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ESEA introduces in-game medals for Invite
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October 30, 2018

ESEA have introduced in-game medal rewards for their North American TF2 league. The first wave of medals were added in the October 30, 2018 patch, which added medals for ESEA Season 29 and Season 30's Invite divisions.

ESEA's lack of in-game medals for their league has long stuck out like a sore thumb, as every other major regional league — namely ETF2L and ozfortress — has long had medals, which were distributed to every player that participated in the league and in other tournaments. Now, with approval from Valve, ESEA have joined the other leagues with in-game offerings.

We caught up with tri_, the head admin of ESEA's TF2 division, who briefly discussed the addition of the medals with us.

We were considering adding medals for a while, but in the past Valve had said no to medals for paid leagues. This season we decided to just reach out to them and they approved, so we're going forward with it. I think it'll be a great incentive for new and older players to compete in the league.

Currently, the only medals that have been added in-game are for the Invite division. Participant medals will be distributed to all players on Invite teams, with additional medals being given to the first, second, and third place teams. tri_ told us that it is currently unknown whether they will be distributing medals to players in the Open and Intermediate divisions of the league.

The medals were designed by Cat Agent, with modelling by FiveEyes and textures done by Kibble.

Special thanks to uberchain for creating the graphics used in this article.

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pog?

pog?
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pog but cmon why not open or im :(

pog but cmon why not open or im :(
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"incentive for new and older players"
"wait, you're telling me they have MEDALS NOW? Sorry guys, I'm going back to TF2"

"incentive for new [b]and older players[/b]"
"wait, you're telling me they have MEDALS NOW? Sorry guys, I'm going back to TF2"
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seagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal

seagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal
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buying roster ride in invite

buying roster ride in invite
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Seinfeldseagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal

Seagull is no longer a pro player in the OWL

Mix^ coming back!? PogChamp

I wish

[quote=Seinfeld]seagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal[/quote]

[url=https://twitter.com/A_Seagull/status/1026920863159861248]Seagull is no longer a pro player in the OWL
[/url]



Mix^ coming back!? PogChamp




I wish
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Seinfeldseagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal

*200,000 dollar

[quote=Seinfeld]seagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal[/quote]

*200,000 dollar
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Season 30 Invite confirmed?

Season 30 Invite confirmed?
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roster riders unite!

roster riders unite!
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dod3fFermiSeinfeldseagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal
Seagull is no longer a pro player in the OWL


Mix^ coming back!? PogChamp

I wish
He did well, streaming is actually more profitable and less stressing than playing pro overwatch. It's a dying game and s2 of owl gonna be pretty much a flop

its more profitable to have a big stream than be a pro in any game but leauge

that being said owl teams have bigger and bigger contracts for season two, with decay being signed for like 300k and OWL s1 viewership was pretty high so idk if its dying

[quote=dod3f][quote=Fermi][quote=Seinfeld]seagull drops his 50,000 dollar salary to play invite for the medal[/quote]

[url=https://twitter.com/A_Seagull/status/1026920863159861248]Seagull is no longer a pro player in the OWL
[/url]



Mix^ coming back!? PogChamp




I wish[/quote]
He did well, streaming is actually more profitable and less stressing than playing pro overwatch. It's a dying game and s2 of owl gonna be pretty much a flop[/quote]

its more profitable to have a big stream than be a pro in any game but leauge

that being said owl teams have bigger and bigger contracts for season two, with decay being signed for like 300k and OWL s1 viewership was pretty high so idk if its dying
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the cap point peeking through the hole in the esea star is such a cool design choice. props to the medal creators.

the cap point peeking through the hole in the esea star is such a cool design choice. props to the medal creators.
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if esea can drop 1k a day for pugging maybe they can give a little more on the side for tf2 ;))

if esea can drop 1k a day for pugging maybe they can give a little more on the side for tf2 ;))
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