Steam Logins, Rule Update, Interp Exploit & Bans

Date May 30, 2013

Steam OpenID Login

Thanks to the valiant efforts of Germany 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.

Speaking of…


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:

Lithuania Mytag — VAC ban


Ukraine 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.


  1. filip said:

    no french in ban post, how is that even possible?

  2. Permzilla: (Legend) - 7 - WiK? said:

    Sorry was a mistake, give me a frenchie to ban and I’ll add it.

  3. Pricee: has [email protected] said:


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

    We are running out of french players to ban, sorry.

  5. GeaR: Epsilon said:

    NOOOOOOOO, fuck steamlogin.

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

    It’s like a thousand spambots cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

  7. atmo said:


  8. Spike Himself: TC said:

    Sorry, I tried :(

  9. Vlijm: GoT<3 - Soup! said:



  10. bellum: fgt said:

    GG kitchens….i took you for granted and now i suffer

  11. Trane said:

    Good work dave.

  12. Califax: dyn. said:

    It doesn’t remember the login though?
    Gonna have to login everytime i come here, yes? :(

  13. fraac: JOHN - CENATION said:

    hiperz are sv_pure 2 by default btw

  14. jakeowaty: .awkward said:

    I demand the epic monkey from before to be on every single post that includes a ban on someone.

  15. alba: TBC said:

    RIP in peace kitchens and fake passports.
    On the serious side, great job etf2l! Awesome stuff

  16. byte said:

    ^ what alba said +1 gj



  17. SorroW: iveR - VDOH said:

    kitchens and free movie streams x(((((
    steam login is fucking annoying

  18. Arie: ( - FB - [FB] said:

    GJ ETF2L. I hope you also remember the logged in users with some a cookie on the ETF2L side of things, else you’d have to log in every few hours which is incredibly annoying.

  19. dave: (Site Admin) - TIDS - TSGHUH said:

    the authorization cookie should be the exact same one as before.
    not sure what’s different. will try to fix this asap.

    edit: done.

  20. kna said:

    Question about sv_pure (maybe stupid) : How can we be sure that the “pure_server_full.txt” is genuine on the server when we are the guests ?


  21. Serotone: CR7 said:

    It only uses the whitelist with sv_pure 1; with sv_pure 2 it forces everything to be default.

  22. Durrwwp: said:

    question, i’m sure this is on the page some where but i’ll just ask.
    do the vac bans only matter if it’s a tf2 vac ban?
    because you only get banned in the game you cheated in.

  23. quintosh: -tt - -chess- said:

    yes, you will be banned from etf2l if you have a vac ban affecting team fortress 2