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Team fortress 2 community event 19-21 July 2024

Łódź, Poland
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directions:

Rewolucji 1905 roku 45
90-215 Łódź, Poland
Train: If rail is your go to way of moving around Poland, you should pick Łódź Fabryczna station as your destination point.
Public transport: While being in Łódź, we advise using an app called Jakdojade (Apple/Android), MobileMPK (only Android) or Google Maps for finding bus/tram connections. Najbliższe przystanki autobusowe to: Jaracza, Sterlinga i Kilińskiego - Rewolucji 1905r. The closest bus/tram stations to the venue are: Jaracza, Sterlinga and Kilińskiego - Rewolucji 1905r. We encourage you to use SkyCash for cashless ticket payment.

What is PoLANd.tf

poLANd.tf is an event for competitive-minded Team Fortress 2 players. The main idea of the event is to integrate the TF2 European and Polish communities and to have some fun playing pickups in one's favorite mode (either 6v6 or 9v9 - Highlander), participating in an 6v6 tournament, or many others. Thanks to that, we present you with the possibility of meeting your internet friends from the game in person.

Participation in the event requires an admission fee: for adults, it amounts to 300 PLN, whereas for minors, the fee is 220 PLN. Spectating costs 10 PLN and you can also watch the event on Twitch. The event is mainly targeted at the 18+ audience. There is, however, a possibility for minors to participate as long as they are under the supervision of a legal guardian.

This is already the nineth LAN event organized by us, and thanks to the experience gained, we can offer a completely new level of online gaming. The initial editions took place in Katowice, but for the past three years, we have been playing together in the very center of Poland - Łódź. The tournament will take place from July 19st to 21st, 2024, at BaseStack.gg.

LAN? Competitions? PUGs? What's going on?

Pickups (or PUGs, as in: pick-up games) are currently the go-to form of competitve environment for polish TF2 community.
Pickups allow people to play on their chosen classes, with the player distribution to the teams done by automatic balance system.
The only thing the player has to do is to log in on our website and choose his/her favourite class.
When there is enough people signed up for the game, the system automatically balances the teams and sets up the server for game.
In the past, so called "doublemixes" were played (remember PE lessons when the teams were chosen for a game and You
were the fat kid? The odd one out? That's how competitive tf2 games looked like)
Thankfully this is now a relict of the past, thanks to the tf2pickup.pl system.

Tournaments: At poLANd.tf, we have a plethora of experiences prepared for players, including 6v6, BBall, and Ultiduo tournaments."

What is BaseStack?

BaseStack is an internet café and an e-sports arena, with over 600m2 of space, two floors and over 90 gaming station seats (PC). Thanks to that, we have a possibility of renting a gaming rig to compete on fair grounds against the other players. BaseStack provides attendees with not only whole gaming rigs, but also peripherals. People who are used to playing with their favourite mouses and keyboards are welcome to take their own peripherals. The place is known for its tournaments, hosted every weekend, that gain sizeable popularity on TikTok.

Below you can see some of the specs of gaming rigs offered by BaseStack:

  • CPU: Intel i5-12400F
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3060
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Mouse: SPC Gear GEM
  • Keyboard: KRUX ATAX PRO RGB
  • Headphones: SPC Gear VIRO
  • Monitor: AOC G2 Series 24G2ZU/BK 240 Hz

Event schedule

Day 1, 23.02.2024 (Friday)

12:15 - Day 1 start
14:00 - Official event start
14:30 - Captain meeting
15:00-16:00 - Group stage, round 1
16:00-17:00 - Group stage, round 2
17:00-18:00 - Group stage, round 3
18:00-19:00 - Group stage, round 4 for group A, lunch break for group B
19:00-20:00 - Group stage, round 4 for group B, lunch break for group A
20:00-21:00 - Group stage, round 5
21:00-22:00 - Group stage, round 6
22:00-23:00 - Group stage, round 7

2:00 - Day 1 end


Day 2, 24.02.2024 (Saturday)

14:00 - Day 2 start
15:00-17:00 - Upper Bracket Round 1
17:00-19:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1
19:00-19:30 - Lunch break 19:30-21:30 - Upper Bracked Semi Final/Lower Bracket Round 2/B Tournament Quarter Final
21:30-23:30 - Upper Bracket Final/Lower Bracket Round 3/B Tournament Semi Final

2:00 - Day 2 end


Day 3, 25.02.2024 (Sunday)

14:00 - Day 3 start
**below dates are estimations; we run each match right after another before lunch**
14:30-16:30 - Lower Bracket Semi-Final/B Tournament Grand Final
16:30-18:00 - Lower Bracket Final
18:00-18:30 - Group photo
18:30-19:00 - Lunch break
19:00-22:00 - Grand Final
22:00-22:30 - Award ceremony
22:30-00:00 - Karaoke

