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Tablecloth and Chaoughkimyero dropped us a line to show us their neat custom made Cow Mangler 5000. Check it out!
The ESL Nations Cup Grand Final will be played this week, with live shoutcasting in four languages. The UK team managed to beat out Spain to win the losers bracket, and are back for a rematch with Germany. Head over here for the details.
Good luck to both teams!
The larger-than-life Victory Pack Soldier has been a major hit so far at the Weta booth during day one of Comic-Con 2011. If you're attending the show, stop by and check out the awesome collection Dr. Grordbort's replica space guns and ask for one of the special coupons that'll get you the Righteous Bison for FREE! Coupons are limited so get them while they last!
The Lo-Fi Owners Group have teamed up with Child's Play to ensure those kids in hospitals around the world get have some fun with video games while they wait their turn to be Ubercharged. They are looking to raise $1000 from your donations. The 30 most generous donators will receive a Lo-Fi Longwave hat from KritzKast, and will be invited to play a few rounds with our very own Robin Walker.
Full details and rules of the event may be found in the forum. The charity match is tomorrow, so you're running out of time. Head over here to chip in some cash for the worthy cause. And please, if you find Robin in your crosshairs, don't hesitate for a second - take him out. Don't worry if you're out of practice, he's crap at TF2.
Torn Productions dropped us a line to show us their latest work, a frags video from last season's ESEA champions Checksix Gaming, featuring the soldier duo of TLR and Dave__AC. Many Medics & Scouts died to bring you this video, not to mention a large number of enemy soldiers just hanging about in the air.
Kassie N over at Tumblr dropped us a line to show us how she and many others in the Tumblr TF2 community spent their time while waiting for Meet the Medic. From June 10th to June 23rd, they drew and painted Medics of all shapes and sizes, and collected them into a massively Medictastic collage. In the end, they had over 160 images, created by over 50 different artists.
Kassie then sent that massive collage to us, and we promptly brought down the Valve network trying to download it. After that, Kassie took mercy on us and broke it into individual images, and our IT staff took mercy and stopped trying to have us fired.
Go check it out!
The chaps over at Will it Craft? fired us an email to say their crafting tool is just as crafty as any previously posted crafting helper, so we crafted up this post to let you know.
The fine folks over at VanillaTF2 dropped us a line to tell us that one of the best games in competitive TF2 history wrapped up on the weekend, when Team Thermaltake met TCM Gaming in the ETF2L Season 9 Premiership Final. If you haven't seen it already, you're in for a treat. You can watch the shoutcast over here (match starts at the 0:53), or the firstperson view over here (match starts at 0:43:30).
Torden also sent us a this breakdown of various other upcoming events in competitive TF2:
If you haven't seen it yet, Thomas 'King2500' Schulz has released his nifty Crafting Advisor, which will analyse your backpack and figure out what you could potentially create out of all the junk you've got lying around in your backpack. Once you select what you want to craft, it'll lay out the set of blueprints you should follow to arrive at it.
Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
It starts Sunday July 10th, from 20:00 CEST. The cup itself will run over two Sundays. The first 3 rounds will be played on the first Sunday, while the quarter, semi and grand final will be on Sunday July 17th. Simply create a 2v2 team and you’ll be able to signup. The game server is located in London and playable for American teams. Visit the ETF2L tournament page for complete details.