After the success of last month’s cup, signups are now live for the DreamHack Community Clash EU, presented by EssentialsTF. This will be played over two weekends, with the group stage over June 12th and 13th and playoffs a week later, on June 19th and 20th, to determine who takes home a share of the $2400 prize pool.
The group stage will feature a six team Invite round robin, with any necessary qualifiers held the preceding week, before the top ten teams of the Main Swiss group join them to fight it out in a double elimination playoffs bracket. For any teams new to competitive TF2 there will be a separate Newcomer Clash, with its own $90 prize pool.
Last month’s cup in NA saw froyotech’s first tournament defeats in several years, falling to asdf 2-0 in the grand finals – who incidentally felled nerdRage along the way, leaving them with a 3rd place finish. After their tense victory over FAINT 3-1 last week, in the closest grand final of recent seasons, all eyes are turned to the champions: can they and their new meta do it again? Will their trash talk come back to haunt them? Was last month a fluke or is NA TF2 truly better than EU? With qualifiers limited to 12 teams, competition will be fierce as teams fight it out, hot off the closest season in recent memory, for those guaranteed playoff spots and a shot at the lion's share of the $2400 prize pool.
Signups for Invite close 1am CEST June 6th, while signups for Main close 1am CEST June 11th. More details, including the schedule, can be found at clash.tf or the Toornament page, and any questions can be asked in the relevant thread.