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EssentialsTF teases new online cup
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October 2, 2020

As we continue to sit in quarantine, EssentialsTF is here to occupy your weekend, with a two day online cup to take place on November 14th and 15th. This comes off the back of Player1's cancellation of Insomnia 67 in July, which was set to again hold Essentials' hallmark TF2 LAN.

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While full details are still to come, the event will boast invite and open divisions, similar to LAN format and other similar cups, with open teams being able to qualify into the invite playoffs. With the cup being planned around ETF2L's initial delayed season, the newly announced season 37 will coincide with the cup, however tournament staff are actively working with the league to mitigate potential conflicts in schedule.

EssentialsTF production lead ArchRhythm provided a short statement on the event:

We’ve been working really hard behind the scenes to put on the best event that we possibly can. What started out as an online replacement cup for this year’s Insomnia67 LAN has now taken on a life of its own, while we’re not able to give out full details just yet we hope that when we do you’ll be as excited as we are for this cup.

Future details regarding the cup will be announced on TFTV, so keep your eyes out, and stay safe!

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#1
Essentials.TF
29 Frags +

Hello all, really excited to announce this cup as this is something we've been working on for a while. We will hopefully have more for you in the near future, but there are a few more details we need to work on. Again, much like Lockdown Throwdown this is an online tournament but as it is happening within the main ETF2L season we urge teams to avoid scheduling conflicts on that weekend.

If you have any questions, please throw them in here for the meantime. We'll open a more formal thread when more details are announced. Myself and the other staff will be watching and aim to answer any questions we can do at this time.

Hello all, really excited to announce this cup as this is something we've been working on for a while. We will hopefully have more for you in the near future, but there are a few more details we need to work on. Again, much like Lockdown Throwdown this is an online tournament but as it is happening within the main ETF2L season we urge teams to avoid scheduling conflicts on that weekend.

If you have any questions, please throw them in here for the meantime. We'll open a more formal thread when more details are announced. Myself and the other staff will be watching and aim to answer any questions we can do at this time.
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#2
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I hope its not just EU and for both regions

I hope its not just EU and for both regions
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#3
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do highlander :)

do highlander :)
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#4
Essentials.TF
18 Frags +
scratchhI hope its not just EU and for both regions

This tournament would be EU focused. Doing both an NA and EU tournament simultaneously is an incredible undertaking due to the large increase in work as a result of doing two regions as well as some other logistical issues. In short, its on the cards but it really depends on engagement whether or not we would commit to something like that..

Much like other online tournaments/leagues, if teams agree you could play on servers from different regions. In addition, we could look into grouping NA teams together if there are enough NA teams signed up.

wiitabix69420do highlander :)

I'm not the biggest fan of HL myself, but I know there is interest in something like that. For this upcoming tournament, though, this will be purely 6s. Won't rule out HL in the future though.

[quote=scratchh]I hope its not just EU and for both regions[/quote]
This tournament would be EU focused. Doing both an NA and EU tournament simultaneously is an incredible undertaking due to the large increase in work as a result of doing two regions as well as some other logistical issues. In short, its on the cards but it really depends on engagement whether or not we would commit to something like that..

Much like other online tournaments/leagues, if teams agree you could play on servers from different regions. In addition, we could look into grouping NA teams together if there are enough NA teams signed up.

[quote=wiitabix69420]do highlander :)[/quote]
I'm not the biggest fan of HL myself, but I know there is interest in something like that. For this upcoming tournament, though, this will be purely 6s. Won't rule out HL in the future though.
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#5
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Yeah do NA so i can play

Yeah do NA so i can play
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#6
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Will it be casted without a pay wall for people in other regions?

Will it be casted without a pay wall for people in other regions?
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#7
Essentials.TF
13 Frags +
WhovianWill it be casted without a pay wall for people in other regions?

Unless something drastic changes between now and the event, the VODs on Twitch won’t be sub only.

[quote=Whovian]Will it be casted without a pay wall for people in other regions?[/quote]

Unless something drastic changes between now and the event, the VODs on Twitch won’t be sub only.
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