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DreamHack Community Clash EU (12-19th June)
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#1
EssentialsTF
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Hello again!

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

All matches are played using the ETF2L Config and Whitelists.
EssentialsTF Discord:
https://essentials.tf/discord

Invite Qualifiers:

  • 6 Teams will make up our invite groups. If there is enough teams (aka more than 6) that want to play Invite we will run Invite Qualifiers from 7-11th June.
  • Structure of the qualifiers will depend on signups but will likely be small round robin groups which you can play and schedule freely.
  • Signups for this are live!
  • 12 Team Cap
  • Registration ends 6th June @ 1 am CEST.

Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625690475143643136/information

Main Tournament:

  • Signups start 22nd May and end on 11th June @ 1 am CEST
  • 12-13th June: Invite Round Robin and Open Swiss, around 6 matches over the weekend (incl. Tiebreaker Rounds)
  • 19-20th June: Double Elimination Bracket (Bo3 Upper Bracket & Bo1 Lower Bracket)

Prize Pool

  1. $1,200
  2. $600
  3. $360
  4. $240

Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625601159333019648/information

Newcomer Clash:

  • Signups start 22nd May and end on 11th June @ 1 am CEST
  • 12-13th June: Five rounds of Swiss, with Tiebreaker Round if needed.
  • 19th June: 4 Team Single Elimination Playoffs
  • No player on the team must have played in the playoffs of the Open division in ETF2L or any equivalent league, or have exceeded 15 official matches.
  • 16 Team Cap

Prize Pool

  1. $60
  2. $30

Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625649045352071168/information

There is a soft region lock, no teams can have more than 3 players from a region that isn't Europe without admin approval. As we are trying a more spread out format and structure, 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.

Hello again!

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

All matches are played using the ETF2L Config and Whitelists.
EssentialsTF Discord:
https://essentials.tf/discord

[u]Invite Qualifiers:[/u]
[list]
[*] 6 Teams will make up our invite groups. If there is enough teams (aka more than 6) that want to play Invite we will run Invite Qualifiers from 7-11th June.
[*] Structure of the qualifiers will depend on signups but will likely be small round robin groups which you can play and schedule freely.
[*] [b]Signups for this are live![/b]
[*] 12 Team Cap
[*] Registration ends 6th June @ 1 am CEST.
[/list]

[b]Link:[/b] https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625690475143643136/information

[u]Main Tournament:[/u]
[list]
[*] Signups start 22nd May and end on 11th June @ 1 am CEST
[*] [i]12-13th June:[/i] Invite Round Robin and Open Swiss, around 6 matches over the weekend (incl. Tiebreaker Rounds)
[*] [i]19-20th June:[/i] Double Elimination Bracket (Bo3 Upper Bracket & Bo1 Lower Bracket)
[/list]
Prize Pool
[olist]
[*] $1,200
[*] $600
[*] $360
[*] $240
[/olist]

[b]Link:[/b] https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625601159333019648/information

[u]Newcomer Clash:[/u]
[list]
[*] Signups start 22nd May and end on 11th June @ 1 am CEST
[*] [i]12-13th June:[/i] Five rounds of Swiss, with Tiebreaker Round if needed.
[*] [i]19th June:[/i] 4 Team Single Elimination Playoffs
[*] No player on the team must have played in the playoffs of the Open division in ETF2L or any equivalent league, or have exceeded 15 official matches.
[*]16 Team Cap
[/list]

Prize Pool
[olist]
[*] $60
[*] $30
[/olist]

[b]Link:[/b] https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625649045352071168/information

There is a soft region lock, no teams can have more than 3 players from a region that isn't Europe without admin approval. As we are trying a more spread out format and structure, 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
8 Frags +

Schedule (CEST):

Community Clash
12th June

  • Round 1 - 17:00
  • Round 2 - 18:15
  • Round 3 - 19:30

13th June

  • Round 4 - 17:00
  • Round 5 - 18:15
  • Open Round 6 & Invite Tiebreakers - 19:30
  • Open Tiebreakers - 20:30

19th June - Playoffs (Double Elimination):

  • UB Round 1 - 15:00
  • UB Round 2 - 17:15
  • LB Round 1 - 18:15
  • UB Round 3 - 19:30
  • LB Round 2 - 19:30
  • LB Round 3 - 20:30

20th June

  • UB Finals - 15:00
  • LB Round 4 - 15:00
  • LB Round 5 - 16:15
  • LB Finals - 17:30
  • Grand Finals - 19:30

Newcomer Clash:
12th June - Open Swiss:

  • Round 1 (Gullywash) - 17:00
  • Round 2 (Metalworks) - 18:15
  • Round 3 (Snakewater) - 19:30

13th June

  • Round 4 (Sunshine) - 17:00
  • Round 5 (Process) - 18:15
  • Tiebreaker Round (Granary) - 19:30

19th June - Playoffs (Single Elimination):

  • Semi Finals - 17:15
  • Grand Final - 19:30
[b]Schedule (CEST):[/b]

