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The Team Fortress 2 Mix-Up Match charity matches have concluded and the team is actively working on polishing up and uploading the replays. So far the first two have been made available with rounds on Upward and Viaduct and the third round on Lakeside will be available soon. So soon in fact that we were told Monday was the day the final replay would be available. That's today!
The Mix-Up series raffles off a chance for three lucky winners via donations to play with developers and community celebrities in a Highlander best of three rounds. All donations and ad revenue will be donated to Doctors Worldwide.
Valve merchandise licensee NECA has launched a sneak preview of the upcoming Demoman and Pyro action figures that shows off each figure’s sculpt, articulation, and accessories. Each figure will ship with a promotional code to unlock in-game content. The figures are expected to be at retail by the end of January 2013.
Mixup Number Five has been announced giving players an opportunity to both donate to a good cause and a chance to play with the developers and various other community notables. Three lucky donationists will be randomly chosen to fill out the rest of a 9v9 team! If you're curious how it went last time around check out the replays.
ETF2L is starting up its third season of Highlander next week. Last year they had over 300 sign-ups and are hoping for even more this year! Signups start Monday, October 15 and are open through the week until October 23. The season is slated to start the first week in November.
As an added bonus, to help promote the new season, on Sunday October 14 there is a Highlander match scheduled between one of the best teams in Europe and North America: Teams SNSD and The Syndicate. The match will be broadcast on VanillaTV at 9:15PM CET and is a joint effort between VanillaTV, ETF2L, and eXtv who are all going to be covering the event. More details are available here about that match.
The United Gaming Clans (UGC) Highlander and 6v6 leagues are gearing up for their fall season openers on September 17 and September 19 respectively. UGC has expanded and now features operations in Asia and Australia and teams from these regions are ecouraged to sign up. In addition they will be raffling off an unusual hat and there will be an in-game medal design contest sponsored by Ruskeydoo (Hibernating Bear Heavy set creator). For more details visit the UGC forums.
The European Team Fortress 2 League has announced their 13th 6v6 Season. The prize pool is even bigger this year totaling 2,500€ in addition to featuring prizes from Tt eSPORTS.
Here's the upcoming schedule for the season featuring seven match weeks followed up by three weeks of title playoffs in the Premiership or two weeks of potential tiebreakers for other divisions. More details can be found on the hub page for the season.
The Highlander Nations Cup semi final match is on today! In fact it is starting in thirty minutes. Prepare yourself as Finland takes on France, broadcast times can be found on the VanillaTF2 website. Or just trust us that it starts in thirty minutes and tune in.
Purchase Awesomenauts before September 5th and receive 3 Awesomenaut-inspired items to use in Team Fortress 2.
The first of several replays have been made live from the Team Fortress 2 Mix-up #4. These are from the event where players raised an impressive $9,664 for children's hospitals around the world and a chance to play several matches against and with various community celebrities. Much fun was had and we're already looking forward to another.
eXtelevision has been putting together a fundraiser to help send two North American teams to the European Team Fortress 2 tournament at Multiplay i46! VanillaTV has been covering the events and will be hosting a night of exhibition matches over the next two weekends between the top two winning teams in North America.
Classic Mixup took first place in the eXtv-hosted i46 qualifier and the ESEA LAN champions, Leviathan Gaming, were runners up. These two teams are hoping to both be destined to i46, but need additional funds to make the trip happen. Visit eXtv and Vanilla TF2 for more details.
Season 5 of the Highlander league, The Round Robin is underway. Their goal is to create a fun atmosphere that caters to those who want some more structured games but without the pressure of the more serious competitive scene. Visit their site for more details and to sign up to participate in their league.
Liked Balloonicorn so much in the Pyromania Update that you'd like to take him home with you? Because Balloonicorn could really use a place to crash at for a bit (one, two weeks max), he's going through a bit of a rough patch right now. Also, you totally won't even know he's there. Hey, look, also, could you pick Balloonicorn up some smokes on the way home? He's good for it, he's just waiting to get some money wired to him. Available through ThinkGeek and the Valve Store.
While you're at the Valve Store, check out all the other cool new TF stuff that we just got in.
TF2Maps.net is putting on another level design contest to create a King of the Hill map that is designed around the Highlander style of play. STAR, an active community member, put them up to it and sponsored the contest along with some fun prizes. All the details and rules are available on the TF2Maps.net site.
Voting on the most recent map contest at TF2Maps.net is now on! Your help is needed to determine the top three of the 27 entries. With all sorts of interesting dynamic elements available in these maps you should download them and give them a play and vote for your favorite. All the details, and a trailer, are available on the contest website.