Highlander Playoffs Schedule & Rule changes, 6th Cup Reminder

Date November 16, 2012

Complete Highlander Season 3 Schedule

The complete schedule for Highlander Season 3 is now available:

  • Schedule Week: October 30 – November 3
  • Main Season: November 4 – December 8 (5 weeks)
  • Catch-up Week: December 9 – 15
  • Tiebreakers & Playoffs: December 16 – 22 & January 1 – 19

Playoffs are officially assigned four weeks. Teams that cannot play in the first week of 2013 should play their match in the week before Christmas.

All ETF2L competitions will be suspended for a Christmas break from December 23rd until January 1st.

Highlander Season 3 Rule changes

Catch-up week is now official

The catch-up week is now an official part of the season, and thus teams are allowed to use wildcards during Week 5. Unused wildcards will be disabled after Week 5 ends.

Week 5 matches scheduled into the catch-up week without a wildcard or extension will still receive a late warning.

Dropped teams’ results will be removed if they did not finish the season

If a team drops before they finish all main season matches, their results will be removed from the table.

Previously, a dropped team’s results were kept if they played at least 75% of their matches.

ETF2L 6th Cup Reminders

There are still lots of open slots for the 6th ETF2L Cup. Please sign up your team until tomorrow, Saturday, at 18 CET, to get a chance at the €300 cash prize. The bot draw for the first round will follow shortly after.

It is possible that many teams will get a “bye” for the first round because we only have 133/200 signups by now. The top 8 teams, based on their Season 13 results, will still join the cup for the round of 32.

We would also like to announce that we follow the suggestion of England Arx and reshuffle the bracket for each round. The brackets will be seeded every Saturday around 18 CET, you will not be able to predict your opponent for the next round.

Sweden chojje has updated his map cp_quay to beta 2. cp_quay_b2 is the official version that has to be used for this tournament. Please make sure that you also have cp_croissant_rc6 on your gameserver.

A whitelist for this cup can be found here. Please remember that you need to manually execute the whitelist after loading your config with the following command

  • rcon mp_tournament_whitelist “cfg/etf2l_whitelist_6thcup.txt”; rcon mp_tournament_restart

6 Comments

  1. Oxy: TC.Strike - TC.Crash said:

    “Dropped teams’ results will be removed if they did not finish the season
    If a team drops before they finish all main season matches, their results will be removed from the table.

    Previously, a dropped team’s results were kept if they played at least 75% of their matches.”

    Really retarded potato rule change. Sorry. There is no way a team should be able to play all there games but one and then drop before there final game and have all the results taken off teams that have worked hard to practice and schedule and play their games.

    Just my thoughts.

  2. Shotgun: said:

    So don’t drop.

  3. Oxy: TC.Strike - TC.Crash said:

    You didn’t understand my point, shotgun. I was talking about other teams dropping.

  4. emb: (Site Admin) - ciortai said:

    @Oxy

    Under the old rule, we would have to award a default win to their opponents in the final match. Which is not fair towards the teams that worked hard for their points against the dropped team.

    I’m not aware of any teams being affected by this rule in the last few seasons, so this rule change is mentioned purely for documentation purposes.

  5. feeling: CPLAY - Prob'ly said:

    The correct command to execute the whitelist is:
    rcon mp_tournament_whitelist "cfg/etf2l_whitelist_6thcup.txt";rcon mp_tournament_restart

    It won’t work without the cfg/ and .txt unfortunately. Previous comment can be deleted of course, sorry for that.

  6. CanFo: (Legend) - [HA] said:

    Thanks feeling blue, updated this post and the cup page!

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