Posted on: Sep 8th 2011 by Agro
We should get drunk and ramble into mics more often. It appears that we when we do we come up with inspirational ideas. Either that or our listeners are already one bonk bat short of a trebble jump and they don’t need much encouragement. Case in point, Trent from PubComp has decided to make real our suggestion of a TF2 Cup where Soldiers, Demomen and Scouts are barred. Give the other guys a chance.
And so the Lo-Fi Offclass Cup was born. Winners will each take a Vintage Lo-Fi Longwave.
Trent will be running this 6v6 Cup where players are limited to no more than 2 of each: Pyros, Snipers or Spies; and only 1 of each: Heavy, Engineer or Medic. What’s a comp cup withouth a bunch of weapon restrictions? So weapon unlocks are limited to Degreaser, Flare Gun, Axtinguisher, GRU, Frontier Justice, Gunslinger, Medlocks, Huntsman, Machina, Jarate and the Dead Ringer.
As I write this there are already 19 teams with their names down. It’s not an invitational so anyone (Europeans and Russians only, this time) can play. Make sure you sign-up here before the close off date 00:00 CEST, 19th Sept 2011.
We are greatful to VanillaTV as they have commited to shoutcasting the event. Go Comedian!
UPDATE: Since the official blog post we’ve had a few more sign ups that we’d expected. With still a few days left there are more than 150 teams registered. Trent is a mixture of extreme happiness and absolute terror. Now there’s a need for a couple of big shoutouts. Firstly to ETF2L for stepping up and offereing their guidance and admin support. Secondly to the guys over at End of Reality.
Looks like they’re heading into Europe with thier new games servers and they’ve agreed to host the whole damn event for us.
You can listen to Robby Hick, EOReality’s C.E.O. chatting with Agro on the Work in Progress podcast.