Highlander Season 14 Premiership Qualifiers

Date November 6, 2017

The Highlander Season 14 Premiership Qualifiers are hereby announced. The following four teams will play through a single elimination bracket for two spots, with TrinidadTobago Budget Toucans facing off against Ukraine inVision, while France Tourettes Frenchclub battles it out against European Refugee destroyers.

Default mercs may only have high experience; players with more than three games in Premiership over the past three seasons cannot be used as default mercs and must be approved by your opponent.

There will be only one round played, which will be a best-of-3 match, with the winning team gaining a spot in Premiership for this season. Deadlines for both Premiership Qualifier matches are on 11th of November, 23:59 CET.

If teams are having any issues regarding game scheduling please contact the admin team.

Map pool used for these matches will be the same as for the Main season. For koth_coalplant, the b7 version of the map will be used for these matches.

  • pl_upward
  • pl_badwater
  • cp_steel
  • koth_product_rc8
  • koth_coalplant_b7
  • cp_process_final
  • cp_gullywash_final1

The same whitelist as the Highlander Season 14 Preseason Cup whitelist will be used. You can find it here.

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  1. woolen: BoyBrigade said:


  2. Kosuke: is dtf - hlpugs said:

    dave to win prem s14

  3. Clark: TSM - SDCK said:

    This should be a double elimination or 2canz should be playing Sensation, because they are objectively the best team out of these 4.


  4. Aleskee: o5. - TORPEDO said:

    sensation to get defaulted to prem

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

    Chessclub getting in for free smh

  6. mezzo: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:


  7. counou: FAINT - JOEYO said:

    single elim ffs :((

  8. Domaytoe: (Certified Puntomime) said:

    Why not take all teams in and do a 7 week season again, hahaha
    Competitive TF2 gets so much more enjoyable once you stop being involved in it °L°

  9. Leila: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:

    cough still better than when we had to one time fight 4 or something teams for 1 spot

  10. Included_Middle: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:

    Isn’t the team which finishes second in high meant to get a seeding advantage? Or is toucans considered the bottom seed? #MoistGate

  11. Brian said:

    Go toucans! :)

  12. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    Could the admin who did the seeding explain why chessclub is seeded as first?
    Also, why the fuck is this still not double elim. Instead of putting the teams on equal terms for such an important event, admins makes up some imaginary seeding instead of focusing on getting the best teams in prem. The luck of some admin thinking you are better than the other teams decides if you get into prem or not, that should not be the case.

  13. STiNGHAN: STiNG - inv said:

    Lol. Don’t you know why chessclub got better seed? Here’s answer: they have kresnik on heavy and to avoid problems with playing games during week, admins decided to give them free spot. Jk sensation got best seed and that’s understandable

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

    seeds should be explained tbh, we got 2nd in high but we’re getting the hardest seed here?

  15. counou: FAINT - JOEYO said:

    yes pls scrambled

  16. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    for the record I have nothing against chessclub

  17. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    I agree with scrambled

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

    I’ve got nothing against any of the teams in the playoffs but a bottom high/top mid team is significantly weaker than 2 prem reform teams.

  19. Fire: WCS said:

    ‘chessclub contests a mid team’ FeelsGood to be playing mid again

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

    you can’t lose every game bar one and call yourself a high team XDDD

  21. Fire: WCS said:

    mid cos we lose to invision and awkward moment? xD

  22. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    the things your own team are writing on the match page between yourself and chessclub illustrate my point perfectly

  23. Fire: WCS said:

    i’m not saying your point about qualifiers isn’t wrong. All i’m saying is that you cant call someone a mid team based on 2 default wins and then losses against 2 high teams which also made playoffs.

    Aoshi – “No team has done anything worth seeding other than invision,” Sensation made playoffs, even if it was with default wins you cant just ignore it. Both toucans and chess are considered new teams even if they have a good base core.

  24. STiNGHAN: STiNG - inv said:

    ^ It’s hard to keep roster when I’m getting fucked every season by stupid decisions

  25. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    Its actually quite funny to see admins try to defend one another’s stupid decisions, then to have bloodis say what he said in bees’ conversation.

  26. Tercio: STiNG - inv said:

    Tbh only fair way out of this situatiuon is to extend playoffs by one game and make winner of Chessclub vs SENSATION play vs looser of BT vs inV. That will determinate best 2 teams of 3 real contenders and won’t mess with current schedule. No offence SENSATION. ;)

  27. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    By the way, its ok to admit when you make mistakes. When you don’t admit that you’re wrong, it appears to others as if you are making poor decisions, and when faced with the fact that they’re poor, hunkering down and refusing to change your view for anything. This gives the impression to people that you lack good judgment, and it doesn’t instill confidence.

    Now, if the decision your team comes to is that it would be unfair to any teams to change fixtures at this stage, you should come out and say that, but you should also admit your mistakes, because otherwise it just comes across like you don’t know where your shortcomings are, or that you are deliberately continuing to fuck people over and that you don’t care.

    I should also add that you’ve done something similar to Invision in the past, so to do this again really rubs salt in the wound. You’re also very unapologetic about it.

  28. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    In regards to Tercio’s comment, both Invision and Chessclub are available to play on Sunday.

  29. counou: FAINT - JOEYO said:


  30. Cronk: ︻芫═一☺ - Lucrosa said:

    Where did the comments with admin comments go

  31. Just1s said:

    Cutting loose ends :D

  32. Nightmare said:


  33. Included_Middle: nufcZONE - JOEYO said:

    @nightmare moist had nothing to do with the seedings so your meme is bad :(

    ‘Tbh only fair way out of this situatiuon is to extend playoffs by one game and make winner of Chessclub vs SENSATION play vs looser of BT vs inV. ‘ this is a good solution imo.

  34. Nightmare said:

    Included_Middle: (=゚・゚=) – Leila+8 said:
    Mon 6 Nov 2017, 13:04

    Isn’t the team which finishes second in high meant to get a seeding advantage? Or is toucans considered the bottom seed? #MoistGate


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

    Why were my chat logs with bloodis deleted? Ashamed?

  36. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    cobz: Toucans, Invision and us should have been playing each other once. The playoffs should have been scheduled one week earlier for teams to organise and have a complete roster to play. Sensation would have been kept and every 4 teams would have had met once at least. Worst case scenario is that one team loses every match and the others have 2 wins and 1 loss but something might have been figured out then. Another bad case scenario is if two teams are tied for the 2nd place but a final playoffs would have been done to know which is better.

  37. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - m a s o n said:

    Less ashamed and more following basic policy of not having private chats posted publicly.

    “F.6 – Do not bring up conflicts (e.g. team arguments, or disagreements with the admins) on the forum. Such threads will be deleted.”

  38. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    14:48 – scrambled | HLPugs.tf: the alternative reasoning they can give for the comments being deleted is that it is a private channel and they don’t want the contents of said channel shared

    predicted this retard tier excuse hours ago m8

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

    there were no arguments or disagreements, just a question I asked that nightmare also asked. Saves him the time of also asking bloodis.

  40. Fire: WCS said:

    Aoshi – Today at 10:38 PM
    well if you look at realistically. Toucans got delegated in the last season that they played. Meaning that they are a high team that has been inactive and thus bottom seed
    making sensation and chess 2nd and 3rd seed

  41. ballzy: (ETF2L Donator) - officer - -Xe- said:

    Well if you look at it realistically, sensation are better than tourrettes chessclub and budget toucans

  42. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - m a s o n said:

    I’m just going to lock comments as its 3-4 people just spamming the same thing over and over.