September 2, 2015
*cough cough*… *clearing throat*… *playing 20th Century Fox music*…
Well, hello there, TF2 Community! Have you missed us? We know, it has been a while since we had a frontpage newpost on ETF2l.org… but we are back! As they say: “After the LAN is before the LAN!” (Winston Churchill – or something).
I55 has come to an end and with it fades the summer. There is only one LAN Highlight left this year, and it is DeutschLAN! Since we have been somewhat behind with news, here is a whole bunch of them!
Fixtures for DeutschLAN are now live!
We are now proud to announce that the schedule and matches are now public for DeutschLAN 2015! You can view them from the widgets below, scrolling down to see the details:
Team List (in order of seed placement)
- Fair Enough sponsored by TF2Pickup.net
- German Intuition
- BALL IS LIFE
- Doctors Of Mediocrity
- Operation LAN-Love
Some teams do not have a full ETF2L roster yet, thus they are not linked.
Schedule (times in CEST)
Scroll through these widgets to see every single fixture, the tables and the exact time schedule for each match! You can also find it on our website, DeutschLAN.tf.
DeutschLAN.tf now live!
Our website has gone live a couple of days ago. Still under construction it is soon to contain all info and news you need for the LAN! We highly recommend you to check it out regularly, especially if you are participating!
Mode, whitelist, maps and rules
As you may have figured by scrolling through the widgets above, we will have 9 Highlander Teams battling for the crown of DeutschLAN. Thus, we decided to have a round robin tournament, in which every team faces each other once! The first three teams will then advance, with the 1st seat automatically reaching the Grand Finals and the 2nd and 3rd seat playing a Best-of-3 maps match to decide who gets the second spot!
Whitelist.tf kindly provides us with a preset for DeutschLAN. However, it is the exact same one that is used in the Highlander Nations Cup. If you want to check it out anyway: whitelist.tf/deutschlan_2015
The maps featured in this tournament are going to be:
Each map will be played as a single match according to the UGC ruleset, i.e.:
- Stopwatch: ABBA (Best-of-3)
- King of the Hill: Best-of-7 (first to 4 round wins with halftime after 3rd round win)
- 5cp: First to 5 or 2 x 30 minutes, whichever comes first. If tied, Golden Cap (15 minutes). After 15 minutes: whoever holds mid.
Please note, that we do not allow medigun pickups for this tournament.
Tiebreakers (only necessary for playoff-spot seeding):
- 2-Way-Ties: Winner of direct matchup
- 3-Way-Ties: Heavy Fist Fights
Fundraiser ends this week (for real this time)
We extended the fundraiser when the Highlander Nationscup started but now it is time to wrap it up and let it rest.
You can claim some last-minute-perks until wednesday, but please note that we cannot guarantee you a T-Shirt anymore, if you claim it now. The Shirts are already being printed by 3dsupply.de as you read this. Our sponsor TF2Pickup.net will also accept donations that are going towards the prizepool. Click here for info.
The campaign has raised 2.514 € so far, which is more than we could ever have hoped for! Thanks to everyone that donated or contributed in any way!
Speaking of wrap-ups: if you still feel like helping out, you can provide us with gift-wraps for the weapons that are going to be signed. We need over 50 of them, feel free to contact any DeutschLAN staffmember!
Do not miss our casts!
BlackoutTV will cover at least one match of every round, so check out the schedule and make sure to tune in on time!
For the participants:
There will be a form sheet for the underaged boys and girls. We know, we have said this before, but we really, really mean it this time! Keep checking the steamgroup, the etf2l-forumthread and DeutschLAN.tf (as you should regardless) for updates on that front.
We are in need of cameramen. Clark volunteered to produce a little documentary about the LAN. He needs your help at LAN for filming and a possibly some other tasks. Please contact him, if you would like to help (hello, spectators!).
Furthermore, we would like to ask any participant that owns a GoPro to bring it to LAN. Whether it will be used for streaming or the documentary, it will help us out a lot either way!
Moving on…. we have contacted your teamleaders to provide us with details about your arrivals. We will need your help to pick up those players that are coming by train/bus. Anyone with a car and a bit of time to spare is welcome to help pick up players from the nearest train stations (7-15km one way). Of course, we will use money from the fundraiser to reimburse gas cost and such.
Oh, and for those of you already arriving on thursday, because you just cant wait (like me): You can pay the additional 15€ when you arrive at LAN!
DEUTSCHLAN? WHAT IS THIS?
For those of you new to and interested in this event, check out our official announcement post, the previous fundraiser announcement and, most importantly, the official DeutschLAN forum thread here on ETF2L.org. Spread the word and let the world know!