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DreamHack Community Clash NA (1st-2nd & 8-9th May)
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EssentialsTF
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This is the event thread for the upcoming North American Community Clash sponsored by DreamHack and organised by EssentialsTF. Details about the event will be posted here when available. Questions about the event should be placed here as well and should be answered promptly. I would encourage any teams interested to check out the tournament pages as that contains all the relevant details about the event, but also keep an eye on our twitter page for updates: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials

All matches are played using the RGL Scrim Config and Whitelists.
EssentialsTF Discord: https://essentials.tf/discord

Main Tournament:

  • Signups end 6th May at 18:00 EST
  • 8-9th May
  • Day 1 - Open Swiss (6 Bo1 Rounds) & Invite Round Robin (2 Groups w/ 3 Bo1) followed by Playoffs Ro16
  • Day 2 - Playoffs (Single Elimination)
  • $2,400 Prize Pool, splits are the following
    1. $1,200
    2. $600
    3. $360
    4. $240
  • 72 Team Cap (subject to change)
  • https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/4539172956295323648

Newcomer Clash:

  • Signups end 6th May at 18:00 EST
  • 8-9th May
  • No player on the team must have played in the playoffs of the Newcomer division in RGL or any equivalent league and/or have exceeded 15 official matches.
  • Day 1 - Open Swiss (5 Bo1 Rounds)
  • Day 2 - 4 Team Single Elimination Bracket
  • Prize Pool confirmed, but details TBC
  • 16 Team Cap
  • https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/4539260879002624000

There is a soft region lock, no teams can have more than 3 players from a region that isn't North America. South American teams will be subject to admin discretion. We are open to suggestions about the format and times of matches. Please don't hesitate to let us know on Discord or within this thread.

This is the event thread for the upcoming North American Community Clash sponsored by DreamHack and organised by EssentialsTF. Details about the event will be posted here when available. Questions about the event should be placed here as well and should be answered promptly. I would encourage any teams interested to check out the tournament pages as that contains all the relevant details about the event, but also keep an eye on our twitter page for updates: https://twitter.com/TF2Essentials

All matches are played using the RGL Scrim Config and Whitelists.
EssentialsTF Discord: https://essentials.tf/discord

[b]Main Tournament:[/b]
[list]
[*] Signups end 6th May at 18:00 EST
[*] 8-9th May
[*] Day 1 - Open Swiss (6 Bo1 Rounds) & Invite Round Robin (2 Groups w/ 3 Bo1) followed by Playoffs Ro16
[*] Day 2 - Playoffs (Single Elimination)
[*] $2,400 Prize Pool, splits are the following
[olist]
[*] $1,200
[*] $600
[*] $360
[*] $240
[/olist][*] 72 Team Cap (subject to change)
[*] https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/4539172956295323648
[/list]

[b]Newcomer Clash:[/b]
[list]
[*] Signups end 6th May at 18:00 EST
[*] 8-9th May
[*] No player on the team must have played in the playoffs of the Newcomer division in RGL or any equivalent league and/or have exceeded 15 official matches.
[*] Day 1 - Open Swiss (5 Bo1 Rounds)
[*] Day 2 - 4 Team Single Elimination Bracket
[*] Prize Pool confirmed, but details TBC
[*] 16 Team Cap
[*] https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/4539260879002624000
[/list]

There is a soft region lock, no teams can have more than 3 players from a region that isn't North America. South American teams will be subject to admin discretion. We are open to suggestions about the format and times of matches. Please don't hesitate to let us know on Discord or within this thread.
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#2
EssentialsTF
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Match Times (EST)

Main Tournament:
8th May
Invite Round Robin:
Group 1 Round 1 - 14:30
Group 2 Round 1 - 15:15
Group 1 Round 2 - 16:00
Group 2 Round 2 - 17:30
Group 1 Round 3 - 18:15
Group 2 Round 3 - 19:00

Open Swiss:
Round 1 - 13:00
Round 2 - 14:15
Round 3 - 15:30
Break - 16:30 -> 17:00
Round 4 - 17:00
Round 5 - 18:15
Round 6 - 19:30

Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Round of 16 - 21:00

9th May - Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Quarter Finals - 13:30
Semi Finals - 16:00
3rd Place Match - 18:30
Grand Finals - 21:00

Newcomer Clash
8th May - Open Swiss:
Round 1 (Gullywash) - 13:00
Round 2 (Metalworks) - 14:30
Round 3 (Snakewater) - 16:00
Round 4 (Sunshine) - 17:30
Round 5 (Process) - 19:00

