Ladies and mentlegen, It's my pleasure to finally announce the eXtv i46 fundraiser to get 2 North American teams to i46.
The plan is to take the 4 teams that qualified for ESEA LAN, since they are very demonstrably the top 4 teams in NA, and have shown a capability to get to and perform at a LAN. All teams have been communicated with regarding passports.
The teams will play in a fundraising tournament held under the i46 ruleset. There will be a round-robin to establish seedings, and then it will be a single elimination tournament following from there. Casted at http://www.twitch.tv/eXtvESports Time + Date will be announced during ESEA LAN coverage.
eXtv will be handling the money, and we ask for your trust in these regards. This is not a solo-eXtv project, we have already had a lot of help from people in the community helping to guide this effort and will only succeed if the community comes together to support this.
We think $20,000 is a high estimate of potential travel costs, and we will be trying everything we can to keep costs down in order to make this happen.
What can you do to help? Donate, or if you can't support us monetarily, help us publicize this event as much as possible.
Publicize our chipin with a widget:
(tried but failed to put an eXample in, help?)
Have you watched and thumbs up'ed our eXtravision reveal episode? Will you put out promo graffiti with an in-game spray? Get hyped, and spread it! #i46 #InternationalTF2
We certain will consider merchandise production to support the effort. Plans will become more specific as we get closer, and we will do our best to update the fans on the fundraisers status.
If we have eXtra money I'd like to send gifts for donors. Still open to discussion there.