TF2mixup 7 – Christmas is A-Comin’!

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With Christmas nearing, we are once again very happy to announce that we’re back for some more TF2 showmatch fun! This year, we’re teaming up with Yogscast as part of their Jingle Jam charity fundraiser! Some of your favorite gaming personalities will be duking it out in Team Fortress 2 while raising money for charity. This year, our participants include Valve, Freddie Wong, Tay Zonday, and all of our friends over at Yogscast. The duking will be uploaded to YouTube later in the month, so check make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

All money raised in the fundraiser goes directly to amazing organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam and End Polio Now. But we also want to give you something in return for your generosity! Last year, anyone donating to the fundraiser received our very own Team Fortress 2 Heart of Gold. This year, we’re happy to add another organically grown item to the collection: The Thought that Counts. Donate more than $5, and you’ll receive this exquisite item that’ll show your thoughtfulness to the whole world!

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But wait – there’s more! If you donate more than $25, you will also receive an assortment of awesome games, including Mark of the Ninja, Magicka, and 11 other games! So head over to the fundraiser page to make your contribution and receive a bunch of great items and games! We’ll see you there!

Summing up the sixth event

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In the month of December each year, our friends over at The Yogscast run a charity fundraiser for the duration of the month. This year – in case you’ve missed it – we have proudly partnered up with them to bring you a TF2 tournament and help raise money for charity. In celebration of the fundraiser, we have brought you a host of exciting matches to watch, featuring players like Robin Walker, CaptainSparklez, STAR and a bunch of our friends from The Yogscast. We have now collected all matches below, for your convenience! So just scroll down to check them all out.

But wait, there’s more! If you donate more than $5 to the fundraiser, you will receive the unique Heart of Gold for TF2! Just look at it. So shiny and pretty. And we made it just for you!

But wait again, there’s even more! If you donate more than $25, you also receive a bunch of awesome games (yes, including Awesomenauts), so head over to the fundraiser page and check it all out!

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Donate to charity, show off your Heart of Gold

Now, on to the videos:

We split our players into four different teams, and we let those teams face each other once. After that, we let the two best teams play for the gold, while the two absolutely-worst-teams-ever got to play for the bronze. You can watch the matches from either team’s point of view, or with match commentary. And oh, keep an eye out for Robin’s completely legitimate Valve privileges (“it’s not cheating if it’s in the game“). Have fun.

Round 1

Team Yogscast vs. Team CaptainSparklez

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Team STAR_ vs. Team Nilesy

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Round 2

Team Yogscast vs. Team STAR_

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Team CaptainSparklez vs. Team Nilesy

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Round 3

Team Yogscast vs. Team Nilesy

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Team CaptainSparklez vs. Team STAR_

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Bronze Match

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Grand Final

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Wrapping up the Fifth Event

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The time has come to do a short (and late) wrap-up of the fifth mixup match! In case you’ve missed it, all of the match videos have been uploaded and gathered here.

Pyro armbands received by one of our raffle winners.

As you can see there, we’ve also put together a short outtake video showing off Robin’s pro cheating skills. Make sure you check it out, so you know it looks like when a game developer cheats at his own game! But that’s not the only bonus content to pop up during the event: our player and commentator STAR has put up a short behind-the-scenes clip for everyone to behold. So make sure you give that a watch as well! In addition to that, our own video editor Luc uploaded some of his gameplay from the event.

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As the event comes to an end, so does our little fundraiser. With the ad revenue from the match videos having been added to the pot by The Yogscast, our total donation amount rises to just over $9000! We want to send a huge ‘thank you’ to all of you who donated, including our raffle winners and The Yogscast. If you still want to contribute, donations will remain open until March 10th. You can find the donation page here.

Pyro poster won by one of our donors.

Having wrapped up this event, it is time for us at TF2mixup to start focusing on the next match. As we progress, we hope to have many exciting news and regular contests to share with you over the coming months, and we will keep you updated on that through Twitter and Facebook! We’ll see you there!

Victory!

