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ESL EU 6on6 Community Cup #1
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#1
ESL Play
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https://i.imgur.com/I6JmPWth.jpg

ESL is excited to announce it's return of community cups for TF2! This cup is available for the EU region only but there may be openings for other regions soon.

This will kick off Sunday 10th of February at 4pm CET and will continue throughout the night.

Map Pool

  • cp_process_final
  • cp_granary_pro_rc8
  • koth_product_rc9
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • cp_sunshine
  • cp_prolands_rc1
  • cp_logjam_rc10a

Prize Pool
1st: 30 days of ESL Premium
2nd: 14 days of ESL Premium
3rd: 7 days of ESL Premium

For people new to ESL Play, here's a quick guide on how to signup to the cup: https://play.eslgaming.com/guide.

Live support will be provided during the event via this Discord: https://discord.gg/2T4MJjJ
Signups are now open on ESL Play!

Signups | Original Post | ESL Play Help

[img]https://i.imgur.com/I6JmPWth.jpg[/img]
[b]ESL[/b] is excited to announce it's [b]return of [url=https://play.eslgaming.com/teamfortress/global/]community cups[/url] for TF2[/b]! This cup is available for the [i]EU region only[/i] but there may be openings for other regions soon.

This will kick off Sunday [b]10th of February[/b] at 4pm CET and will continue throughout the night.

[u][b]Map Pool[/b][/u]
[list]
[*] cp_process_final
[*] cp_granary_pro_rc8
[*] koth_product_rc9
[*] cp_gullywash_final1
[*] cp_snakewater_final1
[*] cp_sunshine
[*] cp_prolands_rc1
[*] cp_logjam_rc10a
[/list]

[u][b]Prize Pool[/b][/u]
1st: 30 days of [url=https://play.eslgaming.com/premium]ESL Premium[/url]
2nd: 14 days of ESL Premium
3rd: 7 days of ESL Premium

For people new to ESL Play, here's a quick guide on how to signup to the cup: [url=https://play.eslgaming.com/guide]https://play.eslgaming.com/guide[/url].

Live support will be provided during the event via this Discord: https://discord.gg/2T4MJjJ
[b]Signups are now open on [url=https://esl.gg/tf2-community-cup-1-eu]ESL Play[/url]![/b]

[url=https://esl.gg/tf2-community-cup-1-eu]Signups[/url] | [url=http://tf.gg/50050]Original Post[/url] | [url=https://play.eslgaming.com/help]ESL Play Help[/url]
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#2
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minor thing but please stop using any form of 2007/beta tf2 artwork for templates and stuff
use something more modern
Thanks.

minor thing but please stop using any form of 2007/beta tf2 artwork for templates and stuff
use something more modern
Thanks.
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#3
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Can NA players join this?

Can NA players join this?
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#4
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DiscordCan NA players join this?

well if read that right it says there must be no less than 4 european players on a team, therefore you can have up to 2 non-european players playing
guess its done with the sole intent of this cup being mostly european, im pretty sure there are more to come in other regions

[quote=Discord]Can NA players join this?[/quote]
well if read that right it says there must be no less than 4 european players on a team, therefore you can have up to 2 non-european players playing
guess its done with the sole intent of this cup being mostly european, im pretty sure there are more to come in other regions
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#5
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what does esl premium do?

what does esl premium do?
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#6
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mattystopperwhat does esl premium do?

https://i.imgur.com/vTCxzrb.png

[quote=mattystopper]what does esl premium do?[/quote]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/vTCxzrb.png[/img]
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#7
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No one in this community likes cups. Essentials cups barely had signups, and that had a far superior prize pool. Not trying to shit on your efforts, Mitch, I just feel that most of it is going to go to waste, unfortunately. I don't think the people in this community would play these even if they knew that it would get us long-term support from ESL.

I was following most your ESL related posts but I think you should have attempted to take a different route if you had the chance considering this community's past with cups, not saying that this is the case obviously as I don't know the full details of your communication with ESL.

I say all this as a person that enjoyed participating in cups and signed up to all bar one of the essentials cups. If my team doesn't want to play this cup I'll most likely end up signing up with a mix team.

Hopefully I'm wrong and this becomes a successful endeavour for which ESL will ramp up their TF2 operations, I'm just not optimistic.

No one in this community likes cups. Essentials cups barely had signups, and that had a far superior prize pool. Not trying to shit on your efforts, Mitch, I just feel that most of it is going to go to waste, unfortunately. I don't think the people in this community would play these even if they knew that it would get us long-term support from ESL.

I was following most your ESL related posts but I think you should have attempted to take a different route if you had the chance considering this community's past with cups, not saying that this is the case obviously as I don't know the full details of your communication with ESL.

