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FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament announced
posted in News
Snivy
November 14, 2016

After months of testing, FACEIT TF2 has finally moved into open beta, and the platform is kicking things off with the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament.

FACEIT's TF2 platform is kicking off with a grand tournament (picture by [yttrium](http://www.teamfortress.tv/user/yttrium)) FACEIT's TF2 platform is kicking off with a grand tournament (picture by yttrium)

Info

Taking place from November 18th-20th, the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament will see up teams compete on FACEIT's platform.

Team are free to signup on FACEIT's website, with registration ending on Friday, November 18th at 10pm EST. Players that wish to signup but don't have a team can register as solo players and be matched by FACEIT with other solo players.

The tournament will be based in North America, but players from other regions can also join. Players will have to set their region in the FACEIT game settings to NA if they wish to signup.

The tournament is scheduled to start on Saturday, November 19th if 32 teams or less participate, but will begin Friday, November 18th with opening rounds if more teams sign up.

Additional details about the tournament such as an FAQ are available. Players that wish to contact the admins can do so via the FACEIT support system or the FACEIT TF2 Discord.

Format

The format will utilize a single-elimination bracket, with a best-of-three series being played for every match except for the best-of-five grand finals. Seeding for the bracket will be determined by the admins based on player experience in other leagues.

The rules for the maps will be based off of the European ruleset. Standard control point maps will have a 30-minute time limit and a mercy rule if a team gets a five-round difference, with an overtime round if the score is tied at the end of regulation. The tournament will also use the global whitelist.

The map list will be using a slightly modified version of the ESEA map list:

  • cp_badlands
  • cp_granary_pro_rc4
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_process_final
  • cp_metalworks
  • cp_sunshine

Prizes

A total of $2,500 and 19,200 FACEIT points is up for grabs. The prize pool distribution is as follows:

  • 1st: $700 + 2400 FACEIT points
  • 2nd: $660 + 2000 FACEIT points
  • 3rd-4th: $570 + 2000 FACEIT points
  • 5th-8th: 1500 FACEIT points
  • 9th-16th: 600 FACEIT points

Coverage

In partnership with FACEIT, we'll be bringing you all the action of the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament! We'll have live broadcasts over the weekend as our casters and cameramen will cover the tournament from the first mid fight to the final frag. Our crew will be:

  • Marxist - caster
  • MR_SLIN - caster
  • truktruk - caster
  • cornpop16 - caster
  • sigafoo - caster
  • Tino_ - cameraman & producer

Coverage will be shown on both our main stream and alternate stream on Saturday and Sunday.

Conclusion

Lock and load mercenaries! This weekend will be filled with rockets, gold, and glory! A special thanks to FACEIT for their support.

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#1
108 Frags +

I'm honestly quite shocked and very happy about how much effort faceit is putting into TF2.

I'm honestly quite shocked and very happy about how much effort faceit is putting into TF2.
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#2
64 Frags +

Sigafoo caster, 7v7 confirmed

Sigafoo caster, 7v7 confirmed
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#3
9 Frags +

After 9 years in development, it was worth the wait for this post.
Side-note, it's nice that tf2 is getting support from faceit.

After 9 years in development, it was worth the wait for this post.
Side-note, it's nice that tf2 is getting support from faceit.
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#4
66 Frags +
FFyg7v7 confirmed

http://saucedinnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/coste-psicologico-nunca-decir-no.jpg

[quote=FFyg]7v7 confirmed[/quote]
[img]http://saucedinnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/coste-psicologico-nunca-decir-no.jpg[/img]
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#5
33 Frags +

sigafoo casting 6s NotLikeThis

sigafoo casting 6s NotLikeThis
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#6
-111 Frags +

Marxist as caster? Lol seriously

Marxist as caster? Lol seriously
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#7
cp_granary_pro
111 Frags +
leontanxrMarxist as caster? Lol seriously

is this a joke? marxist is one of the best caster we have atm. sorry if i got baited.

[quote=leontanxr]Marxist as caster? Lol seriously[/quote]
is this a joke? marxist is one of the best caster we have atm. sorry if i got baited.
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#8
14 Frags +

big props to faceit though insane amount of dedication and potential i'm seeing from this

big props to faceit though insane amount of dedication and potential i'm seeing from this
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#9
57 Frags +

Marxist is one of the few casters that didnt bolt for overwatch, he's a legend

Marxist is one of the few casters that didnt bolt for overwatch, he's a legend
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#10
22 Frags +

marxist is the GOAT
also faceit lan when

marxist is the GOAT
also faceit lan when
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#11
17 Frags +

Its great that the top 16 teams get some sort of prize. That alone will tempt more teams to sign up than if the top 4 teams were to get prizes. Props to FACEIT for bringing that to the table.

