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Season 14 Schedule, Maps and Unlocks

Date December 27, 2012

Season 14 is almost upon us, and as a late Christmas present we’ve decided to announce some details early: the Season Schedule, the Map Pool, and more importantly, the Unlocks. We are also happy to announce that Twitch will support Season 14 as the main sponsor!

Season Schedule

Signups: January 2 – 9
Seeding: January 9 – 11
Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 12
Schedule Week: January 13 – 19
Main Season: January 20 – March 2 (7 weeks)
Catch-up Week: March 10 – 16
Playoffs: March 17 – April 7

You can still sign up your team after January 9. Teams signing up later than January 9 will be placed on the waiting list and have a very high chance of replacing dead or dropping teams during the first three play weeks.

Map Pool

Turbine has proven to be the least popular map of Season 13’s map pool, and thus it has been removed. In Season 14, we will put an emphasis on mastering a smaller pool of maps, all of which are well-known and popular throughout all levels of play.

The Unlocks

Based on the feedback from the 6th Cup, we have decided to break the status quo and introduce the Cup’s unlocks into our regular 6v6 League. We believe that these carefully chosen unlocks will add more variety and tactical depth to 6v6 across all skill levels.

The complete list of unlocks allowed in Season 14 is as follows:

  • The Kritzkrieg
  • The Übersaw
  • Crusader’s Crossbow
  • The Blutsauger
  • The Overdose
  • The Gunboats
  • The Boston Basher
  • The Pain Train
  • The Escape Plan

The Season 14 whitelist will be identical to the 6th Cup whitelist.

If you’ve never played in a ETF2L 6v6 Season before, check out the 6v6 Newcomer’s Guide and the FAQ to get started!

Season 14 signups, prizes and rule changes will be announced on January 2nd. Enjoy the holidays, and we will see you again in 2013!

82 Comments

  1. Bighomer: ---=(° ᴥ °)=))) - m-es said:

    nice!

  2. AnimaL said:

    shitstorm incomming

  3. Rei said:

    gl hf.

  4. basH.: coolclan - NUMBA1 said:

    keine fan…. dann geh doch oder wie du heisst

  5. rock: TCM said:

    fuck unlocks!

  6. Zylaen: FaZe said:

    what rock said.

    + Mappool okay, but i miss gpit :(

  7. Zylaen: FaZe said:

    what rock said.

    + Map pool okay, but i miss gpit :(

  8. kalhó: praet.tf - Nave said:

    Unlocks are welcome but 3 weeks of snakewater…..not cool..

  9. Norrland3000 said:

    The mappool is amazing, but 5 or more badlands had been coolio! Don’t care about the unlocks, not gonna make a difference in the long run.

  10. Rdios said:

    ME WANT GPIT

  11. irfx: itsallgood said:

    shitstorm incomming [2]

  12. SVMZI: maincall.tf said:

    THANKS GOD FOR UNLOCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Zebbosai: bk. - 007 said:

    Good job admins!

  14. Kaneco: Sir. e. said:

    This league is going beast mode.

    Congratz on the twitch sponsorship!

  15. Snyyppis: Lutunen said:

    Looks good to me

  16. AcidReniX: RaWr :: said:

    Am I the only one who thinks that the only thing this particular set of unlocks does for TF2, is encourage one of the worst aspects of the game…. suiciding soldiers for medic kills.

    Sure, allowing some unlocks is a start, and I appreciate that this will cause some sort of diversity in the sense that now, two 280 HP soldiers can jump for a medic, leaving a scout behind to build uber and clean up the mess after (bleh), but still… It looks like all we’ve done is copy half of the American unlock rules, without thinking about the implications of not allowing the remaining ones with can provide hard counters to repetitive aggressive soldier bombing.

    Still, I won’t jump the gun! Let’s see how it plays out. The cup worked fine, so let’s see how the meta changes once people are used to everything.

  17. Mors Immortalis: KoP!? said:

    no turbine, some minor, quite cool, unlock additions
    high time
    GJ ETF2L

  18. ondkaja: (Anti Cheat Trial) - bk. - |ks| said:

    Where is Gravelpit?

  19. Koeitje: AUTOBOTS said:

    Yeah, we should get the direct hit to counter it Arx. I 100% agree.

