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RGL announces Invite LAN playoffs for their second season
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Wiethoofd
December 21, 2019

Just 3 weeks shy of a 5 year hiatus, the North American competitive Team Fortress 2 scene will see another playoff LAN event to determine the winner of a league’s most recent season.

This time however it is not ESEA, who stopped organizing them after the conclusion of their 18th season, but RGL that has found a venue in North Bergen, New Jersey and will have their Invite Playoffs for their 2nd Sixes season from the 27th to the 29th of March in 2020.

The venue in question, Helix eSports, offers sufficient amounts of gaming hardware to use for the four teams that would make it to the playoffs at the end of the season, while also offering a viewing area for keen gamers that want to show up at this event to watch the spectacle in person instead of online.

If a team that signed up for the Invite division and qualified for the playoffs is unable to make it to LAN, they automatically forfeit their spot to the next team in the points table that is able to show up instead. These teams then try and compete to get their hands on a slice of the estimated $9,500 prize pool that is up for grabs this season for all paid divisions. How big this slice of the prize pool for the Invite division will be, and its distribution for each placement won’t be fully revealed until the sign-ups for the season has closed in early 2020 and when more details become available.

The LAN playoff structure for the Invite teams will consist of a Double Elimination bracket, with the matches played on the 28th and 29th. Although it is not confirmed, there is a possibility for a community effort to organize an unofficial tournament utilizing the remaining available computers. For the players and spectators that do attend the event there is a hotel deal available.

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Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.

Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.
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SpuNot sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.

the majority of the TF2 player base is located on the east coast and also we'd probably be hard-pressed to find another venue of the same quality willing to cater to us, especially since there has never been an RGL lan before

[quote=Spu]Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.[/quote]
the majority of the TF2 player base is located on the east coast and also we'd probably be hard-pressed to find another venue of the same quality willing to cater to us, especially since there has never been an RGL lan before
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SpuNot sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.

be grateful you even have a lan nerd

[quote=Spu]Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.[/quote]

be grateful you even have a lan nerd
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#4
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RGL did some questionable shit at launch but man they're really impressing me with all the things they're doing to ensure that tf2 has a sustainable tournament circuit

RGL did some questionable shit at launch but man they're really impressing me with all the things they're doing to ensure that tf2 has a sustainable tournament circuit
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SpuNot sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.

you should organize the next NA LAN then

[quote=Spu]Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.[/quote]

you should organize the next NA LAN then
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#6
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I've been to Helix before for a NYXL watch party/overwatch tournament, and it's a solid venue. Easily held around a hundred people in the gaming areas alone, and had a wide upstairs lobby area with a bar where people can relax and take a breather. The smaller room with gaming setups got stuffy real fast from the number of people in it though. I brought my own keyboard, mouse, and headset and it all worked just fine as well.

cu@lan fellas

I've been to Helix before for a NYXL watch party/overwatch tournament, and it's a solid venue. Easily held around a hundred people in the gaming areas alone, and had a wide upstairs lobby area with a bar where people can relax and take a breather. The smaller room with gaming setups got stuffy real fast from the number of people in it though. I brought my own keyboard, mouse, and headset and it all worked just fine as well.

cu@lan fellas
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alfaSpuNot sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.
you should organize the next NA LAN then

that quest belongs to me.

[quote=alfa][quote=Spu]Not sure why the east coast was chosen when this isn't an international LAN, central US would have been a better, cheaper option. If this were international, it would be fine for it to be on the east coast for European teams to have cheaper flights.[/quote]

you should organize the next NA LAN then[/quote]
that quest belongs to me.
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Will the venue be handicap accessible?

Will the venue be handicap accessible?
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RegularTimWill the venue be handicap accessible?

they're hosting tf2 players so it has to be

[quote=RegularTim]Will the venue be handicap accessible?[/quote]
they're hosting tf2 players so it has to be
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