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Why Is This Happening!
This is THE FIRST LAN Event for the Singapore (and Malaysia, if you do wish to take the short trip down!) Asiafortress Community. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your patience and support while we were working with our sponsors to make this event possible for you!
We feel that this community needs a pick-me-up, and we believe that this LAN Event will not only bring our community closer but grow it as well. We need YOUR help to make this event a success, and we look forward to seeing all your beautiful faces there (:
Who Made This Possible!
According to the poll that we did in this thread, the community has expressed their desire to see EIGHT 6v6 local teams take part in AFLAN.SG! We're so proud of your confidence in this community and we can't wait to see all of you battle it out at LAN
COLOSSEUM has been a great partner to work with for this event, helping with securing their space as well as approaching various product sponsors for us! We also would like to thank all our sponsors, all who have been willing to put their faith in this event by providing us with prizes that we otherwise would not have been able to procure.
What, When & Where!
There are going to be not one, not two, but THREE events happening on
22nd MARCH 2014 @ Colosseum!
10AM - 10PM
(Save the Date!)
1ST EVENT : COMPETITIVE 6v6!
All 8 teams will be subject to a DOUBLE ELIMINATION - BEST OF 3 tournament format. We feel that this format is the best and fairest way for each team to showcase their abilities as well as giving you plenty bang for your buck! The first 6 non-elimination round matches, will be held online. Please go HERE to find out about the format, rules, schedule, map list and the white-list. The Lower Bracket, Semi Finals and Grand Finals matches will be held at LAN.
The registration fee is set at SGD$15 per player. Only the teams taking part in the 6v6 tournament have to pay the registration fee. Those who have registered and paid will automatically be given a 1 Year Membership Subscription with Colosseum, on top of the TOP 3 prizes that they stand a chance to win.
2ND EVENT : MGE 1v1 DEATHMATCH!!
Now we know how all of you love showing off your e-peen in the MGE servers This event is for all the spectators and supporters heading down for this event to show off your skills! Whoever emerges the TOP DOG stands a chance to win a prize! Come down and show us what YOU'VE got
THIRD EVENT : THE LUCKY DRAW!!!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Hey guys, you know what's coming up around the corner? Oranges (no, not natapon), red packets, great food and family time?
Perhaps your guess is right, LUNAR NEW YEAR !!
GONG XI FA CAI HONG BAO NA LAI!!
Yes indeed, villagers of the valley of peace, it is the time of year where you shall obtain red packets containing money from married couples for your own diabolical use. (Hey kids! That means you can get money from Erii jiejie soon! ;DDD )
Being the year of the horse, we expect some totally majestic new artwork for this year for our website! :3
We are really excited to see what you have in store for us!
So you think you got what it takes to strut your digital pen and brush? HERE; PROVE YOURSELF IN BATTLE against OTHER EXCESSIVELY SELF CONSCIOUS AND CRITICAL ARTISTS (most likely using paint.exe).
Hold it right there, before we leave you to your digital pen and brush, we have TWO more exciting news for you!
The leaders of B@conCrew (^bc) are hosting an upcoming 6v6 tournament!
It starts this Sunday, 12th of January, 2014. You can check HERE for more details!
Guess what? We've added two new forum badges for you helpful members of the community!
It's creepy yet lovely at the same time. The first batch of these lovely bugs have been awarded to these devoted bug catchers - repulse, facecake, cloverella, destiny, bob, toshihiko, combustion and jopperstaluf!! Did it catch your interest?? If it did and I'm sure it did, you can check it out HERE!!
So GOOD LUCK and HAPPY BUG CATCHING!!
TILL THEN; SAKI AND ERIO OUT! PEACE!!!
Image made by Kaiwan, Visit her site @ kaiwan444.tumblr.com
Have you missed the Weekly Highlander Mixes? We're sure many of you have! That's why we're bringing them back to kick off 2014 with a bang!
Not sure what Weekly Highlander Mixes are? They are basically two Highlander maps played each week by two teams scrambled against each other in a fight to the end!
Players can post their registrations each week into a sign-up thread starting every Monday, and the staff in charge balance the teams to ensure that games are as close as possible. The Mixes will be played on alternating Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM GMT+8 to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate. All are welcome!
We are well aware of the issues that plagued the old Mixes, and so we have come up with a whole new set of rules (along with some strict penalties for rulebreakers) to avoid a repeat of the past. Of course, this will only work if everyone cooperates, and so we ask that you carefully read the rules to ensure everyone will have a good time! We'd also deeply appreciate any feedback given after every Mix is played, so we can continually improve how things are run.
Excited already? The first Mix will be on Friday, 10th of January 2014 at 8:00 PM GMT+8, so head on over to the first sign-up thread here to claim your spot if you can make it! Remember, classes are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis!
In other Highlander-related news, the map pool has been updated with koth_arctic_b3, pl_borneo_rc2, cp_yukon_final and koth_lakeside_final which have been voted in! The whitelist has also been updated to match UGC's current one, with notable changes being the restriction of Crit-a-Cola and the Short Circuit.
