Send North American TF2 teams to the i52 LAN

Help further esports and propel Team Fortress 2 onto the global stage!
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Carl Yangsheng
Gaming
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

NORTH AMERICA vs. EUROPE, ROUND 3! 

Two years ago, the worldwide competitive Team Fortress 2 community came together and raised enough money to send two North American teams to Multiplay's i46 in Telford, UK, in an unprecedented fight to see who would reign supreme as champions of the world. At that event the North Americans swept the competition, taking both first and second place at the tournament. Last year, at i49, we sent yet another team to compete against the best teams that both Europe and Australia had to offer, but this time Europe took the crown. 

The North Americans are ready to redeem themselves at this year’s i52 competition in August, and they need your support to make it happen!

We're TeamFortress.TV, the center of the competitive Team Fortress 2 community and host to the latest news, events, and discussion surrounding the game.

By contributing to this fundraiser, you are helping make history not only in competitive Team Fortress 2, but also esports as it continues to grow in popularity. i46 and i49 proved to the worldwide community that Team Fortress 2 is a fantastic esport in its own right, and we wish to continue that tradition by sending North American teams again to i52.

Not convinced? Tune in to one of the two show matches we have planned at twitch.tv/teamfortresstv, featuring the best competitive TF2 the scene has to offer:

  • Showmatch #1: Saturday, June 7 at 12:30 PM EDT (18:30 CEST)
  • Showmatch #2: Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 PM EDT(19:00 CEST)

How will the North American teams be chosen?

The top four North American teams will compete in a placement tournament on Saturday, July 5 at 1 PM EDT (streamed live at twitch.tv/teamfortresstv) . The top two finishers will be the beneficiaries of the fundraiser. The four candidates are:

  • froyotech
  • Exertus TF2
  • Classic Mixup
  • Street Hoops eSports

Goal Breakdown

We're looking to raise $12,000 to dampen the otherwise prohibitive cost of travel. International travel from North America isn't cheap; this whole endeavor is made possible only through the generosity of donors like you.

This amount (minus Indiegogo fundraiser fees) means that each of the 12 total players will have to pay $920 less than they would otherwise, but still will have to pay about $750 out of pocket.

You can find a breakdown of the per-player costs here.

Perks

As a thank you for your generous donation, we have several tiers of "perks" that you can choose when donating. These will be fulfilled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the fundraiser. The donation trigger amounts are listed on the right, but additional detail about the items themselves is below:

Forum Badge

You'll receive a special insignia next to your name on the TeamFortress.TV forums for the remainder of the year as well as a permanent token in your profile as a reminder of your contribution to the community.

Signed Weapon

Get your very own strange weapon signed by a member of one of the two finalist teams.

Unusual Tyrant's Helm

While this glorious Purple Energy Tyrant's Helm typical value is ~8 buds (or $250), the real significance of this particular TF2 hat lies in its extensive history. It was worn by multiple players in the highest division of Europe's competitive league (ETF2L Premiership) and most famously stewarded by Ipz during two championships.

It'll also be featured in our two planned show matches. Look out for the North American pocket soldiers-they'll be donning the bright purple hat!

Team T-Shirt

Ever wanted a FROYOTECH jersey or Plat face T-shirt? Take your pick of a shirt featuring your favorite contending team. 

All designs: http://imgur.com/a/KltPt

Shipping for this perk is limited to North America AND Europe.

Limited Edition Trading Cards

The wonderfully talented accless made a very small number of hand-drawn TF2 trading cards during the i49 era, and this time around he's commissioned to create a new set specifically for the i52 event.

Shipping for this perk is limited to North America AND Europe.

How else can I help?

Can't support the cause monetarily? Help us spread the word! 

Share it on social media, talk with your friends, and get hyped.

Visit us at TeamFortress.TV and be part of the global competitive Team Fortress 2 community.

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$13,820USD
raised by 402 people in 1 month
115% funded
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$12,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 7, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $7USD
    i52 Forum Badge

    Receive a limited edition i52 badge that will be displayed by your name and profile on TeamFortress.TV.

    71 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $19USD
    Signed Weapon

    Ever wanted a b4nny pipe gun or TLR rocket launcher? Here's your chance to get your strange weapon signed by any member of the two finalist teams. See description for full details.

    118 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $25USD
    Unusual Tyrant's Raffle

    Enter for a chance to win an Unusual Tyrant's helm (purple energy effect) with quite a bit of history: The hat was worn through multiple ETF2L seasons by Premiership players and will be worn by each North American pocket soldier throughout the showmatches.

    27 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $35USD
    Bundle #1

    Receive the forum badge, signed weapon, and unusual raffle perks at a reduced level.

    90 claimed
  • $65USD
    Limited Edition Trading Cards

    Remember this historic event with these limited, hand-drawn cards featuring each of the 12 players of the North American contingent. See description for full details.

    10 claimed
  • $65USD
    Team T-Shirt

    Rep the favorite North American team of your choice with these custom printed t-shirts. See description for full details.

    31 claimed
  • $125USD
    Bundle #2

    Receive all the perks of Bundle #1 (forum badge, signed weapon, and unusual raffle) along with the Trading Cards and Team T-shirt perks at a reduced level.

    11 claimed
  • $225USD
    Autographed All-in-One

    Get your cards and team t-shirt individually signed by the players of your choosing. Includes ALL perks.

    7 claimed
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