May 30, 2013
Steam OpenID Login
Thanks to the valiant efforts of dave, ETF2L is now using Steam OpenID. You will now need a valid Steam account to register and log in. The new system offers several great advantages:
- Additional protection against spambots
- All newly registered players will automatically have their Steam ID added to their ETF2L profile
- No need to remember your ETF2L username or password
Steam OpenID logins are handled by Valve through the Steam Community website. ETF2L does not see or record your Steam login name, password or email.
Your Steam account is now your main and only method of accessing your ETF2L account. As such, we strongly recommend enabling Steam Guard, if you have not done so already.
Please make sure your ETF2L profile contains the Steam account you intend to use in the League. If your Steam ID has been entered incorrectly, you will not be able to login to your ETF2L account. If this is the case, please contact admins using the Support page.
sv_pure rule update
Since the Steam Pipe update for Team Fortress 2, it is no longer possible to modify the sv_pure variable unless it is part of the server’s starting parameters. We would like to remind you that sv_pure 2 is a requirement for all ETF2L matches. Without this variable, users would be able to use custom models, textures and sounds, which can be used to gain an unfair advantage.
To reflect this change, we have added a new rule to General Rules:
5.5 Servers must be started with “-sv_pure”
Match servers must have the parameter “-sv_pure” or “-sv_pure 2″ in the launch options to support the sv_pure setting. sv_pure must be set to 2 in all ETF2L competitions.
To check if your server allows the modification of sv_pure, you can enter “rcon sv_pure” in the console while on your server. If this value is set to 0, it is not activated. In this case, please contact your Game Server Provider and ask him to add “-sv_pure 2″ to the starting parameters of your server.
Until your GSP implements this change, you can book one of the ETF2L servers provided by Hypernia for your officials.
Regarding the cl_interp Exploit
We would like to remind our players that using the known cl_interp exploit to glitch player hitboxes is both easy to detect and classified as cheating. Anyone who is caught using the exploit will face a one year ban from all ETF2L competitions.
The following players have been spotted with a recent VAC ban affecting Team Fortress 2 and are now banned from the League for one year:
Mytag — VAC ban
FUCK OPENPLUGIN — VAC ban
bowie — VAC ban
As the players have not been caught cheating by our AC staff, their teams’ results will not be affected by their bans.
Any attempts to bypass a League ban will result in an even longer ban on all accounts associated with the player. Don’t do it.