I say all this as a person that enjoyed participating in cups and signed up to all bar one of the essentials cups. If my team doesn't want to play this cup I'll most likely end up signing up with a mix team.

Hopefully I'm wrong and this becomes a successful endeavour for which ESL will ramp up their TF2 operations, I'm just not optimistic.
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#8
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question. can we reshedule dates or do we have to play sundays only ?

question. can we reshedule dates or do we have to play sundays only ?
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#9
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Spyboys will be there.
Sign up lads its going to be a nice evening.

Spyboys will be there.
Sign up lads its going to be a nice evening.
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#10
ESL Play
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Mak

As I said back at the start of this, it wasn't going to be an easy journey. All ESL games start with community cups, and as we go along more will be integrated, like medals or new formats etc.

I understand that cups for the long term aren't very popular, but if people keep playing them for enough time we can say "okay we're seeing a stable number of teams in these cups, I think it's time to add a league (or something of the sort)."

BlueBucketquestion. can we reshedule dates or do we have to play sundays only ?

These cups unfortunately can't be rescheduled, as this is a one night cup.

[quote=Mak][/quote]
As I said back at the [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/907765/would-you-like-to-see-tf2-come-to-esl-play]start of this[/url], it wasn't going to be an easy journey. All ESL games start with community cups, and as we go along more will be integrated, like medals or new formats etc.

I understand that cups for the long term aren't very popular, but if people keep playing them for enough time we can say "okay we're seeing a stable number of teams in these cups, I think it's time to add a league (or something of the sort)."

[quote=BlueBucket]question. can we reshedule dates or do we have to play sundays only ?[/quote]
These cups unfortunately can't be rescheduled, as this is a one night cup.
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#11
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tf2 esport?

tf2 esport?
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#12
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Mitch_I understand that cups for the long term aren't very popular, but if people keep playing them for enough time we can say "okay we're seeing a stable number of teams in these cups, I think it's time to add a league (or something of the sort)."

If there's no other path then you've done your best. I'll most likely be attempting to sign up a team to each cup, team/scrim scheduling permitting.

[quote=Mitch_]I understand that cups for the long term aren't very popular, but if people keep playing them for enough time we can say "okay we're seeing a stable number of teams in these cups, I think it's time to add a league (or something of the sort)."
[/quote]

If there's no other path then you've done your best. I'll most likely be attempting to sign up a team to each cup, team/scrim scheduling permitting.
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#13
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LFT medic, make use of them 2 non-EU slots and let us 'mericans get in on the action :3

LFT medic, make use of them 2 non-EU slots and let us 'mericans get in on the action :3
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#14
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ESL TF2 MAJOR CONFIRMED

ESL TF2 MAJOR CONFIRMED
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#15
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LFT medic, NA normie pls pick me up

LFT medic, NA normie pls pick me up
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#16
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LFT medic.

LFT medic.
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#17
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What is the bracket structure for this? Single elim? Double elim? Groups into playoffs?

What is the bracket structure for this? Single elim? Double elim? Groups into playoffs?
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#18
ESL Play
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DoughyWhat is the bracket structure for this? Single elim? Double elim? Groups into playoffs?

We're looking into this at the moment, depending on signups we may run a swiss. If not it will be a single elimination bracket.

[quote=Doughy]What is the bracket structure for this? Single elim? Double elim? Groups into playoffs?[/quote]
We're looking into this at the moment, depending on signups we may run a swiss. If not it will be a single elimination bracket.
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#19
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LFT scout, ESEA IM skill level idk how that translates to europe

https://steamcommunity.com/id/jetz420

LFT scout, ESEA IM skill level idk how that translates to europe

https://steamcommunity.com/id/jetz420
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#20
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i'm guessing no medals?

i'm guessing no medals?
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#21
ESL Play
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JWBi'm guessing no medals?

Not this time, but there is discussion about bringing back the very old but prestigious ESL medal! This will all depend on if we can get teams playing in this cup.
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Two days remaining till the cup! Sign-ups will cut off 30 minutes prior to the cup with check-in starting promptly after. We will be offering support in the ESL Team Fortress discord only, please make sure you've joined it so you have easy access.

We've also put out a tweet if anyone would like to send it around ;)

[quote=JWB]i'm guessing no medals?[/quote]
Not this time, but there is discussion about bringing back the very old but prestigious ESL medal! This will all depend on if we can get teams playing in this cup.
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[b]Two days remaining till the cup![/b] Sign-ups will cut off 30 minutes prior to the cup with check-in starting promptly after. We will be offering support in the ESL Team Fortress discord [u]only[/u], please make sure you've joined it so you have easy access.

