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Rewind II viewer's guide
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February 15, 2018

After many months of anticipation, Rewind II will kick off tomorrow at Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California, featuring the highest level of competition in TF2.

Format

The tournament will begin with an open qualifier portion, in which 14 teams will compete in a Swiss group stage for the last spots in the Main Event. Shortly after, the teams in the Main Event will be drawn into two round-robin groups, in which the top two teams in each group will proceed to the upper bracket and the bottom two will be dropped to the lower bracket. The eight teams will then fight their way through the double-elimination bracket for the title of Rewind II champion.

Teams

The following teams have confirmed spots in the Main Event:

  • froyotech (invited)
  • Se7en (invited)
  • Ascent (closed qualifier)
  • SVIFT.NA (closed qualifier)

The top four teams from the open qualifier will join them.

Prize Pool

With sponsorships from marketplace.tf and Cooler Master as well as crowdfunding via Matcherino, the prize pool has risen to over $15,000, one of the biggest prize pools for an international tournament in TF2 history.

The prize pool will be split as follows:

  • 1st: 45%
  • 2nd: 25%
  • 3rd: 15%
  • 4th: 6%
  • 5th/6th: 2.5%
  • 7th/8th: 1.8%

Schedule

All times are in PST and estimations and subject to change.

Open Qualifier

Friday, February 16th

  • 9:00am: Preliminary Rounds
  • 3:00pm: Final Rounds

Main Event

Friday, February 16th

  • 5:30pm: Groups Round #1
  • 7:00pm: Groups Round #2
  • 8:30pm: Groups Round #3

Saturday, February 17th

  • 10:00am: Upper Round of 6 - Match #1
  • 12:00pm: Upper Round of 6 - Match #2
  • 2:00pm: Lower Round of 8 - Match #1
  • 3:00pm: Lower Round of 8 - Match #2
  • 5:30pm: Lower Round of 6 - Match #1
  • 7:30pm: Lower Round of 6 - Match #2

Sunday, February 18th

  • 10:00am: Upper Final
  • 12:00pm: Lower Round of 4
  • 2:30pm: Lower Final
  • 6:30pm: Grand Final

Broadcast

The following talent will be covering the event from start to finish:

  • Getawhale - Desk Host
  • eXtine - Stage Host
  • Nuze - Analyst
  • eepily - Analyst
  • Ma3la - Commentator
  • Cornpop - Commentator
  • Ombrack - Commentator
  • TurboTabs - Commentator
  • Dreamboat - Commentator
  • Smithsonian - Commentator
  • Tino - Observer
  • mathsad - Observer
  • Azazel - Observer
  • row - Observer

Most of the matches will be broadcasted live on the Esports Arena Twitch channel. The Upper Round of 6 matches, however, will be broadcast on the teamfortress.tv Twitch channel.

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#1
29 Frags +

Can't explain how happy I am that Smithboat is back <3

Can't explain how happy I am that Smithboat is back <3
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#2
23 Frags +

I know Scotland is part of Great Britian, but seeing the GB flag next to Nuze is making my brain very upset

I know Scotland is part of Great Britian, but seeing the GB flag next to Nuze is making my brain very upset
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#3
4 Frags +

yAaAaoOoOOo

yAaAaoOoOOo
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#4
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YohnI know Scotland is part of Great Britian, but seeing the GB flag next to Nuze is making my brain very upset

Agreed.

Please Give Nuze His Scottish Flag Back.

[quote=Yohn]I know Scotland is part of Great Britian, but seeing the GB flag next to Nuze is making my brain very upset[/quote]

Agreed.

Please Give Nuze His Scottish Flag Back.
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#5
36 Frags +

15k prizepool hype bois

WE ESPORT NOW

15k prizepool hype bois

[h][b][u]WE ESPORT NOW[/u][/b][/h]
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#6
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No row and ombrack combo :(

No row and ombrack combo :(
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#7
18 Frags +

Gonna miss the slin / truktruk combo but looking forward to Ma3la hype casts

Gonna miss the slin / truktruk combo but looking forward to Ma3la hype casts
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#8
16 Frags +

Anywhere I can see what teams are competing in the open qualifier?

Anywhere I can see what teams are competing in the open qualifier?
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#9
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What's the timezone?

What's the timezone?
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#10
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TimTumWhat's the timezone?

Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8:00)

[quote=TimTum]What's the timezone?[/quote]

Pacific Standard Time (UTC−8:00)
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#11
15 Frags +

I'll miss sideshow making a side show

I'll miss sideshow making a side show
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#12
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i will be working for the first 2 days. will the vods be uploaded?

i will be working for the first 2 days. will the vods be uploaded?
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#13
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So the Grand Finals are 04.30cest on a monday. Is there really no work around?

So the Grand Finals are 04.30cest on a monday. Is there really no work around?
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#14
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zxpSo the Grand Finals are 04.30cest on a monday. Is there really no work around?

u want them to play mid day or something?? good joke

[quote=zxp]So the Grand Finals are 04.30cest on a monday. Is there really no work around?[/quote]
u want them to play mid day or something?? good joke
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#15
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is any of the open tourney being casted or only invite?

is any of the open tourney being casted or only invite?
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#16
7 Frags +

a couple of times a year i clear my entire weekend and watch like 40 hours of tf2. what a life this is

a couple of times a year i clear my entire weekend and watch like 40 hours of tf2. what a life this is
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#17
6 Frags +

Would be cool to have these pics in OP! Thanks
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWGkSIvU0AAr6nn.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWHM6m7V4AATX94.jpg:large

Also I made a twitter list (yell at me if I forgot you):
https://twitter.com/twiikuu/lists/rewind-ii-tf2

Would be cool to have these pics in OP! Thanks
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWGkSIvU0AAr6nn.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWHM6m7V4AATX94.jpg:large

Also I made a twitter list (yell at me if I forgot you):
https://twitter.com/twiikuu/lists/rewind-ii-tf2
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#18
9 Frags +

Any possibilities to watch the open qualifiers or the all-stars Match (whatever that means)?

Any possibilities to watch the open qualifiers or the all-stars Match (whatever that means)?
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#19
9 Frags +

Any possibilities to watch the open qualifiers ?

Any possibilities to watch the open qualifiers ?
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#20
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damn, no way I can watch the grandfinals 3.30 at night :(

damn, no way I can watch the grandfinals 3.30 at night :(
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#21
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please update op with when you're going live

please update op with when you're going live
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#22
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albadamn, no way I can watch the grandfinals 3.30 at night :(

Just sleep during the day and get up real early alba, you really don't want to be missing this final

[quote=alba]damn, no way I can watch the grandfinals 3.30 at night :([/quote]
Just sleep during the day and get up real early alba, you really don't want to be missing this final
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#23
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i havent seen stream go live yet today? I am american central time

i havent seen stream go live yet today? I am american central time
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#24
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Made some (very simplistic and minimal) wallpapers for the Rewind 2 teams, just in case someone wants to hype up their desktop a little bit for this weekend.
https://imgur.com/a/1KPv6
HQ: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pdkagbuo4nodkpj/rewind%202%20wallpaper.zip?dl=0

Made some (very simplistic and minimal) wallpapers for the Rewind 2 teams, just in case someone wants to hype up their desktop a little bit for this weekend.
https://imgur.com/a/1KPv6
HQ: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pdkagbuo4nodkpj/rewind%202%20wallpaper.zip?dl=0
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#25
1 Frags +

Oh boy can't wait to do nothing productive all weekend

Oh boy can't wait to do nothing productive all weekend
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#26
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So is Saturday's lower round match 2 at 7:30 pst a Bo3 or what? When can I expect for the day to end on the 17th?

So is Saturday's lower round match 2 at 7:30 pst a Bo3 or what? When can I expect for the day to end on the 17th?
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#27
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does anyone know when invite group stages start?

does anyone know when invite group stages start?
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#28
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evgledoes anyone know when invite group stages start?

After the game which is live now. It was meant to be basically just now but it's a TF2 lan, so delays are pretty much normal

[quote=evgle]does anyone know when invite group stages start?[/quote]
After the game which is live now. It was meant to be basically just now but it's a TF2 lan, so delays are pretty much normal
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#29
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But will there be VODs this year? :thinking:

But will there be VODs this year? :thinking:
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#30
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ShearsBut will there be VODs this year? :thinking:

PLS HAVE VODS im gonna miss finals bc of work

[quote=Shears]But will there be VODs this year? :thinking:[/quote]

PLS HAVE VODS im gonna miss finals bc of work
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