I'm sure you have heard word about a TF2 LAN being organized just for you guys. I'm here to tell you that it is going to happen, but I need your input to help make it happen! The team organizing the LAN has approached a few LAN venues and one of them has been very supportive of our idea!
The LAN will likely to take place on 16th March (Sunday). The March School Holidays would have started on the 14th!
We need to come up with a detailed proposal, and we find ourselves wondering about the commitment level of the community with regards to this event. Now, if you could show your interest by answering the questions in the poll, we would appreciate it very much!
If you have any questions, please do ask them on this thread and I will do my best to answer them. Thank you!
Happy New Year!
Selamat Tahun Baru! 新年快樂! 明けましておめでとうございます! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! سنة سعيدة!
2013 was a fantastic year for Asiafortress, here's a recap on the craziness that has happened over the past year!
Starting off the year with Mercenaries Cup 4, we saw intense competitions amongst all the teams who participated, all vying to grab onto that first place trophy. Halfway through the season, we had our local derby where Secrets.tf2 and All Stars struggled against each other. The evenly matched teams had many close matches, but All Stars emerged victorious against Secrets.tf2 with Summer's glorious moment as scout carrying his team during the Golden Cap round. However, the limelight shines on the last two teams standing for Mercenaries Cup 4 - Muk Eun Ji from Korea and Green Leaves from Japan!! After numerous neck-to-neck games and clutch plays from both teams, Muk Eun Ji triumphed over Green Leaves to claim the title of Mercenaries Cup 4 Champion. HURRAY TO THE ANCIENT KIMCHI! \O/
Fast forward to the middle of the year, we also held the seventh iteration of our flagship tournament, the AsiaFortress Cup! Blood and tears were shed as the competitors all fought tooth and nail for the title of AsiaFortress Cup Champions in their respective divisions, with Kuso Scout in Division 1, ColorGaming in Division 2 and Azure Celista in Division 3 emerging on top at the end. We had such a huge response from the community watching the match, and we even had coverage by Teamfortress.TV!! BIGGEST shoutout to our casters, Admirable from VanillaTV and Yuki from Ozfortress!
Hold your horses, it doesn’t stop there! AsiaFortress was not even close to being ready to settle down. We expanded into Hong Kong, exporting a bunch of servers out across the skies thus creating Asiafortress.com HK. These servers helped us reach out to our families in Japan and Korea! In addition to that, Spammah has used bleeding edge sand server hosting technology to bring competitive TF2 to the Arabs, while Natapon has provided them with the same plugin you see in AsiaFortress servers to help streamline their games, bringing AE (Asiafortress/MiddleEastFortress) to the surface.Our website also got a much deserved makeover! Big thanks to those who contributed, it looks lovely (:
We did not just expand into other territories like the Spanish did, our own AsiaFortress Administration Team grew too! With new additions to the team, we hope to bring you a pleasant TF2 experience and a better community for years ahead!
We ended December off with A BIG MASH - the greatest marathon of nerdgasm ever, the AsiaFortress Mashed Potatoes Food Fight! This was a fresh idea that we had and it worked surprisingly well! Ten teams went head to head in a Round Robin format to secure the title of Asiafortress first ever mashheads. After seven grueling hours of doing the “dance of the keyboard people” aka WASD, Team Rage A Lot emerged as Asiafortress' FIRST EVER MASHED POTATO CHAMPIONS!
Led by the solo mentor Austin, aka Rufus, he has brought his team through the deepest trenches of potatoes, past the massively wide arms of Gandalf and earned himself a spot in the Solanum Tuberosum Hall of Fame!
We are kicking off the New Year with a map vote thread for the maps that you’d like to see in the Highlander servers!
Check it out here!
Don’t like the maps you see? Think ctf_doublecross would be a great addition?
Nominate for new maps here!
Hey MASHHERITOS! Hope you all had a good time! The Group Stages are finally over; what a crazy day! But man, was it intense. I know a lot of our mentors are exhausted... they’re getting too old for this game. But let's jump into it! First up....
Playoffs are set for the 22nd of December (Tomorrow at 9:30 PM). The Top 4 teams (unless I got the match results wrong ) are….
TOP-ASS SEED: 1st Place - TEAM SHORT AND GORGEOUS
MID-LANE SEED: 2nd Place - TEAM ABU CURRY SHOP
OKAY SEED: 3rd Place - TEAM NOISY
BEST WORST SEED: 4th Place - TEAM RAGE A LOT
(Results can be found here: http://asiafortress.challonge.com/mash2013)
Subs are allowed but only if they are within a similar skill level to the original player, please post ASAP so an Admin can verify it. Players Kaipy and Lokin are excluded from the playoffs as they did not participate in the Group Stages.
Bracket & Map List:
Round 1: cp_badlands
Bronze Match: cp_gullywash
Grand Finals: cp_snakewater
AF MASH Highlight Reel-
You should also submit your demos! Why not? Send in your funny / awesome moments and show the world!
Demo Link: Player / Players Involved: Tick: Description:
Anyways, I don’t actually have a lot left to say. But I know you do! Visit http://asiafortress.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3301-afmash-feedback/and leave us your feedback!
