Highlander Open #2 announced. Signups open until July 7th. More info.

The Highlander Open 2, sponsored by essentials.tf & whitelist.tf

Date June 22, 2016

The Highlander Open #2


Banner by Germany Yggdrasil

If you are confused or need help in regards to signing up, check out the guide written by Netherlands kKaltUu

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Fun teams can enter as well. If you are currently in a normal Highlander team and want to create a team with you as the buddy, go ahead and make a Fun Team (ignore the 6v6 part)

Introducing The Highlander Open #2, an introduction for non-competitive players into the comp scene or for those wanting to get into league-style competitive TF2 in a simple manner sponsored by essentials.tf & whitelist.tf.

And what exactly is this, we hear you ask? Well check out our fantastic and visually pleasing Highlander Open Page! It contains all the basics about what exactly the Highlander format is, and essential (light) reading for all who want to get involved.

This tournament is meant for people who are new to competitive play, a competition to find the very best pub team essentially.

If you are a lone player wanting to get into a team or if you want to get more players for your own team, check out the Recruitment Section or the Recruitment thread. If you are a team looking to get a buddy, load up the forum and ask away.

Rosters may only have a maximum of 2 player with experience in Division 5/Open Playoffs or higher HL and 6v6. That person is your ‘buddy’ and can only play as a medic. For more info on this check the HLO #2 FAQ.


  • Comprehensive competitive highlander guide written by Netherlands kKaltUu and Netherlands Wiethoofd. Russian version translated by Russia irfx these might contain outdated information!
  • Play some TF2Center or TF2Stadium lobbies and gain great insight and experience in highlander gameplay
  • Find more out about Competitive TF2 as a whole at comp.tf



The tournament will kick off with a swiss Group Phase designed so that all teams involved will have the chance to play some exciting games. After the Group Phase from each group will engage in a straight knock-out cup as we progress on in our journey to discover, and reward, the very best Pub team in Europe.

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Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Playoffs & Tiebreaker Scores

Date July 2, 2016


Welcome everyone to the conclusion of the 24th season of ETF2L 6v6.
We hope you enjoyed the matches, and for the teams that made it through, congratulations. Here is where the poor and Irish get separated from the Gentle Mannes.

All divisions will have playoffs, all playoff matches will be using the Map Elimination system. Note that all dates are estimates and teams are able to negotiate other days by scheduling with their opponents.

If you find yourself on the list of these teams expect an admin to add you and request your availability, if there is no information or insufficient information given we will have to decide your match dates for you. Keep in mind that we will try and accommodate both teams, but the match date may still vary from your provided days, if for example none of the days match with your opponent, but your opponent offered more days than you did. Deadlines listed for the matches are flexible and may be changed in certain situations if they are told about to admins.

Premiership Tier Playoffs

For the Premiership Tier, we are going with what we experimented with in our Preseason cup, we are bringing double elimination to the game.


Match 1: European Perilous Gaming vs Germany happy throwers *As of now, this fixture is still possible to change after Sweden Crowns have finished their last match of the season.

Match 2: Denmark LEGO vs UnitedKingdom nameLess

The losers of these matches will play each other in Lower Bracket Round 1, while the winners of these matches advance to the Higher Bracket finals and play against each other.

There is no specific time period to play these Premiership matches, thus the teams mentioned above may decide on the dates for these matches as they want.

High Tier Playoffs

For the High Tier we have decided to once again go with 6 teams with single elimination.


  1. France top5rocket
    • 41 Pts.
  2. Finland Planet Express: Make America Great Again
  3. UnitedKingdom Team Infamous
  4. UnitedKingdom Stevie Wonder's Aim School
    • 31 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 13.22
  5. Denmark Vintage
    • 29 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 17.06
  6. Pakistan ANELE ezSports
    • 29 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 10.96


Quarter Final 1: UnitedKingdom Stevie Wonder's Aim School vs Denmark Vintage – Deadline is on 7th of July

Quarter Final 2: UnitedKingdom Team Infamous vs Pakistan ANELE ezSports – Deadline is on 7th of July

France top5rocket and Finland Planet Express: Make America Great Again will join the playoffs once these Quarter Finals have finished.

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Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership week 7: LEGO vs. PERSONAL COMPUTER MASTER RACE

Date June 29, 2016


We are well under way with the 7th and last week here in the Premiership. It is a time of reflection, so let us reflect on Denmark LEGO who are sitting snuggly at the top end of the table. A strong season with just 7 points not going their way so far. Causing an upset against reigning champs UnitedKingdom nameLess. Maybe this has been the season of LEGO. Their opposition du jour have not had it as easy. Ukraine PERSONAL COMPUTER MASTER RACE [*] are sitting further down in the table, in the relegation trench. Suffering a narrow defeat yesterday on granary. Maybe this will be their chance at retribution? Casters are England Bren, UnitedKingdom kaidus and Germany Suyooo.

Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership week 6 Double Bill: nameLess vs. Perilous Gaming & Crowns vs. PC Master Race

Date June 28, 2016


nameLESS vs. Perilous Gaming

Are you ready? They meet again, the big dog showdown returns. UnitedKingdom nameLess take on European Perilous Gaming to determine who could’ve been Dreamhack Summer LAN champs. nameLess are going into this on the back off a medic switcheroo. Keep in mind that Perilous Gaming will be playing without regular demoman Sweden alle. So be sure to tune in with Ireland Admirable, England WARHURYEAH and England DavidTheWin.

Personal computer master race vs. crowns

Sweden Crowns, fresh off their 3rd placed LAN finish at Dreamhack summer, are standing in the way of Ukraine PERSONAL COMPUTER MASTER RACE [*]’s chance to avoid relegation. The electronics enthusiasts need as many points as they can gather to ensure they won’t face relegation. With LAN bonding proving fruitful for Sweden Comfortably Spanked, we could see a very strong showing from Crowns. Who will emerge on top? Tune in with Denmark Beater, England TurboTabs and Scotland Sim to find out.

Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership week 6: Comfortably Spanked vs. happy farmers

Date June 27, 2016


Germany happy throwers are heading into their last bout of the regular season. We’re getting down to the nitty gritty of who makes the playoffs and who will end up facing relegation. So both teams will want to secure as many points as humanly possible. Sweden Comfortably Spanked are just returned from a 4th place finish at DreamHack Summer, maybe the LAN event strengthened their resolve and team cohesion. Tune in with  Denmark Beater, England WARHURYEAH and Germany Suyooo to find out.

Season 24 powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership week 7: happy farmers vs. Perilous Gaming

Date June 26, 2016


Sunday surprise, after doing well at Dreamhack Summer the leaderboard leaders European Perilous Gaming make their return to ETF2L. But when the cat’s away the mice do their thing as the saying goes. Denmark LEGO have clawed their way to a 2nd place in the table, only one point behind said number 1. If Germany happy throwers bring the beat down a 1st seed finish for Perilous Gaming could be in jeopardy. happy throwers may be far behind but don’t count them out of the playoff picture either. Casters are UnitedKingdom MaksEngland TurboTabs and England DavidTheWin.