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ETF2L S31 Premiership playoffs: Se7en vs SVIFT EU, & Ascent.EU vs Faint Gaming

Date November 15, 2018


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Se7en vs SVIFT EU

To kick the playoffs off, it’s the old versus the new as the recently-formed Sweden SVIFT EU takes on the most successful team in ETF2L’s history, UnitedKingdom Se7en.

While this might look like it will be a routine victory for Se7en, SVIFT EU have a knack for upsets, as their presence in the playoffs is already thanks to their last-minute triumph over third place European Faint Gaming. SVIFT will be surely looking to keep the momentum going, and it would not be the first time that a fourth placed team is troubling the top seed, like in Season 28 where eventual champions SVIFT had to play 3 maps to get rid of France Top5rocket.

Se7en has not played any officials recently, but seeing how the last official between those two teams went, they are looking like strong favourites. While SVIFT had their moments, they ultimately could not deal with the coordination of Se7en and were also missing their clinical execution and Se7en looked in control for almost all of the match.

That was in week two however, and SVIFT are looking like a different team by now. Will they be able to keep their current velocity and squeeze by Se7en, or will the veterans knock them a peg and a bracket down?

Written by France Aelkyr.


Ascent.EU vs Faint Gaming

Next up, it’s last season’s Div 1 winners European Faint Gaming vs Finland Ascent.EU.

S31’s been one to remember for Ascent.EU, whose towering lineup of established gamers saw out the regular season in style. Originally starting out as a revival of Sauna Slayers with Finland amppis at the head, the team’s lost just two maps to date: a close defeat to SVIFT on Granary, and a 4-1 loss to Se7en on Sunshine.

It’s been a slightly different story for Faint. Though Sweden alle et al began their first season together in the Prem with two successive victories, they then lost three on the trot against Se7en, SVIFT and their opponents tonight.

Will Ascent continue climbing through the rankings? Or will Faint deliver the bold performances we know their players are capable of?

Written by UnitedKingdom joe the brave.


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Season 31 powered by Copenhagen Games & STN.tf: Playoffs & Tiebreaker Scores

Date November 10, 2018

Welcome everyone to the conclusion of the 31st season of ETF2L 6v6 for Open, Low, Mid, Division 2, Division 1 and Premiership.

We hope you enjoyed the matches, and for the teams that made it through, congratulations.

All tiers 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 is 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 matches with your opponent’s, but your opponent offered more days than you did. Deadlines listed for the matches are flexible and may be changed in certain situations if admins are contacted about allowing extensions on these.

Schedule

For Division 2, Mid, Low and Open tiers, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • Quarterfinal matches will be played from 11th – 17th November.
  • Semi-Finals will be played from 18th – 24th November.
  • Grand Finals will be played from 25th November – 2nd December.

For Premiership and Division 1, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • Upper Bracket Round 1 matches will be played from 11th – 15th November.
  • UBF/LBR1 will be played from 16h – 20th November.
  • LBF will be played from 20th –24rd November.
  • Grand Finals will be played from 25th November – 2nd December.

Premiership

For Premiership we’re going with 4 teams in the playoffs with double elimination. All matches except the Grand Finals, which will be a BO5 with a map pick advantage for the team winning the upper bracket final, will be played as BO3.

  1. UnitedKingdom Se7en
    • 26 points
  2. Finland Ascent.EU
    • 24 points
  3. European Faint Gaming
    • 12 points
  4. Sweden SVIFT EU
    • 11 points – 5,5 Tiebreaker Score
  5. Norway Ora Elektro
    • 11 points – 3.366 Tiebreaker Score

 

Matches:

Upper Bracket Round 1 matches will be played from 11th – 15th November.

Semi Final 1: UnitedKingdom Se7en vs Sweden SVIFT EU
Semi Final 2: Finland Ascent.EU vs European Faint Gaming

Winners of these matches will face off against each other in an Upper Bracket Final match, while the losers of these matches will play against each other in a Lower Bracket Round 1 match.

UBF/LBR1 will be played from 16h – 20th November.

LBF will be played from 20th –24rd November.

Grand Finals will be played from 25th November – 2nd December.

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Highlander Season 17 Provisional Tiers

Date November 10, 2018

Down below are this season’s provisional tiers. If you can’t find your team it could be due to you recently changing your team name. Unhappy about your place? Feel free to contact us over at http://etf2l.org/support/ or in our discord. These tiers are still subjected to change if teams make a good case as to why they should be moved.

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Season 31 powered by Copenhagen Games & STN.tf Week 7: Faint Gaming vs. SVIFT EU

Date November 8, 2018


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Faint Gaming vs. SVIFT EU

The final match of the regular season is upon us, and what a match it is ! SVIFT EU and Faint Gaming will battle it out in the hopes of reaching playoffs on the unpredictable Prolands and the classic Process.

It’s do or die for SVIFT EU, as nothing other than an almost-total victory will grant them access to the playoffs. Having recently picked up Ombrack, the team did not manage to seal the deal last week against Ora Elektro as that game ended in a draw. They did win Prolands during that however, so this good performance might be seen as an indicative of what they can do on this reworked staple.

Faint are looking like the favorites right now, due to having almost twice as many points as their opponent, but they have not played since week 4, and were in a streak of lost officials against Se7en and Ascent.EU. Now, SVIFT EU is a far different team but Faint’s might not be in the best possible shape compared to a few weeks ago. They still need to be careful as well, as while they cannot drop out of playoffs, they can fall down to the 4th place

So, will SVIFT EU walk home with a hard-earned playoff spot, or is their opponents’ lack of form an elaborate feint ? Tune in tonight to find out !

Play-by-Play: GrumpyKoi | Analysis: Eemes | Production: gemm | Match Page | European Faint Gaming | Sweden SVIFT EU | Written by Aelkyr


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Season 31 powered by Copenhagen Games & STN.tf Week 7: Ora Elektro vs. wer das liest ist doof

Date November 7, 2018


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Ora Elektro vs. wer das liest ist doof

This is it, the first match of the final week is upon us. Two teams enter, only one of them will make playoffs ! Ora and WDLID are tied with 5 points, and are only one point away from SVIFT, who are occupying the last playoff spot. A dominant victory from either of the team would make a playoff appearance that much sure as SVIFT would have to defeat Faint to stay in the race, while a tie would help SVIFT, who would only need 3 points to qualify.

Wer das liest ist doof had a rough start, but that was before enough dropping out to put my academic career to shame happened. Despite them failing to obtain a single point, they had a very good showing against Se7en last week so Honey and his homies will be looking to keep the momentum going.

Ora Elektro, after being quite discrete the previous weeks came back on Monday against SVIFT. It looked like their hiatus was put to good use as they managed to win Sunshine very convincingly, but SVIFT operated a speedy recovery and managed to defeat them on Prolands.

So, will the old guard beat the new kids on the block on the staple maps that are Badlands and Process ? Or will they pass the torch to this not-so-new squad ? Tune in to find out !

Play-by-Play: Beater | Analysis: DuMmTm | Production: gemm | Match Page | Norway Ora Elektro | Germany wer das liest ist doof | Written by Aelkyr


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