May 13, 2018
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Welcome to our 30th Season of 6v6 Gaming!!
While the teams were busy with their playoff games, we worked on the next – our 30th no less – season. We are very happy to be able to announce that our signups are open right now until May 26th 20.00 CEST!
The prizemoney will be distributed as follows:
– 1.000 €
– 650 €
– 350 €
There will be no official fundraiser for this season. However, we have been approached by a couple of players who were asking if and how they could contribute to this seasons’ prizepool. We greatly appreciate these awesome individuals!
If you wish to donate cash you can do so by wiring it via paypal to [email protected]. Please state your ETF2L ID or linked email address in the payment info.
For gamers with rich backpacks we are accepting item donations (note: only Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys or unusual hats), simply send a trade offer!
Item donations will be possible from Sunday, May 20th onward! Your donation may end up benefitting our Division 1 and/or Division 2 winners as well.
- Signups: May 13th – May 26th, 20:00 CEST (Premiership signups will close early, on May 19th at 21:00 CEST)
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: May 26th
- Publishing of Final Divisions: May 27th
- Pre-Season Premiership Qualifiers: May 20th – May 27th
- Main Season: May 27th – July 13th (7 Weeks)
- Playoffs: July 15th – August 5th
- Premiership Finals: July 29th
Unlocks and Map Pool
The whitelist will not have any changes made to it, it can be found here.
As we have done in most of our seasons lately, we are going to swap out one map compared to our Season 29 map pool. Sunshine has always been seen as one of our weaker maps, so we will give it break. In its place we will be cp_cardinal_rc1a as it has proven itself within Beater’s Meet Your Map Cup.
- Week 1: cp_process_final & cp_granary_pro_rc8
- Week 2: cp_granary_pro_rc8 & cp_gullywash_final1
- Week 3: cp_gullywash_final1 & cp_cardinal_rc1a
- Week 4: cp_cardinal_rc1a & koth_product_rc9
- Week 5: koth_product_rc9 & cp_snakewater_final1
- Week 6: cp_snakewater_final1 & cp_prolands_b4b
- Week 7: cp_prolands_b4b & cp_process_final
We will be bringing Division 1 and 2 back in place for High Tier once again for Season 30! Teams looking into playing in either of these divisions will need to sign up to High tier when signing up for the season. If teams would want to specify to which of these Divisions they want to be placed in, we strongly encourage teams to send in an application to us with the said method below.
Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up for the season in the sign-up process. 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 or logs of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below) with a suitable subject. Emails with subjects like “Hello”, “Hi” or anything else that cannot be identified as a team applying for a tier by mail may be ignored. Teams signing up for the high division are advised to send an email whether they have a preference to either play division 1 or 2. If no email is send by a team signing up for high they will get placed by admins based on the roster of the team.
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 favored 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 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)
Season 29 Promotions/Demotions
All Open and Low playoff teams, Semi-finalists of Mid tier and Division 2, as well as the winners of Division 1, 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. Additionally the bottom two teams of Division 1 and 2 groups will also be demoted to the next lowest Tier.
If you intend to sign up for the Premiership Tier we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Due to the Premiership Qualifiers happening while signups are still open, we will only consider teams for the Premiership Qualifiers that signed up before May 19th 21:00 CEST. Additionally, we expect teams without a guaranteed Premiership Division spot to be able to compete on the provided Premiership Qualifier dates.
We expect all aspiring Premiership Tier teams to send either us an email or directly contact a league admin on Steam or Discord with at least your intended roster. You must also include evidence of your ability to compete with premiership level teams.
Teams that do not send an email or contact admins risk losing their spot in the Premiership Qualifiers.
We will be making changes and adjustments to our ruleset. Those will be published in a separate newspost.
If you are reading this you hopefully did not skip too much of the newspost. We would like to dedicate this season to everyone who was and is loyal to us and this league, this one-of-a-kind community and ultimately the game we all love. Thank you! Without you all we would not have been able to make it to our 30th iteration of our 6v6 seasonal competition. Here’s to 30 more!