Nine mercenaries have come together for a job. It's the middle-ish part of a century a lot like the one we just had. A simpler time. There are three TV stations, one phone company, and two holding corporations that secretly control every government on the planet. Each corporation administers its half of the world with a multi-disciplined army of paper pushers. For any problem lacking an obvious bureaucratic solution, mercenaries like these are contracted to address the situation through a massive application of force. Now's your chance to Meet the Team.

–Former Meet the Team overview

Meet the Team is a series of video released by Valve to promote gameplay and show off the classes personality. Not only they promote the game itself, Valve claims that the first Meet the Team video which stars the Heavy class helped them test the facial animation system which allows them to have more expression than in Half-Life series.


Valve uses the Source Filmmaker which was leaked awhile ago, but is outdated to create Meet the Team videos. It manipulates the Source Engine to create illusions of many participiants. It is used to record various of scenes and use Lip Synchronization system to match the actor of the character. It has a wide cinematic effects like Motion Blur and Depth of Field. However, the Replay System is a limited version of this, having the only ability to switch player tracking to a target, set time modifier, free camera, third person, first person, and such.