Now that the first 6v6 competition is done and dusted, here’s a short summary of where we, at TF2CSA, want to take Team Fortress over the next few months.
Before we do, however, a big “shout out” and “thanks” to all who participated in the competition! The competition created a new found awareness of TF2 that has spilled over into the public servers and created a lot of enthusiasm for TF2. The cycle of public games to “pick-ups” to “clan matches” keeps the TF2 community strong and healthy.
So… “where to from here?” TF2CSA will keep the 6v6 and the recently announced “Cup” series to maintain the competitive interest of the various teams. But without the support of the various teams, a competition is fruitless. That’s why it’s important for all teams to work at staying together and growing together. TF2 has, in the past, suffered because players “clan hop” or just can’t get along through the tough times (aka the “losing times”).
TF2CSA will shortly launch a ranking system based on points series to help sustain team interest in the game. Points will be awarded to to teams that take part in the various tournaments and competitions run by TF2CSA and these points will track each team’s overall performance. Look out for these rankings on the TF2.co.za web site.
TF2CSA is also actively looking for sponsors for Team Fortress. Sponsorship adds credibility to the game and will often draw new players in.
We’ve also created an easy to use interface – just use the in game browser and point it to tf2.co.za/pickup – to join the exciting world of TF2 pick-ups. To join the channel is as simple as typing in your nickname. The system will automatically take you to #tf2 where you can join the pick-up.
In closing I’d like to make a request to the community at large. Let’s put the past where it belongs… in the past. Whether someone’s annoyed you in the past, or been overly egotistical or arrogant towards you or whatever the reason. Forgive and forget… Move on. Let’s focus on growing the TF2 community for the greater good of all. After all, the thing that brought us all together in the first place was TF2!