January 13, 2020
Welcome to our 35th Season of 6v6 Gaming!
Without further ado, we are very happy to be able to announce that our signups are open right now until the 24th of January 21:00 CET!
Prize pool is TBD, that said we are also looking for additional sponsors that would like to chip into Season 35. If you are interested or know a company, an organisation or an individual who is, do not hesitate to contact any staff member or send an email to [email protected]!
- Signups: January 12th – January 24th, 21:00 CET (Premiership signups will close early, on January 17th at 21:00 CET)
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 24th
- Publishing of Final Divisions: January 25th
- Premiership Qualifiers: January 18th – January 25th
- Main Season: January 26th – March 13th (Roster Lock will be active starting from March 8th, 00:00 CET)
- Playoffs: March 15th – April 3rd
Map Pool and Rotation
The following 7 maps will be the pool for Season 35.
- Week 1: cp_snakewater_final1 & cp_gullywash_final1
- Week 2: cp_gullywash_final1 & cp_sunshine
- Week 3: cp_sunshine & cp_process_final
- Week 4: cp_process_final & cp_reckoner_rc5
- Week 5: cp_reckoner_rc5 & koth_product_rcx
- Week 6: koth_product_rcx & cp_granary_pro_rc8
- Week 7: cp_granary_pro_rc8 & cp_snakewater_final1
We will continue to have Division 1 and 2 in place of High Tier once again for Season 35. 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 sent 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 35 Promotions/Demotions
All Open and Low playoff teams, 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 has changed by more than half of their players.
The bottom two teams in Premiership will be demoted and will not have a confirmed Premiership spot. This means that they might have to compete with any potential premiership teams in the preseason playoffs if they wish to stay in Premiership. Additionally, the bottom two teams of Division 1 and 2 groups will also be demoted to the next lowest Tier.
All promotions and demotions are open for admin discretion. This is in order to make sure the tiers are as good as they can possibly be. If you are uncertain about being promoted or demoted you can follow the above mentioned sign-up process to give additional information about your team.
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 January 17th at 21:00 CET. 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.