August 24, 2010
The Community Highlander Challenge has seen an astonishing popularity so far. We are really glad to be able to unite communities and players from all over the world in such a way and provide so many people a view of competitive TF2. To kick off this tournament, Ashkan and ETF2L will bring you an event that defines the spirit behind this tournament. On Thursday the 2nd of September 21:00 CEST, pros, pubbers and Valve staff will team up in a special exhibition all-star match, to bring you a taste of the great highlander games yet to come. The pubbers will be randomly chosen from the participants of the tournament (excluding buddies), so that everyone gets a chance to play. The competitors will be divided into 2 teams of 9 and face off on pl_badwater and cp_freight.
The game will be viewable through SourceTV and shoutcasts, and hopefully through livestreams as well. Be sure to check back on September the 2nd, for exact details on the game and how to watch it.
A big thanks to Larolaro, who by making this poster for us, put his previous creations (The Homewrecker and Tankbuster Pack) to shame!
Important Highlander Tournament Info
The signups will close in 2 days, be sure to have your roster signed up and being in accordance with the rules. Remember, players will have to be new or have only the lowest division experience [link]. Teams can have one (and only one) higher level player to help them out as buddy, and all buddies will have to be marked as ‘buddy’ or ‘great buddy’ on their roster, so a team can only have a maximum of one player marked as such or they will have to be dropped. Additionally, a team will have to consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 players when the signups close or they will not be eligible.
We would also like to stress everyone to have a look at our rule section, it’s the best way to get to know how ETF2L matches are played. You can find info about playing etf2l matches on our General Rules page and Highlander specific rules like the map pool can be found on the Highlander Rules page.
We also added an official config to be used for non-5cp maps so that to prepare your server you would only need to load the config on your server to have your server ready for your game. The config for Payload, attack/defence and King of The Hill maps can be found Here. For 5cp maps please use the regular config which can be found Here. Information about winlimits and playmodes can be found on the highlander FAQ.