January 8, 2017
Announcing Season 26 powered by Tt eSPORTS
First of all congratulations once again to Season 25 winners, Se7en. With the first round of games from the preseason cup are underway we are pleased to announce Season 26 powered by Tt eSPORTS. Signups are now open until 20th of January 21 CET.
Premiership signups will close on the 14th of January at 21:00 CET.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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@example.com. 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 26 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.
Lowpander will be promoted to the Premier Division after winning the High Tier in Season 26.
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 19-22 in the High Tier and the places 31-38 in the Mid Tier. The Open Tier does not have demotions.
- Signups: January 8 – January 20, 21:00 CET (Premiership signups will close early, on the 14th of January at 21:00 CET)
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 20th
- Publishing of Final Divisions: January 21st
- Pre-Season Premiership Playoffs: January 15th – January 21st
- Main Season: January 22nd – March 9th (7 Weeks)
- High/Mid/Open Playoffs: March 12th – March 26th
- Premiership Finals: March 26th
If you intend to sign up for the Premiership Tier 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 the 14th of January at 21:00 CET. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premier Division spot to be able to compete on the provided Pre-Season Playoff dates.
We are running Double Elimination as our format of choice for Premiership Playoffs again.
The games will be played between the 12th and 26th of March. We will allow some flexibility with dates, but the grand final must be played on the 26th of March at the latest.
Unlocks and Map Pool
We are still looking at feedback from the Preseason Cup with regards to the map pool, with a forum topic to provide feedback of the changes done for the Preseason Cup. The Global Whitelist will be used.