Its great that the top 16 teams get some sort of prize. That alone will tempt more teams to sign up than if the top 4 teams were to get prizes. Props to FACEIT for bringing that to the table.
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#12
9 Frags +
pendamarxist is the GOAT
also faceit lan when

sry but djc is the goat

[quote=penda]marxist is the GOAT
also faceit lan when[/quote]

sry but djc is the goat
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#13
4 Frags +

lft lets do dis mon

lft lets do dis mon
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#14
7 Frags +

Marxist cast hype

Marxist cast hype
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#15
4 Frags +

I'm so glad this is becoming a thing. Also I fucking love Marxist and he has an incredible voice imo.

I'm so glad this is becoming a thing. Also I fucking love Marxist and he has an incredible voice imo.
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#16
0 Frags +

hi lft

hi lft
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#17
30 Frags +

confused as to why sigafoo is casting this when there are plenty of available casters who have a ton of experience. I'm fine with more people getting into casting but for a tournament like this it seems a bit strange.

Otherwise super excited!

confused as to why sigafoo is casting this when there are plenty of available casters who have a ton of experience. I'm fine with more people getting into casting but for a tournament like this it seems a bit strange.

Otherwise super excited!
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#18
3 Frags +

casting is casting homie, i'm sure he'll be great

casting is casting homie, i'm sure he'll be great
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#19
23 Frags +

inb4 sigafoo starts creaming himself when someone switches to engie on last defence

inb4 sigafoo starts creaming himself when someone switches to engie on last defence
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#20
1 Frags +
MR_SLINcasting is casting homie, i'm sure he'll be great

i mean, i'm all for getting new casters in. I love watching new casters and helping them out when they ask for advice. I just don't know if this is the best environment to be testing out new casters? Idk if you see it this way but i do think this is a pretty big deal as far as tf2 goes, and I think we should really be promoting it with the best we have. Not saying sigafoo is a bad caster, I have no idea how he'll cast 6es and honestly he could be amazing, I just disagree with this being the time to test the waters.

wasn't aware of him casting for evl whoops

[quote=MR_SLIN]casting is casting homie, i'm sure he'll be great[/quote]

[s]i mean, i'm all for getting new casters in. I love watching new casters and helping them out when they ask for advice. I just don't know if this is the best environment to be testing out new casters? Idk if you see it this way but i do think this is a pretty big deal as far as tf2 goes, and I think we should really be promoting it with the best we have. Not saying sigafoo is a bad caster, I have no idea how he'll cast 6es and honestly he could be amazing, I just disagree with this being the time to test the waters. [/s]

wasn't aware of him casting for evl whoops
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#21
16 Frags +

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/365/644/20f.jpg

[img]http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/365/644/20f.jpg[/img]
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#22
-6 Frags +

im sure sigafoo is a good pick to cast a 6s tournament guys :^)

im sure sigafoo is a good pick to cast a 6s tournament guys :^)
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#23
37 Frags +

Sigafoo has played some IM matches so he's technically a higher level 6s player than dudes like cornpop or getawhale

Sigafoo has played some IM matches so he's technically a higher level 6s player than dudes like cornpop or getawhale
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#24
18 Frags +

and he's been casting TF2 for years. come on guys let's keep it chill.

and he's been casting TF2 for years. come on guys let's keep it chill.
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#25
4 Frags +
MR_SLINand he's been casting TF2 for years. come on guys let's keep it chill.

wasn't trying to be, uh, unchill(?), was just voicing my thoughts. Also I genuinely wasn't aware of his casting experience with both highlander and 6es so that's my bad there.

Still v excited about the tournament, will be hype

[quote=MR_SLIN]and he's been casting TF2 for years. come on guys let's keep it chill.[/quote]

wasn't trying to be, uh, unchill(?), was just voicing my thoughts. Also I genuinely wasn't aware of his casting experience with both highlander and 6es so that's my bad there.

Still v excited about the tournament, will be hype
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#26
17 Frags +

Sigafoo is almost the only person capable of casting the clusterfuck that is highlander, he's a very talented caster. He'll be great!

Sigafoo is almost the only person capable of casting the clusterfuck that is highlander, he's a very talented caster. He'll be great!
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#27
8 Frags +
leontanxrMarxist as caster? Lol seriously

He's class.

[quote=leontanxr]Marxist as caster? Lol seriously[/quote]
He's class.
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#28
25 Frags +

God bless faceit

God bless faceit
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#29
8 Frags +

shdwpuppet \ :D /

shdwpuppet \ :D /
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#30
14 Frags +

shadow puppet doesn't seem to be getting enough credit as both a producer and a TO on Saturday. Props fam

shadow puppet doesn't seem to be getting enough credit as both a producer and a TO on Saturday. Props fam
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