Before you leave, special shoutouts to Team 7 & 9, thanks for sticking through the MASH competition even though your mentors didn’t show up. As an admin, I greatly thank you for taking such initiative!
We have for you today, not one, not two, but THREE announcements! OOOOOOH. THREE..., that’s like, already longer that Spammah’s you-know-what.
To start off with, we have the fabulous Caldoran joining us,
as we head our future Highlander operations. He’s going to be a great addition to the AsiaFortress Team!
Secondly, as all of you seem to have been listening to a certain Scorpions song, we’ve got a big change for you. We are removing ALL off-class rules from all 6v6 servers.
This includes the team-mate rule as it is prone to abuse and is as arbitrary as the other two.
As our admins will have a lot more free time on their hands with this move, we will be focusing our efforts on players with bad attitudes.
Happy creativity-induced off-classing! Remember, do what is ‘logical’ and in ‘good spirit’!
Anyways, the rest of this article is devoted to our AsiaFortress MASHED potatoes! So you wanna know which team you’re in? HA. Here’s the schedule!! All jokes aside, make sure you read everything in this article. I have little tolerance for those who choose to skim.
As many of you will remember, the tournament will be run in a Round Robin style. What that means is that every team will play each other, and you’re all going to have SORE BUTTS by the end of this! Surprisingly we have actually grown in participation. Thanks to SPAMMAH and those BEAUTIFUL, HANDSOME DEVILS over at Valve who have featured us on the teamfortress.com website! Thanks! Apologies to those who aren’t in Asia, but who wanted to participate! We didn’t expect such the much-appreciated attention. Next time perhaps!
Here is the schedule for all the matches to be played on Saturday & other related info:
Before we move on, PAY ATTENTION! Here is a list of things that you must must must remember!
Remember the game starts at approximately 1:30 PM, and matches after that will have very strict timings so we don’t go on for too long. So check in at around 1:10, or 12:00 PM and make sure there’s ample time to deal with issues that may arise.
Make sure you’re in the whitelist! Contact Shounic to get invited! If you're in the 'asiafortress pug' group you're fine!
There is a 10 minute break between every game, so you can go piss and all that, just make sure you don’t take too long!
Each delay will have a domino effect on subsequent games and cause everything to be delayed, so for the sake of everyone having a good time, DON’T TAKE TOO LONG! There is also a 15 minute break in the middle of the tournament so you can go walk about and have a stretch.
Please make sure to check in with us when you’re ready! Check below, if you don’t know how to check-in.
I will also have a checklist in the document linked above. This is for my convenience, so that I can quickly grab subs for no-shows at the last minute. I will also explain how to register yourself as a sub below. Nevertheless, please have the decency to show up on time. If not, you can help by getting a sub for yourself, etc.
If you haven’t signed up, but still want to play, you can come join us in the group chat and declare yourself as a standby sub.
Standby subs will be called upon when something crazy happens, like mentioned in the next paragraph.
Please refrain from messaging me when I’m playing unless it’s extremely urgent.
Like if someone has crashed or their internet died and you don’t know what to do. Otherwise, feel free to contact me if anything goes wrong, or if you need help; things must go smoothly!
For the Mentors!
You are responsible for getting your team smoothly from one server to the next!
Keep track of your players and make sure you tell your teammates when you gotta B - R - B! At the same time, teammates please try your best to make the lives of our mentors as easy as possible; they are volunteering their time to teach and have fun with you!
Make sure, somehow, that the results get posted!
Settle it before you all run off for the 10 mins break and forget it! It could be the mentor, it could be the guy everyone hates - it doesn’t matter! Even if you’re just writing it down on a piece of paper, just make sure it’s recorded and added to forums later! In an ideal world, everyone cooperates and it takes some load off me. Thanks!
How to check in:
1. Join this Public Group - Link - and enter the group chat. 2. Type the name you signed up with and state when you will be ready to play 3. Stay in the group chat so you get notified by the Admins when things happen. e.g: shounic - ready in 5 mins!
How to register a sub:
Player that need sub (Registration Name): Substitute Player: Substitute Player Steam Profile Link:
Map List (in this order & 1 map per game):
ZIP File with all the custom maps here: http://asiafortress.com/forums/index.php?/files/file/30-mappedpotatoeszip/
Okay, now since all that’s out of the way, it’s time for what you ALL have been waiting for…... OH MY GOASH. WHO’S LIKE, IN MY TEAM???!! Names are ordered in Demo, Soldier, Scout then Medic.
Team 1 - Team RAGE A LOT
Team 2 - Team ABU CURRY SHOP
Team 3 - Team SHORT & GORGEOUS
Team 4 - Team KOREAN GIRLS FOR STEAM PIC = PRO
Team 5 - Team UNCLE & AUNTIES V. 2.0
Team 6 - Team NOISY
Team 7 - Team EVEN NOISIER
Team 8 - Team BFFs <3
Team 9 - Team “Sap Until Com Crash”
Team 10 - Team Keep Calm and Carry On
With, that, all the best… AND SEE YOU ON SATURDAY! >
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