January 5, 2018
As per the changes to the Global Whitelist that were announced over a week ago, we also added some temporarily allowed weapons to the whitelist in order for them to be tested and found out if they are enough suitable for the whitelist or not. With that being said, we are gladly announcing our first Global Whitelist Test Cup!
A link to the whitelist that will be used for this cup can be found here. Below you can find a list of unlocks that have been temporarily added in to the whitelist for testing due to being added/heavily modified in the Jungle Inferno update.
- The Gas Passer (Pyro)
- B.A.S.E Jumper (Soldier/Demoman)
- Bonk! Atomic Punch (Scout)
- Sandman (Scout)
Next up are the schedule and structure of this cup. We chose the widest variety of maps to check how these different temporary unlocks behave in different scenarios.
The cup itself will take place on Thursday the 11th of January. Signups will close at 21:00 CET on Wednesday the 10th of January. It will be in a round robin format of tiered groups of four teams, both 6v6 and fun teams can signup.
The knockout stage will take place on Sunday the 14th of January. All knockout matches are single elimination, except for the grand final, which will be played as a Best-of-three.
- 19:00 CET – cp_process_final
- 19:45 CET – cp_prolands_b3b
- 20:30 CET – koth_product_rc8, cp_process_final and cp_prolands_b3b
Prizes for the top group will be provided by whitelist.tf, as they have generously donated 24 keys and several killstreak kits for the top 3 teams of the top group in this cup!
18 keys will be given to the team that places 1st in the top group, 6 keys to the 2nd placed team in the top group and various different killstreak kits to the team that placed 3rd in the top group. The 3rd place will be decided in a 3rd place match after the semi-finals.