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Announcing Nations Cup #4 powered by BlackOut Gaming

Date June 29, 2013

Nations Cup #4 powered by BlackOut Gaming

After the Highlander Nations Cup #2 was announced it was only a matter of time until the 6vs6 version would follow.

The Cup will feature a Group Stage with subsequent single-elimination knockout stage, and will take place throughout July, August and September. Each country that signs up will be represented by one team with players of the same nationality, led by a Captain chosen by the ETF2L admin staff through the applications process. If a captain was not approved, the nation will not be allowed to participate! There will also be a prize pool of €1000 contributed by BlackOut Gaming.

Team Captain Applications

Captain applications are now open.

National teams are created and managed by Captains chosen by the ETF2L staff from submitted applications. Each Captain will pick the best possible roster from his countrymen and lead their glorious squadron to victory (or failure). There are no restrictions on which players you can pick for your national your team, as long as they are of your country’s nationality and are eligible to play in ETF2L.

To apply, please send an email to staff@etf2l.org, explaining why you should be your country’s captain and describe your planned national roster. Applicants who have experience leading successful ETF2L teams and a good reputation in the scene will be given priority.

Any applications that do not meet the following standards will be declined:

  • The email must have a clear subject (Good: “Nations cup captain application for the Piratecountry from Blackbeard”. Bad: “nations cup”. Very bad: “Hi”)
  • You must include your ETF2L profile and your nickname. If it is not included, how would we know who is applying?

Deadline for all 6v6 captain applications will close on Sunday, 7th of July. Only approved captains and their national teams will be added to the competition.

Setup

Nations Cup #4 powered by BlackOut Gaming will be using the so called “North American” system.

5cp maps:

  • Two halves with timelimit 30 each. Sides are switched either when the first half’s timelimit is reached or when one team scores 3 points in the first half (which ever comes first).
  • First team to win 5 rounds in total wins or the team with most rounds in total at the end of the second half.
  • If both teams are tied at the end of the second half, a decider round with no timelimit is played. The first team to cap the enemy’s last point wins.

koth maps:

  • Two halves with timelimit 0 each. Sides are switched when one team wins 3 rounds in the first half.
  • The first team to win 4 rounds in total wins the map.

The configs for both, 5cp and koth maps, can be found here.

Remember that those configs will only cover the first half of the game and that you will have to manually adjust the settings for the second half.

Unlocks

Nations Cup #4 powered by BlackOut Gaming will use the same unlock rules as ETF2L Season 15.

The provisional schedule and map pool are as follows:

Schedule

  • Signups: July 7 – July 13
  • Group composition: July 14
  • Schedule week: July 15 – July 19
  • Group Stages week 1: July 21 – July 27
  • Group Stages week 2: July 28 – August 3
  • Group Stages week 3: August 4 – August 10
  • Round of 16: August 11 – August 17
  • Pause for i49: August 18 – August 30
  • Quarter Finals: September 1 – September 7
  • Semi-Finals: September 8 – September 14
  • Grand Finals: September 15 – September 21

Map Pool

  • cp_badlands
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_snakewater
  • cp_process_rc3
  • koth_viaduct_rc3
  • cp_metalworks / cp_granary

Which one of the two will be used in the end is not decided and still up for debate. You can provide feedback in the following feedback thread.

  • Group stage week 1: cp_process_rc3 & koth_viaduct_rc3
  • Group stage week 2: cp_gullywash & cp_snakewater
  • Group stage week 3: cp_badlands & cp_metalworks / cp_granary
  • All Knockout stages after that will be Best-of-3 with Loser’s pick

17 Comments

  1. AnimaL said:

    so is it granary or is it metalworks wtf?

  2. Blinky said:

    All good, unlike the metalworks for the nations cup.Yeah i know granary is shit and boring, but i guess for some reasons it will be better if we play metalworks on s16 not on nations cup.

  3. Sonny Black: (Head Admin) - maincall.tf - Nein said:

    @AnimaL:

    cp_metalworks / cp_granary

    Which one of the two will be used in the end is not decided and still up for debate. You can provide feedback in the following feedback thread.

    What is there not to understand. If granary or metalworks will be used is not decided yet. Maybe neither of the two. That is also dependant on the feedback in the linked thread.

  4. SorroW: Saloon.tf said:

    noice

  5. Droidster: CoCo - SCG said:

    Blackout gaming, carrying ETF2L since the last HL season. <3

  6. Ace said:

    My application might end up in the spam folder, I put ‘viagra’ in the title.

  7. DavidTheWin: [ᴛᴍᴍ] said:

    NA ruleset + metalworks get hype

  8. bflz` said:

    SAY NO TO REMOVING GRANARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Hista said:

    are there restrictions on the number of players you can add from the same team in your national team?

  10. AnimaL said:

    pretty sure you can’t add ALL of them…already tried and got warned :D :D

  11. Hista said:

    I remember that there was the limit of 4 players. Tell me if I’m wrong…

  12. bflz` said:

    @Hista: There are no restrictions on which players you can pick for your national your team, as long as they are of your country’s nationality and are eligible to play in ETF2L.

  13. bflz` said:

    l2read

  14. Hista said:

    @bflz: just asking because in the precedent nations cup there was this kind of rule.
    Also the message doesn’t specifies anything about the NUMBER of players from the same team but WICH player, and no, it’s not the same thing.

    l2understand

  15. bflz` said:

    Hista, you may wanna study english at primary school.

    Read what you said: are there restrictions on the number of players you can add from the same team in your national team?

    Read what ETF2L said: no restrictions, as long as they are of your country’s nationality and are eligible to play in ETF2L.

    Of course, if it’s says NO RESTRICTIONS, it means that you can pick whoever you want, unless he’s banned or he’s from a different country.

    Is THAT HARD to understand?

  16. AnimaL said:

    still pretty sure you CAN NOT add say 100 or even 50 players cuz admins get mad

  17. Hista said:

    I couldn’t understand if you’re male or female bflz, that says everything. btw it’s not so obvious what you’re trying to say. I’m sure admins won’t let you do the national team with every single player of you’re 6on6 standard-lineup team, so you’ve no point arguing at all, ’til I have the answer from an admin, and you’re not one aren’t you?

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