[u]Community Clash[/u]
[i]12th June[/i]
[list]
[*] Round 1 - 17:00
[*] Round 2 - 18:15
[*] Round 3 - 19:30
[/list]

[i]13th June[/i]
[list]
[*] Round 4 - 17:00
[*] Round 5 - 18:15
[*] Open Round 6 & Invite Tiebreakers - 19:30
[*] Open Tiebreakers - 20:30
[/list]

[i]19th June - Playoffs (Double Elimination):[/i]
[list]
[*] UB Round 1 - 15:00
[*] UB Round 2 - 17:15
[*] LB Round 1 - 18:15
[*] UB Round 3 - 19:30
[*] LB Round 2 - 19:30
[*] LB Round 3 - 20:30
[/list]

[i]20th June[/i]
[list]
[*] UB Finals - 15:00
[*] LB Round 4 - 15:00
[*] LB Round 5 - 16:15
[*] LB Finals - 17:30
[*] Grand Finals - 19:30
[/list]

[u]Newcomer Clash:[/u]
[i]12th June - Open Swiss:[/i]
[list]
[*] Round 1 (Gullywash) - 17:00
[*] Round 2 (Metalworks) - 18:15
[*] Round 3 (Snakewater) - 19:30
[/list]

[i]13th June[/i]
[list]
[*] Round 4 (Sunshine) - 17:00
[*] Round 5 (Process) - 18:15
[*] Tiebreaker Round (Granary) - 19:30
[/list]

[i]19th June - Playoffs (Single Elimination):[/i]
[list]
[*] Semi Finals - 17:15
[*] Grand Final - 19:30
[/list]
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#3
EssentialsTF
8 Frags +

CLASH.TF is now online with all the new information for the Europe event, pass it on!

[url=https://clash.tf]CLASH.TF[/url] is now online with all the new information for the Europe event, pass it on!
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#4
-7 Frags +

Paging Corsa to win EU Dreamhack as well.

Paging Corsa to win EU Dreamhack as well.
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#5
6 Frags +

if its europe whys the prize money in fucking dollars then huh

if its europe whys the prize money in fucking dollars then huh
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#6
EssentialsTF
13 Frags +
torrit3if its europe whys the prize money in fucking dollars then huh

DreamHack’s sponsorship for the prize pool is being provided in US Dollars (USD)

[quote=torrit3]if its europe whys the prize money in fucking dollars then huh[/quote]

DreamHack’s sponsorship for the prize pool is being provided in US Dollars (USD)
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#7
EssentialsTF
6 Frags +

Main & Newcomer Signups are now open!! and Invite Qualifier signups are still open!

More info here: https://clash.tf

Signups will be open until June 10th.

If you wish to play in the Invite bracket, you must sign up to the Invite Qualifiers, signups close on June 5th.

[b]Main & Newcomer Signups are now open!![/b] and Invite Qualifier signups are still open!

[h][b][url=https://clash.tf]More info here: https://clash.tf[/url][/b][/h]

Signups will be open until June 10th.

If you wish to play in the Invite bracket, you must sign up to the Invite Qualifiers, signups close on June 5th.
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#8
2 Frags +

thought I'd post a msg I posted in the discord here as well just so other people who it may be relevant to see it:

I didn't really notice till I checked out the schedule but the playoffs lower bracket looks ultra wonky. If you lose 1 BO3 (potentially the first one of the entire playoffs), u have to play a gauntlet of BO1s to have a chance of playing the BO3 LBF, which gives you a chance to play the GF? I understand it's very close to the tournament starting and it must be frustrating that people hadn't really voiced anything about this way in advance, but I really think this is the worst of both worlds of single/double elim really :-P Please feel free to call me out if I've horribly misunderstood anything, this is just how I understand it atm

https://lan.tf/schedule/

thought I'd post a msg I posted in the discord here as well just so other people who it may be relevant to see it:

I didn't really notice till I checked out the schedule but the playoffs lower bracket looks ultra wonky. If you lose 1 BO3 (potentially the first one of the entire playoffs), u have to play a gauntlet of BO1s to have a chance of playing the BO3 LBF, which gives you a chance to play the GF? I understand it's very close to the tournament starting and it must be frustrating that people hadn't really voiced anything about this way in advance, but I really think this is the worst of both worlds of single/double elim really :-P Please feel free to call me out if I've horribly misunderstood anything, this is just how I understand it atm

https://lan.tf/schedule/
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#9
EssentialsTF
4 Frags +
Maksnip

I will be upfront, this playoffs format we've chosen is very experimental and is inspired from other games. One of the most frequent complaints we get from all three parties we take feedback from (Players, Viewers, and Staff) about all our tournaments is the extended breaks between rounds leading to significant downtime both during the tournament and on the stream. This problem is much more prevalent in double elimination, as in a LAN setting we usually do some part of playoffs over all 3 days simply because it takes so much time.

