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teamfortress.tv New Map Cup sponsored by marketplace.tf announced
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Snivy
February 18, 2017

Maps are an important part of competitive TF2; they allow different types of playstyles, create strategies and mind games between teams, and they can deliver the best games for players and spectators.

Over the past year we’ve seen a surge of new maps created by the mapmaking community, with many players showing interest in said maps, and a chance to potentially see them in the map pool. To showcase these new maps and also gain feedback for the map creators, we’re excited to announce the teamfortress.tv New Map Cup sponsored by marketplace.tf!

WHAT IS THIS PICTURE MADE OF) Community created maps will be put to the test by teams from all across North America (picture by concor)

Info

The cup will take place from February 25th-26th, where teams from all across North America will compete in a selection of community created maps.

Five Invite teams will be playing in the cup, with froyotech, EVL Gaming, mario party 4, fishy fishes, and Team Skull attending the tournament.

Signups

The tournament is open to all players, with 27 team slots available. Teams can signup on Google Forms here, with signups closing on February 24th at 9 PM EST.

Servers for the cup will be provided by serveme.tf.

Format

The first phase of the cup will be the group stage, where 32 teams will be divided into four groups of eight. The teams will compete in a swiss system format, where each team will be paired with another team with the same record in each round. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. All matches are best of one's.

The second phase of the cup will be the playoffs, where the eight remaining teams will fight in a single-elimination bracket. All matches are best of three's (including the 3rd place match and the Grand Finals).

5CP maps will have a 5 round win limit and a 30 minute timelimit, along with Golden Cap for tiebreakers. Stopwatch (Payload and Attack/Defense) maps will be a best of three, and King of the Hill maps will have a 4 round win limit. Finally, the cup will use the Global Whitelist.

Map Pool

Eight community created maps have been selected for the tournament. The map pool is:

The group stage will have each team picking and banning maps in each round from a predetermined map pool, with the order of the draft being ban, ban, and then the remaining map being played. The map pools for the group stage are:

  • Round 1: cp_cardinal, koth_warmfront, pl_tfcl
  • Round 2: koth_bagel, cp_drudgery, cp_kalinka
  • Round 3: cp_daytrip, cp_logjam, pl_tfcl
  • Round 4: cp_cardinal, cp_kalinka, cp_drudgery
  • Round 5: koth_bagel, koth_warmfront, cp_daytrip

The playoffs will utilize the full map pool, with the order of the draft being ban, ban, pick, pick, ban, ban, and a randomizer deciding the final map from the remaining two maps.

Schedule

The schedule for the cup is as follows (all times are in EST):

Group Stage

Saturday, February 25th:

  • 6:30 PM | Pre-check
  • 7:00 PM | Group Stage Round 1
  • 8:00 PM | Group Stage Round 2
  • 9:00 PM | Group Stage Round 3
  • 10:00 PM | Group Stage Round 4
  • 11:00 PM | Group Stage Round 5

Playoffs

Sunday, February 26th:

  • 6:30 PM | Pre-check
  • 7:00 PM | Round of 8
  • 9:00 PM | Semi Finals
  • 11:00 PM | 3rd Place Match and Grand Finals

Prize Pool

A total of $500 is up for grabs in the New Map Cup, courtesy of marketplace.tf. The prize pool distribution is:

  • 1st: $240
  • 2nd: $120
  • 3rd: $90
  • 4th: $60

Cover image by concor

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#1
70 Frags +

FAT

https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/140479/1.0

PRIZEPOOL

FAT
[img]https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/140479/1.0[/img]
PRIZEPOOL
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#2
67 Frags +

this reminds of me the sigafoo cup but without the retarded ass 7v7 format

this reminds of me the sigafoo cup but without the retarded ass 7v7 format
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#3
21 Frags +

Can't wait to play!

Can't wait to play!
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#4
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cool,can't wait to watch

cool,can't wait to watch
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#5
23 Frags +

Raise your bagels

Raise your bagels
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#6
32 Frags +

Hey guys, super excited to be running this. One small thing is the group stage format is a little sub optimal but I had to decide between time constraints, pure fairness, and getting every map played. This was the best compromise I could come up with.

Hey guys, super excited to be running this. One small thing is the group stage format is a little sub optimal but I had to decide between time constraints, pure fairness, and getting every map played. This was the best compromise I could come up with.
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#7
7 Frags +

So glad to see pl_tfcl in this. People have been throwing the idea of 'touch to push payload' around for a while now and I've always wanted to see it in action.

So glad to see pl_tfcl in this. People have been throwing the idea of 'touch to push payload' around for a while now and I've always wanted to see it in action.
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#8
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how well will the teams know these maps before the tournament? do they have callouts yet?

how well will the teams know these maps before the tournament? do they have callouts yet?
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#9
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LOGJAM PogChamp

LOGJAM PogChamp
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#10
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glasshow well will the teams know these maps before the tournament? do they have callouts yet?

