Over the course of this past weekend, the NA Newbie Mix group has been picking up more and more steam. Since the ESEA LAN finals, we have seen an increase of over 100 new guys in the group, and as of right now there are around 600 people total. While this number was a little scary for me, it’s also super exciting - 600 players means the possibility of 100 new teams, which is a mind-blowing figure.
So, to compensate for all these new players, we need more resources and help from members of the community. If you have a server that doesn’t get used during the weekend why not offer it up for new guys to play on? Also, we need some more coaches to help show the new guys around. If your team isn’t scrimming one night and you’re bored, instead of playing DOTA2, you could run a mix and be a real hero to the community.
We have a chance right now to expand the competitive community, and we could potentially double the playerbase if we put in the effort. These new players have shown an interest in playing competitive TF2, and now it’s our job to show them what we love about this game. The ball is in our court. If we want more sponsors in TF2, we need more players, and this is a great opportunity to bring those players in.