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TFConnect Midsummer MashupJun 14, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/a0e0e349a19af2d68dc59e2319ed51a1b9721232.png 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! Donate towards Stop AAPI Hate here! Catch the action live on KritzKast's Twitch channel! TFConnect Midsummer MashupJun 14, 2021 - TF2 BlogTFConnect 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! Important links: * Donate towards Stop AAPI Hate ;* TFConnect Discord National Heavy Boxing League Season 10 HighlightsJun 7, 2021 - TF2 Blog 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 EUJun 1, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/b1fcc6d7b2b9ffe551307f0648749fab2daa631c.jpg 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 EUJun 1, 2021 - TF2 Blog 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 NAMay 4, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/45dccc1842bc27d6a717d8d1416610d92f6c8de3.png 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. DreamHack TF2 Community Clash NAMay 4, 2021 - TF2 Blog 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 TournamentApr 25, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/58d42d86ebc263a49f4486d03e72a332d9a5b25b.jpg (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.Fat Scout Shootout TournamentApr 25, 2021 - TF2 Blog (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 FinalsApr 20, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/fce7fa2f32a7bf1158ef4813372c16985cf62062.png (Image credit: Frazzanator and Raos) 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.RGL.gg Grand FinalsApr 20, 2021 - TF2 Blog (Image credit: Frazzanator and Raos) 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. What we want next from PS5 - it's the Eurogamer News Cast!Apr 16, 2021 - EurogamerAnother week, another set of attention-grabbing headlines in video games. Join Eurogamer news editor Tom Phillips, Eurogamer reporter Emma Kent and me in the video below as we run through the news that matters. Bong! We start with the PlayStation 5's first big update, which comes five months after the console came out. This update finally lets you move games to USB storage - a feature the PS5 really should have had at launch. We chat about why this improvement is so important, but also discuss the state of the console itself as it approaches half a year out in the wild. Is the PS5 where it needs to be? Is it already playing catch-up in terms of features with Microsoft's Xbox Series X? And what do we want next from PS5? Elsewhere, we chat about Nintendo's latest indie showcase (there's a lot of Fez talk, sorry!), before moving on to the ever-eventful world of Cyberpunk 2077. (Emma's report on what could be DLC for that game is well worth a read.) Can CD Projekt turn Cyberpunk around? The company has vowed to stick with it, at least. Read more Operation: Digital DirectiveApr 13, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/4b8fa2504d79932e92a699476490d1dbe368c8e1.png (Image credit: Manndarinchik and cheddZy) 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! Important links: Day 1 Page Server List Asset Pack Potato MvM Creators.TF Operation: Digital DirectiveApr 13, 2021 - TF2 Blog (Image credit: Manndarinchik and cheddZy) 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! Important links: * Day 1 Page ;* Server List ;* Asset Pack ;* Potato MvM ;* Creators.TF Team Fortress 2 bots now advertising paid-for "bot immunity" servicesApr 12, 2021 - EurogamerIt's been nearly a year since the bot situation in Team Fortress 2 escalated to a point where Valve had to get involved, but despite those efforts to curb the infestation, the problem has not gone away. Along with bots using game-ruining hacks, bots in casual servers are continuing to use racist usernames and spam voice chat with loud noises. There are now reports that bots are increasingly being used to advertise bots and bot immunity - and disturbingly, that some claim to offer links to child sexual abuse images. Eurogamer has seen screenshots of bots using Team Fortress 2's chat function to advertise links to ecommerce platforms such as Shoppy, where bot hosters have found ways to monetise their disruptive efforts. Along with offering the option to rent bots, stores are offering the option to purchase "bot immunity" to allow the player to be ignored by that particular brand of bots. It's basically a virtual protection racket. This seems to have been an issue for the past few months, as posts about bot immunity first appeared three months ago, but reports of these adverts are continue to pop up on Reddit. Read more Operation Starched SillinessMar 31, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/2da844fdcc559f062016280281556febedba364b.jpg (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! Important links: Servers List Charity Page Operation Starched SillinessMar 31, 2021 - TF2 Blog (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! Important links: * Servers List ;* Charity Page Best Steam games: the top games on Valve's platformMar 12, 2021 - PCGamesNWhat are the best Steam games? Valve's beloved digital marketplace has been the go-to platform for PC gamers for much of the last decade, marauding our wallets with seasonal sales and silently taunting us with the dozens of unplayed games in our library - we can't help but feel comfort in its warm embrace. The store is home to an enormous number of games - around 30,000 at the most recent estimate - with over 600 releasing each month according to SteamSpy. But which are the best Steam games? Given the numbers, it's all but impossible to boil Steam down to a list of the ten best games, But we'll give it our best shot. We've aimed to include some of the best games on Steam, but also games that are heavily associated with the platform, whether they boast a hefty modding community on the Steam Workshop or never miss out on a Steam sale. We've been busy analyzing what makes a game a Steam game. How many viewers does it average on Twitch? How large and vocal is the community? How old is the game? Most importantly, though, is the "feel." There's a certain je ne sais quoi that the steamiest of Steam games exude. You know it when you feel it, inhale it, and let it caress your grey matter, kind of like a sauna for your brain. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Team Fortress 2's Smissmas 2020 event arrives with more community content Team Fortress 2's Scream Fortress XII update overhauls Mannpower Team Fortress 2 now has anti-cheat bots GGtoor Locked and Loaded #2Mar 9, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/554111/3e3967fae59048c25f6de5f9bd3b6a046f2849cd.png (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! 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 #2Mar 9, 2021 - TF2 Blog (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.