February 26, 2017
Please dont judge the banner, it just felt empty without one.
Here we go boys, its time for another preseason cup! Here’s how it’ll play out. Signups close on March 12th at 18 CET.
CUP FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
- Groups are divided over their signup tiers
- Every group should consist of 4 teams
- Top 2 in each group advance to the knockout stage
- Each knockout bracket contains 8 teams
- Single elimination knockout stage.
The format might differ or change depending on the signup number.
- Signups close: March 12th at 18 CET
- Group stage & knockout stage: March 14th-16th
The default times for each round will be set as follows (All times are in CET):
- Group stage round 1: March 14th 20:00 (Tuesday)
- Group stage round 2: March 14th 21:15
- Group stage round 3: March 15th 20:00 (Wednesday)
- Knockout stage quarter finals: March 15th 21:15
- Knockout stage semi finals: March 16th 20:00 (Thursday)
- Knockout stage final: March 16th 21:15*
*We expect that games will be able to start around this time. This is only possible once all semi finals are done. In the case semi finals take a bit longer the finals will start as soon as the semi finals are over. Otherwise we’ll look for another solution.
During the group stage the Attack/Defense maps will be played BO2. During the knockout stage this will be BO3.
- Group stage round 1: pl_badwater
- Group stage round 2: cp_gullywash_final1 & koth_coalplant_b7
- Group stage round 3: pl_vigil_b2
- Knockout stage quarter finals: Team Choice
- Knockout stage semi finals: Team Choice
- Knockout stage final & consolation final: Team Choice
The list of allowed unlocks can be found over here on whitelist.tf.
Changes from Season 11’s whitelist are unbanning:
- Red-Tape Recorder
- Short Circuit
- Air Strike