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The snow is falling, and holiday cheer is in the air. To celebrate the holiday season, Gray Gravel Co. has unleashed global robot hordes that are leaner, meaner, and probably also machiner than before. Get ready, because this party is going to be EXPLOSIVE!
Operation Firmware Frenzy is a new Mann vs. Machine charity event brought to you by Moonlight MvM featuring 4 advanced and 4 expert missions across 7 maps. Complete 5 missions to earn an in-game star medal! Event servers are available worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
If the expert missions are too easy for you, then test your mettle on the brand-new master difficulty mission. WHAT?! That’s right, Moonlight MvM has released a new highest difficulty for only the most daring. Assemble a team to see if you have what it takes to be the best.
If this impossible challenge didn’t shrink your heart, you can also donate to The American Heart Association to help treat and prevent heart disease around the world. Up to 4 in-game medals are up for grabs for donating $6, $12, $18, and $24 USD. Click here for more information on how to donate.
Interested in making your own custom MvM content? New submissions are already open for the next event! Check out the guide for MvM content creation or join the Moonlight MvM Discord for more information. All contributors will earn a special in-game creator medal!
Good luck, and be fast, as this tour will end on January 2, 2024!
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Get ready to melt away the competition! The United Dodgeball League is starting its 2023 Winter Cup! There will be in-game medals for all participants, along with special in-game medals for the first, second and third place winners! The first place winners will also receive a bonus of 100 keys!
The 2023 Winter Cup will be held for two days in the EU region, December 16th - 17th. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if they're outside of the region!
Does your team have what it takes?! Sign-ups for the tournament can be found here. Team captains should also join the Discord server, where they'll receive instructions on when to play as well as who they'll be competing against.
For more information, check out Dodgeball.TF!
The leaves are falling, and it's time for the 2023 Jam Showcase! TF2Maps is showing off 90 of the most interesting, most mind-blowing creations made for this year's Jam! They received 556 entries, with 516 of those being eligible for medals, placing it comfortably in the exact middle of past Jams in terms of participation. In terms of donations, this year placed second with a grand total of $11,020.46 raised for Gamers Outreach Foundation!
Seasonalander has arrived for the Fall of 2023! This season will be raising funds for the British Red Cross, a global humanitarian organization whose work includes helping people in the UK and overseas when emergencies happen, preventing or easing human suffering around the world, supporting victims of modern slavery and trafficking, and protecting people in armed conflict. Seasonalander has set an initial goal of £1,000 with funds going directly towards immediate relief like food, support, equipment and shelter. More information on the British Red Cross can be found here!
Seasonalander is a Highlander-based 9v9 tournament that uses community-created maps based on the current season of the year, which is currently Fall/Autumn! This season will feature over 72 talented creators from across the Team Fortress 2 community in both North America and Europe in hopes of bringing the Team Fortress 2 community together for several various causes! Come see your favorites entertain by throwing hands and raising funds for those in need!
Help get the word out and be sure to tune in on the 21st and 22nd of October! European games will start at 3pm GMT / 10am EDT on both Saturday & Sunday. North American games will start at roughly 8pm GMT / 3pm EDT on both Saturday & Sunday.
The Particle Mayhem contest is BACK this year with a shocking twist: they're going beyond time and space! The best part is... they want YOU to create all sorts of particles, cosmetics, and war paints for the event! The starting prize pool will be 100 keys, with more being contributed as the event progresses!
Do you think you have what it takes to travel throughout history or venture into the vast regions of space? The Particle Mayhem 2 contest runs through December 31st, 2023, at 12am UTC, so get cracking on those creations!
Visit the Particle Mayhem 2 website for more information!
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North America's biggest competitive Team Fortress 2 event of the year is taking place this Fall with the RESUP.GG TF2 LAN in Philadelphia! All the top teams in the region - froyotech, Like A G6, Global Clan, Ford Gaming (and more!) - are back to fight for this year's championship!
Catch the action on Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, October 1st, starting at 12:00pm EDT, streamed live on b4nny’s Twitch channel.
More info about attending as a spectator, and methods of supporting and following the tournament can be found on the official event page.
For fourteen long seasons of ETF2L Highlander, one team has claimed victory over all others - SDCK! No longer content with European glory, they are coming for your American jobs! Can two-season RGL Grand Finalists, Fast Forth, put pay to these visions of world domination?
Find out on Sunday, September 17th @ 1pm PDT / 22:00 CEST live on KritzKast's twitch channel.
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The ever-persistent hordes of possibly late and definitely murderous robots have banded together for one sole purpose: delivering high-yield explosives to random locations all across the badlands! Unfortunately for them, murderous robots aren’t allowed to enjoy explosions, so they’ll be blown up for our enjoyment instead!
Operation Galvanized Gauntlet is a charity event created and hosted by Potato.TF. Fight your way through more than two dozen community-created maps and missions to finish off the summer and complete at least 12 missions to receive an in-game medal! Servers are available in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Click here to get started!
Feeling generous? Potato.TF is also hosting a charity fundraiser supporting Direct Relief's efforts to help those affected by Hawaii's wildfires. Donate as little as $5 to receive an in-game medal! Have the link to your steam profile ready and click here for more information.
