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May 23 2010

Update: Pub All Star Challenge

Update: TF2CSA Pub All Star Challenge

Update: The Pub All Stars class allocation (see below)

Lady’s and Gentlemen… Let’s get ready to rumble!

The TF2CSA Team are ready for action with the announcement of the “Pub All Star Challenge”. Pitting the recently crowned 6v6 champions, “WildGirls”, against a star studded Pubbers team, this match has all the ingredients for a classic.

We often hear the comments, “Pub Noob”, “Pyro noob”, “He critted me” or words to that effect.  The time has come for the rubber to meet the road and find out who is really better – “Compers” or Pubbers”.  The Pub All Stars have a pretty good line-up and if you take a look at the Pub stats you will see most of them rank close to the top.  The question remains, however, is that natural skill or just a combination of luck, spawn camping and lurking in the shadows waiting for a lucky back stab…

Do the PAS even know what role scout plays or how to rocket jump? Will they prove the competitive side wrong and demonstrate why the Pyro is not just a “w+M1” class? Can the PAS take down the reigning TF2CSA champions, Wildgirls? Make sure to watch this exciting encounter on 23 May!

The Pub All Star team will consist of 9 players, captained by Likalota. Wildgirls will attempt to beat the Pub All Stars in a 9v6 challenge.  One thing to note, the PAS are playing in Highlander format, one player per class.

Wildgirls

The WildgirlsWildgirls team is as follows:

  • Whitewolf
  • Mike
  • Deacon
  • Whisp
  • Wikus
  • Skywalker

Pub All Stars

The Pub All Stars team comprises:

Pub All Stars

  • Scout – Elapid
  • Soldier – Alien
  • Pyro – Frozen
  • Demoman – Scuba Steve
  • Heavy – Striker SA
  • Engineer – LikaLota
  • Medic – Randomsaurus
  • Sniper – Neptune 9
  • Spy – Ceen

Match details

The match will be played on IS Match Server I and will include three maps. The match will be broadcast on IS Spec TV I. We’ve boosted the available viewing slots to 150, so make sure you come and watch!  use the details below to connect to the Source TV channel.

Source Relay TV
196.38.180.45:27020

Password
is

Date
23 May 2010

Time
7PM

Server
IS Match Server I

Add the IP to your favorite servers and it should show like this:

Match Rules

  • TF2SCA Class Restrictions. Wildgirls: Two of every class with only one Medic and Demo man. PAS: Highlander mode, only one of each class.
  • The three maps will be cp_badlands and pl_badwater, koth_viaduct
  • All Unlocks are allowed including Gunboats

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  1. Deacan

    nice idea…. although most of the Pub stars are actually previous clan stars and would make an awesome clan by themselves. So I dont actually think the game will be fair or balance but awesome idea and well done on coming up with all these things to push the community!

  2. _7_

    Good idea, will try tune in to watch

  3. jeffreydav

    So it’s kinda like the same thing that is done on steam forums all the time, except the pub team isn’t limited to just highlander classes? Could be interesting, apparently it turns out to be quite balanced despite being 6v9.

  4. LikaLota

    Due to some, er…, well…, “suggestions” from the competitive side of the neighbourhood, we have decided to run the Pub All Stars team in Highlander mode. This follows the convention set in the European 6v9 competition.

  5. Peng

    shoutcast anyone? 😀

  6. Razerfox

    Now less talk and more gameplay… The PAS playing on highlander format will make it more realistic, fair and fun.

  7. Whisp

    I was dreading 2 heavies and 2 pyros, but I guess I can work with one of each =] But ceen as spy… Q_Q

  8. vomitshovel

    If PAS wins, it’ll be because there’s 9 of them.
    If WG wins, it’ll be because they have class stacks.
    Utterly pointless if you ask me, as the “pubbers” are half compies as well.
    But GL wildgirls… use lube…

  9. Razerfox

    Vomit you forgot the following:

    This challenge is more about “having fun” and “community interactivity” as we trying to close the gap from pubs to competitive gameplay and maybe this can be a way to introduce pubbers to play pickups and so on.

