We've managed to wrangle Valve in their 'Valve-time' slipstream long enough to catch the names of the 5 Winning entries to the first ever Polycount Pack for Team-Fortress 2.
Members of the Polycount Community were given 5 weeks to come up with a SET of items for one of the 9 different TF2 classes. These sets had to be within the same theme, and fit well within the TF2 universe. In total, some 70 sets were completed and entered (read: thats at least 210 items!) It's no wonder they had their work cut out for them when choosing the first ever pack.
And as a special treat, everyone who entered the contest will be getting a Polycount Pin, which will be released when the Polycount Pack is released. In addition, a few individuals who contributed to the contest greatly, but did not enter the contest themselves, will also be given a Polycount Pin. It's Valve's way of thanking you for helping the rest of the entries become even stronger.
Out of the 70 or so entries that Valve received, Robin tells me that nearly half of the entries are of a high enough quality to be shipped in future updates without much work needed on Valve side. So, if you did not win this time around you can be confident that your items will one day find there way in to Team Fortress 2.
Narrowing it down to 5 sets for you to eventually unlock in Team Fortress 2 (the release date is unknown but coming in the close future) the winners of the first ever Polycount Pack are, in no particular order:
CONGRATULATIONS guys - these packs are amazing! (And I personally can't wait to get them all.)
The first ever Polycount Pack was a HUGE success - especially for Polycounts first ever major contest. Be proud of yourselves!
Be sure to check out the TF2 blog regularly for the Polycount Pack's release!