TF2 has a large, intercontinental, community-led scene.

There are tons of resources for curious players (lovingly referred to as "newbies") to learn the game. It can honestly be a bit overwhelming. Check out these videos, FAQs and links. We don't cover everything, but you can get a sense of the basics of the scene in about 10 minutes.

So, what is competitive TF2?

What are the basic strategies?

My first map: cp_process_final

Got Questions?

The Newbie Mixes have been answering newcomer questions for a decade. We've compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about competitive to make your intro into the scene easy!



Here are a few of the most important links we could think of to get you off on the right foot.

This North American group meets every Friday and teams new players up to play against each other, with the help of coaches. All are welcome, but servers are in NA.

Join the forums and watch casts of top-level matches! Ask any questions you have here, and keep up to date with the latest competitive events.

After getting your competitive bearings, you can check out playing in a TF2 league! Players range from seasoned veterans to friend groups playing for fun.