00:00 - Official end of the event

Accomodation

We advise to check these websites: Booking and Airbnb. Using these, one can rent a room/flat at an affordable price. These websites offer a wide range of accomodation in all the parts of Łódź. One can find a place to stay very close to the event location, and as a result of this, spend more time with friends.

event staff

supra

event lead/server admin

wonszu

event co-lead

JMaxchill

production lead

mały

server admin

deli

brand designer

Zuri

graphic designer

pablo++

staff

feno

staff

Sodium

tournament admin

Antimation

video/graphic designer

AudioFall

video/graphic designer

Samus

production/observer

Beater

caster/observer

Benpl

caster

Meer

caster

Not Steven

caster

TurboTabs

caster

wan

caster
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sfm art

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staff

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Event rules

1. By registering onto the event, you accept the event terms listed below.

2. During the tournament, everyone is obliged to behave politely towards other participants/organisers.

3. To participate in the event you must pre-register. Registration is done via Discord.

4. Minors must have a written parental consent to participate in the event, as well as an appointed temporary adult guardian that will be taking responsibility for the minor for the duration of the event. An example document can be found here.

5. The tournament will be photographed and/or recorded. The participants consent to processing of their images for marketing purposes for an indefinite period of time. The above consent is optional. If you do not wish to have your images processed by the organizer of the event, sign the document (which can be found here) and provide us with a digital copy.

6. Participants registered as players have a dedicated computer station to use for the event. Registered observers may not use the computers of registered players.

7. Participants are required to wear the event badge while being at the venue.

8. Only food and drinks purchased at the BaseStack premises are permitted for consumption within the venue.

9. The use of intoxicants is not permitted during the event. Smoking (e-)cigarettes is allowed in a designated area, outside of BaseStack premises.

10. Downloading uninstalled games on computer stations is prohibited during the tournament. Failure to comply with this rule may result in the player being excluded from the event.

11. Gaming equipment (computer, keyboard, mouse, monitor, headphones with microphone) is provided by the organiser. Usage of one's private equipment (e.g. peripherals) is done at own risk.

12. It is forbidden to use VPN software to allow users to connect to BaseStack's local network without prior permission from the organisers. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the blocking of the internet connection for this participant.

13. Persons obstructing the course of the event or behaving in an inappropriate manner may be excluded from the event by the organiser.

14. Each participant of the event is responsible for their own equipment and is obliged to take care of the equipment of others. Causing damage to another participant or the tournament organiser will result in civil liability and/or compensation.

15. Any issues not specified within the rules are decided by the organiser of poLANd.tf.

16. The organiser reserves the right to revise and amend the above-mentioned rules.

faQ:

How much does it cost?

300 PLN for adults, 220 PLN for minors, and for people who just want to spectate, without participating, the entrance is free. You must register yourself before participating.

Where can I sign up?

First, you need to join our Discord. Then, in the section named poLANd.tf 2024, on the channel #poland-tf-faq-en you need to make a ticket. In the ticket you let us know you're willing to participate, and starting from there, we will take care of the rest.

Until when can I sign up?

Sign-ups are open until 12th July or until we run out of seats. The venue has 90 seats available for gamers.

Why Łódź?

Because we have found a place that offers a lot of possibilities at little cost. We can rent PCs without worrying about having to transport our own rigs. Another advantage is the fact, that Łódź is located in the central region of Poland, and most of the people have direct way of reaching the city.

Are there any car parks near the venue?

There are some, but the amount is limited. We recommend parking your car next to your sleeping place, since this will be definitely cheaper and more convenient. There is an option to park on BaseCamp parking (next to the venue) upon contacting us.

I am not an adult, can I participate?

It depends. If you have more than 14 years then you must have parent's consent signed on paper, specified with the person name and surname who will be fully responsible for you during the event. This person is supposed to look after you during the event.

I want to play 6v6/Highlander only. Doable?

Yeah, we don't force anyone to play a certain gamemode. Local pick-up sites are available for both.

I don't want to play. Can I come to watch and high five with people?

Sure! We had some spectators on the previous editions and they had fun just like people who were playing. Please note that you must register yourself on our Discord before coming.

MEDALS?

YES, but it's not the ones you probably expect. We have physical version of the medals for each team competition! And trophies for MGE Cup winners! we also have pins, thanks to Zuri, and they look like this. Depending on interest, we will announce the pricing of the pins.

I am not able to come, is it possible to participate online?

No. The main idea of LAN is to let everybody connect to the servers locally, so we can experience lag-free games. There is no way to connect from outside.

I am not from Poland, can I participate?

Of course! We welcome everybody coming from abroad.

Any more questions?

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