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LAN Downunder 2023 viewer's guide
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July 2, 2023

The LAN Downunder 2023: Australia's Christmas in July Event Returns with New Format and Exciting Matches

Lan Downunder 2023 (Graphic by CappingTV)

Get ready to celebrate Christmas in July with the highly anticipated LAN Downunder 2023 event in Melbourne, Australia. This year on July 8-9th, the event features twelve teams and introduces a new format. Dive into the details of this event, happening at the GIC Esports Arena and set to be the largest APAC TF2 LAN with over 130 attendees.


To accommodate the increased number of teams, the round robin stage has been split into two groups: Group A and Group B. Each group consists of two Premier teams, two Intermediate teams, and two Open teams. In their respective groups, teams will compete against each other to determine the playoff seedings.

At the conclusion of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will automatically advance to the Quarter Finals. The remaining eight teams will engage in a play-off series, where they will face off against teams from the opposite group. All matches will be played Bo1 on predetermined maps until the Semi Finals, Bo3, and the Grand Final, Bo5.


A total of twelve teams, comprising both experienced LAN veterans and promising newcomers, will compete in the tournament. Here are the teams competing in each group:

Group A Group B
Witness Gaming live horse reaction
Protein Farts Pipelin6
Gator Blanket never meet your heroes
Avo's Cados Bwain Fweeze
Barbie Horse Adventures noob puggers
Tarlantula eepy kitties

For detailed information, please refer to the Liquipedia page created by TeamFortressTV production team member Samus.

Map Pool

The event features ozfortress' Season 37 map pool, featuring global maps such as cp_process_f12, cp_gullywash_f9, cp_sunshine:

  • cp_process_f12
  • cp_gullywash_f9
  • cp_sunshine
  • koth_product_final
  • cp_snakewater_final
  • cp_sultry_b8
  • koth_bagel_rc6
  • koth_clearcut_b15d
  • cp_reckoner_rc6

Prize pool

Thanks to generous sponsorship by marketplace.tf, the prize pool for the event is:

  1. $1020 AUD
  2. $600 AUD
  3. $400 AUD


The tournament will open at 11 AM AEST on both Saturday and Sunday, running until 8 PM AEST. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 8th

  • 12:00pm | Group Stage Round 1
  • 12:50pm | Group Stage Round 2
  • 1:40pm | Lunch Break
  • 2:40pm | Group Stage Round 3
  • 3:30pm | Group Stage Round 4
  • 4:20pm | Group Stage Round 5
  • 5:10pm | Dinner Break
  • 6:10pm | Play-Ins
  • 7:00pm | Quarter Finals

Sunday, July 9th

  • 12:00pm | Semi Final 1 (BO3)
  • 1:40pm | Semi Final 2 (BO3)
  • 3:20pm | Afternoon Tea
  • 4:20pm | Grand Final (BO5)


For an immersive viewing experience, tune in to the live broadcast of the event on twitch.tv/CappingTV starting at 11:40 AM AEST on Saturday and Sunday. The event will be hosted by a talented team, made up of:


  • Avo — Commentator
  • user — Commentator
  • Goose - Commentator
  • heebs — Commentator
  • lizrd-wizrd — Commentator
  • Posse & Almonds — Commentator
  • woxhye — Commentator
  • freaky — Commentator
  • frydog — Commentator
  • snazzy — Online Commentator
  • Mikcow — Online Commentator
  • wan — Online Commentator


  • mitch — Producer
  • foodeater — Producer
  • Dr. Underscore — Observer
  • antlers — Observer
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