Since reactivating in late 2020, Team Think Quick (est. 2004) has organized over 300 cash and non-cash prize showmatches featuring the best and worst foreign StarCraft players, spending thousands of dollars and countless of hours on financially and morally supporting active Brood War players of all ranks and regions while extending an open cast invite to community members to participate in the casting of those showmatches during our live stream events. Please consider showing your support for our inclusive, collective and charitable platform by subscribing to our YouTube channel, following our Twitch account and joining our Discord server. Come and be welcome!
tQ showmatch series structure
Best-of-five (A and S rank show matches)
Best-of-three (F, E, D, C and B rank show matches)
- 1v1 S rank show match winner: $10 USD
- 1v1 A rank show match winner: $5
- 1v1 B/C/D/E/F rank show match winner: no prize
- FFA (up to 8 players) winner: $10 or more
- 2v2 S rank show match winners: $20 total
- 2v1 show match (two separate E rank players vs a semi-pro Korean): $10-15 bo5
- 1v1 infested terran showmatch: $5 bo5 for low rankers
- Starting map: Fighting Spirit or Neo Sylphid
- Loser chooses next map from ladder mappack
- Alternatively, new map(s) by mapmakers from our discord may be selected
Winner sends replays of show match games privately to ox[tQ] on discord, along with paypal email to receive prize.
All replay show matches will be streamed and casted on our Twitch account (TeamThinkQuickTTV) every Friday and Saturday starting from 21:00 EDT. Our casting sessions have always been open to the public since day one so join us! I share my screen in the open casting channel of our discord during our live stream events, and everyone is welcome to hop in and co-cast with me! Your "casting" can be serious and knowledgeable, or you can keep things light hearted and have fun! The whole point of open casting is to create a community oriented inclusive experience, and not recreate professional casting sessions! Please follow updates in this thread for confirmation of future stream events and scheduled lineups.
ox[tQ] organizes show matches by privately messaging online discord users to see who can play. He then tries to pair available opponents with similar MMR or skill levels.
If you want to participate, you can also message him or make a request in the show match chat for others to see as well.
Players who have not played a show match ever or recently will be prioritized over those who have.
Original post has been edited by the author to provide an up to date description of the tQ showmatch series. The exchanges below basically document its evolution from its embryonic to present state thanks to the help of community members.