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Insomnia 65
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Essentials.tf
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EDITED: 15/07/19
Hello all, just throwing a thread out for all relevant information to be posted.

Birmingham NEC
North Ave
B40 1NT
United Kingdom

Start: Friday 23rd August
End: Sunday 25th August

Tickets: https://insomnia.seetickets.com/tour/insomnia
If you wish to compete in the tournament, you will need to order a BYOC Ticket which will provide access to the BYOC area. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS TICKET YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO COMPETE! If you are a spectator only, we would recommend that you get the Weekend pass which allows access to the Esports area after the main exhibition has closed.

What is the closest airport to the NEC?
This would be the Birmingham Airport (BHX) which has a connecting shuttle to Birmingham International Train Station and the NEC.

What are the available accommodation around the area?
There are various hotels in and around the NEC and Airport which is closest to Halls 1-4 which is the site of the event. That being said, there is also the option of Indoor Camping for a less expensive option.

How can I sit with my team?
Seat Picker can be found here, but you must have a BYOC ticket to make a reservation.: https://seatpicker.seetickets.com/belongbyoc/account/login

Information about the seat picker can be found here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/byoc-seat-picker/

Rentals
Rentals are only available for BYOC Ticket Holders and can be booked here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/rentals/

Fundraiser
We are running a fundraiser for the prize pool and to send Ascent.NA to represent North America at i65. Details here: https://matcherino.com/t/i65tf2
__________________________________________________________________________

TOURNAMENT DETAILS - BEING WORKED ON
How can I register for the tournament?
https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/2587533425695768576/

What will the Prize Pool/Payouts be?
This is still in the works, but initial predictions are around £6,000 depending on signups. The more signups we get the bigger the prize given to the tournament by the organisers.

I am a sponsor and I am interested in supporting the event, who should I contact?
We would love to hear from you! Contact me over at charlie.smith@essentials.tf

When does the Tournament start?
TBC

What is the format of the Tournament?
TBC

Rules
TBC, most likely similar to previous years however.

Maps
TBC
___________________________________________________________________________

Any updates will be posted here and on our Twitter. We aim to answer any questions as quickly as possible.
Insomnia FAQ
https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials - Twitter
http://discord.gg/yWN93tx - Essentials Discord
https://discord.gg/igfestuk - Insomnia Discord (Thx Sami)

EDITED: 15/07/19
Hello all, just throwing a thread out for all relevant information to be posted.

Birmingham NEC
North Ave
B40 1NT
United Kingdom

Start: Friday 23rd August
End: Sunday 25th August

[b]Tickets:[/b] https://insomnia.seetickets.com/tour/insomnia
If you wish to compete in the tournament, you will need to order a BYOC Ticket which will provide access to the BYOC area. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS TICKET YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO COMPETE! If you are a spectator only, we would recommend that you get the Weekend pass which allows access to the Esports area after the main exhibition has closed.

[b]What is the closest airport to the NEC?[/b]
This would be the Birmingham Airport (BHX) which has a connecting shuttle to Birmingham International Train Station and the NEC.

[b]What are the available accommodation around the area?[/b]
There are various hotels in and around the NEC and Airport which is closest to Halls 1-4 which is the site of the event. That being said, there is also the option of Indoor Camping for a less expensive option.

[b]How can I sit with my team?[/b]
Seat Picker can be found here, but you must have a BYOC ticket to make a reservation.: https://seatpicker.seetickets.com/belongbyoc/account/login

Information about the seat picker can be found here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/byoc-seat-picker/

[b]Rentals[/b]
Rentals are only available for BYOC Ticket Holders and can be booked here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/rentals/

[b] Fundraiser[/b]
We are running a fundraiser for the prize pool and to send Ascent.NA to represent North America at i65. Details here: https://matcherino.com/t/i65tf2
__________________________________________________________________________

[b]TOURNAMENT DETAILS - BEING WORKED ON[/b]
[b]How can I register for the tournament?[/b]
https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/2587533425695768576/

[b]What will the Prize Pool/Payouts be?[/b]
This is still in the works, but initial predictions are around £6,000 depending on signups. The more signups we get the bigger the prize given to the tournament by the organisers.

[b]I am a sponsor and I am interested in supporting the event, who should I contact?[/b]
We would love to hear from you! Contact me over at charlie.smith@essentials.tf

[b]When does the Tournament start?[/b]
TBC

[b]What is the format of the Tournament?[/b]
TBC

[b]Rules[/b]
TBC, most likely similar to previous years however.

