Following a smaller outing at DreamHack Dallas, Atlanta has been named as EssentialsTF's next North American appearance, this time with 6v6 action.
The event will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from November 18th to the 20th. The 6s tournament will be BYOC, with rental information to be announced. More details including tournament format will be announced closer to the tournament, and posted on the event TFTV thread here.
Tickets for the BYOC competition and spectator passes will be available September 5th on DreamHack's website. Currently DreamHack will not require masks or vaccines for COVID-19 however, this may change based on municipal or organizer policy.
EssentialsTF has hosted several events with DreamHack, including the Community Clash series of tournaments, and the Beyond The Limit competitions online. Team leader Adam "ArchRhythm" Lloyd shared some hopes for the event with us:
EssentialsTF had the chance to go to DreamHack Dallas to reintroduce TF2 to the DreamHack community, now it is the TF2 community's turn. Dallas showed us DreamHack is deserving of the "Gaming Festival" moniker with big hitters such as IEM and ESL Impact in CS:GO, the Collegiate Rocket League World Championships, various FGC events and even a $10k prizepool Magic The Gathering tournament. To see TF2 alongside all this at Atlanta will be a dream come true for many of us.