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EssentialsTF July NA Monthly Announcement
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The NA monthly is back and it's better than ever thanks to Marketplace.TF and just like our EU Monthly announcement last week we've got lots of changes to our format including invite and open brackets, a new map-pool and the global whitelist!

We are also introducing a giveaway of $120 of Marketplace.tf credit to one lucky team from either the EU or NA monthly. All you have to do to enter is play either the NA or EU monthly and play all of your matches in full to stand a chance to win. The winners will be announced during the talk show on 22nd July.

NA Monthly sponsored by Marketplace.tf:
Play dates: 14th-15th July
Prizepool: $750 and $80 of Marketplace.tf credit
1st Place: $450
2nd Place: $225
3rd/4th Place: $37.50
5th-8th Place: $20 of Marketplace credit

Changes from last month:

  • Whitelist changed to global
  • Cardinal removed from map pool
  • Product and Sunshine added to map pool
  • 8 team playoffs, all matches Bo3
  • Invite bracket introduced, 4 teams invited, 4 qualify from swiss
  • Invited teams will play round robin on saturday from the start of round 3 to determine bracket placing for day 2
  • Class limits: 2 for each of scout and soldier; 1 for all other classes
  • 5CP win limit 5 with a 30min timer
  • KOTH win limit 3
  • Global Whitelist
  • Server Config

More info on our news article here.

We are still planning to run test matches with top level player mixes to try out potential new weapons for the whitelist. If you are a high-level player wanting to play in these please get in contact with us via Discord.

SIGNUP HERE

The NA monthly is back and it's better than ever thanks to Marketplace.TF and just like our EU Monthly announcement last week we've got lots of changes to our format including invite and open brackets, a new map-pool and the global whitelist!

We are also introducing a giveaway of $120 of Marketplace.tf credit to one lucky team from either the EU or NA monthly. All you have to do to enter is play either the NA or EU monthly and play all of your matches in full to stand a chance to win. The winners will be announced during the talk show on 22nd July.


NA Monthly sponsored by Marketplace.tf:
Play dates: 14th-15th July
Prizepool: $750 and $80 of Marketplace.tf credit
1st Place: $450
2nd Place: $225
3rd/4th Place: $37.50
5th-8th Place: $20 of Marketplace credit

Changes from last month:
[list]
[*] Whitelist changed to global
[*] Cardinal removed from map pool
[*] Product and Sunshine added to map pool
[*] 8 team playoffs, all matches Bo3
[*] Invite bracket introduced, 4 teams invited, 4 qualify from swiss
[*] Invited teams will play round robin on saturday from the start of round 3 to determine bracket placing for day 2
[*] Class limits: 2 for each of scout and soldier; 1 for all other classes
[*] 5CP win limit 5 with a 30min timer
[*] KOTH win limit 3
[*] [url=http://tf2.gg/whitelist]Global Whitelist[/url]
[*] [url=http://tf2.gg/config]Server Config[/url]
[/list]

More info on our news article [url=https://essentials.tf/news/16]here.[/url]

We are still planning to run test matches with top level player mixes to try out potential new weapons for the whitelist. If you are a high-level player wanting to play in these please get in contact with us via [url=http://tf2.gg/Discord]Discord[/url].

[url=https://essentials.tf/tournaments/view/9]SIGNUP HERE[/url]
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sounds great! lft

sounds great! lft
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merch store PogChamp
https://essentials.tf/product/5

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/43/76/fa43760586931218fbb0f0f08829260f.jpg

merch store PogChamp
https://essentials.tf/product/5
[img]https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/43/76/fa43760586931218fbb0f0f08829260f.jpg[/img]
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#4
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this dead game shirt cannot be real...

this dead game shirt cannot be real...
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#5
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Menachemthis dead game shirt cannot be real...

Still better than the Overwatch one.

[quote=Menachem]this dead game shirt cannot be real...[/quote]
Still better than the Overwatch one.
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#6
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BUMP

cup’s this weekend

BUMP

cup’s this weekend
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#7
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Only 4 teams registered

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/masonry/001/341/949/354

Only 4 teams registered
[img]https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/masonry/001/341/949/354[/img]
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Menachemactually ridiculous to not sign up for this now. theres a prize pool, the top teams have their own bracket, and the time commitment is far less intense than before. get ur dang teams in and pester ur buds to do the same, this is a Big Deal!
[quote=Menachem]actually ridiculous to not sign up for this now. theres a prize pool, the top teams have their own bracket, and the time commitment is far less intense than before. get ur dang teams in and pester ur buds to do the same, this is a Big Deal![/quote]
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catman1900Only 2 teams registered

4 teams now.

