RSP

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RSP (Acronym for Ready Steady Pan) is a variation of the 6v6 competitive format, revolving around the use of the Frying Pan. The tournament's simplified setup is intended to be a low-pressure way of introducing players to the 6v6 format and mindset.

The tournament has several in-game medals, distributed to players based on their positions.

Seasons

  • Season 1 was hosted through the Ready Steady Pan Steam group in May 2012.
  • On June 26th 2012, Ready Steady Pan was played during the TF2 Retrospective event, also known as RETF2, which happened at the Euskal Encounter XXII in Spain.
  • On July 6th - 8th 2013, Ready Steady Pan was featured during the Retrospective2 event.
  • Season 2 was hosted through the Ready Steady Pan Steam group on December 6th, 2012.
  • Season 3 was hosted October 22nd 2017 - January 6th 2018. From season three on, players were able to join the tournament by registering themselves on pan.tf, a dedicated website for the tournament.
  • Season 4 was announced on June 17th, 2018.

Class Limits

Classes are limited as such:

Engineers and Spies are excluded from the tournament, as they cannot equip the Frying Pan. Medic and Heavy are excluded for their passive health regeneration and large health pool, respectively. Snipers have been limited to one per team, due to the effect Jarate had in matches during previous seasons.

Weapons

The Ready Steady Pan tournament uses its own whitelist, which only allows players to equip the Frying Pan as their main damaging weapon, alongside select other non-direct-damage weapons. The Machina and Shooting Star are also allowed, in order to prevent accidental misfire. The currently allowed weapons are:

Class Slot Item
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout Secondary Bonk! Atomic Punch
Bonk! Atomic Punch
Crit-a-Cola
Crit-a-Cola
Mad Milk
Mad Milk
Mutated Milk
Mutated Milk
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier Primary Rocket Jumper
Rocket Jumper
Secondary B.A.S.E. Jumper
B.A.S.E. Jumper
Battalion's Backup
Battalion's Backup
Buff Banner
Buff Banner
Gunboats
Gunboats
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro Secondary Thermal Thruster
Thermal Thruster
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman Primary Ali Baba's Wee Booties
Ali Baba's Wee Booties
B.A.S.E. Jumper
B.A.S.E. Jumper
Bootlegger
Bootlegger
Secondary Sticky Jumper
Sticky Jumper
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper Primary Machina
Machina
Shooting Star
Shooting Star
Secondary Darwin's Danger Shield
Darwin's Danger Shield
Jarate
Jarate
Razorback
Razorback
Self-Aware Beauty Mark
Self-Aware Beauty Mark
TF2 crosshair orange.png All classes Melee Frying Pan
Frying Pan
Golden Frying Pan
Golden Frying Pan

Maps

Season 4

  • pl_tapline_b5
  • koth_stallone_b2
  • cp_powerhouse
  • koth_trainsawlaser_pro_rc1
  • cp_warmfrost_rc1
  • koth_product_rc9
  • cp_depankeep
  • koth_ashville_rc1
  • cp_alamo

Previous seasons

Season 3

Season 2

Gameplay Demonstration

Popularity

The format became quite popular in the TF2 competitive scene, due to the matches being funny and entertaining to watch, and the tournament's unique setup proving enjoyable to play for the competitors. The tournament proved very popular in Europe, due to exposure from the TF2 Retrospective events. The third season of Ready Steady Pan gained many more players as a result, from Europe, America and Oceania.

See also

External links