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yomps Family Fundraiser announced
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July 21, 2020

Last weekend, we tragically lost Justin “yomps” Swilpa. He represented the best of the TF2 community, not only as a player, but as a person. To support his family in these trying times, the community is coming together to host a two-day-long event celebrating yomps’ life and legacy.

Help support the Swilpa family through the yomps Family Fundraiser. (Image courtesy of RGL)

We invite you to join us in this effort this weekend on twitch.tv/eXtvEsports to watch, compete, and hopefully donate. Even if you are unable to contribute monetarily, please at least tune in to remember and honor the life of a bright soul who was taken from us far too soon.

Overview

The yomps Family Fundraiser will take place on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th, featuring a variety of miscellaneous events including a tournament.

The tournament will be split into two divisions.

  • Invite Division: The headline event of the fundraiser spotlights four of the top teams in North America. They will first play a Round Robin group stage before advancing to a double-elimination knockout bracket.
  • Open Division: Teams will play a four-round Swiss tournament, after which the top four teams will move forward to a double-elimination knockout bracket. Signups are open to all players who donate a minimum of $1 to the cause.

An EU tournament could possibly be arranged depending on community demand.

Schedule

(All times are in EDT)

Friday, July 24th:

  • 3:30 PM: Stream begins
  • 6:15 PM: Open Round 1
  • 7:00 PM: Invite Round 1 / Open Round 2
  • 7:45 PM: Invite Round 2 / Open Round 3
  • 8:30 PM: Invite Round 3 / Open Round 4
  • 9:15 PM: Day 1 Wrap Up

Saturday, July 25th:

  • 2:30 PM: Stream begins
  • 6:00 PM: Knockout Round 1
  • 7:00 PM: Upper Bracket Finals / Lower Bracket Round 1
  • 7:45 PM: Lower Bracket Finals
  • 8:30 PM: Grand Finals
  • 9:15 PM: Tournament Wrap Up

Ruleset

The tournament will largely follow the same ruleset as RGL Traditional 6s Season 3, with the exception of the two-half structure. Instead, 5CP maps will be played as a single half with a 30-minute time limit and 5-round win limit. Meanwhile, KOTH maps will be played to a 4-round win limit.

Map Pool

For the Open Swiss rounds, maps will be played in the following order:

  • Round 1: cp_process
  • Round 2: cp_gullywash
  • Round 3: cp_snakewater
  • Round 4: cp_sunshine

Meanwhile, the Invite Round Robin will play maps in the following order:

  • Round 1: cp_process
  • Round 2: cp_gullywash
  • Round 3: cp_snakewater

In all knockout matches, the full RGL map pool will be used.

  • cp_process
  • cp_ gullywash
  • cp_ metalworks
  • cp_ snakewater
  • cp_sunshine
  • cp_villa
  • koth_clearcut
  • koth_product

The pick/ban format for the knockout portions are as follows:

The higher seed chooses whether to be Team A or B.

  • A bans 1
  • B bans 1
  • B picks Map 1
  • A picks Map 2
  • A bans 1
  • B picks Map 3

Signups are live right now and will close at 9 EDT this Thursday. Visit yomps.rgl.gg, where all event and donation information will be posted. Donations can be made at the Swilpa family's GoFundMe.

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#1
66 Frags +

It’s amazing how so many people have come to organize this event. These are tough times but we are sure to get through it. #RespectHim

It’s amazing how so many people have come to organize this event. These are tough times but we are sure to get through it. #RespectHim
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#2
newbie.tf
49 Frags +

lft

We about to respect

edit: found one. also anyone that needs a mumble for this can get one for free through this weekend on na.voice.tf. just msg me here or discord KevinIsPwn#9461

[s]lft[/s]

We about to respect

edit: found one. also anyone that needs a mumble for this can get one for free through this weekend on [url=http://voice.tf]na.voice.tf[/url]. just msg me here or discord KevinIsPwn#9461
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#3
45 Frags +

