A couple who brought their relationship into the real-world after meeting playing an online game have taken it a step further and got married.
Damien and Rebecca from Toronto, Canada, met through 'Team Fortress' and despite being on opposite sides hit it off immediately.
After meeting and visiting each other numerous times, Rebecca gave up the Florida sun to move to Canada.
"We also cosplayed Medics"
A wedding soon followed in March of this year.
The story came to a wider audience after they sent a photobook to Valve, the makers of 'Team Fortress' illustrating their relationship and gratitude.
"For a while we continued going back and forth. Damien to Florida"
Valve replied with a letter as well as an appropriate wedding gift.
Damien and Rebecca's full letter reads:
Dear Valve Team,
I am writing you today to tell you our story of how Team Fortress 2 brought us together.
My wife and I met through Team Fortress two years ago when she saw my Meet the Medic cosplay online. Despite our love for opposite teams, me-BLU and her-RED, we started playing Medic and Heavy together and made a great team. We talked constantly, working together to refine metal and craft hats eventually becoming inseparable on and off game. Although she lived in warm, sunny Florida she eventually opted to move to freezing Canada with me after going back and forth for long visits. We were happily married on March 2nd 2013. Our vows included “you are the Medic to my Heavy” and we played “Still Alive” from Portal as our cake cutting song. We have our own small business now, Identity Productions, and have done quite a few TF2 commissions including Itsy Bitsy Spyers, Anger hoods, the Wraith Wrap, a couple of Sniper vests, a Soldier jacket replica, and more.
We wanted to let you know that if it wasn’t for your hard work on this awesome game we probably would have never met from so far away and we want to thank you all for making such a great game that has brought together so many people through killing tiny baby men and trading hats! We had this little photo book printed just for you and we hope you will take a moment to look through it and give yourselves a pat on the back.
Damien (Steam name: Feicoon) and Rebecca (Steam name: FennecFox777) Murphy