March 18, 2017
Tell me if this sounds familiar, you are new to competitive TF2 and:
- You want to play competitive TF2 but you are afraid you’re not good enough.
- You want to play competitive TF2 but you find it hard to find a team.
- You want to play competitive TF2 but you have no idea what you’re doing.
Back in 2015, we helped run a little thing called Archimedes Cup, where we encouraged new to competitive TF2 players and gave them the opportunity to play some organised games for prizes (Thank you Scrap.tf) with the help of a Buddy to coach them along, if required. It is long overdue, but now the opportunity has arisen for ETF2L to host a second Cup designed mainly for those NEW TO COMPETITIVE TF2. However those who are long-standing members of ETF2L, we need your help as well, there will be hundreds of new players in need of guidance and we’re calling on you to be the ones to offer them insight on how to play the 6v6 format.
- 1st Place: $300 (6 x $50)
- 2nd Place: $180 (6 x $30)
- 3rd Place: $90 (6 x $15)
There will also be a frag movie competition based around this competition with the competition winner being awarded with the remaining $30. The frag movie contest winner shall be decided by a public vote at the end of the tournament. Each movie must contain the following:
- Must have the ETF2L Introduction (Download Link).
- Must have sponsor logos (Download Link).
- Must be submitted in the official forum thread by the 27th of May.
As with the previous tournament there will be a limit on the experience of players in this competition:
All participants (excluding Buddies) are limited to a maximum skill experience (applicable only at the date signups are closed):
- Maximum 10 matches in ETF2L Open played
- Cannot participate if you played in ETF2L Open playoffs or above, or above ETF2L Division 5.
- Cannot participate if you played in UGC Silver or above (the number of UGC Iron or Steel matches will not be counted with ETF2L Open games).
The above restrictions apply to both Highlander and 6v6 seasons, cups do not count towards this limit.
You can still play if you have more experience but only as a buddy. The rules for Buddies are as follows:
- Are restricted to playing matches only as the Medic class.
- Restricted to a maximum of 2 Buddies per team.
- Buddies need to be tagged with the appropriate role on the team profile
There will be a zero tolerance policy towards those who try to bypass the eligibility rules through means such as using alternative accounts or attempted fraud and those who do attempt this will be punished with lengthy bans and see their teams disqualified from the tournament.
The whitelist will be the same as the Season 26 whitelist.
All other General rules will apply (with exception of 1.9* and 3.6). For new players please read these rules carefully and if you are unsure of their meaning, please ask your buddy or request an Admin HERE.
*A similar rule will be used in place that is said below.
Players will be limited to a maximum of 1 roster change per competition, with all rosters locking at the beginning of week 5 (00:00 CEST, May 3rd).
Schedule & Map pool
We changed the group stage weeks and playoff schedules, sorry for potential inconveniences!
The tournament will be divided into a group stage and a playoff bracket, with the Group Stage seeing teams randomly split into groups of 6 to 14 teams (pending on signup numbers) and played over a 4 week period using the Swiss System (see explanation). The top 2-4 teams (pending group sizes) will qualify for the Playoff Bracket, which will be a single elimination event with each fixture being contested as a best of three map event. The maps will be decided using a Map Elimination method, which you can read more about HERE (Referring to Case 2).
Signups: 18.03. – 09.04.
Week 1: 12.04. – 16.04. cp_snakewater_final1 & cp_badlands
Week 2: 19.04. – 23.04. cp_badlands & koth_product_rc8
Week 3: 26.04. – 30.04. koth_product_rc8 & cp_process_final
Week 4: 03.05. – 07.05. cp_process_final & cp_gullywash_final1
Round 1: 10.05 – 14.05
Round 2: 15.05 – 17.05
Quarter Finals: 18.05 – 20.05
Semi Finals: 21.05 – 24.05
3rd Place / Grand Final: 25.05 – 27.05
HOW TO SIGNUP
You must be part of a 6on6 [6v6] team with a minimum of 6 players registered on the roster in order to signup. For those new to the website, go to “Team Admin” page and select “My Teams” on the sidebar on the left. Then select “Create Team” and select 6on6 or Fun Team. If you are using a buddy who is already rostered on a 6on6 [6v6] team, you will need to create a Fun team. If you need any help with this, refer to our FAQ page or please contact an admin HERE.
If you do not have a team and wish to find one, or you are part of a team looking for players, please post a recruitment post in the fresh meat category, click here to make a recruitment thread.
Signups are open NOW until the end of April 9th 2017.
TeamFortress.TV have told us they intend to cover some of the tournament, if you are lucky enough to make it to the latter stages of the tournament you could be shoutcasted by experienced TF2 personnel and watched by hundreds!