#RespectYomps, definitely will be donating

#RespectYomps, definitely will be donating
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#4
40 Frags +

thanks to everybody who put in time & effort to organize this fundraiser [+]

(LFT main/div2 if somebody needs a +1 for the Friday leg of the event - unfortunately can't play Saturday)

#RespectHim

thanks to everybody who put in time & effort to organize this fundraiser [+]

(LFT main/div2 if somebody needs a +1 for the Friday leg of the event - unfortunately can't play Saturday)

#RespectHim
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#5
39 Frags +

god bless to anyone who organized this. well definitely be playing.

god bless to anyone who organized this. well definitely be playing.
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#6
RGL.gg
50 Frags +

I didn't know him directly, but seeing all the work behind the scenes has been special. He clearly was loved and respected.

Feel free to share photos and videos/clips either directly to me (sigafoo#0685) or in this thread and I'll try to keep the website updated as they come in.

#RespectYomps

I didn't know him directly, but seeing all the work behind the scenes has been special. He clearly was loved and respected.

Feel free to share photos and videos/clips either directly to me (sigafoo#0685) or in this thread and I'll try to keep the website updated as they come in.

#RespectYomps
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#7
21 Frags +

#respecthim

#respecthim
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#8
10 Frags +

respect yomps!

respect yomps!
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#9
9 Frags +

this is wonderful.

this is wonderful.
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#10
8 Frags +

Great initiative!
will definitely tune in to watch and support the NA tourny, best wishes to his family and close friends
hope an eu one will be announced as well, would play for sure

Great initiative!
will definitely tune in to watch and support the NA tourny, best wishes to his family and close friends
hope an eu one will be announced as well, would play for sure
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#11
6 Frags +

Thank you for setting this up, I'll be sure to donate

Thank you for setting this up, I'll be sure to donate
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#12
19 Frags +

if there is no EU tournament, im willing to play on NA servs with 90/100 ping (or more). lft as scout feel free to add me

#RespectYomps

if there is no EU tournament, im willing to play on NA servs with 90/100 ping (or more). lft as scout feel free to add me

#RespectYomps
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#13
9 Frags +

Thank you for organizing this wonderful event ❤️

A wonderful event for such a beautiful, kind person

#RespectYomps

Thank you for organizing this wonderful event ❤️

A wonderful event for such a beautiful, kind person

#RespectYomps
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#14
26 Frags +

Straight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?

Straight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?
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#15
5 Frags +

I won't be able to follow the stream this weekend, I hope there will be an opportunity to donate after the event is over

I won't be able to follow the stream this weekend, I hope there will be an opportunity to donate after the event is over
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#16
5 Frags +

Wonderfull initiative. Great community reaction !

Wonderfull initiative. Great community reaction !
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#17
15 Frags +
SpriteStraight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg

[quote=Sprite]Straight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?[/quote]

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg
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#18
6 Frags +
UberheightsSpriteStraight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg

Does this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?

[quote=Uberheights][quote=Sprite]Straight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?[/quote]

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg[/quote]

Does this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?
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#19
6 Frags +
lucrativeUberheightsSpriteStraight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg

Does this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?

There is a separate page for registering, so I'm pretty sure that the paypal.me/rglgg page is solely for donations to yomps's family through RGL's PayPal.
I won't be able to play the tournament, but I'll definitely catch the later matches and GF :) It's great we have a way to celebrate the memory of a legend and support his family.
Also, even if you can't contribute financially, it would be really valuable for everyone to get the word out about this event.

[quote=lucrative][quote=Uberheights][quote=Sprite]Straight up awesome.

Is there a donation link or something so people don't have to wait till friday to help out?[/quote]

I think donation is open @ yomps.rgl.gg[/quote]

Does this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?[/quote]

There is a separate page for registering, so I'm pretty sure that the paypal.me/rglgg page is solely for donations to yomps's family through RGL's PayPal.
I won't be able to play the tournament, but I'll definitely catch the later matches and GF :) It's great we have a way to celebrate the memory of a legend and support his family.
Also, even if you can't contribute financially, it would be really valuable for everyone to get the word out about this event.
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#20
13 Frags +

Thank you for this initiative.

