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Season 21 Signups are OPEN!

Announcing Season 21 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Signups OPEN!

Date April 24, 2015

Announcing Season 21 powered by Tt eSPORTS

After wrapping Season 20 powered by Tt eSPORTS up and crowning European SUAVE champions for the second time in a row, we are happy to announce our next 6v6 SeasonAll the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be announced in the future!

>>> Sign up now! <<<

 Sign-up process

Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up. If you created a new team, feel free to apply for the tier you believe you deserve you should be in. To prove you are capable of the tier 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.

Sending links to logs on logs.tf or similar are fine if you include a short explanatory comment for each linked log, e.g. who your opponents are supposed to be and where they played last seaseon. We will not accept plain lists of logs without any comments!

If you want to be more specific about a tier you request, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below) with a suitable subject. Emails with subjects like “Hello”, “Hi” or anything else that cannot be identified as a team applying for a tier by mail may be ignored.

Additionally since it happens time and time again, you do not sign up by mail, you sign up on the site and apply by mail if you are a newly formed team playing in anything higher than Open.

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 if you opt for a zipped archives with tons of pictures attached to an e-mail, your application 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 tier 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 20 Promotions/Demotions

All Open and Mid playoff teams will receive a promotion to the next highest tier, unless their starting roster changed by more than half of their players. European ELOGURL will be promoted to the Premier Division after winning the High Tier in Season 20.

Additionally the bottom 20% of the remaining teams in the High and Mid Tier will not have a guarantee to stay in their respective Tier. This affects the places 19 – 23 in the High Tier and the places 45 – 57 in the Mid Tier. The Open Tier does not have demotions.

Season Schedule

  • Signups: April 20 – May 5
  • Publishing of Provisional: May 6
  • Publishing of Final: May 7
  • Schedule Deadline: May 9
  • Main Season: May 10 – June 25 (7 Weeks)
  • High/Mid/Open Playoffs: June 28 – July 12
  • Premiership Playoffs: July 5

Premiership Playoffs

We’ve received a couple of improvement suggestions for the Premiership Playoffs, none of which really convinced us. If you have any concrete suggestions to improve the system any further, please do let us know. Until then the full schedule for the playoffs will remain as follows:

July 5th

19:00 CEST – 3rd vs 2nd

21:15 CEST – Winner vs 1st

The day of the finals is set to Sunday July 5th. This day may be changed to a day before Sunday July 5th if all 3 teams agree.

Maps, Prizes, unlocks & other changes

Everything else will be announced in the future, we just wanted the schedule and the signups to be available to you all as early as possible.

Highlander Season 8 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Highpander vs Stacked @ 21:15 CET

Date April 23, 2015

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Join Spain CeeJaey, Latvia Clark and England Jon on BlackOut TV tonight at 21:15 CET for the first Premiership match of week 5, with European Highpander© facing France Stacked on our old favourite pl_badwater.

Neither of these teams will be thrilled with how their seasons have gone so far – England Hildreth‘s pandas currently sit in 4th place, with Ireland b33p‘s petit chou-fleurs occupying the 5th spot. European Highpander© notably gifted Russia WASP 2 points by losing a round of Barnblitz, which will have come as a big wake-up call and also a sign to their opponents that they can be taken down. They recovered with a comfortable week 4 victory over Russia Unpoppable, but still look less dominant than we’re used to seeing them. NA Heavy USA Polk‘s sketchy turnout so far seems to be hurting the team as a stream of merc Heavies step through the revolving door, although the roster is far more stable than England Hildreth predicted in his pre-season interview.

Meanwhile, Ireland b33p has been busy gradually losing his mind, pioneering the “kill yourself with your own level 3” strategy against USA PremTech and causing something of a stir over his interpretation of the mercenary rules. Many people tipped France Stacked for a strong season before things got underway, but despite strong performances from the likes of Belgium droso and France Hidan results have been going against them left right and centre. The roster is still about as stable as a matchstick spawn room, with International Dimento coming in to replace France NULL and lasting roughly 24 hours before being unceremoniously booted from the chateu by Prem’s newest Engie main. Their 6v6 DM machine Scout mains are also nowhere to be seen, with Finland ekkelund stepping in and putting in a good shift against USA PremTech. Despite all the madness, France Stacked still managed to take a round from Finland Maito‘s terrifying biker gang on their strongest map and are still capable of pulling something out of the bag tonight.

