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Mercenaries Cup 7 Week 3
The CNY Break Week is finally over, the match threads for Week 3 are now open and teams can begin scheduling their matches!
The intensity heats up as Cute Beast, Fireless, Club Penguin Crusaders and Kusoyotech will clash to maintain their dominance in the Upper Bracket, while Team Intermediate, Beyond Velocity, PSYCHOS, Cozy Home, A Motley Crew, Edelweiss, Steal Your Job and Connection Drops In The Rice Fields will be fighting for their final chance to stay in the tournament.
For repeated breaking of the rules regarding un-rostered players despite multiple reminders, Mak Kau Terbang had their match results overturned and have been officially disqualified from the tournament.
In accordance with AsiaFortress competition rules, Mak Kau Terbang's leader Ashley (Sack) has been debarred from leading any more teams for official AsiaFortress major tournaments until further notice.
Once again, teams are reminded to be aware of the rules to avoid unnecessary disputes and breaches.
Best of luck to all teams for Week 3!
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Mercenaries Cup 7 Week 2
The Match Threads for the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket matches are officially open, and teams can begin scheduling their matches! Click here for the Match Threads.
Congratulations to the teams Steal Your Job, Fireless, A Motley Crew, Club Penguin Crusaders, PSYCHOS, Kusoyotech and Team Intermediate for winning their first matches to claim their place in the Upper Bracket!
Meanwhile, the teams Trake's Bae, Cozy Home, Connection Drops In The Rice Fields and Mak Kau Terbang will fight against the threat of elimination in the Lower Bracket.
The tournament is far from over yet however, and all participants still have a chance to prove themselves as the Grand Champions of Mercenaries Cup 7!
Best of luck to all participants!
The team Shuffled.tf Inc. has announced their decision to drop out of the tournament to AsiaFortress Administrators, and has been removed from play. As a result, Edelweiss gets a walkover win for this week's matches and has automatically been advanced to Lower Bracket Round 2.
In accordance with the Mercenaries Cup 7 rules, Shuffled.tf Inc.'s leaders Novaroid and Insanity will be barred from leading any more teams in major AsiaFortress competitions until further notice.
A Reminder of the Rules
Following a breach in last week's matches which was met with a stern warning, the AsiaFortress administrators would like to remind all participating teams that mercenaries are allowed under the following conditions:
- It is clearly and honestly communicated to the other team who the mercenary is and why they are being used
- A mercenary cannot be used in place of an available rostered player
- Teams can only use up to 2 mercenaries in total during a regular season match
- No mercenaries are allowed during a playoff match (Semifinals, Lower Bracket Semifinals, Finals)
- The mercenary must be named together with his or her Steam ID when reporting or confirming results in the match thread
- "Alts", "smurfs" and other ways of concealing identity are prohibited and will be dealt with harshly.
The Rules can be found here, and all teams are reminded once again that ignorance of the rules will not be taken as an excuse for a breach.
Teams are also reminded to post in the Match Threads the date, time and server used for the match upon scheduling with the opposing team's leader. Booking a server is recommended to avoid a situation where servers could not be found to play on.
After playing a match, teams are to post the final scores along with screenshots of the final scoreboard or links to the match logs on logs.tf.
Best of luck to all teams!
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- Medic: RLE
- Demoman: Hysteria
- Pocket: Fury
- Roamer: Shad0w
- Scouts:10 / Flower
- Medic: janus
- Demoman: Friez3
- Pocket: babel
- Roamer: daylight
- Scouts: LK / starky
- Medic: And
- Demoman: Moy
- Pocket: teejay
- Roamer: creep
- Scouts: fwishy / marcato
- Medic: pnt
- Demoman: matsukaze
- Pocket: bk
- Roamer: hirapa23
- Scouts: timo / ozr
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Attention all frag-hungry competitors!
Registrations for the annual AsiaFortress Mercenaries Cup 7 tournament are now open!
