Team Fortress 2


(Poster by the TFNew artist team: KortexTF, Their Dentist, Virgonaly and Bran)

TFNew is an EU tournament and mentoring program for players new to competitive TF2 (maximum 2 seasons of experience, and nowhere above Open level). You do not need to have a team to play, simply sign up on your own (or with 1 buddy, if you’d rather learn with someone you already know) and you will be put onto a team of 6 main players plus potentially some substitutes.

For the next 2 weeks after you’ve been put on a team, you will practice with them and receive mentoring from your team’s assigned coaches at prearranged times. On the weekend of March 8th-10th, teams will go into a group stage and then a double elimination playoff bracket to see which team will come out on top! Some matches may also be casted!

The goal of the cup is for players to learn the ropes of competitive TF2 while playing in a tournament with other newbies and learning from their coaches in a low-pressure environment, but there are rewards for just participating! Playing will earn you an in-game medal cosmetic as well as raffle entries into a giveaway of TF2 items!

Registration closes on February 22nd and for this cup the number of teams will be limited to 8, so make sure to sign up sooner rather than later!

If you’d like to participate, join the Discord server to find more info on the cup in the #announcements and #cup-dates channels. More general info and rules can also be found in the #rules and #faq channels.

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RGL.gg, powered by MarketPlace.tf, is launching a brand new pilot league that is following the rules of Match Making: All weapons allowed, no class restrictions and it’s six on six. The map pool will consist of Payload, Five Control Point and King of the Hill maps.

You bring your crazy class combo’s to win and we’ll bring the prizes!

Every team that enters has a chance to take part in our bounty system. Teams can win up to 18 keys! We will also have a prize pool likely to exceed $1,200 dollars for our Invite division. You can read more details on the prizes in this article.

If you’re interested in joining the league, you can register through our league’s website (MM.RGL.gg). You should also join the RGL discord where you can find teams to join and play in our in-house Pickup Games.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our staff through our discord.

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KnightComp is a new competitive game mode designed to give Demoknight players a share of the competitive action! Season 1 of KnightComp will serve as the means to determine who the best team of Demoknights truly is.

If your Eyelander keeps whispering at you to collect some heads, this is the best opportunity for you to do so. Maybe even steal some from an opposing Demoknight?

Season 1 of KnightComp is starting on February the 24th, with sign-ups ending on February the 23rd. If you want to participate, make sure you find a team before the 23rd! You can find teams by joining the KnightComp League Discord server, and join the league itself though the Match.tf page.

If you have any questions about the rules or anything else, check out the KnightComp Steam Guide for more information. Alternatively, you can ask the admins on the support channel in Discord if you still can’t find your answer.

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 memory usage on OS X and Linux systems
    • This should reduce the occurrence of “Out of memory or address space” errors on high texture quality settings
    • In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0
  • Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals
  • Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips
  • Updated the localization files

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 memory usage on OS X and Linux systems
    • This should reduce the occurrence of “Out of memory or address space” errors on high texture quality settings
    • In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0
  • Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals
  • Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips
  • Updated the localization files


(Image credit – Mayor Rev)

Operation Madness vs Machines is a brand new community co-op Mann vs Machine charity event brought to you by the same group that created Operation Titanium Tank and Operation Canteen Crasher!

Operation Madness vs Machines will take place on May 17th, 2019. Work closely with other players to complete the community-created contracts! Earn in-game medals for playing community Mann vs Machine maps and missions!

This charity contest is now accepting new or work-in-progress community Mann vs Machine maps and missions to be showcased on their servers during the event. The deadline for all submissions is May 15th, 2019. Click here for details.

Donations are already open for this event! You can donate money on their Extra Life page or TF2 items on ScrapTF. All donations of $10 (USD) or more will earn an in-game donor medal. Reaching the $10,000 fundraising goal will award all donors an additional special co-op donor medal! Click here for donation instructions.

All players, donors, and creators can earn up to eight (8) in-game medals. Click here for more details.

Eager to fight the robot menace right now? The Operation Canteen Crasher campaign is still running! Operation Canteen Crasher features 30 maps and 68 missions. You can win up to five (5) in-game medals for playing Mann vs Machine! (Operation Canteen Crasher ends on May 16th.)

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 NewbiDuo Cup Winter 2019 tournament medals
  • Added Streamer Cup Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1
    • Fixed missing clip brush in RED kitchen
    • Fixed minor clipping issues