July 1, 2012
Highlander Nations Cup
Most of us may still be stuck in the magical rainbow land from the Pyromania patch, but here on ETF2L we are proud to announce the beginning of a summer of sizzling international TF2 action as the Highlander Nations cup begins with the first game of the group stage starting this Sunday. Team leaders can see their matches by visiting their My Matches page, please start scheduling your week 1 and 2 matches as soon as possible as the games will come thick and fast in order to avoid a massive scheduling overlap with the 6v6 Nations Cup. All group stage games must be completed by Sunday 15th July, all games left unplayed will be nullified and all tiebreakers must be completed by Wednesday 18th July before the knockout phase of the tournament begins.
Groups & Schedule
The groups have been seeded and drawn, with 6 groups of four teams and 2 groups of three teams with the winners and runners-up from each group proceeding to the knockout stage of the cup. You can find the full group listings HERE. The schedule for the tournament is as follows:
- Round 1: Played between Sunday 1st July – Tuesday 10th(same as Round 2)
- Round 2: Played between Friday 6th – Tuesday 10th
- Round 3: Played between Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th
- Tiebreakers: Played between Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th
Teams should note that you may play these matches early and in any order, but no later than their round deadline – you will not be allowed to schedule Round 1/2 matches during the Round 3 timeframe or later.
- Round of 16: Played by Tuesday 24th July
- Quarter-finals: Played by Tuesday 31st July
- Semi-final: Played by August 7th
- Final & 3rd place match: Before i46 (Thursday 23rd August)
Rules & Setup
The full Highlander Nations Cup rules are now live. Some of the most important rules are listed below but make sure to check all of them out.
- Teams must have a minimum of 12 players on their roster and a maximum of 20 players.
- Rosters will be locked during Playoffs.
- There will be no mercs allowed.
- There will be no wildcards.
- Teams with 2 default losses will be expelled from the cup.
- Dropped teams results will be removed from the Group Stages unless they have played all Group Stage matches.
Boneyard Productions Movie Competition
In other news, the world reknown video editor and international man of mistery BoneS has announced a movie making competition sponsored by Tt eSports. You can find all the information you need to know about the competition in this forum thread, or alternatively check out the promotional video below.