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TeamFortress.TV Highlander Invitational #2

Date October 19, 2014

Amass minions, the eve is upon us and in the dawn we will see… pyros taken seriously! Such a festival of Highlander is a rare occurrence, one you should not avoid without laying witness to the brazen pleasures of 9v9 chaos, all courtesy of TFTV, Tt eSPORTS, serveme.tf, TF2Pickup.net and many, many great individuals. Starting from 16:00 CEST today, Sunday 19th October, Admirable, HiGPS and Suyooo will be bringing you six hours’ worth of live streamed action.

But what is in it for you? The loyal viewer going unrewarded? NEVER! Tt eSPORTS is offering you the viewers, a chance to win one of their brand new Tt eSPORTS VERTO Headsets! So be sure to tune in to the stream for details on how to win this fabulous prize.

With 8 of European Highlander’s finest in attendance and 9x Tt eSPORTS DASHER Mouse Pads to be won for the 1st placed side and 27 items (killstreak kits, stranges, cosmetics and keys) generously donated by TF2Pickup.net and whitelist.tf – there is a little something extra to play for this Sunday on top of bragging rights for the season.

Check out the TFTV post for more details!

Season 19 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Week 3 Report Card

Date October 18, 2014

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After the slow pace of week 2 and the disruption of GGWP dropping, things picked up in week 3 up as new boys France E-SHOCK ESPORT looked to clear their backlog and Russia 4-25’s new lineup set out to prove itself.

At the elite end of the league all 3 top teams faced obviously beatable opponents but with that comes the pressure to perform, one slip up could prove costly at the end of the season. Who gobbled up the small fry and who choked on the bones? Read the rest of this entry »

Season 19 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership: coolclan vs E-SHOCK ESPORT

Date October 16, 2014

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Season 19 powered by Tt eSPORTS – Week 2: coolclan vs E-SHOCK ESPORT

A return to week 2 today when European coolclan take on France E-SHOCK ESPORT. After rising from the dark depths of Division 1 it’s a chance for France E-SHOCK ESPORT to get vengeance on European coolclan who knocked them out in the qualifiers. After a rather harsh introduction to the Premiership by their fellow countrymen, tonight is their first chance to pick up some points. Likewise, European coolclan is on the lookout for more points after picking up one against Russia 4-25 yesterday. The teams look pretty even so this could be a cracker!


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Season 19 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership: Wednesday’s Matches

Date October 15, 2014

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Season 19 powered by Tt eSPORTS – Week 3: Ze Knutsson Rollerbladers vs Planet Express

A whole load of matches in the premiership tonight, starting off FinlandSweden Ze Knutsson Rollerbladers against Iceland Planet Express. Both teams feature in the classier section of the table in 3rd and 2nd places respectively with impressive results in the first weeks. They met each other before the season in the TF.TV Invitational when it finished a close 1-0 to FinlandSweden Ze Knutsson Rollerbladers. Judging on that there isn’t much to split them but maybe a standout play from either camp can make the difference?


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Announcing Highlander Season 7: Signups Open!

Date October 14, 2014

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Highlander Season 7 

It’s time for our 7th season of Highlander! After an amazing Season 6 it’s time to dust off the weapons, servers and headsets. We have some changes in store for Season 7 to be announced in upcoming newsposts – today we’ll start off with the weapon banlist and provisional map schedule for the season.

Signups & Full Schedule

Signups have opened and close Thursday 23rd October at 23:59 CEST.

<<<SIGNUP>>>

  • Signups close: October 23
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: October 24
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: October 25
  • Schedule Week: October 26 – November 1
  • Main Season: November 2 – December 20 (7 weeks)
  • Catch-up Week: Played by January 4
  • Tiebreakers and Playoffs: January 4 – January 24

Sign-up process

Make sure to choose your desired division when signing up. If you created a new team or feel you can jump a division, feel free to apply for the division you believe you deserve you should be in. To prove you are capable of the division you applied for, we require you to submit screenshots of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for. The quantity is not the most important factor in this case, it’s more of a helpful measure for us to figure out if your team will be able to keep up with the pace. There is no magical, minimum or maximum number of screenshots that you have to submit.

Please note that the success of your request also strongly depends on the free slots in the division you aim for. Established teams will be favoured over new teams or teams that request to jump a division. The screenshots have to be uploaded to an online image storage service (for example, you can use imgur or Dropbox). Keep in mind that if you opt for a zipped archives with tons of pictures attached to an e-mail, your application will be ignored. Keep it clean.

If you are applying for Division 6 (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level. This only applies to Division 5 or higher.

Because we can only include teams in multiples of eight, signing up really late may not guarantee you a spot in the season. So signing up sooner than later is recommended.

Please send your application to staff@etf2l.org. The division assignment request has to include the following information in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be ignored! Please remember you have to sign up through the site by clicking SIGNUP at the top of this post and selecting the correct team and competition!

  • Do not use HTML in your e-mail. If you want to add a link, just paste the link in the e-mail as you would enter it in your browser.
  • Team name
  • Team link on ETF2L.org
  • Division you apply for
  • Link to the online photo album
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the division you applied for (optional)

An example of how an application album can look can be found HERE

Provisional Unlocks

Since the whitelist for Season 6 was well-received, we’re going move to an more open whitelist.
After discussions, we’ve decided to add the Holiday Punch, the Phlogistinator and the weapons from the Love & War update to the whitelist.

 

The provisional list of banned items is as follows:

  • The Vita-Saw
  • The Enforcer
  • The Pomson 6000
  • The Cleaner’s Carbine
  • Pretty Boy’s Pocket Pistol
  • The Red-Tape Recorder
  • Bombinomicon
  • The Jingle Belt
  • The Bootie Time
  • High Five Taunt
  • Darwin’s Danger Shield
  • The Crit-A-Cola
  • The Short Circuit
  • The Diamondback
  • Baby Face’s Blaster
  • The Reserve Shooter

Provisional Map Schedule

After having some pre-season feedback from players, we’ve arrived at the following provisional map list and week structure:

  • Week 1: pl_upward
  • Week 2: koth_pro_viaduct_rc4+ cp_process_final
  • Week 3: pl_barnblitz_pro4
  • Week 4: cp_gravelpit
  • Week 5: pl_badwater
  • Week 6: koth_reservoir_b4 + cp_gullywash_final1
  • Week 7: cp_steel

Please note that this is a provisional map and unlocks list and may undergo changes based on user feedback. Teams are invited to discuss the map pool and provide constructive feedback in this thread.

Prizes

Prizes will be announced in a future newspost.

More information regarding Highlander Season 7 to come in future newsposts!