Aero and I are reviving the IRC pug (Pick-Up Game) channel tf2.mix.nahl to give players an alternative to lobbies for focusing on competitive self-improvement. This channel was started many seasons ago to give HL players in the Steel to Gold skill range a place to find consistent, competitive games, and that's the spirit we hope to keep alive. We guarantee that any player new to the channel will be picked right away for their first pug.
IRC can be intimidating at first, but it's easy to learn. If you're unfamiliar, there are tons of people here capable of walking you through it, and there are no dumb questions.
We're looking to make this a permanent fixture in the TF2 community, so we want this channel to reflect what players want to get out of it. Hopefully we can return to the early days of mix.nahl when it would run 10 pugs a day every weekend with two servers running at once! The best way to make that happen is to collect as much feedback as possible. New maps? rtv enabled? captain prerequisites? Post your thoughts and suggestions here!
Please support us by joining our steam group, inviting your friends, throwing #tf2.mix.nahl in your steam username, and most importantly adding up this weekend!
The revival begins this Friday and Saturday, standard scrim time (~8pm EST) and will run as long as there are people in the channel looking to pug. Spread the word and leave feedback here or add me or Aero! Let's play some Highlander!