Big things happening and some changes! TESTCO will now only focus on the North American region. We were a little too ambitious and thought that we could work with every single region. We’d still like to support our ETF2L, Ozfortress, Asia Fortress, and FBTF families, but our group still needs to grow. We want to make sure we can get maps tested and accepted in our own respective league, RGL. Those who do not play in the RGL league can still participate in any future events or pugs we host.
Now onto what we’re working on. TESTCO NEEDS ACTIVE PLAYTESTERS. Mappers need the feedback, and there’s no other way around it. We have already been doing this, but progress is being made at a very slow pace. Along with sixes and highlander, ultiduo is now a format we’re interested in. More info on ultiduo will be given later. We have older maps and newer maps ready to be tested. We want another vigil; we want another clearcut; we want new maps! We’re willing to collab with people in all departments to accomplish this, those departments being pug owners, content creators, and influencers. Small-scale tournaments of the three formats and more map contests are on the table and in the works. Intermediate sixes players are now allowed as well.
We care about our mappers very much and are why this group was created in the first place. We also want to see something new within the comp scene without outright changing the meta. That is our mission and will forever be the goal of this group. TESTCO is alive! We hope you look forward to testing new maps with us!
Big shoutouts to Dwaggy, by the way. He’s been working on this group since the beginning and has never taken a break. The rest of the staff and I thank you for your hard work and dedication to change within the competitive TF2 scene.
TESTCO is hiring new staff members! Forms will be provided soon, but we would like more mappers to be a part of our staff.
Here’s the signup sheet. We wish you the best of luck. https://forms.gle/B3V9ioF4f17fgcvf8
I’m also happy to announce that we are now partnered with RGL Video Pugs! This pug group hosts weekly pugs and is also planning on doing a video series based on those pugs. Map testing will occur there ASAP. I’ll provide them with the correct tools on how to provide the best feedback for our mappers. Sixes and Highlander is being played there. For highlander it’s challenger+ and for sixes advanced+. Here’s a link to the group https://discord.gg/V76pjvDu