9th May - Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Semi Finals - 16:00
Grand Final - 18:30

[u][b]Match Times (EST)[/b][/u]

[b]Main Tournament:[/b]
8th May
Invite Round Robin:
Group 1 Round 1 - 14:30
Group 2 Round 1 - 15:15
Group 1 Round 2 - 16:00
Group 2 Round 2 - 17:30
Group 1 Round 3 - 18:15
Group 2 Round 3 - 19:00

Open Swiss:
Round 1 - 13:00
Round 2 - 14:15
Round 3 - 15:30
Break - 16:30 -> 17:00
Round 4 - 17:00
Round 5 - 18:15
Round 6 - 19:30

Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Round of 16 - 21:00

9th May - Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Quarter Finals - 13:30
Semi Finals - 16:00
3rd Place Match - 18:30
Grand Finals - 21:00

[b]Newcomer Clash[/b]
8th May - Open Swiss:
Round 1 (Gullywash) - 13:00
Round 2 (Metalworks) - 14:30
Round 3 (Snakewater) - 16:00
Round 4 (Sunshine) - 17:30
Round 5 (Process) - 19:00

9th May - Playoffs (Single Elimination):
Semi Finals - 16:00
Grand Final - 18:30
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#3
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is there an entry fee? where prizepool money come from?

also, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?

is there an entry fee? where prizepool money come from?

also, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?
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#4
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carterwhere prizepool money come from?

methe

[quote=carter]where prizepool money come from?
[/quote]
methe
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#5
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carteralso, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?

You can use addresses from 10minutemail/similar and it's fine. Though if you end up winning prize money that could complicate things.

[quote=carter]
also, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?[/quote]

You can use addresses from 10minutemail/similar and it's fine. Though if you end up winning prize money that could complicate things.
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#6
EssentialsTF
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carteris there an entry fee? where prizepool money come from?

also, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?

There is no entry fee, the prizepool has been provided by DreamHack. As for email addresses, we require them for two main reasons. In the case that something goes wrong with discord etc. we need a way to get in contact with individuals. Secondly if you win prize money those emails are needed to send over to DreamHack. If you are not comfortable having your email listed, we may look into making them private or only requiring team leaders emails.

[quote=carter]is there an entry fee? where prizepool money come from?

also, can i register a team without submitting my whole team's email addresses?[/quote]

There is no entry fee, the prizepool has been provided by DreamHack. As for email addresses, we require them for two main reasons. In the case that something goes wrong with discord etc. we need a way to get in contact with individuals. Secondly if you win prize money those emails are needed to send over to DreamHack. If you are not comfortable having your email listed, we may look into making them private or only requiring team leaders emails.
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#7
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whos up to make a newcomer team for this event with me?

whos up to make a newcomer team for this event with me?
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#8
EssentialsTF
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Just wanted to quickly bump this thread to remind teams that wish to play invite that they have less than a week to sign up to the qualifiers. All teams that want to play invite in the main tournament must signup. The structure of the qualifiers may change based upon signups, although this will be communicated to teams.

As always, direct any questions here on in the EssentialsTF discord.

Just wanted to quickly bump this thread to remind teams that wish to play invite that they have less than a week to sign up to the qualifiers. All teams that want to play invite in the main tournament must signup. The structure of the qualifiers may change based upon signups, although this will be communicated to teams.

As always, direct any questions here on in the EssentialsTF discord.
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#9
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>:)

>:)
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#10
EssentialsTF
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Signups for the NA Invite Qualifiers have been extended! You have just over a day to get signed up, and since only 4 teams have signed up so far we're really looking for people to get a move on. Based upon signups for Invite we may adjust the structure for the event. Registered teams will be contacted by email and a post will be placed here to announce any and all changes to the event.

Signups for the NA Invite Qualifiers have been extended! You have just over a day to get signed up, and since only 4 teams have signed up so far we're really looking for people to get a move on. Based upon signups for Invite we may adjust the structure for the event. Registered teams will be contacted by email and a post will be placed here to announce any and all changes to the event.
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#11
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I made an rgl thread to help you guys out. https://forums.rgl.gg/topic/1374/dreamhack-community-clash-na/3

I made an rgl thread to help you guys out. https://forums.rgl.gg/topic/1374/dreamhack-community-clash-na/3
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#12
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mfw only 5 invite teams signed up and 2 are euro teams

mfw only 5 invite teams signed up and 2 are euro teams
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#13
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I mean there has been no promotion of this event at all (or at least none that I know of). I asked my team if they wanted to play and they thought I meant the rgl experimental cup thats happening the weekend after. This got no mention from anywhere on RGL (Forums, Discord, or Stream) nor did it even get any promotion as an article. Just a thread that may be easily missed.

