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#61
Essentials.tf
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EemesAny idea when tournament format and timings will be announced?

imo last year's setup was pretty much perfect - the 8-team invite group allows everyone to get a feel for the LAN before the big games start happening on the 2nd day. The strict timings enforced at Copenhagen this year also meant that was probably the smoothest event in terms of scheduling that I've been to, would be good to see something similar to that at i65.

Shouldn't be too long now, we've got a pretty good idea internally on what's going to happen so I imagine once the last bits are ironed out it'll be released. Heny's in charge of this one like he was at CPH so I wouldn't expect things to be too different.

[quote=Eemes]Any idea when tournament format and timings will be announced?

imo last year's setup was pretty much perfect - the 8-team invite group allows everyone to get a feel for the LAN before the big games start happening on the 2nd day. The strict timings enforced at Copenhagen this year also meant that was probably the smoothest event in terms of scheduling that I've been to, would be good to see something similar to that at i65.[/quote]

Shouldn't be too long now, we've got a pretty good idea internally on what's going to happen so I imagine once the last bits are ironed out it'll be released. Heny's in charge of this one like he was at CPH so I wouldn't expect things to be too different.
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#62
22 Frags +
ArchRhythmEemesAny idea when tournament format and timings will be announced?

imo last year's setup was pretty much perfect - the 8-team invite group allows everyone to get a feel for the LAN before the big games start happening on the 2nd day. The strict timings enforced at Copenhagen this year also meant that was probably the smoothest event in terms of scheduling that I've been to, would be good to see something similar to that at i65.

Shouldn't be too long now, we've got a pretty good idea internally on what's going to happen so I imagine once the last bits are ironed out it'll be released. Heny's in charge of this one like he was at CPH so I wouldn't expect things to be too different.

You shits better be on time.

[quote=ArchRhythm][quote=Eemes]Any idea when tournament format and timings will be announced?

imo last year's setup was pretty much perfect - the 8-team invite group allows everyone to get a feel for the LAN before the big games start happening on the 2nd day. The strict timings enforced at Copenhagen this year also meant that was probably the smoothest event in terms of scheduling that I've been to, would be good to see something similar to that at i65.[/quote]

Shouldn't be too long now, we've got a pretty good idea internally on what's going to happen so I imagine once the last bits are ironed out it'll be released. Heny's in charge of this one like he was at CPH so I wouldn't expect things to be too different.[/quote]

You shits better be on time.
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#63
1 Frags +

Is product gonna be played in groups/are points equalized with cp maps? Don't really want to have the same situation as last time

Is product gonna be played in groups/are points equalized with cp maps? Don't really want to have the same situation as last time
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#64
5 Frags +

Also can potential default win not award any tiebreaker points in the case of a tie :)

Also can potential default win not award any tiebreaker points in the case of a tie :)
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#65
13 Frags +

Heads up for people flying with Ryanair to Lan.

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced two walkouts.

The first strike will be for 48 hours from 22-23 August, while the second strike will be for 60 hours from 2-4 September.

FYI you can request them alternative flight.

2. We will accommodate you to your end destination with whom we have a reciprocal agreement. Our partner airlines include EasyJet, Jet2, Vueling, CityJet, Aer Lingus, Norwegian or Eurowings airlines.

If this option is not available on the same or the next day then;

3. We will accommodate you on any “comparable and reasonable” transport alternative to your end destination – for example on a train, bus, airline, car hire). If you are required to exercise this option, you may be advised to rebook flights yourself and submit the receipts to us for reimbursement.

Passengers must contact us prior to arranging alternative transport.

Heads up for people flying with Ryanair to Lan.

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced two walkouts.

The first strike will be for 48 hours from 22-23 August, while the second strike will be for 60 hours from 2-4 September.

FYI you can request them alternative flight.

2. We will accommodate you to your end destination with whom we have a reciprocal agreement. Our partner airlines include EasyJet, Jet2, Vueling, CityJet, Aer Lingus, Norwegian or Eurowings airlines.

