Highlander Season 18 Preseason One Night Cup

Date February 9, 2019

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With the dust settled on Season 17, let’s start the preparation for Season 18! This one night cup will focus around testing maps for the upcoming season as well as a new whitelist!

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Whitelist changes:

  • Unbanned the Spycicle
  • Unbanned the Reserve Shooter
  • Banned the Detonator

The whitelist for this cup can be found here.

Maps:

  • pl_vigil_rc4 – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for pl_badwater
  • koth_lakeside_final – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for koth_warmtic_b6
  • cp_alloy_rc3– This map is being tested as a potential replacement for cp_steel

Each tier is divided into round robin groups of four teams meaning there could be multiple groups for each tier, teams that sign up sooner will be prioritized in getting a spot in the cup, so do not wait until the last minute to sign up! Keep in mind that there will not be any elimination rounds for this cup.

  • Signups close: February 15th at 21:00 CET
  • Group stage round 1: February 16th 19:00 CET – pl_vigil_rc4
  • Group stage round 2: February 16th 20:30 CET – koth_lakeside_final
  • Group stage round 3: February 16th 21:15 CET – cp_alloy_rc3

Both pl_vigil_rc4 and cp_alloy_rc3 will be played as a bo3.

 

65 Comments

  1. MoreBuckets! said:

    BAN REVERSE SHOOTER ARE YOU SERIOUS???!!?!?!!!!

    WHO THOUGHT OF THIS IDEA???

  2. MoreBuckets! said:

    unban*

  3. mezzo: nufcZONE - :) said:

    unbanned spy cicle? :nut:

  4. DCS: (Head Admin) - ist klever - Dr. med. said:

    It got nerfed (Reserve Shooter).

  5. STiNGHAN: LOTOS - inv said:

    fuck lakeside and alloy. vigil is good change, go

  6. sasami: Dingo - VR said:

    pl_vigil_rc4 – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for pl_badwater
    LMFAO

  7. James: crumbs - Carlsberg said:

    lakeside :)

  8. STiNGHAN: LOTOS - inv said:

    also big rip for HL. Less teams because of 6s season, very good

  9. MoreBuckets! said:

    if i was an admin

    Test to bring process back instead of gully
    don’t bring vigil and na maps just no.
    don’t leave cp steel
    Lakeside is good idm warmtic

    and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ETF2L u tried alloy for like 3 pre seasons in a row it’s time to stop really, none of the attempts to bring it sucseeded just leave it alone!.

  10. sun: WCS said:

    I’m pretty sure there are newer versions of lakeside currectly being made in NA HL
    probably would be cool to try out one of those
    regardless thank you for the cup

  11. STiNGHAN: LOTOS - inv said:

    ^

  12. Peace Sells: -Xe- said:

    Why not vanguard instead of gully?

  13. Clark: SHADYR - dab said:

    pl_vigil_rc4 – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for pl_badwater

    excusez-moi?

  14. shinso: [MWA] - VLHL said:

    vigil instead of badwater is good, but fuck those other two, we need more maps that arent just huge sniper sightlines and iirc lakeside is possibly the most wide open map there is, also i really dont get why you want to replace the only map that rewards team coordination with a map that is likely just gonna be like gravelpit where you give no fucks about one point but hold the other one
    good job banning detonator and unbanning spycicle tho i ++++ that

  15. 4hp: TBC said:

    I’m down for vigil and I hate warmtic but isn’t there a better koth map to try than lakeside? like synthetic or bagel or even ramjam idk

    also a bit torn because steel and badwater are iconic maps in my opinion, it’s difficult to imagine the league without them. IMO the best solution would be to make a simplified badwater_pro that only adds forward spawns and widened stairs in the “dispenser spot” on 3rd

  16. gamma: off? said:

    Honestly this map selection has never been better for a redeployment of a 7 week season than this. Alloy and Vigil are both up to par; you can easily have an Alloy week or a vigil week imo. You’ve lakeside as a guarenteed HL favourite and hey, honestly, if we could ever do 7 weeks ago with enough teams, I bet u people would pay into Process or GPT or Lakeside as one of the maps needed

  17. gamma: off? said:

    buuuut HL unpopular meme insert here

  18. sy S: GINYU - WCS said:

    Detonator banned for no reason. Cool.

  19. Polarium said:

    the hell this cp_alloy where the cp_hadal???

  20. Polarium said:

    p.s thank for detonator ban, 2nd step is making a plugin to remove pyro

  21. MatTj: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    – badwater + vigil, thank you for listening admins <3
    A bit mixed as for the other changes but we'll give it a go and see for ourselves

  22. magistr: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ƘƛƝƘЄƦƁOƳƧ said:

    Vclox I love you

  23. Haxor said:

    Replacing badwater with vigil, ew.

