zxpI feel like the fundraiser really hasn't been plugged enough. I had trouble finding it myself, as theres no official announcement thread even though its the biggest/most important fundraiser. Besides that it wouldve been nice to ask b4nny to plug it, given that he has the largest audience in tf2. Surely even though hes not playing himself he would be interested in giving this intercontinental event all the exposure it can get, for the sake of "growing" tf2.
I'm sorry you consider the fundraiser to be poorly promoted, It's a shame because a lot of work has been put into this by myself, Uberchain, soda and the rest of the content team. You say there isn't an official thread: here's the newspost for it which I've tried to keep bumped and up to date, I've also regularly been keeping the official i65 thread updated with news of the event and the fundraiser, we've had nearly daily tweets, had a stream promoting it and it even got a mention on the official Team Fortress blog. So I'm not really sure what more we can do.
We've had a setback in having to cut at least a portion of the fundraiser short so we can give Belong the money for the fundraiser as I know keeping it open as long as possible will help, we're working on making sure we can at least keep raising money for Ascent past the deadline this Friday, as always keep your eyes peeled on the official thread or our Twitter for news on this