Highlander Season 11 powered by Tt eSPORTS Playoffs

Date December 19, 2016


As both the regular season and 2016 draw to a close we are pleased to announce the playoffs of ETF2L Highlander Season 11
We hope you enjoyed the matches, and for the teams that made it through, congratulations.

Despite the merging of mid and high in the regular season there will still be independent mid and high playoffs with teams that signed up for mid being eligible for the mid playoffs and visa versa with teams that signed up for high. In the high division playoffs players with high experience will be allowed to default merc whereas in the mid playoffs players with no higher than mid experience are permitted to default merc.

All playoff matches will be using the Map Elimination system. Due to this season having 10 as opposed to 9 maps in the map pool as with previous seasons there will be an extra ban round such that the upper seeded team will have two maps to pick the decider map from. This means the map elimination will be as follows.

  1. The higher seeded team can decide if they want to start or if the other team should.
  2. Team A eliminates a map
  3. Team B eliminates a map
  4. Team B picks a map
  5. Team A picks a map
  6. Team A eliminates a map
  7. Team B eliminates a map
  8. Team A eliminates a map
  9. Team B eliminates a map
  10. The higher seeded team chooses the decider map from the remaining two maps.

At the premiership tier we will be using double elimination for the first time, this will consist of 4 teams with each round being a best of 3, if needed the grand final will consist of two best of threes on separate days.

For the other three tiers standard single elimination best of three will be used.

We have decided to move the playoffs for High/Mid/Open back a week to prevent clashes with players’ holiday plans, as such the playoffs will now take place January 9 – January 28.

Note that all dates are estimates and teams are able to negotiate other days by scheduling with their opponents.

If you find yourself on the list of these teams expect an admin to add you and help organise your playoff matches, if there is no information or insufficient information given we will have to decide your match dates for you. Keep in mind that we will try and accommodate both teams, but the match date may still vary from your provided days, if for example none of the days match with your opponent, but your opponent offered more days than you did.

Premiership Tier Playoffs


  1. European Strong Opinions
    • 34 Pts.
  2. France Tourettes Frenchclub
    • 21 Pts.
  3. TrinidadTobago Budget Toucans
    • 20 Pts.
  4. Luxembourg Super Dickmann's KANNONEN!
    • 19 Pts.


Upper Bracket First Round Game 1: European Strong Opinions vs Luxembourg Super Dickmann's KANNONEN!

Upper Bracket First Round Game 2:France Tourettes Frenchclub vs  TrinidadTobago Budget Toucans

High Tier Playoffs


  1. Poland Feila eSports finanzieren durch DROPS
    • 39 Pts.
  2. Germany opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv
  3. European Team Colonslash: Frosties
  4. European T A X I S E R V I C E
    • 31 Pts.


Semi Final 1: Poland Feila eSports finanzieren durch DROPS vs European T A X I S E R V I C E

Semi Final 2:Germany opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv vs  European Team Colonslash: Frosties

Mid Tier Playoffs


  1. Jamaica Weed Cake Sellers
    • 25 Pts.
  2. European CRAZYBWAII Clan
    • 24 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 12.6
  3. England Cheeseburger Cat Enthusiasts
    • 24 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 11.1
  4. Russia kiti s bakenbardami
    • 24 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 9.5


Semi Final 1: Jamaica Weed Cake Sellers vs Russia kiti s bakenbardami

Semi Final 2: European CRAZYBWAII Clan vs England Cheeseburger Cat Enthusiasts

Open Tier Playoffs


  1. Japan Victory Road
    • 38 Pts.
  2. Netherlands Kaas9
    • 36 Pts.
  3. Hungary Szerb-Horvat Buszsoforok 2
    • 33 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 20.86
  4. Pakistan Proper Halal
    • 33 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 14.92
  5. Finland Lead Lining Lineup
    • 30 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 17.24
  6. European 6>9
    • 30 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 12.8
  7. China RUSЬ
    • 28 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 15.33
  8. European Virtual Unreality HL
    • 28 Pts. Tiebreaker Score: 7.08


Quarter Final 1: Japan Victory Road vs European Virtual Unreality HL

Quarter Final 2: Pakistan Proper Halal vs Finland Lead Lining Lineup

Quarter Final 3: Hungary Szerb-Horvat Buszsoforok 2 vs European 6>9

Quarter Final 4: Netherlands Kaas9 vs China RUSЬ

If you have any questions regarding the playoffs either leave a comment on this news post of contact a member of the admin team on our support channel.


  1. OHSHITITSDATSNUS: TC - Lucrosa said:


  2. Georgebaii: - woah said:


  3. Strike: VR said:

    This must be really awkward for a lot of mid/high players *cough* Rainee *cough* Cronk *cough*

  4. chando: MANNDEM. said:

    I genuinely shed a tear for Lucrosa

  5. redwood: TSM - pizza said:

    its weird, i was sure lucrosa are MID team

    00:33 – Cronk: redwood
    00:33 – Cronk: how does it feel
    00:33 – Cronk: to get below points of epic MID TEAM
    00:33 – Cronk: ???

    oh well, EleGiggle

  6. Kuferl: (TF2Pickup.net Unicorn) - C00L - (°)> said:

    We signed up for High knowing we most likely wouldn’t make playoffs before anybody knew about mid/high mix, so nothing to be sad about

  7. 31: pizza said:

    Lucrosa and my friend Cronk would be a nice contender on finals but they wouldn’t win ;D