If this option is not available on the same or the next day then;

3. We will accommodate you on any “comparable and reasonable” transport alternative to your end destination – for example on a train, bus, airline, car hire). If you are required to exercise this option, you may be advised to rebook flights yourself and submit the receipts to us for reimbursement.

Passengers must contact us prior to arranging alternative transport.
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#66
Essentials.tf
13 Frags +

We've added some physical merch items to the fundraiser! You can get yourself a poster made by Uberchain and Stegmolak, we also have a limited run of posters that will be signed by players and production staff at the event!

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/585493372114829322/609448141590233099/i65_twitter_poster.png

Alongside the poster we've also added three new shirts on top of the shirt we already had up!

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/585493372114829322/609654181455724544/i65_shirts.png

You can get them and more donation incentives here! We've reached our first funding goal of $500 so all contributions going forward up to $1000 will contribute to the prizepool so if, like us, you'd like to see that prizepool as high as possible please consider donating and/or buying some of our merch and other donation incentives!

We've added some physical merch items to the fundraiser! You can get yourself a poster made by Uberchain and Stegmolak, we also have a limited run of posters that will be signed by players and production staff at the event!

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/585493372114829322/609448141590233099/i65_twitter_poster.png[/img]

Alongside the poster we've also added three new shirts on top of the shirt we already had up!

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/585493372114829322/609654181455724544/i65_shirts.png[/img]

You can get them and more donation incentives [url=https://matcherino.com/t/i65tf2/]here![/url] We've reached our first funding goal of $500 so all contributions going forward up to $1000 will contribute to the prizepool so if, like us, you'd like to see that prizepool as high as possible please consider donating and/or buying some of our merch and other donation incentives!
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#67
2 Frags +

Does anyone have a spare headset? I just realized I only have earbuds, they have a mic and I would be fine, but I'd rather have something better to transmit mic
Cheers

EDIT: Adysky's hooking me up, bless

Does anyone have a spare headset? I just realized I only have earbuds, they have a mic and I would be fine, but I'd rather have something better to transmit mic
Cheers

EDIT: Adysky's hooking me up, bless
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#68
3 Frags +

If anyone needs a Demo for their team please let me know. Unfortunately the internet has been down in my house for a few days so I may not respond to DMs immediately, but I will get back to you.

If anyone needs a Demo for their team please let me know. Unfortunately the internet has been down in my house for a few days so I may not respond to DMs immediately, but I will get back to you.
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#69
3 Frags +

If anyone still needs a place to sleep on a short notice, I have a spare half of a double bed to offer that I otherwise wouldn't really need.

If anyone still needs a place to sleep on a short notice, I have a spare half of a double bed to offer that I otherwise wouldn't really need.
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#70
1 Frags +

What ticket would I need to get into the byoc area for just Sunday evening / Monday morning

What ticket would I need to get into the byoc area for just Sunday evening / Monday morning
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#71
Essentials.tf
2 Frags +
FunsWhat ticket would I need to get into the byoc area for just Sunday evening / Monday morning

I'm not 100% sure about on the Monday, but for Sunday evening you should be okay with a day/weekend spectator pass as long as you can get a BYOC guest pass from someone who has a BYOC ticket. I imagine that it'd be the same deal for the Monday since people will bring guests in the help them pack away but if you want to be sure insomnia support is your best bet.

(Funs Pog btw)

[quote=Funs]What ticket would I need to get into the byoc area for just Sunday evening / Monday morning[/quote]
I'm not 100% sure about on the Monday, but for Sunday evening you should be okay with a day/weekend spectator pass as long as you can get a BYOC guest pass from someone who has a BYOC ticket. I imagine that it'd be the same deal for the Monday since people will bring guests in the help them pack away but if you want to be sure insomnia support is your best bet.

