Announcing Highlander Nations Cup #5

Date May 16, 2017


Update: We are not allowing players to change nationalities, if you have played for a nation’s cup team, 6v6 or Highlander you are locked to that country and may not play for a different nation. If you have any queries please contact the admin team.

Highlander Nations Cup #5: Announcement

With Highlander Season 12 over but for the last playoff games and award poll – It is time for the best players of each country to group up together and prove that their country is the best!

The Cup will feature a Group Stage and a single-elimination Tournament, and will take place throughout June and July. Each country will be represented by one team consisting out of players of the same nationality, led by a Captain chosen through the applications process.

Highlander Nations Cup #5: Schedule

  • Captains Applications: 16.05. – 01.06.
  • Announce Captains & Groups: 02.06.
  • Group Stage Round 1: 04.06. – 10.06.
  • Group Stage Round 2: 11.06. – 17.06.
  • Group Stage Round 3: 18.06. – 24.06
  • Tiebreakers: 25.06 – 28.06
  • Round of 16: 29.06. – 02.07.
  • Quarter finals: 03.07. – 06.07.
  • Semi finals: 07.07. – 10.07.
  • Grand finals: 11.07. – 14.07.

IMPORTANT! We do encourage teams to make use of their roster of up to 20 players. Mercs will not be allowed! (Although we may be more lenient regarding the verification time.)

Highlander Nations Cup #5: Captains Applications

National teams are created and managed by Captains chosen out of submitted applications. Each Captain will pick the best possible roster from among their countrymen and lead their glorious squadron to victory. There are no restrictions on which players you can field in your team, so long as they are of your country’s nationality and are eligible to play in ETF2L.

To apply, send an email to [email protected], explaining why you should be your country’s captain and describe your planned national roster. Applicants who have experience leading successful ETF2L teams and a good reputation in the scene will be given priority. This should be self explanatory  but you should include at least your nickname and your ETF2L profile link in the application letter.
Also please use the pre-fix [ETF2L] in your email’s subject, for example [ETF2L] HLNC5 Captain’s Application Germany.

Captain Applications will close on Thursday, June 1st at 20:00 CEST. Only approved Captains and their National Teams will be added to the competition. Up to 32 countries can be represented so if we reach that number before the deadline applications will be closed, however if we do not reach 32 teams we may have to reduce numbers to 16.

Highlander Nations Cup #5: Everything else

The map rotation for group stages will be the following:

  • Group Stage round 1: pl_upward
  • Group Stage round 2: cp_steel
  • Group Stage round 3: cp_gullywash_final1 + koth_product_rc8

For the elimination stages teams will pick and ban their choices from the following maps:

  • pl_upward
  • cp_steel
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • koth_product_rc8
  • pl_badwater

The Highlander Season 12 whitelist will be used.


  1. Cronk: keɪkeɪkeɪ - Lucrosa said:


  2. streep36: (ETF2L Donator) - SELECTED. - KAAS said:

    more hl? i hoped this shit was dead by this time

  3. Boku: Autistic said:


  4. Qohen: (XD ͜ʖXD) said:

    medal? kappa

  5. Divider of Worlds: zbs - RG? said:

    I hope you will be dead by this time

  6. Freakie: KOLAR - .awkward said:


  7. Forty-Two said:

    M I N I S T E R P R E S I D E N T K U Z U

  8. Forty-Two said:

    PS the everything else section says HLNC #6, while the rest of the post says HLNC #5

  9. 30.06 said:


  10. Georgebaii: SELECTED. said:

    England Team hmu for Heavy

  11. Polarium: V.I said:


  12. Lurkki: DUCK - SEKS (me) said:

    ez for Finland

  13. letto: ORA ⚡️ said:

    hl nations cup when most countries hardly have 6 decent players NotLikeThis

  14. Strno: op_sqd said:

    can i pls transfer to another country? :D

  15. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    Why would you do it during a 6’s season?

  16. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - PrettyGay - Twisted said:

    To not have 2 HL competitions at the same time

  17. Mr British: Alex - pizza said:

    Shame I’m too bad at the game :/

  18. yahoo: officer said:


  19. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    What is the other HL competition? UGC?

  20. Cronk: keɪkeɪkeɪ - Lucrosa said:

    Spela under studentveckan hype xDDD

  21. cherryrendezvous said:

    lets hope clootie doesnt ddos again. made last NC shit

  22. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - PrettyGay - Twisted said:

    hl s13

  23. Erupo89: boii - oto said:

    Italy will ally with someone who’s said to be winning, therefore leaving after he’s going to lose only to join a stronger alliance futher during the tournament. That’s how we usually do to win.

  24. FizzyPug said:

    Just saying, I’m half French so hmu mes amis I can play whatever you want :p

  25. Magikarp said:

    team austria spy hmu?

  26. STiNGHAN: T - faketaxi said:

    so when is HL s13?

  27. Divider of Worlds: zbs - RG? said:

    russia hmu xD no one will do this I know but im still the best engie in existance and I consider this as my duty to right this

  28. 30.06 said:

    @stinghan i think after Nations cup, probably starting end of july

  29. VoidTrinity: $QUAD - op_sqd said:

    lf european country to play with, UK isn’t in the eu anymore

  30. Fire: WCS said:


  31. Adje: Leila+8 said:

    belgium hmu

  32. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - EF2L said:


  33. Racso: SWAG!!!!! said:


  34. Taka said:

    But the real question is: Am I the only german Heavy?

  35. counou: FAINT - -chess- said:

    R U L E B R I T T A N I A

  36. m0rg: op_sqd said:

    It will be fun.

  37. Chicobo: .awkward said:

    I passed this along to Karl and to Canada’s Andrew, so I’m hopeful we can get two NA teams in on this. I REALLY enjoy watching the Nations Cup every time it happens and seeing which countries can field the stronger teams.

  38. Vclox_: #TF2Center - Leila+8 said:

    Pick me up fam

  39. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    I’m pretty sure you can only have one team for each country

  40. Spreijer: WASP said:

    Canada and US are in NA.

  41. DCS: (Head Admin) - [HA] - Dr. med. said:

    Canada and the US are two different countries, thus can field two different teams.
    They will have to play on European servers and at European playtimes though (unless they are facing eachother).

  42. Bloodis: (Head Admin) - (´・ω・`) - Leila+8 said:

    Just for reference sake of the past rosters that have played already in past cups, we do allow more teams from other American countries as well to join in if they want as long as they’re willing to play under the circumstances that are mentioned above.

  43. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    I cannot read

  44. cutwrist: lit said:

    is sweden even playing?

  45. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    caiz, here’s a list of countries:

  46. cutwrist: lit said:

    3rd sub here xd pls big cronk :)

  47. MoreBuckets!: Bz. said:

    Israel mabye i can sub/main scout? Hmu
    כולם עכשיו פורשים עם אתם רוצים סקאוט מנוסה ב היילנדר פנו אלי

  48. Fire: WCS said:

    hmu for sub/main to fight for queen and country i guess

  49. .strix: NW - KP said:

    Italy hmu

  50. Cryyy said:

    understandable have a great day