The Newbie Mix Team Drive is back for S29 of ESEA
For the last two seasons, the Newbie Mixes team has ran the team drive which has given new players the opportunity to experience their first seasons of ESEA with guidance from assigned mentors. This season, the Newbie Mixes crew plans to keep this streak going and hopefully provide more players the chance to play in ESEA S29 Open.
Similar to seasons past, there is a way for nearly everyone to get involved in the drive and we need as many people as we can get to put something forward for the future of TF2’s competitive scene. Here are some of the ways you can help:
MENTOR A NEWBIE TEAM
Newbie Mixes has always utilized mentors to guide newer players and make sure they make the right decisions. As a mentor, you will be assigned to a single team and it will be your job to guide them through everything a new group of players needs to know about handling and being part of a team AND how to play 6s as coordinated as possible. Mentoring will likely only be 1-2 hours each week. You will be expected to coordinate a map/demo review with your newbie team once a week, or something of equal instructional value to guide them through the season. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please sign up! We want to provide the best experience to our teams and we can better accomplish that goal if we can handpick the best out of a wide selection.
DONATE YOUR PREMIUM CODES
Everybody’s been there. It’s the midseason and someone can’t play the match that week for whatever reason. Now, not only do you need to find someone new to play that week (and maybe more), but they also need ESEA Premium to be able to play. Having these codes in reserve allows our teams and their mentors one less thing to stress about and can buy time for a better solution.
SPREAD THE WORD
It’s often understated, but spreading the news of newbie mixes is how we are able to fill up teams with committed and invested players. This doesn’t have to be some big announcement (although we would appreciate it). All it really comes down to is letting unaware players know that this is available to them. Anybody who is on the fence about entering the competitive scene might be pushed over if they knew the drive existed.
Some of you might be wondering about the donation drive to pay for Premium for our teams. We have had such a generous amount of donations from previous Team Drives that for this drive, we are confident that we can pay for all of our players this season. Thank you to everyone who has ever donated from previous seasons! Donations will likely resume next season.
If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor, message me or Mallory on TFTV or Steam and include a link to your ESEA profile and your preferred email. If you would like to donate premium codes or have any questions, feel free to message me or Mallory via TFTV or Steam. Questions from newbies should be asked in this thread or in the appropriate discord channel. We look forward to seeing new faces join in on the fun ESEA has to offer.
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