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Last Saturday, on December 1st 2012, the fifth mixup match was finally played, in secret, on a secret server, for a secret duration, and with a secret winner. The battle was intense and covered three maps. Team Yogscast’s outstanding team play, unprecedented skill and jaw-dropping tactics were only matched by Team Robin’s cheats. If you want to know who ended up as the victor, you’ll have to wait for a few weeks, until the match videos are released on the Yogscast YouTube channel. If you’re too excited to wait, take a look at the equally interesting videos from the fourth mixup match, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when the new videos are released.

Unfortunately, cArn was forced to cancel his attendance due to a late booking to IPL5, and Notch was unable to attend due to illness. Instead, they were replaced by the TF2 YouTuber STAR and Valve Developer Pongthep “Bank” Charnchaichujit. Most importantly, our lucky raffle winners were able to join the match and play with an impressive roster of some great people. In addition to playing in the match, our winners will also be receiving a care package from Valve. We’re looking forward to seeing pictures of all the swag they’ll receive!

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You’re winner!

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The counter has reached zero and the time has come to celebrate the winners of the fifth mixup match raffle! In total, we’ve managed to raise more than 3400 GBP (which equals more than  5400 USD) this far. Although the raffle is over, donations will be kept open until the game has been played and the match videos have been released. So feel free to donate if you wish to support Doctors Worldwide.

Of course, the true winners of this event are the poor and sick people who will be able to receive care thanks to your generous donations. But, the only ones who will receive exclusive Valve swag and have the privilege of playing in the mixup match are the following winners:

Conor Richards (UK)
Andrew Davis (USA)
“Towel” (USA)

In addition to the three raffle winners, we’ve also added two TF2 pros to the match (one on each team), who will make sure that the players are organized and prepared to defeat their opponents. The pros are the experienced medics PYYYOUR (USA) and TheSucker (Sweden).

Lastly, if you’re not satisfied with that great feeling of donating money to a good cause, make sure to follow TF2mixup on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be handing out games and other loot regularly. There, you’ll also be the first to know when the match videos are released and we will be updating you on future matches and raffles and how you can participate in those.

 

 

Mixup match 5 is here!

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Hear ye, hear ye! After months of mental preparation and several hours of actual preparation, the fifth mixup match is finally here. As usual, we’ve joined some of the most prominent people in the gaming community for a friendly match of Team Fortress 2. Among others, we’ve gathered game developers, self-proclaimed comedians, community contributors, commentators, Counter-Strike connoisseurs and crafty miners to participate in the match. The only thing missing is you, the ordinary, not-so-famous, everyday gamer. We’ve decided to reserve three player slots in the match, which will be given out at random to three donors who enter a raffle.

How do I enter the raffle?

You enter the contest by sending a donation to Doctors Worldwide, via our charity page. Your chances of winning in the raffle is based on your donation amount, so the more you donate, the greater your chances of winning! But don’t forget to donate before the time runs out! The raffle will be closed and the winners will be picked on the 26th of November.

Yay, what do I win?

If you win the raffle, you’ll not only get the unique opportunity to play with some great people, but you’ll also win signed merchandise from Valve. Check out some of the swag one of our previous winners received:

Team Fortress 2 swag given to one of our previous winners.

The match will be played sometime in early december, so make sure to keep your calendars clear. But even if you’re not able to join the match, you’ll still receive your merchandise.

Who do I get to play with?

For this match, we’re joined by some of our most loyal players, such as Notch, Robin Walker, The Yogscast and Freddie Wong, who have participated in our previous matches. We’ve also found a couple of new players, namely Counter-Strike legend cArn, Starcraft player and commentator Day[9], as well as YouTube celebrity Tay Zonday. Overall, we have developers from Valve, Gearbox, Bethesda and Trendy Entertainment participating in the match.

If you want to see the full roster for the match, go to our donation page. There, you can also read about Doctors Worldwide and why you should donate to their cause. Even if you don’t win, your donation will contribute to a great cause, so make sure to donate and tell your friends to donate as well!

To receive future announcements and exclusive updates from the TF2mixup team, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Who knows, we may also be handing out a couple of Dota 2 beta keys and other items in the coming weeks.

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