Ladies and gentlemen, we're proud to announce a new feature of the site. Recently, a member of one of our competitive 6v6 teams approached us, offering to do a weekly article covering the TF2 events of the past week. Well today we're excited to unveil his first piece of work, and we think you'll enjoy it. Without further ado, let's see what he has to say:
Hey guys, I'm Shortbus, and every week I'm going to keep you up to date with all the latest and greatest news in TF2. This will mainly be 6v6 news, but I'll definitely throw in some interesting Highlander stories, as well as breaking news from Valve, and coverage of new game content.
Well let’s get started, because some pretty awesome stuff was announced this week. With ESEA LAN coming up, the TF2 community was shocked to hear that the team formerly known as Quantic switched sponsors over to Leviathan Gaming. Quantic Gaming has long been known throughout the TF2 competitive community for neglecting their team. B4nny and company finally gave them the boot, and the whole team moved on to a better sponsor. Leviathan said they would help pay the team's LAN expenses this season.
On another ESEA note, Lansky the pocket soldier for Classic Mixup has started a stream-athon to raise money for his team to go to LAN. I know we're all certainly excited to see this, because he knows the game very very well. If you're struggling with your strats, or need work on your skill, you should definitely take a look at his stream. He will improve your game.
Finally, ESEA-O and ESEA-IM are in playoffs right now and about to finish up. There are too many teams to list, all heading into the fight of their lives. If you want more info on the playoffs, or any other 6v6 news, be sure to go to ESEA's official site and catch up on all the action.
In Highlander news, Extelevision is partnering with Gun Runners to produce a new web-series. The famed gR players will be giving you access to their demos, their communication, and their strategies. Also, the UGC summer HL season is now on week three. Summer is all about those crazy custom maps, and this one is one of the craziest of them all. Luckily for us, Moose from eXtv, along with Hein, leader of last season's champion team Looking Handsome, are here to help. They've partnered to make weekly videos of the best tips and tricks for each map. For all you HL players out there you should definitely go check them out: Moose Tracks -and- Heinsight.
And last....but far from least, the entire TF2 community has been a-buzz all week. First Valve announced that the long awaited Meet the Pyro short was forthcoming. Then in a mid-week update, they released mysterious new items that as of yet do nothing, other than take up backpack space. Is Meet the Pyro coming out on Monday? Will they finally release Half Life 3? Is it the end of the world? Only time will answer these questions, but I can tell you one thing for sure: There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the TF2 universe.
That is it for this week guys. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. I'll see you all next week, with more of the most exciting news in TF2. If I forgot something, or there's any other stuff you'd like to see covered, feel free to leave a comment below or on my steam profile. I'm always looking for feedback, so don't be shy!