(Funs Pog btw)
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#72
Essentials.tf
2 Frags +

So that we can send the money over in time for it to be added to the prizepool we'll be stopping taking donations for it on Friday 16th.

We're fairly sure that the fundraiser itself will stay open until after the event so you can still support Ascent if you'd like to. But we'll keep you guys up to date with any changes.

Here's our Tweet about it: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials/status/1161313967354126336

So that we can send the money over in time for it to be added to the prizepool we'll be stopping taking donations for it on Friday 16th.

We're fairly sure that the fundraiser itself will stay open until after the event so you can still support Ascent if you'd like to. But we'll keep you guys up to date with any changes.

Here's our Tweet about it: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials/status/1161313967354126336
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#73
1 Frags +

What would be the best/most cost efficient way to get from London to Birmingham?

What would be the best/most cost efficient way to get from London to Birmingham?
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#74
Essentials.tf
0 Frags +
skeezWhat would be the best/most cost efficient way to get from London to Birmingham?

People generally consider coach to be the cheapest, but at the downside of taking twice as long as a train, however having had a quick look at the National Express (a coach company) and trainline (a train comparison site that some people don't like lmao) and they both seem to be around £7 to £30 depending on what time and day you wanna be travelling, so you might have to shop around, Megabus is another coach company you can try too.

There's a bus and train station near the NEC but Birmingham New Street is a pretty popular train station too so you might find cheaper going there rather than straight to the NEC.

[quote=skeez]What would be the best/most cost efficient way to get from London to Birmingham?[/quote]
People generally consider coach to be the cheapest, but at the downside of taking twice as long as a train, however having had a quick look at the National Express (a coach company) and trainline (a train comparison site that some people don't like lmao) and they both seem to be around £7 to £30 depending on what time and day you wanna be travelling, so you might have to shop around, Megabus is another coach company you can try too.

There's a bus and train station near the NEC but Birmingham New Street is a pretty popular train station too so you might find cheaper going there rather than straight to the NEC.
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#75
3 Frags +

I think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol

I think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol
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#76
2 Frags +
FunsI think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol

Ask Ombrack as he has to go Sunday evening.

[quote=Funs]I think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol[/quote]

Ask Ombrack as he has to go Sunday evening.
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#77
Essentials.tf
2 Frags +
FunsI think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol

We've had word from Player1/Belong that they're working on a solution for people arriving after check in for the final so you shouldn't need to sort out any wristband swaps or anything, but it doesn't hurt to have one just in case :)

[quote=Funs]I think I might be turning up on Sunday just after the last check in time (6pm), if so would anyone who’s leaving around then or even if not leaving be willing to quickly slip me their wristband so I can get in and then stay in the lan hall lol[/quote]
We've had word from Player1/Belong that they're working on a solution for people arriving after check in for the final so you shouldn't need to sort out any wristband swaps or anything, but it doesn't hurt to have one just in case :)
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#78
0 Frags +

Anybody willing to rent a pc (tower+monitor+necessary cables)?

Anybody willing to rent a pc (tower+monitor+necessary cables)?
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#79
Essentials.tf
1 Frags +

We have an AMA up over at the r/tf2 subreddit, if you want to ask more casual questions about the event that is where to go. For more important questions, like how to get to the event, ticket related questions, etc. please keep them here.

https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/cqptqx/we_are_essentialstf_and_we_are_producing/

We have an AMA up over at the r/tf2 subreddit, if you want to ask more casual questions about the event that is where to go. For more important questions, like how to get to the event, ticket related questions, etc. please keep them here.

https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/cqptqx/we_are_essentialstf_and_we_are_producing/
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#80
Essentials.tf
0 Frags +

Hey PSA the short link isn't working right now but you can still access the page at https://matcherino.com/tournaments/17209/overview

edit: should be working again :D

Hey PSA the short link isn't working right now but you can still access the page at https://matcherino.com/tournaments/17209/overview

edit: should be working again :D
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#81
Essentials.tf
1 Frags +

The full tournament schedule can be found on our Toornament page here, as well as rules etc. https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/2587533425695768576/information

Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with match times to prevent delays during the event, especially if you are in the Invite Groups. Invite groups are split between A & B, with separate match times for each group, so check the website for more details.