For those of you that are unaware, the Mercenaries Cup is one of two major tournaments AsiaFortress hosts each year, played in a Double Elimination format. Teams which sign up will be seeded against each other, and will be eliminated from the tournament after losing two matches until only four teams remain for the Semi-Finals.
Mercenaries Cup is a tournament with no divisions, as opposed to the AsiaFortress Cup. This means that you could encounter teams from any end of the skill spectrum; A worthy chance to test your team's mettle in the Asian competitive TF2 scene!
What are you waiting for? Sign your team up here and prove your dominance!
Writeup by moosepi and vetia
Hello again, denizens of the AsiaFortress community!
Christmas and the New Year is almost upon us, and our Administrator and Staff Team has just finished running both the Top Gun MGE Tournament and AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes 2015. As such, it's the perfect time for a news post to both wrap up said events and cover our plans for the near future!
Without further ado…
Top Gun MGE Tourney Conclusion
It’s been a long time coming, but the inaugural Top Gun MGE Tournament has finally come to a close, and so we’d like to formally announce the winners for both the Scout and Soldier divisions!
- 1st Place: larkyy
- 2nd Place: tommy
- 3rd Place: Sphere (Choo Choo)
- 1st Place: oro
- 2nd Place: slyr
- 3rd Place: Gordan
The 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded 2 keys and 1 key respectively, while the champions earned a
lot of salt Professional Killstreak Weapon and the tags [Scatter-Lord] and [Rocketeer] on both Shana and AsiaFortress MGE servers. Congratulations!
We’d like to thank all those who participated, especially our Competition Administrator Gothmog, who both sponsored the prizes and coordinated the event for others' enjoyment.
AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes Conclusion
Meanwhile, the latest (but definitely not the last!) edition of AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes just happened, and it was bigger than ever!
We received over double the number of signups of last year's Mash — so many that we had to split the Mash teams into two groups! While this did cause some slight technical difficulties along the way, we managed to form a grand total of twelve teams, almost all of which got to play through the whole event.
Ultimately, Xiao Team claimed victory in Group A without dropping a single map, while Team Boleh had a record almost as stellar, only tying once against Team Meme.
Well done to both teams!
However as per the old adage, it’s not the destination, but the journey that’s important. We hope that all of the mentees had fun and learned something from the event about 6v6, and got the opportunity to know a little more about the AF community.
Our Head Administrator and overall manager of the event, Caldoran, said that he’s “thankful for my admin/staff team, the mentors, the players and the backups for making the event a success”. And indeed, every individual who showed up, mentor or mentee, deserves thanks for dedicating their day bringing the event to life.
But the unsung heroes of the event were both Teejay and Caldoran himself. These two champions ran the whole show, behind the scenes, preparing the entire event and acquiring substitutes almost immediately.
Of course, we hope to Mash again next year and make it better than ever, so remember, if you have any feedback you’d like to give about the event, remember to post here!
And now, we’d like to announce our next upcoming event…
AsiaFortress Mercenaries Cup 7
The Administration team formally announces the 7th season of the Mercenaries Cup!
This long running event is a double elimination tournament devoid of divisions, meaning anyone can sign a team up. You get to duke it out with the entire community of AsiaFortress, even the best of the best!
Registrations for MC begin in the first week of January 2016, so start gathering your players for teams and prepare for another great series of matches.
On the other hand, if you don't have a team because you're a newer player, and you either just missed Mash or want to learn a little more before getting your feet wet in PUGs, fret not — there'll be something lined up for you very soon!
The AsiaFortress Administrator and Staff Team would like to officially welcome erio as our returning General Administrator!
Having already dedicated her time in the past to the AsiaFortress administration, we have no doubt she will contribute greatly. Welcome!
Thank you everyone for making 2015 such an eventful and successful year for our league and community.
Let's strive to make 2016 an even better one for AsiaFortress!
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AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes Groups and Teams
Reminder: The event is on 12th December 2015 (Saturday), at 2:30 PM GMT+8. Please be on time!
Hello all Mash participants!
After endless hours of tireless deliberating, we have finally come up with the team rosters! Do note that this list is still subject to change, though it's unlikely.
