October 17, 2016
Announcing Season 11 powered by Tt eSPORTS and The Experimental Highlander One-Night-Cup #8
After wrapping Season 10 powered by Tt eSPORTS up and crowning Strong opinions as champions, we are happy to announce our next highlander Season. All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be announced in the future!
However before Season 11 gets underway we will have a new One Night Cup featuring cp_hadal_b9a, an attack/defend map reminiscent of cp_steel. The cup will consist of groups of 4 teams playing 3 matches as Bo2 stopwatch, this means draws on stopwatch are an allowed result for this cup. It will take place on Saturday the 22nd of October at 19, 20 and 21 cest. The cup will use this whitelist where the only change from the season 10 whitelist is the addition of the phlogistinator, also weapon pickups are now allowed. Highlander or Fun Teams may sign up for this cup however be aware this is a 9v9 cup despite fun teams being listed as 6v6. Signups will close on the 21st of October at 21:00 CEST
Please leave any feedback on the cup in the relevant thread which can be found here, not on the news post comments.
Open the full post for details on Highlander Season 11 powered by Tt eSPORTS
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@example.com(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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 11 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. Super Dickmann’s KANNONEN! will be promoted to the Premier Division after winning the High Tier in Season 10.
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 12-14 in the High Tier and the places 19-23 in the Mid Tier. The Open Tier does not have demotions.
- Signups: October 15 – October 28, 21:00 CEST
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: October 28
- Publishing of Final Divisions: October 29
- Pre-Season Playoffs: October 26 – October 29
- Main Season: October 30 – December 15 (7 Weeks)
- High/Mid/Open Playoffs: January 2 – January 19
- Premiership Playoffs: TBD
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. We will only consider teams for the Pre-Season Playoffs that signed up before October 25th 23:59 CEST. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premier Division spot to be able to play all of the days mentioned above.
The system used for premiership playoffs will be double elimination with 4 teams, the exact schedule for the playoffs will be determined in a discussion with the premiership teams after preseason playoffs have concluded.
For the upcoming Season 11 we have decided to have a banner contest. This means that your artwork will be featured on our hub page, as well as every newspost related to Season 11 on our Facebook page and every official post related to it.
Here is what you have to do:
- Create a banner with the dimensions 590×295
- Include our and our sponsor’s logos which can be found here
- Send your creation to email@example.com and put “[ETF2L] S11 banner contest” as subject
- Send it to the above mentioned email until October 25th 23:59
If we will choose your banner to be the official Season 11 banner, please be ready to modify it if need be, e.g. if more sponsors get added. If your banner is not chosen to be used for Season 11, we may get back to you in one of the following seasons.
A reminder that we are still looking for a newswriter to handle 6v6 newsposts. Users that have already attempted applying can always re-apply. Please don’t be intimidated to apply, it’s a position that you can really only improve on with real experience. For some additional information you can look at the Join us! page. When writing an application
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure that the subject is proper like “Newswriter Application”, with the following information:
- ETF2L profile link
- Country of residence
- Previous experience (optional)
- Special skills or contacts that may help the league (optional)
- Available free time: how often would you be able to look into writing newsposts? What other commitments may affect your availability?