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Holiday Punch Tournament TeamFortress Blog
4 days ago

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Merry (almost) Smissmas! As a celebration of everything cold and snowy, Holiday Puncherinos are hosting the Holiday Punch tournament! The Holiday Punch tournament will consist of 8 teams of 7 dueling it out as Heavy on ctf_snowfort. But there's a catch! The only weapon allowed is the Holiday Punch!


Sign ups start on November 25th and end on December 10th! All players of varying skill may join! The tournament will be December 24th - 26th and will be hosted live. Good luck and have fun!


For more information, talk to Josh on their official Discord server.



Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
3 weeks ago

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Mannpower update
    • Dominant players are now marked for death only when carrying a powerup
    • Shield charge meter passive refill rate reduced. Reduction is greater when carrying a powerup
    • Items or actions that add to the shield charge meter now add less when carrying a powerup
    • Carried buildings now deploy faster than default, but not instant
    • Decapitating swords no longer get the base melee damage boost other melee weapons get in Mannpower
    • Strength powerup no longer multiplies critical damage
    • Medic
      • Powered up medics with unpowered up targets get a less reduced heal rate (50% -> 75% of default rate)
      • Reduced ubercharge gain on Ubersaw hit in Mannpower. 40% of regular rate if not powered up, 20% of regular rate if powered up

DreamHack TF2 Community Clash TeamFortress Blog
3 weeks ago

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Pack your bags and grab your guns because EssentialsTF has announced they're partnering up with DreamHack to run an online TF2 tournament on the 14th and 15th of November!


The DreamHack TF2 Community Clash will have a prize pool of $2000 (~â¬1700), the largest seen from any TF2 event since Insomnia65 last year.


The event begins on Saturday, November 14th, at 11:45am CET (5:45am EST) and will include a pre-show event and the group stages. Sunday, November 15th, brings the elimination playoffs starting at 12:00pm CET (6:00am EST) culminating with the grand final match!


You can catch all the action live on twitch.tv/dreamhack and get more information about the event, including the full schedule, on Clash.TF!





Team Fortress 2 Update Released TeamFortress Patches
4 weeks ago

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle)
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated pl_bloodwater
    • Fixed a Minify spell exploit at point A
    • Removed the Horseless Headless Horsemann from the map
    • Updated the underworld to give a rare spell when escaping




RGL.gg Halloween Charity Event TeamFortress Blog
1 month ago

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Happy Halloween! RGL.gg is hosting a Halloween charity event! It's time to get your gargoyles goinâ! From Friday, October 30th, to Saturday, October 31st, join them on twitch.tv/RGLgg for some ghostly shenanigans, featuring Halloween-themed invite show matches, spooky community pubs, pumpkin carving, highlights from their current season, a costume contest and much more TF2 and non-TF2 related events!


All of this is to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action non-profit with a 100/100 Encompass Ratingâ¢. Their goal is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species! In turn for your donation, RGL.gg has some rewards, such as community giveaways, custom logos, and the ability to torture their producer, DolphiN! It's rumored that Sigafoo might also make a special announcementâ¦


If you're new to RGL.gg or havenât heard of them, they're in week 4 out of 8 before their playoffs begin. No worries, though! There will be more TF2 as they're already preparing their next season, which is set to begin late 2020 and continue into 2021 with some special game modes and announcements coming after the current season ends.


*Donations are already open here


*Click here for the full details


*Join the event discussion channels in the RGL Discord




1 month ago

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The path through the playoffs is rarely as straight as a Roman road. For the teams in ETF2L's Highlander Premiership division this season was no exception. Unfortunately, Veni Vidi Vici were not able to match up to their name. They came, they saw, but they were not able to conquer inVision in the semifinal match.


The Grand Final match saw inVision facing the defending ETF2L Highlander champions, Super Dickmann's KANNONEN! It was a best of 3 series on the maps pl_upward and cp_steel, with koth_warmtic being the tiebreak. Check out the match between these titans on KritzKast's YouTube Channel!





Staff Promotions 2020 TF2Maps news
1 month ago

In parts of the world the leaves are turning and change is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with some changes to the Staff team?

Up first, please welcome @Sandwhip in their new role as Server Mod! Sandwhip joined the site in late 2017, and was brought on as a Silver Star earlier this year. Sandwhip is a talented mapper, a kind voice in our community, a regular in our Discord voice channels, and is always willing to help out when they can. Because of these...

Staff Promotions 2020

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PASS Time Federation Season 2 TeamFortress Blog
1 month ago

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Interested in playing competitively in a new light? The PASS Time Federationâs second season is just what you need! With a new ruleset, whitelist, format, and an added community map the second season is looking for new teams of players of any skill level! There will be in-game medals and a prize pool of keys for the first place team!


The new season wonât start until both the NA and EU branches have their team slots full (8 teams for each). Get registered before they fill up! Try out something new and evolving as your PASS Time goes competitive! Use their discord to sign up yourself and your team, get updates, information, and more!