Announcing: ETF2L 6v6 Preseason 25 Cup!

Date August 21, 2016

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We are starting off season 25 with a 6v6 cup featuring two controversial maps made by UnitedStates phi, as well as a new king of the hill map by UnitedKingdom TechLv. The main focus of the cup is to test allowing all weapon pickups as well as play testing koth_forge_b3!

The ETF2L 6v6 Preseason 25 Cup

>>>> Sign up for the 6v6 Preseason 25 Cup here! <<<<

Signups are open until Monday 29th August 20:00 CEST! Eligible to participate is any 6v6 or Fun team that has 6 players on the roster at the end of Signups.

The cup will run on one day in a group stage format

Tuesday, August 30th.

We will create groups of 4 teams, so you’ll be able to prepare screenshots for Season 25, as well as having fun games. Make sure you select the division you’re most likely going to apply for in Season 25 or you think your mix team is capable of handling.

Teams will be seeded first come first serve. Signing up late just before the deadline will not guarantee your team a seed if there aren’t 3 other teams to create a bracket.

Rules/Whitelist

The 6v6 Season 24 rules apply in this cup with the exception of the merc rule and weapon pickup rules. We are allowing one default merc per match. Please only present players as default mercs, that meet the experience requirements to prevent time consuming discussions (for clarification see point 1.4 of the HL Season 10 rules). All weapon pickups, including mediguns, are now permitted.

NOTE: Abuse of picking up weapons from ground with a pickup spam bind will result in punishments such as default losses if done during any of the games.

The whitelist that is going to be used is this one (This is a test-whitelist that is not necessarily going to be the exact same for Season 25).
You can also execute the whitelist by typing “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id 6249” if you have TFTRUE installed.

In short, the following weapons have been added to the whitelist of Season 24:

+ Brass Beast
+ Pomson 6000

… and fixed taunts accordingly to be up to date with the newest set of items.

Prizes

Every 1st team will receive a pixel trophy on their team page and the rights to brag about their achievements.

In any case, there is going to be a newspost before the cup starts. Make sure to check etf2l.org before you play your first round match for all the updates!!

We opened a forumtopic for this cup, feel free to provide us with feedback!

The Highlander Open #2 Sponsored by Essentials.tf and Whitelist.tf: Finals 21:00 CEST, Casual Cast!

Date August 23, 2016

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TrinidadTobago Frosted Flakes nigga damn!!! vs Belgium Presents Including Erections

The Highlander Open #2 finals have arrived and both our finalists are ready to go at it! Both teams have plowed through 6 weeks of matches to reach the final and tonight we'll see who claims the 1st place. The first team up Belgium Presents Including Erections getting a flawless run through the tournament not losing a single map. Is this thanks to their persistence to return after an unsuccessful run in the first Highlander Open or thanks to their 2 buddies Belgium Spelly & England asadawarf. But will their winning spree continue, that is what we'll get to see tonight when they face off against TrinidadTobago Frosted Flakes nigga damn!!!. This team has plowed their way through their fair share of opponents together with their set of buddies England Maccy & Belgium Shaggy.

And tonight you'll get to see the outcome in a casual cast hosted by Spain CeeJaey, England Maxi, ... with Netherlands Wiethoofd on the camera. So let's see what the best of the new have to offer!

Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS – Wrap-up

Date August 18, 2016

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Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS – Wrap-up

As the summer seasons are often known as one of the most competitive seasons of the ETF2L calendar, this time the season turned out to be rather surprising to most. All top 3 teams were evenly matched throughout the season, however for the fourth time in a row, UnitedKingdom Crowns was the team that prevailed in the playoffs to claim the Season 24 title and securing themselves €500 in the process.

The winning squad is comprised of:

Denmark LEGO earned 2nd place, winning €300 and European Full Tilt won 3rd place, securing €200

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Quarter Finals: Nations Cup #6 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Denmark vs France

Date August 16, 2016

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It’s Quarter Final time, the business end of the competition and for both Denmark Denmark and France France, both will be harbouring title ambitions but only one will reach the last 4 and play England. Join Spain CeeJaey, England Jon and Danish substitute turned caster, Denmark Beater are here on the mics to bring home a keenly contest matchup live on BlackOut TV tonight at 21:15 CEST.

Denmark Denmark last made it to the Semi-Finals in 2012 and lost out to England England, and most of their squad that day feature tonight, looking to relinquish the painful memory of 4 years ago. France France meanwhile are the holders, but feature a completely new team to the one that won the gold in 2014.

The history in TF2 for these two nations is great, but how have they compared so far this tournament? Strangely the best way might be to measure their performances against Iceland Iceland – France France‘s only map loss this tournament was a 4-2 loss to Iceland Iceland in the groups, where they needed to win a close tiebreaker to determine their first seed. Denmark Denmark meanwhile strolled the group stages, winning every map 5-0 and overpowered Iceland Iceland in the last 16, taking two maps 4-1 and 2-0 to set up this meeting.

Ultimately it is sure to be a closely contested game, based on performances against other opponents Denmark Denmark might have a slight edge but it’s so close it doesn’t matter for the game itself.

Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Award Polls

Date August 11, 2016

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Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Award Polls

Shortly after the Highlander Season 10 Award Polls it is also time to decide the Season 24 awards.

Best Player of the Season has been decided already as, besides our winner, no other candidate managed to reach the minimum amount of nominations to even be considered for this award. The winner will be revealed in the Season 24 Awards Show.

Season 24: Best Demoman of the Season

Total Voters: 624

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Season 24: Best Medic of the Season

Total Voters: 598

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Season 24: Best Pocket Soldier of the Season

Total Voters: 613

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Season 24: Best Roaming Soldier of the Season

Total Voters: 609

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Season 24: Best Scout of the Season

Total Voters: 619

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Season 24: Best Off-classer of the Season

Total Voters: 608

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Season 24: Best Premier Division Debut of the Season

Total Voters: 581

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Season 24: Best Caster of the Season

Total Voters: 632

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Will this be the first time since Season 15, when Netherlands ThePledge won over the most decorated caster to this point Ireland Admirable that we are going to see someone else as Caster of the Season than our bald Irish caster extraordinaire or UnitedKingdom Sideshow? Both only covered just enough games to be considered for this season’s awards. Opening the door for new and upcoming casters to show their talent by casting a lot of matches in an attempt to win this prestigious trophy. It is in your hands…