That's why there's a test cup

[quote=glass]how well will the teams know these maps before the tournament? do they have callouts yet?[/quote]

That's why there's a test cup
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#11
6 Frags +

wtf saam why do you have to be running this... that $90 prizepool looks ripe for the picking smh

wtf saam why do you have to be running this... that $90 prizepool looks ripe for the picking smh
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articlecp_rudgery

i thought it was drudgery?

[quote=article]cp_rudgery[/quote]
i thought it was drudgery?
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cp_sunshine, cp_reckoner
27 Frags +

Excited to see both Bagel and Cardinal present in this cup. Might push out beta 2 of Cardinal in time for the cup - won't have any major gameplay changes, just a lot more polish + better lighting to make it play smoother.

Really looking forward to this!

Excited to see both Bagel and Cardinal present in this cup. Might push out beta 2 of Cardinal in time for the cup - won't have any major gameplay changes, just a lot more polish + better lighting to make it play smoother.

Really looking forward to this!
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#14
cp_granary_pro
27 Frags +

awesome, i'll get another update out for warmfront before this happens

awesome, i'll get another update out for warmfront before this happens
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#15
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saamOne small thing is the group stage format is a little sub optimal but I had to decide between time constraints, pure fairness, and getting every map played. This was the best compromise I could come up with.

How will the swiss system work? Because thinking about it you'll run into an issue where you have 3 teams with the same record, I think.

R1: 8teams
R2: 4high 4high
R3: 2high 4mid 2low
R4: 1qualified 3high 3low 1eliminated

Regardless it looks like a cool tournament. Hope the map makers can get some good feedback!

[quote=saam]One small thing is the group stage format is a little sub optimal but I had to decide between time constraints, pure fairness, and getting every map played. This was the best compromise I could come up with.[/quote]

How will the swiss system work? Because thinking about it you'll run into an issue where you have 3 teams with the same record, I think.

R1: 8teams
R2: 4high 4high
R3: 2high 4mid 2low
R4: 1qualified 3high 3low 1eliminated

Regardless it looks like a cool tournament. Hope the map makers can get some good feedback!
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#16
17 Frags +

Hopefully should have Bagel RC1 out today or tomorrow and have it at its best for the cup, planned to yesterday but had no time.

Super excited to see all these maps played!

Hopefully should have Bagel RC1 out today or tomorrow and have it at its best for the cup, planned to yesterday but had no time.

Super excited to see all these maps played!
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#17
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georgebaiiLOGJAM PogChamp

LogChamp

[quote=georgebaii]LOGJAM PogChamp[/quote]
LogChamp
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#18
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Is there a place we can see the current teams that have signed up? perhaps a link to the data storage on google docs that is in a view-only format?

Is there a place we can see the current teams that have signed up? perhaps a link to the data storage on google docs that is in a view-only format?
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#19
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lft

lft
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#20
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YeeHawgeorgebaiiLOGJAM PogChampLogChamp

PogJhamp

[quote=YeeHaw][quote=georgebaii]LOGJAM PogChamp[/quote]
LogChamp[/quote]
PogJhamp
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#21
7 Frags +
wolsneIs there a place we can see the current teams that have signed up? perhaps a link to the data storage on google docs that is in a view-only format?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11V6G3GGUIS7adumNJO7j3lJOw1YcDOiIwx1p0WicX5s/edit?usp=sharing

[quote=wolsne]Is there a place we can see the current teams that have signed up? perhaps a link to the data storage on google docs that is in a view-only format?[/quote]

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11V6G3GGUIS7adumNJO7j3lJOw1YcDOiIwx1p0WicX5s/edit?usp=sharing
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#22
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some1 pick me up :DD

some1 pick me up :DD
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#23
26 Frags +

thank you for including my map I appreciate it

thank you for including my map I appreciate it
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#24
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Sounds like fun, hope my team will play

Sounds like fun, hope my team will play
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#25
10 Frags +

MARKETPLACE.TF IS THE BEST

MARKETPLACE.TF IS THE BEST
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#26
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I should have logjam_rc4 out for mapchamp and this tonight. Very excited to see this! Thanks for supporting mapmakers.

I should have logjam_rc4 out for mapchamp and this tonight. Very excited to see this! Thanks for supporting mapmakers.
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#27
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Can't wait to see the new PL map in action.

Can't wait to see the new PL map in action.
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#28
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sign me the fuck up

sign me the fuck up
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#29
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lft demo

lft demo
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#30
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lft roamer/really bad scout

lft roamer/really bad scout
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