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Highlander Season 9 powered by marketplace.tf:
Announcement, Signups open & Staff Recruitment

Date October 13, 2015

Highlander Season 9 powered by marketplace.tf

Last season opened up a new path for Premiership, as Seychelles Tourettes Chessclub has a chance to match the legendary performance of SouthKorea SNSD of having more than two titles. Will they be able to? That remains to be seen. We’re proud to announce a new opportunity for teams to prove themselves in the latest season of Highlander. We have room for anyone that’s interested in competitive Highlander. Huge shoutout to marketplace for supporting the community!

>>>>>>SIGN UP NOW<<<<<<

You can ONLY sign up by clicking the link above. Any signups via mail will be ignored.

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.

Since the new tier system is not yet implemented, there is a crossover period between divisions and tiers. Please continue to apply using the division structure, and we will seed the tiers based on these division applications. If you want to be more specific about a tier you request, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below). As a reminder here is the division to tier rough conversion:

  • Premiership – Premiership (highest division for highlander)
  • High– Division 1 and Division 2 (stable serious teams that have multiple seasons of experience)
  • Mid – Division 3 and Division 4 (teams with experienced players that know the gamemode)
  • Open – Division 5 and Division 6 (This is our starter division, anyone can sign up for this)

Please note that the success of your request also strongly depends on the free slots in the tier you aim for. Established teams will be favoured over new teams or teams that request to jump a tier. The screenshots have to be uploaded to an online image storage service (for example, you can use imgur or Dropbox). Keep in mind that any email attachment will be ignored – keep it clean!

Also helpful for us, but not a must however, is adding who the opposing team is in each screenshot (and maybe even the division they played in the last time). That makes it easier for us, because sometimes it can be quite hard (especially in the lower tiers) to figure out who the teams in the screenshots are.

If you are applying for Open (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level.

Please send your application to [email protected]. The division assignment request has to include the following information in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be ignored!

  • 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
  • Tier/Division you apply for
  • Link to the online photo album
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

Season Schedule

Signups: October 13 – October 25
Publishing of Provisional: October 26
Publishing of Final: October 28
Pre-Season Playoff Week: October 26 October 29
Main Season: November 1  – December 17
High/Mid/Open Playoffs: January 3 – January 17
Premiership Finals: January 10

Anyone signing up after October 25th can still be seeded into the season, although this depends on teams dropping or other teams signing up.


Banned weapons:

  • Reserve Shooter
  • Air Strike
  • Crit-a-Cola
  • Vita-Saw
  • Darwin’s Danger Shield
  • Diamondback
  • Red-Tape Recorder

You will be able to find the whitelist under the official whitelist.tf hub, the ID is whitelist #4596


  • Week 1: pl_upward
  • Week 2: koth_warmtic_b6 + cp_process_final
  • Week 3: pl_barnblitz_pro6
  • Week 4: cp_gravelpit
  • Week 5: pl_badwater
  • Week 6: koth_product_rc8 + cp_gullywash_final1
  • Week 7: cp_steel


We will distribute €1000 between the top three Premiership teams.
If any person or organisation wants to contribute to the season 9 prize pool, please contact our staff in IRC, send a mail to [email protected] or add Netherlands kKaltUu on steam.


If you have any questions or feedback, please leave it Here

Recruiting (6s) League Admins

We’re happy to announce that Finland Bloodis has completed his trial and has been appointed as a 6v6 league admin.
But with Germany ducky and Finland DyaWyb leaving our ranks we are once again looking for admins to help us run the league. We are mainly looking for one or two 6s admins, but if there was an outstanding hl admin application we would not say “No”.

Among other things league admins take admin requests on IRC, deal with match conflicts, handle the setting of Default Dates and the verification of played matches. They also create and oversee cups.

With the change to the swiss system setting Default Dates does not create as much of a task as it used to do, since a notable portion of it is now automated. It is basically a non-factor in the regular season. On the other hand dealing with match conflicts has become a task that has to be adressed in a more timely fashion. Additionally providing support during match times has grown in importance, therefore we cannot really employ admins who have team commitments every four to five times per week (especially but not limited to Thursdays). Same goes for creating and overseeing cups. It is always easier said than done, having the idea and setting up a cup is only a small part of actually running a cup. Being there when the cup is under way, providing match support, adressing conflicts, lending out servers, seeding further rounds, verifying finished matches and many more tasks have to be handled, while possibly over 100 matches are going on simultaneously, you may not be alone, but you will be part of it.

