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The UGC League Winter 2016 season is about to start! The first week of matches starts January 11th for Highlander, January 13th for 6v6 and January 15th for 4v4. UGC has over 8,000 players in divisions across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Players from any of these regions are encouraged to sign up and join the fun! (Remember, January 19th is the last day that teams can sign up.) Visit the UGC website for more information.
Crash, the creator of Probed and one of the Senior Admins at TF2Maps.net, has been working on a series of up-to-date, highly informative mapping tutorials for Hammer. He's not finished making them, and plans to cover as many topics as possible, from the basics of the Hammer editor, to gameplay theory to art-passing and art detailing techniques. If you're at all interested in learning how to design a TF2 map, or are just looking to brush up on your skills, they're worth a look.
Yogscast just opened their yearly charity fundraiser: the Jingle Jam 2015! Donate at least $5 to receive two unique, custom-made TF2 items. If you're feeling particularly greedy, you can donate $25 to receive a host of awesome games, like Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Medieval 2: Total War, Torchlight 2, and many others.
And remember, 100% of the proceeds go to amazing charities like Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders and Mental Health Foundation. So head on over and join the festivities!
We say this every year, but we had an especially hard time this year choosing the winners of the Saxxy Awards. The Extended category in particular was overflowing with quality submissions - who knew that the Heavy could be so adorable or so creative, how dark Nick's backstory was, and how hilariously terrifying a plane full of Scouts could be!
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Saxxy Awards, who will be receiving the coveted Saxxy Award, equipable in Team Fortress, and to the Overall Winner, whose team will be flown out to meet the folks that make movies and games here at Valve.
Grab your best pocket Soldier and your favorite rocket launcher, it's tournament time! 32 Soldier/Medic teams will go head-to-head at EdgeGamer's Ultiduo tournament this Nov 14th and 15th, to find out who's the most devastating duo on the battlefield! Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Sign-ups are on a first-come first-serve basis up to 32 teams (Ultiduo is restricting teams to North America for server-related reasons). Click here for more info!
Just a quick note to the Workshop community: We're really excited about some of the cool stuff you've already submitted, but wanted to clarify that weapons submissions aren't going to win. So if you like winning, keep submissions to cosmetic items and taunts only. Why no weapons? Batman doesn't kill, you guys. It's sort of his whole deal.
This year's Invite series of the Challengers Cup gets underway Sunday, October 4th! Four teams battled it out through the qualifier tournament to prove themselves worthy to take on the European juggernauts of [R]eason Gaming, Epsilon eSports, The Last Resort, and Full Tilt. The eight best teams in Europe will be fighting to secure the $1500 prize pool kindly donated by the good folks from Razer. Catch all the airshots, headshots, and meatshots that Europe has to offer from can offer! Catch all the action on teamfortress.tv from 12:00 PM EST Sunday, October 4th.
The United Gaming Clans' (UGC) Fall 2015 season is about to start! The first week of matches starts September 28th for Highlander, September 30th for 6's and October 2nd for 4v4. UGC has over 8,000 players in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand, so sign up now and join the fun! October 6th is the last day that teams can sign up. Visit the UGC website for more information.
Item donations are now open for Tip of the Hats, an annual charity livestream event hosted by the Team Fortress 2 community. Cash donations will begin on Saturday, September 12th. The event streams at twitch.tv this September 19th at 12:00 PM EST. Last year's event boasted over 500,000 unique viewers and raised over $100,000 towards One Step Camp, a program that gives camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. It's a worthy cause, and this year's event promises to be the most ambitious yet! Be sure to tune in, and don't forget to donate!
The good folks at teamfortress.tv, in partnership with the also-good folks at SweetStakes.tf and ZOWIE, are running Gimmicks, Guts and Glory, a two-day invite-only tournament this weekend!
The best teams in Europe—Reason Gaming, The Last Resort and nerdRage.tf2—are lining up to take on froyotech, the current world champions. Four other LAN hopefuls have been thrown in with these lions to fight tooth and nail one last time before they enter into the LAN arena a month from now at one of TF2's biggest intercontinental tournaments, Insomnia55.
A more detailed schedule can be found here.
Grab your shields, sharpen up your blades and prepare yourselves for A Knight of Demomen, an all-out Demoknight battle taking place Saturday, August 22 (12:00pm ET-12:00am ET).
For twelve hours, players will battle as Demoknights to try and collect the most heads. All players must wield a shield and any melee weapon (no cabers). Players will also be permitted to use the booties and the bootlegger. The top three players when the twelve hours are up will be named victorious and receive the greatest of rewards. Click here to view the official rules and learn what you need to do to get in on the Demoknight action!
The Retrospective TF2 tournament is back for its second international event. Hosted by the RETF2 Collective and casted by eXtelevision, the tournament started July 1st and will go until the last week of July. Registration's limited, so if you're interested sign up now!
Two North American competitive Team Fortress 2 teams, Ascent and Froyotech, are trying to earn funds to compete at Insomnia55 LAN, and they need your help! Hosted in the United Kingdom, the Insomnia series LAN events are tri-annually held gaming festivals, bringing teams from around the world to compete at the highest level in one of the biggest events in competitive TF2. Be sure to check out their indiegogo pages for more information, and help out if you can!
The European Team Fortress 2 League are about to kick off their 21st 6v6 season, with applications open to all skill levels. To sign up, join a team or simply find out more about competitive TF2, head over to http://etf2l.org.
To further whet your appetite, check out the best frags from Season 20 in this video made by Premiership Medic Beater!
Florida LAN is bringing Highlander to the competitive LAN scene this May 16th with the Highlander Tournament, hosted by Apocalyptic Gaming Center in Winter Park, Florida. Registration is still open—enter now for a full day of fragging, raffles and cash prizes.