I mean there has been no promotion of this event at all (or at least none that I know of). I asked my team if they wanted to play and they thought I meant the rgl experimental cup thats happening the weekend after. This got no mention from anywhere on RGL (Forums, Discord, or Stream) nor did it even get any promotion as an article. Just a thread that may be easily missed.
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#14
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it also might have to do with people having final exams soon lol

it also might have to do with people having final exams soon lol
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#15
EssentialsTF
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Could the captains of the teams that did signup join the Discord and message me so I can add you to the private channels. Due to the limited signups for Invite, we will need to adjust the structure and I would like to discuss that with the captains before I make any changes. Specifically I need the captains of:

  • HRTeam (Magma)
  • Cat Posse (kura_beast)
TcmanoI mean there has been no promotion of this event at all (or at least none that I know of). I asked my team if they wanted to play and they thought I meant the rgl experimental cup thats happening the weekend after. This got no mention from anywhere on RGL (Forums, Discord, or Stream) nor did it even get any promotion as an article. Just a thread that may be easily missed.

We believe that we have promoted this frequently through multiple newsposts, threads and social media. All of which we encouraged people to keep an eye on those channels for updates. We reached out to RGL staff for support where reasonable, but at the end of the day this is a cup seperate from their organisation. It's clear though that our usual channels of communication are quieter in NA than we expected, and will do better to promote our events for NA audiences.

That being said, the main tournament next weekend is still going ahead which will be open to all teams who wish to compete. Additionally there is a Newcomer tournament for teams who do not have experience with competitive mode. All tournaments have been designed to be adjustable for signups, whether that's 16 teams total or 72 and beyond. We are committed to delivering the event as promised, and that has not changed.

[b]Could the captains of the teams that did signup join the Discord and message me so I can add you to the private channels. Due to the limited signups for Invite, we will need to adjust the structure and I would like to discuss that with the captains before I make any changes. Specifically I need the captains of:[/b]
[list]
[*] HRTeam (Magma)
[*] Cat Posse (kura_beast)
[/list]

[quote=Tcmano]I mean there has been no promotion of this event at all (or at least none that I know of). I asked my team if they wanted to play and they thought I meant the rgl experimental cup thats happening the weekend after. This got no mention from anywhere on RGL (Forums, Discord, or Stream) nor did it even get any promotion as an article. Just a thread that may be easily missed.[/quote]

We believe that we have promoted this frequently through multiple newsposts, threads and social media. All of which we encouraged people to keep an eye on those channels for updates. We reached out to RGL staff for support where reasonable, but at the end of the day this is a cup seperate from their organisation. It's clear though that our usual channels of communication are quieter in NA than we expected, and will do better to promote our events for NA audiences.

That being said, the main tournament next weekend is still going ahead which will be open to all teams who wish to compete. Additionally there is a Newcomer tournament for teams who do not have experience with competitive mode. All tournaments have been designed to be adjustable for signups, whether that's 16 teams total or 72 and beyond. We are committed to delivering the event as promised, and that has not changed.
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#16
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If someone wants to do a lower level invite team last min I’d med. it’s just super hard finding anyone to play mid-day. Most folks with this experience have extra 6s scrims at night, ( of they have the flexibility and are scriming or preparing for HL ) on top of that they are mostly older, prob have day jobs.

If someone wants to do a lower level invite team last min I’d med. it’s just super hard finding anyone to play mid-day. Most folks with this experience have extra 6s scrims at night, ( of they have the flexibility and are scriming or preparing for HL ) on top of that they are mostly older, prob have day jobs.
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EssentialsTF
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Just throwing in a quick update just so everyone is aware.

Due to lower than expected signups for Invite, the qualifiers that were planned for this weekend will not be going ahead. All 8 teams who signed up will automatically proceed to the group stages within the main tournament. As such the format of the second weekend (aka the main tournament) will be going ahead as planned.

We will be accepting any registrations to the open and newcomer tournaments from this evening onwards. I encourage teams to signup sooner rather than later as there is limited capacity of 72 teams, although if there is significant interest alternative formats may be discussed.