    Overseas was a hit and got lot of people exited about it and now there is a 3rd edition of it so I think is worth a try over here.

    Yeh well they PAS team looks kinda solid :) but still will be interesting to find out who is gonna need the lube 😛

  10. Skywalker

    First im hearing of this.. BUT… could be fun. =)
    Better get practicing..
    scuba on demo.. =| (-_-)

  11. Razerfox

    I wonder if Serpent and Scuba are still in shape hehe…

  12. Deacan

    Mediced Serp on pub the other night, trust me he still in shape!!

  13. X

    Its all about the Fun guys. :)

  14. Darktrace

    Haha my prediction…. CHAOS!!
    😀
    its a good way to end a 6v6 tourney, even if WG do/dont win

  15. Deacan

    GrimAndy
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM
    How did you play Deacan!

    LOL.. I played pretty much like usual… like a noob!!

  16. Beetle

    I have watched the European 6v9 or “Pro’s vs Pubs” and what I saw there was mostly a one sided affair. I remember in the first one Shintaz was on scout and had 5 or 6 dominations at one point. However I think since many of the players in this “Pub” team are just as good, if not better than some of the “Pro’s” it could be less of a walkover. Should be interesting, see you guys on the STV :)

  17. X

    they have smiled on him

  18. Deacan

    :)

  19. Peng

    This should be an awesome game to spec. PAS has some potent players, wow. Also have to mention i also has some decent players. Going to be a close game. I shall be saving my cap to watch this!

    Anyone taking bets?..Coke at OC or something.

  20. wikus

    this is a drug free community peng :<

  21. ceen

    :}D

  22. wikus

    how about a class roster for PAS?

  23. Peng

    Woot STV relay is working, dankie x

  24. RaCoon

    This is going to be epic. Good stuff guys.

  25. Skywalker

    Isnt alien in a clan?? he cant be a pubber then?? just curious. =) amped for tonight

  26. ProX

    I say wg gna win 5-0, 5-0 :)

  27. X

    Oh man, How you were wrong. 5-0 5-0 to PAS

  28. Deacan

    Was a little imba…. 9 v 6 some current clan players and some past clan players. Would of been interesting if the all star team was purely public players with no clan or pick up experience. However I can appreciate how difficult that would of been to achieve in South Africa. All in all we took it in the spirit that it was meant to be taken tried our best and had good fun doing so!

    Thanks to tf2.co.za of organising this match and at the very least I hope the specs enjoyed the game as much as we did. Sorry it was so short 😛

  29. X

    Thanks for playing Deacon and all of WG as well as all the Pub Allstars. It is hard to pick players that are purely pubbers. The pub team had lots of pubbers, some of which have played TF2 competitively but a really long time ago. Scuba for example hasnt played competitively in about 1 year, neptune nine for about 2 years possibly. The only real competitive player i would say was Alien, who did mighty good. Thanks to Likalota for getting hold of 8 pubbers to make this happen, he has played in a clan recently, but was never serious.

    I seriously would have thought that 6 Current Competitive players would owned 9 Pubbers, 2/3 of them who have played in clans one year ago.

    We will have to wait for PAS Challenge #2 to see the Competitive side pwn.

    The Challenge was a success. I had 65 Specators at once stage. 40 of those are people that are not in clans = Success.

    Thanks WG+PAS+TF2CSA+ISGAMING :)

  30. vomitshovel

    Very true X.
    Those who are in clans and were speccing, all commented on how they would like a shot vs the PAS.
    This was all in the spirit of fun.
    No offense to Peng, Learox or Muishond (<3 all 3 of you)
    but we could really use shoutcasters with a little more life, and that give a bit more information. They did good with what they were given, but hopefully next time we will get more emotive, exciting shoutcasting.
    Peng however never ceases to make me laugh

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