Announcing Season 23 powered by Tt eSPORTS:
Schedule & Signups OPEN!

Date January 15, 2016

Season 23 powered by Tt eSPORTS

Announcing Season 23 powered by Tt eSPORTS

After wrapping Season 22 powered by saloon.tf up and crowning UnitedKingdom nameLess as champions, we are happy to announce our next 6v6 Season. All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be announced in the future!

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Sign-up process

Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up. If you created a new team, feel free to apply for the tier you believe you deserve you should be in. To prove you are capable of the tier you applied for, we require you to submit screenshots of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for. The quantity is not the most important factor in this case, it’s more of a helpful measure for us to figure out if your team will be able to keep up with the pace. There is no magical, minimum or maximum number of screenshots that you have to submit.

Sending links to logs on logs.tf or similar are fine if you include a short explanatory comment for each linked log, e.g. who your opponents are supposed to be and where they played last seaseon. We will not accept plain lists of logs without any comments!

If you want to be more specific about a tier you request, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below) with a suitable subject. Emails with subjects like “Hello”, “Hi” or anything else that cannot be identified as a team applying for a tier by mail may be ignored.

Additionally since it happens time and time again, you do not sign up by mail, you sign up on the site and apply by mail if you are a newly formed team playing in anything higher than Open.

Please note that the success of your request also strongly depends on the free slots in the tier you aim for. Established teams will be favoured over new teams or teams that request to jump a tier. The screenshots have to be uploaded to an online image storage service (for example, you can use imgur or Dropbox). Keep in mind that if you opt for a zipped archives with tons of pictures attached to an e-mail, your application will be ignored. Keep it clean.

Also helpful for us, but not a must however, is adding who the opposing team is in each screenshot (and maybe even the division they played in the last time). That makes it easier for us, because sometimes it can be quite hard (especially in the lower tiers) to figure out who the teams in the screenshots are.

If you are applying for Open (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level.

Please send your application to [email protected]. The tier assignment request has to include the following information in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be ignored!

  • Do not use HTML in your e-mail. If you want to add a link, just paste the link in the e-mail as you would enter it in your browser.
  • Team name
  • Team link on ETF2L.org
  • Tier/Division you apply for
  • Link to the online photo album
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

Season 23 powered by Tt eSPORTS Promotions/Demotions

All Open and Mid playoff teams will receive a promotion to the next highest tier, unless their starting roster changed by more than half of their players. Israel Foreskings by Double.tf will be promoted to the Premier Division after winning the High Tier in Season 22.

Additionally the bottom 20% of the remaining teams in the High and Mid Tier will not have a guarantee to stay in their respective Tier. This affects the places 23-28 in the High Tier and the places 37-45 in the Mid Tier. The Open Tier does not have demotions.

Season Schedule

  • Signups: January 7 – January 21, 21:00 CET
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 21
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: January 22
  • Pre-Season Playoffs: January 19 – January 21
  • Main Season: January 24 – March 10 (7 Weeks)
  • High/Mid/Open Playoffs: March 13 – March 27
  • Premiership Playoffs: March 17 & 20

If you intend to sign up for the Premier Division we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Due to the Pre-Season Playoffs happening while signups are still open, we will only consider teams for the Pre-Season Playoffs that signed up before January 18th 21:00 CEST. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premier Division spot to be able to play at the 3 provided Pre-Season Playoff days.

Premiership Playoffs

We’ve implemented a new system for Premiership Playoffs, this time we will include 4 teams in the playoffs and we will also extend the playoffs by one day more. Until then the full schedule for the playoffs will remain as follows:

March 17th

21:15 CEST – 4th vs 3rd

March 20th

20:00 CEST – 3rd vs 2nd

22:15 CEST – Winner vs 1st
(If there are only 2 maps played in the “3rd vs 2nd”-match, the Grand Final will be scheduled to 21:45 CEST)

These days  may be changed to a day before Sunday March 20th if all affected teams agree.

Unlocks

We have released a provisional whitelist for testing within the S23 Preseason Cup and TF2Pickup.net. This whitelist is not final and is subject to change before the season officially starts. Please provide any feedback to the cup and new weapons allowed in this feedback thread. The whitelist can be found here.

Maps, Prizes & other changes

Everything else will be announced in the future, we just wanted the schedule and the signups to be available to you all as early as possible.

26 Comments

  1. kKaltUu: (League Admin) - ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡9 said:

    because that banner contest was such a success last time around EleGiggle

  2. Zeluboba said:

    hype, need moar useless unlocks and maps like gravelpit :>
    /salty-mode-off
    kudos to Reason!

  3. Chill Colins: AS said:

    Granary out, Coalplant in!

  4. wonder: Vintage - TC:A said:

    – Sunshine
    + Metalworks

    (plz no logjam and gravelpit)

    other maps are fine

  5. n!k said:

    – granary
    + logjam

    diamondback allowed gg

  6. wiggle: B) said:

    – granary
    + logjam

  7. ash: (Legend) - ZED said:

    – badlands
    + well

  8. Permzilla: (Legend) - nL - WiK? said:

    22:15 CET seems too late to start a bo3 final. It could quite easily go past 00:00 CET with 3 maps plus inevitable delays. Even in a close 2 map final it can approach 00:00.

    Why was it pushed back an hour from last season?

  9. goaty said:

    -gravelpit
    +logjam

  10. whiteee: /gE/ said:

    -granary
    +gpit

  11. tobs: PCMR said:

    please don’t add aidsjam to the map pool ty

  12. Droidster said:

    -blands
    -process
    +5gorge
    +fastlane

    ez

  13. Manky: ANELE said:

    – viaduct
    – badlands
    + 2fort
    + doublecross

  14. TwiggyWan Kenobi: - DansGame said:

    I read banter contest instead of banner…

  15. Admirable: (Toucan Ambassador) - dd+5a - -st- said:

    top bonter

  16. Avaray: -[MG]- said:

    -granary
    -logjam
    +gravelpit
    +coalplant

  17. Avaray: -[MG]- said:

    PS#1. Thermaltake logo is almost the worst logo I ever seen.
    PS#2. Where are vector graphic files?!

  18. Dolly: jEP!C - .twisted said:

    -sunshine
    +coalplant

  19. Ace: HG - inv said:

    more coalplant

  20. CanFo: (Legend) - [HA] said:

    vector graphics and CIS guidelines for the Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS logos can be found here: http://thermaltakecorp.com/content.aspx?cid=3&s=23

  21. WRU: ANELE said:

    – granary
    + metalworks

  22. jun0: :strong: - n1 gg said:

    – granary
    + metalworks +1

  23. Edgeward: qt said:

    Playoffs for S23 Prem won’t be necessary since we ended up with exactly 8 teams.

    topkek

  24. Eniere: motions - SDCK! said:

    Still no maps. Perfect.

  25. Collaide: C00L said:

    – viaduct
    + metalworks

  26. kaidus: nL - WiK? said:

    map pool and rotation?? wtf etf2l