March 5, 2018
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Announcing Highlander Season 15!
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.
We are still currently going through the feedback from our Preseason cup to decide on a map list to use for the season, map list will be finalized later.
High will be planned to continue again as Round Robin along with Premiership, while Mid and Open will remain to be played under Swiss System.
- Signups: March 4 – March 16, 21:00 CET (Premiership signup deadline is March 10th 21:00 CET)
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: March 16
- Publishing of Final Divisions: March 17
- Pre-Season Playoffs: March 11 – March 16
- Main Season: March 18 – April 20 (5 Weeks)
- Playoffs: April 22 – May 13
If you intend to sign up for the Premiership Division we encourage you to do so as soon as possible due to the Premiership Qualifiers. We will only consider teams for the Premiership Qualifiers that signed up before March 10th 21:00 CET. Additionally we expect teams without a guaranteed Premiership Division spot to be able to play all of the days mentioned above. This will be in order to have a double elimination stage for the Qualifiers to determine the best of the best teams for the Premiership Division.
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 (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 15 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.