Hot damn! We're just minutes away from live-feeding the First Annual Saxxy Awards, and the anticipation is thick here at TF headquarters. Why? Because tonight, we are going to announce a contest winner every five minutes until someone dies! Hold on, there's somebody at the door. Keep rereading this paragraph until we get back.
Okay, we're back! Valve's lawyers said we need to make it clear that absolutely nobody is going to die as a result of these awards, and that we should erase that last paragraph. But guess what? We can't! We're live-feeding this blog post too! There's no going back! We're working without a net here. Literally anything could happen! Except for us claiming someone will die as a result of these awards, because we had to sign a pretty serious-looking stack of papers just now guaranteeing we will not mention it again.
What we can tell you is that all twenty of tonight's winners are going home with a handsome 100% Australium-plated Saxton Hale statuette, which'll look great on your virtual mantle, and even better buried waist-deep in the skull of one of your enemies, since it's also an in-game melee weapon. So technically we were right, and someone IS going to die as a result of these awards. Hold on, there's someone at the door again. While we go see who it is, why not settle in with a bowl of popcorn and click on over to the awards, which by the time you finish reading this might have already started.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Most Inventive Kill:
The Lime One
Created by: [LapFox] The Limie One
Best Mid-air Murder:
Spy in the Sky
Created by: Q. and Quark
[TF2] Saxxy Awards - Biggest Massacre
Created by: tF
TF2 Failed Griefing
Created by: ArseGravy
The Ninja Scout. TF2 REPLAY (Finals)
Created by: Goronix
Created by: Kaedechtu
First Annual Saxxy Awards Film (by Maso)
Created by: Maso
uberblokK -The Medic Who blocked with an uber [Saxxy Most Heroic Finalist]
Created by: .G(omez)
Best Set Design:
'What is beauty?' - Best Set Design
Created by: WilliamBoo ONEHOSTAGEEVERYHOUR
Best Team Costume:
MIGHTY MEDIC UBER RANGERS!
Created by: Clovernoodle, Darth Z, Hamz The Gentle Manne, Beep, Legion, Fire on the Mountain and Moby The Duck
Best Original Soundtrack:
Created by: Zoolooman, Juno and rally
Best 30 second trailer:
Heavy Endorsing Guy
Created by: EdbotnikThe
Best Coordinated Combat:
TF2 - Best Coordinated Combat - SAXXY Awards
Created by: JulianosTheGreat
The Spying - Team Fortress 2 Saxxy Awards
Created by: OneOfThoseDays and Damone
Saxxy Award Entry
Created by: Sauctaliens
The Battle for DeGroot Keep
Created by: Heeere's Johnny
Most Epic Fail:
TF2 Replay: Most Epic Fail Finalist
Created by: rage
Most Extreme Stunt:
Reflect! Reflect! Reflect!
Created by: [RMF]RIKUSYO
Players' Choice aka Most Controversial:
Created by: jig
Created by: xlr105 -Chicken Eater-
And that's a wrap! Thanks to everybody who submitted an entry, all the people who voted, and to Rebecca Black and Rick Astley, who submitted their own work several thousand times under different names. Read the rules next time, Rick Astley. Geez.
Thanks again! We can't wait to see what you'll come up with as the TF filmmaking tools evolve.