Announcing Season 27!

Date May 4, 2017

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Announcing Season 27

First of all congratulations once again to Season 26 winners, UnitedKingdom Se7en. With the two One Night Cups now over, signups are open until 19th of May at 21:00 CEST.

Premiership signups will close on the 10th of May at 21:00 CEST.

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Due to the success of the Fresh Meat Challenge we are going to be adding an extra tier to Season 27. The Fresh Tier will have similar experience restrictions to the Fresh Meat Challenge. However only 6v6 teams can signup, fun teams are ineligible to play in regular seasons. We will also be adding Friday as a valid day to play for all tiers, meaning that games can be played from Sunday to Friday. This new tier however is subject to getting enough signups to run both fresh meat and the standard four tiers. If there are not enough teams then teams signed up for the fresh meat tier will be placed in open.

All participants (excluding Buddies) are limited to a maximum skill experience (applicable only at the date signups are closed):

  • Maximum 15 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).
  • Cannot participate if you have played in the Fresh Meat Challenge Playoffs.

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.

Sign-up process

Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up to the season in the sign up process. 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 or logs of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for, send an application to staff@etf2l.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.

The quantity of screenshots or logs 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 or logs that you have to submit.

When sending links to logs on logs.tf or similar it is highly recommended that you include a short explanatory comment for each linked log, e.g. who your opponents are supposed to be and where they played last season. Also helpful for us, but not a must however, is adding who the opposing team is in each screenshot or log (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. We will not accept plain lists of logs without any comments!

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.

If you are applying for Open tier or Fresh tier (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 staff@etf2l.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 you are applying for
  • Link to the online photo album with comments
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

Season 27 Promotions/Demotions

All Open and Mid playoff teams as well as the winner of High will receive a promotion to the next highest tier, unless their starting roster changed by more than half of their players.

The bottom two teams in the Premiership will be demoted and will have to compete with any potential premiership teams in the preseason playoffs if they wish to stay in the Premiership.

Season Schedule

  • Signups: May 04 – May 19, 21:00 CEST (Premiership signups will close early, on the 11th of May at 21:00 CEST)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: May 19th
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: May 20th
  • Pre-Season Premiership Playoffs: May 13th – May 20th
  • Main Season: May 21st – July 7th (7 Weeks)
  • High/Mid/Open Playoffs: July 9th – July 23rd
  • Premiership Finals: July 23rd

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 11th of May at 21:00 CEST. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premier Division spot to be able to compete on the provided Pre-Season Playoff dates.

Premiership Playoffs

We are running Double Elimination as our format of choice for Premiership Playoffs again.

The games will be played between the 9th and 23th of July. We will allow some flexibility with dates, but the grand final must be played on the 23rd of July at the latest.

Unlocks and Map Pool

We are still looking at feedback from the One Night Cup with regards to the unlocks, with a forum topic to provide feedback of the changes done for the Preseason Cup.

The map pool will remain unchanged from Season 26.

Map pool

Map Rotation


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35 Comments

  1. Georgebaii: SCOOPER - DADC4N said:

    Hype

  2. supreme: ? said:

    finally a div 7 tab

  3. caeli: #T4F said:

    still product, no bagel
    gg etf2l

  4. Funs: MUUQ - S-O said:

    tfw open players can now shittalk because they’re not lowest div

  5. Georgebaii: SCOOPER - DADC4N said:

    “Fucking noob Fresh Players, you’re terrible at this game…”

  6. roban: VEVO - catgirl.tf said:

    https://youtu.be/2_CfdFdpo_A?t=23s

    new division :D mä oon freshi :D mist sä tuut boi :D

  7. fstiv_: ^faM said:

    bagel is missing :c

  8. Drummer: CCD said:

    not replacing granary with bagel

  9. Sprite said:

    Not removing reckoner all together :/

  10. Kraken: kk// - 00X said:

    did the feedback from the 1 night cup about bagel mean anything? should be in there instead of a stalemate cp map. also having a new tier is a really good idea and hope enough people want to join it

  11. prsn: - ζ said:

    i agree. I dont like bagel that much buts its better than granary.

  12. Samytsi: VEVO said:

    cp_badlands not being the first and last map of the season
    ruined…

  13. prsn: - ζ said:

    more koth maps would be nice imo

  14. bum: RINGO - 00X said:

    -reckoner +bagel pls

  15. gemm: .ginyuR said:

    i DEMAND bagel

    -granary

  16. Sc0pe: PJP - bipolar said:

    o shit, new tier #FreshMeatHype

  17. Maximus: Tree said:

    Can granary die

  18. JENNYDEATH: (ETF2L Donator) - wbbl said:

    reckoner and granary but no bagel

    what is this

  19. nutshiny: (ETF2L Donator) - TLab said:

    I am the only one who likes reckoner?

    fite me

  20. Jan: (League Admin) - LG - |FV| said:

    @natto: No, there are at least a couple of us. Most famous of them all is Menty. ;)

  21. extrasolar: officer - 00X said:

    tbh the biggest outrage so far is the exclusion of gravelpit from the map pool

  22. Broly: SCOOPER said:

    hype :p

  23. slowtown: bisenen - DT said:

    why old granary?

  24. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - Smuggs said:

    I wanted dustbowl back in the rotation but the other admins wouldn’t let me :(

  25. Stinson_Out: (Head Admin) - [HA] - az said:

    tbh the biggest outrage so far is the exclusion of gravelpit from the map pool

  26. Hot: BF | said:

    nice, only two more div and we’ll have our divisions back, i can’t wait. Otherwise decent map pool, would have been great to replace granary or viaduct by something new tho

  27. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG - inv said:

    Even when two more divs are added it won’t be the same as before

  28. Ihor: pA - XDCK said:

    great map pool admins

  29. Collaide said:

    Reckoner isn’t a bad map. I think it was originally perceived as such due to the fact that it was new. It has undergone several changes since and is now better understood at higher levels, and it is now apparent that it’s at the very least a solid 6v6 map.

    In my personal opinion though, snakewater, granary, and product are all candidates for removal.

    Granary is just a bad map. Snakewater I just don’t find enjoying. And as for koth maps, product is overshadowed by koth_bagel.

  30. wand00m: mad decent - catgirl.tf said:

    menty literally has sexual relations with reckoner (see http://i.imgur.com/jmklGDn.png) its never leaving the map pool
    sorry friends

  31. KRKT said:

    Fresh meat div is a sick idea tbf

  32. EquaL: mi6 said:

    no bagel?

  33. ~Tarnowski~ said:

    Hello… i have a problem, I cant sign in. It says that i dont have the promition to open that page…? Help mee!

    “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

  34. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - Smuggs said:

    Its because you’re not on a team.

  35. degu: SDCK said:

    since fresh tier has been introduced players should be able to choose it when creating a recruitment