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A Drop of Delight

September 14, 2021 - TF2 Team



A Drop of Delight is a 12-hour community charity live stream event on September 19th, 2021, from 12 PM - 12 AM EDT!


The event benefits Just a Drop, a charity organization helping to provide clean water in developing countries. The live stream will feature different TF2 content creators and competitive players alike in a variety of fun activities! They'll also be giving away nine different Unusuals!


Visit their website for more information and be sure to watch the event on their Twitch channel!


BlapBash 2021

September 6, 2021 - TF2 Team



BlapBash 2021 has begun! Familiar TF2 personalities and communities gathered on August 28th and 29th to raise money for SpecialEffect! They brought back classic events like competitive spire matches and TF2 case unboxing, and they introduced some brand-new surprises! Highlights of the broadcast will be displayed on their Twitter. Both days of the event are available to watch right now on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel.


BlapBash in-game medals have also returned! Claim one for yourself with a minimum $5 donation made before September 12th! To donate, visit the BlapBash donation page!


Donations close on September 12th, so act fast!


RGL.gg Highlander Grand Finals

August 14, 2021 - TF2 Team

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On the other side of RGL.gg, Invite Highlander finalists Man Crush Monday and Don't Press Tab will face-off on August 16th, at 9:30 PM EDT, for the $1,024 prize pool! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel.


With the RGL.gg 2021 Summer seasons coming to an end, registrations for the Fall seasons of Traditional 6v6 and Highlander will be opening soon. If you're interested in participating in RGL.gg, please check the RGL.gg website and Discord server for information and updates. Now is a great time to try out competitive TF2 if you've never tried it. RGL.gg is the largest league in North America. As a bonus, participants will receive in-game medals!


Casual.TF's Scholar Support

August 10, 2021 - TF2 Team



Scholar Support is a community event to raise money for The Education Trust, a charity which helps provide education to those who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Scholar Support will start on August 13th and features FOUR days of fundraising, community activities and fun, all of which will be streamed on Casual.TF's Twitch channel.


Click here to get more info on the Scholar Support event.


RGL.gg 6v6 Grand Finals

August 10, 2021 - TF2 Team

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The RGL.gg Grand Finals are on their way!


This time, Witness Gaming will face long-time Invite champions Froyotech for a $13,938 prize pool! You won't want to miss this battle! Their last match was very close! Who will win this time and be declared champions? Come find out on August 12th, at 11 PM EDT! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel.


If you're interested in attending RGL.gg's first North American LAN (announced two years ago), an update was recently posted on their website.


Are you new to the competitive scene or an experienced player wanting to come to spend a day trying new rules for RGL.gg's most popular format? Read about their One-Day Cup here.


TFConnect Midsummer Mashup

June 14, 2021 - TF2 Team



TFConnect is back with another action-packed, content-filled charity livestream event - but this time, instead of taking place during the harsh, unforgiving months of winter, they’re coming at you during the scorching, equally as unforgiving months of summer!


The Midsummer Mashup is a weekend-long charity fundraising livestream taking place during the weekend of June 26-27th, starting at 6pm BST / 1pm EDT, and is focused around the Team Fortress 2 community in support of Stop AAPI Hate, an organization that responds to incidents of hate and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


They're going to have your favorite content creators playing PropHunt and Freak Fortress, as well as interviews with Item-makers, mappers, and developers! There's something for everyone to watch, and even play, in the Midsummer Mashup!


Catch the action live on KritzKast's Twitch channel!


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National Heavy Boxing League Season 10 Highlights

June 7, 2021 - TF2 Team



The National Heavy Boxing League has released their Season 10 Highlights! Watch your favorite boxers and get ready for the playoffs!


The 10th Sasha Heavyweight Championship is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th @ 7pm EDT | 6pm CDT. Be sure to watch it on their Twitch channel!


DreamHack TF2 Community Clash EU

June 1, 2021 - TF2 Team



Following the North American Community Clash, EssentialsTF and DreamHack are now hosting an online TF2 tournament in Europe over two weekends beginning on June 12th! Players will be competing for a $2,400 prize pool, and the tournament will feature an open bracket so all teams can get their chance at glory against the best of the best! There will also be a smaller tournament, featuring a $90 prize pool, for players who are new to competitive TF2.


The main event begins with the group stages on June 12-13th beginning at 17:00 CEST, followed by the playoffs on June 19-20th beginning at 15:00 CEST.


EssentialsTF is also partnering with TFNew in providing a Newbie Team Drive for the upcoming European DreamHack Newcomer Clash. This is for players who are new to competitive and want the chance to get on a team for the event with a mentor who will help teach them the basics of Competitive 6v6.


Signups for both the main and newcomer tournaments will end June 6th at 01:00 CEST, so be sure to get registered soon! You can watch the tournament live on the EssentialsTF Twitch channel, and you can get more information about the event, such as the full schedule, on Clash.TF.


DreamHack TF2 Community Clash NA

May 4, 2021 - TF2 Team



Community Clash is coming to North America! EssentialsTF is hosting an online TF2 tournament on the 8th & 9th of May, with a prize pool of $2,400 up for grabs! Partnering with DreamHack, the tournament will feature an open bracket from which teams can progress to compete against the best teams in the world for their chance at glory.


