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Old 13-06-2016, 13:22
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Help an Australian Team Fortress 2 team go to i58!

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Update 17/6: Some of our team members have recently received some private funding from our parents/friends to be used purely for the trip. This means we're able to reduce our required goal!

I have updated the cost breakdown on the campaign to reflect this. With that being said, our new minimum goal to guarantee the team's attendance is now $5160 USD.

Unfortunately, Indiegogo doesn't let you change your campaign's goal after it has gone live so I will manually update this message if any more money is received in the future


Update 4/7: More money has been received privately and so the goal can once again be reduced;

New minimum Goal: $5000 USD


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Hey guys!

In case you didn’t catch the awards show last week on TFLIVE, Jasmine Tea has confirmed that we are intending on going to i58! This is particularly exciting as the last time an Australian team went to an i-Series was almost 2 years ago at i52, so it’s been a long time coming that we had a team represent the country overseas.

Who would attend?

The team we intend to take to i58 is the same one that has been dominant in the Australian scene the past few years and the winner of numerous competitions. Specifically, the roster we are hoping to take is the same that won the recent ozfortress Season 15 but with one small change. Unfortunately, one of our core scouts, Elmo, cannot get out of his university commitments during the event and consequently he will not be able to attend. In his place we are recruiting another Australian scout superstar, Yui, whom some are calling the “next sheep” and for good reason. He recently asserted his dominance in the latest season, winning the award for Best Utility (basically best sniper) and being a hot contestant for the Best Scout award as well. Given the circumstances, Yui was the obvious choice to replace our monotone flank scout.

That being said, the current roster of Jasmine Tea and the roster hoping to attend i58 is the following:

Medic: Dave
Pocket Soldier: Geoh
Roaming Soldier: Zaka
Demoman: Paulsen
Scout: Madness
Scout: Yui

All players on the current roster have won numerous awards for best in class and MVP over the seasons, with every single member taking each of their respective best in class awards in the latest ozfortress Season 15.

Placements
1st - Jasmine
2nd - ego
3rd - Home Alone

Awards
Champions: Jasmine
Best Demoman: Paulsen
Best Medic: Dave
Best Pocket: Geoh
Best Roamer: Zaka
Best Scout: Elmo
Best Utility: Yui

Because of this, we believe this to be the best combination of players possible to challenge Europe and North America, but more importantly, provide some of the most entertaining and captivating TF2 for spectators and players alike!

Our Goal

Unfortunately, there is significant financial cost sending 6 players half way around the world, and while each of us is willing to contribute, we can’t do it alone. In addition to paying for all necessary living expenses (travel costs, food, etc.), each team member will be chipping in approximately $1250 USD for the trip (which includes their share of the ozfortress Season 15 prizepool).

Taking this into account, we are hoping to raise the minimum amount required to cover the remainder of the costs for the essential expenses such as flights, accommodation and PC hire. This equates to roughly $6300 USD (a detailed breakdown of these costs can be found here). However, a minimum goal of $5600 USD has been chosen as the absolute minimum funds required to guarantee the team's attendance at i58.

In return for any kind donations, we've already prepared a range of perks which are listed on the campaign. Additionally, we are in the midst of discussing various community stretch goals (we are open to suggestions!) such as international show matches, pub vs. pros and getting Elmo to solo cast a game. These will be carried out when specific amounts have been raised.

As this is a flexible funded endeavour, if the $5600 minimum isn’t met then any money donated will be given back to the TF2 community, such as funding the North American teams' travel expenses to the event or providing additional funding for future competitive TF2 prize pools.

If the minimum goal is reached however, we will be attending i58 with the hopes of recapturing the awesome spectacle of having the best teams from the three largest communities on the planet compete on the biggest stage in competitive TF2!

Summary

It’s not often we get to see the level of skill and calibre of games the i-Series events have consistently provided over the years. Because of this, we have every intention of representing the Australian/New Zealand communities to the best of our ability. While taking the world title is a significant goal of ours, our main ambition is to provide the community with some of the most unforgettable TF2 to watch and to help our game grow into something that it should have been years ago. This is why we want to go and hope you will help us get there! All donations are immensely helpful and greatly appreciated but if you can’t donate, then just spread the word! Help us get to i58 and broaden the scope of this international competition once again!
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Old 13-06-2016, 14:22
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Any chance of something similar being posted to TF2.TV?