  20. Alex: :sticky: - *|Я|B|* said:

    nice

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  22. staas-: ^zebras^ - #ainsley said:

    10/10 gg

  23. doks: SaC said:

    replace process with gpit and we have a mappool that would last forever.
    not saying that process is bad, but its no gpit either.

    unlocks.. meh as a medic i love the BB adition but other then that i couldnt care less.

    2nd of january ? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MINDS ?????????????? [way to soon]

    thank you.

  24. Ritalin said:

    Ok firstly, great job all round admins. Nice map pool, nice sponsor, nice unlocks (not that unlocks make a difference anyway!). Tbh, I’ll be happy as long as there’s no flare gun.

    I don’t think anyone reads this, but there is a decent amount of support for Gravelpit to return looking at these comments. For me it’s the ultimate test of teamwork and coordination, and most of us miss the map (as shown in these comments).

  25. Pricee: has $w@G said:

    Process is a shit map

  26. dob: CGAY&BB said:

    Awesome Mappool and Unlocks!
    Also fuck Gpit.

  27. ilike2spin: RLM said:

    Gpit was removed because teams didn’t pcw it outside of the few weeks prior to match weeks. The time it takes to play was the deciding factor, not the map itself. It was kept in for many seasons based on its merit as a map. Turbine was removed because of similar reasons. I don’t think these comments are a reasonable place to decide that the majority want the map back because the people who want it back are far more likely to comment than those who are happy.

    This map pool is very strong, tried and tested maps which will really show a team’s ability across the season rather than just who managed to find the most pcws on the map as was the case with gpit and any new maps that are in the season.

  28. Laidback: Animate. - HFoF said:

    Seems nice.
    But yeah it would be nice to play gpit and crossaint or viaduct mby? I think that making some kind of community map voting before the season would be a good idea too.
    5 maps for 7 weeks? umm, “top teams don’t have time to practice so much”, really? Oh yeah you need to learn2badlands, forgot sry.
    Unlocks? Imo only gunboats will impact the gameplay.

  29. baerbel: trick17 - trick17 said:

    fuck this im starting my own league @ esl without unlocks
    wait what.

  30. GeaR: Epsilon said:

    Maps and unlocks look pretty good!

  31. Crizzl: LEGO - DANMARK said:

    Does this mean that the original is not allowed anymore?

  32. Jundeey: NMH - sisu said:

    maps are kewl but really, the escape plan :D inb4 “soldier jump” -“what, I dont know how to o.o i just run with this pickaxe”

  33. THE_WILLY: .CC - hi9 said:

    Add Gpit and I’m fine :)

  34. Old_Grandma: OGizzle said:

    way too early. signups 2nd January, people will still be hungover.

  35. F2: LEGO - -st- said:

    Best possible map pool. Awesome!

  36. lexs: BeachBoys - vier said:

    2nd january? shit my team still only has 2 players…

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

    The signups only open on the 2nd of January – you’ll have a whole week to get your team application in. Signup order doesn’t matter until the 9th.

  38. zzott: sad_boys said:

    Good bye far challenge

  39. Decoy: PLM said:

    Awesome map pool, waiting eagerly to see how the new unlocks work out :) (Too bad i play demo now and only option is “Pain Train”, going to die to scouts even quicker now :D)

  40. Admirable: coolclan said:

    The graphic in the article is bizarre!

  41. Oupa: Parktown - Nave said:

    Great news love the map pool and the unlocks good job admins.

  42. papa juan: #POV - 9 ☆ said:

    The unlocks are a great change I just think it’s a shame that we only made this changes because we got shat on by the Americans at i47, with that said I’m looking forward for the next season and I’m sad gpit and viaduct didn’t get added to the map rotation, and 3 weeks of snakewater upset me.

  43. Jorman: px. - #SDW said:

    Oh jolly, Snakewaßer..

  44. papa juan: #POV - 9 ☆ said:

    What?

  45. Rdios said:

    löl

  46. SandeR said:

    myR will smash everything possible in d3

  47. Snyyppis: Lutunen said:

    Admirable: I thought it was iron man at first glance.

  48. Panromir: |LZ| said:

    ” I just think it’s a shame that we only made this changes because we got shat on by the Americans at i47″

    Who said that? Because its entirely wrong.