Thank you for this initiative.
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#21
5 Frags +

This is why I LOVE this community.

This is why I LOVE this community.
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#22
4 Frags +

this is great, thank you so much

(lft)

this is great, thank you so much

(lft)
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#23
4 Frags +

I won’t be able to make it to the tournament between 7-8 pm. So I’ll donate normally to the cause.
#RespectYomps

I won’t be able to make it to the tournament between 7-8 pm. So I’ll donate normally to the cause.
#RespectYomps
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#24
7 Frags +

Really sick idea, want to play in this lft

Really sick idea, want to play in this lft
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#25
4 Frags +

This is amazing. You guys are amazing, may Yomps rest in peace

This is amazing. You guys are amazing, may Yomps rest in peace
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#26
8 Frags +

can players that were banned from rgl (they were banned for alting lmfao) play in this?

also can I just donate one big amount for the entire team or do they have to individually donate to join the team?

can players that were banned from rgl (they were banned for alting lmfao) play in this?

also can I just donate one big amount for the entire team or do they have to individually donate to join the team?
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#27
46 Frags +

LFT open or invite.
I would love to do something for one of the few people in our community that no one had a single bad thing to say about. Every player top level or not had a fond memory watching or playing with yomps.
He set an example of friendliness and compassion without even realising.

LFT open or invite.
I would love to do something for one of the few people in our community that no one had a single bad thing to say about. Every player top level or not had a fond memory watching or playing with yomps.
He set an example of friendliness and compassion without even realising.
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#28
12 Frags +

I’m going to be making a team for this.

Yomps was such a wholesome, humble, and loving guy. He deserves the biggest audience and as many participants as possible.

I’m going to be making a team for this.

Yomps was such a wholesome, humble, and loving guy. He deserves the biggest audience and as many participants as possible.
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#29
17 Frags +

I would like to play. I'm not sure if I'm allowed or not, but either way I will be donating to the fundraiser

I would like to play. I'm not sure if I'm allowed or not, but either way I will be donating to the fundraiser
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#30
24 Frags +
Geknaiircan players that were banned from rgl (they were banned for alting lmfao) play in this?

also can I just donate one big amount for the entire team or do they have to individually donate to join the team?

players banned for a significant amount of time can contact me or another admin and we'll look at your case, players with cheating and perma bans are not allowed to play

lucrativeDoes this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?

currently the money does go into the rgl paypal account as yomps's family has not given us a way to give directly, however we have contacts with their family and will have ways to donate to them hopefully in the next say or two. on top of that every donation rgl receives until the tournament ends and all of the team fees will also be going to the cause, and sigafoo told me that he will be covering all of the fees that paypal takes out of the final total to make sure that they get all of the money.

you can DM me on discord @boxcar#2397 for any questions related to the entire event

[quote=Geknaiir]can players that were banned from rgl (they were banned for alting lmfao) play in this?

also can I just donate one big amount for the entire team or do they have to individually donate to join the team?[/quote]
players banned for a significant amount of time can contact me or another admin and we'll look at your case, players with cheating and perma bans are not allowed to play

[quote=lucrative]Does this donation link also register us for the tournament or are they separate things? Does anyone know of a donation link that goes straight to the family or is that was this is?[/quote]
currently the money does go into the rgl paypal account as yomps's family has not given us a way to give directly, however we have contacts with their family and will have ways to donate to them hopefully in the next say or two. on top of that every donation rgl receives until the tournament ends and all of the team fees will also be going to the cause, and sigafoo told me that he will be covering all of the fees that paypal takes out of the final total to make sure that they get all of the money.

you can DM me on discord @boxcar#2397 for any questions related to the entire event
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