The open tournament schedule is as follows:
Round 1: 12:00
Round 2: 13:15
Round 3: 14:30
Lunch break: 15:15-16:15
Round 4: 16:30
Round 5: 17:45
Round 6: 19:00
Round 7: 20:15
Slot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30

The full tournament schedule can be found on our Toornament page here, as well as rules etc. https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/2587533425695768576/information

Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with match times to prevent delays during the event, especially if you are in the Invite Groups. Invite groups are split between A & B, with separate match times for each group, so check the website for more details.

The open tournament schedule is as follows:
Round 1: 12:00
Round 2: 13:15
Round 3: 14:30
Lunch break: 15:15-16:15
Round 4: 16:30
Round 5: 17:45
Round 6: 19:00
Round 7: 20:15
Slot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30
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#82
1 Frags +

Does anybody know what teams will go? Not like Ascent.NA, like E.U. teams.
(also go laz)

Does anybody know what teams will go? Not like Ascent.NA, like E.U. teams.
(also go laz)
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#83
Essentials.tf
0 Frags +
nikkomodeDoes anybody know what teams will go? Not like Ascent.NA, like E.U. teams.
(also go laz)

You can see the list of currently signed up teams here on the toornament page: https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/2587533425695768576/participants/

[quote=nikkomode]Does anybody know what teams will go? Not like Ascent.NA, like E.U. teams.
(also go laz)[/quote]
You can see the list of currently signed up teams here on the toornament page: https://www.toornament.com/en_US/tournaments/2587533425695768576/participants/
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#84
7 Frags +
DrHappinessSlot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30

Play shit koth maps as much as you'd like. (Invite will also have slots for tiebreakers)

[quote=DrHappiness]
Slot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30[/quote]

Play shit koth maps as much as you'd like. (Invite will also have slots for tiebreakers)
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#85
-3 Frags +
HenyDrHappinessSlot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30
Play shit koth maps as much as you'd like. (Invite will also have slots for tiebreakers)

This is awesome nice job.

[quote=Heny][quote=DrHappiness]
Slot for tiebreaker matches: 21:30[/quote]

Play shit koth maps as much as you'd like. (Invite will also have slots for tiebreakers)[/quote]
This is awesome nice job.
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#86
15 Frags +

any reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once

any reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once
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#87
14 Frags +
Iatginkany reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once

2 groups is so shit when you can have 1 group and play everyone.

[quote=Iatgink]any reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once[/quote]
2 groups is so shit when you can have 1 group and play everyone.
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#88
14 Frags +
Iatginkany reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once

Yeah having one group is so much better because you get to play every team once. Two groups is just worse.

[quote=Iatgink]any reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once[/quote]

Yeah having one group is so much better because you get to play every team once. Two groups is just worse.
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#89
11 Frags +
SilenteSIatginkany reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once
Yeah having one group is so much better because you get to play every team once. Two groups is just worse.

I agree!

[quote=SilenteS][quote=Iatgink]any reason why its 2 groups for invite again? as opposed to last years group with one invite group and everyone plays each other at least once[/quote]

Yeah having one group is so much better because you get to play every team once. Two groups is just worse.[/quote] I agree!
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#90
8 Frags +

2 groups means that incredibly arbirtrary seeding done by admins will have a huge impact on the tournament overall, as well as the fact that some teams may never get to play eachother which is very annoying - it's only 1 game more and worked fine at i63!

2 groups means that incredibly arbirtrary seeding done by admins will have a huge impact on the tournament overall, as well as the fact that some teams may never get to play eachother which is very annoying - it's only 1 game more and worked fine at i63!
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