  49. Homer J.: who is? - CGAY&BB said:

    suicide soli -> no shotgun -> wont kill homer :D

  50. hycolours: _ainsley said:

    WHY THE ESCAPE PLAN

    WHY

    I was fine with the rest

  51. n1ven: düdzik - GG said:

    How about allowing Force-a-nature?

  52. Fool: Aspie said:

    Gunboats -> more surfing for ze doctors :>

  53. Panromir: |LZ| said:

    “How about allowing Force-a-nature?”

    We can only hope bro. Also huntsman. Please. :D

  54. bax said:

    Wie kann man sich da anmelden?

  55. t0dA said:

    Where’s my mouspad from S13?

  56. maidos: [FB] said:

    can you allow Three-Rune Blade?
    its a reskin of boston basher.

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

    t0dA: Your mousepad should have been sent out some time these days. I would expect it to arrive during the first or second week of January.

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

    bax: You can not sign up yet. As the schedule in the post says, the signups will open on January 2nd (late at night, knowing us).

  59. KnOxXx: Epsilon said:

    Good News ! The best mappool that we can have, and finaly we have some good unlock, the gameplay will change a lot, specialy for soldiers (and scouts, yeah now you gonna build my uber :D ) !

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

    Liking the unlocks, about time things got freshened up a bit. Reminds me of the good ol’ days in S8 with the crit-a-cola :D

    As for the maps I’m pleased with them though I wouldn’t have minded having another new map forced on us like you did with process because its the best way to get a new map played. Maybe you just felt there wasn’t a strong enough candidate which is fine I suppose :]

    Anyway nice job and looking forward to the season :]

  61. Nille said:

    Fuck gpit……
    Like vanila so don´t care about unlocks.
    sponsor, don´t know who they are and don´t care.

  62. n1ven: düdzik - GG said:

    Ohh come on, FaN is ok, the other ones are op, but the FaN?

  63. zhoxk: TLC said:

    And the medals?:(

  64. Metroplex. said:

    Nice, !!! love the map pool

  65. IPZIE: maincall.tf said:

    gjgjgjgjgj

  66. Mads: GTD said:

    Looking good!

  67. E-thug: pars said:

    Is there any limits to pain trains?

  68. Panromir: |LZ| said:

    “Is there any limits to pain trains?”
    No

  69. Bajirek: Dazed said:

    Awesome Mappool!

  70. eco: Ci - 72 said:

    Unlocks? Really? I can’t put into words how much I hate this unlocks thing. I think ubersaw, crossbow and kritz were enough…

  71. Monkeh: .:ne:. - .:ne:. said:

    Dem x11 caps!

  72. Mr. iLevi: RH said:

    Congrats on the twitch sponsorship! That’s awesome.

  73. Rinta said:

    FAQ page looks incredibly cool, don’t think I’ve seen it before :D

    Newcomers guide is a good thing as well, but could use some re-editing. Looks like a “draft” at the moment, both text-wise and formatting-wise (I know it’s been around for a while).

    Everything else is just aaaawesome, thanks admins!

  74. SuperGunnar: KK - KOS said:

    Wouldn’t it be x13 caps, since demoman can use Pain Train too?

  75. LinK: eA. - #sadboys said:

    Shitty unlocks. 2bad i hoped for something really new like a quick fix or vaccinator.
    Nice one etf2l.

    Keep up the pace with the unlocks kkthxbye

  76. Adrenaline: HG said:

    ……

    make a pool about the new unlocks ffs

  77. Stabbyyyy said:

    Like a fuckin America:)

  78. Phoenix: 105 said:

    My first season… 5 maps I play the most (They are chosen by the popularity so Yeah) And unlocks! Roaming soldier is now way stronger than it was before.

  79. kr4tos: TC said:

    where are the signups…

    OMG OMG OMG

  80. Monkeh: .:ne:. - .:ne:. said:

    “Wouldn’t it be x13 caps, since demoman can use Pain Train too?”

    2 scouts = x4
    2 PT sollies = x4
    1 PT demo = x2
    1 medic = x1

    4+4+2+1=?

  81. SuperGunnar: KK - KOS said:

    “4+4+2+1=?”

    Sorry, suddenly thought scout had x3

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