9 months ago
The i49 TF2 Fragumentary takes you on a journey through Team Fortress 2's biggest LAN Tournament ever, Insomnia49.
If you enjoyed this Fragumentary please consider supporting CUBE and BoneS by getting the silky smooth HQ version (60fps and not compressed by youtube) plus 16 uncut interviews all for $5! http://i49.tf
In August 2013, 36 teams travelled from around the world to compete for the chance to be crowned as world champions. The community raised over $20,000 to send the best teams from their respective regions to battle it out over the 3 day event. The teams competing included; America's High Rollers Gaming, Australia's Team Immunity as well as Europe's Epsilon eSports, Team Cooler Master (formerly Broder) and Team Infused.
This Fragumentary is packed full of high paced jaw-dropping frags, insightful interviews with pro players and more live event and finals footage than you can shake your shovel at.
Thanks so much for all your support guys, the community reaction to this movie has been just unbelievable, neither myself or BoneS were expecting anything like it.
I want to quickly jump on to say a few things. Firstly, shoutouts. Without a few key people this movie would never have happened:
Lange - I remember meeting lange at i49 and instantly knew that all the hype around him being a genuine guy who loves promoting TF2 was true. His work on the voiceover was amazing, he re-wrote everything we gave him and it instantly sounded 100x better. I can't wait to see you next week.
Anders - The viking himself. Our camera man throughout the event. Without him we would have less than 20% of the footage that we had available to make this. Legend.
Airon - Stayed up for 36+ hours straight with BoneS and I fixing audio levels this weekend when things started to get a bit panicky. Neither of us have met him in real life yet he just happily works with us for 36 hours. Sums up the TF2 community really, just amazing people who want to help our amazing game.
Dashner - Dashner created all the SFM shots you see through the Fragumentary, he would change things at our request and keep pumping out clips like he had 8 arms. Also can't wait to meet you next weekend.
A list like that really doesn't do this film justice, so many people helped out that I would hit the reddit word limit if I tried to remember. Demo watchers, shade and tagg for esea footage, teamfortress.tv for their cast and fully charged and all their promo, vanillatv for all their audio, multiplay,... the list goes on.
A big shoutout goes to you guys though, the TF2 community. This project was not only an unbelievably time consuming one (1 year yesterday we went to film the Aussies in their bootcamp!) but also with music rights and all that jazz it was also an expensive one for us. Thankfully through people's generosity by buying the higher quality version of the video we have been able to recoup the costs that it took to make this movie. It was a seriously difficult project but I think I speak for both of us when I say we are immensly proud of what we have made and I hope you guys feel the same way. Share it with your TF2 friends, share it with your non-TF2 friends, lets show people what TF2 is all about.
One last thing, we are uploading loads of bonus content to our video page at i49.tf including 16 uncut interviews (over 2 hours) as well as a directors commentary. If you guys enjoyed the Fragumentary and want to show your support to me and BoneS, head over to the site and get a 60fps, high quality (not re-encoded by YouTube) version of the film and all the bonus content for $5. Of course if you can't but still want to help out, spread this YouTube video to everyone you know! Who knows, maybe some big sponsers will see it and want to get involved in giving TF2 some big prizes!
Anyway, sorry for the long post, feeling a bit emotional probably due to the lack of sleep from the final editing weekend! Love you all.