Season 21 powered by Tt eSPORTS: New Schedule, Map Poll, Staff Update

Date May 3, 2015

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Season 21 powered by Tt eSPORTS: New Schedule

Looking at the current signups we have decided to push the whole season back a week. We are well aware that this is the summer season and the signups seem to generally drop or at least stagnate a litte. But right now we are at only 60% of the signups we had for Season 20, which is something we think can definitely be improved. Therefore we want to give teams an additional week of signups, resulting in the following schedule:

  • Signups: April 20 – May 12
  • Publishing of Provisional: May 13
  • Publishing of Final: May 14
  • Schedule Deadline: May 16
  • Main Season: May 17 – July 2 (7 Weeks)
  • High/Mid/Open Playoffs: July 5 – July 19
  • Premiership Playoffs: July 12

Season 21 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Map Poll

We said we would probably never run them again and yet here it is. A map poll! We already gathered the feedback from the Premier Division, but it is not really decisive enough to base a decision on. Therefore we will take the input from the whole community into our considerations. Though there are not a whole lot of new maps, if there are any; instead this poll is going to decide which map will make a comeback or if the map pool will stay as it is. The maps in question are cp_logjam, cp_granary_pro, cp_metalworks and cp_granary. Make sure you check out what has changed in the attached links before voting.

The map with the highest average score will (in case its logjam) stay or (in case its granary, granary_pro, metalworks) replace logjam. Keep in mind logjam is still being actively developed and improved based on your feedback. Same goes for granary_pro who will most likely, based on upcoming feedback, still undergo some changes before the season will start. Metalworks has also seen some changes recently, although those included mainly bug fixes and the map has not changed drastically as a result. We will use the most updated version at the time, if either of the maps will make it into the season.

Be careful with your votes, the order in which the options are displayed is random!

Would you like to see cp_granary back in Season 21?

Total Voters: 1,037

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Would you like to see cp_granary_pro in Season 21?

Total Voters: 984

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Would you like to see cp_metalworks back in Season 21?

Total Voters: 1,026

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Would you like to keep cp_logjam in Season 21?

Total Voters: 1,038

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Staff Update

Despite not being German, a group of trials have proven that they are close enough to the high standards by which the German part of the admin team is measured, to now be granted the status of full staff status.

We are welcoming:

At the same time we also have someone leaving the staff, watering the German/Non-German ratio down even further.

Effective immediately Germany ash will be leaving the staff. We thank him for his commitment and all the time and nerves he invested. He had the following to say:

After a great time with everyone on ETF2L, both staff and otherwise; I’d like to express my gratitude to everyone involved for the great time and the countless things I learned. Recently I’ve already reduced my workload for ETF2L quite drastically, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to some. Mirroring this, I’ve been busy with real life and actually playing this game reasonably regularly, so I hereby resign from all my duties at ETF2L with immediate effect. I’ll keep on watching from the sideline and will always be first to harass any non-German admins for being, well, not German. Without doubt the league will continue to run smoothly – I was barely involved recently anyways. I wish everyone the best of luck, and I hope ETF2L continues to thrive under the iron hand of Sonny Black, who is now the lone German ruler.

61 Comments

  1. JackyLegs: 4SKINGS - SDCK said:

    DEMOCRACY, WE DID IT BOYS
    cp_metalworks comeback lets go!

  2. pablo: KRITZBERG - WWWW said:

    #bringmetalworksback

  3. T0m: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    Can we get rid of sunshine as well please. Bring back gravelpit.

  4. rockie said:

    LE DEMOCRACY, FINALLY

  5. melody: Lutunen said:

    I do not care I do not care No, I hate it. No, I dislike it.

  6. Sonny Black: (Legend) - SUAVE said:

    We decided to give sunshine two seasons, similar to how we gave logjam two season. We will most likely keep this policy for new maps, to give them a chance to establish themselves.

