The KritzKast & PubComp Lo-Fi Offclass Cup

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.

 

25 Comments 

Trent

08/09/11

Well, Comedian didn’t exactly commit VTV to it (yet), he just said he’d really like to.

Here is the link to the announcement on VanillaTF2 for anyone interested

Codename

08/09/11

What’s a Medlocks? I think you misspelled something.

Would love to join, but I already got a Lo-Fi. Would do it still just for the lols. May actually do it and go grab some pals.

Agro

08/09/11

no typo (this time) “Medlocks” is the short term for “Medic unlocks”. The irony of having to type this all out now is not lost on me.

Onii-Chan

09/09/11

Sure ^^
Would love to be a Pyro or Sniper ^^

Zig Zag Zooka

09/09/11

A glimpse of the game without Soldiers and Demos (like some people want). I’m predicting much slower games if there’s decent Pyros and Engineers playing, but I hope I’m proven wrong.

thatother1dude

09/09/11

What does “Medlock” mean? I know it has something to do with Medic weapons, but I can’t find anything.

AP

09/09/11

No Ambassador?! :O

Quark

09/09/11

I’d sign up but no YER.

Trogdorbad

09/09/11

Dammit I can’t join someone else’s team, I have to make my own D: I’ll never get enough people for that. Anyone wanna let me on their team? I really want that Lo-Fi :V

McBehrer

09/09/11

Wait… no Sandvich? that’s no good.

Julian

10/09/11

No powerjack & thus no Gas Jockey? Color me aggravated.

Jakc.

10/09/11

Let me play pyro for you and I’ll show ya how a real man uses the flaming tampon…

…wait, wat?

EchoIsaac

10/09/11

need some team mates

Jay

10/09/11

Can we use the Postal Pummeler too ? it is basically an Axtinguisher reskin.

MutantCarrot

11/09/11

DANM IT. I live in Australia so i cant sign up, and even if i could all the people in my clan are in America so i cant get them to join D:

Trafalgar

11/09/11

No wrangler or gunslinger? I was thinking this was a great idea until I saw that practically everything was forbidden. :<

Trafalgar

11/09/11

Oh! Gunslinger is there. Just no wrangler. Hrm.

LTCMC

11/09/11

Anybody wanna let me on their team?
Steam: Lieutenant Commander Chlamydia

SS

12/09/11

A team called “Socially Akward” is looking for members. Contact a guy called “Amdrial” or “Saile” in steam, they will help you out.

The Pancakerizer

12/09/11

Oh yeah, the sydney sleeper is so imba it must be banned.

Omega

13/09/11

@The Pancakerizer, yea because the fking machina aint imba, they allowed it right >:( ? And damn, Canadians cant join? D:

Alias

14/09/11

I still dont understand why the backburner isnt allowed yet the axtinguisher is. It could have been better to simply disallow the combination of them. Not every pyro uses puff and sting. Or what about a homewrecker and volcano fragment. they defintely wont beat an axtinguisher in damage. The list of allowed weapons seems to lack a few balanced weapons.

[[DBr]]Brendon

15/09/11

MUST SIGN UP MUST HAVE LO-FI LONGWAVE!!!!!!!

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