If you're new to competitive or don't have a lot of experience, try their Newcomer Clash! The smaller newcomer tournament is solely for new players to try competitive for their chance at a $90 prize pool.


The event begins on Saturday, May 8th, at 13:00 EDT, and will feature the group stages. Sunday, May 9th, will include the elimination playoffs starting at 13:30 EDT, leading to the grand finals where a champion will be crowned!


Signups for both the main and newcomer tournaments will end on Thursday, May 6th, at 18:00 EDT. You can watch the tournament live on the EssentialsTF Twitch channel, and you can get more information about the event, such as the full schedule, on Clash.TF.


Fat Scout Shootout Tournament

April 25, 2021 - TF2 Team

(Image credit: Tom Yamaza, kevin supermarket, and agrastiOs)

Suns out, guns out! Put on your flip-flops and fire up the grill, the Fortress Faceoffs group is here with an upcoming community event to spice up the summer season!*
*Their lawyers require them to state: This message is not applicable to mercenaries in the southern hemisphere.


The Fat Scout Shootout event is a 6v6 tournament featuring the Heavy and his wide array of firearms, food scraps, and fists! Gather your most competent comrades for this bolshevik brawl against other competing teams in order to reign supreme! Visit a variety of official and workshop maps chosen with close-quartered combat in mind, where players of any skill level may face off! Watch all the action live on the Fortress Faceoffs Twitch channel!


Make sure to sign up by May 24th to reserve a spot in the tournament bracket! Read up about the rules of the event in finer detail on the Fortress Faceoffs Discord server! The event begins June 19th, so put on your gloves and run urgently!*
*Their lawyers also requested that they apologize for this pun.


RGL.gg Grand Finals

April 20, 2021 - TF2 Team

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The Grand Finals are already on their way for RGL.gg’s Spring 2021 events. Teams have fought hard all season to earn their spot in the playoffs brackets, and only two teams now remain in the 6v6 format. Finalists Froyotech and GlobalClan Ice will be facing off for $12,000 on April 22nd at 11 PM EDT! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel!


Are you eager to know more about the competitive scene? Don't have enough time to catch up on all the news through multiple sources? RGL.gg’s video team has recently launched a new series called The Dispatch on the league’s YouTube channel. Tune in to the weekly show to learn more about league standings, community news from all across Team Fortress 2, and much more.


The Spring 2021 events might be coming to an end, but don’t worry! If you're looking to join the fun, it will resume in May for off-season cups, which are one-time events hosted by the league for testing purposes and to promote new content. Keep an eye out for an announcement on The Dispatch or through RGL.gg’s website.


Operation: Digital Directive

April 13, 2021 - TF2 Team

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What’s better than shooting mercenaries in the face? Cream donuts? No! Insane riches? You’ve gotta be kidding me. A feeling better than killing mercenaries in cold blood is killing ROBOTS in UBER-filled revenge!


Introducing Operation: Digital Directive, a community-made Mann vs. Machine campaign created by Creators.TF and Potato’s Custom MvM Servers. With 30 new missions across 22 maps, plus some brand new gameplay additions, this is gonna be one hell of a campaign across the world!


What are you waiting for? Get into the briefing room and check out the Day 1 page!


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Operation Starched Silliness

March 31, 2021 - TF2 Team

(Image credit: Gigazelle)

Spring is on its way and you know what that means: Spring cleaning, disposing of your winter ramen collection, and warmer weather flooding your basement with melted snow. Well, throw that to-do list into your overflowing dumpsters because there’s a new April Fools Mann vs Machine tour in town that’s served like heated leftovers fresh out of the microwave!


Operation Starched Silliness is an April Fools MvM charity tour brought to you by Tindall Berry that pits the Mercs against a meme-fueled robotic rampage. Complete all the waves in this intermediate-difficulty community tour and earn an in-game medal! Event servers are available worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.


In addition to waging a war against the memes, there is also a charity fundraising campaign for Doctors Without Borders to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations of $5 USD or above will earn an in-game donor medal! Item donations will also be accepted. Click here for instructions on how to donate.


Have fun, but don't delay, or else the meme machines will conquer the world by April 18th, 2021!


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GGtoor Locked and Loaded #2

March 9, 2021 - TF2 Team

(Image credit: Art - moom, Lettering - cheddZy)

Phoenix Red are pleased to present GGtoor Locked and Loaded 2! The prize pool has been increased to $1000 and will be split between the top 3 teams + 1 player taking $100 for the top play of the event!


Sign up your team before March 12th!
Join the event discussion in the GGtoor Discord server.
Watch the cup live on KritzKast's Twitch channel March 13th - 14th,
or catch the edited matches later on KritzKast's YouTube channel.


GGtoor Locked and Loaded #1

January 21, 2021 - TF2 Team

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2021 has barely started and we already have the first major cup; GGtoor Locked and Loaded coming live to twitch.tv/kritzkast during the weekend of January 30th - 31st! This event is being organized by Phoenix Red, the team behind Lockdown Throwdown and Copenhagen Games, and has a prize pool of $600.


Join their Discord and sign up your team before January 28th!