Highlander Season 14 Announcement

Date October 30, 2017

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Announcing Highlander Season 14!

All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be released shortly!

The same whitelist as the preseason cup will be used. You can find it here.

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The map pool can be seen below. We’re still looking at the versioning of coalplant.

  • Week 1: pl_upward
  • Week 2: cp_gullywash_final1 + koth_product_rc8
  • Week 3: cp_steel
  • Week 4: cp_process_final + koth_coalplant_bX
  • Week 5: pl_badwater

Season Schedule

  • Signups: October 29 – 10 November, 21:00 CET  (Premiership signup deadline is November 5th)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: November 11
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: November 12
  • Pre-Season Playoffs: November 5 – November 11
  • Main Season: November 12 – December 16 (5 Weeks)
  • Playoffs: January 7 – January 20

If you intend to sign up for the Premier Division we encourage you to do so as soon as possible due to the Pre-Season Playoffs. We will only consider teams for the Pre-Season Playoffs that signed up before November 5th 21:00 CET. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premier Division spot to be able to play all of the days mentioned above.

There will be a gap between the main season ending and the playoffs due to the holidays.

Sign-up Process

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 or links to logs.tf from your recent scrims or matches where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for. Please add a comment with each screenshot or log explaining who your opponents were and what level they recently played at.

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 [email protected]. 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)

Highlander Season 14 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.


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34 Comments

  1. narkkari: Brexit - VR said:

    wheres my fucking borneo

  2. Chef Excellence: rip - (°)> said:

    Good choice for changing up the maps.

  3. Funs: S-O said:

    sayonara borneo

  4. Toast: Gaston - S-O said:

    Good rotation to equal out the gamemodes in the map pool – Bravo. Sad to see the whitelist unchanged though but oh well.

    Good stuff!

  5. Clark: TSM - c4° said:

    love me some coalplant

  6. Vclox_: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:

    R.I.P fun payload maps

  7. TaintedLion: GaW said:

    Okay was I supposed to change availability before signing up? Also nice map rotation, Coalplant is one of my favourite King of the Hill maps, and this is coming from someone who hates King of the Hill.

  8. MoistPenguin: TC said:

    You only need to set availability before the first fixture, you can also change it every week before fixture generation.

  9. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    5cp is shit and this is shit

  10. Cnoz: PrettyGay said:

    Cronk: (Newswriter Trial) – mi6 – Lucrosa said:
    Today, 12:34

    5cp is shit and this is shit

  11. Adje: BROWN said:

    Coalplant <3

  12. Included_Middle: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:

    koth_coalplant_bX did they fix the spawns / the collision in under/ the sniper crack? If so good map choice.

  13. Houston: MLYN - SENS said:

    Good to see Coalplant, but I’m still surprised that Machina and Razorback are still allowed.

  14. 4hp: TBC said:

    razorback got nerfed dude (and it kind of indirectly nerfs the machina because snipers have to be more scared of standing around full-scoped)

    I still like ashville more than coalplant but guess I’m the only one eh…

  15. Scyper: sirkkels - WCS said:

    So many dm maps PogChamp

  16. Houston: MLYN - SENS said:

    @4hp Maybe if Amby wasn’t nerfed that would make sense.

  17. proky: (League Admin) - FROG - JOEYO said:

    razorback is trash no reason to ban it

  18. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    houston how many drugs are you on right now

  19. Brian said:

    Not banning the machina is incredibly stupid, regardless of the razorback nerf or not it’s still better than the stock.

    Otherwise good stuff, map pool actually looks good (coalplant hype)

  20. kKaltUu: R6S said:

    can we play highlander without pyros

  21. Adje: BROWN said:

    Razorback was fine before the nerf as well, although I’m not sure why Machina is still not banned after all this time even though the downsides are virtually non-existant. A tracer doesn’t matter because calling “Sniper is cliff” gives his positioning away as well and giving up no scopes isn’t that big of a deal

  22. I stole your bees.: (honey daddy) - officer - WCS said:

    ashvile > coalplant

  23. Polarium: B9 - -Xe- said:

    tfw a fuckboy like brian is actually right about something

  24. Iver: LG - /(@[email protected])z said:

    gullywash and process? I tought this was hl…stupid choice

  25. Edgyneer said:

    gullywash+process ? Indeed a sad season.

  26. MrBliss: FC said:

    5 cp…. long games are always fun said no one ever. We all love stalemates.

  27. narkkari: Brexit - VR said:

    5cp is shit and this is shit

  28. Kosuke: is dtf said:

    please no cp_process notlikethis

  29. Edgyneer said:

    Also gas passer banned lmao

  30. poy: ᵖrₐiˢe - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    I hope the crackshot and the stupid is gone on coalplant.

  31. poy: ᵖrₐiˢe - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    Stupid spawn FailFish

  32. 4hp: TBC said:

    @edgyneer the gas is banned because of a glitch that makes it unclear what its true area of effect is, I think.

    anyway I agree that process is a poor choice and 5cp in general doesn’t work so well, although gullywash is probably the best map of the bunch in HL. If I had to replace process with a 5cp I’d honestly say vanguard (don’t shoot me)

    to replace it with something else, I’d be down for borneo or lakeside or even standin (I think we need to bring some alternative gamemodes to HL, since it’s the only gamemode that is open to some experimentation atm)

  33. counou: FAINT - -chess- said:

    Did someone say? B r i n g b a c k g r a v e l p i t ?

  34. Vlad said:

    is the thermal thruster double jump banned?