I am happy to formally announce that Se7en will be attending Rewind 2, confirming an international presence at the event and thus making it the next world championship of TF2. Our roster will be as follows:
Scout – AMS @AMStf2
Scout – Thalash @ThalashEEE
Roamer – Drackk @Drackke
Pocket – kaptain @kaptai_n
Demoman – kaidus @kaidus_
Medic – Raymon @Rayyymun
From the outset, it has been our goal to make use of existing revenue streams within TF2 to further our ambition of attending all major LANs without a need of fundraisers. Thanks to the support of the community throughout our fledgling year, as well as our players willingness to reinvest prize money back into the game, Rewind 2 will not only continue this trend but also mark the first intercontinental voyage by a top team without a fundraiser.
This is as much a success for the team as it is for the community - and as long as the community is willing to lend its support, we will be able to guarantee an elite European presence at top events. Merchandise campaigns have been amongst our most successful endeavours; therefore to mark our second trip to the USA we have launched a brand new apparel range, featuring several limited edition items, as well as the addition of a permanent store featuring the original Se7en designs.
Having said that, we still regularly receive queries from people who want to directly contribute financially, and see 100% of that contribution go towards the organisation. Given that our ambition is always to reinvest any profit into TF2, we are now willing to offer this option via our twitch channel. Any money received will be used to subsidise the cost of our trip to Rewind 2 for the foreseeable future.
We will be flying out to California on Monday 12th February to boot camp prior to the event, with the aim of producing a variety of content in the process - the details of which will be announced over the coming weeks. It is thanks to your continued support that we are able to ensure that the TF2 competitive calendar remains as exciting as it has ever been. I will take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped make Se7en a reality since its inception in late 2016 – players, volunteers, and contributors alike. Rewind 2 is shaping up to be one of the best LANs in recent memory, and we are very excited to be a part of it. Stay tuned and cu@