I am Bas Ekkelenkamp, or as most of you know me ingame as basbaas. I am the founder and organizer of TCF. I am currently in my second year of my bachelor study “Creative Media & Game Technologies” in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Recently I rediscovered my love for Trackmania, after a long hiatus from the game. Lately I have become very aware of the current position and health of the world, and I am inspired to make a change. If you are interested in finding out more on this topic, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a good place to start (it’s on netflix). I also recommend Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth.
Puzzled on how I could possibly make a contribution to spread awareness and perhaps make a slight improvement on the world, I turned to Trackmania. Why not do a fundraiser in the format of a very fun and fresh Trackmania Tournament? My long term friend Ozon inspired me to make this event a reality.
This is the first time I am organizing such an event completely on my own, and it has been a very fun experience! It is just amazing to see how helpful and open the trackmania community is. It also has been quite taxing for me, making all the maps, arranging so many things, fix up this website & pay for hosting and more, while already being very busy with my study.
If you would like to support me personally and donate me a coffee don’t feel obliged, but it would make me very happy and motivated to do more editions in the future. <3