[b]Maps[/b]
TBC
___________________________________________________________________________

Any updates will be posted here and on our Twitter. We aim to answer any questions as quickly as possible.
[url=https://insomniagamingfestival.com/info/]Insomnia FAQ[/url]
https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials - Twitter
http://discord.gg/yWN93tx - Essentials Discord
https://discord.gg/igfestuk - Insomnia Discord (Thx Sami)
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Essentials.tf
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If you're interested in helping out and volunteering at the event please fill out this form here!

Please note that we currently cannot offer any full staff positions to people who are playing in the tournament, however if you're interested in being on the guest talent list, to either do analysis, be interviewed etc. we will be releasing another form closer to the event where we can pool together everyone who's interested. We're currently more short on production staff than talent or content staff so keep this in mind if you were considering applying for more than one role.

If you have any questions about the production please direct them to either myself (ArchRhythm#0001 on discord) or soda (soda#1071)

CU@ :)

If you're interested in helping out and volunteering at the event please fill out this form [url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHMRqoy_gsoe2kZ6vcgMcrCfvnaXKIuOk7IbqscPwaNNts3w/viewform]here[/url]!

Please note that we currently cannot offer any full staff positions to people who are playing in the tournament, however if you're interested in being on the guest talent list, to either do analysis, be interviewed etc. we will be releasing another form closer to the event where we can pool together everyone who's interested. We're currently more short on production staff than talent or content staff so keep this in mind if you were considering applying for more than one role.

If you have any questions about the production please direct them to either myself (ArchRhythm#0001 on discord) or soda (soda#1071)

CU@ :)
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#3
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ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area

ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area
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Essentials.tf
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Maxi-ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area

If you mean the audience, then we have one here: https://imgur.com/a/3JnHts7

If you mean BYOC, thats something you guys would have to arrange i'm afraid.

[quote=Maxi-]ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area[/quote]

If you mean the audience, then we have one here: https://imgur.com/a/3JnHts7

If you mean BYOC, thats something you guys would have to arrange i'm afraid.
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#5
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Maxi-ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area

its hard to tell honestly they don't have you pick a game anymore and even though the picker just opened half the hall's been filled

edit: i asked in the discord, they said if enough tickets get sold the greyed out portion on the bottom right will open. they said it's technical deficiency that is the reason for why you can no longer choose a game.

[quote=Maxi-]ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area[/quote]

its hard to tell honestly they don't have you pick a game anymore and even though the picker just opened half the hall's been filled

edit: i asked in the discord, they said if enough tickets get sold the greyed out portion on the bottom right will open. they said it's technical deficiency that is the reason for why you can no longer choose a game.
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#6
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Maxi-ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area

please lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hall

[quote=Maxi-]ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area[/quote]
please lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hall
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#7
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AlfieMaxi-ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating areaplease lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hall

Agreed, this was one of the reason CPH Games was such a great experience, all TF2 was stacked up together.

[quote=Alfie][quote=Maxi-]ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area[/quote]
please lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hall[/quote]
Agreed, this was one of the reason CPH Games was such a great experience, all TF2 was stacked up together.
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#8
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Opti_AlfieMaxi-ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating areaplease lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hallAgreed, this was one of the reason CPH Games was such a great experience, all TF2 was stacked up together.

no teams near prod area = rip player shots

I know it's annoying af for invite teams to sit near the prod/other team areas however because you get a giant crowd sat right behind you talking as you play

[quote=Opti_][quote=Alfie][quote=Maxi-]ok where's the unofficial tf2 seating area[/quote]
please lets all sit together and not have a few teams yeet across the other side of the hall[/quote]
Agreed, this was one of the reason CPH Games was such a great experience, all TF2 was stacked up together.[/quote]

no teams near prod area = rip player shots

I know it's annoying af for invite teams to sit near the prod/other team areas however because you get a giant crowd sat right behind you talking as you play
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#9
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Anyone got spare space in their hotel rooms? Left booking too long so it's giga expensive now. Would like to know if anyone has spare capacity for cheaper than £30~ a night. I think there's others from my team who will need a room too, so if you have loads of spots you need filling up that works too. Hmup on Steam!!!

Edit: nvm sorted it out :-) not gonna completely edit msg cause samiface responded.
Ibis budget is cheapish for 2 ppl and yea the location is good but i managed to find cheaper for 4 people. The really efficient 3 man rooms are sold out is the main issue. Still good but ive got gamers on a budget (incl myself).

