Before reading the final details we’d like to explain some important information about this tournament on our end:

~ ALL GSN Rules[www.qwdsa.com] apply. If you are caught hacking, no matter what position you are in for the tournament, you will be permanently banned from our servers.
~If you join the password protected tournament server when it is not your match or if you are not on standby, you will be kicked by one of our admins.
~ We are only letting this tournament be hosted on our servers, not running it. If you have any questions please ask
Leaky

Final Details:

• Starts August 12th 3 PM PST | 6 PM EST
‌• Everyone must be on steam, ready to go. If a team does not show, they will
be disqualified. If only one player shows from a team, they will be given a
sub.
‌• Server will have 15 slots, the 4 members playing and 4 on standby, as well
as admins.
‌• All matches will be first to 5, excluding semi finals (first to 8) and grand finals
(first to 10)
‌• Double Elimination.
‌• For the losers side of the semi finals, teams will be randomized every match.
This is to prevent anyone being “carried” all the way to 2nd place without
deserving it.
‌• Nukes will be disabled.
‌• All matches will be held on a GSN Tournament server (Password protected),
as to not disrupt normal gameplay and let people practice on the regular
server.
‌• You may NOT stream the event.
‌• You may NOT spectate the event. It will all be recorded for your viewing
pleasure if you wish to watch later on.
‌• You are allowed to record your POV when your match is up.
‌• Admins will be watching every match, and it will all be recorded. If anyone is
suspected of “hacking,” matches may be replayed and the player in question
will be replaced.
‌• Prizes are for top 4 placements only:
» 1st place prize: Nuts & Bolts Stanley Steel Toe (Provided by Boscar)
» 2nd place prize: Strange Head Prize
» 3rd place prize: Minimal wear Flash Fryer (Provided by Chicago
Fishy)
» 4th place prize: Unique quality pyro hats
‌• Grand finals consist of members of the final team in a 1v1 to determine the
first place winner.
‌• Brackets can be found here[challonge.com]
• Tournament may continue onto the next day.
‌• Have fun!

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 AsiaFortress Cup Season 11 tournament medals
  • Added the Chapelaria Ultiduo Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added the TFCL 6v6 Alpha and Season 2 tournament medals
  • Added the TFCL Ultiduo Alpha, Season 2, and Season 3 tournament medals
  • Added the Blapature Co. Contributor 2017 community event medal
  • Added the TF2Maps 72hr TF2Jam Summer Participant 2017 community medal
  • Fixed a server crash related to vote-kick
  • Fixed a client crash related to previewing bundles in the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed being able to accept a duel request during the round-end bonus time
  • Fixed rockets fired by Halloween bosses not displaying particle effects if Halloween is not active (community request)
  • Strange Soda Poppers can now accept Critical Kills strange parts
  • Updated the localization files
  • Mannpower update
    • All-class
      • Players can no longer taunt when grappled to an enemy (you can still taunt if an enemy has grappled to you)
      • Players can no longer grapple while frozen before a round starts or while stunned
      • Fixed not equipping the grapple when accepting the prompt about equipping it
    • Engineer
      • Halved the number of wrench hits needed to upgrade buildings
    • Pyro
      • Reduced grapple movement speed when hooked into another player because of their advantage in close quarters
      • Reduced the rate of rage gain when carrying a powerup
    • Agility
      • Reduced grapple movement speed bonus when carrying the intelligence
    • Knockout
      • Reduced melee damage bonus
      • Updated health bonus per class
        • Spy, Sniper, Engineer, Scout, and Heavy increased
        • Medic, Soldier, and Demoman unchanged
        • Pyro and Demoknight decreased
    • Precision
      • Removed radius damage falloff on explosive projectiles
      • Removed self-blast damage
    • Resistance and Vampire
      • Added immunity to reflect damage

The Blapature Co. Summer Jam is a 24 Hour Team Fortress 2 charity livestream, featuring a host of personalities from the TF community. Their previous charity livestream raised over $800 for Child’s Play, and their work with Rally Call has raised over £4000 for International Animal Rescue. This past weekend, Blapature Co. supported Child’s Play again, with a donation target of $2000, which they have absolutely blown away! But don’t worry if you missed it! There’s still time to donate and show your support. Click here to do just that and here to check out Blapature Co.’s Twitch channel.

A veteran Dodgeball player known as Leaky Beaky is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on the GSN servers! To register, click the link below and apply using the Google Form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXKo-jjFd4RU_GOgkQ39CiPiHbVw2Z4FpYLtDq8j65seZLQg/viewform

Rules:
1: This is a random partner tournament
2: Double elimination rule set
3: At least 3k points on GSN
4: You may record, but you CAN NOT stream the event
5: All GSN rules apply.

If you need any help or have any questions, you can contact Leaky via Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/KappaTechTM/

The Tournament will take place either the last week of July or the first week of August. An announcement will be made when the final details are ironed out.

We are contacting our provider in regards to the lag issues as of late. It seems they are having network troubles, but as of right now we don’t know why.

As of the past few days, other gaming sites have been hit with DDOS attacks so it wouldn’t be suprised if we are being caught in the cross fire of these huge attacks.

We hope to get things resolved soon, but in the mean time you can all check out our Dallas servers.

https://www.gaming-servers.net/dfw/

Ferociously,

Munzy