We've also put out a [url=https://twitter.com/ESLPlay/status/1093833143629557761?s=19]tweet[/url] if anyone would like to send it around ;)
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#22
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17 teams are signed up already. Nice.

[url=https://play.eslgaming.com/teamfortress/global/teamfortress2/open/6on6-community-cup-1-europe/contestants/?type=name&order=asc]17 teams[/url] are signed up already. Nice.
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#23
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Pretfy much unplayable if you aren't a div2+ team. As long as there is no div system it's going to be unplayable and die like essentials.

Pretfy much unplayable if you aren't a div2+ team. As long as there is no div system it's going to be unplayable and die like essentials.
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#24
ESL Play
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AstralConfluencesPretfy much unplayable if you aren't a div2+ team. As long as there is no div system it's going to be unplayable and die like essentials.

This cup is seeded. I know not having divisions is optimal but this is more a test of the waters for ESL and will be a temporary system.
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ALL TEAMS PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF AWARE OF THE CUSTOM MAPS
- cp_logjam_rc10a
- cp_prolands_rc1
- koth_product_rc9
- cp_granary_pro_rc8
Downloading the map is not an excuse for delaying the match and will be treated as such.

[quote=AstralConfluences]Pretfy much unplayable if you aren't a div2+ team. As long as there is no div system it's going to be unplayable and die like essentials.[/quote]
This cup is seeded. I know not having divisions is optimal but this is more a test of the waters for ESL and will be a temporary system.
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[b]ALL TEAMS PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF AWARE OF THE CUSTOM MAPS[/b]
- [url=http://fakkelbrigade.eu/maps/cp_logjam_rc10a.bsp]cp_logjam_rc10a[/url]
- [url=http://fakkelbrigade.eu/maps/cp_prolands_rc1.bsp]cp_prolands_rc1[/url]
- [url=http://fakkelbrigade.eu/maps/koth_product_rc9.bsp]koth_product_rc9[/url]
- [url=http://fakkelbrigade.eu/maps/cp_granary_pro_rc8.bsp]cp_granary_pro_rc8[/url]
Downloading the map is not an excuse for delaying the match and will be treated as such.
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#25
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still lft if any team needs a sub or main, east coast gamer medic main with about 120 ping

still lft if any team needs a sub or main, east coast gamer medic main with about 120 ping
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#26
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Is there going to be any coverage of this event?

Is there going to be any coverage of this event?
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#27
ESL Play
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oyeaIs there going to be any coverage of this event?

I believe Kritzkast will be providing some English coverage, with Ga_da bringing Russian coverage!

[quote=oyea]Is there going to be any coverage of this event?[/quote]

I believe [url=http://twitch.tv/Kritzkast]Kritzkast[/url] will be providing some English coverage, with [url=https://www.twitch.tv/ga_datf2]Ga_da[/url] bringing Russian coverage!
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#28
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play with a mix of top mid/high players
get seeded lower than multiple open teams
get to play one map vs svift
fun cup

play with a mix of top mid/high players
get seeded lower than multiple open teams
get to play one map vs svift
fun cup
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#29
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Ascent amppis:
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17.11 (48 minuuttia sitten)

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Käännä viesti
Poista käytöstä kielessä englanti
Hello Team "http://Ascent.EU";,
we got esl match

Regards,
Pecklesteiner

[16:00]
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ESL Team Contact
Inbox
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ESL <daemon@esl.eu>

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Käännä viesti
Poista käytöstä kielessä englanti
Hello Team "http://Ascent.EU",
we got esl match

Regards,
Pecklesteiner
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#30
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It actually kinda makes me laugh how bad the format of this cup is
Single elim bo1s all the way until the finals makes playing the cup completely pointless unless you happen to get lucky with your seeding OR youre a top 2 prem team so you actually get to play the finals.
Even if youre a prem team you get to spend your afternoon rolling teams at a lower skill level and then get to play a single map or two against another prem team.
If youre not a prem/top high team you get to either a). roll a team thats worse than yours or b). get rolled yourself in one map
The fix for this is so fucking easy i dont understand how you could possibly expect anyone to play a cup with this format again

It actually kinda makes me laugh how bad the format of this cup is
Single elim bo1s all the way until the finals makes playing the cup completely pointless unless you happen to get lucky with your seeding OR youre a top 2 prem team so you actually get to play the finals.
Even if youre a prem team you get to spend your afternoon rolling teams at a lower skill level and then get to play a single map or two against another prem team.
If youre not a prem/top high team you get to either a). roll a team thats worse than yours or b). get rolled yourself in one map
The fix for this is so fucking easy i dont understand how you could possibly expect anyone to play a cup with this format again
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