The Newbie Mix Team Drive is back for Season 27 of ESEA
The NA 6v6 Newbie Mix squad is putting on a team drive for this upcoming season, and we want it to be as large as possible. The removal of IM was a wakeup call to everyone on how ESEA TF2 has progressed throughout the past year or so, and we’re looking to help by at least giving the community the numbers it needs to bring it back. We’re hoping to not only make the barrier of entry much lower for people on the fence about joining ESEA, but facilitate more balanced matches for the entire league.
I have complete confidence that we can pull together a really strong team drive this season, but the Newbie Admins can't do this alone. We need the help of as many people as possible. Here are some volunteer positions that we need:
Will be put in charge of a single team. Team mentors will help their team get their roster sorted properly, guide the newbies through the ropes of paying/playing in ESEA properly, and do demo/map reviews with their team. Every team that signs up will be getting a mentor, and we would absolutely love to have a large pool of people to choose the best-of-the-best from, so please sign up. It shouldn't take more than 1-2 hours a week, and a team will love you for it.
Data Entry Staff
This one is simple, and anyone with a bit of rep in the community can help (regardless of their in-game skill). All the signup forms need to be entered into a google doc that we have set up during the first week of January, and it's a very easy job if we have a handful of people on top of it.
This is the less fun part. Some of the people that will play in the drive teams will be kids/young teenagers with no way to pay for ESEA. The amount of money we’d need to assist every player that signs up for the drive will likely exceed hundreds of dollars. Some of that will come from ESEA referral money, and some of it can be generously donated, but any newbies that can’t get paid for in some way will unfortunately be unable to participate. When our drive ends around December 31st, we’ll have about week to find people to help pay for some of these newbies fees, otherwise it will be difficult to comfortably place them on teams. Newbie Sponsors will be people we reach out to after that date about donating money to go towards fees.
If you don't want to pay for an entire newbie, but still want to help and donate, you can donate here, and check our progress here.
To volunteer in any of these positions message Jarrett on tftv or steam with a link to your ESEA page, your email (for google docs), and the things you'd like to help out with. If you have any questions/stipulations about the positions, or need more clarification, feel to message me about that too. Newbies can ask questions here. Even if you don't want to help out in any official capacity, spread the word as much as you can. Let's do something amazing for this game we all enjoy so much.