Hello gamers, it's been a while. There's roughly a million updates to give for Hugs17, so I'll try to be concise.
Firstly, it's literally a week away (not literally, turns out it's 4 days away). May 6th-7th, 26ish hours of sleep-deprived gaming including showmatches on Saturday and Sunday, jumping, miscellaneous horror games and even an arts and crafts segment. Full schedule to be found soon at hugs.tf.
In other news, we have a medal this year! Available to anyone who donates £10 ($13) or more over the course of the event, in either item or cash donations, this wonderful golden heart will be yours forever and will allow you to demonstrate in-game how unreasonably generous you are as a human being.
As you probably got from above, we have item donations available this year thanks to the merry gamers at scrap.tf, so anyone who feels like throwing in that spare unusual, few keys or random skins you have just sitting about (including CS:GO skins and knives) can go to our page and have it directly translated into cold hard cash money dolla and sent straight to Special Effect themselves. As of the time of writing, there has been $2400 donated already through the scrap.tf system and we are quite literally speechless over the support we've already had considering we're still several days from the start of the stream.
Over the next few days we're going to be releasing near constant updates through our twitter (including the rosters for the Saturday showmatch coming very, very soon indeed) so anyone who hasn't already can throw us a follow and keep up to date with everything's that planned.