  7. Sideshow: (ETF2L Donator) - ft. - WiK? said:

    wooo democracy

    NOW DON’T BE RETARDS PEOPLE

  8. Bloodis: (Legend) - sirkkels - Tissi said:

    BRINGBACKMETALWORKS

  9. Barak: [T-A!] said:

    metalworks

    ג’קי לגס גיי

  10. barkje: iveR said:

    metalworks

  11. alle: Ascent - S-O said:

    ban metalworks

  12. h3x said:

    What jackylegs said

  13. Henghast: bobs said:

    god if metalworks gets back in at least i have a reason to be happy to not play this season.

  14. Lupus: ⎝⎠ ⧹⧸⧹⧸ ⎝⎠ said:

    Metalworks

  15. kKaltUu: R6S - -chess- said:

    why are we getting more HL admins when I’m trying finally to shut it down???

    Thanks for the help Ash, you were great!

  16. biskuu said:

    METALWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Morphine: (Cat Enthusiast) - 一一═デ︻ said:

    i didnt sign up for this

  18. NeuTronas: NEUTRONAS said:

    The new logjam is awful, the old one is cool.

  19. Popcorp said:

    Metalworks!

  20. eXz: Exz said:

    Yes, I love cgranary!

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

    gz to the new guys and gals and thanks for your service, ash

  22. TheMackey5: POUNDBLACK - HOIL said:

    Please kick cp_sunshine, why isn’t it in this poll?
    I like granary, logjam (b19 tbh) AND metalworks :c

  23. DamnEasy said:

    ew metalworks, sunshine is so much better

  24. unu: geoff said:

    I love granny and especially metalworks. Logjam is an OK map too.

  25. Meeto said:

    Granary Pro hype pls.

  26. b33p: (ETF2L Donator) - -st- said:

    cp_gravelpit

  27. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - BIGFOOT - WCS said:

    Probably not the best place to ask this, but what’s going to happen with the weapon signing from S20’s fundraiser?

  28. AmirBonk: whjat+ said:

    M E T A L W O R K S

  29. kronis: NASA - hi im dog said:

    cya later logjam

  30. TaylorSwiftFan100: PrettyGay said:

    1 season of metalworks was not enough for everyone to get enough suicidal thoughts?

  31. medve a maci said:

    still curious why would you want to add granay pro, when pretty much nobody played it. and logjam is constantly changing from week to week, its a ridiculous idea to put it in while its not finalized.

  32. Pom0 said:

    ban badlands

  33. Vitilumi: tbd said:

    Granary_pro cup gogogo

  34. taube: BWB said:

    Metalwork in, logjam out

  35. ondkaja: SORA⚡️ said:

    Add normal granary and remove logjam. Logjam has had enough time but the development is too slow and the issues aren’t being adressed by the mapmaker.

    Don’t add metalworks, that map has serious momentum issues, which makes it literally worse to play than logjam.

  36. Fuxx: REMOVE - Sampler HL said:

    I’ve always enjoyed metalworks, though I could understand why some people wouldn’t like the midfights or the flank design. Still, I find it fun to play. Can anyone explain what’s so wrong with it?

  37. Popcorp said:

    If development of Logjam continues as it is right now, then it’s a whole now map, making serious changed to Mid and a completely new flank on 2nd will render this map as semi-new, because teams and players will have to learn for 10th time how to play and adapt to it. I liked Logjam before, but now it’s bad, Metalworks/Granary pls.

  38. uubers: gandhi is said:

    I’ve always enjoyed granary, though I could understand why some people wouldn’t like the midfights or the flank design. Still, I find it fun to play. Can anyone explain what’s so wrong with it?

  39. Kaneco said:

    Metalworks is complete aids and depressing, logjam new mid is shit (old version was way better), we shouldn’t seriously go for Pro maps that distance ourselves more from the pub community, and normal Granary is boring as fuck…

    Is there even any interesting and decent map in the vote? Just bring back gravelpit or some shit. Or some map from the new maps cup a while back…

  40. Fuxx: REMOVE - Sampler HL said:

    The same way I understand why “I like it” does not automatically make a map good, “I don’t like it” does not automatically make a map bad either. If the flanks and midfights are to blame then do specify.