Also something we want to adress is our interest in self-managed admins, we will not take you by the hand and lead you through everything there is to do. YOU have to show interest, YOU have to ask what you can do, YOU have to prove you really want to be an admin. There are plenty of admins around almost all the time, who are happy to help you and show you the ropes, but at some point routines will have to be dealt with without someone telling you that they need to be done. At the same time, communicating with other admins is very important, to avoid certain tasks being done twice, conflicting results in decisions or even decisions overwriting previous ones.

If you are interested in supporting the administrative backbone for the league, you should also check out the details on the respective application page, this will tell you which information we need from you at the very least. With an emphasis on THE VERY LEAST, most applications that cover only the very basics will not go very far. Additionally this general page may provide you with some more information.

Season 22 powered by saloon.tf Premiership Week 3: Serpents vs. Animate

Date October 13, 2015


Tonight we have two teams who have fought hard and tough attempting to get those elusive points to prove themselves, but both teams have been unsuccessful as of yet. But tonight that ends, one team or maybe even both will walk away with their first points of the season. Will it be the Russian speaking roster rumbling Russia Serpents who have struggled to find a working formula or European Animate who on the other hand has kept their roster intact, but will that be enough to take on the Russians who have been prone to cause upsets in previous seasons? Your casters for the evening are UnitedKingdom Sideshow and UnitedKingdom CommanderX with Sweden ondkaja guiding your gaze over the battlefield.

Season 22 powered by saloon.tf Premiership Week 3: The Last Resort vs. Full Tilt

Date October 12, 2015


Tonight we have one of the big ones. Bursting from a convincing victory last week and eager for playoffs European Full Tilt is looking like a top contender for a spot. Their initial roster issues have been smoothed out painlessly and if they take this fixture they will further diminish their opponents  playoff hopes. International The Last Resort suffered a crushing defeat to Denmark LEGO but it might have just served to strengthen their resolve. With viaduct being the scout paradise it is we will see whether Sweden Herr_P can reprise his heroic plays from last season or if Finland Astt just goes ham on everyone. It’s an important game and it will be casted for you amusement by UnitedKingdom CommanderX and England Hildreth with England DavidTheWin taking the reigns as cameraman.

Highlander Experimental Cup #7 Casts Sunday @19CEST

Date October 11, 2015


With Highlander Season 9 just around the corner, it’s time for a cup to whet your appetite and give the teams a chance to butt heads on some brand spanking new maps! Our old favourite Gravelpit has had a makeover, with teams clashing on cp_gravelpit_x_b3 in round 1. In the semi finals we’ll be seeing an old UGC staple, koth_ashville_rc1, while in the final pl_badwater_pro8 gets an outing.


Again, my Dutch friends have been so kind to support the cup with prizes for you guys to fight for.
Big shout out to Netherlands Wiethoofd and Netherlands Arie for being amazing and providing the following combined prize pool:

Premiership Tier Winner: One year serveme.tf premium voucher, 9 Professional Killstreak Kits, 18 Mann co Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys
Premiership Tier Runner up: Six months serveme.tf premium voucher, 9 Mann co Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys

High Tier Winner: Six months serveme.tf premium voucher, 18 Mann co Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys

Mid-High Tier Winner: 9 Specialised Killstreak Kits


[Premiership | High | Mid&High | Mid 1 | Mid 2 | Open 1 | Open 2 | Open 3]

Join UnitedStates sigafoo, UnitedStates Insomniuhh and England Jon on BlackOut TV from 19CEST Sunday to catch the action unfolding live!

Annnouncing the Highlander Experimental Cup #7

Date October 10, 2015


As promised we’re going to playtest some maps before Highlander Season 9. This time we’ll use a few pro versions of highlander classics.

The cup will be held on Sunday, the 11th of October. Both fun teams and 9v9 teams may enter the tournament, you can sign up your team at the link below

>>>>>Sign up for the Highlander Experimental Cup #7 <<<<<

We will make brackets of 8 teams per skill group, so you’ll be able to prepare screenshots for Season 9, as well as having close games. So make sure you select the division you’re most likely going to try out for in Season 9 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 7 other teams to create a bracket.

The schedule and the maplist is as follows:

The whole tournament will be held as a Knock-Out without group stages. Please make sure you have downloaded the maps before the Ro8 to ensure that matches are played on time!

The rules will be the same as the ETF2L HL Season 8 rules. This means medigun pickups are not allowed. Other weapons can be picked up.

The whitelist that should be used is this one. You can also execute the whitelist by typing “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id etf2l_9v9_s9” if you have TFTRUE installed.

Prizes will be announced later on.

Signups close on Saturday, the 10th of October at 23:59 CEST!

Season 9 signups will open after the cup goes live.