Reannouncement (0 comments)
Posted by   CanFo
As some of you may already know the planned 5v5 cup has been cancelled due to lack of participation. Simply too few wanted to take part in the experiment - part of that might have been the Angel-sponsored cup that has been announced shortly after the first announcement of the Velociraptor Challenge.

The cup is not cut from Esportsheaven though, just postponed and reworked! In association with Western Digital, we are happy to (re)announce the Velociraptor Challenge! They will be providing 6 (yes, six!) of the newest SATA hard disks equipped with a 32MB cache and running at an amazing 10,000RPM. Not only will they be providing these unrivalled puppies, they will also be providing €250 for the winner!

The setup will be the most traditional setup for Team Fortress 2 that we could think of: 6 players on each team will battle it out. Demomen, medics and heavies are limited to 1, rest to 2. No unlocks bar Blutsauger, Übersaw, Kritzkrieg, Crusader's Crossbow and the Original are allowed. The map pool consists of nothing else but the ever-repeating cp_badlands, cp_granary, cp_snakewater, cp_gullywash_final1 and cp_gravelpit. No surprises, just TF2.

Tournament Details

Maximum teams: 64
Sign-ups: 3rd April – 16th April
Date: 16th April – 21st May
Format: Double-elimination Cup, 6v6, Class Limit 1 for demoman, medic and heavy, Class Limit 2 for all other classes
Admins: Scotland Crasp, Germany CanFo, Lithuania huhy
Sponsor: Western Digital
Prizes: 1st place : 6x 300GB SATA HDD’s and €250 cash
Rules: [link]
Sign up: [link]
IRC: #esportsheaven (on irc.quakenet.org)

Schedule

Week 1: Monday 16/04:

20:00 CEST UB Round 1 (cp_granary)
20:45 CEST UB Round 2 + LB Round 1 (cp_snakewater)
21:30 CEST UB Round 3 + LB Round 2 (cp_gravelpit)

Week 2: Monday 23/04:

20:00 CEST LB Round 3 (cp_granary)
20:45 CEST LB Round 4 + UB Round 4 (cp_badlands)
21:30 CEST LB Round 5 + UB Round 5 (cp_gullywash_final1)

Week 3: Monday 30/04:

20:00 CEST LB Round 6 (cp_snakewater)
20:45 CEST LB Round 7 (cp_gravelpit)
21:30 CEST LB Round 8 (cp_badlands)
21:00 CET UB final (Best of 3) (teams pick maps*)

Week 4: Monday 07/05:

20:00 CEST LB Round 9 (cp_gullywash_final1)
21:15 CEST LB Final (Best of 3) (teams pick maps*)

Week 5: Monday 14/05:

21:15 CEST Grand Final (1-2 maps, team from UB can lose 1 map, team from LB can’t) (teams pick maps, team from LB can choose to pick first)

* The current ESH mappool is: cp_badlands, cp_granary, cp_snakewater, cp_gullywash_final1, cp_gravelpit
Posted by   Crasp
During the signup phase of the Velociraptor Challenge, we have had 8 signups out of a maximum of 64. That, along with the scheduling clash with Angel's Cup, has led to our decision to postpone the Velociraptor challenge for the time being.

We apologise to those who signed up. Rest assured this cup will happen some time in the near future!
Welcome (0 comments)
Posted by   Freekje
Welcome to the Velociraptor Team Fortress 2 Challenge!

Today we are glad to announce another Team Fortress 2 prize cup in association with Western Digital. They will be providing 5 of the newest SATA hard disks equipped with a 32MB cache and running at an amazing 10,000RPM. Not only will they be providing these unrivalled puppies, they will also be providing €250 for the winner!

For the Velociraptor Challenge we have decided to do something a little different. The format of this cup will be 5 vs 5, classlimit 1 for ALL classes. As for unlocks? Well, ALL unlocks are allowed! Go nuts with them! As for maps? It's KotH time, all the time!

Hopefully with the unlocks and the excellent prizes we will be able to fill the 64 slots for this tournament. Remember - you only have no chance of winning if you don't sign up!

Tournament Details
Maximum teams: 64
Sign-ups: 16th March - 1st April
Date: 2 April - 6 May
Format: Double-elimination Cup, 5v5, Class Limit 1
Admins: Crasp, CanFo, huhy
Sponsors: Western Digital
Prizes: 1st place : 5x 300GB SATA HDD's and €250 cash
Rules: [link]
Sign up: [link]
IRC: #esportsheaven (on irc.quakenet.org)

Schedule

Week 1: Monday 2/04:
20:00 CEST UB Round 1 (koth_harvest_final)
20:45 CEST UB Round 2 + LB Round 1 (koth_nucleus)
21:30 CEST UB Round 3 + LB Round 2 (koth_sawmill)

Week 2: Monday 09/04:
20:00 CEST LB Round 3 (koth_harvest_final)
20:45 CEST LB Round 4 + UB Round 4 (koth_badlands)
21:30 CEST LB Round 5 + UB Round 5 (koth_viaduct)

Week 3: Monday 16/04:

20:00 CEST LB Round 6 (koth_nucleus)
20:45 CEST LB Round 7 (koth_sawmill)
21:30 CEST LB Round 8 (koth_badlands)
21:00 CET UB final (Best of 3) (teams pick maps*)

Week 4: Monday 23/04:

20:00 CEST LB Round 9 (koth_viaduct)
21:15 CEST LB Final (Best of 3) (teams pick maps*)

Week 5: Monday 30/04:
21:15 CEST Grand Final (1-2 maps, team from UB can lose 1 map, team from LB can't) (teams pick maps, team from LB can choose to pick first)

* The current ESH mappool is: koth_harvest_final, koth_badlands, koth_viaduct, koth_nucleus, koth_sawmill
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