    As for granary, it was in my opinion a stale and soldier-dominated playground. The pro version seems more refreshing at first impression.

    Logjam I felt like it was a good enough map before the more recent changes to midfight and last.

  41. whiteee: autism.tf said:

    oh please where is gravel pit ):

  42. Fuxx: REMOVE - Sampler HL said:

    Gpit appears to have so much potential, but it’s pretty flawed. One third of the map being completely pointless to defend is already a major one.

    I also predict it wont be very fun to watch a game where BLU gets wiped and then we’re left off staring at absolutely nothing happening for the next 30 seconds.

  43. fraac: JOHN - CENATION said:

    I voted for Granary above Granary Pro because I thought the mid was all changed. After listening to Fully Charged I’d probably reverse my vote.

  44. ondkaja: SORA⚡️ said:

    Metalworks have really bad momentum issues. All point are too hard to push, and you pretty much have to wipe a team in order to win a fight and cap the next point. Even if you wipe a team, you don’t get enough momentum so you can cap two points in a row, which you can do on all the other maps. Pushing last is a nightmare due to how choky all the entrances are. It’s impossible to do a slow push because you always have to pop the uber immediately. You simply can’t push with small advantages, which makes the map a slugfest.

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

    Just noting that it says it will take the results of the poll into consideration, not that it will definitely happen. For the people that didn’t read the newspost :>

  46. Fuxx: REMOVE - Sampler HL said:

    Thanks for elaborating. After juggling memory I can begin to relate to the issues you pointed out and realized I enjoyed the map more so due to abusing those problems against the enemy team. Defending last for example is one thing I remember enjoying.

  47. Hank: FAINT said:

    get rid of sunshine its the only bad map in the map pool

  48. Bloodis: (Legend) - sirkkels - Tissi said:

    gravelpit or turbine pls

  49. ekkelund: sirkkels - m a s o n said:

    bloodis u drunk af

  50. TwiggyWan Kenobi: .ƒlow - HL said:

    good idea to make people vote :)

  51. Piddox: Fe | said:

    congrats morphine

  52. BRASILGORILA99: HIFACGOOO said:

    I feel like the latest version of granary_pro is basicaly the normal granary with all the super anoying bad parts of the map tweaked in a good way, also the new spawn is amazing + the map looks much cooler imo. Tbh Granary_pro > Granary (plus the mid is almost the same for people who keep complaining about mid)

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT YES METALWORKS, HYPE HYPE HYPE

  53. stephen said:

    granary <3

  54. fränk: [HA] - #T4F said:

    Viaduct sucks…

  55. Leila: nufcZONE - $$$ said:

    Im happy is more hl admins;D I sometimes was waiting long time for answer now will be faster i guess;D

  56. byte said:

    Metalworks – highlander map
    Granary – pro map, only tacticians know how to counter chokey points in the map.
    Gravelpit – bring it back, I’ll come back :P

    On the other side of the coin, one less german in the etf2l team is a bad thing ;( <3 ash ty for your efforts!

    Cheers

    Byte

  57. Meeto said:

    Yes, Skate, that is generally what a pro version of a map is.

  58. Limp.: EPA said:

    Bring back Granary HYPE , peace out logjäm

  59. BRASILGORILA99: HIFACGOOO said:

    Meeto the early versions of granary_pro completely changed the layout of the middle, which changes how the map is played, but the newer versions have basicaly the same mid, with mostly 2nd and last stuff being tweaked

  60. JacquesLEB: doggo - hi im dog said:

    Granary Pro looks really good, it could do with some tweaks though, but spawn is a vast improvement for rollouts.

  61. Pete_: TESCO said:

    who the fuck is meeto? rofl !!