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VanillaTV is a casting platform created to provide coverage of the European TF2 competitive scene, highlighting leagues, one night cups, and tournaments. The platform is led by Byte, Trell and Skully. It made its début on May 26th, 2011.
Stream and VODs (Video On Demand)
VanillaTV broadcast all their games live via the STV client, using both their TwitchTV stream and in a Mumble cast for those who like to watch the STV instead of seeing the streamer's camera. All games are casted by a pair of commentators. The focus is usually on the featured game of the night, however news of other important events is discussed if time permits. When the broadcast is finished a VOD is created, split up into the separate maps, and uploaded to TwitchTV and YouTube for those who wish to watch the game back.
OpenMic is a platform within VanillaTV used to find and recruit new casting talents as well as new streamers. An OpenMic cast will feature the applicant and an experienced caster, so they have someone to help them along the way in a tutor-like role. A number of OpenMic applicants have moved onto becoming part of VanillaTV and are now regulars. VanillaTV are always looking for new individuals and have an application form on their website.
In addition to recording of live broadcasts, one of VanillaTV's YouTube channel's main draws is Insight. This is a feature where a recording is uploaded of a top-level player's POV from a recent match, including the audio from their team's voice communications channel. Insight offers a different perspective to viewers from VanillaTV's normal live commentary, and is a useful learning tool to inform viewers of the various individual and teamwork capabilities required of top players.
VanillaTV also create content outside of live matches. They create monthly frag movie reviews and have occasional tactical analysis videos of landmark matches. These are post-produced and so are found on VanillaTV's YouTube channel.
|Leagues||Tournaments||One Night Cups||Showmatches||Lan Events|
|ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup||Excello ZOWIE TF2 Challenge IV||ETF2L Experimental Highlander Cup||Extv Exbition Fundraiser Series||Insomnia 46|
|ETF2L 6v6 Nations Cup #3||Esports Heaven Angels Cup||Reddit Round Robin #4||Epsilon, Infused and cc// in Highlander Showmatches||Insomnia 45|
|ETF2L Season 12||Esports Heaven The Velociraptor Challenge||Reddit Round Robin #3||Free-to-Play Invitational Cup||Insomnia 43|
|ETF2L Highlander Season 2||Excello ZOWIE TF2 Challenge III||Albert's cup #9||Gamers Assembly (French LAN)|
|ETF2L Season 11||Sparkle TF2 Winter Warmup Tournament||Dignitas Alienware Cup #14||INSALAN 7 (French LAN)|
|ETF2L Highlander Season 1||Excello ZOWIE TF2 Challenge II||Kritzkast Lo-Fi Offclass Cup||Summer Assembly 2011|
|ETF2L Season 10||Esports Heaven Sapphire Challenge cup||Albert’s TF2 Cup #7|
|Wireplay Season 9||Excello ZOWIE TF2 Pre-Season Showdown||Dignitas Alienware Cup #11|
|ETF2L Season 9||UGC Highlander Final||Albert’s TF2 Cup #4|
|ESL Season VII||CommFT Highlander Tournament|
|ESL Country Championship||Excello Bigfoot TF2 Challenge II|
- Official Website
- TwitchTV Page
- Official Youtube
- Official Twitter
- Official Facebook
- #vanillatv on irc.quakenet.org