[quote=catman1900]Only 2 teams registered
[/quote]
4 teams now.
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#10
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all i want for christmas is for this cup to happen

all i want for christmas is for this cup to happen
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#11
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where the fuck is my money

where the fuck is my money
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#12
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Have the January winners got their money? I placed in April and have nothing still.

Have the January winners got their money? I placed in April and have nothing still.
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Honestly if anyone was actually PAID for placing in any of the last tournaments, they would be willing to play. Right now these tournaments just seem like a waste of time to most people because of the fact that nobody has been paid for their placements (at least in NA I don't know about Europe, but they seem to be running fine).

I know that I personally don't want to play because of the fact that these tournaments just seem shady and unreliable since I haven't been paid for placing in April (THREE MONTHS AGO!).

I don't want to come off as rude, selfish, greedy, etc. in this case, but literally the lack of payout is the definitive reason why this cup didn't happen in NA last month. It's absolutely ridiculous that most people would even give away some of their weekend time playing these tournaments for literally no benefit/personal gain (because most people don't play this game on Saturdays, unless its PUGs).

Signups end in about 40 minutes from the time of this post and there are currently what seems to be 10 teams and froyotech signed up (barely enough for the Open division and not enough for the Invite division to actually have a running tournament by the minimum amount of teams needed for said tournament [from the discord it seems to be 10 open teams needed with 4 invite teams]). I would be amazed if there are enough teams for both divisions to actually have a functioning tournament (right now only Open has the ability to run).

(SIDENOTE: The Invite division also has the issue of there just being froyotech's existance, and a lot of the time it seems like people don't want to play because you know froyotech always wins [and this prizepool appears to be a little bit top heavy, and also small]).

I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.

Oh also I have a question: If the Invite quota is not met, does froyotech get put into the Open division, or do they just get the entire Invite prize pool? Either way, there is a huge issue here.

Honestly if anyone was actually PAID for placing in any of the last tournaments, they would be willing to play. Right now these tournaments just seem like a waste of time to most people because of the fact that nobody has been paid for their placements (at least in NA I don't know about Europe, but they seem to be running fine).

I know that I personally don't want to play because of the fact that these tournaments just seem shady and unreliable since I haven't been paid for placing in April (THREE MONTHS AGO!).

I don't want to come off as rude, selfish, greedy, etc. in this case, but literally the lack of payout is the definitive reason why this cup didn't happen in NA last month. It's absolutely ridiculous that most people would even give away some of their weekend time playing these tournaments for literally no benefit/personal gain (because most people don't play this game on Saturdays, unless its PUGs).

Signups end in about 40 minutes from the time of this post and there are currently what seems to be 10 teams and froyotech signed up (barely enough for the Open division and not enough for the Invite division to actually have a running tournament by the minimum amount of teams needed for said tournament [from the discord it seems to be 10 open teams needed with 4 invite teams]). I would be amazed if there are enough teams for both divisions to actually have a functioning tournament (right now only Open has the ability to run).

(SIDENOTE: The Invite division also has the issue of there just being froyotech's existance, and a lot of the time it seems like people don't want to play because you know froyotech always wins [and this prizepool appears to be a little bit top heavy, and also small]).

I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.

Oh also I have a question: If the Invite quota is not met, does froyotech get put into the Open division, or do they just get the entire Invite prize pool? Either way, there is a huge issue here.
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yightwhere the fuck is my money

this, still haven't been paid from placing 3rd back in february. i had kinda given up on seeing any money from this but like dishsoap said, i probably would've played in more of these had my team ever gotten paid. it's sad to see something that could've been really good for na tf2 suffer because the people running it don't know what they're doing.

[quote=yight]where the fuck is my money[/quote]
this, still haven't been paid from placing 3rd back in february. i had kinda given up on seeing any money from this but like dishsoap said, i probably would've played in more of these had my team ever gotten paid. it's sad to see something that could've been really good for na tf2 suffer because the people running it don't know what they're doing.
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dishsoapI do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.

ah yes, my favorite invite level competitive team Pottis Defense Force

[quote=dishsoap]I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.[/quote]
ah yes, my favorite invite level competitive team [url=https://essentials.tf/tournaments/teams/11]Pottis Defense Force[/url]
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dishsoapI do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.

ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team ""Hidden clout village""

[quote=dishsoap]
I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.[/quote]
ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team [url=https://essentials.tf/tournaments/teams/96]""Hidden clout village""[/url]
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ScratchhdishsoapI do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team ""Hidden clout village""

Scratchh : is invite a joke now or something
Scratchh : u guys actaully blow
Scratchh : idk who let u in invite

[quote=Scratchh][quote=dishsoap]
I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.[/quote]
ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team [url=https://essentials.tf/tournaments/teams/96]""Hidden clout village""[/url][/quote]
Scratchh : is invite a joke now or something
Scratchh : u guys actaully blow
Scratchh : idk who let u in invite
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rowpiecesScratchhdishsoapI do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team ""Hidden clout village""Scratchh : is invite a joke now or something
Scratchh : u guys actaully blow
Scratchh : idk who let u in invite

who cares what i said my point still stands you have 4-5 rostered invite players and are playing in the open division.

[quote=rowpieces][quote=Scratchh][quote=dishsoap]
I do like the fact that they separated the invite teams from the lower level ones to stop the amount of rolls you just see in this tournament. Good move there.[/quote]
ah yes, my favorite open level competitive team [url=https://essentials.tf/tournaments/teams/96]""Hidden clout village""[/url][/quote]
Scratchh : is invite a joke now or something
Scratchh : u guys actaully blow
Scratchh : idk who let u in invite[/quote]
who cares what i said my point still stands you have 4-5 rostered invite players and are playing in the open division.
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#19
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ur point never stands scratch ur nothing but a joke honestly.

didnt u say u were going to stop this kind of behavior too in the open thread? just saying u look mad stupid right now.

ur point never stands scratch ur nothing but a joke honestly.

didnt u say u were going to stop this kind of behavior too in the open thread? just saying u look mad stupid right now.
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#20
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dishsoapur point never stands scratch ur nothing but a joke honestly.

didnt u say u were going to stop this kind of behavior too in the open thread? just saying u look mad stupid right now.

context is a helpful thing but thanks my point still stands. You can hate me all you want but if you disagree with what im saying I really don't know what to tell you

[quote=dishsoap]ur point never stands scratch ur nothing but a joke honestly.

didnt u say u were going to stop this kind of behavior too in the open thread? just saying u look mad stupid right now.[/quote]
context is a helpful thing but thanks my point still stands. You can hate me all you want but if you disagree with what im saying I really don't know what to tell you
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https://discordapp.com/assets/7d8e9e2805bdb7b32248f72fc9c94080.svg

[img]https://discordapp.com/assets/7d8e9e2805bdb7b32248f72fc9c94080.svg[/img]
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It says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?

It says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?
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#23
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WackyfireballIt says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?

5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.

[quote=Wackyfireball]It says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?[/quote]
5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.
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#24
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Scratchh maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's..

Oh I wouldn't say ALL of them...
https://imgur.com/a/1Zz9GqZ

[quote=Scratchh] maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's..[/quote]

Oh I wouldn't say ALL of them...
https://imgur.com/a/1Zz9GqZ
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#25
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ScratchhWackyfireballIt says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.

stop making this thread about u u cringe open player

[quote=Scratchh][quote=Wackyfireball]It says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?[/quote]
5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.[/quote]
stop making this thread about u u cringe open player
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#26
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dishsoapScratchhWackyfireballIt says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.stop making this thread about u u cringe open player

???

[quote=dishsoap][quote=Scratchh][quote=Wackyfireball]It says they invited 4 teams and the top four from open will all play in playoffs. So what are you complaining about?[/quote]
5 invite players playing in the open division, They invited 4 teams, but just like console said before, is "Pootis Defense Force" ready to be in that division at all? maybe im wrong but ive never heard of a single one and all of their matches have been 5-0's. Could've easily had them moved up instead but chose not too im assuming, same thing happened to popo when trying to sandbag and they ended up just not playing.[/quote]
stop making this thread about u u cringe open player[/quote]
???
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#27
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so there's nobody who got their money yeah? the event is great though...

so there's nobody who got their money yeah? the event is great though...
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