Ever wanted to get into competitive TF2? Now’s your chance! The European Team Fortress 2 League is running the Fresh Meat Cup sponsored by Scrap.tf and Marketplace.tf.

This competition is aimed at new, inexperienced players interested in playing competitive TF2. So if you’re fresh meat, sign up before April 6th to compete. Every team can play with an experienced mentor to help them understand meta and play their best! Visit the ETF2L website for more info.

TFCL is announcing their second season of Ultiduo! This time they’re boasting a bigger and better prize pool, participation medals, TFTV casting and more!

The first match is scheduled for March 25th. This season will be comprised of 8 regular matches, for a total length of 4 weeks. There will also be a special weekend playoff event on April 22nd and 23rd. Registration is open now! For instructions on how to register and more info, check out their annoucement page here.

This is to inform all gsn of a breach that has occurred with a hosting provider called Cloudflare. For the past few months, cloudflare has been leaking information from a utility on their CDN, content delivery network.

As we aren’t sure how far this breach goes back we are notifying you in good faith. We in the past have used cloudflare during times of attack on gsn to protect important infrastructure. We as of current, and for at least the past 3 months have not used cloudflare. As such we don’t think anything was leaked, but there is of course a possibility.

As of current, data was leaked to anyone using the CDN to improve their website, and had a malformed URL. In a particular case, this data was leaked to search engines which cached the data. This data is being scrubbed from most search engines, but they are finding fragments everywhere.

Discord is also affected by this and has requested all users to change their passwords.

In conclusion, we don’t think we have had any of our infrastructure breached by these events. None of our actual servers were breached, but there is a possibility of sensitive data being leaked to the internet by this event. Even if this possibility is near zero.

You can find more info in the below links:

https://blog.discordapp.com/safety-jim-psa-cloudflare-security-issue-77a4ecc48298#.vfnuivn67

https://blog.cloudflare.com/incident-report-on-memory-leak-caused-by-cloudflare-parser-bug/

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1139

We recently have added two new additions to our admin list!

VSH: Moof

DB: Orthros

Please welcome them with open arms as we know they’ll do a fantastic job 🙂

Yes, Orthros has had it for some time now but a post was never made of him getting it.

Nevertheless, congratulations you two!

A Side Note: We have also recently cleared our admin list of those who have been inactive for some time now.

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Improved Steam Voice support for servers that have enabled it
    • Removed sv_use_steam_voice convar. Steam voice is now selected via “sv_voicecodec steam”
    • Fixed demos not properly recording Steam Voice status, resulting in potential corrupt voice in demos with differing default settings
    • Will now use the native Steam Voice sampling rate, instead of clamping to 11kHz
    • Improved compatibility with Steam client beta
  • Fixed OS X voice communication sounding high-pitched when using the default CELT voice codec
  • Fixed an animation bug that would cause the client and server hitboxes to become out of sync
  • Fixed the Scout not playing the correct animation when using the Shortstop’s Alt-Fire to shove someone
  • Fixed some missing VO sounds for the Scout when he picks up a baseball
  • Fixed Spectators seeing the fake death notices for the Spy when he feigns death
  • Fixed the Widowmaker not doing increased damage when the Sentry’s target is a building, boss, or tank
  • Fixed not earning Crikey meter progress with The Cleaner’s Carbine when damaging a building, boss, or tank
  • Fixed the Scout not getting assists for shoving players while using the Shortstop
  • Fixed not being able to use non-tradable Giftapults
  • Fixed powerups sometimes being removed from the game in Mannpower mode
  • Fixed a case where the scoreboard would not update properly when players volunteer to switch teams in Casual mode
  • Fixed a case where Casual servers would spontaneously terminate with “Server shutting down” upon losing connection with the matchmaking service
  • Updated the logic used to pick the maps players can vote on in the end-of-match map vote on Casual servers to help maintain healthier game mode representation across regions
    • Casual servers were often rotating to unrelated game modes during votes, resulting in partially filled servers in certain regions
  • Updated the player_bodygroups that are hidden when equipping The Dark Falkirk Helm and The Sole Saviors
  • Updated the model/materials for The Snowmann to fix some LOD issues
  • Updated the localization files
  • Added Gift Wrap back to the Mann Co. Store at a reduced price
  • Added TF2Maps 72hr TF2Jam Winter Participant 2017 community medal
  • Added Rally Call Charity Tournament community medals
  • Added ozfortress Season 18 tournament medals
  • Added new survey questions to the end-of-match survey for Casual and Competitive modes and fixed a bug where multiple surveys could be displayed at the same time