Destroy those robots while you can! The event will run through October 10th, 2023.
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The temperature is low, but the spirits are high! The annual 72 Hour Jam is back once more!
Starting Friday, September 15th, at 5pm UTC, you have 72 hours to make whatever Team Fortress 2 creation you can think of! Whether it be a Map, Model, Artwork, or even another game entirely, anything goes as long as it's Team Fortress 2 related!
Additionally, you are able to earn another medal simply by participating!
For more information, check out the thread on TF2Maps or join the TF2Maps Discord. Be sure to also follow @TF2Maps on Twitter and Twitch for live coverage over the weekend, as well as any future events!
Team Fortress 2 is once again back at Insomnia Gaming Festival, featuring some of the best teams from around the world competing for their chance at a £3000 prize pool! The event takes place from Friday, September 8th, to Sunday, September 10th. EssentialsTF will be streaming three days of content hosted live at the NEC in Birmingham, UK!
Sign-ups for the tournament are here. The action will be streamed both at the event and online from 12pm BST (1pm CEST / 7am EDT) each day by EssentialsTF over at their Twitch page, so you can watch the event in-person or in the comfort of your own home!
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Things are done a little differently down under, so you won't want to miss this!
If you have ever been unsure about wanting to watch or play competitive TF2 in OCE, then witnessing the head-to-head matchup of the two best highlander teams in the region should be all the convincing you need!
Catch it live Thursday, August 24th, at 8PM AEST / 3AM PDT / 12PM CEST on KritzKast's Twitch channel!
Attention, Maggots! Prepare for the AsiaFortress Invite Season Finals! – That's an Order!
Listen up, you sorry excuses for mercenaries! AsiaFortress is storming back into action, and this time, they're unleashing the mightiest invite season finals you've ever seen! Asia's elite teams are locking horns, all hungry for victory and a whopping $800 USD prize pool. That's right, cold hard cash!
Imagine Soldiers rocket jumping like they're defying gravity, Medics healing with the precision of a surgical strike, and Spies...well, they'll be lurking around, just like you'd expect!
Tune in on Twitch on the 18th of August @ 8pm SGT / 2pm CEST for their lower bracket finals and on the 20th of August @ 8pm SGT / 2pm CEST for their grand finals!
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Gentlemen, this is a mission of utmost importance. Succeed, and you will be rewarded handsomely - you will still be alive by the end.
The details to Fortress Faceoffs' newest covert operation have just been declassified! Teams of five avant-garde assassins will be brought to a new, top-of-the-line training course to perfect their fundamental skills of deadeye accuracy. To raise the stakes, all agents will only have one bullet in their revolvers at all times, and can only earn a new one through eliminating the enemy and confiscating their contraband! And yes, the documents really do contain this much alliteration in them.
Dare you miss your target, and you will be left with only your knife and your bravery. If you succeed in slashing your opponents to submission, you will also earn your bullet back. If you manage to backstab or headshot them, your next shot will be greatly improved with the power to pierce through multiple players! You can reserve these piercing charges for as long as you'd like, but don't get too cocky... or else you may not live long enough to use it!
Sign up today and wire the details to the top men in your secret circles! The games begin on August 11th @ 11:59 PM / 23:59 BST for all regions and will continue for roughly 2 weeks, though you do NOT have to actively participate this long! The top 8 teams will have their talent shown off live, proving once and for all that our tax dollars might actually be good for something! For more information about event rules, prizes, and more, join the Fortress Faceoffs Discord and try not to leave any traces behind!
hugs.tf officially returns for its first live event since 2018! Join a range of charity-loving hat enthusiasts for a weekend full of pubs, show matches, creative segments, jumping and The Big Fat TF2 Quiz. Raising money for nearly a decade, this year's donations will once again go to SpecialEffect to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games!
The two-day livestream will take place on July 29th and 30th, starting at 11am BST / 12pm CEST / 6am EDT and won't stop all day! Donations are now open over at the hugs.tf donation page!
And it doesn't stop there as the famous hugs.tf medals are back to be claimed! Any donations of at least £10 GBP or more will receive an in-game medal reward, with different medals offered for higher donations.
You can catch all the action over at the EssentialsTF Twitch channel.
Summer is finally here! Time for snow cones, sunglasses, and a chaotic clash of content creators in a 9v9 Highlander aimed to raise money for charity!
The Charity Cup brings a whole new spin on what would otherwise be a standard competitive highlander event! Content creators around the TF2 community have banded together in the name of charity and to beat the crap out of each other for your amusement! When donating during the live event, you can affect the game in many silly ways that affect both teams and may sway the odds during the match!
The event will support Starlight Children's Foundation. Bringing happiness to seriously ill children and their families, Starlight supports kids and families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and other health facilities in the US. They bring gaming stations to kids stuck in hospital beds, hospital wear for families that otherwise couldn't afford to have them, and so much more.
Spread the word and tune in on the 29th and 30th of July, @ 12:00pm / 3:00pm EDT for this two-day event representing creators from NA and EU! The event will be hosted live on Deputy7's Twitch channel! More information about donating can be found here!