Essentials.TF: May Monthly Cup Announcement

Date May 3, 2018

Essentials.TF Monthlies have arrived at the month of May! STN Trading and continue to sponsor the EU edition. The rules are the same as the Monthly before, but there are a few changes in this month’s whitelist. Check the post below for further details!

EU Monthly Sponsored by STN Trading and

  • Play dates: 5th-6th May
  • Prizepool: €1000
    • 1st Place: €600
    • 2nd Place: €300
    • 3rd Place: €60
    • 4th Place: €60

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The rules for the tournament will be the same and will be slightly different from the norm in a bid to bring us to a place that can be easily picked up by new players and spectators along with moving to the goal of opening up the whitelist by having the totally broken weapons fixed. This month, several items have been added to the whitelist. These items include: the Fists of Steel, Atomizer, Beggar’s Bazooka, and the Sydney Sleeper.

The main differences from other leagues are the following:

  • 5CP maps only
  • Class limits: 2 for each of scout and soldier; 1 for all other classes
  • Win limit: 5 rounds with a 30 min timer
  • The whitelist can be seen here

You can catch all of the action live on the Essentials.TF Twitch channel

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  1. hi im cupcake: (ETF2L Donator) - notdoggo - hi im dog said:

    ok not to be rude, but if one of the goals is “to bring us to a place that can be easily picked up by new players and spectators” how exactly is adding as many weapons as possible to the whitelist going to help make the game more accessible, especially for spectators?

  2. DuMmTm: woofwoof - COGU said:

    because the narrative of blindly allowing things so valve cares a grand total of 1% more about comp has brought us great stuff in the past, like turbine in mm!

  3. kKaltUu: UbeR | - -chess- said:

    5CP maps only? koth is especially suitable for cups… why would you force 5cp? do players really prefer it over koth?

  4. ddf said:

    Yeah, pretty much no ones wants to play koth maps, even tho they’re better than some maps like badlands or granary

  5. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    fuck 5cp fuck 5cp fuck 5cp fuck 5cp

  6. Jynxii: MAYOGURL said:

    highlander players OMEGALUL