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Essentials.TF announces i65 fundraiser
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Aelkyr
July 15, 2019

The 65th installment of the Insomnia Gaming Festival will be happening in little more than a month. Essentials.TF, who will be aiding in the organization of the TF2 tournament, have announced a fundraiser in partnership with Matcherino with a targeted goal of $5,000 USD (~£4,000 GBP). This will not only assist in subsidizing ESEA Invite team Ascent — who have confirmed they will be sending their NA squad to face off with their cross-continental counterparts Ascent.EU — but also bolster the current prize pool of £6,000.

The intercontinental organization are the first from across the pond to confirm they will defend North America’s honor at the tournament, in an announcement made on their Twitter for both their TF2 teams. This will mark the second time an American Ascent roster has attended an iSeries event, with the organization last appearing at Insomnia55 in 2015, aided by a fundraiser that also sent the dominant froyotech — the winning champions of i52, i55, and i63.

As stated in the Matcherino fundraiser statement, up to $2,500 (~£2,000) from the money raised will be reserved for Ascent to recoup their traveling expenses, with the other $2,500 being used to bump the current set prize money from £6,000, with a chance of raising up to £7,600 (~$9,500) or more.

This split fundraiser is using a gradual system to ensure that the donations will be equally shared, displayed in the infographic attached on Essentials.TF's announcement from Twitter. This distribution will be done whether the fundraiser reaches its goals or not.

The Matcherino marketplace page offers a variety of items and perks in true crowdfunding fashion, from a shout-out in the credits, to detailed demo reviews and more, with other rewards still yet to come. A percentage from the profits of every perk will also be used to help cover production costs for Essentials.TF. Alternatively, you can contribute to the fundraiser directly on the website.

The Essentials.TF fundraiser can be found on Matcherino's website.

The official Insomnia65 news & developments thread can be found here.

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eXtelevision
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niccce

niccce
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#2
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pog

pog
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#3
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shut up and take my money

shut up and take my money
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#4
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finally a legit fundraiser that gives a shit about the prizepool, thanks

finally a legit fundraiser that gives a shit about the prizepool, thanks
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#5
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are there fantastic donation incentives like watching an anime with my favourite player?

are there fantastic donation incentives like watching an anime with my favourite player?
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#6
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Lets goo

Lets goo
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#7
Essentials.TF
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WARHURYEAHare there fantastic donation incentives like watching an anime with my favourite player?

currently not something we've got plans for c; but if theres any more marketplace items anyone would like to see, feel free to suggest!

[quote=WARHURYEAH]are there fantastic donation incentives like watching an anime with my favourite player?[/quote]

currently not something we've got plans for c; but if theres any more marketplace items anyone would like to see, feel free to suggest!
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#8
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Kirstycurrently not something we've got plans for c; but if theres any more marketplace items anyone would like to see, feel free to suggest!

I personally think the signed poster from Rewind 2 or the signed postcard from the se7en fundraiser for the first Rewind were pretty cool. I know that stuff like this is related to a lot of extra work and organisation but I do believe that people would donate a respectable amout for those

[quote=Kirsty]
currently not something we've got plans for c; but if theres any more marketplace items anyone would like to see, feel free to suggest![/quote]

I personally think the signed poster from Rewind 2 or the signed postcard from the se7en fundraiser for the first Rewind were pretty cool. I know that stuff like this is related to a lot of extra work and organisation but I do believe that people would donate a respectable amout for those
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Essentials.tf
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We definitely have plans for physical merchandise, both made-to-order through matcherino's system (similar to teespring) and exclusive, signed by players and staff etc. That should be added soon, as was said this a bit more work that what is currently offered and we felt that we needed to get the fundraiser out asap.

If you're interested in merch for the event keep your eyes peeled on the official thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/52986/insomnia-65

We definitely have plans for physical merchandise, both made-to-order through matcherino's system (similar to teespring) and exclusive, signed by players and staff etc. That should be added soon, as was said this a bit more work that what is currently offered and we felt that we needed to get the fundraiser out asap.

If you're interested in merch for the event keep your eyes peeled on the official thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/52986/insomnia-65
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#10
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Intercontinental LAN Pog

Intercontinental LAN Pog
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#11
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how much for an anime session with Yight? (actually tho)

how much for an anime session with Yight? (actually tho)
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#12
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This is great but where is Banny

This is great but where is Banny
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Pls have posters I need to expand my collection

Pls have posters I need to expand my collection
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funhaver1998This is great but where is Banny

fear

[quote=funhaver1998]This is great but where is Banny[/quote]
fear
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Essentials.tf
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As requested we've added some more physical merch to the marketplace! Check out my post in the official thread here for details!

As requested we've added some more physical merch to the marketplace! Check out my post in the official thread [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/52986/insomnia-65/?page=3#66]here[/url] for details!
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#16
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these t shirts look dope as hell and i want one but why's the site asking for access to my youtube channel

these t shirts look dope as hell and i want one but why's the site asking for access to my youtube channel
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Essentials.tf
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Sherwoodfanthese t shirts look dope as hell and i want one but why's the site asking for access to my youtube channel

We don't have any reason to believe 'managing your youtube' would lead to anything nefarious but if you'd rather play it safe you can log in with another service, logging in with Twitch for example only allows access to your email address.

[quote=Sherwoodfan]these t shirts look dope as hell and i want one but why's the site asking for access to my youtube channel[/quote]
We don't have any reason to believe 'managing your youtube' would lead to anything nefarious but if you'd rather play it safe you can log in with another service, logging in with Twitch for example only allows access to your email address.
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Essentials.tf
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We're really close to our third goal of $1.5k, and there's not many signed posters left so if you were considering getting one you should soon!

Tweet here: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials/status/1161963267545325569

We're really close to our third goal of $1.5k, and there's not many signed posters left so if you were considering getting one you should soon!

Tweet here: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials/status/1161963267545325569
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#19
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The Matcherino page is broken for me, it only does it for the i65 one (other tournament pages are fine). It reports this error https://reactjs.org/docs/error-decoder.html?invariant=185 if you feel like calling them up

The Matcherino page is broken for me, it only does it for the i65 one (other tournament pages are fine). It reports this error https://reactjs.org/docs/error-decoder.html?invariant=185 if you feel like calling them up
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#20
Essentials.tf
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twiikuuThe Matcherino page is broken for me, it only does it for the i65 one (other tournament pages are fine). It reports this error https://reactjs.org/docs/error-decoder.html?invariant=185 if you feel like calling them up

Passed it onto our contact and they're working on it, cheers :)

[quote=twiikuu]The Matcherino page is broken for me, it only does it for the i65 one (other tournament pages are fine). It reports this error https://reactjs.org/docs/error-decoder.html?invariant=185 if you feel like calling them up[/quote]
Passed it onto our contact and they're working on it, cheers :)
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#21
Essentials.tf
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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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