we play?
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