Highlander Season 12 Signups are still open!

The Fresh Meat Challenge – Announcement & Signups!

Date March 18, 2017

Tell me if this sounds familiar, you are new to competitive TF2 and:

  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you are afraid you’re not good enough.
  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you find it hard to find a team.
  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you have no idea what you’re doing.

Back in 2015, we helped run a little thing called Archimedes Cup, where we encouraged new to competitive TF2 players and gave them the opportunity to play some organised games for prizes (Thank you Scrap.tf) with the help of a Buddy to coach them along, if required. It is long overdue, but now the opportunity has arisen for ETF2L to host a second Cup designed mainly for those NEW TO COMPETITIVE TF2. However those who are long-standing members of ETF2L, we need your help as well, there will be hundreds of new players in need of guidance and we’re calling on you to be the ones to offer them insight on how to play the 6v6 format.


There will be $600 worth of giftcards generously provided by Scrap.tf and Marketplace.tf. This will be split as follows:

  • 1st Place: $300 (6 x $50)
  • 2nd Place: $180 (6 x $30)
  • 3rd Place: $90 (6 x $15)

There will also be a frag movie competition based around this competition with the competition winner being awarded with the remaining $30. The frag movie contest winner shall be decided by a public vote at the end of the tournament. Each movie must contain the following:

Read the rest of this entry »

BlackOut TV Highlander Invitational #2

Date March 21, 2017

ETF2L Highlander Season 12 is around the corner, and with it comes the second edition of the BlackOut TV Highlander Invitational! This time it will bring together 8 of the absolute best European Highlander teams to dish it out against each other to take a shot at the growing £100 prize-pool.

Invited Teams:

  1. European Strong Opinions
  2. Seychelles Tourettes Chessclub
  3. Luxembourg Super Dickmann's KANNONEN!
  4. TrinidadTobago Budget Toucans
  5. UnitedStates Super Dickmann's MALLCOPS!
  6. CzechRepublic inVision (not confirmed)
  7. Syria opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv
  8. UnitedKingdom Feila eSports finanzieren durch DROPS

Tune in to BlackOutGamingTV as early as 16:00CET on Saturday 25th & 16:00CEST on Sunday 26th of March to watch every bit of action casted by UnitedStates sigafoo, European jakeowaty, Denmark Beater, Norway Heavy Is GPS, UnitedKingdom Chando & England Buck824 with legendary Netherlands Wiethoofd and England Jon on camera.

As of now the prizepool is under development, and at the moment of writing stands at £30 and 35 Mann Co. Keys. Everyone who would like to contribute to European Highlander can do so by donating to the BlackOut TV fund here. Perhaps that old, wretched festive is of no use to you? If that is the case and you would rather chip in via items, you can do so here. All donators will be given shoutouts after the winners have been crowned on Twitch.tv.

1st: £X + items donations

2nd: £X + items donations

3rd: items donations

4th: TBD


Format & Maps

The format this year is a little different than last time. On Saturday a Round-Robin stage will be played where every team will play each other on one map. Top 4 of the group will automatically get placed in Winners’ Bracket while bottom 4 will have to fight their way in Losers’ Bracket on Sunday.

The tournament will be running the ETF2L Season 12 maplist, which consists of pl_upward, cp_gullywash_final, koth_product_rc8, pl_borneo, cp_steel, pl_badwater as well as koth_coalplant_b7.

Read the rest of this entry »

Season 26 Powered by Tt eSPORTS Premiership Upper Bracket Final: Se7en vs Arctic Foxes

Date March 19, 2017


With an incredible display shattering nerdRage, the Foxes go on to an even bigger upset opportunity: beat UnitedKingdom Se7en and they will be the first team to win a playoff game vs them in two years. Slovakia Maros looked well-integrated in the team in their previous game, but Germany schocky and Germany feeling were the stars of the show, with impact, frags and damage that simply overpowered their French rivals. Can these brilliant individuals outplay the ruthless efficiency of Se7en? Or will the squad of champions prove they don’t just have the best system, but can match any firepower EU has to offer as well? This is truly a season-defining game.

Match Overview
UnitedKingdom Se7en vs Germany Arctic Foxes
UP Final (Premiership)
Date Sunday, March 19th 21:15 CET



4 - 2



5 - 2

UnitedKingdom Se7en [6:0] Germany Arctic Foxes

ETF2L on social media:

Twitter Follow us on Twitter!
facebook-icon--basic-round-social-iconset--s-icons-7 Like us on Facebook!
steam-logo-icon-7 Join our Steamgroup and invite your friends!

Highlander Season 12 Preseason Playoff

Date March 19, 2017


The Highlander Season 12 preseason playoffs have been announced. The single elimination bracket can be viewed here. CzechRepublic inVision and Syria opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv will receive a bye to the semi finals. Default mercs may only be of high experience, any player with more than 3 games in prem cannot default merc and must be approved.

Each game will have a two day period in which they must be played.

  • Quarter Finals: 19/3 – 20/3
  • Semi Finals: 21/3 – 22/3
  • Grand Finals: 23/3 – 24/3

The map pool for the preseason will differ slightly from the map pool of the main season as koth_coalplant_b7 will be added to bring the total amount of maps to 7 to allow for easier map elimination.

  • pl_upward
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • koth_product_rc8
  • pl_borneo
  • cp_steel
  • pl_badwater
  • koth_coalplant_b7

The whitelist will remain unchanged from season 11, the whitelist.tf preset has been updated accordingly.

ETF2L Highlander Season 12 Preseason Playoffs: inVision vs. SDMC @ 21:00 CET

Date March 17, 2017


Ho ho ho! Wait…wrong time of year. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! That’s better! Welcome one and all to the ETF2L Preseason Playoffs for Season 12 Highlander. Starting out this time we have 2 teams yearning for some action on the fresh battlefields. We’re talking about previous premiership contenders UnitedStates Super Dickmann's MALLCOPS! against the High Division winners of Season 11, CzechRepublic inVision. Ahead of them is a 3-map soon-to-be massacre of guts and gore on Coalplant, Upward and Steel as the game gets underway at 21:00 CET (16:00 EST) tonight with a selection of lovely casting hosts in the form of everyone’s favourite UnitedStates sigafoo and Highlander vet Switzerland HartzFartz with the ever venerable Netherlands Wiethoofd on the camera side of the event all streamed over on BlackOut TV! Who will win? Tune in to find out!

ETF2L on social media:

Twitter Follow us on Twitter!
facebook-icon--basic-round-social-iconset--s-icons-7 Like us on Facebook!
steam-logo-icon-7 Join our Steamgroup and invite your friends!