  24. tankedup_: RIX said:

    goddamnit hyperi… i mean valve! why did you not remove the afterburn on detonator explosions so i can still do mah jumpy jumps!!!

  25. tankedup_: RIX said:

    Or better yet, gimme a friggin flare jumper!

  26. Citrus said:

    Remove badwater, remove steel, remove pyro.
    3.5 hl teams cuz of 6s teams.
    No cp_gravelpit for 9 seasons already.

    Hmm..

    I have a strong feeling that etf2l admins are just highlanderphobic and they want to kill hl.

  27. mental: 46DPM - Wow, swag said:

    At last, we get a Preseason Cup for HL! I’m interested to try out the selected maps, bans and ubans seem reasonable too. I do hope that the opinion of the vast majority of the active HL scene will outweigh the problems of one pyro main complaining to the admins about a weapon; how about public polls about bans/unbans and map feedback, just like a vote was enabled fot the S17 Players of the Season?

  28. Spanns: Quasar - WCS said:

    replacing 2 staple maps is a mega yikes, thankfully it’s just a preseason

  29. bluR-: OLDJE - ƘƛƝƘЄƦƁOƳƧ said:

    if that map cp_alloy_rc3 is going to replace cp_steel the end of tf2 is near

  30. sun: WCS said:

    Also, I feel like we should try out ” cp_upland ” (https://tf2maps.net/threads/upland.17585/) it’s probably the best map to replace steel with if we want to do that, but yeah it sure needs to be playtested.
    I feel like cp_alloy is just not the map people want to play and it’s never going to have a chance into replacing steel neither. thank you for listening to vigil feed back xo

  31. Adje: :) said:

    I like all of these weapon (un)bans. As much as I dislike the Detonator’s afterburn, I don’t think it needs to be banned if you unban the Spy-cicle though. The afterburn is extremely annoying but it does take away the ability to clear traps and all the little jumps you can do with it as well.

    Steel is better than Alloy, but I don’t mind testing Alloy for the 3rd/4th time.
    Replacing Badwater with anything is good. I’ll play 2Fort over it.
    Replacing any of those three koth maps is good. Could have trialled a map like koth_synthetic maybe.

  32. DCS: (Head Admin) - ist klever - Dr. med. said:

    @gamma: we changed HL from a 7 week season to a 5 week season so we can have 3 instead of 2 seasons each year… which means you have one week regular season and a playoff round of HL more each year than before the change. Unfortunately 3 7 week competitions (+playoffs) don’t fit into the schedule.

  33. CazaroC: nufcZONE - :) said:

    where is my lovely barnblitz :'(

  34. MoreBuckets! said:

    ^

  35. Fire: WCS said:

    swap out gully for process or keep steel and swap it for alloy 5cp should be for 6s only

  36. Nightmare said:

    sy S: GINYU – WCS said:
    Today, 04:45

    Detonator banned for no reason. Cool.

    That’s how the spy mains felt last season when the spycicle got banned for no reason. :’)

  37. hondjo: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    idc what you remove just gime vigil kthx

  38. sy S: GINYU - WCS said:

    @Nightmare
    i believe there was more crying when that happened.

  39. NuTRiCuLa: #FreePat - hlpugs said:

    who cares after garbage season schedules

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

    why would anyone want to replace steel :(

  41. Clark: SHADYR - dab said:

    The main argument of those who want badwater gone is that the third point is unpushable, which is not true. There are plenty of ways to do it as it’s been showcased time & time again, last season included, in both prem and other divisions.

    It’s simply not a strong enough argument for removing a map that’s been a staple in HL for the entirety of its existence. And replacing it with an infinitely inferior map is disrespectful.

    If you’re that bothered by the third point, there is a _pro version that is much easier to play in offence.

    tl;dr: vigil’s bad, l2p badw, try _pro version in the cup.

  42. Lightclaw: _____iwate - kiti said:

    unban milk

  43. JENNYDEATH: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG - TBC said:

    Clark is right, try badwater_pro

    Also didn’t everyone hate cp_alloy when we played it in the past

  44. TimTum: (ETF2L Donator) - LvG said:

    I’m not for or against removing badwater, but the argument to keep badwater because it’s ‘an iconic /staple map’ is just stupid. If more than half of the hl community prefers another map over badwater it shouldn’t stay in the map pool just because it has been played every season.

    Just look at the current 6s season. After a poll, badlands/prolands was removed for a newer map even though it was played for 30 consecutive seasons. Maybe it would be good to have a map poll for hl as well after the preseason cup to see everyone’s opinion.