As many of you are aware, there has been an unexpected and overwhelming response to the sign-ups. Therefore, we have decided to split the teams into 2 groups, A and B for better management. That means teams in Group A will only play against the teams in Group A, and likewise for Group B.
The teams and the groups they're in are as follows:
 Xiao Team
Mentors: bait (Demoman), cloverella (Pocket)
So what should I do now?
If you're a player, then add your mentors and fellow teammates to your friends list! Make sure you've also installed and set up Mumble - if you're not sure how to, refer to the FAQ and Guidelines to learn how!
Remember, the teams will not play until everyone is in Mumble!
In the meantime, it'd also be good to read up on the 6v6 basics like rollouts, calling and positioning. On top of that, you can also come up with questions you'd like to ask your mentors, either immediately or during the event between matches. If you don't ask, you won't know!
If you're a mentor, then add your assigned trainees to your friends list!
Guide them through installing Mumble if they're still having difficulty and ensure they have it properly set up before the event starts, and answer any doubts and queries they may have.
As always, if you're not sure of anything or require assistance, feel free to contact Caldoran on Steam.
What's going to happen on the day?
By 2:30 PM GMT+8 on December 12th 2015, all players should be ready in Mumble.
After the initial briefing, all team mentors will direct their team's players to the correct server. Each team will play a total of 5 maps during the event. Mentors should refer to this page for the match schedule as well as which servers to use.
All of the maps will be played with standard AsiaFortress rules. After each map, the mentors will direct the team's players to the next server until all 5 maps are played and the event is over.
Match results, inclusive of round scores, can be communicated to the Administrators via Steam chat or Mumble.
Finals can be played between teams at their discretion.
Backups will be needed if a player or mentor has to go mid-game. Chances will be increased if the backup is already waiting in Mumble.
I can't play anymore / I have to go halfway during the event!
Please inform your mentors or an administrator as soon as possible so we can find a replacement with minimal delay.
My mentor is being mean / There's a newcomer in my team throwing!
Inform Caldoran at the earliest opportunity so we could resolve the situation.
If you don't speak up, we won't know. We will take the appropriate action if necessary.
Thanks once again for all the interest, and happy Mashing!
Announcing AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes 2015!
Banner by Blobinet and Cell, writeup by vetia, vetted by Caldoran, moosepi and Himari
Unlike Valve, we can count to three! Welcome to the third iteration of our annual Mash Potatoes tournament!
Want to meatshot like Teejay? Airshot like 26?
AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes is the perfect opportunity for newcomers to the competitive 6v6 format and our community. You’ll play matches in a friendly environment and still learn something new!
What is AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes?
Let’s face it, 6v6 can be an extremely confusing gamemode. When should a roamer bomb in? When should Scouts clean up? When should you take an Über fight and when should you run away?
AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes is where we help new players familiarize themselves with the format and move along the path to become a better player. Teams of new players are pitted against each other in a tournament format, with the aid of helpful and experienced mentors. These mentors will personally play alongside the new players and guide them on what it takes to function in a proper 6v6 game, without the raging criticism!
How do I participate?
First of all, you need to sign up as an individual here. After you sign up, you’ll be sorted into a team based on your skill level to ensure, as far as possible, all participating teams are on even ground.
You will be allowed to name the 6v6 cookie-cutter classes you’d prefer to play (i.e. Scout, Pocket Soldier, Roamer Soldier, Demo or Medic). As much as possible, we’ll try to accommodate your preferences, but in the event we’re unable to, you will be asked to play a different class instead. Yes, you can request to switch classes with the teammates you are grouped with!
Who are the players I will play with, and how many teams will there be?
There will be 4 new players and 2 mentors per team. The teams will then battle each other in a Round Robin format first to determine their rankings before proceeding to the Grand Finals to determine final placement.
This year, we have planned to have 4 teams, but if we greatly exceed the expected number of sign-ups then we may have additional teams! Priority will be given to players newer to the community and format, while the rest may be asked to act as backup for any missing players or mentors.
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