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Tip of the Hats returns this weekend, live 11am-11pm CDT from October 5th through the 7th!

Since 2013, Tip of the Hats has raised over $750,000 for Camp One Step, a charity providing camps and other programs allowing kids with cancer to enjoy being just kids. Tune in for three straight days of TF2 and a variety of other games, with a truly phenomenal lineup of special guests! This year’s event is going to be better than ever, but if you’re not able to watch it while it’s live, you can still join in on the giving; donations are open now. The event will be streamed live on the tipofthehats Twitch channel, and you can keep up with the production by following their Twitter.

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:

  • Added LBTF2 6v6 Season 15 tournament medals
  • Added NewbieDuo Cup Summer 2018 tournament medals
  • Added Ultimate Ultiduo Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added Fresh Meat Prolander Cup Summer 2018 and Autumn 2018 tournament medals
  • Added ETF2L Highlander Season 15, 6v6 Season 30, and Highlander Season 16 tournament medals
  • Added Newbie Highlander Season 4 tournament medals
  • Added RGL.gg Season 4, Season 5, and One Day Prolander Cup tournament medals
  • Added PASS Time Federation Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Chapelaria Highlander Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Respawn League Highlander Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Moscow LAN Summer 2018 tournament medals
  • Community request: player_hurt events are now visible to SourceTV clients
  • Updated the localization files


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When 9 go up against 9 on the 9th of the 9th, ETF2L Highlander Season 16 is going to unleash its explosive Grand Finals across the virtual land.

This Sunday, surging down the internetwire aiming straight for the hearts of viewers via the hertz of their monitors, four time ETF2L champions Strong Opinions line up against the talented turmoilsquad of Feila eSports.

Prepare your banterous binds, puffed and buffed-up balloonicorn emotes as well as coherent copypastas to join KritzKast’s Twitch for a miraculous matchup to decide fame from shame.

Prepare yourself for another weekend of non-stop gaming! Insomnia63; the largest event on the TF2 Calendar, is here! Top teams from across the world will be in attendance for the Team Fortress 2 Open, to play for the lion’s share of one of the largest prize pools of the year.

Insomnia63 takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, England; across 3 days of play, August 24th-26th. Only on LAN could you see some of the best gameplay TF2 has to offer and it will come to its finale on the main stage as the two best teams throwdown to find which team is the best in the world and hold aloft the cardboard cheque.

If you can’t join us at the event you can always join us on stream and watch the games live on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel with a top level coverage team. You can also track the tournament and support the teams by visiting LAN.TF for all the latest info.

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:

  • Added UGC Highlander Season 24, Highlander Season 25, 6v6 Season 26, 6v6 Season 27, 4v4 Season 13, and 4v4 Season 14 tournament medals
  • Added TFCL 6v6 Season 4, Ultiduo Season 5, and Highlander Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added TF2Maps 72hr TF2Jam Summer Participant 2018 community medal
  • Added Insomnia 63 tournament medals
  • Added Essentials.TF monthly tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files

If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that and these players sure as hell believe it! Essentials.TF are bringing monthly tournaments to TF2 in both the EU and NA regions for August, sponsored by Marketplace.tf.

There’s only a few days left to sign up for the EU monthly and not much longer than that for NA. You can sign up to play in EU here and to play in NA here. There’s plenty of prize pool to play for and medals to be earned just for playing, so join us for some weekend combat.

If you’re just looking for some good games to watch, you can watch it live on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel. Want to know more? Take a look at our announcement articles for the EU Monthly and the NA Monthly on Essentials.TF.

The Blapature Co. Charity Bash, a 24-hour Team Fortress 2 charity livestream, kicks off this weekend! Starting on Saturday, July 28th, at 7pm CEST, join a host of personalities from the Team Fortress 2 community as they raise money for Child’s Play Charity. Everyone who donates at least $5 will receive a special in-game medal. There are additional medal styles available for larger donations! During the stream we’ll cover a large variety of gameplay types and content, including competitive TF2, custom community servers, TF2 trading and more!

The stream will be broadcast live on the Essentials.TF Twitch Channel. To donate cash, visit the event donation page. You can also donate in-game TF2 items through Scrap.TF. Donating at least $5 worth of items will still earn you a medal!

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:

  • Added NHBL Heavyweight Champion Season 7 tournament medal
  • Added TF2Maps 72hr Summer Jam 2018 community medal
  • Added Chapelaria Ultiduo Gladiator Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added Newbie Highlander Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added Newbie Prolander Season 3 tournament medals
  • Added Rally Call 2018 community medals
  • Fixed tooltips for Fabricator items being truncated on OS X and Linux clients

RGL.gg is bringing Prolander to Australia! Thanks to STN.tf and CPU Servers, we are hosting our very first Australian One Day Cup. This will be a FREE tournament open to players of all skill levels, and best of all, half of the teams that enter will win keys! During the cup, you will be playing against teams of similar skill, so you don’t have to worry about playing against the top players. Additionally, if you don’t have a team, you can queue as an individual player and be placed into a team by us!

The cup is on July 21st, starting at 4pm AEST. Every team will play at least three matches, on payload and king of the hill maps, with the cup will lasting about six hours. New team registration ends on July 18th. Players who are looking for a team can post in the LFT section of the RGL cup website. More information and registration is at the Cup.AU.RGL.gg website.