GL at the i-series gents, make us proud.
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Old 13-06-2016, 18:48
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Good luck, won't be donating due to Team immunity scamming the community and not following through with the perks last time. If you wanna donate for pure love for the game go ahead, but let's hope they follow through on perks. People need to be aware that when you donate to these type of things there is no gaurentee that they will follow through on any, nor do they need to.
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Old 13-06-2016, 19:24
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Good luck, won't be donating due to Team immunity scamming the community and not following through with the perks last time. If you wanna donate for pure love for the game go ahead, but let's hope they follow through on perks. People need to be aware that when you donate to these type of things there is no gaurentee that they will follow through on any, nor do they need to.
was that an actual thing?

tbf i can't comment on immunity but that seems a bit off par for the personalities of jasmine.
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Old 13-06-2016, 19:26
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Good luck, won't be donating due to Team immunity scamming the community and not following through with the perks last time. If you wanna donate for pure love for the game go ahead, but let's hope they follow through on perks. People need to be aware that when you donate to these type of things there is no gaurentee that they will follow through on any, nor do they need to.
This is a fair point actually.

However, if it's worth anything to the community, you have my word that we discussed at length for several days about what/how many perks and stretch goals we should do. In the end, everything listed on the campaign was decided to be entirely feasible so I can assure everyone that we are fully committed to following through with all of them.
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Old 13-06-2016, 21:24
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if i donnate $100 for mentoring can i change it to overwatch mentoring
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Old 13-06-2016, 21:38
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if i donnate $100 for mentoring can i change it to overwatch mentoring
If you actually donate $100, not only will Elmo do this but he promises to mentor you thoroughly in the bedroom too....
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Old 13-06-2016, 21:48
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If you actually donate $100, not only will Elmo do this but he promises to mentor you thoroughly in the bedroom too....
Sounds great. will donate on pay day ^^
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Old 13-06-2016, 23:31
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I will have my two cents and say based on my limited experience with this group and Paulsen in particular that all perks will be fulfilled asap. I dont mean to talk down on iM but I feel this group is still committed and passionate while iM was coming to an end when they went.

Just my opinion though, good luck and have fun eh
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Old 13-06-2016, 23:51
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Old 14-06-2016, 13:06
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Really keen for this honestly, will donate eventually when I have my own funds in order. Super hype for i58 fuark
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Old 14-06-2016, 16:22
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because my last post got infracted for no reason, i'd like you wish you good luck in your adventure and will be supporting you in other areas. i just want to see geoh at lan call everyone nerds.
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Old 14-06-2016, 19:41
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I most likely won't be donating since I already donated to the OZF prizepool but I just wanted to say that it looks like a lot of people are not donating through the "Get This Perk" button and missing out on potential perks?

Might want to follow people up on this because I'm not sure how many realise you need to donate through the perk button to "sign up" for the perks

P.S 1.5k in 24 hours is p damn impressive from this community
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Old 14-06-2016, 22:40
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oi paulsen i've got a half eaten chicken parma in the fridge, could i send it in as a donation or what do ya reckon? lmk.
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Old 15-06-2016, 08:48
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oi paulsen i've got a half eaten chicken parma in the fridge, could i send it in as a donation or what do ya reckon? lmk.
What kind of person only eats half a chicken parma? You need to go re-evaluate your life choices mate.
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Old 15-06-2016, 12:50
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You're offering free chicken parma??? Your loss. Fuck sending it in as a donation, give it to me now.
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Old 15-06-2016, 13:54
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Elmo is gay with Paulsen, so please donate for a gay leaked lan video in the toilets of them two!!
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Old 15-06-2016, 15:01
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if I donate $600 and choose to make your whole team pub for an hour, do I get to choose the class and server?
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Old 15-06-2016, 15:08
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if I donate $600 and choose to make your whole team pub for an hour, do I get to choose the class and server?
cast game plz
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Old 15-06-2016, 15:22
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if I donate $600 and choose to make your whole team pub for an hour, do I get to choose the class and server?
If you donate $600, you basically own us for life as far as I'm concerned
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Old 15-06-2016, 16:16
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If you donate $600, you basically own us for life as far as I'm concerned
This is a very dangerous statement.
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Old 15-06-2016, 16:35
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Good luck boiz. Will be chucking another 50 your way.
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Old 15-06-2016, 23:02
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Elmo is gay with Paulsen, so please donate for a gay leaked lan video in the toilets of them two!!
ill donate if you upload videos of you staunching people and representing the typical aussie lad mate
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Old 16-06-2016, 10:29
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ill donate if you upload videos of you staunching people and representing the typical aussie lad mate
keen for this
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Old 16-06-2016, 10:36
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should be copping some contract work shortly

ill see what i can send your way lads
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Old 16-06-2016, 20:43
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good luck guys! its an awesome experience
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Old 16-06-2016, 22:20
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Can't wait to see you lads there!

Any chances of you guys doing some update vids/ vlog stuff? Would be keen to see that.
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Old 16-06-2016, 23:07
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woooo go dave!!
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Old 16-06-2016, 23:47
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Can't wait to see you lads there!

Any chances of you guys doing some update vids/ vlog stuff? Would be keen to see that.
Yeah old mate Scotty (Paulsen) demanded to do the teams vlogs, he is very excited about this.
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Old 17-06-2016, 03:25
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Looking for new roamer, pm me
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