The only question that remains – whose third hold is deadliest?

Match Overview
European Highpander© vs France Stacked
Week 5 (Premiership)
Date Thursday, April 23rd 21:15 CEST

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OVERALL
European Highpander© [6:0] France Stacked

ETF2L – Thermaltake Partnership Announcement

Date April 21, 2015

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ETF2L are proud to announce the sponsorship by global PC component manufacturer Thermaltake.

Thermaltake’s dedication to delivering the perfect user experience for gamers makes them perfect partners for ETF2L. They share the same belief in the DIY concepts that have kept the European Team Fortress 2 competitive community strong for 20 seasons and will continue to sustain us for hopefully years to come.

Martin Germany CanFo Pajenkamp – Marketing Manager Thermaltake & Tt eSPORTS

As former head admin of this league, ETF2L’s community and its hard working staff will always have a special place in my heart. Pushing the successful partnership with Tt eSPORTS to the next level and involve the umbrella brand Thermaltake is just the next logical step. You will see less hardware prizes for the regular ETF2L seasons (because, let’s be honest, any player who manages to win a season already owns a mouse and a headset) but in consultation with the ETF2L management, we found a good solution to expand the support for the world’s biggest league of the silliest cartoon video game. Thermaltake offers PC chassis for modders and water cooling enthusiasts and also the necessary power supplies and cooling accessory for your gaming PC.  Since 2009, its sub-brand Tt eSPORTS provides high quality gaming peripherals and we always strive to improve our products to deliver the best possible gaming experience.

Till Germany Sonny Black Harbauer – Head Administrator ETF2L

We are happy and excited to turn this already well established and flourishing partnership with our former Head Adminstrator CanFo into an even more successful relationship for both parties involved. This “new old” partnership will enable us to provide further support to the passions and ambitions that drive everyone involved in our community.

Highlander Season 8 Powered by Tt eSPORTS: PremTech vs Stacked @ 20:45 CET

Date April 19, 2015

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Season 8 moves into Week 4 and the strat-fest that is cp_gravelpit tonight, with the main event the clash between USA PremTech and France Stacked.

USA PremTech proved themselves the undisputed masters of Gravelpit last season, taking down the big boys European Highpander© and Scandinavia Tourettes Chessclub with apparent ease. They’ve been looking strong so far this Season, splitting the points with European Highpander© last week despite using two mercs.

France Stacked on the other hand have been struggling – thrashings from European Fair Enough sponsored by TF2Pickup.net and Scandinavia Tourettes Chessclub leave them languishing just above the new boys in 6th. The usual roster issues seem to be plaguing them – seemingly losing both of their main Scouts and their Spy resulting in the hasty addition to the roster of Finland ekkelund and International Dimento.

USA PremTech seem firm favourites, with over 90% of bets on Saloon.tf going in their favour. Ireland b33p will be looking to Engineer himself an upset, though (I’m here all week, folks) – and cash out on all of your precious metal to boot.

Tune into BlackOut TV tonight at 20:45 CET to watch the action, with Spain CeeJaey and Norway Heavy Is GPS taking care of you for the evening.

Match Overview
USA PremTech vs France Stacked
Week 4 (Premiership)
Date Sunday, April 19th 20:45 CEST

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1 - 0 (golden cap)

cp_gravelpit

cp_gravelpit

1 - 0 (golden cap)

OVERALL
USA PremTech [4:2] France Stacked

Season 20 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Wrap-up

Date April 14, 2015

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Season 20 powered by Tt eSPORTS – Wrap-up

The biggest season in terms of prize money and the first season to use the swiss tournament system finished almost two weeks ago and it is finally time to wrap up the jubilee season.             European SUAVE formerly known as European Ubersexuals managed to defend their Season 19 title and secured themselves a grand total of 1.500€.

Once again thanks to all the contributors of our fundraiser, who raised over 3.000€ and therefore carried a substantial amount of our record prize pool of 4.080€.

The winning squad is comprised of:

European Ze Knutsson Rollerbladers earned 2nd place, winning €900 and European Reason Gaming won 3rd place, securing €600.

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