The Lower Bracket being BO1 condenses the bracket into a manageable two-day setup whilst giving teams who lose early on in the bracket the opportunity to make it to Grands. Running a BO3 Lower Bracket extends the schedule by an additional 4 hours on days that are already over 6 hours a piece. Obviously this would be amended if we simply ran a single elimination bracket, but for a team to turn up for a second weekend only to lose their first BO3 and end their run there seemed somewhat unfair for people who will dedicate multiple weekends for this event.

In short, the decision to run a BO1 Lower Bracket is to maximise games played whilst minimising downtime for the players, viewers and those on production. I won't claim that this is the ideal setup nor that the reasonings I have given have any weight. But rather than running a tired, flawed format these online events have given us an opportunity to try new ways of organising competitive tournaments going forward. Things will work, some things won't. Unfortunately, changing the schedule/format dramatically (outside of moving some matches forward or back 15-30 mins) is not really possible now given parts of the event are due to start next week. I will welcome any and all feedback on this, as per usual.

[quote=Mak]snip[/quote]
I will be upfront, this playoffs format we've chosen is very experimental and is inspired from other games. One of the most frequent complaints we get from all three parties we take feedback from (Players, Viewers, and Staff) about all our tournaments is the extended breaks between rounds leading to significant downtime both during the tournament and on the stream. This problem is much more prevalent in double elimination, as in a LAN setting we usually do some part of playoffs over all 3 days simply because it takes so much time.

The Lower Bracket being BO1 condenses the bracket into a manageable two-day setup whilst giving teams who lose early on in the bracket the opportunity to make it to Grands. Running a BO3 Lower Bracket extends the schedule by an additional 4 hours on days that are already over 6 hours a piece. Obviously this would be amended if we simply ran a single elimination bracket, but for a team to turn up for a second weekend only to lose their first BO3 and end their run there seemed somewhat unfair for people who will dedicate multiple weekends for this event.

In short, the decision to run a BO1 Lower Bracket is to maximise games played whilst minimising downtime for the players, viewers and those on production. I won't claim that this is the ideal setup nor that the reasonings I have given have any weight. But rather than running a tired, flawed format these online events have given us an opportunity to try new ways of organising competitive tournaments going forward. Things will work, some things won't. Unfortunately, changing the schedule/format dramatically (outside of moving some matches forward or back 15-30 mins) is not really possible now given parts of the event are due to start next week. I will welcome any and all feedback on this, as per usual.
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#10
EssentialsTF
4 Frags +

Due to there being 6 teams signing up and 2 teams automatically qualifying for various reasons (nR & forfeiting euros prize money) we will be running Qualifiers over the next week. Details for these will be sent out shortly, team leaders make sure you are on the EssentialsTF Discord.

Due to there being 6 teams signing up and 2 teams automatically qualifying for various reasons (nR & forfeiting euros prize money) we will be running Qualifiers over the next week. Details for these will be sent out shortly, team leaders make sure you are on the EssentialsTF Discord.
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#11
EssentialsTF
4 Frags +

There is around 36 hours left to sign up to the Main and Newcomer tournaments.

Sign up here: clash.tf

[h]There is around 36 hours left to sign up to the Main and Newcomer tournaments.[/h]

[h]Sign up here: [b][url=https://clash.tf]clash.tf[/url][/b][/h]
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#12
EssentialsTF
3 Frags +

Signups are now closed for DreamHack TF2 Community Clash EU 2021. We have over 60 teams signed up across the tournaments!

To all leaders of teams who signed up, please remember to "check-in" your team on Toornament between now and 12pm CEST on Saturday 12th to confirm your team's attendance. Failure to confirm attendance by check-in this may result in disqualification.

To check in, the Team leader who signed up the team on Toornament must log into Toornament, head to the tournament page for the cup and click the orange check-in button.

Main Tournament Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625601159333019648/information
Newcomer Tournament Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625649045352071168/information

If your team needs to make any roster changes, please let a tournament administrator know in the #contact-an-admin channel. Changes cannot be made once the tournament has begun.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind all participants to ensure they have read through and understood the tournament rules on our Toornament pages (linked above).

We will be adding team captains to the appropriate Discord roles over the next 24 hours or so.

Any questions you may have you can ask in the #contact-an-admin channel.

Signups are now closed for DreamHack TF2 Community Clash EU 2021. We have over 60 teams signed up across the tournaments!

To all leaders of teams who signed up, please remember to "check-in" your team on Toornament between now and 12pm CEST on Saturday 12th to confirm your team's attendance. Failure to confirm attendance by check-in this may result in disqualification.

To check in, the Team leader who signed up the team on Toornament must log into Toornament, head to the tournament page for the cup and click the orange check-in button.

Main Tournament Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625601159333019648/information
Newcomer Tournament Link: https://www.toornament.com/en_GB/tournaments/4625649045352071168/information

If your team needs to make any roster changes, please let a tournament administrator know in the #contact-an-admin channel. Changes cannot be made once the tournament has begun.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind all participants to ensure they have read through and understood the tournament rules on our Toornament pages (linked above).

We will be adding team captains to the appropriate Discord roles over the next 24 hours or so.

Any questions you may have you can ask in the #contact-an-admin channel.
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