Anyone got spare space in their hotel rooms? Left booking too long so it's giga expensive now. Would like to know if anyone has spare capacity for cheaper than £30~ a night. I think there's others from my team who will need a room too, so if you have loads of spots you need filling up that works too. Hmup on Steam!!!

Edit: nvm sorted it out :-) not gonna completely edit msg cause samiface responded.
Ibis budget is cheapish for 2 ppl and yea the location is good but i managed to find cheaper for 4 people. The really efficient 3 man rooms are sold out is the main issue. Still good but ive got gamers on a budget (incl myself).
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#10
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If I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?

If I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?
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#11
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MakAnyone got spare space in their hotel rooms? Left booking too long so it's giga expensive now. Would like to know if anyone has spare capacity for cheaper than £30~ a night. I think there's others from my team who will need a room too, so if you have loads of spots you need filling up that works too. Hmup on Steam!!!

reminder to anyone still booking that we're at halls 1-4 this year so the budget ibis airport (~60/night) is actually very walking distance now and has rooms available.

[quote=Mak]Anyone got spare space in their hotel rooms? Left booking too long so it's giga expensive now. Would like to know if anyone has spare capacity for cheaper than £30~ a night. I think there's others from my team who will need a room too, so if you have loads of spots you need filling up that works too. Hmup on Steam!!![/quote]

reminder to anyone still booking that we're at halls 1-4 this year so the budget ibis airport (~60/night) is actually very walking distance now and has rooms available.
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Essentials.tf
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TwiggyIf I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?

No you wouldn't need to, all our volunteers get a staff pass which in previous years has allowed them access to all areas apart from the YouTube greenrooms or whatever. At the very least you'll be allowed into the expo and BYOC area for free, we can also secure an indoor camping spot and camping equipment for our staff should they need it.

[quote=Twiggy]If I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?[/quote]

No you wouldn't need to, all our volunteers get a staff pass which in previous years has allowed them access to all areas apart from the YouTube greenrooms or whatever. At the very least you'll be allowed into the expo and BYOC area for free, we can also secure an indoor camping spot and camping equipment for our staff should they need it.
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#13
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ArchRhythmTwiggyIf I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?
No you wouldn't need to, all our volunteers get a staff pass which in previous years has allowed them access to all areas apart from the YouTube greenrooms or whatever. At the very least you'll be allowed into the expo and BYOC area for free, we can also secure an indoor camping spot and camping equipment for our staff should they need it.

Thanks for the answer, I'll budget it and apply if possible.

[quote=ArchRhythm][quote=Twiggy]If I come as a volunteer to help essentials, do I have to pay a spectator pass?[/quote]

No you wouldn't need to, all our volunteers get a staff pass which in previous years has allowed them access to all areas apart from the YouTube greenrooms or whatever. At the very least you'll be allowed into the expo and BYOC area for free, we can also secure an indoor camping spot and camping equipment for our staff should they need it.[/quote]
Thanks for the answer, I'll budget it and apply if possible.
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#14
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Looks like people seem to be gathering in the central column, albeit spread out

https://i.imgur.com/U37hueH.png

Looks like people seem to be gathering in the central column, albeit spread out

[img]https://i.imgur.com/U37hueH.png[/img]
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#15
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Now seems like a good time for NA teams to announce their plans

Now seems like a good time for NA teams to announce their plans [url=https://imgur.com/a/r41K7xD]
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#16
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ICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details

ICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details
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#17
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#18
Essentials.tf
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samifaceICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.

[quote=samiface]ICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details[/quote]

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.
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#19
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Hello friends, I'm looking to resell my i65 early bird, weekend ticket (non-BYOC). I haven't put up my listing on seetickets' fan-to-fan resale site yet, but I'm looking to sell it for the original price of 65 pounds. Do let me know via DMs if anyone's interested. Thank you.

Hello friends, I'm looking to resell my i65 early bird, weekend ticket (non-BYOC). I haven't put up my listing on seetickets' fan-to-fan resale site yet, but I'm looking to sell it for the original price of 65 pounds. Do let me know via DMs if anyone's interested. Thank you.
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#20
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ArchRhythmsamifaceICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.

Sorry wasn't aware- I've not ever heard of this happening before, aren't people going to find this a bit confusing?

[quote=ArchRhythm][quote=samiface]ICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details[/quote]

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.[/quote]

Sorry wasn't aware- I've not ever heard of this happening before, aren't people going to find this a bit confusing?
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Essentials.tf
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samifaceArchRhythmsamifaceICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.