If there are any other places where we could communicate information about this event (RGL forums etc.) please let me know so we can get that out there. We want as many teams as you can make to turn up. As always direct any questions here or in the #contact-an-admin channel on Discord.

Thank you for your patience and hope to see you at the event!

Just throwing in a quick update just so everyone is aware.

Due to lower than expected signups for Invite, the qualifiers that were planned for this weekend will not be going ahead. All 8 teams who signed up will automatically proceed to the group stages within the main tournament. As such the format of the second weekend (aka the main tournament) will be going ahead as planned.

We will be accepting any registrations to the open and newcomer tournaments from this evening onwards. I encourage teams to signup sooner rather than later as there is limited capacity of 72 teams, although if there is significant interest alternative formats may be discussed.

If there are any other places where we could communicate information about this event (RGL forums etc.) please let me know so we can get that out there. We want as many teams as you can make to turn up. As always direct any questions here or in the #contact-an-admin channel on Discord.

Thank you for your patience and hope to see you at the event!
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#18
EssentialsTF
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5 more days to sign up to the main tournament: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information

5 more days to sign up to the main tournament: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
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#19
EssentialsTF
3 Frags +

We have accepted our first wave of participants for the open tournament. Open captains, you should have received an email confirming whether you have been accepted to play. Could you also please ensure that your discord name is the same as the one you registered with (you can change nicknames for individual servers).

EDIT: Prize Pool splits for the open tournament have been confirmed. Newcomer splits to follow promptly.

We have accepted our first wave of participants for the open tournament. Open captains, you should have received an email confirming whether you have been accepted to play. Could you also please ensure that your discord name is the same as the one you registered with (you can change nicknames for individual servers).

EDIT: Prize Pool splits for the open tournament have been confirmed. Newcomer splits to follow promptly.
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#20
EssentialsTF
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4 more days to sign up to the main tournament: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information

4 more days to sign up to the main tournament: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
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#21
EssentialsTF
3 Frags +

Signups for both the Newcomer and Main tournaments have been extended to Thursday 6th May at 18:00 EDT. Make sure that you are registered before then otherwise you will not make it into the tournament. We have enough signups to run the main tournament but we would love to see more teams, especially for the Newcomer tournament. If you know anyone who is new to competitive TF2 I would encourage you to get them to sign up for that.

Signups for both the Newcomer and Main tournaments have been extended to Thursday 6th May at 18:00 EDT. Make sure that you are registered before then otherwise you will not make it into the tournament. We have enough signups to run the main tournament but we would love to see more teams, especially for the Newcomer tournament. If you know anyone who is new to competitive TF2 I would encourage you to get them to sign up for that.
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#22
EssentialsTF
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48 Hours remaining till signups end, its your last chance to get teams together to play!

https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539260879002624000/information

48 Hours remaining till signups end, its your last chance to get teams together to play!

https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539260879002624000/information
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#23
EssentialsTF
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Just over 12 hours remaining to sign up!

https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539260879002624000/information

Just over 12 hours remaining to sign up!

https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539172956295323648/information
https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4539260879002624000/information
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#24
EssentialsTF
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Signups for the NA Community Clash have ended. If you have signed up these are your next steps:

1) Ensure that your team captain is on the Discord;

2) Contact an admin letting them know who is your captain for your team, with their Discord Tag (Username#0000);
a) If you want a member of your team to act as a deputy captain, please let an admin know;

3) Check-in for the event starts on the 7th at 17:00. All teams must be checked in before the deadline on the 8th 1 hour before the tournament starts;

4) Keep an eye on the Discord for all updates to the event;

5) Ensure that you have read the rules on the Tournament Page.

Signups for the NA Community Clash have ended. If you have signed up these are your next steps:

1) Ensure that your team captain is on the Discord;

2) Contact an admin letting them know who is your captain for your team, with their Discord Tag (Username#0000);
a) If you want a member of your team to act as a deputy captain, please let an admin know;

3) Check-in for the event starts on the 7th at 17:00. All teams must be checked in before the deadline on the 8th 1 hour before the tournament starts;

4) Keep an eye on the Discord for all updates to the event;

5) Ensure that you have read the rules on the Tournament Page.
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#25
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This was very awesome and fun! Let's do it again soon!

This was very awesome and fun! Let's do it again soon!
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#26
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gg’s everyone

gg’s everyone
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#27
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gg all, fun day of tf2

gg all, fun day of tf2
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