Highlander Season 4 powered by BlackOut Gaming: Playoffs and Tiebreakers

Date April 29, 2013

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Playoffs and Tiebreakers

For most teams, Highlander Season 4 powered by BlackOut Gaming is over. However for a small percentage of teams, there are still the all important Playoffs and Tiebreakers to be played! The full list of tiebreakers:

France  DAROUTOUTOU vs  Parrot Gapers

The winner of this match will be in the Grand Final where they will face SouthKorea SNSD for the chance to be crowned Season 4 champions!

Division 1/Premiership
 Kill Switch vs  Legolas’ Wrath

The winner of this match will have a guaranteed spot in the Premier Division for Season 5.


As a reminder of what’s at stake, here is a list of prizes for Season 4, generously donated by BlackOut Gaming.

Premiership playoffs:

  • Winner: €500
  • Runner-up: €350
  • Third Place: €150

As in previous seasons and thanks to Valve Software and Ruskeydoo, players in all divisions will receive in-game medals for winning the group, as well as participation medals for finishing the season. The Premiership Division will have gold, silver and bronze medals for the first three places.


All Tiebreakers must be played before Sunday May 12th. Matches without results will be coinflipped.

Here are the deadlines for each round of the playoffs:


  • All Tiebreakers must be played before Sunday 12th May 23:59 CEST.

Premiership Playoffs:

  • Semi Finals: Sunday May 5th 23:59 CEST.
  • Grand Final: Sunday  May 12th 23:59 CEST


All Tiebreakers and Playoff matches will be played in a Best of 3 format. However note that Badwater, Gravelpit, Barnblitz and Upward should be played only one round each. Gullywash and Lakeside will be played with the usual rules.

The maps for each tiebreaker and playoffs match will be decided by map elimination. A step-by-step breakdown of the process can be found on the Rules page


  1. beach: [DA] - [AD] said:

    “All Tiebreakers must be played before January 1st”

  2. Permzilla: (Legend) - LANTURTLE - WiK? said:

    Well it’s true, they DO have to be played before January the 1st!

  3. beach: [DA] - [AD] said:


  4. vøid said:

    yeah thanks valve for providing medals
    they’re very beautiful, especially in fov90

  5. Nana-chan said:

    This playoff system for Prem is strange.

    You can win 10 games, lose 2 and be second.
    You can win 6 games, draw 4, lose 4 and be Premiership winners.

    Is this an awkward attempt at combining the differing rationales behind a Premier LEAGUE and the F.A. Cup?

    Even if it seems logic-defying, more highlander to watch is good for me.

  6. pala4 said:

    go, Partyvan!

  7. CanFo: (Legend) - [HA] - #T4F said:

    Nana-chan: The playoff system was introduced to give teams that just had a “bad day” during the regular season another shot at winning the Premiership. I.e. it is making sure, the whole season can not be decided by just one small mistake in the last minute of a week 1 match. To win overall you really need to be the best and beat the same teams multiple times.

    Also, playoffs are usually more exciting to watch because only the best teams are playing.

  8. irfx: EPA - kiti said:

    Need a money prize for winning of div1! :D