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Rewind II details revealed
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tsc
January 3, 2018

After teasing the event many months ago, Esports Arena has finally announced the details for its next TF2 event, appropriately named Rewind II.

Rewind II banner

General Info

Building off the popularity of last year, Rewind II will be a three-day event taking place February 16th - 18th at the Esports Arena venue in Santa Ana, California with TF2 as the feature game once again.

The action will center around a tournament featuring some of the top teams in the world. On Friday, the event will begin with an open qualifier, where 14 open teams will compete against each other to advance to the main event alongside the 4 to-be-announced invited teams. Once the qualified teams are determined, the 8 teams will be split into 2 groups which will compete in a 2-game round-robin group stage to determine seeding for the playoffs.

On Saturday, the double-elimination playoffs will begin, with the 2 top teams from each group starting off with best-of-three opening matches in the upper bracket and the 2 bottom teams in each group facing do-or-die best-of-one elimination matches in the lower bracket. Two more best-of-three lower bracket elimination matches will leave only 4 teams standing as the day concludes.

Sunday will feature the conclusion of the bracket action, with best-of-three matches up until the best-of-five grand final, in which the new champions of Rewind will be crowned.

Details

Rewind II will feature the same hybrid game ruleset as last year, with control point maps concluding as soon as one team wins five rounds or the 30-minute time limit has elapsed and king of the hill maps concluding when a team has won four rounds.

The teams will be competing for their share of the prize pool, with $5,000 to start and additional money coming from the community via crowdfunding.

The entry fee for open competitors will be $90 per team, which includes usage of PCs provided at the venue during the open qualifier. After the open qualifier concludes, PCs will be available for anyone to use with purchase of a day or weekend LAN pass. Both tournament passes and LAN passes are available for purchase now at the Esports Arena store.

Spectating the event, like last year, will be completely free. Concessions, including a full-service bar, will also be available for purchase at the event.

In addition to the tournament, there will be side events occurring during the breaks in action. While most are still unknown, one in particular has been confirmed: the worldwide premiere of the long-awaited Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 documentary will be streamed on Sunday evening prior to the grand final.

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nice

nice
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sick

sick
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A sick lan and ready up documentary debut? Hype.

A sick lan and ready up documentary debut? Hype.
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the worldwide premiere of the long-awaited Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 documentary will be streamed on Sunday evening prior to the grand final.

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/761336878855487488/C6xQ616g.jpg

[quote]the worldwide premiere of the long-awaited Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 documentary will be streamed on Sunday evening prior to the grand final.[/quote]

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/761336878855487488/C6xQ616g.jpg
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Esports Arena
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C U @

Finally glad to get some of the details out. Huge shoutout to TSC, Dashner, Uberchain, Kenneth, Obla, Jasbutts and everyone else who is helping coordinate. Expect a steady stream of information over the next 6 weeks!

C U @

Finally glad to get some of the details out. Huge shoutout to TSC, Dashner, Uberchain, Kenneth, Obla, Jasbutts and everyone else who is helping coordinate. Expect a steady stream of information over the next 6 weeks!
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ily wade
ily esa
ily everyone

ily wade
ily esa
ily everyone
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Been reviewing footage for Ready Up these past few days, there's a lot of really cool stuff.

C U @!

Been reviewing footage for Ready Up these past few days, there's a lot of really cool stuff.

C U @!
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open qualifier in a tf2 tournament pog

open qualifier in a tf2 tournament pog
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CU@

CU@
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Aw, are there no other games like there was last year? (halo 1 and shadowrun)

I was kinda looking forward to see if there was anything like that this year.

Aw, are there no other games like there was last year? (halo 1 and shadowrun)

I was kinda looking forward to see if there was anything like that this year.
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Does the bar have hard liquor now? Or just wine/beer

Does the bar have hard liquor now? Or just wine/beer
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cu@

cu@
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Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,

Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,
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artacuno53Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,

https://twitter.com/EsportsArena/status/948706583176884224

Street fighter IV and Super Smash 64 will be in attendance.

[quote=artacuno53]Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,[/quote]

https://twitter.com/EsportsArena/status/948706583176884224

Street fighter IV and Super Smash 64 will be in attendance.
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C U @

C U @
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WadeESAartacuno53Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,
https://twitter.com/EsportsArena/status/948706583176884224

Street fighter IV and Super Smash 64 will be in attendance.

Sweeeeeet

[quote=WadeESA][quote=artacuno53]Well, actually I suppose if there are other games that could just be in the details yet to come. Heres hoping, and im sure im not alone in that.,[/quote]

https://twitter.com/EsportsArena/status/948706583176884224

Street fighter IV and Super Smash 64 will be in attendance.[/quote]

Sweeeeeet
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Can't wait for TSC to finally not dodge lan.

Can't wait for TSC to finally not dodge lan.
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cu@

cu@
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nice retrowave banner

nice retrowave banner
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Yes but is it sponsored by Weedmaps

Yes but is it sponsored by Weedmaps
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Here's an invite to the Rewind 2 Discord. If you're planning on attending, be sure to hop in:

https://discord.gg/sEQGRHc

Here's an invite to the Rewind 2 Discord. If you're planning on attending, be sure to hop in:

https://discord.gg/sEQGRHc
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that picture looks aethistic

that picture looks aethistic
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CU@

any other euros going? hmu and we'll make a EU open team

Will probably come out for a week though so I can actually see some of LA rather than flying straight home;

https://i.imgur.com/JqpHfmy.jpg

CU@

any other euros going? hmu and we'll make a EU open team

Will probably come out for a week though so I can actually see some of LA rather than flying straight home;

[img]https://i.imgur.com/JqpHfmy.jpg[/img]
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Damn this event will be so good.

nutshinythat picture looks aethistic

Needs "Electric Boogaloo" subtext to be genuine tbh

Damn this event will be so good.

[quote=nutshiny]that picture looks aethistic[/quote]

Needs "Electric Boogaloo" subtext to be genuine tbh
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Patch Notes
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Maxi-CU@

any other euros going? hmu and we'll make a EU open team

Will probably come out for a week though so I can actually see some of LA rather than flying straight home;

https://i.imgur.com/JqpHfmy.jpg

305 quid to go across the pond, and then some, and back? I'm jealous. To do the same from Winnipeg would be at least $650.

[quote=Maxi-]CU@

any other euros going? hmu and we'll make a EU open team

Will probably come out for a week though so I can actually see some of LA rather than flying straight home;

[img]https://i.imgur.com/JqpHfmy.jpg[/img][/quote]
305 quid to go across the pond, and then some, and back? I'm jealous. To do the same from Winnipeg would be at least $650.
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This looks awesome :D
(Also is it me or is rewind 2 kind of a weird name? I thought it was just going to be called Rewind 2018 similiar to quakecon but honestly who cares lol)

This looks awesome :D
(Also is it me or is rewind 2 kind of a weird name? I thought it was just going to be called Rewind 2018 similiar to quakecon but honestly who cares lol)
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So Excited :)

So Excited :)
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So does anyone know if there will be an official hotel situation? If not that's fine but a lot of people would like to know where to book/if they should hold off on booking a room for now.

So does anyone know if there will be an official hotel situation? If not that's fine but a lot of people would like to know where to book/if they should hold off on booking a room for now.
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Looks like a blast!

Looks like a blast!
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Damn

Damn
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