  45. Adje: :) said:

    The burgers made twelve pro versions of Badwater and they still don’t want to play it in UGC or RGL.

    I’m pretty sure there was already a poll like that last season by the way, although it was only among prem players.

  46. Clark: SHADYR - dab said:

    @TimTum, I never said it should be kept because it’s a staple map, I said that removing such an iconic map for an obviously inferior one is wrong. I should have been clearer, my bad.

  47. Mr British: Yikes - ƘƛƝƘЄƦƁOƳƧ said:

    I was gonna write out all my arguments, but then I realised I didn’t care enough unless people want me to.
    1) Alloy is shit, try GPit instead if you want to replace steel.
    2) Vigil is shit. Try _pro if you want to replace stock badwater.
    3) Process is shit. Don’t replace gullywash.
    4) I prefer lakeside, but both lakeside and product are shit. Personally, -product -coalplant +gpit. Keep warmtic
    5) Either ban both detonator and spy-cicle, or ban neither.
    6) Can I rosterride for someone this season please? kthanksbye

  48. STiNGHAN: LOTOS - inv said:

    Well said Mr British. I like coalpalnt tho but in general you’re totally right

  49. 4hp: TBC said:

    -coalplant +ashville tbh…

  50. sasami: Dingo - VR said:

    Clark: SHADYR – SDCK said:
    Yesterday, 18:33

    The main argument of those who want badwater gone is that the third point is unpushable, which is not true. There are plenty of ways to do it as it’s been showcased time & time again, last season included, in both prem and other divisions.

    It’s simply not a strong enough argument for removing a map that’s been a staple in HL for the entirety of its existence. And replacing it with an infinitely inferior map is disrespectful.

    If you’re that bothered by the third point, there is a _pro version that is much easier to play in offence.

    tl;dr: vigil’s bad, l2p badw, try _pro version in the cup.

  51. FTH: Cyka said:

    I thought the pro version of badwater was almost…good i feel only third needed a change but the whole map feels diffrent in the pro version like allowing everyone to walk into backstairs and yeet every one under without a sniper sightline watching which makes it almost the predicted way blu will push will be from there i dont know just some stuff i saw in this map i dont think anyone will care.

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD REMOVE ALLOY I WOULD PICK STEEL OVER IT ALSO POGCHAMP FOR SPYCICLE HIT ME THE FUCK UP FOR THE CUP

  52. Mr British: Yikes - ƘƛƝƘЄƦƁOƳƧ said:

    @stinghan I like it to, but unfortunately you can’t have one 5cp, and two KotHs in a season as that is 1.5 week’s worth of maps, so coalplant had to go too in that case :(

  53. guguloiul1: M2U said:

    i somewhat like lakeside and even vigil, but replacing them with badwater and warmtic…i am not so sure about it

    steel is fine, one of the best hl maps, no need to replace it imo

  54. guguloiul1: M2U said:

    i mean replacing badwater and warmtic with those 2*

  55. Amaterasu: (Anti Cheat Staff) - ist klever - Dr. med. said:

    gravelpit pls

  56. magistr: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ƘƛƝƘЄƦƁOƳƧ said:

    Vigil is kinda good map what was used in ugc and should be a good change for badwater.
    As far as I got in comments nobody wants to play alloy including that.
    In my opinion steel is the best map for highlander bc it shows what team are braindead 6s players and what teams actually has brain
    Lakeside is pretty good and admins did a right thing replacing it with warmtic bc both maps are huge for sniper but warmtic is op bc of big highground and plenty spots.

    P.S. Thank you for unbanning spycicle :3

  57. V1KM4N: BLINI said:

    R.I.P. STEEL
    (REETUZ PROSTI NAS, MY VSYO PROEBALI)

  58. 31: SHADYR - pizza said:

    POWERED BY THE SPYCICLE GANG

  59. Vclox_: nufcZONE - :) said:

    _pro will fix the BW problem fine.
    Lakeside just isn’t a good map for 6/9 classes and when playing it’s obvious.
    And while alloy is good steel is just such a good map that replacing it is just silly.
    I also think that one of the unbans is dumb but I won’t stay what one.
    And the det ban is a little silly as it’s not that broken, it’s just annoying. Just like the pyro class :).

  60. mattikus: officer - Riot"! said:

    Lakeside is a maybe, vigil and alloy 100% not

  61. [☁]Emiel: Riot"! said:

    where is gravelpit

  62. Havok: NUKE - Carlsberg said:

    ^

  63. Fire: WCS said:

    [☁]Emiel: Riot”! said:
    Tue 12 Feb 2019, 19:56

    where is gravelpit

  64. Greasy Owen: GINYU - SDCS! said:

    mmmm gralve….

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