TF2 European Pickup Games (PUGs)

January 5, 2009

Note: a prior post describing the basics of pickups ^^

I have been sick the past couple of weeks>< but to make the time go by I have been playing a lot of TF2 european PUGs (pick up games). My highlander teammate, Lopert, told me about it, and it has been a lot of fun playing with the euros! The euro community is a lot larger than the north american one with at least 200 extra idlers in their IRC channel… and I’m not going to lie- it is interesting to hear the great variety of accents!

What is really cool about the european system is that you can choose to play medic before the game even starts; in fact, it seems like hardly anyone ever wants to play medic in the euro PUGs, so it is a great way to practice your medicing skills ^^ It also keeps a page of stats that keeps track of the number of PUGs you play.

The admins also seem to put a lot of time into this system. They are able to rate each player based on what they perceive the person’s skill level to be for various classes, and they input the information into the bot, so that it can make fairer teams. Luckily this information is kept private so that no one can get offended that perhaps they received a lower rating for a particular class.

Links + Basic Info:
Euro-

North American-

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2 Responses to “TF2 European Pickup Games (PUGs)”

  1. Didn’t really know that we have such established pickup TF2 tournaments in Europe. Multiplay.co.uk is top shelf though. Not sure how awesome your ping is here, but the second you’re in France this might be your new home. =P
    A shame that their public pl_badwater server is always empty though.
    Well, enjoy your time in Europe, be it in RL and/or TF2! :]

  2. prettypinkninja said

    Thanks so much ^^

    Hehe ! I just checked out their homepage, and it seems that they hold LANs… hmmmm I am intrigued!

    My ping is usually 150, and I definitely lose ubers sometimes because of it, which can be a real drag. I am definitely looking forward to playing with a better ping once I’m in France haha yes ^^

    That’s odd that the badwater server is empty… I absolutely love that map !

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