As it happened Week 1 Match Day 1

The first Match Day of the TF2CSA 6v6 v2 started almost perfect with 5 out 6 matches played as one team used a Wilcard to re-schedule their macth. The Match days on Wednesdays where High seeds play Low seeds might not be the most interesting matches as they can be pretty straight forward though we might find some surprises during the tournament. The results of W1 MD1 as follows:

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While this kind of matches are not enjoyable at all for most of the Low seed teams and we know that the skills gaps are quite big we could say that this is a reminder to those players that they really need to improve their gameplay if at least they want to be able to win a round from the teams ranked higher.

As I asked on the message to all the top teams on this competition to give some kind of support for the teams that need some help however this is a very difficult task if the player’s do not have that willingness to learn and improve.

I’m going to put together a whole list of useful links where you can learn the theory part to improve your game hopefully I’ll get it done by this weekend. For those who don’t know about watching demo’s (demo’s=the replays of games), competitive configs, HUD’s or rates I’m not going to introduce them that kind of info yet because the main problem that I’ve seen is “Knowing what to do” yes very simple there is no competitive config that will make you improve if you don’t know what you are doing in game so the kind of info I’m going to put together is the basics of each class, what is their job on the 6v6 gameplay and some tips of what to do on some of the popular maps but if a bunch of text is too boring for you relax I’ll put some links to videos as well and remember that one of the simple ways to learn is to watch/spectate the local top teams playing focus on your class and look carefully all what they do. Really guys that will be the first step once you know what to do put it on practice, “lots of practice” and remember Team Fortress really needs team work so all the team will have to put some effort to learn and improve together then your ability to play the class properly will decide how good you can become.

I’m going to email everyone on the Website’s database so for those who do not need that info I would appreciate any feedback if something else is missing that could help our TF2 competitive community to improve overall.

Cheers guys! Keep it up!

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vomitshovel
vomitshovel
10 years ago

Well done razerfox.
I completely agree and i see the less experienced low seed teams are MUCH better than our low seed teams were before.
They all have potential and must realise we didnt get here overnight, as a community we grow together and learn from eachother.
I used to learn watching Anthem and Skillbill, as we all used to with the old top tier players.
PLUS low seed vs low seed games are going to be good in my opinion.
Soon tf2sa will have divisions.
When division 2 comes about, we will need div2 champs

Spike
Spike
10 years ago

I started playing the game when it was released, but i was only playing pubs up until the end of 2008. When I played my first pickup Joint was their to message me and give me some tips, I then got some help from Skillpig and Apple. This was the way I learnt, playing pickups and getting advice from the better players. All the low seed players especially the newer ones should log onto mIRC join a pickup and chat to the high tier players. It will improve your game-play tremendously.

Headshot101
10 years ago

Well said, Theres still quite a diffrence between the skill levels of teams

Ya I think the low seed games and high seed games in between them selves will be good to watch : )

When I first started to demo it was around the time that Whisp had joined tf2 and shortly after Joint had left
I found most of my insparation through the likes of Joint and Goldfox and took time to watch many of joints and goldfox’s demo’s and ive been working on it alot
I recieved tons of advice from diffrent people and used some of it and ignored others but after working on it for some time I like to think of myself as one of the most improved and still improving demomen and hope to keep pushing to get to the top : )

Peng
10 years ago

I remember Goldfox on Fastlane lol, in the clan T.I, funny to see how far he has come. 😀
Goldfox my baby~

Spike
Spike
10 years ago

We having a really good Oprah session, everyone share your starting out stories. 🙂

Peng
10 years ago

I remember spikeelite. when he was still a noob.
so much people i knew when they were noob. 😀

Headshot101
10 years ago

You started it Spike 😛

Whisp
Whisp
10 years ago

I didn’t start pickups until I knew I was ready, I spoke to people on IRC and found out who the best demomen were, how they played and who would be the best for me to speak to, I spoke to _enemy, Goldfox, XoloX and Joint and eventually asked Joint to teach me, we spent hours on empty clan and pickup servers where he explained to me all of the logistics and strategies a demo could use, situational advice as well as aim training. He recommended many aim maps which helped me get my eye in for pipes and stickies, I spent hours slaving over the flight pattern of the various projectiles the game has to offer and how much damage each class can do or will do from various distances. In my first pickup I was lucky enough to be allowed to play demoman thanks to Goldfox, who had been watching me practise on pubs and in servers with Joint. _enemy also gave me some awesome advice which I still refer back to, we also spent a lot of time on IRC where he explained the game to me and told me all about being a demoman, all of these players are eager to help and would definitely show any new guy the ropes.

vomitshovel
vomitshovel
10 years ago

Completely agree Whisp. You came in with some wicked demoman skills right off the bat, but we must also remember why we didn’t lay pickups till we were “ready”. We had ragers. Many of them. Ruined any pickup that had anyone even SLIGHTLY not playing well.
Nowadays our community is chilled and ready to help anyone.
It’s all about growth and if we can get everyone playing pickups the growth wont stop.

SlasherZA
SlasherZA
10 years ago

Wow, I only started playing pickups 2 months back… Come from a competitive Day of Defeat background and this is the first game since DoD that I enjoy enough (hugely the community as well) to play competitive…

Sooo, who’s willing to help me develop my medic skills some more? Pwetty Pwease? That, and I’m trying to learn soldier / scout a bit as well, just for the fun of it…

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