Sorry wasn't aware- I've not ever heard of this happening before, aren't people going to find this a bit confusing?

I'm sure they might but the announcement went live without anyone knowing, Essentials aren't involved with running the tournament at all so all I can do is relay information that I've been given, I do know that they're happy for TF2 to use Toornament and that should be going live soon.

[quote=samiface][quote=ArchRhythm][quote=samiface]ICYMI: team registration for the tournament is open

https://battlefy.com/insomnia65byoc/insomnia65-team-fortress-2/5d19e80f02dfc73d61eac5b3/info?infoTab=details[/quote]

Hey guys, it might be worth holding off on signing up on battlefy, if the admins that we have proposed are officially brought on as staff then we will be using Toornament, battlefy is what Insomnia use by default so it's probably there as a placeholder until our admins are officially made a part of Insomnia's staff for the event.[/quote]

Sorry wasn't aware- I've not ever heard of this happening before, aren't people going to find this a bit confusing?[/quote]

I'm sure they might but the announcement went live without anyone knowing, Essentials aren't involved with running the tournament at all so all I can do is relay information that I've been given, I do know that they're happy for TF2 to use Toornament and that should be going live soon.
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#22
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How did rentals already run out? Never knew there were so few of them. As far as I can remember, last year I got mine much later than now. How likely are we to get more? Don't think Aph, Lukas & myself are the only ones without hardware.

How did rentals already run out? Never knew there were so few of them. As far as I can remember, last year I got mine much later than now. How likely are we to get more? Don't think Aph, Lukas & myself are the only ones without hardware.
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#23
Essentials.tf
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N3voHow did rentals already run out? Never knew there were so few of them. As far as I can remember, last year I got mine much later than now. How likely are we to get more? Don't think Aph, Lukas & myself are the only ones without hardware.

Hi, we've heard from a few individuals about this issue and will be contacting the supplier to see what would be possible/when more are expected.

[quote=N3vo]How did rentals already run out? Never knew there were so few of them. As far as I can remember, last year I got mine much later than now. How likely are we to get more? Don't think Aph, Lukas & myself are the only ones without hardware.[/quote]

Hi, we've heard from a few individuals about this issue and will be contacting the supplier to see what would be possible/when more are expected.
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RGB LAN
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OP's format looks oddly familiar to mine for RGB LANs posts. :P

I'm glad that these tournaments are still happening at the Insomnia LANs, and looking forward to many more.

OP's format looks oddly familiar to mine for RGB LANs posts. :P

I'm glad that these tournaments are still happening at the Insomnia LANs, and looking forward to many more.
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#25
Essentials.tf
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TheFragileOP's format looks oddly familiar to mine for RGB LANs posts. :P

I'm glad that these tournaments are still happening at the Insomnia LANs, and looking forward to many more.

Won't lie, we used your format due to it containing all relevant information for the event.

I believe some more rentals may have been made available

[quote=TheFragile]OP's format looks oddly familiar to mine for RGB LANs posts. :P

I'm glad that these tournaments are still happening at the Insomnia LANs, and looking forward to many more.[/quote]

Won't lie, we used your format due to it containing all relevant information for the event.

[i]I believe some more rentals may have been made available[/i]
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#26
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many people have asked me so just as a heads up to anyone interested, insomnia do run a discord for byoc with admins who can answer non-tf2-specific questions very quickly. should have posted this sooner didn't realize beyond had hidden it so well. c u all @

https://discord.gg/igfestuk

many people have asked me so just as a heads up to anyone interested, insomnia do run a discord for byoc with admins who can answer non-tf2-specific questions very quickly. should have posted this sooner didn't realize beyond had hidden it so well. c u all @

https://discord.gg/igfestuk
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#27
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hopefully i get to watch this on twitch. i cant do anything since im still in high school and in north america too.

hopefully i get to watch this on twitch. i cant do anything since im still in high school and in north america too.
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#28
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cries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finals

cries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finals
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#29
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Tanniecries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finals

dw we had to stay up all night to watch them last year @ lan as well

[quote=Tannie]cries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finals[/quote]
dw we had to stay up all night to watch them last year @ lan as well
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#30
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JWBTanniecries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finalsdw we had to stay up all night to watch them last year @ lan as well

then i guess i have to stay up til morning like 8 or 9 am

[quote=JWB][quote=Tannie]cries in asia where i have to stay up all night to watch grand finals[/quote]
dw we had to stay up all night to watch them last year @ lan as well[/quote]
then i guess i have to stay up til morning like 8 or 9 am
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